Huawei P30 Review – Part 2

As the second part of the P30 Pro review, we take a closer look at what the phone is actually capable. Last week, we review the overall design of the device and the incredible display that offers a build in speaker for voice calls and the built-in fingerprint reader.

You might also recall the smooth design of the device overall and the small camera nudge at the top, which can be taken away with a simple setting change to make the top black, basically extending the frame around the curved display.

Storage

The new Huawei P30 Pro comes with similar options as seem with other leading brands on the market. You can choose from the smallest 128gb phone, which is sure to give you more enough space for the everyday user. However, if you need a little more, you can double up to the 256gb or even go for future proofing the device with the massive 512gb option. Unlike Samsung, there is no 1tb storage option at the moment, but we hope to see that with the next release. There is some good news though as the P30 Pro does include an SD card slot.

Software

When it comes to the software, you’ll find the Huawei works a little different to other Android phones, thanks to its updated EMUI 9.1. The first thing you’ll notice from the device is the new filing system that makes it a lot easier and faster to sort through files, add new items and even access the data from the SD card. It also uses less space on the device, allowing you to enjoy more of the huge storage options available. Since it doesn’t have a home button like many of the other leading mobile devices, you’ll find a similar interface. You need to hold and swipe up for the switcher or drag from either side for quick switching.

Hardware

The first thing most tech junkies was to know about is the CPU. Well, Huawei impresses with the latest chipset, offering the HiSilicon Kirin 980. The phone also comes with two ram options, including the 6gb and the bigger 8gb.

As for gaming graphics, you can expect to see an upgrade as with most of the other leading devices, thanks to the addition of GPU Turbo 2.0. Some supported games use this feature to boost the quality of the graphics and even smoothes out the frame rate to make things go a lot smoother.

One of the best additions to the P30 Pro is the larger 4200mAh battery that offers 100 hours in the endurance test whereas the Samsung S10+ only got to 91 with its 4100mAh battery. It also comes with a super-charger that takes the device from zero through to 70% in as little as 30 minutes. The phone also includes the wireless sharing feature, allowing you to charge your phone from others or even charge your smartwatch and other devices.