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Huawei P30 Lite Hands-on

Huawei currently has two flagship smartphones, the P30, and P30 Pro. But they added a third mid-range member designed for those who want a device a premium look, triple rear cameras, big storage, and a price tag that won’t break the bank. Check out our hands-on of the Huawei P30 Lite.

Before we get started, the P30 Lite is not a new device, as it has the same hardware as the Huawei Nova 4e that launched in China in March. In a way, we can say that the P30 Lite is the model for consumers outside the Chinese market.

Although it came from the Nova family, the P30 Lite it shares some similarities in design to the P30 like the small notch and rear camera placement. It has a slightly bigger screen than the P30 at 6.15-inches but with more noticeable bezels especially at the chin. The earpiece is found above it and hidden inside is the LED notifications.

It has the power/lock and volume keys on the right. They’re made of plastic, clicky yet quiet, and are easy to reach.

At the top are the microphone and the hybrid dual-SIM tray.

Down at the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port, main microphone, and the loudspeaker.

At the back, we have the fingerprint scanner and the protruding triple camera module consisting of the 24MP main shooter, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP depth camera. These allow the P30 Lite to adapt to a wide range of shooting scenarios like landscape and portrait. Also, it’s AI-assisted and comes with features like Portrait with beautify, Night mode, and AR Lens.

The P30 Lite feels premium thanks to the 3D curved glass at the back. It’s a smudge magnet, but we’re already used to it. Besides, it has a clear case included in the package. The frame is plastic, but it has a nice paint job that can pass off as metal. It’s nice to hold as well due to its narrow structure and light body.


Powering the Huawei P30 Lite is the Kirin 710 octa-core chip, with a Mali-G51 GPU, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, EMUI 9.0.1 based on Android 9 Pie with GPU Turbo, and a 3,340mAh battery. For a mid-range device, that’s some really nice specs. We ran some benchmark apps and here are the results:

• AnTuTu – 101,112
• Geekbench – 1,518 (Single-Core), 5,084 (Multi-Core), 2,611 (RenderScript)
• PC Mark – 5,433 (Work 2.0)
• AndroBench – 285.15 MB/s (Read), 154.03 MB/s (Write)

Huawei P30 Lite specs:
6.15-inch FHD+ (2312 x 1080) IPS display, 415ppi
3D curved glass
Huawei Kirin 710 2.2GHz octa-core CPU
Mali-G51 GPU
128GB storage
microSD up to 512GB
24MP f/1.8 (main) + 8MP f/2.4 (wide-angle) + 2MP f/2.4 depth rear cameras
32MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual-SIM (hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
USB 2.0 Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
Fingerprint scanner
EMUI 9.0.1 (Android 9.0 Pie)
3,340mAh battery
152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm
159 g

The Huawei P30 Lite has a price tag of PHP 16,990. Stay tuned for our full review.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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2 Responses

  1. Chase-Su says:

    Spec wise, it’s not half as good as Redmi Note 7 considering the price vs hardware. Maybe only the camera is the redeeming factor.

  2. jobert_sucaldito says:

    Batteries lower than 4000mah should be a crime.

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