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Huawei P Smart (2019) Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Stanislav Kokhanyuk), 12/27/2018

Bigger. Smarter. Sharper. The new smartphone from Huawei, the P Smart 2019, can be described with these three words. The performance has been increased significantly and the smartphone runs the latest version of Android (9.0 Pie). However, in the course of our review, we observed several drawbacks that we also saw in our review of the predecessor.

Huawei P Smart 2019

With the P Smart 2019, Huawei attempts to strike the best balance between price and performance once again. There are two versions of the P Smart 2019: dual-SIM/single-SIM. The smartphone also comes in two different color schemes and has a very reasonable price tag of 250 Euros (~$285).

The P Smart 2019 is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC, which features ARM’s Mali G51 MP4 graphics unit. Our review device has 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal eMMC memory. The P Smart 2019 has basically the same hardware as the Honor 10 Lite, except that the latter comes with 4 GB of RAM.

Besides the predecessor model Huawei P Smart, we also include other competing devices with a similar price tag and performance in this review for comparison purposes. The competing devices include: the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018), the Motorola One, the Honor 8X and the Nokia 5.1 Plus.

Huawei P Smart 2019 (P Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 416 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (B2 / B3 / B5 / B8), UMTS 3G (B1 / B2 / B5 / B8), LTE 4G FDD (B1 / B3 / B7 / B8 / B20), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 155.2 x 73.4 ( = 0.31 x 6.11 x 2.89 in)
Battery
3400 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 43 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 25 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 738 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 800 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix +2 MP, LED Flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: on-screen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power supply, microUSB cable, SIM tool, stereo headset, EMUI 9.0, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 0.83 W/Kg, body SAR: 1.00 W/Kg, fanless
Weight
160 g ( = 5.64 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 39 g ( = 1.38 oz / 0.09 pounds)
Price
250 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Case - The Huawei smartphone is made of plastic

The case of the Huawei P Smart 2019 is made of Plexiglas, which comes in two main color schemes: Midnight Black and Aurora Blue. The edges of the glass are rounded so that the glass on the back melds seamlessly with the glass on the front. It is quite well-done actually. All in all, the P Smart 2019 has great build quality and feels good in the hand.

Despite its smooth surfaces, the Huawei smartphone does not easily slide off the table and is very unlikely to slip out of your hand. However, during our review, we discovered that the glass surfaces scratch very easily and that the P Smart 2019 is a veritable fingerprint magnet. The screen protector is also placed in such a way that when swiping up and down the screen with the thumb, it often goes past the edges of the screen protector. This is noticeable every time and the transition between the screen protector and the unprotected glass feels very jarring.

The physical buttons are located on the right side of the Huawei smartphone. They wobble slightly but still sit quite firmly in their cutouts. The nanoSIM/microSD card tray is located at the top of the smartphone. It sits very tightly in its slot as well.

Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019
Huawei P Smart 2019

Size Comparison

160.4 mm / 6.31 inch 76.6 mm / 3.02 inch 7.8 mm / 0.3071 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs159.8 mm / 6.29 inch 76.8 mm / 3.02 inch 7.5 mm / 0.2953 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs155.2 mm / 6.11 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs149.5 mm / 5.89 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs150.1 mm / 5.91 inch 72.05 mm / 2.84 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs149.5 mm / 5.89 inch 72.2 mm / 2.84 inch 7.97 mm / 0.3138 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs

Connectivity - Modern SoC in the Huawei P Smart 2019

The P Smart 2019 comes with the Kirin 710, which is a mid-range SoC that was released at the beginning of 2018. Thanks to this SoC, the smartphone feels very responsive. The ARM Mali-G51 MP4 is responsible for image rendering. 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage round off the package. According to the manufacturer, the storage space can be expanded by up to 512 GB with the help of a microSD card. However, if you choose to use an SD card, then you will not be able to insert a second nanoSIM card. Those who decide to go with two SIM cards will be able to sign into LTE networks on both SIM cards. The smartphone also supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi calling.

Data can be transferred through a wired connection with the help of the microUSB port. The USB port operates at USB 2.0 speeds and features OTG functionality. The included headset or external speakers can be connected to the device via the 3.5-mm audio jack.

Bottom: speaker, microUSB port, microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack
Bottom: speaker, microUSB port, microphone, 3.5-mm audio jack
Left side: No ports
Left side: No ports
Top: nanoSIM/microSD-card slot, microphone
Top: nanoSIM/microSD-card slot, microphone
Right side: volume rocker, power button
Right side: volume rocker, power button

Software - Cheap smartphone with Android Pie

The Huawei P Smart 2019 runs Android 9 Pie. The security patches were last updated on November 1, 2018. The smartphone comes with a proprietary launcher (EMUI 9.0.1). The launcher offers a few proprietary apps for calling and messaging as well as a custom settings menu. Even new-comers should not have any difficulty navigating the system, because it is very intuitive and runs quite well. In the Huawei App Gallery, applications that can improve the user experience get recommended regularly.

A few third-party apps such as Facebook, eBay and Amazon Shopping come preinstalled with the P Smart 2019. That being said, these apps can be completely removed. You can set the microSD card as default storage in the settings menu. However, only user data can be stored on the SD card, not apps themselves. Moreover, SD cards cannot be formatted as internal storage.

In the settings menu, you can set up multiple accounts for various services. Nevertheless, you cannot create more than one user account for the Huawei P Smart 2019 itself.

Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019
Software Huawei P Smart 2019

Communication and GPS - The P Smart 2019 supports NFC and LTE

The P Smart 2019 supports the following mobile communication standards: GSM, UMTS and LTE. Our current review device can use the same number of LTE bands as its predecessor. The P Smart 2019 still operates at LTE Category 6 speeds. This means that it can achieve download speeds of up to 300 Mb/s and upload speeds of up to 50 Mb/s. We did not observe any connectivity issues with the P Smart 2019, which means that the smartphone can be reliably used at any time.

For short-distance communication, the Huawei smartphone relies on NFC, Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi module supports the following wireless standards: a, b, g, n and ac. In our Wi-Fi test, the Huawei P Smart 2019 does much better than its predecessor. It achieves a data reception speed of 164 Mb/s and a data transmission speed of 226 Mb/s. However, with these results, it only manages to land a spot in the middle of our comparison chart.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
337 (min: 318, max: 347) MBit/s ∼100% +105%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
279 (min: 265, max: 284) MBit/s ∼83% +70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼68% +39%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
207 (min: 162, max: 243) MBit/s ∼61% +26%
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (min: 28, max: 206) MBit/s ∼49%
Motorola One
Adreno 506, 625, 64 GB eMMC Flash
103 (min: 36, max: 118) MBit/s ∼31% -37%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.7 MBit/s ∼15% -68%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Mali-G71 MP2, 7885, 64 GB eMMC Flash
320 (min: 164, max: 362) MBit/s ∼100% +42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
312 (min: 121, max: 348) MBit/s ∼98% +38%
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
226 (min: 197, max: 262) MBit/s ∼71%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼68% -4%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
182 (min: 136, max: 231) MBit/s ∼57% -19%
Motorola One
Adreno 506, 625, 64 GB eMMC Flash
112 (min: 57, max: 117) MBit/s ∼35% -50%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 MBit/s ∼16% -78%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø164 (28-206)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø226 (197-262)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors

We use the GSP Test app to examine how well the P Smart 2019 does when it comes to geolocation. The Huawei smartphone supports GPS, GLONASS and Beidou. Outdoors, the P Smart 2019 has a margin of error of roughly five meters. Your location can be acquired indoors as well as, but with a margin of error of about 20 meters.

On our obligatory bike ride, the P Smart 2019 proves to be quite accurate when compared to our reference-grade navigator Garmin Edge 520. However, the route that we took was not mapped perfectly on the Android smartphone. Some corners were cut and a few curves were flattened. Nevertheless, the P Smart 2019 is good enough for daily navigation.

GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Huawei P Smart
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520

Telephony and Call Quality - The Huawei P Smart comes with a headset

The smartphone comes with Huawei’s proprietary phone app. It offers direct access to the dial screen. There are also two other tabs: one for contacts, the other for favorites. The Huawei P Smart 2019 provides a very good call quality. The voices on either end of the call sound clear and intelligible. The background noise is filtered out successfully and the P Smart 2019 is loud enough for you to be able to use it in somewhat loud environments.

The box of the Huawei smartphone contains a headset, which does a good job when it is used for calls. It gets somewhat louder, which is why it can be easily used instead of the ear-speaker.

Cameras - P Smart 2019 has two cameras

Shot with the front camera
Shot with the front camera

The Huawei P Smart 2019 comes with a powerful 13+2 MP dual-camera system on the back and an 8 MP camera on the front. The front-facing camera takes usable images in daylight, which appear a little blurry. It does not reproduce fine structures very well. However, the colors look good and image elements with high contrast are easy to tell apart. In the settings menu, users can enable the beauty mode for taking selfies. You can also turn the Bokeh effect off and on.

The main camera of the P Smart 2019 takes usable panoramic shots, which become somewhat grainy at high zoom levels. Moreover, the camera cannot handle images with a lot of dynamic range. There is some black crash in photos with a wide dynamic range. Detail is lost in the darker areas of the image. There is also very little detail in shots taken in shady environments. The objects are very hard to tell apart. In close-up shots, there is a lot more detail and the darker areas are much better reproduced. Fine details and structures are also very well-rendered. The rear camera of the P Smart 2019 shows its better side in dim environments. The colors appear somewhat washed-out, but the level of detail is quite good and the image is well-lit even at the edges.

Huawei’s camera app comes with a whole set of AI features, which can improve image quality or add various lighting effects or even create images with small movements in them. The feature called "HiVision" offers users an opportunity to look up objects in focus on major shopping websites. In Pro mode, you can customize image quality even further. Here you can change the following settings: exposure, ISO value, shutter speed, white balance and focus.

Videos shot with the P Smart 2019 look just as good as the photos. Here the strength of the camera is seen in low-light conditions. Besides beauty effects, the camera app does not offer any other features.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

We use the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport tool to assess the color accuracy of the Huawei P Smart 2019’s camera. Most of the colors appear overbrightened. However, some colors such as dark gray and black tones are too dim.

We examine the color reproduction of the Huawei smartphone under controlled lighting conditions. Fine lines, colors and details are all well-reproduced. However, the image appears a little washed-out at the lower edges.

Huawei P Smart 2019 - Test chart
Huawei P Smart 2019 - Test chart (Detail)

Accessories and Warranty - Huawei smartphone with a 24-month warranty

The box contains a USB charger, microUSB cable, SIM-card ejection tool and a stereo headset. There are no other accessories that were specifically designed for the P Smart 2019. However, Huawei offers a number of Bluetooth headsets, car chargers and power banks that are compatible with our review device.

The smartphone has a 24-month warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices and Handling - Huawei smartphone with SwiftKey

The Huawei P Smart 2019 comes with the SwiftKey keyboard, which is why typing on the smartphone is easy and intuitive. The appearance of the keyboard can be customized. You can change the number of key rows, the size of the keys, the color of the keys and the keyboard layout. The display responds to inputs without any delays. The smooth surface of the touchscreen makes drag-and-drop motions easy, especially when you need to do a lot of them. This does not tire your fingers.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the back of the P Smart 2019. It unlocks the smartphone quickly and reliably. During our review, it failed to recognize our fingerprint only once.

Huawei P Smart 2019 keyboard
Huawei P Smart 2019 keyboard

Display - 6-inch smartphone with a good screen

Pixel arrangement
Pixel arrangement

The screen of the Huawei P Smart 2019 measures 6.2 inches diagonally and has a native resolution of 2340x1080. The average brightness of 440 cd/m² is the lowest result in our comparison chart and the brightness distribution of 85% is also the worst value among the competing devices. During our measurements, we determined that the smartphone does not use pulse width modulation for brightness control.

407
cd/m²
436
cd/m²
454
cd/m²
408
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
461
cd/m²
423
cd/m²
439
cd/m²
478
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 478 cd/m² Average: 440.4 cd/m² Minimum: 1.98 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 85 %
Center on Battery: 458 cd/m²
Contrast: 1309:1 (Black: 0.35 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Huawei P Smart 2019
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.2
Huawei P smart
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.65
Nokia 5.1 Plus
IPS, 1520x720, 5.8
Honor 8X
LCD IPS, 2340x1080, 6.5
Motorola One
IPS, 1520x720, 5.9
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Super AMOLED, 2220x1080, 6
Screen
-51%
-58%
-111%
-62%
18%
Brightness middle
458
573
25%
513
12%
484
6%
467
2%
570
24%
Brightness
440
568
29%
502
14%
469
7%
452
3%
565
28%
Brightness Distribution
85
89
5%
89
5%
93
9%
87
2%
93
9%
Black Level *
0.35
0.63
-80%
0.36
-3%
0.55
-57%
0.38
-9%
Contrast
1309
910
-30%
1425
9%
880
-33%
1229
-6%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.4
4.2
-200%
5.2
-271%
7.3
-421%
5.29
-278%
1.5
-7%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
3.8
6.4
-68%
9.8
-158%
11.1
-192%
7.71
-103%
3.6
5%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.4
4.6
-92%
4.1
-71%
7.4
-208%
5
-108%
1.2
50%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.24 98%
2.33 94%
2.16 102%
2.376 93%
2.07 106%
CCT
6235 104%
7157 91%
7423 88%
8534 76%
7583 86%
6504 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9266 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Our measurements show that the Huawei P Smart 2019 has a black value of 0.35 cd/m² and a contrast ratio of 1309:1. This is why the colors are easy to tell apart and the dark tones look rather grayish.

The CalMAN analysis reveals that the colors appear very balanced, straight out of the box. In the settings menu, you can change the color temperature and switch between two predetermined profiles "Standard" and “Vivid”. The “Vivid” profile raises the color temperature significantly, which is why the image appears clearer but colder.

CalMAN - color accuracy (standard profile)
CalMAN - color accuracy (standard profile)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid profile)
CalMAN - color accuracy (vivid profile)
CalMAN - color-space coverage (standard profile)
CalMAN - color-space coverage (standard profile)
CalMAN - color-space coverage (vivid profile)
CalMAN - color-space coverage (vivid profile)
CalMAN - grayscale (standard profile)
CalMAN - grayscale (standard profile)
CalMAN - grayscale (vivid profile)
CalMAN - grayscale (vivid profile)
CalMAN - saturation (standard profile)
CalMAN - saturation (standard profile)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid profile)
CalMAN - saturation (vivid profile)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
27.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 8.4 ms rise
↘ 18.8 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 56 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
50.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.4 ms rise
↘ 28.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 85 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

The display brightness of the Huawei P Smart 2019 is high enough for it to be usable outdoors. The screen content can even be read on sunny days. However, the screen becomes difficult to read in direct sunlight and the reflections of the objects in the environment make reading screen content even harder.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel of the P Smart 2019 offers very wide viewing angles. The screen content is legible from any angle without any distortions. This is why the Huawei smartphone can be used from unusual positions, as long as there are no reflections on the screen.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - The Huawei P Smart 2019 is quite capable

The Huawei P Smart 2019 comes with the HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and the ARM Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit. Moreover, the Huawei smartphone is equipped with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC storage.  This is why it is powerful enough for the smooth operation of Android and can run all simple apps and even very-demanding applications.

Our benchmark results show that the Huawei P Smart 2019 offers very good system performance. The Huawei smartphone is beaten by the Honor 8X, which comes with the same SoC, but it has more RAM.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
3157 Points ∼67%
Huawei P smart
3117 Points ∼66% -1%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Points ∼0% -100%
Honor 8X
4083 Points ∼87% +29%
Motorola One
3592 Points ∼77% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
4026 Points ∼86% +28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (2631 - 4083, n=9)
3500 Points ∼75% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼100% +49%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
5407 Points ∼97%
Huawei P smart
3732 Points ∼67% -31%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Points ∼0% -100%
Honor 8X
5557 Points ∼100% +3%
Motorola One
4374 Points ∼79% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
4429 Points ∼80% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (5266 - 5615, n=9)
5457 Points ∼98% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼85% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
1527 Points ∼95%
Huawei P smart
946 Points ∼59% -38%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Points ∼0% -100%
Honor 8X
1614 Points ∼100% +6%
Motorola One
878 Points ∼54% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1525 Points ∼94% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1523 - 1614, n=9)
1561 Points ∼97% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼88% -7%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
5951 Points ∼83%
Huawei P smart
4874 Points ∼68% -18%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
7021 Points ∼98% +18%
Honor 8X
7141 Points ∼100% +20%
Motorola One
4936 Points ∼69% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
5387 Points ∼75% -9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (5803 - 7141, n=9)
6448 Points ∼90% +8%
Average of class Smartphone (2630 - 11440, n=387)
5331 Points ∼75% -10%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
7078 Points ∼78%
Huawei P smart
5817 Points ∼64% -18%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
9065 Points ∼100% +28%
Honor 8X
8939 Points ∼99% +26%
Motorola One
5927 Points ∼65% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
5625 Points ∼62% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (7004 - 9509, n=10)
8217 Points ∼91% +16%
Average of class Smartphone (1077 - 14946, n=555)
5782 Points ∼64% -18%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2085 Points ∼77%
Huawei P smart
1688 Points ∼62% -19%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2377 Points ∼88% +14%
Honor 8X
2702 Points ∼100% +30%
Motorola One
2027 Points ∼75% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1845 Points ∼68% -12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1851 - 2789, n=11)
2359 Points ∼87% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (573 - 4683, n=395)
1979 Points ∼73% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
838 Points ∼47%
Huawei P smart
401 Points ∼22% -52%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
721 Points ∼40% -14%
Honor 8X
801 Points ∼45% -4%
Motorola One
441 Points ∼25% -47%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
629 Points ∼35% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (470 - 1194, n=11)
825 Points ∼46% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (75 - 8374, n=395)
1788 Points ∼100% +113%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
966 Points ∼58%
Huawei P smart
483 Points ∼29% -50%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
853 Points ∼51% -12%
Honor 8X
950 Points ∼57% -2%
Motorola One
534 Points ∼32% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
737 Points ∼44% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (563 - 1351, n=11)
960 Points ∼58% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (93 - 6916, n=396)
1659 Points ∼100% +72%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2459 Points ∼91%
Huawei P smart
1741 Points ∼65% -29%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2388 Points ∼89% -3%
Honor 8X
2697 Points ∼100% +10%
Motorola One
2003 Points ∼74% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1871 Points ∼69% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1656 - 2723, n=11)
2374 Points ∼88% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (375 - 4703, n=423)
1891 Points ∼70% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
1225 Points ∼51%
Huawei P smart
618 Points ∼26% -50%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1159 Points ∼49% -5%
Honor 8X
1316 Points ∼55% +7%
Motorola One
762 Points ∼32% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
954 Points ∼40% -22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (740 - 1378, n=11)
1229 Points ∼51% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (70 - 20154, n=423)
2388 Points ∼100% +95%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
1379 Points ∼69%
Huawei P smart
721 Points ∼36% -48%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1309 Points ∼65% -5%
Honor 8X
1485 Points ∼74% +8%
Motorola One
884 Points ∼44% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1071 Points ∼53% -22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (844 - 1534, n=11)
1376 Points ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (88 - 10427, n=423)
2004 Points ∼100% +45%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2392 Points ∼90%
Huawei P smart
1827 Points ∼69% -24%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2149 Points ∼81% -10%
Honor 8X
2663 Points ∼100% +11%
Motorola One
2067 Points ∼78% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1821 Points ∼68% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1924 - 2716, n=11)
2454 Points ∼92% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (486 - 4519, n=475)
1887 Points ∼71% -21%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
703 Points ∼48%
Huawei P smart
256 Points ∼17% -64%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
657 Points ∼44% -7%
Honor 8X
798 Points ∼54% +14%
Motorola One
397 Points ∼27% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
634 Points ∼43% -10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (457 - 856, n=11)
743 Points ∼50% +6%
Average of class Smartphone (53 - 7150, n=475)
1479 Points ∼100% +110%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
834 Points ∼59%
Huawei P smart
316 Points ∼22% -62%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
777 Points ∼55% -7%
Honor 8X
945 Points ∼66% +13%
Motorola One
484 Points ∼34% -42%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
741 Points ∼52% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (550 - 995, n=11)
877 Points ∼62% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (68 - 6319, n=476)
1423 Points ∼100% +71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2381 Points ∼90%
Huawei P smart
1787 Points ∼68% -25%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2159 Points ∼82% -9%
Honor 8X
2645 Points ∼100% +11%
Motorola One
2091 Points ∼79% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1829 Points ∼69% -23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1907 - 2654, n=11)
2446 Points ∼92% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (293 - 4540, n=515)
1752 Points ∼66% -26%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
683 Points ∼35%
Huawei P smart
229 Points ∼12% -66%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
983 Points ∼51% +44%
Honor 8X
1280 Points ∼66% +87%
Motorola One
751 Points ∼39% +10%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
845 Points ∼44% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (568 - 1333, n=11)
1050 Points ∼54% +54%
Average of class Smartphone (43 - 11302, n=514)
1937 Points ∼100% +184%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
812 Points ∼49%
Huawei P smart
284 Points ∼17% -65%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1118 Points ∼67% +38%
Honor 8X
1445 Points ∼86% +78%
Motorola One
876 Points ∼52% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
960 Points ∼57% +18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (673 - 1490, n=11)
1196 Points ∼71% +47%
Average of class Smartphone (55 - 8165, n=517)
1673 Points ∼100% +106%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
11212 Points ∼62%
Huawei P smart
14930 Points ∼83% +33%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
18065 Points ∼100% +61%
Honor 8X
17450 Points ∼97% +56%
Motorola One
15762 Points ∼87% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
13914 Points ∼77% +24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (11158 - 22668, n=9)
15870 Points ∼88% +42%
Average of class Smartphone (735 - 45072, n=675)
14216 Points ∼79% +27%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
19510 Points ∼88%
Huawei P smart
11262 Points ∼51% -42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
16820 Points ∼76% -14%
Honor 8X
21533 Points ∼97% +10%
Motorola One
13382 Points ∼60% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
15567 Points ∼70% -20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12426 - 22605, n=9)
20229 Points ∼91% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (536 - 209204, n=673)
22187 Points ∼100% +14%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
16754 Points ∼82%
Huawei P smart
11912 Points ∼58% -29%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
17082 Points ∼83% +2%
Honor 8X
20468 Points ∼100% +22%
Motorola One
13847 Points ∼68% -17%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
15167 Points ∼74% -9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12120 - 22168, n=9)
18823 Points ∼92% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (662 - 97276, n=673)
17924 Points ∼88% +7%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
39 fps ∼100%
Huawei P smart
19 fps ∼49% -51%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
30 fps ∼77% -23%
Honor 8X
39 fps ∼100% 0%
Motorola One
23 fps ∼59% -41%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (33 - 39, n=10)
37.9 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼98% -2%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
36 fps ∼90%
Huawei P smart
18 fps ∼45% -50%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
40 fps ∼100% +11%
Honor 8X
36 fps ∼90% 0%
Motorola One
35 fps ∼88% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (31 - 36, n=10)
34.9 fps ∼87% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼70% -22%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
21 fps ∼96%
Huawei P smart
8.7 fps ∼40% -59%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
16 fps ∼73% -24%
Honor 8X
21 fps ∼96% 0%
Motorola One
9.9 fps ∼45% -53%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (17 - 21, n=10)
20.4 fps ∼93% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼100% +4%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
19 fps ∼66%
Huawei P smart
8.3 fps ∼29% -56%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
29 fps ∼100% +53%
Honor 8X
19 fps ∼66% 0%
Motorola One
19 fps ∼66% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (16 - 19, n=10)
18.5 fps ∼64% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼67% +2%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
14 fps ∼78%
Huawei P smart
5.3 fps ∼30% -62%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
9.6 fps ∼54% -31%
Honor 8X
14 fps ∼78% 0%
Motorola One
14 fps ∼78% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (12 - 14, n=10)
13.7 fps ∼77% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼100% +28%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
13 fps ∼65%
Huawei P smart
5.2 fps ∼26% -60%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
20 fps ∼100% +54%
Honor 8X
13 fps ∼65% 0%
Motorola One
6.5 fps ∼33% -50%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (11 - 13, n=10)
12.5 fps ∼63% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼84% +28%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
4.1 fps ∼41%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
6.4 fps ∼64% +56%
Honor 8X
4.1 fps ∼41% 0%
Motorola One
4 fps ∼40% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (2.2 - 7, n=10)
4.03 fps ∼40% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (0.61 - 60, n=188)
10 fps ∼100% +144%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2.6 fps ∼37%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2.1 fps ∼30% -19%
Honor 8X
2.6 fps ∼37% 0%
Motorola One
1.2 fps ∼17% -54%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (2.6 - 4, n=10)
2.88 fps ∼41% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (0.21 - 33, n=187)
7 fps ∼100% +169%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
6.4 fps ∼44%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
8.6 fps ∼59% +34%
Honor 8X
5.2 fps ∼35% -19%
Motorola One
6.5 fps ∼44% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (4.6 - 6.9, n=10)
5.95 fps ∼40% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (1.4 - 60, n=192)
14.7 fps ∼100% +130%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
7 fps ∼42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
6.2 fps ∼38% -11%
Honor 8X
4.6 fps ∼28% -34%
Motorola One
3.6 fps ∼22% -49%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (4.6 - 7, n=10)
6.38 fps ∼39% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (0.6 - 87, n=192)
16.5 fps ∼100% +136%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
7.7 fps ∼63%
Huawei P smart
3.2 fps ∼26% -58%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
5.8 fps ∼48% -25%
Honor 8X
7.6 fps ∼62% -1%
Motorola One
3.6 fps ∼30% -53%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (6.9 - 7.7, n=10)
7.58 fps ∼62% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼100% +58%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
6.8 fps ∼62%
Huawei P smart
2.9 fps ∼27% -57%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
7.4 fps ∼68% +9%
Honor 8X
6.4 fps ∼59% -6%
Motorola One
7.3 fps ∼67% +7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (6.4 - 7.1, n=10)
6.72 fps ∼62% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼100% +60%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
130070 Points ∼91%
Huawei P smart
87688 Points ∼61% -33%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
119367 Points ∼83% -8%
Honor 8X
140188 Points ∼98% +8%
Motorola One
65759 Points ∼46% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
122826 Points ∼86% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (124870 - 183420, n=10)
139210 Points ∼97% +7%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 462516, n=296)
143587 Points ∼100% +10%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
104012 Points ∼92%
Huawei P smart
66353 Points ∼59% -36%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
91667 Points ∼81% -12%
Honor 8X
112870 Points ∼100% +9%
Motorola One
66291 Points ∼59% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
87728 Points ∼78% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (104012 - 112870, n=8)
108955 Points ∼97% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼78% -16%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
982 Points ∼81%
Huawei P smart
919 Points ∼76% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1083 Points ∼90% +10%
Honor 8X
1207 Points ∼100% +23%
Motorola One
860 Points ∼71% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1090 Points ∼90% +11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (982 - 1212, n=10)
1100 Points ∼91% +12%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 9387, n=635)
773 Points ∼64% -21%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
1469 Points ∼71%
Huawei P smart
857 Points ∼41% -42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1262 Points ∼61% -14%
Honor 8X
1456 Points ∼70% -1%
Motorola One
1019 Points ∼49% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
1356 Points ∼66% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (1450 - 1489, n=10)
1468 Points ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼100% +41%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2972 Points ∼68%
Huawei P smart
1889 Points ∼43% -36%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
2150 Points ∼49% -28%
Honor 8X
4360 Points ∼100% +47%
Motorola One
1235 Points ∼28% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
2445 Points ∼56% -18%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (2823 - 4360, n=10)
3235 Points ∼74% +9%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼35% -49%
System (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
5074 Points ∼92%
Huawei P smart
3223 Points ∼58% -36%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
3817 Points ∼69% -25%
Honor 8X
5529 Points ∼100% +9%
Motorola One
3176 Points ∼57% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
4506 Points ∼81% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (4826 - 5568, n=10)
5253 Points ∼95% +4%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼54% -41%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart 2019
2159 Points ∼90%
Huawei P smart
1480 Points ∼61% -31%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
1830 Points ∼76% -15%
Honor 8X
2410 Points ∼100% +12%
Motorola One
1362 Points ∼57% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
2009 Points ∼83% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (2140 - 2445, n=10)
2270 Points ∼94% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼62% -30%

Legend

 
Huawei P Smart 2019 HiSilicon Kirin 710, ARM Mali-G51 MP4, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Huawei P smart HiSilicon Kirin 659, ARM Mali-T830 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Nokia 5.1 Plus Mediatek Helio P60, ARM Mali-G72 MP3, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 8X HiSilicon Kirin 710, ARM Mali-G51 MP4, 128 GB eMMC Flash
 
Motorola One Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 Samsung Exynos 7885, ARM Mali-G71 MP2, 64 GB eMMC Flash

In the browser benchmarks, the Huawei P Smart 2019 beats all other competing devices. All in all, the Huawei smartphone offers a smooth browsing experience: Websites and media content load relatively quickly.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (47 - 55.1, n=8)
50.1 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
49.673 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
47.986 Points ∼96% -3%
Honor 8X (Chrome 70)
47.012 Points ∼94% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=531)
41.9 Points ∼84% -16%
Nokia 5.1 Plus (Chrome 71)
41.675 Points ∼83% -16%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
26.63 Points ∼53% -46%
Motorola One (Chrome 69)
21.317 Points ∼43% -57%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
9708 Points ∼100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (9041 - 10288, n=10)
9577 Points ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
9165 Points ∼94% -6%
Honor 8X (Chrome 70)
9095 Points ∼94% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus (Chrome 71)
8744 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼70% -30%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
4497 Points ∼46% -54%
Motorola One (Chrome 69)
3781 Points ∼39% -61%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Motorola One (Chrome 69)
12194 ms * ∼100% -205%
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=717)
10531 ms * ∼86% -163%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
9698.2 ms * ∼80% -143%
Nokia 5.1 Plus (Chrome 71)
4611.2 ms * ∼38% -15%
Honor 8X
4247.7 ms * ∼35% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (3999 - 4853, n=10)
4235 ms * ∼35% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
4122.8 ms * ∼34% -3%
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
3998.8 ms * ∼33%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
69 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼97% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (58 - 69, n=8)
62.3 Points ∼90% -10%
Honor 8X (Chrome 70)
58 Points ∼84% -16%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
57 Points ∼83% -17%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
49 Points ∼71% -29%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
169 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 (Chrome 70)
168 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (147 - 178, n=5)
163 Points ∼96% -4%
Honor 8X (Chrome 70)
147 Points ∼87% -13%
Nokia 5.1 Plus (Chrme 71)
139 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 362, n=331)
122 Points ∼72% -28%
Motorola One (Chrome 69)
113 Points ∼67% -33%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
92 Points ∼54% -46%

* ... smaller is better

The smartphone offers 64 GB of internal eMMC flash storage. However, only 55 GB of storage space is available straight out of the box. In the storage benchmarks, the P Smart 2019 performs slightly better than most other competing devices.

According to the manufacturer, the storage capacity of the P Smart 2019 can be expanded by up to 512 GB with the help of a microSD card. Nevertheless, only user data can be stored on the SD card. You cannot use it to store apps or format it as internal storage. With our reference-grade SD card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501, the Huawei smartphone achieves read and write speeds comparable to other competing devices.

Huawei P Smart 2019Huawei P smartNokia 5.1 PlusHonor 8XMotorola OneSamsung Galaxy A7 2018 Average 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-9%
-9%
-3%
7%
-6%
-13%
-26%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
66.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
72.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
59.56 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
-11%
68.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
60.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
64.39 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
57.4 (11.2 - 74.7, n=103)
-14%
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.17 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.26 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
76.56 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M401)
1%
75.24 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
80.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
6%
78.15 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
76.4 (21.1 - 87.2, n=103)
0%
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
-11%
Random Write 4KB
70.7
21.3
-70%
25.65
-64%
59.87
-15%
69.1
-2%
15.45
-78%
24.8 (3.4 - 125, n=115)
-65%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=751)
-68%
Random Read 4KB
45.66
66.11
45%
77.72
70%
49.54
8%
61.9
36%
83.98
84%
54.8 (11.4 - 149, n=115)
20%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=751)
4%
Sequential Write 256KB
191.4
121.07
-37%
88.92
-54%
169.98
-11%
214.9
12%
104.87
-45%
171 (40 - 246, n=115)
-11%
97.4 (2.99 - 590, n=751)
-49%
Sequential Read 256KB
288.27
269.36
-7%
301.56
5%
283.87
-2%
280.2
-3%
295.76
3%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=115)
-5%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=751)
-5%

Games - Gaming-capable Android smartphone

The Huawei P Smart 2019 comes with ARM’s Mali-G51 MP4 graphics unit. This GPU can run graphically demanding applications without being brought down to its knees. In our gaming benchmarks, the smartphone was able to run demanding titles on high settings over an extended period of time. We use Gamebench to record FPS in the games that we benchmark.

The touchscreen responds promptly to inputs while gaming. Longer drag-and-drop and swiping motions are very easy to accomplish, thanks to the smooth glass surface. The motion sensor reacts promptly to the movements of the smartphone and has no trouble maintaining the correct screen orientation.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
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; min: Ø30.9 (29-32)
; high HD: Ø30.7 (29-32)
Asphalt 9: Legends
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality: Ø29.7 (27-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.8 (27-31)

Emissions - Less performance in the stress test

Temperature

GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - Manhattan 3.1
GFXBench - ES 2.0
GFXBench - ES 2.0

In day-to-day use, the surface temperatures of the Huawei P Smart 2019 reach up to 33 °C (91.4 °F) when idle and a maximum of 36 °C (96.8 °F) under load. This is why the smartphone can be comfortably held in the hand over an extended period of time.

Our GFXBench benchmarks show that the smartphone throttles down under continuous load. In the OpenGL ES 2.0 benchmark, the performance drops by about 15% and in the Manhattan 3.1 benchmark the performance falls by roughly 13%. We did not notice any limitations in everyday use. However, if you are going to use demanding applications, then you will notice a drop in performance.

Max. Load
 35.4 °C
96 F
35.5 °C
96 F
35.3 °C
96 F
 
 34.5 °C
94 F
34.9 °C
95 F
35 °C
95 F
 
 33.3 °C
92 F
32.6 °C
91 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 35.5 °C = 96 F
Average: 34.6 °C = 94 F
31.8 °C
89 F
33.1 °C
92 F
35.6 °C
96 F
30.4 °C
87 F
31.8 °C
89 F
36 °C
97 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.2 °C
95 F
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 33 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.8 °C = 86 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.6 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 33.1 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 35.5 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - front
Heat distribution - back
Heat distribution - back

Speakers

Pink noise
Pink noise

The speaker of the P Smart 2019 sounds comparatively loud and rather high-pitched. This is why media content does not sound very balanced. However, voices do sound very clear. With the P Smart 2019, we recommend using external speakers or headphones, which can be connected via the included 3.5-mm audio jack. We did not observe any issues with the headphone jack.

The smartphone comes with a headset. It is good enough for making phone calls and consuming media content.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.830.52524.328.83118.625.84024.325.85033.830.26321.231.68024.829.310018.523.912516.423.616017.138.120017.940.725016.845.831514.947.940015.155.750014.257.963013.963.580014.867.5100014.270125014.770.1160014.468.8200014.37025001473.3315013.876.9400014.882.7500014.478.863001571.2800014.766.11000014.860.91250014.853.91600014.746.5SPL26.787N0.859.4median 14.8median 63.5Delta0.611.130.733.82528.726.828.426.328.729.838.227.424.72123.219.525.818.825.719.240.417.641.316.947.415.855.51556.71562.814.766.914.86814.666.514.369.213.471.814.472.514.473.214.876.61577.714.875.314.774.31575.314.972.815.264.515.755.126.885.50.961.4median 15median 66.91.210.8hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei P Smart 2019Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei P Smart 2019 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (26.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 67% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 24% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 15% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Samsung Galaxy A7 2018 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27.5% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life - Shorter battery runtimes despite a bigger battery

Energy Consumption

The P Smart 2019 draws at least 0.84 watts when idle and a maximum of 7.86 watts under load, which is why it takes a spot in the middle of our comparison chart. All in all, the P Smart 2019 draws as much power as other devices with the HiSilicon Kirin 710.

The included 10-watt charger is powerful enough to charge the Huawei P Smart 2019 under any circumstances.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.03 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.84 / 2.21 / 2.23 Watt
Load midlight 4.2 / 7.86 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei P Smart 2019
3400 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Nokia 5.1 Plus
3060 mAh
Honor 8X
3750 mAh
Motorola One
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
15%
27%
0%
15%
13%
-11%
11%
Idle Minimum *
0.84
0.62
26%
0.56
33%
0.92
-10%
1
-19%
0.71
15%
1.083 (0.8 - 2.3, n=10)
-29%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=781)
-5%
Idle Average *
2.21
1.76
20%
1.72
22%
2.3
-4%
1.6
28%
1.36
38%
2.2 (1.2 - 3, n=10)
-0%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=780)
21%
Idle Maximum *
2.23
1.87
16%
1.76
21%
2.32
-4%
2
10%
1.47
34%
2.61 (2.2 - 4.2, n=10)
-17%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=781)
9%
Load Average *
4.2
4.47
-6%
3.11
26%
4.37
-4%
3.3
21%
5.13
-22%
4.73 (4.06 - 6, n=10)
-13%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=775)
3%
Load Maximum *
7.86
6.39
19%
5.2
34%
6.13
22%
5.1
35%
7.89
-0%
7.58 (6.13 - 9.4, n=10)
4%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=775)
25%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

In our practically oriented Wi-Fi test, the Huawei P Smart 2019 lasts for about eight hours. The battery runtimes of the 3400-mAh battery are well below average and are beaten by about an hour by the predecessor model.

The battery takes one-and-a-half hours to fully charge with the included fast charger.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
21h 33min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 26min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
7h 44min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 17min
Huawei P Smart 2019
3400 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Honor 8X
3750 mAh
Motorola One
3000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A7 2018
3300 mAh
Battery Runtime
0%
68%
36%
30%
Reader / Idle
1293
985
-24%
1652
28%
1467
13%
H.264
464
615
33%
769
66%
836
80%
WiFi v1.3
506
565
12%
852
68%
735
45%
605
20%
Load
257
202
-21%
268
4%
273
6%

Pros

+ decent system performance
+ up-to-date Android Pie
+ narrow bezels
+ decent display

Cons

- no USB Type-C
- average Wi-Fi performance
- thermal throttling under heavy load
- case susceptible to scratches
- mediocre battery life

Verdict - Cheap Huawei smartphone with a lot of power

In review: Huawei P Smart 2019. Review device provided courtesy of: Huawei Germany.
In review: Huawei P Smart 2019. Review device provided courtesy of: Huawei Germany.

At first glance, the Huawei P Smart 2019 appears to be better than its predecessor in every way. It is bigger, offers more storage space and it has a powerful SoC. Moreover, it looks modern and has smaller bezels around the screen.

For a very low price, buyers of the Huawei P Smart 2019 get a powerful smartphone that should have no trouble meeting the needs of most people.

Buyers cannot really go wrong with this 250-Euro (~$285) smartphone, but they should still be aware of its weaknesses. The battery life is one hour shorter than the predecessor, despite the P Smart 2019 having a larger battery. The camera offers a mediocre image quality, but it should be good enough for most photos. Everyday apps and games run without any problems. However, the smartphone starts to throttle in very-demanding applications.

Huawei P Smart 2019 - 12/27/2018 v6(old)
Mike Wobker

Chassis
86%
Keyboard
66 / 75 → 88%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
43 / 60 → 71%
Weight
91%
Battery
90%
Display
90%
Games Performance
45 / 63 → 72%
Application Performance
58 / 70 → 83%
Temperature
92%
Noise
100%
Audio
68 / 91 → 75%
Camera
68%
Average
76%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-12-27 (Update: 2019-02-23)