Huawei P30 Lite
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About the Phone
The Huawei P30 Lite looks like a Huawei phone from its very design. It has a few pros and cons:
- The phone has a fantastic design which would have been redundant without the shimmering S, which changes as per the light angles.
- The Huawei P30 Lite Has a delightful selfie camera which could garner praise for your Instagram shots.
- The display of this phone is not punchy enough compared to its AMOLED screen competitors.
- The Huawei P30 Lite does not have the best battery, which seems to drain quickly by the end of the day.
- The phone has a mid-range chipset which can perform daily tasks but struggles with high-end games.
- The camera on this phone is quite average and picks up a lot of grain.
The Huawei P30 Lite has gone a bit on the lighter end, taking away some of the best features of a Huawei phone – photography and performance. It is not a recommended phone unless you want your first-time Huawei experience to be considerably under par.
The Huawei P30 Lite comes as a lighter version of the Huawei P30 Pro. Priced at Rs 19,990, the phone looks decent enough for anyone who wants the P30 experience with a less expensive model.
However, while it looks good, the Huawei P30 Lite turns out to be just an average phone with midrange hardware. Even the photography of the phone, for which Huawei is renowned, falls short of being brilliant. It is not the best product from Huawei and not a recommendation.
Huawei does not go for many design changes, and P30 Lite is the proof. It looks quite similar to previous Huawei phones with the light and slim look. It has a curved 3D glass placed on its rear panel and is quite glossy. The phone, however, sits well in hand. There is a fingerprint scanner on the back, but the camera panel with three cameras is protruding. The phone has a bit of a plastic feel to it. The power button and volume rocker button is placed on the right. The phone has a poor mono speaker at the bottom paired with a USB Type-C charger. However, the phone retains the 3.5mm headphone jack, which makes it an excellent set for traditionalists to get. One great feature of the phone is the inverted S on the back panel – it shimmers when the light falls on it in a certain angle and gives it a premium look. However, it comes with the usual glass back problem: it is a fingerprint magnet.
When you flip the phone, the P30 Lite greets you with a 6.15-inch full HD LCD which comes with a screen to body ratio of about 84%. The bezels are thin, but there is a thick chin on the bottom, which lowers the percentage. The phone can still provide you with an immersive experience when you are watching videos. The dewdrop notch will not take away much of the screen size. The colours of the phone are quite precise and bright. It has enough punch to it. However, you cannot expect the phone to have the QHD quality or the Samsung AMOLED quality with its deep blacks. The Samsung Galaxy A series offers such high-end screens at a lower price, giving P30 Lite a fierce competition.
Huawei P30 Lite comes with a mid-range Kirin 710 chipset that can be found in Honor 8x and Honor 10 Lite. It is a suitable chipset for day-to-day functions. It can also help you switch between apps without creating any laggy situation. However, if you start working with power-hungry apps, the phone slows down. You can run PUBG in medium setting too on this phone and get playable rates without a problem.
The phone will be a delight for photographers as it comes with a triple set camera. The Huawei P30 Lite has a 24MP primary camera, along with a 2MP depth-sensing camera and an 8MP ultra-wide camera for more scenery capture. The AI is able to recognize the required scenes without much problem, and the daylight shots come okay. Still, a little bit of noise creeps into photographs. When the lights are dim, the visual noise becomes more, and the images come out grainy and murky.
The front has a whopping 32MP selfie camera which has AI beautification mode. It allows a lot of facial details to be captured, but it can turn out to be a tad artificial after processing. The bokehs turn out well and blur the background effectively.
The P30 Lite arrives with a small 3,340mAh. It is a modest battery, and that is because the display is not the high-end AMOLED or QHD which can drain the battery completely. The battery is capable of chugging the phone for a long time and with moderate use like a little bit of gaming, video streaming and finally calling and texting. The phone can keep itself alive through the day.
The P30 Lite is a mid-range phone from Huawei, and it comes with decent settings. It has the AI-integrated camera which is generally Huawei flagship, but it does not reach the top rank in this phone. The camera takes up a bit of visual noise. The phone comes with adequate battery and capable processor to keep it functioning and capable. The design is quite polished as usual, and the display does not make you lose out on an immersive experience. If you are a Huawei fan, you would not be disappointed with the P30 Lite.