Huawei P Smart – Review

What Mobile
September 10, 2018

If you’re looking for a feature-packed phone at a great price, look no further


Fancy a cool blend of the P10 and the rest of the smartphone market? Huawei has clearly looked after you then, because the P Smart is just that.

A larger, extended display alongside the usual dual camera set up are the first places the eye goes to, both of which are great improvements to the device and are key features that means the P Smart is great Value for money. Specifically, the P Smart rocks a 5.6-inch, 1080p display, which has an 18:9 aspect ratio which, strangely, is a little unique as most 18:9 devices grow to 6-inch screens.

Therefore this device gives the ‘full view’ experience whilst keeping a familiar form factor. Powering the smartphone is a Kirin 659 chipset with 3GB of RAM. Internal storage stands at 32GB (expandable up to 256GB), while the battery is 3,000mAh. In terms of user experience, the P Smart runs the UMEI overlay of Android 8.0, the Oreo flavour, and is generally very easy to use with the added convenience of things like split screen. The aforementioned main camera is dual 13 and two-megapixel snapper, the front-facing snapper is eight megapixels. The software features are also packed into the device’s camera with a lot of flagship effects at the smaller price point, adding the value aspect.

Hardware Specs

OS: Android 8.0

Processor: Kirin 659

Screen: 5.65 inches

Resolution: 180×2160 (LCD)

Memory: 3GB or 4GB

Internal Storage: 32GB or 64GB

External storage: Expandable via Micro SD card

Water Resistance: No

Rear camera: 13MP and 2Mp Dual Camera

Front Camera: 8MP

Video: 1080p @30fps

Battery: 3,000mAh

Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, Micro USB Cellular

Speed: CAT 6

Dimensions: 150.1 x 72.1 x 7.5mm

Weight 143g

What the Manufacturer Says:

The Huawei full view display features a striking 5.65-inch 2.5D glass screen that reflects vivid, true-to-life colours. The smart split screen lets you run two apps side by side. High spec 13MP + 2MP dual cameras mean top quality images at the tap of the screen. The large aperture lenses let in more light for rich, detailed, true-to-life photographs,

 The Huawei share function transfers files in a flash between Huawei phones. No internet or manual pairing is required. Super fast, super simple. Huawei P smart supports two Bluetooth audio devices simultaneously. Connect to your car’s audio system and receive calls on your Bluetooth headset at the same time. The new, EMUI 8.0 is engineered to enable a highly responsive, intuitive user experience. With 32GB memory (expandable with microSD up to 256GB) plus an upgraded storage management system, there will always be room for your favourite photos, music and videos.

What We Say

The Huawei P Smart is a fantastic budget smartphone. There is very little missing in the relatively small package when compared to a flagship and quite frankly the price is way too low.

The screen is a lovely quality, watching films and TV shows on the go is great and coupled with that processor from Kirin, gaming is also very quick and easy. On the back, the rear camera works a treat, the 13MP snapper and depth sensor functioning nicely in conjunction with each other and there were some nice shots taken with a soft blur in the background, making the subject stand out more.

The front camera is also sufficiently impressive – selfies worked well, and there were a couple of features with the front too. Most frequently, I used was the portrait mode which, once again, made it impossible for anyone to focus on anything other than me. Overall, this is a great little runner and works very well day to day. The small screen for me was a bit too cramped, but if you’re used to a sub-6 inch screen, this will do you fine.

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