Friday, February 16, 2018

Bucket Tech: Huawei P Smart - First Impressions



Huawei SA this week launched it's new P Smart device, a smart phone device with all the characteristics of a high level smart phone but at half the price. Yes, you read that correctly the first time, no need to read it again. So how have they done it? Well like with most of their devices, a lot of the tech they use gets moved into lower level devices, but there is compromise in certain areas which helps lower the price for the end user. No that it's a bad thing, it's just that you wont have enough RAM or as fast of a processor as the high level smartphones. 

Looking at the P Smart, Huawei have really went all out on this one, its the first phone in its category to feature a FullView Display, and its a 2.5D curved screen design which feels more compact in your hand. It also has dual lens technology camera, with a host of personalized photography functions. Combining 13MP+2MP rear dual cameras and 16-level dual shot blurring, Hauwei say the P Smart will make your photos impressive and stereoscopic. Further, with high-precision camera sensors, high-density phase detection pixels, the 13Mp HD camera focuses on real time, accuracy and speed, thus accurately capturing exciting moments. 

The P smart comes with the new EMUI 8.0 operating system, which is based on Android 8.0, which takes usability to new levels for fast and intuitive feature use. Chipset wise, the P Smart features Kirin 659 processor made with a process for med-range and high-end chips characterized by better engery performance, this also helps with battery life. The P Smart comes with a 3,000-mAh battery, combined with the Intelligent Power saving technology 6.0, which supports background real-time detection of power-hungry apps, comprehensive power consumption test and one-key optimization to save power significantly and help extend the battery life. 


Another nice feature is the unique on-touch split screen mode which the P smart has, which means you can use and run two applications simultaneously on your screen, offering you even more possibilities of mobile operations. The P smart also is equipped with Fingerprint 4.0 solution, fingerprint recognition within 0.3 seconds to bring an enhanced user experience, apart from just unlocking your phone, Huawei has also combined fingerprint recognition with other functions to develop ground-breaking apps such as fingerprint navigation, fingerprint shot and alarm clock deactivation with fingerprint. 

"Our new P smart brings you flagship features at an affordable price. It's the first time the industry will see both dual camera and FullView display at this price range and we are excited to introduce this to the South African market" - Likun Zhao GM, Huawei Consumer Business.  The Huawei P smart is available for purchase at all operators in South Africa from 13th February 2018 and the recommended retail price is R3999. 


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