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Complete Review of Huawei P Smart 2019

Complete Review of Huawei P Smart 2019

Brand HUAWEI does not stop for a minute in an attempt to take over the world, to take first place not only in sales, but also in profit. They are not afraid of rain, nor snow, nor holidays: they do not stop spinning their flywheels, even in the Chinese New Year.

Last year, the company successfully shot the smartphone HUAWEI P Smart. He turned out to be an excellent representative of the middle class, offering rich opportunities for a pleasant price, including around the camera. And if you like the model, why not re-release it? And here we have HUAWEI P Smart 2019, and this is his full name, which directly indicates the year of manufacture of the device.

Check Price HUAWEI P Smart 2019

The first P Smart did not have a recognizable design. The novelty looks different: a gradient back panel, a polycarbonate body, a dual camera and inscriptions, located on the flagship of the HUAWEI P20 and P20 Pro. With all the simplicity and availability of materials, the device looks solid: a plastic case smoothly passes into the display. Apparently, to reduce the cost in the HUAWEI P Smart 2019 there is no metal chassis frame.

The HUAWEI P Smart 2019 has a dual camera unit with a resolution of 13 + 2 megapixels, autofocus and flash. The second camera is used to determine the depth of the scene. The equivalent focal length of the lens is 26 mm, and the aperture F1.8. Last year, P Smart was one of the first in the class to receive a display with an 18: 9 aspect ratio, this year a drop-shaped notch appeared, in which a 16-megapixel front camera is located. A wide-angle lens of 26 mm (equivalent) is installed here, and its luminosity is F2.0.

Technical characteristics HUAWEI P Smart 2019

Screen 6.21 inches, IPS, aspect ratio 19.5: 9, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 415 ppi
CPU Eight-core Kirin 710, 2.2 GHz
Internal memory 32 GB
Memory card MicroSD memory card support
SIM Support of two SIM-cards (universal slot)
Main camera 16 Mp, 26 mm (equiv.), F2.0
Front-camera 24 Mp F2,0
The fingerprint scanner Behind
Communications LTE Cat.6, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 4.2, micro-USB, NFC
Audio jack There is
Battery 3400 mAh, non-removable

HUAWEI P Smart 2019 Photo Capabilities Overview

As usual, we started the test of the photo capabilities of a smartphone with the simplest – daylight conditions. Huawei P Smart 2019 felt comfortable, demonstrating high-quality color reproduction and good detail. But on one hundred percent croque catches the eye a strong overhaul. On the one hand, this is a feature of many smartphones, on the other – it is too strong and noticeable here.

Of course, Huawei P Smart 2019 supports both HDR mode and panoramic shooting. In addition, there is a portrait mode and a wide aperture mode. They all work at a good level.

The device did not surprise and showed approximately the same results as during the daytime shooting: good and correct colors and precise focus, but the same problems with detailing (big overshooting on one hundred percent crop).

When lighting is not enough, the smartphone increases the shutter speed, and in the absence of optical image stabilization this can be a problem: for example, fonts somewhere far away become unreadable, and the brickwork turns into a uniform mess.

When artificial intelligence is enabled in the main menu in this mode, the device makes an image with an aspect ratio of 4: 3 and a maximum resolution of 8 megapixels (3264 × 2448 pixels), while the camera resolution is 13 megapixels (you can select it if you turn off the AI icon) .

When you shoot in this mode, it seems that the detail increases. But if you look at one hundred percent crop, it becomes clear that this is a small visual deception, which allows you to take better and low-light images in the dark (due to increased exposure and the lack of optical stabilization in the smartphone).

The Front Camera Huawei P Smart 2019

The front camera with a resolution of 16 megapixels confidently copes with its work. Like all HUAWEI devices, the P Smart 2019 defaults to portrait mode when switching to the front camera, which means blurring the background and beautification. Behavior, unlike blur, cannot be turned off completely (even with a value of 0, the skin is slightly smoothed).

The solution is simple – switch to the “Photo” mode and disable the AI. The latter can include both portrait mode and beatification, but more often it defines the plot scene. In our case, he wrote “Room” when we checked the AI on the front camera at home.

The quality of shooting of the front camera HUAWEI P Smart 2019 is satisfactory. For selfies in good conditions is enough, but the detail here is clearly not enough, at one hundred percent cropez very much overestimated sharpness or overshooting.

Findings Huawei P Smart 2019

HUAWEI P Smart 2019, apparently, must repeat not only the fate, but also the success of its predecessor. This year, the model turned out to be bright: a well-adjusted appearance, a gradient borrowed from the flagships with a general reduction in price due to more affordable materials. The plastic back panel is not less fragile than glass, but it scratches and wears out faster. It abandoned the metal frame, and it also made the smartphone less “tenacious”.

Before us is a modern and affordable device with all key technologies, communications, high-quality display and a drop-like neckline on top. The capacities are quite good and allow you to run all the main programs and applications. With a 3400 mAh battery, the device works all day, even with active use. Not without compromise, and one of them – micro-USB. We hope that soon this connector will go on a well-deserved rest, giving way to Type-C.

The camera works on a solid four, it can be called universal. In all use cases, it has one main problem – a strong overhaul. In the dark, there is a big risk of blurring due to increasing shutter speed and the lack of optical stabilization. The rest of the camera will satisfy the needs of the owner, because it is clear that the best camera in the flagship, but here it is just good. The quality of the selfie camera could be higher: we have yet another proof that the matter is not in the number of pixels.


  • High-quality display;
  • Fingerprint scanner at the back;
  • Universal main camera;
  • 5 mm audio jack;
  • Large battery;
  • Nice design;
  • Modern power.


  • No optical image stabilization
  • High level of resharpa in pictures
  • Poor front camera operation
  • No RAW format
  • Plastic back panel
  • Micro USB connector

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