It has been a while since Huawei launched the Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket. These product meant our expectations especially in the the camera and performance department, despite having a dated chipset. Regardless of the latter, we love about how the P50 Series further leapt the boundaries of mobile photography.
This month, Huawei decided to bring over the Huawei P50 to complete the line-up of the series here in the country. Despite not having a “Pro” monicker, you still get uncompromised performance in terms of camera, productivity and gaming, at an affordable price point. We’ll reserve the details of our tests on our full review, but for now, we’ll give you a quick look at the phone and everything inside the box.
Huawei P50 Specifications
- Dimensions: 156.5mm (H) x 73.8mm (W) x 7.92mm (D)
- Weight: Approx. 181 grams (battery included)
- Colour: Golden Black
- Display Type: OLED,up to 90Hz refresh rate, 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming, 300Hz touch sampling rate
- Screen size: 6.5-inches
- Resolution: 2700 x 1224 Pixels
- Colour: 1.07 billion colours
- Resistance: Splash, Water, and Dust Resistant, Rated IP68
- Processor: Snapdragon 888 4G, Octa-core (1[email protected] + 3[email protected] + 4*[email protected])
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM + ROM: 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
- Front camera: 13 MP Selfie Camera (Wide Angle, f/2.4)
- Rear camera: 50 MP True-Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture) ;13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture); 12 MP Telephoto Camera: (f/3.4 aperture, OIS), support AF
- Battery & Charging: 4100 mAh (typical value); Max 66W Wired HUAWEI SuperCharge
- Price: PhP39,999
What’s in the Box?
Everything that you would need on your new Huawei P50 is inside its retail box. Apart from the phone, you’ll get a silicon case, SIM ejector tool, 66W Huawei Supercharge, and Type C cable. You can check out our unboxing video below for more information about its box’s content and specifications.
We just received the phone a few days ago, and never had the time to really use it for us to produce a full review. Regardless, I would like to share my initial impressions and thoughts about the Huawei P50. Rest assured that we’ll share our full review this month.
This is very likely the last Leica co-engineered product of Huawei. I honestly do not find this as a major concern though as they – solely as Huawei – can already produce really good camera smartphones; take the Huawei P50 Pocket, for instance. Despite this, if you are looking for a new smartphone – within the 40K range – with Leica branding, the Huawei P50 is a good catch.
Now, about its choice of why they are bringing it only now in the country? The timing is impeccable since there’s a need for Huawei to have a slightly more affordable variant of P50 in the country. The features and price it offers are very attractive by my standards: it costs PhP39,999 plus you’ll get a boatload of freebies from Huawei. This is making this device the most affordable in the P50 series; something that even has Leica co-engineering in the mix of its features.