Jack123, 16 Jun 2018Hello! When I wanted to buy this device, I looked for useful tips on the internet, but I did n... moreThanks for your "review" and i totally agree with you, i got this 2 days ago and im really impressed, you cant get anything thats alot better if any at this pricerange, i paid 190 usd/same in euros and i couldnt be happier. I find the fingerprint features very handy and as you say its quick too. The build quality is good and it looks like a more expensive phone in my oppinion. I surf the web, use quite alot of apps and i dont play demanding games so for me this is perfect. The camera qould be better as you said but for this price i didnt expect that much and in good lighting the pictures are actually nice.
Anonymous, 17 Jun 2018Does it have toc toc mode to unlock the phone?yes it has.
Hello! When I wanted to buy this device, I looked for useful tips on the internet, but I did not find them. For this reason, I decided to write my opinion in the hope of helping someone about this device. I paid about 175Â€ (~205$, ~ 155 GBP) for Huawei P smart and for this device I got a one year guarantee. In my opinion before buying the device, you need to determine what is important to you for choosing phone and buy a device based on that.
The first thing you see is the beautiful screen and design of the device. I got a black model and I have to say that I am impressed with the design and built quality. It looks like a phone that belongs in premium class. The device is really thin even with a protective silicone mask. The display is almost on the entire front side, it's a new 18:9 ratio and I have to admit I'm thrilled. I could not find any lacks of design and display.
Oreo 8.0 paired with EMUI 8.0 and 3gb RAM will allow you to work fluently and will make all your actions quick and efficient. Sometimes it may happen when using the most demanding applications, the device stops for a second, but that's not often. If you use this mobile for surfing the Internet, social networks and playing some games you will be impressed with the speed of this device. You have 20GB of free memory on your device and you need to keep this in mind. The performance of this device is high and you will not have problems. I noticed the warming up of the device when playing more demanding games.
A 3000mAh battery will give you the full day of usage and those who are more economical will go for 2 days. For the price of this device, the battery is good, but you should not expect miracles.
The loudspeaker could be louder, but you will not be disappointed. Sound quality is ok. Using a headset, you will get even better results. The call quality is also good.
What I'm especially impressed with is back-mounted fingerprint. It's fast as lightning and I must say it can be compared with fingerprints at higher-ranking devices. The fingerprint can also be used to lower the notification bar and some other options that you can find in the settings. The device also has face recognition unlocking and I must admit the device will do its job, but not quickly like fingerprint.
Finally, the dual camera on back and 8mp camera on the front will provide you good images. In the good light, you will have excellent photos both with the front and rear cameras. However, in low light conditions, you will not be impressed. The pictures are quite blurred, but if we remember the price of this device I think they are ok. For my needs, the camera is great, but you have to keep in mind that you will not get the pictures like on some more expensive devices. If you know how to use Pro mode you can get even better photos.
The phone itself offers many options that you can play with and EMUI offers you high level of customization. In the end, if you want a phone just for camera or you want a phone just for games I would not recommend this device. If you use phone for social media, surfing the internet and wants to take some good pictures for social media or play some games (not high demanding) you will absolutely satisfied with this device. In my opinion you can not get better phone at this price range. If I missed something or you want to ask something else about this phone, feel free to ask. I am hoping that I helped someone. Good luck guys!
ExpertMan, 16 Jun 2018Can anyone tell me why Chrome is blurry on this phone?
Only on stable,I use Chrome Beta.The blurryness in Chrome is caused by a bug in the Screen Resolution feature. If you lower the screen resolution to 720p (HD+) Chrome is less pixelated (it has the opposite effect).
It also affects the built in web viewer. I use Microsoft Edge as it appears to render images at a higher resolution than chrome beta.
ExpertMan, 16 Jun 2018Try to autofocus,seems to take better pictures in this way.*manual focus, sorry
Can anyone tell me why Chrome is blurry on this phone?
Only on stable,I use Chrome Beta.
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2018Same problem with my phones camera. Any solution?Try to autofocus,seems to take better pictures in this way.
Hello Guys, I've been using my P Smart for 3 months now and here is my long review:
Â• Battery Life: I'm not that much of a heavy user, I tend to close any app at the moment I go to another one but I do watch a lot of videos on youtube and navigate on the web quite a lot throughout the day. I use Instagram and Twitter as main social media, I do not use Facebook or Messenger nor do I have them installed but I do know they drain your battery faster so tae that in mind. Spotify is what I use the most, it is always on background playing music while I use my phone.
On weekdays when I have to work and don't use my phone that often, from 7am when I start my day with news or podcasts to 7 or 8 pm when I get home my battery goes down from 100% to 40%-30%, I charge at night until 10pm before going to sleep until it is fully charged and then I put in on airplane mode to avoid battery drain and wake up to my phone still being at 100%
Weekends are my heaviest day use, from 9 am to 1pm it drains down to 40% (youtube, Spotify ALL the time, Gmail, chrome, WhatsApp, Instagram, Twitter, camera, Shazam and reading quite a lot of articles), I rarely play any games (maybe 30 minutes when I do). I charge it about one hour until it is at 70% again and at 8 pm it goes down 30%-20%
Â• Battery get an 8.3 out of 10 as Huawei's EMUI OS learns about your daily usage on your phone and as the weeks goes by, it learns your patrons to help you improve battery life, but still with heavy use you will need to charge at least once a day for at least 1 or 2 hours.
EMUI OS: Screen response is smooth and I am pretty happy with it, EMUI is easy to use and you can choose to have more of an Android experience or IOS experience, if you ask me, I will say you can have kind of the best of both worlds in one phone, still Huawei's OS has a few things to offer you that gives you a personalized experience, you can customize it pretty much as much as you want.
When multitasking phone's response is good, when I use two or three apps at the same times it can handle it nicely, but if you use more than 3 apps at the same time (maybe split screen with video, an article, and a game paused on background) you can expect some lag, not as much as with others budget phones tho but just take in mind that you can't ask this phone to make what a Mate 10 can do.
Â• EMUI and Multitasking gets an 7.9 out of 10 for this. Still impressive to what it can do for that price.
Camera: I usually take close up shots with manual focus since I like my backgrounds blurred. I am happy with pro camera mode, normal camera mode is just ok. About main camera: Colors are a little bit washed out on normal mode but you can fix that with pro camera mode, just have in mind that it will take you a few seconds to adjust colors and mode before taking your ideal pictures. Bokeh mode is better on main camera but still, expect edges and hair to be a little be fuzzy sometimes and get pieces of your clothes or hair eaten by bokeh mode if there is no good daylight.
Selfie camera is just ok, it does a good job in my opinion but I've defintely seen better. I feel pictures are sharpe on selfie mode too but main camera is just way better, and you have more options there too.
Pictures on day are great! you can reach good colors with pro mode but better not to rely too much on your P smart's camera at night unless you have a tripod or selfie stick.
Â• Camera gets 7.8 out of 10 for this. Not the best out there, not the worst, still you have pro mode to fix anything about your photo that you do not like!
Fingerprint reader: Huawei has probably one of the fastest fingerprint readers there are out there, for real, time response of the P Smart is around 0.30 to 0.60 seconds, it's crazy how they give you this good fingerprint sensor in such a budget smartphone.
Â• 10 out of 10, just so much comfort when unblocking your phone, you'll love it. Practical, easy and very reliable. You can lock apps and albums with you fingerprint too for more privacy.
Upates: I bought my P Smart on March and I've been getting patches once a month. That is just my experience tho, It can change depending on your country, I guess some will have more updates than others. I do know that Huawei will improve P smarts performance with boost update on August ( https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_will_deliver_its_gpu_turbo_tech_to_older_phones_from_flagship_to_midrange-news-31649.php ) so let's wait until then to see what happends.
Â• A close 8 out of 10 on this topic.
Audio: Probably its weakest point here. You can easily cover the speakers by accident as it is in a awkward position, also audio jack is in a bad position if you ask me, it gets in the way when I want to play with headphones. Speakers are not that good, somehow weak so I will just say straight use Bluetooth speakers instead.
Â• 6.5 out of 10 on this one.
Â• 8.5 out of 10 for P Smart Â•
I think those users that will be happy with this phone are the ones that have a normal daily use like social media, pictures for your FB and Instagram will be pretty good, you have beauty mode for selfies and you are going to have a good experience watching videos on youtube, my phone has never lagged when playing a video. Video games can be played nicely as long as they are not games that require top specs. Bright on screen is ok, you need it at max when there is a lot of sunlight. The battery will last if you are this kind of user.
I have not had heat problems so far.
It does have notification LED.
Body feels very slim and somehow delicate, a case is strongly recommended! I have dropped it just twice from my bed and have not had any scratch but I do not think this phone can take falls from very high, so take that in mind.
Hope this review helps you know if you are planning to buy a P Smart.
As a gift to my self I bought today this phone, I'm satisfied on it. 😍😍😍
I have LA1 and my phone version is 126. Now I have one update to 129. Is the 129 version is good or not better to stay in the 126 version?
Dani, 04 Jun 2018Dear How long does it take to charge the p smart? Are you comfort with the charge time?about 3 hours, my opinion is that 4g network is reason why battery drain fast,and facebook and messenger
Big Sam , 28 May 2018Does the Huawei p smart have a notification LED?yes , blue for facebook, red for viber notification light
Will Android P be released for this phone? And why there is no slow motion picture? Thanks
Thanks bought P Smart over Mi A1 thank u guys and i love the new phone!Thanks everyone who helped me.