This years models are highly anticipated, however, the p50 and this p50 pro came out differently. Some liked it some didnt, but if you want to know our take on this, then just keep on watching Music right off the bat. We can say that this huawei p50 pro looks beautiful. It does seem like a refinement of the huawei p40 pro, but in a more elegant way, it still employs a metal frame with a curved glass back and front which the band didnt really specify either way. It looks high quality locally, its available in golden black and this cocoa gold that we have, which looks even more premium up front. We get a 6.6 inch oled screen with a hole punch notch at the center top just right below the earpiece. You can also find here its in display fingerprint scanner thats placed lower than usual for buttons and ports found on the left side. Are the power slash lock button together with the volume rocker up top? Are the secondary loudspeaker microphones and an ir blaster then down at the bottom, are its usb type c port main loudspeaker microphone and a card slot for dual nano sims or an nm card, so yeah theres, no micro, sd card slot. Here, at the back, we have a huge protruding camera module with two large circles for its quad cameras and led flash thats three lenses on the top circle and the telephoto shooter, plus the flash at the lower circle.
Theres also a rear microphone here compared to its predecessor. The p50 pro lets go of the frosted finish and goes with the glossy one. So expect a lot of fingerprints and smudges on it. If you dont use a case, despite the upgrades, the p50 pro is pretty much in the same size as the p40 pro its tall. So youll need your other hand to help you with the top part of the screen, but the narrow frame makes it easy to grip were glad to know that the ip68 water and dust resistance are also retained. So you dont have to worry about accidental splashes or some rain when it comes to display the p50 pro packs. A 6.6 inch 120hz oled screen with a max resolution of 2700 by 1228 pixels and a pixel density of 450 pixels per inch, which is a very sharp screen for its size. In the display settings. You get the option to use smart resolution that dynamically lowers the screen resolution to 2025 by 921. If you want to save more battery life, you can also switch the 120 hertz refresh rate to the standard 60hz or on dynamic mode. So it will automatically choose the best refresh rate for the apps youre using. But besides the high refresh rate theres, also a touch sampling rate of 300hz onboard for an even smoother experience. In our day to day use we can say that this curved oled panel is dashing. It honestly reminds me of the samsung galaxy s21 ultra panel.
You can expect great outdoor visibility, punchy, colors and deep blacks. You also have the option to choose between normal and vivid color modes to suit your preference other than that theres dark mode and eye comfort to make the viewing experience more comfortable when it comes to sound quality. The p50 pro has dual loudspeakers and i must say that it sounds great, although it wont match an external speaker. The base here is more noticeable compared to other smartphones. We can even feel the back panel vibrate when delivering bassy beats. In other words, this p50 pro can provide a really nice audio experience when watching videos or playing games talk about software. The p50 pro runs on emui 12.0.1, which, according to geekbench, is based on android 11.. As usual. It doesnt use google services and it runs on huawei mobile services, which includes the app gallery and huaweis cloud services. If you need to find a specific app, just use the search box, if the app is not available, petal search will automatically kick in and give you a link to reliable apk websites such as apk pure from there. You can download the apk and sideload the app now, if you need to access google services such as gmail calendar, google, docs or youtube, you can do so via the browser. You know what we have already grown accustomed to: the lack of google services and huawei mobile devices, so we can say that we learned to live with the workarounds or the lack of it.
Now. Those already invested in the huawei ecosystem will still benefit from huawei exclusive features like distributed file system that lets you access the phones files through a laptop then theres huawei share me time and multi screen collaboration. What we didnt like, however, is the number of recommended and pre installed apps preloaded on the home screen. It is just bombarded, we do hope. Huawei would stop doing this and let people start with a cleaner home screen, so they dont have to remove them one by one performance wise. This phone is equipped with a qualcomm snapdragon triple eight 4g soc thats paired with an adreno 660 gpu. Eight gigabytes of ram and 256 gigabytes of storage. Well performance as expected is very good. Applications run fast and launch quickly and we didnt encounter any issues when multitasking. When it comes to gaming, it can easily handle the games. We throw at it, including hongkai impact 3 in its highest graphic settings, its smooth, and we only felt the usual warming at the back, which is still comfortable to hold, even without the case, if youre interested in the benchmark scores that we got well flash them now Quickly on security, you can unlock the device via its in display fingerprint scanner or through facial recognition. They both work snappy, although you might need to adjust your finger towards the lower part of the display for the fingerprint scanner. As for connectivity, the huawei p50 pro covers almost everything you might need for mobile connectivity.
It has wi fi, six bluetooth, 5.2 gps usbc and an ir blaster theres, no headphone jack, though, but its expected in flagships today. What will raise eyebrows, though, is the lack of 5g connectivity. Yes, this 2021 flagship only runs on 4g lte, which can be attributed to the trade challenges and global chip shortage. The company is facing this might hold back interested buyers, but the scenario will leave them asking if they really need 5g or not. Those who really want to take advantage of 5g in their area might find this a deal breaker, considering its competitors already have 5g on the other side of the spectrum or those who dont rely. Much on 5g can sweep this under the rug and focus on the other benefits this phone has to offer. In the end, it really depends on your needs now. Keeping this device running is a 4 360 milliamp hour battery, which is still a decent capacity in todays flagships and can still last a whole day of flight to moderate use. As long as you use the power saving features like the dynamic refresh rate and dark mode, pc marks battery test rated its battery life at 12 hours and 19 minutes, which is not bad. Then, in our standard video loop test, we got 13 hours and 18 minutes of playback under 120hz on recharging. The device wont be an issue as it supports 66w wired fast charging with the included huawei, supercharge, adapter and cable.
It also supports 50 watts wireless fast charging, but youll have to purchase the wireless charger separately. Okay, so huaweis p series is known for its cameras and the p50 pro has nice upgrades over its predecessor. We still have leica optics with the 50 megapixel main sensor, but with a larger aperture at f 1.8. The periscope telephoto camera now has a high res 64 megapixel. Although optical zoom is toned down a bit to 3.5 times versus the five times that we get on the p40 pro, the ultrawide lens was lowered to 13 megapixel and it also supports macro shots. We dont get a time of flight 3d camera here, but now it has a 40 megapixel black and white shooter. This works with the 50 megapixel color sensor to capture more light. Huawei says that the camera system also uses huawei xd optics super color filter system. True chroma image engine super hdr technology and huawei xd fusion pro image engine. In essence, the p50 pro uses these technologies to capture brighter and sharper photos with better color and dynamic range than the p40 pro. While we dont have the p40 pro to compare it to. We can definitely say that the cameras work great from bright to dim conditions. Shots taken using the main cameras are very sharp, with accurate colors. The ultrawide camera also produces sharp images, although it tends to enhance the blues. Its ai is also good in identifying scenes and applying the right tweaks in processing the image it even automatically applies nicely done.
Bokeh effects even for subjects without much separation. From the background, its nice, the zoom capabilities are powerful as well, and we have nothing to complain about as long as were using the optical zoom. We sometimes even use it for macro shots. Moreover, the image stabilization works well, and it gives you the opportunity to keep the camera steady for a couple of seconds to ensure that the image are blur free now digitally zooming. Past 10 times will degrade. The quality images have significantly reduced sharpness and become more susceptible to noise. If were talking about low light shots, it can easily handle dim conditions as long as theres a little light source. The p50 pro can work with it. However, the autofocus starts to become a challenge in really dark conditions, since its dark, you wont know if it has focused on something until you press the shutter. The phone will then take a moment to implement post processing algorithms to enhance the image, its quite a hit or miss, as sometimes you get a nicely illuminated image or you get an autofocus image peppered with noise and inaccurate colors, so yeah take multiple shots. As for selfies, the 13 megapixel can produce sharp images with a slight skin smoothening going on. Even when beauty mode is turned off. To be honest with you, you will really recognize some post processing here, but it still looks good anyways. We like that its capable of ultra wide shots and has a portrait and night mode now for videos.
You can shoot up to 4k at 60 frames per. Second. The quality is good with a high dynamic range and accurate colors. You can also switch between lenses while recording, however, the transition is not smooth and youll notice the abrupt switch in lenses. Thankfully, the stabilization also works well and was able to minimize shakes while walking alright guys. To conclude this review, we can say that this huawei p50 pro presents a situation where you cant have everything you get me. It has a beautiful design gorgeous display fantastic speakers, great performance and amazing cameras. Those features alone make a very competitive flagship device, but the lack of 5g adds another hurdle to an almost perfect device. I mean just imagine if it had 5g and google mobile services. Nonetheless, the pros definitely outweighs the cons if priced correctly – and you can see yourself navigating through its imperfections, this huawei p50 pro is still an amazing smartphone to have, if youre wondering about the price, its still yet to be announced, so well update you guys in the Description box once its available and yeah that wraps up this review guys do share with us what you think about this huawei p50 pro in the comments and like usual, if you enjoyed this video, be sure to drop a like subscribe to our channel for more content. Hit that bell icon, so you dont, miss any future uploads and be sure to visit duke attack dot com for the latest tech news and reviews.