The Huawei P50 Pro is the second phone in the P50 series, released in August 2021.
It is the first model in the series to use a Qualcomm SoC, a high-performance IoT System-on-Chip that integrates major features for building advanced use cases such as machine learning, edge computing, sensor processing, voice UI enablement and integrated wireless connectivity.
Is The Huawei P50 Pro Dual Sim?
The Huawei P50 Pro is available in both dual SIM and single SIM versions. The dual SIM version allows you to use two nano SIM cards, while the single SIM version uses one nano SIM card.
On the dual SIM version, you have a primary and secondary SIM card slot, and either of the card slots can be set to use the primary or secondary SIM card.
The Huawei P50 Pro has some premium features such as its large battery, dual stereo speakers, 66 W HUAWEI SuperCharge, 50 W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge, dual-matrix camera design, AIS Pro true-steady shot, intelligent cross-device collaboration, IP68 splash, dust and water resistance, amongst many others.
- The available colour options are golden black, cocoa gold, pearl white and charm pink.
- Dimensions in H x W x D are 158.8 x 72.8 x 8.5mm
- This phone weighs 195 grams (6.88oz), including the battery
- The display size is 6.6 inches, with a resolution of 2700 x 1228 pixels
- OLED screen with up to 120Hz refresh rate; 1,440 Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, and 300 Hz touch sampling rate
- The Operating system is HarmonyOS 2.0, based on Android 11
- The processor is Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G
- CPU is Octa-core, 1 x Corte[email protected] GHz + 3 x [email protected] GHz + 4 x [email protected] GHz
- GPU is Adreno 660
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
- Triple camera with:
- 50 MP True-Chroma Camera (Color, f/1.8 aperture, OIS)
- 40 MP True-Chroma Camera (MONO, f/1.6 aperture)
- 13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (f/2.2 aperture)
- 64 MP Telephoto Camera (f/3.5 aperture, OIS), supports AF
- 13MP selfie camera (Wide Angle, f/2.4, autofocus)
- IP68 rating for splash, water and dust resistance
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) In the Dual SIM version, either card slot can be set to accommodate the primary or secondary SIM card.
- 4G network connectivity
- Sensors include: Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint, infrared, barometric pressure, Hall, Ambient light, proximity, laser, and colour temperature sensor.
- WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity
- USB Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1 (reversible), USB Type-C ear jack
- Audio is HUAWEI Histen, which supports stereo sound
- 43600 mAh battery capacity
- Supports HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 66 W)
- Wireless HUAWEI Supercharge (Max 50 W)
- This box comes with the phone (built-in battery), a charger, USB type-C cable, flexible clear case, quick start guide, eject tool and warranty card.
Huawei offers the P50 Pro in a variety of colours: charm pink, pearl white, cocoa gold and golden black, but only the cocoa gold and golden black colours are widely available internationally.
It has a silky sleek design which is 8.5 mm thin, a sleek reflective glass back, and a shiny metallic/aluminium frame, which is more noticeable at the top and bottom. It also has a curved OLED screen in front, while the front and back are curved glass.
It has a glass back, which is eye-catching but easily attracts dust and fingerprint marks. On the back is the dual matrix camera design that has the two-ring camera housing, which looks great. The layout sports four different cameras, accented with a gold trim that adds some additional subtle look to it.
The volume buttons and the power button sit on the right side, while the USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 port and the SIM tray, which also includes space for Huawei’s nano memory expandable storage, are located at the bottom. It is either a Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
Speaker grilles are located on the top and bottom, while the fingerprint sensor is behind the screen, which has curved edges that wrap into the metallic frame.
The P50 Pro uses a 6.6-inch TrueChroma full HD resolution glass display with 91.2% screen-to-body ratio, a 120Hz screen refresh rate, 2700 x 1228 pixels, OLED display, 1.07 billion display colours, 450 PPI capacitive with 300Hz touch sampling, and 1440 Hz PWM dimming control (intended to reduce eye strain, particularly at lower brightness). To unlock the display of this phone, you can use either the fingerprint sensor or facial recognition.
The Huawei P50 Pro spots a novel Leica quad-camera setup, a phase and contrast autofocus combining a 50MP TrueChroma main sensor (f1.8, OIS) with a 40MP TrueChroma monochrome (f1.6), 13MP ultrawide angle (f2.2), and 64MP telephoto sensor (f3.5, OIS, AF) with a 3.5x optical zoom, hybrid zoom, and 100x max digital zoom for the Rear camera.
Features on the rear camera setup include digital zoom, auto flash, face detection, and touch-to-focus. The front camera has a resolution of 13 MP main (f2.4) that is able to use autofocus with eye tracking; it supports up to 8192 x 6144 pixels for image resolution. Huawei infuses the camera with its proprietary XD Optics lens correction technology and XD Fusion Pro Imaging Engine that encompasses what Huawei calls Super HDR, Super Zoom, and AIS Pro technologies.
Video resolution is capped at 4K at 30 or 60fps, Supports up to 3840 x 2160 pixels; there’s also an ultra slo-mo option that supports 1080p capture at 960fps and a dual-view mode to capture using front and rear or two rear cameras at once. Huawei’s video stabilization technology is very robust, and the low-light performance, while decent, isn’t as solid as the photography mode. There’s some noticeable grain, particularly when zooming in with the telephoto camera in low light.
- Great camera quality
- Premium design and build
- Good OLED display
- IP68 dust and waterproof
- USB 3.2 with image output
- Great sound quality with its dual stereo speakers
- Storage can be expanded
- Fast charging
- Great gaming performance
- No 5G connectivity
- It is prone to dust and fingerprint marks
- No Google service
- Poor apps/games library
- The processor is not up-to-date
- Storage only supports nm cards
- Only a few Bluetooth audio codecs are supported
- It is pricey.
In conclusion, the Huawei P50 Pro makes up for its outdated features with its premium charging capabilities, great sound quality, sleek design and stellar camera package. The camera package offers solid photography capabilities, which is a focal point of this smartphone.
Overall, the Huawei P50 Pro is a great phone with a few more upgrades than the standard Huawei P50. The main downside is the lack of access to Google apps and 5G connectivity. However, for those that don’t mind this, the Huawei P50 is still a great buy.