Huawei P30 Lite New Edition review: top performance with 6GB of RAM
In a market that is increasingly rich in products related to the mid-range of the market, Huawei decided to revise the version of the P30 Lite, relaunching with one Huawei P30 Lite New Edition enhanced in terms of performance, with the introduction of 256GB of internal memory a 6GB of RAM.
Aesthetically, the smartphone follows exactly the lineup of the latest models marketed towards the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020 Huawei P30 Lite New Edition it is made with a polycarbonate shell with glossy coloring on a semi-transparent glass-effect panel; the chromatic backlash is really of the highest level, it is certainly a device capable of standing out from the crowd. The size are its strong point, in solos 7.4mm thick and 159 grams in weight (without forgetting the 152.9 x 72.7 mm length / width) a truly portable device is enclosed even in the trouser pocket, and can be safely used with one hand.
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition: technical specifications
The display it’s a FullHD + IPS LCD from 6.15 inch with resolution 1080 x 2312 pixels, 16 million of colors (8-bit) and 415 ppi. The drop notch is integrated on it, completely removable via software, the overall quality is more than satisfactory. The colors are perfectly respected, they are very lively and “warm”, as well as the operation of the touchscreen seems to respond perfectly to any type of solicitation (both single and multitouch).
Under the hood we find a HiSilicon Kirin 710an octa-core from 2.2GHz clock frequency, flanked by a Mali-G51 MP4 GPU and, as mentioned at the beginning, well 6GB from RAM. The processor falls within the mid-range of components produced by Huawei, therefore it allows you to easily carry out basic operations, as well as the start of any game on the Play Store (lag completely absent, loading times in the norm, 6GB help a lot).
Embedded in the rear body of the device it is possible to find a sensor for the Fingerprintsalthough it is always more convenient to have it directly under the display, we must certainly admit that its operation has resulted be perfect. According to our tests, 99 times out of 100 it recognizes the fingerprint and unlocks the device very quickly (even without positioning the finger correctly). In the event that you do not want to exploit it, know that it is present unlock with the 2D face; its operation is slightly slower than what you can get with the rear sensor, but it is still a valid alternative.
The technical specifications are completed by WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C 2.0NFC, 3.5mm jack and GPS. The internal memory is 256GB, it can however be expanded via microSD up to a maximum of 512GBhowever, going to renounce being dual SIM, the couple can in fact be composed of SIM + microSD or SIM + SIM.
P30 Lite New Edition: camera, battery and operating system
The photographic aspect has now become fundamental for all users, for this reason it is Huawei P30 Lite New Edition integrates posteriorly i sensors most used, which are, in addition to the main one, wide angle And bokeh. In our case we are talking about a 48MP with F1.8 opening, able to take good snapshots, but in any case without bringing something innovative or particularly relevant compared to what has already been seen in the same price range (such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro).
The wide angle from 8 megapixels with F2.4 aperture it manages to offer a certainly greater viewing angle, bringing more precise detail and the possibility of varying the shot, without distorting the image too much (not even qualitatively, at least compared to the main one). The circle closes bokeh from 2 megapixels with opening F2.4, excellent in creating background blur effects with perfect contouring of the subject. The shots taken in combination of all sensors reach a maximum quality equal to 12MPon the whole they turned out to be sufficiently interesting.
THE videoinstead, they stop at 1080p to 60fps with digital stabilization; the results are good with an excellent respect for the colors, we certainly have appreciated the ability to move from the main sensor to the wide angle without having to stop recording (very rare on the market).
The camera front (under which a very small one is set led from notification) from 32MP with F2 aperture and FullHD video at 30fps, he realizes perfect shots in all light conditions, going to perfectly contour the subject too backlight.
The operating system is Android updated to version 9 with graphic customization EMUI 9.1 (but with the promise of Android 10 and EMUI 10 relatively quickly). From this point of view very little to say, we are faced with the classic device Huawei with all its strengths and weaknesses.
There drums and from 3340 mAh with fast charging, but not wireless; the duration of the office was found to be sufficient, or rather in line with devices in the same price range. For normal use you can think of arriving safely at “noon” of the next day, in use stress instead you will have to resort to the wall socket directly in the evening (it is not a battery phone, but not even a model that will make us unnecessarily worry about not being able to end the day).
Calls have always been perfecteven the speakerphone, just a pity that thespeaker is mono.
P30 Lite New Edition: positive and negative aspects
The Huawei P30 Lite New Edition is now marketed at a price that is around 349 euros, when the old model is on sale for around 249 euros. The step forward is remarkable, not so much in the quality of the photographic shots, as in the performance (thanks to the 6GB of RAM); enchanting the aesthetics, such a portable phone is rarely seen. The positives talk about:
- Excellent performancesuperior to the classic P30 Lite.
- Aesthetics enchanting, the phone is very thin and easily portable.
- Convenient and fully functional fingerprint sensor.
- Battery in line with expectations.
- Speaker mono only.
- No better photo shots than the P30 Lite.
Now you just have to get to know him closely, discover the shots and listen to all ours impressions directly into the video review complete.