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Review: Huawei P30 Lite, Lite in name but is it Lite in nature?


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When the Huawei P30 Lite, introduced in April 2019 and the successor to the P20 Lite, is the little brother of the Huawei P30 and the P30 Pro.

The P30 Lite has a 6.15-inch FullView screen with the Huawei Dewdrop Notch, an inconspicuous notch in which the front camera. With an aspect ratio of 19.3:9 the FullView screen offers a broader perspective, wrapped in a sleek shape.

With 4 GB of RAM and an octa-core Kirin 710 processor run most apps. The smartphone has 128 GB storage and is equipped with a sturdy 3340 mAh battery and Quick Charge. Thanks to AI is the P30 lite also extra careful with his energy, allowing the phone nice long life.

18w supercharger, USC type C cable and headphone and a sim tool

The Huawei P30 lite has a slim 3D-curved design and is available in three iconic colours inspired by nature: Peacock Blue, Pearl White and Midnight Black (£329.99) available from Huawei and Carphone Warehouse and Amazon UK

On the back is the Huawei P30 lite equipped with a high-definition 48-megapixel (f/1.8) wide angle lens, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4) and a 2MP bokeh lens. This allows the P30 lite detailed photos, 120-degree wide angle pictures and portraits with beautiful bokeh effects. The P30 lite also has the handheld Super Night mode, that AI-image stabilization. This is in low light photography improved by combining multiple frames and long exposures, so photos beautiful colours and brightness. Because the main camera has a 48-megapixel resolution can zoom in two times without loss of quality. At the front, you’ll find a 24-Megapixel selfie camera.

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Key Features

  • Rear Camera: 48MP f/1.8 wide-angle lens, 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP bokeh lens (supports AF)
  • Front Camera: 24MP, f/2.0, fixed focal length
  • Camera Features: AI, Pro Mode, Portrait and Aperture modes
  • Video: Full HD
  • Display: 6.15-inch (1080×2312)
  • ISO: 50 to 3200
  • RAM/Storage: 4GB RAM + 128GB ROM
  • Battery: 3,440mAh
  • Size: 72.7mm x152.9mm x7.4mm
  • Weight: 159g


  • Good selfies
  • Decent storage/RAM
  • Good AI features
  • Smart design
  • Decent display
  • Price


  • You get better results from the 12MP option than the 48MP
  • Oversaturates reds and greens at times
  • Can oversharpen shots at times
  • Zoom isn’t the best

The P30 Lite has a 3,340mAh battery inside its glass body, which is a little small, truth be told. But the Kirin 710 chipset is a power efficient beast, and we never really had issues when it comes to battery longevity during our time with the P30 Lite.

Huawei’s P30 Lite slots neatly into the mid-range category with its £329 price point. While it’s not as fast as some of its rivals in the same category, the smartphone’s triple cameras are good enough for people looking to dabble in mobile photography.

We like the inclusion of the 3.5mm jack, as well as the USB Type-C port and roomy 128GB storage, things that usually aren’t present in the offerings of other brands in the same price segment.


Chris Hare
Chris Hare
A True Tech Geek at Heart, I Started my life of being a Tech Geek at the age of 5 with the BBC Micro. Went on through most of Nintendo stuff and now a Xbox and PlayStation fan. I also leaked the information about the leaked Hotmail passwords story from October 2009 that went World Wide. I Started writing tech articles at the beginning of 2011, most of my articles are about Android phones and Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and other gaming news. When Chris has free time its with the family.


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