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Huawei P30 Pro
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Flagship with Android 10 in a new colour

Battery

Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a 4200 mAh battery. And it is difficult to discharge such a cell in one day. In practice, during a typical usage, the smartphone worked well for two days away from a charger. We can of course prolong this by turning the AOD off, using the dark mode or by running the ultra-power saving mode.

The smartphone offers not only great lifespans, but it charges the battery quickly as well. Using the charger from the set (40W) it only needs 65 minutes to fully charge a completely depleted battery. But we just need 15 minutes to charge the cell in half, and after 35 minutes it is on the level of 80%. We can of course charge the smartphone wirelessly – it supports inductive charging. What is more, it supports the reverse charging technology as well, in which the smartphone can charge different accessories, using the Qi technology.

  • lifespan with the display on (YouTube, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness, minimum sound level) – 17 hours 1 minute;
  • PC Mark battery test result – 14 hours and 57 minutes;
  • Geekbench score (full discharge) – 7790 points, discharge after 12 hours and 53 minutes;
  • an hour of streaming videos (Chrome, 1 SIM card, active Wi-Fi module, 50% screen brightness) - 5% of the battery lost;
  • an hour of playing videos from the phone’s memory (airplane mode, 50% screen brightness) - 4%;
  • half an hour of using online navigation - 4%;
  • half an hour of playing Real Racing 3 - 6%;
  • 8 hours in the standby mode - 4%.


Summary

Huawei P30 Pro connects an attractive looks with a strong hardware, great lifespans and a brilliant camera. The price is worthy of a flagship, but functions and capabilities are on a flagship level as well. If I was looking for a smartphone that would be used mostly for taking photos, the reviewed model would be at the beginning of the list. However, in a similar price shelf (that is around 676 euro) the choice could be more difficult, because there are perfect flagships here, full of what is the best. Huawei Mate 20 Pro could be a good choice, it has many great features of P30 Pro, but it has a LED flash and a stereo speaker as well. Samsung Galaxy S10 can be an alternative, it has a great camera, stereo speakers and a minijack. Other propositions are the V series from LG or Mi 9 from Xiaomi. We can choose last year’s iPhone as well.


Advantages and disadvantages

Advantages:

  • looks and the quality of construction
  • quality of photos, especially at night
  • quad camera with a telephoto lens and wide-angle
  • appropriately working fingerprint scanner
  • facial recognition
  • loads of gigabytes of RAM and internal memory
  • sound through speakers
  • EMUI 10 with Android 10
  • system works fast and without any errors
  • interesting idea with the speaker under the display
  • infrared sensor and NFC
  • good lifespans
  • quick charging
  • dust- and waterproofness (IP68)
  • Always-on-Display, dark theme
  • wireless and reverse charging

Disadvantages

  • single external speaker
  • lack of a minijack
  • memory drives supported in the not popular Nano Memory standard
  • module with cameras stand above the housing
  • GPU efficiency during longer gaming sessions
  • ”jumping” zoom during video recording
  • the housing, especially the shiny part of the backs catches dirt easily
  • lack of a notifications LED
  • no cover in the set

Source: GSMchoice.com

By: Mateusz Poniecki

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By: Jolanta Szczepaniak

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