Huawei P50 Pocket Review
. This folding smartphone brings some positive and negative surprises.. The light 190 gram. 6.7 oz P50 Pocket shows high quality workmanship. At about 15 mm 0.6 in when folded up, it looks significantly thicker than a classic smartphone, but it still turns out comfortably compact at 87 x, 76 mm 3.4 x, 3 in., In contrast to the Galaxy Z Flip3. In closed state, the P50 Pocket doesnt have a noticeable gap between the two halves of the display, but it also doesnt have any IPX8 rating to protect against water getting inside.. We evaluate the locating accuracy of our test unit in a practical test where we record a route in parallel with a Garmin Venu 2 for comparison.. The deviations of the route recordings by the P50 Pocket are relatively small, but we can still see some inaccuracies in the recorded route. In our WLAN test. In combination with our Asus ROG Rapture GT AXE11000 reference router, the WLAN module, which supports the IEEE 802.11 abgnacax standards. Impresses with a high speed., While access to the LTE net is supported in many 4G frequency bands, you cannot take advantage of the fast 5G standard., Although the P50 Pocket is a foldable which puts the focus more on the foldability of the panel. We really like the pictures taken with the main camera.. The sharpness and dynamics are on a very good level.. The same also goes for the 13 MP ultrawide angle, camera, which is able to produce a lot of details.
Thanks to the foldable form factor. You can take selfies with the main camera using the cover screen., As expected in terms of sharpness and low light performance. The 11 MP camera inside is unable to keep up with this, but it can still take relatively good pictures.. The foldable 6.9 inch OLED panel of the P50 Pocket has a form factor of 219, an adaptive refresh rate of 120 Hz and a resolution of 2790 x 1188 pixels.. This results in a high pixel density of more than 400 ppi for the foldable smartphone. At a maximum of 780 cdm. The display brightness is at a good level that is similar to a Galaxy Z Flip3, but our realistic APL50 measurement also doesnt show a higher brightness 792 cdm. As all OLEDs. The panel of the P50 Pocket also flickers., While the display uses a fairly constant PWM at the minimal brightness level. The amplitude, which is around 120 Hz, varies slightly more at brightness levels above that., Daylight doesnt pose any problems to the Huawei smartphone.. Thanks to the OLED technology used, the viewing angles are at a good level. In everyday operation. The Huawei smartphone always runs smoothly and almost without any delays.. The system performance is excellent and applications load very quickly.. The reason for this lies in the Snapdragon 888 being used, which integrates a fast primary core based on the ARM: Cortex X1 architecture, three fast Cortex, A78 performance cores and four Cortex A55 cores.
. This is accompanied by an Adreno 660 as the graphics unit. Under load. The case of the P50 Pocket heats up to various extents in the performance mode., But even in normal mode. We measure throttling of almost 50. In our WLAN test and with 120 Hz. The P50 Pocket only achieves a battery life of about 8 hours, which is below average.. We should also mention here that EMUI always terminates our battery test going into standby at a remaining capacity of 10.. This is why we added 44 minutes to our measured runtime of 7 hours and 18 minutes from 10 to 100.. The 4000 mAh battery can be recharged from 10 to 100, within about one hour at a maximum of 40 watts.. In addition, we measure a quite pronounced power consumption during idle operation.. The P50 Pocket gave us some surprises in our test.. On the positive side, we can mention the quality of the camera in the back.. Surprisingly, Huawei has also managed to fit a powerful 4000 mAh battery into the slim case of the Pocket, but the battery life is rather disappointing due to the thermal problems.. On the other hand, the current prices of the Samsung Galaxy Z, Flip3 5G – of about 650 Euros. 709 dont turn the purchase of a 1200 Euro 1310 foldable from Huawei into a more attractive proposition.. If you want to learn more about the Huawei P50 Pocket visit, our detailed review on notebookcheck.net.