Huawei P Smart S is Bringing Sexy Back!

Staff Writer / 09-10-2020 / Reviews

The popular Huawei P Smart series returns just in time for summer with the refreshed and upgraded P Smart S, and as usual, it does not disappoint. Here’s our rundown of this incredible new smartphone from Huawei.

OPERATING SYSTEM

The P Smart S runs Huawei’s slick EMUI 10.1 which is based on Android 10. It offers Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) in place of Google Play Services. However, with the fantastic AppGallery, you’ll never be short of finding great apps and games, even the ones you already love!

DISPLAY

The Huawei P Smart S features a gorgeous 6.3-inch OLED Dewdrop display with 2400 x 1080 resolution, offering clear and vivid colours and immersive visuals when watching videos, playing games or even just browsing the web. The screen occupies 90.17% of the front glass panel and is super-bright with wide viewing angles and excellent contrast and saturation.

HARDWARE

The P Smart S has an Octa-Core processor with the Huawei Kirin 710F 8-core chipset, which includes 4 x Cortex-A73 Based 2.2 GHz cores and 4 x Cortex-A53 Based 1.7 GHz cores. It has also been upgraded with 4GB of RAM, which is capable of running most apps and games smoothly without any noticeable lag. On the security side, you now get an in-screen optical fingerprint sensor, but as is the case with most mid-range phones, the sensor can be a bit fiddly and may require more than one try to unlock the device in some instances. Of course, when it does work, the phone will take a second or two to unlock, but that’s certainly no dealbreaker, especially at this price point.

BATTERY

The device doesn’t feature wireless or fast charging, so you’ll need a couple of hours to get a full charge. However, you do get a decent 4000 mAh battery with the P Smart S that will easily give you a full day of use or even two days if you are a light to moderate user.

CAMERAS

This update to the popular Smart series features a powerful 48MP AI Triple Camera system with Night Mode and a 120° Ultra-Wide-Angle Lens, which should delight mobile shutterbugs. The 16MP front camera offers a range of filters to level up your selfies and make them pop on any social media feed.
The rear camera system is made up of 48 MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 8 MP (Ultra Wide-Angle Lens, f/2.4 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) lenses. The front selfie camera is a 16 MP lens with f/2.0 aperture.

STORAGE

The phone ships with 128GB of internal storage, which should be more than enough for average users, especially if you use cloud storage services to back up your videos and photos. On the other hand, if you prefer to hoard media on your phone, you can always expand the storage up to 256GB with the use of a microSD card in the second SIM slot.

COMPARISON

Overall, the P Smart S is an improvement over its 2019 predecessor with bigger storage, more RAM, better cameras and a crisp, clear display that will give you hours of viewing pleasure. Oh, and it still has a good old headphone jack!

VERDICT

The Huawei P Smart S is a smartphone that has something to offer virtually kind of user, from the mobile gamer to the social media influencer to the amateur photographer. You’d expect to find the features on offer here only in much more expensive devices, yet Huawei has somehow managed to cram in so many flagship-like touches and keep the cost of this smartphone pocket-friendly. Just like the P Smart phones of the past few years, this one is sure to be a winner here in SA.

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