Huawei P Smart review

7.9/10 AVG.
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7.9/10
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The Huawei P Smart currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 10 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
5.65"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


What Mobile

The Huawei P Smart is a fantastic budget smartphone. There is very little missing in the relatively small package when compared to a flagship and quite frankly the price is way too low.

- What Mobile
Coolsmartphone

Sure, it may fall into the “mid-range” or even “budget” pricing structure, but we really shouldn’t equate that with a lesser handset any more, because this isn’t a lesser handset. It certainly shows that, for not that-much-money, you can buy a phone which is only a small really small down from the l...

- Leigh Geary, Coolsmartphone
Notebookcheck

Price-performance ratio is decent, and so is its overall performance - it is not the fastest by any means, but by and large always in the top half.

- Inge Schwabe, Notebookcheck
ZDNet

Reviewing the Honor 9 Lite, I said it set the new high bar for the £200 price point. That makes it a tough handset to beat, and the Huawei P Smart doesn't quite manage it: Huawei's budget brand definitely takes the plaudits in this particular head-to-head.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Expert Reviews

The Huawei P Smart is an impressive budget smartphone. With an 18:9 aspect ratio, an attractive design, a decent set of cameras and a blisteringly quick fingerprint reader, there’s lots to like about this handset.

- Christopher Minasians, Expert Reviews


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Common Questions


Huawei released the P Smart on January 31, 2017.


The P Smart price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei P Smart prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Huawei P Smart user manual here.


Huawei backs up the P Smart with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
5.65"

The Huawei P Smart's screen size is 5.65 inches with 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32/64 GB

Internal memory is 32/64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 959 minutes, 620 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

P Smart Specs

Overview
Release date January 31, 2017
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 659 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32/64 GB
RAM 3 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.99 W/kg
Body: 1.27 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 597 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 620 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 959 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 21.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Blue, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.01 x 7.21 x 0.75 cm (5.9 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 165 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density 427 pixels
Size 5.65 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), Exposure value, Time lapse
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Huawei Enjoy 7S

64 GB variant comes with 4 GB of RAM.

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Critic Reviews


What Mobile

A feature-packed phone at a great price

The Huawei P Smart is a fantastic budget smartphone. There is very little missing in the relatively small package when compared to a flagship and quite frankly the price is way too low.

Read full review

The Huawei P Smart is a fantastic budget smartphone. There is very little missing in the relatively small package when compared to a flagship and quite frankly the price is way too low.

Read full review

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Coolsmartphone

An utterly staggering piece of kit for the cash

from Coolsmartphone

Sure, it may fall into the “mid-range” or even “budget” pricing structure, but we really shouldn’t equate that with a lesser handset any more, because this isn’t a lesser handset. It certainly shows that, for not that-much-money, you can buy a phone which is only a small really small down from the leading-edge phones.

Read full review

Sure, it may fall into the “mid-range” or even “budget” pricing structure, but we really shouldn’t equate that with a lesser handset any more, because this isn’t a lesser handset. It certainly shows that, for not that-much-money, you can buy a phone which is only a small really small down from the leading-edge phones.

Read full review

Less

Notebookcheck

A decent mid-range smartphone

from Notebookcheck

Price-performance ratio is decent, and so is its overall performance - it is not the fastest by any means, but by and large always in the top half.

Read full review

Price-performance ratio is decent, and so is its overall performance - it is not the fastest by any means, but by and large always in the top half.

Read full review

Less

ZDNet

Overshadowed by its budget-brand stablemate

from ZDNet

Reviewing the Honor 9 Lite, I said it set the new high bar for the £200 price point. That makes it a tough handset to beat, and the Huawei P Smart doesn't quite manage it: Huawei's budget brand definitely takes the plaudits in this particular head-to-head.

Read full review

Reviewing the Honor 9 Lite, I said it set the new high bar for the £200 price point. That makes it a tough handset to beat, and the Huawei P Smart doesn't quite manage it: Huawei's budget brand definitely takes the plaudits in this particular head-to-head.

Read full review

Less

Expert Reviews

Another budget smartphone with a tall 18:9 screen

from Expert Reviews

The Huawei P Smart is an impressive budget smartphone. With an 18:9 aspect ratio, an attractive design, a decent set of cameras and a blisteringly quick fingerprint reader, there’s lots to like about this handset.

Read full review

The Huawei P Smart is an impressive budget smartphone. With an 18:9 aspect ratio, an attractive design, a decent set of cameras and a blisteringly quick fingerprint reader, there’s lots to like about this handset.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

Better specs than you might expect

from Tech Advisor

With a decent 18:9 screen, the P Smart is a fine Android phone that should appeal to anyone looking for a cheap contract phone.

Read full review

With a decent 18:9 screen, the P Smart is a fine Android phone that should appeal to anyone looking for a cheap contract phone.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

Smart design lacks performance to match

from Pocket-lint

Compared to flagship phones, the Huawei P Smart leaves some things to be desired. Improvements are needed in the battery life and performance department to make it an easy recommendation.

Read full review

Compared to flagship phones, the Huawei P Smart leaves some things to be desired. Improvements are needed in the battery life and performance department to make it an easy recommendation.

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GSMArena

Did well to tick the right checkboxes

We had very few niggles with the Huawei P Smart. It certainly lacks some connectivity options but makes up for that with a great all-round package with a wide screen, balanced performance and advanced camera skills.

Read full review

We had very few niggles with the Huawei P Smart. It certainly lacks some connectivity options but makes up for that with a great all-round package with a wide screen, balanced performance and advanced camera skills.

Read full review

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TechRadar

Offers an 18:9 screen for the budget buyer

from TechRadar

The Huawei P Smart is a smart choice if you're after an affordable handset with a big 18:9 display, but you can get better performance and photos elsewhere.

Read full review

The Huawei P Smart is a smart choice if you're after an affordable handset with a big 18:9 display, but you can get better performance and photos elsewhere.

Read full review

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Recombu

Familiar territory

from Recombu

The P Smart also proves itself a great value smartphone, packing some sleek design, decent camera tech, awesome battery life and a solid screen – all for a price that won’t break the bank.

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The P Smart also proves itself a great value smartphone, packing some sleek design, decent camera tech, awesome battery life and a solid screen – all for a price that won’t break the bank.

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