Huawei doesn’t need to continually demonstrate that it can produce flagship phones that can compete with those from other companies. Huawei has done it year after year with its Mate and P series of phones, which have pushed the envelope in terms of design, functionality, and mobile photography. In this line, the Huawei P50 Pro continues.
The problem – and you’ve heard it before – is with the program. Huawei has been attempting to establish its platform based on Android to entice app developers to publish their apps on its own App Gallery since the US banned Huawei from using Google services.
Depending on where you reside, Huawei has made significant headway in this area, with many popular regional apps and services now available in the App Gallery. Huawei needs to win over the biggest developers: while popular apps like Snapchat and TikTok are in the App Gallery, Instagram and WhatsApp are still missing.
Leaving the software aside, Huawei has once again produced an excellent phone that can compete with flagships from any major manufacturer with the P50 Pro.
The P50 Pro has a remarkable design: it’s beautiful, thin, and light, and it fits comfortably in your hand. It has the appearance and feel of a high-end product.
How good is the Huawei P50 Pro’s Camera?
It’s no exaggeration to say that Huawei’s phone cameras have been among the finest, if not the best, on the market for several years. Across the board, the business appears to regularly nail the sweet spot between superb hardware and advanced computer processing to create remarkable outcomes. The P50 Pro is no exception.
The main, ultrawide, and telephoto lenses are joined by a monochrome/black and white camera, which is a little unusual.
The main trio of cameras performs well in low-light situations, giving well-balanced pictures with good detail, natural (but not dull) color reproduction, and reasonable management of highlights and contrast. The results are quite constant whether you utilize the ultrawide, main, or zoom modes.
The camera app’s UI is comparable to others, with an easy-to-use slider down one side that allows you to zoom in and out. Wide, 1x, 3.5x (the exact zoom ratio of the periscope lens), and 10x (achieved by combining several lens information and digital processing) are the four quick-select focal lengths. By touching the icon on the screen, you can jump directly between various focal lengths.
Holding and dragging the symbol up or down provides a more fine-tuned zoom option. You may use the periscope zoom to get up to 100x zoom in this method. That is not, however, something we would encourage. We’ve found that if you zoom past 10x, the images take on an oil-painting-like appearance. Read also; HUAWEI P50 PRO AND P50 POCKET LAUNCHED INTERNATIONALLY
Take a look at the photographs below, which show a charger laying on its side, revealing tiny patterns and inscriptions. The camera has clearly spotted the detail, but it appears that it has been drawn over it to make it appear crisper. Except that instead of an image, the effect is one that makes it look like a drawing.
Construct and Design
- High-quality construction
- For its size, it is slim and light.
- End-of-the-line options that are underwhelming
The Pro, like the other entries in the P50 series, features the company’s newest ‘Dual-Matrix Camera Design,’ which is highlighted by the two large spherical digicam modules stacked one above the other in the height left nook of the phone’s reflective glass back.
The modules are then mounted on a stepped pill-shaped component, but even so, the camera bump is minimal and the format unique, with three of the phone’s four rear sensors housed in the height module and the telephoto snapper, flash, and autofocus formula housed in the decrease.
While Huawei offered the phone in four colors – Cocoa Gold, Pearl White, Charm Pink, and Golden Black – the gold and black versions are likely to be the most widely available worldwide.
Cocoa Gold (as pictured/reviewed) does not defy expectations like Huawei’s usual array of attention-getting finishes do, and even calling it gold is a stretch; with a silvery mirror-like look that includes “a touch of tea,” as one Huawei consultant described it.
What’s particularly impressive is the design team’s color matching abilities, with a complementary steel body that follows the contours of the phone’s rounded facets while adopting an Oppo-like flat height and backside edge. Although the shiny end is prone to fingerprints, Huawei includes a clear flexible cover in the box to help reduce this issue, and it still means you’ll get to enjoy your preferred colorway. Read more; Huawei P50 Pocket Review: Specifications, Features
Despite having a larger battery than its predecessor, the P40 Pro is both lighter (195g vs. 209g) and thinner (8.5mm vs. 8.95mm), thanks to a svelte steel shell and curved glass back and front. The overall impression is of a slim and light-feeling flagship with excellent build high quality and IP68 mud and water protection.
Battery life and Performance
- 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, Snapdragon 888 platform
- Battery capacity of 4360mAh, 66W SuperCharge, and 50W wireless SuperCharge
Because the P50 Pro is officially a 2021 phone with a 2022 worldwide launch, it’s no surprise that the international version has the Snapdragon 888 chipset (the Chinese counterpart uses the Kirin 9000 from 2020). That may be a tough sell in 2022 for the spec-conscious, as phones with the newer Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPUs are already on the market.
However, there’s no denying that the Snapdragon 888 is still a competent processor. It’s quick, can handle whatever task you throw at it, and seamlessly runs games.
Huawei has traditionally been a leader in battery efficiency. Despite having a somewhat lower-than-average battery capacity of ‘only 4360mAh,’ the phone easily lasts a full day with moderate use.
We’d finish before bedtime with more than 40% leftover if we spent three hours a day in front of the screen. Granted, this may be skewed by the fact that we have fewer of our typical time/power-consuming apps to utilize. Even heavy phone users should be able to get a full day out of it.
The Huawei P50 Pro exemplifies the damage caused by the US trade embargo. Many people won’t be able to receive the experience they desire if Google Play Services isn’t available – and Huawei’s App Gallery / Petal Search won’t be able to address everything (but, in many instances, can plug most gaps).
However, despite its international launch being delayed by many months, the P50 Pro is one of the most advanced flagships on the market in terms of hardware – particularly on the camera side, where it’s very remarkable – and that’s still the case.
It’s also a lot of money to ask for a product that won’t do everything a lot of people desire, with the asking price in Europe set at €1000. Or at the very least, it won’t be easy. That’ll be a tough pill to take, making it a phone that’s difficult to recommend to most people.
The Huawei P50 Pro exemplifies the damage caused by the US trade embargo. Many people won't be able to receive the experience they desire if Google Play Services isn't available - and Huawei's App Gallery / Petal Search won't be able to address everything (but, in many instances, can plug most gaps).
Battery life and Performance