It is not often that I review the same phone twice; however a lot has changed in this offering since my initial review last May. So it’s probably best to call this a new phone that just happens to have the same name as an earlier version.
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It is 15.5x7.5x.8cm and weighs 159grams. The viewable screen has the notional diagonal imperial screen measurement of 6.21 inches. The screen display is 2340x1080 which is better than a standard PC screen. The screen is 19.5:9 and the phone is available in Black or two shades of Blue called Sapphire and Aurora, mine was the last mentioned.
It comes with the latest version of Android which is 9 and has an overlay EMUI which is also version 9.
The processor is a Kirin 710 offering and it has 3GB RAM and 64GB memory.
Going around the outside the right side has the volume rocker and then the on/off button. The base has the micro USB socket and 3.5mm headphone connection. The left side is clear and the top has the dual SIM entry point.
The rear has twin camera lenses down from the top left edge with LED flash after these. There is a finger print reader 3cm down from the top in the middle of the back.
The rear camera is an AI 13MP offering and the selfie (front) camera is 8MP. The front camera is equipped with ‘face unlock’ technology.
It has five sensors, fingerprint, proximity, ambient light, digital compass and gravity.
The battery is 3400MaH so enough power even for the longest day.
Also supplied in the box are a 3.5mm set of earbuds, USB fronted charge plug, micro USB to USB lead and the all-important SIM insertion tool. There are ten pages in English of the small multi language getting started guide.
Switch on is 15 seconds and switch off 3 seconds.
The default front screen shows ‘time’, ‘home city’ weather and below the digital time the day and date. Above this the small top line has SIM info, battery percentage and small digital clock. Half way down the home page is Google bar and below that three lines of five icons.
The maximum number of icons per page is 35.
The bottom of each page are the normal ‘Back’, ‘Home’ and ‘All Open’ buttons.
Low Blue Light is one of the features with ambient light so a white page can look quite cream at times a feature called ‘Eye Comfort’ this is also found on most recent flat panels.
Battery charging time is said to be 22% faster than with the earlier model but as I no longer have that to sit beside this I have to take Huawei’s word on this.
The back is very shiny and almost mirror like but it does annoyingly show finger marks as does the screen.
The Huawei P 2019 Smart is available in the UK from Amazon for £199.95 is either black or Aurora Blue.
Comment by lindarose11, Feb 26, 2019 7:25