Despite everything, Huawei's Photography series is back, and it's back with the iconic monochrome camera. The Huawei P50 Pro is now available worldwide, and it comes with one of the most intriguing camera setups we've seen in a long time, courtesy of Leica. It's a full-fledged flagship with top-tier hardware across the board, and it's the focus of our attention today.
What makes the p50 pro different from other Huawei phones?
The Camera setup: A quad-camera system on the phone, besides having interpolated zoom capability, was unheard of till about a year ago when the Huawei Mate 10 came into existence. Now that we're moving towards 2019s programmable cameras seem like they can break the monotony of having the same old sensors in every smartphone.
The p50 Pro's camera system comprises a main 40MP sensor, an 8MP zoom lens with 3x optical zoom and built-in OIS, another 20Mp ultra-wide-angle lens that captures more than just its surroundings adds up to the fun too.
Another highlight is the front-facing 24 MP selfie shooter, which can be programmed according to your preferences by adjusting its aperture settings to either 0.9 or 2.4 for better low light selfies. As far as software goes, UI elements are customizable, thanks to Huawei's AI support beautification features similar to what you see on the Mate 20 pro.
What are its pro features?
The p50 Pro comes with a 6.1 inch AMOLED screen covered with Gorilla Glass 5 protection, which means that you're getting flagship-grade build quality in your hands. It's powered by Huawei's latest Kirin 980 processor, which is made using TSMC 7 nm technology. It is paired with 6GB of RAM for handling heavy tasks flawlessly and 128 GB of internal storage to manage multiple apps. The 4000mAh battery can easily last up to 2 days under normal usage, so it isn't just the camera system that steals all the limelight here. However, if you do run out of juice still, there's support supercharge 33W fast charging, and it can reach 0% to 100% in just 1 hour and 40 minutes or so.
What's the battery capacity?
The 4000mAh battery is pretty decent given how Huawei has done a pretty good job at optimizing power consumption on their flagships for years; however, considering that they're now using an AMOLED screen as well, we're not sure if the phone will be able to maintain such numbers as compared to its predecessor with LCD panels. However, the 3D face unlock feature seems like a worthy replacement for the dated fingerprint scanner.
Are there any improvements over previous versions?
For starters, it sports an all-new design language that might seem very similar to what we've come across before. Yes, the triple camera system on the back is nothing new for Huawei. However, still, they've taken their whole idea to a whole different level by adding a wide-angle lens capable of 3x optical zoom and a quad-camera setup which includes an ultra-wide sensor as well. The front-facing 24MP selfie shooter with a programmable aperture can also be programmed according to your preference.
How long will it last?
The p50 pro huawei comes with UFS 2.1 storage, which means that it will be faster than microSD cards, and at the same time, you can't expand your storage using any other method either, so if you do run out of space, this is where you might have to look for alternatives. The primary camera system has an impressive 40 MP resolution sensor which does a decent job in most conditions. However, it seems like Huawei might not be paying enough attention to software optimizations as even the Razer phone, 2 got much better photos out of similar hardware.