Huawei P30 lite 128GB 4G LTE GSM Unlocked Certified Pre-Owned Smartphone

What looks like a Huawei P30, feels like a P30, snaps photos like a P30, and yet it's cheaper and lighter? Well, Huawei would have you believe it's the Huawei P30 Lite. At first glance, it's got an equally stunning design, promising gaming capabilities, but above all - it comes...
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What looks like a Huawei P30, feels like a P30, snaps photos like a P30, and yet it's cheaper and lighter? Well, Huawei would have you believe it's the Huawei P30 Lite. At first glance, it's got an equally stunning design, promising gaming capabilities, but above all - it comes with one skilled triple-camera on the back.

 

Huawei's Lite models have often been left out of the spotlight in favor of the P and Mate headliners. But when the cogs of the well-oiled PR machine no longer need to spin for the big guns, they are put to good use in the marketing of the Lite model, previously mentioned just briefly by the maker.

 

Huawei P30 Lite review

 

And now, it's the Huawei P30 Lite's turn to take center stage - and it's our chance to complete the review series for the Huawei P30 family.

The Huawei P30 Lite has the captivating looks of the more expensive P30 models with all the bells and whistles - curves, glossy frame, gradient back. And speaking of the back, there is a triple-camera on the back as well, though not as advanced as on the regular P30 - it can snap regular and ultra-wide photos and Night Mode is available, but optical zoom is missing.

Ed. note. We are reviewing the EU version of this model, which has a 48MP main camera on the back instead of the 24MP one found in other regions.

 

Huawei P30 Lite review

 

Finally, the Kirin 710 chipset designed and manufactured by Huawei has already proven as a gaming-friendly handler and we can't wait to try it once more. But before all that, a quick specs inspection follows.

Huawei P30 Lite specs
  • Body: Dual-glass with plastic frame; Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White color schemes; 159g.
  • Screen: 6.15" LTPS IPS LCD, 1,080x2,312px resolution (415ppi); waterdrop notch.
  • Chipset: Kirin 710 chipset, octa-core processor (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x1.7GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G51 MP14 GPU.
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable via a microSD - hybrid slot).
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0.
  • Camera: Main: 48MP, f/1.8, 27mm, PDAF; ultra wide: 8MP, f/2.4, 17mm, fixed-focus; depth sensor: 2MP, f/2.4; Video: 1080p@30/60fps capture, EIS.
  • Selfie cam: 24MP, f/2.0, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects.
  • Battery: 3,340mAh; Fast Charge 18W.
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; GPS; Bluetooth 4.2 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5mm jack.
  • Misc: Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, single bottom-firing loudspeaker.

So, the Lite isn't as powerful as the P30, but is no feeble either. And while it can do lossless zoom, it should still ace the night shots. There is a lot to explore and so far the only caveat coming to mind is the lack of waterproofing.

 

Unboxing the Huawei P30 Lite

 

The P30 Lite retail bundle contains the usual - a USB-C cable, an 18W charger, and one cheap-looking headset.

 

Huawei P30 Lite review

 

The phone should be packed with a transparent case in some markets, but you have to confirm this with your local Huawei website.

Finally, the P30 Lite has a factory-applied screen protector, which isn't of top quality, but we are glad it's there anyway.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

 

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE


LAUNCH

Announced

2019, March 27

Status

Available. Released 2019, April 25


BODY

Dimensions

152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm (6.02 x 2.86 x 0.29 in)

Weight

159 g (5.61 oz)

Build

Glass front, glass back, plastic frame

SIM

Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


DISPLAY

Type

LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

6.15 inches, 93.6 cm2 (~84.2% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2312 pixels (~415 ppi density)


PLATFORM

OS

Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10, EMUI 10.0

Chipset

Kirin 710 (12 nm)

CPU

Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPU

Mali-G51 MP4


MEMORY

Card slot

microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal

128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM

 

eMMC 5.1


MAIN CAMERA

Triple

48 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
8 MP, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
or
24 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF
8 MP, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)

Features

LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video

1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)


SELFIE CAMERA

Single

24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.9µm
or
32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8", 0.8µm

Features

Panorama

Video

1080p@30fps


SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes


COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS

NFC

Yes - MAR-L21MEA, MAR-LX1M only

Radio

FM radio (market dependent)

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery

Charging

Fast charging 18W

 

MISC

Colors

Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White

Models

MAR-LX1M, MAR-AL00, MAR-TL00, MAR-LX2, Marie-L21A, Marie-L01A, Marie-L21MEA, Marie-L22A, MAR-LX1A, MAR-LX3A, MAR-LX2J, MAR-LX1B

Price

$ 196.74 / £ 176.40 / € 198.00


TESTS

Performance

AnTuTu: 141600 (v7)
GeekBench: 5549 (v4.4)
GFXBench: 6.9fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Display

Contrast ratio: 1231:1 (nominal)

Camera

Photo / Video

Loudspeaker

Voice 71dB / Noise 73dB / Ring 83dB

Audio quality

Noise -94.4dB / Crosstalk -71.2dB

Battery life

Endurance rating 94h

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