Huawei P30 Lite review
Break into the P30 series at more affordable price
Our Huawei P30 Lite review is one for those who really want a P30 but can’t afford that hefty price tag. The P30 Lite is the answer because it looks fabulous and there are very few sacrifices to make to break into the Huawei range at this level.
The Huawei P30 Lite has that latest look with a 90% screen-to-body ratio on the front. The 6.15” Dewdrop Display has only the smallest of notches for the camera lens, giving almost unbroken visuals.
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The display has FHD resolution and in this case that equates to 2,312x 1,080 pixels (415 pixels per inch). Huawei has achieved TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification with this display, so it is easier on your eyes, even when using it for long periods of time.
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3D curved glass
The looks of the Huawei P30 Lite are a true triumph and it begins with the 3D curved glass back. It feels fantastic and it gives you an easy grip, which coincidentally, is great for those who enjoy one-handed use.
This Huawei smartphone has a plastic frame, but you could easily be convinced that it was metal, by looks alone. There are three colour choices including Pearl White, Midnight Black, and Peacock Blue, the latter of which is an iridescent gradient colour that will probably make it the most popular choice.
The P30 Lite is very slim at 7.4mm and weighs next to nothing at 159g. If you would like to protect the phone from daily knocks and scrapes, then there is a soft silicone case included in the box, so a big thank you to Huawei here.
More powerful gaming
The Huawei P30 Lite uses the Kirin 710 octa-core 2.2GHz processor with 4GB RAM. This is splendidly powerful making everything occur in a just jiffy. The processor is paired up with GPU TURBO 2.0 technology making graphics appear faster and giving more power to the gaming experience.
Phone Set Up
With a 128GB internal memory, you can move your old content, such as games, apps, photos, and videos over without fear of running out of space. There is also a memory card slot, so you could boost the memory up towards the 512GB level.
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The Huawei P30 Lite has a rear-positioned fingerprint sensor that is easy to locate by touch alone. The phone unlocks instantaneously, so there really is no reason not to secure your phone and discourage a potential theft or snoop.
EMUI 9 jazzes up your incoming call notifications
The Huawei P30 Lite runs on Android 9.0 Pie and this is enhanced by the EMUI 9.0.1 user interface, a Huawei creation. If you like to be wowed, you will definitely want to check our the Custom Video Ringtones.
Included within EMUI 9 is the AI-powered HiVision. HiVision is a camera app that can be used when out and about, to find essential information. Three features of HiVision include:
Discover on the Go - Identify objects and display information about them
AR translation – Translate foreign-language restaurant menus and street signs in real-time
Shop – Shop online for anything that you see on the high street
Camera & Video
Ultra-Wide Triple Camera
With a triple camera system, the Huawei P30 Lite is no slouch in the photography department. The camera does a really good job of giving you new tools and options, so it really will set your creativity on fire.
The three camera lenses are as follows:
24MP lens – This is a wide-angle lens that is used for most situations
8MP lens – This has a 120o ultra-wide angle field of view, ideal for landscape photography
2MP lens – This is a depth sensor and it lets you capture bokeh effects (blurred backgrounds)
Artificial intelligence assists your photographic efforts with AI scene recognition identifying 22 categories. With this recognition, the camera automatically sets the lighting, contrast, and colour for you. Example categories include fireworks, dog, snow, waterfall, bike, food, and ancient building.
Shooting modes include:
- Light Painting
- 3D Panorama
- Capture Smiles
- FHD video recording with digital zoom
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32MP AI Selfie
AI-driven selfie technology will ensure you look as handsome or as beautiful as you can. The software makes beautification modifications based on the unique shape of and type of face that you have. The Huawei P30 Lite will map the contours of your face to create a custom algorithm, just for you.
Further selfie tools include:
- AR Lens
- Mirror Reflection
- Capture Smiles
Long lasting battery with Quick Charge
With a 3,340mAh battery capacity the Huawei P30 Lite will offer up to 21 hours talk time or up to 12.2 days standby. In the box, there is an 18W Quick Charger with a USB Type-C connector. This connector is symmetrical, making it easy to insert. You can go from absolutely flat to a full charge in only 105 minutes.
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Written by: Michael Brown