- Analysis by KJ David
The Huawei P smart plus 2019, as its name suggests, is a sibling of the 2019 Huawei mid-ranger of the same name, offering a roughly-similar assortment of pros and cons. The biggest difference between the two models is that this plus edition boasts a higher-tier triple-lens rear camera that easily overshadows its base model's 13- plus 2-megapixel dual cam and, consequently, gives it a better chance of joining Phonerated's list of the best imaging-driven smartphones. Its triple camera setup consists of a high-resolution 24-megapixel primary lens, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide lens for landscape shots or group photos, and a 2-megapixel bokeh camera for depth-of-field analysis.
Sadly, the P smart+ 2019 does not bring back its non-plus brother's promising 16-megapixel selfie cam, instead opting for a mundane 8-megapixel fixed-focus front cam . Another big con is the absence of NFC (Near Field Communication) support on its specs list, especially since NFC was all but a standard wireless transaction technology as of this on-paper review.
Adding to its weak points is the P smart+ 2019's 64GB-only native memory (Some of its contemporaries offer 128GB on-board memories), although it is somewhat cured by the accompanying 512GB microSD card slot .
As for performance, this plus edition's Kirin 710 eight-core 2.2GHz processor sounds like a solid pro, at least from a mid-level standpoint, although some eight-core contenders run on chips that clock in at roughly 2.5GHz. It is aided by no more than 3GB of RAM and it brings back the GPU Turbo 2.0 technology that promises to improve the phone's overall gaming performance.
The P smart+ 2019 features an elongated 6.2-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ (2340 x 1080) display with a dewdrop notch design , bringing to mind a few high-specked large-screen Androids. Its pros and cons are powered by a passable 3400mAh battery and it dons a ceramic-like coating of either Starlight Blue or Midnight Black.
With the Android 9.0 Pie OS overlaid with Huawei's EMUI 9.0 topping it off, the P smart plus 2019 makes for a viable choice for mobile photography enthusiasts who can live with less-than-flagship hardware components.
** This phone is also known as: Huawei P smart+ 2019
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