Huawei P30 Lite Review
So, today we are going to have a closer look at the little brother of Huawei’s P30 family; the P30 Lite as we have here, and here Now as you might expect, the Huawei P30 Lite does scrap some of the top features that are found on the P30 and P30 Pro, but overall it does keep the general feel.
Now, the Huawei P30 Lite will be shipping from Clove Technology in Pearl White, Peacock Blue and Midnight Black for £329.
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So, what exactly does this device do? Well I took it out and about to have a closer look.
At first view, the P30 Lite certainly looks and feels like a Huawei device.
For a so-called ‘budget phone’ the display is mightily impressive, even in direct sunlight.
15-inch FullHD LCD panel is hindered only by a small dewdrop style notch, allowing for an enjoyable 90% screen-to-body ratio.
I’ve particularly enjoyed watching videos, and, whilst not quite up to the standard of it’s flagship counterparts, for this price point you won’t find much better.
With a 1080 x 2312-pixel resolution at 415ppi, colour reproduction is fantastic and images are crisp and bright The P30 Lite also comes with TUV Rheinland Eye Comfort certification, designed to be easier on the eyes for a more comfortable viewing experience; particularly in dimly lit backdrops.
To the rear, the Peacock Blue variant of the Huawei P30 Lite has that trademark gradient finish which we’re big fans of here at Clove.
If that’s less to your liking, then the Pearl White and Midnight Black colours and more understated, and less obvious to smudges! At 7.
4mm, the P30 Lite has a noticeably slim and light profile and in the hand, feels much more premium than the price tag would suggest.
The 3D curved glass creates a great grip and really helps with one-handed use – even with small hands like mine.
Unlike it's siblings, the fingerprint sensor of the P30 Lite is to the rear but it does work surprisingly quickly.
Whilst the P30 Lite obviously had to cut back, the in-screen sensor is something that we would have like to have seen kept within the budget edition That said, the P30 Lite does come with face unlock so you may not need it anyway.
Now, Huawei have undoubtedly become synonymous with providing an exceptional photography experience on their smartphones and you’ll be pleased to hear that the Huawei P30 Lite is no different.
A triple-lens setup features on the rear consisting of a 48MP main lens with an f/1.
8 aperture a 2MP depth sensor with an f/2.
4 aperture and an 8MP ultra-wide lens with a 120 degree field of view.
The images that I’ve managed to take with this device are considerably better than I have taken on any other devices at this price point and I cannot laud it highly enough.
AI scene recognition technology is as good as you would expect of a Huawei device and can recognise 22 different categories, including flowers and food From this, settings like colour, lighting and contrast are automatically adjusted to produce some very impressive images.
Pictures taken using the wide-angle lens are also very good although there is slight distortion around the edges of these images, as you might expect.
Either way, detail and crispness are great and this is a feature that I would use a lot, particularly whilst capturing landscapes.
It is worth noting that if you are shooting with AI turned on or in wide-angle mode that the maximum resolution is 12MP.
In comparison, you can enable 48MP whilst shooting normally.
Now the Huawei P30 Lite can also capture images from distance, comparable to a 2x optical zoom lens.
Hyper sampling lossless zoom tech enhances the 48MP ultra HD lens to be turned into a super zoom lens and the results have been more than respectable.
Video can also be recorded in 1080p at 30fps with electronic image stabilisation, however, certainly isn’t as steady as you would find on the P30 Pro.
If selfies are more your thing, then the 32MP front lens of the Huawei P30 Lite is really quite something.
Huawei’s AI tech also features and beautifies self-portraits based on your unique face shape and type.
This tech supposedly maps the contours of your features and creates a custom algorithm to ensure that you always show your best side The front camera can also recognise more than 8 different categories in real time, adjusting the background of your images accordingly.
You can also blur out backgrounds if you so wish by enabling bokeh through the camera app or add in depth after the photo has been taken.
Departing from its bigger siblings, the Huawei P30 Lite runs Huawei’s HiSilicon 710 processor along with 4GB of RAM.
This is more than enough to keep up with the average user, but you may see a bit of lag if jumping back and forth between more demanding apps.
That said, Huawei’s processing tech – powered by GPU Turbo 2.
0 – supposedly enhances performance for a faster, smoother and more powerful gaming experience.
The P30 Lite also runs Android 9 straight out of the box with Huawei’s EMUI 9 skin which has received some complaints, but I can’t say I’ve had any problems with The 3,340mAh battery is generally decent for a so-called ‘budget device’ and I’d be very surprised if this didn’t get you through the day.
Alongside this, the P30 Lite does have that 3.
5mm headphone jack that so many devices are missing, as well as support for a microSD card of up to 512GB There is however no IP rating.
The Huawei P30 Lite will be available from Clove Technology on 25th April for £329.
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