Huawei P30 Lite – Introduction
As the name implies, the P30 Lite rejects several critical features of high-end P30 phones but aims to maintain the spirit of the P30 series by offering outstanding high-quality design, as well as an expert camera setup. Apart from the drop-shaped notch and the colorful patterns on the back, the P30 Lite has little in common with its brothers. The specifications are reduced from the P30 and the P30 Pro to include lower internal components, such as the Huawei Kirin 710 mid-range chipset and a modest three-camera configuration.
But competition, mainly thanks to Huawei, is tight in the budget market. This is how Huawei has given us the P30 Lite, a resonant ringtone for the P30 and P30 Pro models, but that will leave you a much happier bank balance. But, what characteristics allowed to reduce costs and which did not work?
Huawei P30 Lite – Design
There isn’t much to say on the front of the phone: the P30 Lite looks like its older brothers. Okay, the screen frame is a bit more robust, but you still get the same teardrop notch on the top, the same USB-C port, the speaker grille and the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom, the same triple network). The only valuable gift is the physical fingerprint sensor.
Scanning on the screen will not work at this price, but the alternative is well located on the back of the phone and (quietly) even faster than the more expensive P30. However, the materials do not feel so exclusive. No Gorilla glass protects the screen, it is not waterproof, and the bright back is a real magnet for fingerprints, even if the peacock blue color is an impressive product.
Huawei P30 Lite – Display
Turning around, you will find a massive 6.15-inch Full HD LCD screen that occupies just over 84% of the front panel. The edges are thin on the sides, and the corners are elegantly rounded, although there is a small chin at the bottom. Watching videos and watching content on this screen has been a pleasant experience so far. The screen is excellent for an economical phone with sufficient brightness, bright but not very clear quality and excellent color reproduction.
The dewdrop notch is much less intrusive than the more full grooves we have seen on other phones and generally remain out of the way. While the IPS LCD is not as powerful as the QHD shown on Samsung’s high-end smartphones or AMOLED monitors on its Galaxy A budget line, it is well above its weight compared to most phones of this price.
Huawei P30 Lite – Camera
It was inevitable that photography would be the place where the P30 Lite would be most successful. The objectives of the Leica brand on the P30 are not cheap, after all. However, it still has a configuration of three cameras, and on paper, they all seem to be very useful. The primary snapper is a considerable 48MP, with f/1.8 lens and autofocus with phase detection. The ultra-thin secondary sensor is reduced to 8 MPa, while the 2 MP depth sensor is there to simulate a bokeh blur a little better than with the software alone.
Tightly these pixels do an excellent job of capturing light since the pixel grouping software adjusts its shots up to 12MP for optimal image quality. Scene recognition also improves your chances according to the camera lens. There is a noticeable drop when switching to the wide-angle lens, but it is convenient to adjust the frame at the same time.
Huawei P30 Lite – Battery & Performance
The P30 Lite works with Huawei’s Kirin 710 mobile processor; a little lower than the ninky Kirin 980 chip found in the classic P30 and P30 Pro models. This octa-core processor uses a longer manufacturing process of 12 nm and includes four 2.2 GHz cores, as well as four 1.7 GHz cores. It works with 4 GB of RAM to perform multiple tasks and 128 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded through microSD.
As a result, the P30 Lite runs Android 9 immediately with the clear EMUI 9 case from Huawei. It includes many features that you can enable to make your life easier, such as gesture support, performance and battery optimization, and a more straightforward setup menu that you can easily access.
The battery of the P30 Lite is quite small, with 3,340 mAh, but with modest internal equipment, you probably won’t have to pay taxes. We anticipate that the phone’s tank will last a day of moderate use, including video streaming and social media scrolling.
Huawei P30 Lite – Specification
- Display – 6.15in, 2312×1080 LCD w/ 19.3:9 aspect ratio
- CPU – HiSilicon Kirin 710 octa-core
- Memory – 4GB RAM
- Camera – 48MP, f/1.8 main, 8MP ultrawide & 2MP depth sensor triple rear w/ phase-detect autofocus, LED flash. 24MP, f/2.0 front
- Storage – 128GB onboard, microSD expansion
- OS – Android 9 Pie w/ EMUI 9.0
- Battery – 3340mAh non-removable
- Dimensions – 153x73x7.4mm, 159g
Huawei P30 Lite – Conclusion
Huawei has so confused the distinctions between low-budget phones and consumer phones that we are rarely surprised when the company publishes a competent phone at excellent prices that exceed expectations. This P30 Lite pushes this envelope a little further by offering elegant design, an excellent display, and a powerful camera configuration with intelligent intelligence to boot.
The performance and games on the phone will probably slow it down, but the phone can handle most tasks quite well for occasional users. You can quickly get moderate use for several days with conservative battery capacity and, if you run out of stock, the phone can be recharged fast enough with the supplied quick charger.