I got my hands on the device at the launching of P30 Series. Huawei’s tagline for the phone hinted at better cameras and to an extent they succeeded by putting together a Leica Quad camera system. The camera system includes an ultra-wide, a super-high resolution and a periscopic zoom alongside a Time-of-Flight (ToF) camera. Technically, none of these technologies is brand new. We have seen them before. But this is probably the first time any OEM has strung together all these.
Now, I have reviewed nearly 50+ smartphones in the last few years, and this is probably the most advanced camera I have ever found attached to a smartphone. With night-mode on, the phone was able to capture extremely detailed photos in a low light environment. It goes without saying, the P30 Pro’s night-mode certainly blows the competition away (Google’s Night Sight). Besides, the night-mode, the 50x hybrid zoom (5x Periscopic Lens and 10X enhanced digital zoom). We didn’t get to test the feature thoroughly but reviewers around the world were super-impressed with it. The battery of the phone is amazing too. I played PUBG for nearly 20 mins and it just lost 1% battery for that.
In my opinion, the design of the phone wasn’t the most impressive one. Certainly, there’s room for improvement in the screen resolution too. So far, that’s what my hour-long encounter was like with Huawei P30 Pro. A detailed review of the phone is coming soon here at BYTES.