Huawei P30 Lite review: A worthwhile of the P30 series

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Huawei’s Lite line is often overlooked because the appeal of the P and Mate series is so great. But there is a quite special case with the Huawei P30 Lite because it can be said to be a pretty worthwhile machine. The P30 Lite inherits a captivating design, promising gaming capabilities and a set of 3 cameras that we will talk more about in the next section. The Kirin 710 chip designed and manufactured by Huawei has proven its strength, making me still feel very satisfied with this product. Now, let’s review this Huawei P30 Lite together!


Design of Huawei P30 Lite

The P30 family has been fully launched including P30, P30 Pro and P30 Lite. At first glance outside, it is difficult to distinguish the above 3 lines. In general, the P30s are designed the same way: possessing 2-sided curved glass, with water droplets containing the camera, eye-catching colors and 3 rear camera frames.

Huawei P30 Lite review design
Huawei P30 Lite review design

Huawei is very generous when it retains the seductive color scheme on this Lite version, from which the P30 Lite becomes China’s cheapest machine with such beautiful colors.

Because they are relatives, the design of the 3 P30s is quite similar, but there are also certain points that you will feel when you have the P30 Lite:

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The frame of the machine is made of plastic, it is still shiny, beautiful. To create uniformity, Huawei has painted the back surface to match the frame
The P30 Lite’s screen is slightly larger than the P30, but the P30 Lite uses an LCD panel and the P30 is an OLED screen.
The water drop missing part contains the selfie camera above, the very thin diaphragm below comes with LED notification lights
The back of the P30 Lite is still great
The device is launched with 3 gradient colors: White, blue and black
The slightly convex rear camera includes 3 sensors: 2MP depth of field, 8MP super wide angle and 48 MP main sensor. The LED flash is on the bottom outside of the camera
Because of the 2-sided glass design, the grip in the hand is quite slippery, you can use the case if your hands are sweaty.
There is a small minus point is that there is a small gap between the plastic frame and the glass. If used for a long time, dust will stick to it. This is also the point that you should keep in mind when using it for a long time


Rear camera
The main camera uses a 48MP sensor, when taken at normal settings, the image produces 12MP resolution and less noise than when taken in 48MP mode. Of course you can shoot in 48MP mode if you want. In the driver you can quickly turn on and off AI, AI is capable of detecting 22 scenes and adjusting parameters and effects to suit the scene it detects.
Front camera
With a 24MP high resolution selfie camera, f / 2.0 aperture, fixed focus, you need to choose a good distance and catch light. Then your photos will be fully detailed and give very good color.

Software of Huawei P30 Lite 

Huawei P30 Lite comes with Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0.1 interface. The P30 Lite uses a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is among the best in speed and accuracy. The machine can also use 2D face unlock, but it’s a bit less secure and can be used to open images.

Huawei P30 Lite review software
Huawei P30 Lite review software

Screen of Huawei P30 Lite

Huawei P30 Lite owns 6.15 inch IPS screen with water drop in the middle. In terms of size and screen defect it is similar to the regular version if not a bit larger than the 6.1 inch, but the difference is that the P30 series often uses OLED screens, not LCD.

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The aspect ratio of the machine is 19.5: 9 seen on many machines today. With a resolution of up to 2312 × 1080 px, the screen of the machine has a density of 415 ppi. A pretty good figure compared to general ground.

Although only using the LCD panel, but the screen of the device is also very good, brightness and contrast are among the top in the segment. The image adjustments in the software also help the display color of the device be a little more beautiful.


P30 Lite uses Kirin 710 chip manufactured by Huawei on the 12nm process. The quad-core processor 4 × 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 × 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53. Mali-G51 MP4 graphics GPU, you can choose between 4GB and 6GB RAM versions.

Battery life

Huawei P30 Lite owns a 3,340 mAh battery. With the new Kirin 710 chip and more energy efficient, the daily battery life of the machine is average, enough to meet a working day.