Huawei P Smart was launched last year and still qualifies as the best bang for buck smartphone, thanks to its elegant design, decent performance, plenty of storage space and affordable price tag. As eye-catching as its glossy finish is, Huawei P Smart is much more than meets the eye. While it may not have the triple-camera system like its older fancier siblings, it still churns out remarkable results for a phone that’s priced under £200! Also featuring the latest Android 9.0 operating system, this entry-level phone is capable of doing great things and deserves a loft spot among the best affordable mobile phones. Let’s see in detail everything that Huawei P Smart has to offer.
Specifications and Price
- Processor: Hisilicon Kirin 710, Octa-Core Processor
- RAM: 3GB RAM
- Storage Capacity: 64GB Storage
- Display: Huawei Full view display with a 6.21-inch 18: 9 screen with smart split-screen
- Camera: High-spec 13MP + 2 MP dual rear cameras including Bokeh effect, face beauty and gesture shoot
- Operating System: Android 9.0
- Price: Was £249.99 / Now £159.99
Design and Display
Huawei P Smart is a smart and lightweight phone, courtesy of its plastic unibody that carries a high-gloss effect. It is available in three colours – Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue and Aurora Blue. While the back, at first glance, may look like glass, it is made of plastic and has a tendency to sustain scratches. So be sure to invest in a case since the box doesn’t come with one. Huawei P Smart feels light and smooth in hand and the size is perfect to fit in your pockets without making an annoying bulge. It does come with a pre-fitted screen protector so that’s something you don’t have to worry about.
When it comes to display, Huawei P Smart doesn’t disappoint considering its price. The 6.21-inches screen boasts a resolution of 2230 x 1080 pixels at 415ppi pixel density which is the same as much pricier phones. The brightness and contrast of the screen is also incredibly impressive. The thin bezels give it a very smart and seemingly expensive look while also providing more space to watch videos or play games. The tiny dewdrop notch that the front camera is tucked in doesn’t feel too heavy on the eyes. The back of the phone houses a fingerprint sensor in the middle that in addition to unlocking the phone also pulls up the notifications tab with a swipe. The rear dual-camera sits cosily in the top left corner of the back, vertically.
A bunch of other things that you would notice looking at the phone are an integrated 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro USB port and speaker grill at the bottom of the phone.
Huawei P Smart is equipped with Hisilicon Kirin 710 octa-core processor that performs all the basic tasks smoothly. 3GB RAM offers enough power for the lighter tasks but a visible drop in performance is noticed when you try to run more power-hungry apps and games. If you are messaging your friends, perusing social media, shopping online, checking your emails or drafting documents, everything works just fine. However, the moment you load 3D games or heavy apps, a stutter starts to make itself known. In our opinion, when you factor in the price, the performance is decent enough. You can’t possibly expect an entry-level phone to run demanding apps and games smoothly.
Storage and Battery
It boasts an ample storage capacity of 64GB which can be further expanded up to 512GB with a micro SD card. Excellent for a phone under £200! Store as many photos, videos, movies and documents as you want without having to worry about running out of space.
In terms of battery, Huawei P Smart punches above its weight. With a 3,400mAh battery, it lasts longer than you’d expect given its large Full HD LCD screen. Even with continuous usage, the phone can last up to an entire day. Talk about impress longevity at this price.
Huawei P Smart houses fairly good cameras. The 8MP front camera and 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera produce decent results. They’re AI-enhanced just like the pricier phones. The bright, lively results are pleasant to the eye, satisfying the photographer in you.
All in all, Huawei P Smart is an affordable and attractive phone that’s worth having. Decent performance, good cameras, the impressively long-lasting battery makes it an incredible entry-level phone. While it will not hurt your pocket, it’d be a reliable digital addition to your fast-paced life.