I am of the judgment that the arrival of the Huawei P Smart 2021 to get throughout Italy, is a decidedly important event for the Chinese giant. Because, in a nutshell, everybody knows the US-China situation, and the thousand stakes that the existing US administration is continually throwing around Huawei’s wheels have profoundly changed the strategy and future of the giant headed by Richard Yu.
And even if, as nothing you’ve seen prior this year, the marketplace for cheap or mid-range smartphones is chock packed with interesting alternatives, the arrival of the brand new P Smart 2021 (which, let’s remember, is definitely an archive sales model) not merely benefits users and provides them more choice, but gives Huawei the possibility to make the world understand – forever – that it could do it alone, in market segment where it is definitely a protagonist (and that actually makes it what it really is), with a far more than mature device but without Google services: because if until Huawei P Smart 2020 Huawei could insert the GMS, with the 2021 version it had to totally abandon them, and only its HMS.
But now it really is no longer since it once was, and using its beyond 490 million users active, approx 100.000 iphone app available and beyond 261 billion downloads between January and August 2020 Huawei’s AppGallery (in an exceedingly small amount of time, let’s face it) has turned into a a lot more than valid option to the Google and Apple stores: individually, the banking applications are arriving, plus they are also available SkyGo e DAZN for Huawei smartphones.
The main point is: the brand new Huawei P Smart 2021 without GMS, might it be able to keep carefully the throne of king of the medium / low-end smartphones? And, most importantly, will it be in a position to convince persons that without GMS you can still live? Because when there is a way to understand this message across, it really is with an inexpensive device within everyone’s reach.
Huawei P Smart 2021 review: could it be still the KING of the low-end?
The packaging of the Huawei P Smart 2021 she is obviously rich. In the box with that your new Huawei smartphone comes additionally, there are the 25w charger, the USB-C cable, a protective film and earphones that utilize the 3.5mm audio tracks jack.
This is actually the contents of the package:
HUAWEI P smart 2021
22.5w SuperCharge charger
USB Type C cable
3,5mm music jack headphones
TP protective film
Design and materials
If you took a Huawei P Smart 2019 (but also a P Smart 2020) and if it were combined with new version of the smartphone, it might be difficult to feel that they are devices that participate in the same line. In the Huawei P Smart 2021 the business has embarked on an essential design change, that makes it much more such as a higher-end device when compared to a budget smartphone.
Obtainable in Crush Green, Blush Gold and Midnight Black colors, the Huawei P Smart 2021 it really is made totally of polycarbonate, but is seen as a a production process that means it is particularly enjoyable to touch and provides it a higher-end touch-and-feel. The camera module is vertical and includes 4 optics added to the same axis, but the main difference with the types of previous generations is on leading, where in fact the drop notch has given way to a far more nice central punch hole.
The bezels of the screen are very small, but that’s still present.asymmetry effect (that i personally hate) between your upper frame (which is smaller in proportions) and the low one (which, however, is decidedly thicker).
It really is 76.88 x 165.65 x 9.26 mm large and weighs around 206 grams, which will not make it being among the most compact and light smartphones in its market range, but in general you can make utilization of it comfortably, regardless if using it with one hand will stay a dream. The fingerprint sensor has been located laterally and built-into the power button.
The screen of the Huawei P Smart 2021 runs on the large panel 6.67 ”IPS LCD with FullView design, therefore with an excellent screen / surface ratio. Resolution is typical FullHD + from 2400 × 1800 pixels, as the pixel per inch ratio is 394 ppi: a fairly high value, for the common of the purchase price range where the smartphone fits.
All in all this is a top quality panel, in a position to guarantee the reproduction of sensible images regarding saturation and color hue and with an excellent maximum brightness, which guarantees an excellent vision even in direct light conditions.
However, it really is true that as in every other smartphones that use an IPS LCD, even in the display of the Huawei P Smart 2021 all of the advantages and disadvantages of this sort of technology can be found. Blacks, for instance, might seem to be shallow and saturation isn’t an excessive amount of too much. Pretty good though, for the reason that viewing angles are great and it’ll be possible to view the images reproduced from the screen even at wide angles.
The smartphone animates the Kirin 710A (4 x Cortex-A73 at 2.0GHz + 4 x Cortex-A53 at 1.7GHz), which may be the first tangible consequence of the collaboration with SMIC, a Chinese company that uses Chinese technology, and with which Huawei had to compromise the production process at 14 nm because, let’s remember, the “traditional” Kirin 710 made by TSMC used a 12 nanometer manufacturing process.
Memory RAM is 4 GB, as the internal memory is from 128 GB expandable up to 512 GB with a microSD. Then there are always a USB-C 2.0 port, Bluetooth 5.1, evidently the dual band WiFi ac and the input for the 3.5mm jack. This is a 4G dual-sim smartphone in a position to guarantee excellent signal reception (both cellular and Wifi) and excellent audio tracks performance, both in headphones and with the mono speaker, where however there is absolutely no NFC.
And in short, overall this is a medium-low-end hardware, for a smartphone sold for over 200 euros, which in general manages to execute well in every the more traditional operations: the management of multitasking it certainly is fast, there are no problems linked to micro-lag and an individual experience is a lot more than satisfactory. However, things learn to change a little when you begin using more technical applications or start multiple tasks as well: they are the occasions where you commence to feel the weight of the 4 GB of RAM memory and the not so powerful processor, and yes could come across small slowdowns but – in all honesty – they don’t affect the overall usability of these devices.
The execution of the games is good, in fact it is also possible to use titles with rather complex graphics such as for example CoD online or Genshin Impact, so long as you accept the compromise of with them with the reduced graphics settings: the technology GPU Turbo however, it creates it possible to play at high framerates already with medium settings, or in more descriptive modes, but disabling (when possible) anti-aliasing.
Camera – Huawei P Smart 2021
The sector of the Huawei P Smart 2021 it contains 4 cameras but, as always in the forex market segment, there are two really useful ones. The primary camera is one 48 megapixel which runs on the half-inch sensor and an f / 1.8 lens and is flanked by an ultra wide angle from 8 megapixel f / 2.4 with a 120 ° filed of view, a sensor for 2 megapixel f / 2.4 macro and a sensor from 2 megapixels for the f / 2.4 bokeh effect. As usual, everything is supported by Huawei’s excellent artificial intelligence technology, which also in the P Smart 2021 does an excellent job.
Photographs taken with the key camera in good light conditions are good. They are abundant with details and have an excellent balance of hue and saturation, even though the recognition of the scene managed by artificial intelligence is activated which, generally, always tends to improve the colors and make the ultimate result unrealistic. In low light conditions some noise starts to seem, but in fact this is a problem which can be solved by activating the night time mode.
Things commence to change when you shoot with the ultra wide angle lens, with which images less abundant with detail and less bright will be generated, which yet, in our tests were a lot more than satisfactory in conditions of high brightness and more fluctuating when in dark environ