For almost a year, rumors of the Huawei P50 have been circulating the internet. This phone is one of the most anticipated phones of 2021, especially because Huawei is one of the most respected smartphone companies today. The Huawei P50 is not like any other phone we are used to, it has features that are very peculiar to it.
Firstly, it runs a different operating system “the harmony OS”. Harmony OS is Huawei’s operating system that is used on their current phones. The Huawei P50 features an awesome 6.5 inch OLED display that refreshes at 90hz and has a picture resolution of 1224×2700 pixels. The performance of this phone is top-notch because of its snapdragon 888 processor with the Adreno 660 GPU. This device has 8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage for multitasking and storage. We will look at the Huawei P50 in detail, but first, let’s look at the key specifications of this phone.
Huawei P50 Key Specifications
- Display: OLED, 1B colours, 90Hz
- Screen Resolution:1224×2700 pixels
- Dimensions:156.5 x 73.8 x 7.9 mm (6.16 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
- Colour: Black, Gold, White
- OS: HarmonyOS
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 4G (5 nm)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128/256GB
- Camera: 50 MP, f/1.8, 23mm (wide), 13 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
- Network: 2G/3G/4G
- Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE
- Fingerprint: Yes
- Battery: 4100mAh
The Design and Display
The Huawei P50 is very different from most phones in terms of physical design and its software interface. Firstly, looking at the back are two circular Omni-directional camera modules. This particular camera design has become the identity of this phone just like the iPhone 11 Pro. Coming to the front of the phone is a standard 6.5-inch OLED True-Chroma Display which is one of the best displays in the world right now.
The Huawei P50 has a center dot selfie camera design, which is just like that of the Redmi Note 10 but a bit bigger. On the top of the phone are an IR blaster and noise cancellation panel, and the USB Type-C charging port is located at the bottom together with the sim tray. This device runs the Harmony OS 2.0 which is different from any OS we are all used to.
Once you pick up the Huawei P50, the main feature that will attract you is the curved OLED display. The curves are so neat and refined that general usage and media consumption give a first-class premium feeling. It comes in three colors of black, gold and white.
Huawei P50 Camera Review
From the design of the rear camera of the P50, we know that the P50 will have a next-generation level camera. The rear lens is a 50 MP main shooter, a 12MP periscope telephoto plus a 12 MP ultra-wide lens for pictures in tight spots. Since the arrival of the P50, it has already gained popularity for some of its amazing photographs. The saturation and depth of this phone’s images are very peculiar, they have even been compared with the likes of the iPhone 12 Pro max and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
When it comes to video shoots, the P50 is not short of features that make it one of the best. This device can shoot videos in 4K resolution @30/60fps which makes videos smooth. Some of the features of this phone’s camera are optical image stabilization, Leica optics, and panorama.
Battery and Performance
Let’s start with performance, the P50 is powered by a snapdragon 888 chipset. It is coupled up with the Adreno 660 GPU for gaming performance and graphics processing. The snapdragon 888 is an octa-core chipset with a clock speed of over 3Ghz that gives the phone an excellent performance. The Harmony OS is also one of the reasons why this phone performs excellently. Its optimization and data accessibility is very good and sufficient enough to replace Android or iOS.
The battery life of the P50 is averagely good, it comes with a 4100mAh battery which can last for up to a day with regular usage. This device has a 66W fast charging more than 65W in Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G that can fill up the battery to 100% in less than an hour.
The connectivity of the P50 is very sufficient, it comes with Bluetooth 5.2 A2DP, LE plus Wi-Fi 802, and Wi-Fi Direct with a hotspot for internet sharing and personal networks. Other connectivity functions include the GPS for location services and USB 3.1 on the go. The NFC function is available and very functional on this phone. File transfer and other network-related functions are very efficient and smooth on this device because of its connectivity.
Price and Availability of the Huawei P50
This device sells for about $700 or 280-315 thousand Naira in Nigeria. From the price range, it is very obvious that this device isn’t a budget one. Both the specifications and the price of the Huawei P50 are worth it in every way. This device may not be available in some regions because it was launched recently, but it is available in Asia. Ultimately, the availability will depend on location and region.
When we talk about durability, we look at the physical attributes of a phone. These physical attributes help it resist damage and ensure that the device lasts. The durability Huawei P50 is awesome, it has an IP68 dust and splash protection rating. This phone can comfortably stay in the water for 30 minutes or more without damage.
As for the durability of the body, most of the specifications are not very certain but we expect that it will be very reliable.
General Overview of the Huawei P50
The Huawei P50 in general is a very spectacular phone and there are specific reasons why.
Firstly is the dual matrix camera which has a 50 MP wide camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide and periscope lens. Another great feature is its true chroma OLED display which is very immersive and attractive. One of the features we expected was the 5G but unfortunately, it wasn’t featured. The curved display is also very premium and comfortable to hold. The Huawei P50 is a phone that I would give up a lot just to have because it is really worth it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Huawei P50 Pro worth buying?
The Huawei P50 Pro has elegant hardware and great cameras, but no Google or 5G. The P50 Pro is a superbly designed flagship-class smartphone with an excellent camera system, but many potential buyers won’t be able to ignore the lack of Google Mobile services and 5G, considering the four-figure price.
Does Huawei P50 Pro have the best camera?
Of course, the P50 Pro saves the 10x pictures in 12.5MP photos, and they do look a bit upscaled – you can see the average detail and the lack of sharpness. They do excel in everything else – white balance, contrast, dynamic range, noise reduction.
How long does the P50 Pro battery last?
We’d say a day of calls and 10 hours of non-stop web browsing are just fine, but 11 hours of video playback is subpar. The final endurance rating of 76 hours is also hurt by the rather average standby consumption.