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6.1 inches

Display size

128GB

Internal storage

40MP + 16MP + 8MP

Rear camera

3,650 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
6.1 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
422 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
40MP + 16MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
32MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.1mm x 71.36mm x 7.57mm
Weight
165g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Huawei Kirin 980
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,650mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP53
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,099
Launch date2019-03
Huawei P30

The good

  • Easier to handle than the P30 Pro
  • Good battery life
  • Kirin 980 is a powerhouse
  • Headphone jack

The bad

  • Proprietary storage format
  • Prone to fingerprints and scratches
  • Limited water resistance
  • EMIU is still a messy UI
  • Lacks wireless charging

The Huawei P30 is the more affordable of Huawei's current P-series range, and while that does mean that there are aspects that make the P30 Pro a more compelling option, the reality is that not everyone can or will want to match its asking price.

For what it offers in its entry-level-premium price point, the Huawei P30 is an exceptional phone in its own right, even if it is somewhat overshadowed by its bigger brother.

Design

  • Only two colour choices in Australia
  • Water-drop notch
  • In-glass fingerprint sensor works well
  • Headphone jack
  • Smudges very easily thanks to glass back

Camera

  • Triple rear lenses
  • SuperSpectrum sensor is amazing in low light
  • Wider aperture wide-angle lens than the P30 Pro
  • 30x zoom isn't good
  • A fun phone to fine-tune your camera skills

Performance

  • Kirin 980 provides plenty of power
  • EMUI is still messy and cluttered
  • Screen vibration is good for calls but not for music or video

Battery life

  • 3650mAh battery provides easy all-day battery life and more
  • Aggressive battery optimisation
  • Fast wired charging
  • No wireless charging

Verdict

  • The Huawei P30 is shaping up to be a great phone

Pricing and availability

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Huawei P30 specifications

Display

Display Size
6.1 inches
Pixels per inch (PPI)
422 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
40MP + 16MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
N/A
Front camera megapixels
32MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
149.1mm x 71.36mm x 7.57mm
Weight
165g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Huawei Kirin 980
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
3,650mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP53
Wireless charging
No
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