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Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) Smartphone Review

Florian Schmitt, 👁 Florian Schmitt (translated by Alex Alderson), 02/04/2019

Even smarter? Even though the Huawei P Smart (2019) is already in stores, the Chinese manufacturer has just released the Plus version of its predecessor at what could prove to be a bargain price. The Plus model has improved internals and a larger screen, while it bears a greater resemblance to its successor than its stablemate. Read on to find out how the P Smart Plus performs in our tests and how it compares against its siblings.

Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)

The Huawei P Smart (2018) was a veritable success for the Chinese company, which we reviewed almost a year ago. No wonder, because the midrange smartphone combined solid performance with good connectivity at a comparatively affordable price. Huawei has since released its successor, the P Smart (2019), which we covered at the end of last year.

However, the company also released a slightly larger and better-equipped version of the P Smart (2018), which is the focus of this review. The P Smart Plus (2018), which is also known as the Nova 3i in some markets, offers almost top-class performance but only at just over €200 (~ US$230). Our tests will decide which of the P Smart devices is the best value for money and whether the P Smart Plus (2018) can challenge its smaller successor.

We have chosen to compare the P Smart Plus (2018) against other comparably priced and equipped smartphones. Our comparison devices are the P Smart (2018), the P Smart (2019) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. We will also consider the P Smart Plus (2018) against the considerably more expensive Mate 20 Lite.

Huawei P Smart Plus (P Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive touchscreen, IPS / LTPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 64 GB microSD cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, USB OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, 2G: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. 3G: B1, B5, B8. 4G: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 157.6 x 75.2 ( = 0.3 x 6.2 x 2.96 in)
Battery
12.7 Wh, 3340 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix , f/2.2, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), LED Flash, Videos at up to 2160p/30 FPS. Secondary sensor: 2.0 MP, depth of field
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix , f/2.0 main camera. Secondary sensor: 2.0 MP, depth of field
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker on the bottom edge of the device, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Charger, USB cable, SIM tool, headphones, Health, Party mode, Phone manager, Themes, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Body – 1.27 W/kg; Head - 0.79 W/kg. Notification LED. LTE Cat. 12 - 600 MBit/s download, 150 MBit/s upload speeds. FM radio., fanless
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 60 g ( = 2.12 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

The P Smart Plus (2018) looks like the intermediate step between the P Smart (2018) and the P Smart (2019). While last year’s P Smart still had a comparatively conservative design with its broad top and bottom bezels, the P Smart (2019) has a small waterdrop notch like on the OnePlus 6T and a narrow bottom bezel, which are both in keeping with current smartphone trends.

By contrast, the P Smart Plus (2018) has a wider notch than the P Smart (2019) but an equally narrow chin. Our test device is also noticeably larger than its sibling and marginally bigger than the P Smart (2019). The P Smart Plus (2018) is 26 g (0.9 oz) heavier than the P Smart (2018) too, but only 9 g (0.3 oz) heavier than this year’s P Smart. The Mate 20 Lite and Redmi Note 6 Pro are a few grams heavier than the P Smart Plus (2018) though.

Huawei currently sells the P Smart Plus (2018) in black or Iris Purple. The latter has a blue and purple gradient finish that we have seen on other smartphones like the Mate 20 Pro in the last year. The black version has a mirrored finish, but the P Smart Plus (2018) looks more restrained and should fit in with any environment. Our test unit has well-rounded edges too, which make the device fit well in our hands.

Moreover, our test device is built to a high level with only the strongest of pressure on the back case causing the screen to deform slightly. We could not twist the P Smart Plus (2018) either; such is its structural stability.

Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)
Huawei P Smart Plus (2018)

Size Comparison

157.9 mm / 6.22 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs157.6 mm / 6.2 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 169 g0.3726 lbs155.2 mm / 6.11 inch 73.4 mm / 2.89 inch 7.95 mm / 0.313 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs150.1 mm / 5.91 inch 72.05 mm / 2.84 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 143 g0.3153 lbs

Connectivity

Huawei equips the P Smart Plus (2018) with 64 GB of storage and 4 GB of RAM, which is a higher volume combination than its P Smart counterparts and on par with some of the best-equipped devices at this price point. The P Smart Plus (2018) is a dual-SIM device too and supports up to 64 GB microSD cards if you need to expand the 64 GB of internal storage. The device has a Hybrid second SIM slot though, so you must choose between dual-SIM functionality and microSD card expansion.

It is also worth keeping in mind that the P Smart Plus (2018) can only format microSD cards as external storage, which restricts you to storing apps and data only on the device’s internal storage. The P Smart Plus (2018) supports exFAT formatting though, which means that the device can read files that are larger than 4 GB. Not all smartphones at this price can do this.

Software

The P Smart Plus (2018) ships with Android 8.1 Oreo, on top of which Huawei adds EMUI 8.2.0. Our test device had 1 November 2018 Android security patches installed at the time of testing, which were around 2 months old. There is already an Android 9 Pie Open Beta available for the Chinese market, but Huaweiblog.de reports that Huawei will release a system update sometime in Q2 2019.

The UI of EMUI 8.2.0 is subtly different from stock Android, but the changes are suitably minor that most people should acclimatize quickly if they are familiar with other versions of Android. Huawei includes a Tips app too, which can help you familiarize yourself with EMUI and its more esoteric features. It is worth keeping in mind before using the app that Huawei requires numerous permissions for it to run. The company includes a handful of tool apps too including a compass, a front-facing mirror, and a voice recorder.

Huawei also pre-installs its AI features that make the P Smart Plus (2018) "smart", including the default camera app’s intelligent scene recognition and 3D Qmojis, which are akin to Apple's Memojis. You can use the pre-installed Amazon app to scan objects that you would like to add to your basket too. Additionally, the P Smart Plus (2018) has an intelligent image search feature, which recognizes people in pictures, for example. We have seen most of these software features from other Huawei devices, but the company reserves some of its fancier software tricks for its more expensive devices.

Default home screen
Default home screen
Some of the pre-installed apps and our test apps
Some of the pre-installed apps and our test apps
Device information
Device information

Communication & GPS

If you like fast Wi-Fi, you should look elsewhere as the P Smart Plus (2018) averaged only around 50 MBit/s in our tests. Moreover, the device lacks support for ac Wi-Fi or 5 GHz networks, which the P Smart (2019) utilizes. Incidentally, the latter achieved up to 4 times faster transfer speeds in the iperf3 Client Wi-Fi tests that we conducted.

By contrast, the P Smart Plus (2018) supports an identical number of mobile bands and frequencies, while it can also theoretically reach higher network speeds. You may only notice this if you use plenty of bandwidth though. Unfortunately, the P Smart Plus (2018) supports just a few LTE bands, so you may struggle to connect to LTE networks if you travel outside of Europe.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
354 (min: 313, max: 366) MBit/s ∼100% +525%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=419)
223 MBit/s ∼63% +294%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
207 MBit/s ∼58% +266%
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
164 (min: 28, max: 206) MBit/s ∼46% +190%
Huawei P Smart Plus
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
56.6 (min: 52, max: 59) MBit/s ∼16%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
51.7 MBit/s ∼15% -9%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
272 (min: 212, max: 313) MBit/s ∼100% +402%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
233 MBit/s ∼86% +330%
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
226 (min: 197, max: 262) MBit/s ∼83% +317%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=419)
212 MBit/s ∼78% +291%
Huawei P Smart Plus
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
54.2 (min: 50, max: 57) MBit/s ∼20%
Huawei P smart
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 32 GB eMMC Flash
50.3 MBit/s ∼18% -7%
0102030405060Tooltip
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø56.6 (52-59)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø54.2 (50-57)
GPS test: Indoors
GPS test: Indoors
GPS test: Outdoors
GPS test: Outdoors

Our test unit cannot locate us indoors, but outdoors it finds a satellite fix with up to 5 meters (16.4 ft) accuracy after a short delay. In short, this is what we have come to expect from smartphones at this price.

We also took the P Smart Plus (2018) on a bike ride with the Garmin Edge 520 to test the former’s GPS accuracy. The P Smart Plus (2018) performed well overall and even tracked us more accurately on our looped section than the Garmin did. Our test device kept pace with us through narrow streets and over a bridge too, which is impressive. Overall, the P Smart Plus (2018) is accurate enough for all general navigation tasks.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Garmin Edge 520 - Bridge
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) - Overview
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) - Overview
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) - Loop
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) - Loop
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) – Bridge
GPS test: Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) – Bridge

Telephone Features & Call Quality

The P Smart Plus (2018) supports VoLTE and VoWiFi, but your carrier must provision the device on its network for either technology to work. Huawei pre-installs its own Phone app, which lacks a dark mode that even the Google Phone app now has. The app is otherwise easy to use and intuitive.

Our test unit delivered mixed results in our call tests. Calls can sound loud over the earpiece or speakerphone, but our call partner’s voice sometimes sounds distorted. Moreover, the microphone struggles to pick our voice out from ambient noise when we speak quietly, and there is noticeably background noise even when speaking at regular volume.

Cameras

Photo taken with the front-facing camera
Photo taken with the front-facing camera

The P Smart Plus (2018) offers a significant upgrade in camera technology compared to the P Smart (2018) and even the P Smart (2019). The P Smart Plus (2018) has dual front and rear-facing cameras, which are also comparatively high resolution.

Starting with the front-facing cameras, the main camera is a 24 MP sensor, which is supported by a 2 MP secondary sensor that provides depth of field data to help create Bokeh effect photos or Qmojis. Please keep in mind that the secondary sensor cannot be used as a standalone camera. The color reproduction could be stronger to our eyes, but the 24 MP sensor has a good dynamic range. We can see artifacts and image noise when looking closely at photos though.

The P Smart Plus (2018) also has a 16 MP rear-facing camera that is also supported by a 2 MP secondary sensor. The rear-facing camera takes richly detailed photos as demonstrated by scene 1, in which the camera even captures the fine hair on the plant leaves. The lens has a wide-angle too, with the iPhone XS Max and OnePlus 5T taking narrower pictures. Photos generally look underexposed for our liking though, which results in underwhelming low-light shots.

The rear-facing camera can record videos in up to 4K at 30 FPS and effortlessly adapts its exposure to changing lighting conditions. The image quality is good too, while audio sounds clean. Additionally, the default camera app has a slow-motion video function that can record videos at 120 FPS or 480 FPS for short videos.

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.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We also subjected our test unit to further camera tests under controlled lighting conditions to better compare its camera quality against other smartphones. The photo of our test chart lacks details, while text against colored backgrounds is dominated by artifacts and image noise. Colors are also too pale for our liking.

A photo of our test chart
A photo of our test chart
Our test chart in detail
Our test chart in detail
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour
ColorChecker Passport: The lower half of each area of colour displays the reference colour

Accessories & Warranty

Huawei includes a 10 W fast charger in the box, but it is only just powerful enough to carry the “fast charger” moniker. The device comes with a USB cable too along with a SIM tool and a pair of headphones. Huawei does not currently sell any P Smart Plus (2018) accessories.

The P Smart Plus (2018) comes with 24 months manufacturer’s warranty. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties article for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation

Huawei pre-installs SwiftKey as the default keyboard, which worked well throughout our tests, but you can download another if you prefer. The screen has a glossy finish, but it feels rather cheap and emits a hollow sound when tapped. The touchscreen is responsive even into the corners though, which is good.

The P Smart Plus (2018) has a fingerprint sensor on its back case, or it can be unlocked via Face Unlock. The fingerprint reader worked precisely throughout testing and unlocked our test unit quickly. The Face Unlock system often took longer to authenticate and unlocks the device only to the lock screen, so you still need to wipe to get to the home screen. Hence, the fingerprint sensor is more practical in daily use.

Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in landscape mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode
Using the default keyboard in portrait mode

Display

Sub-pixel array
Sub-pixel array

The P Smart Plus (2018) has a 6.3-inch display, which is 0.1 inches larger than the screen in the P Smart 2019. The P Smart Plus (2018) has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, which means that most videos are sandwiched between thick black bars. This also happens with most modern smartphones that do not have a 16:9 aspect ratio, but videos have smaller bars on the P Smart (2018) thanks to its 18:9 ratio. This is only a minor downside of the P Smart Plus (2018) though.

Our test device achieves an average maximum brightness of 471 cd/m², according to X-Rite i1Pro 2, which is around 20% darker than the display in the P Smart (2018), but 7% brighter than the one in the P Smart 2019. The P Smart Plus (2018) has a more evenly lit display than our comparison devices though, so large areas of color will look more homogeneous.

472
cd/m²
459
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
480
cd/m²
479
cd/m²
470
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
476
cd/m²
482
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 482 cd/m² Average: 471.2 cd/m² Minimum: 0.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 479 cd/m²
Contrast: 1774:1 (Black: 0.27 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 6.24 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6.1
ΔE Greyscale 7.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6.3
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.39
Huawei P Smart Plus
IPS/LTPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Huawei P Smart 2019
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.2
Huawei P smart
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.65
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
LCD IPS, 2280x1080, 6.26
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Screen
16%
-5%
11%
-25%
Brightness middle
479
458
-4%
573
20%
501
5%
453
-5%
Brightness
471
440
-7%
568
21%
486
3%
460
-2%
Brightness Distribution
94
85
-10%
89
-5%
88
-6%
89
-5%
Black Level *
0.27
0.35
-30%
0.63
-133%
0.44
-63%
0.52
-93%
Contrast
1774
1309
-26%
910
-49%
1139
-36%
871
-51%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
6.24
1.4
78%
4.2
33%
2.3
63%
7.1
-14%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
10.05
3.8
62%
6.4
36%
6.1
39%
11.6
-15%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.4
2.4
68%
4.6
38%
1.5
80%
8.3
-12%
Gamma
2.39 92%
2.22 99%
2.24 98%
2.29 96%
2.35 94%
CCT
8942 73%
6235 104%
7157 91%
6579 99%
9082 72%

* ... 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 detected 9259 Hz ≤ 20 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 9259 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 20 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 9259 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9418 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The P Smart Plus (2018) also has a low black value, which we measure at 0.27 cd/m². The black value helps the device achieve a 1,774:1 contrast ratio, which is markedly better than our comparison devices and should mean that colors look more vibrant onscreen.

We also subjected our test unit to additional display tests with a spectrophotometer and CalMAN software. The results show that the display has a strong blue tint to it, which is demonstrated by the higher than ideal color temperature. Colors are reproduced reasonably accurately with almost full sRGB color space coverage. CalMAN only gives an approximate value here though, so please take the sRGB color space result with a pinch of salt.

Huawei includes two color modes, and several white balance presets to customize the display to how you want it. There is also a manually white balance mode if you prefer granular control over color reproduction

CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Grayscale
CalMAN: Color Accuracy
CalMAN: Color Accuracy
CalMAN: Color Space
CalMAN: Color Space
CalMAN: Color Saturation
CalMAN: Color Saturation

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
20 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 13 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 21 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
48 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 21 ms rise
↘ 27 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. » 78 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (40 ms).

You should have no problems with using the P Smart Plus (2018) outdoors on cloudy days, and its maximum luminosity should be just bright enough for the screen to remain readable under direct sunlight. However, reflections may overwhelm the display in the summer, so finding a shady spot may be your best bet if you must use your device outside on a sunny day.

The P Smart Plus (2018) has good viewing angles, but there are some color distortions at acute viewing angles. We noticed no brightness or image issues though, so the device should remain readable from almost any angle.

Viewing Angles
Viewing Angles
Using the Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) outdoors
Using the Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) outdoors

Performance

The Kirin 710 powers both the new P Smart 2019 and the P Smart Plus (2018). The SoC offers upper midrange performance and scored comparatively well in synthetic benchmarks. Our test device generally outperforms the average of Kirin 710 powered devices that we have currently tested too. The Kirin 710 integrates an ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, which beats most other graphics solutions at this price point.

Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4066 Points ∼89%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
3157 Points ∼69% -22%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3117 Points ∼68% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4547 Points ∼100% +12%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3909 Points ∼86% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2631 - 4083, n=9)
3500 Points ∼77% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=317)
4565 Points ∼100% +12%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5585 Points ∼99%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5407 Points ∼96% -3%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3732 Points ∼66% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4945 Points ∼88% -11%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5615 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5266 - 5615, n=9)
5457 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1174 - 11598, n=375)
4601 Points ∼82% -18%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1593 Points ∼99%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1527 Points ∼95% -4%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
946 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1335 Points ∼83% -16%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1612 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1523 - 1614, n=9)
1561 Points ∼97% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (691 - 4824, n=377)
1374 Points ∼85% -14%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7027 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5951 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
4874 Points ∼69% -31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5611 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5803 - 7141, n=9)
5669 Points ∼81% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 11440, n=373)
5046 Points ∼72% -28%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
9017 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7078 Points ∼78% -22%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5817 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6218 Points ∼69% -31%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
8525 Points ∼95% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (7004 - 9424, n=9)
8073 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4096 - 14439, n=541)
5537 Points ∼61% -39%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2510 Points ∼93%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2085 Points ∼77% -17%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1688 Points ∼63% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2258 Points ∼84% -10%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2699 Points ∼100% +8%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1851 Points ∼69% -26%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1851 - 2789, n=10)
2337 Points ∼87% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=387)
1834 Points ∼68% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1194 Points ∼75%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
838 Points ∼52% -30%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
401 Points ∼25% -66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
645 Points ∼40% -46%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
803 Points ∼50% -33%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
470 Points ∼29% -61%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (470 - 1194, n=10)
823 Points ∼51% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=387)
1602 Points ∼100% +34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1351 Points ∼91%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
966 Points ∼65% -28%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
483 Points ∼32% -64%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
765 (min: 643, max: 2256) Points ∼51% -43%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
952 Points ∼64% -30%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
563 Points ∼38% -58%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (563 - 1351, n=10)
957 Points ∼64% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=390)
1489 Points ∼100% +10%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2685 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2459 Points ∼92% -8%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1741 Points ∼65% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2383 Points ∼89% -11%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2637 Points ∼98% -2%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1656 Points ∼62% -38%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1656 - 2723, n=10)
2351 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=402)
1811 Points ∼67% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1317 Points ∼60%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1225 Points ∼56% -7%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
618 Points ∼28% -53%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1406 Points ∼64% +7%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1316 Points ∼60% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
740 Points ∼34% -44%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (740 - 1378, n=10)
1217 Points ∼56% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=402)
2185 Points ∼100% +66%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1485 Points ∼80%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1379 Points ∼74% -7%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
721 Points ∼39% -51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1554 Points ∼84% +5%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1481 Points ∼80% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
844 Points ∼45% -43%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (844 - 1534, n=10)
1361 Points ∼73% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 8141, n=403)
1860 Points ∼100% +25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2716 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2392 Points ∼88% -12%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1827 Points ∼67% -33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2354 Points ∼87% -13%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2641 Points ∼97% -3%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1924 Points ∼71% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1924 - 2716, n=10)
2444 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4320, n=463)
1772 Points ∼65% -35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
793 Points ∼59%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
703 Points ∼53% -11%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
256 Points ∼19% -68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
815 Points ∼61% +3%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
812 Points ∼61% +2%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
457 Points ∼34% -42%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (457 - 856, n=10)
732 Points ∼55% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=465)
1334 Points ∼100% +68%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
941 Points ∼74%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
834 Points ∼66% -11%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
316 Points ∼25% -66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
953 Points ∼75% +1%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
960 Points ∼75% +2%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
550 Points ∼43% -42%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (550 - 990, n=10)
865 Points ∼68% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=473)
1273 Points ∼100% +35%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2637 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2381 Points ∼90% -10%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1787 Points ∼68% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2350 Points ∼89% -11%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2625 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1907 Points ∼72% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1907 - 2654, n=10)
2437 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4454, n=496)
1680 Points ∼64% -36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1275 Points ∼71%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
683 Points ∼38% -46%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
229 Points ∼13% -82%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1338 Points ∼74% +5%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1277 Points ∼71% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
568 Points ∼32% -55%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (568 - 1327, n=10)
1021 Points ∼57% -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 10008, n=496)
1803 Points ∼100% +41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1440 Points ∼93%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
812 Points ∼52% -44%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
284 Points ∼18% -80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1480 Points ∼96% +3%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1441 Points ∼93% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
673 Points ∼43% -53%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (673 - 1490, n=10)
1167 Points ∼75% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7820, n=504)
1549 Points ∼100% +8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
17015 Points ∼97%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
11212 Points ∼64% -34%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
14930 Points ∼85% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
17065 Points ∼97% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
17598 Points ∼100% +3%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
11158 Points ∼63% -34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11158 - 22668, n=8)
15042 Points ∼85% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4811 - 45072, n=654)
13712 Points ∼78% -19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21538 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19510 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
11262 Points ∼52% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
20865 Points ∼97% -3%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21465 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12426 Points ∼58% -42%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12426 - 22605, n=8)
20033 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7567 - 162695, n=654)
20179 Points ∼94% -6%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
20337 Points ∼99%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
16754 Points ∼82% -18%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
11912 Points ∼58% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
19980 Points ∼98% -2%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
20466 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12120 Points ∼59% -40%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12120 - 22168, n=8)
18433 Points ∼90% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8316 - 83518, n=655)
16716 Points ∼82% -18%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
39 fps ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
39 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
19 fps ∼49% -51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
36 fps ∼92% -8%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
39 fps ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (33 - 39, n=9)
37.8 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=684)
35.2 fps ∼90% -10%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
36 fps ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
36 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
18 fps ∼50% -50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
33 fps ∼92% -8%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
36 fps ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (31 - 36, n=9)
34.9 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=687)
27.1 fps ∼75% -25%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
8.7 fps ∼41% -59%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
16 fps ∼76% -24%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21 fps ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (17 - 21, n=9)
20.3 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=603)
19.4 fps ∼92% -8%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
19 fps ∼100% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
8.3 fps ∼44% -56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
14 fps ∼74% -26%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
19 fps ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (16 - 19, n=9)
18.4 fps ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=608)
18 fps ∼95% -5%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
14 fps ∼88%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
14 fps ∼88% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5.3 fps ∼33% -62%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
10 fps ∼63% -29%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
14 fps ∼88% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12 - 14, n=9)
13.7 fps ∼86% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=464)
15.9 fps ∼100% +14%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
13 fps ∼85%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
13 fps ∼85% 0%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
5.2 fps ∼34% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
9.1 fps ∼59% -30%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
13 fps ∼85% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11 - 13, n=9)
12.6 fps ∼82% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=467)
15.3 fps ∼100% +18%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.1 fps ∼46%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
4.1 fps ∼46% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
3.4 fps ∼38% -17%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼79% +71%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.2 - 7, n=9)
4.22 fps ∼47% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=167)
8.89 fps ∼100% +117%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼42%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2.6 fps ∼42% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
2.2 fps ∼36% -15%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3.1 fps ∼50% +19%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.6 - 3.5, n=9)
2.76 fps ∼45% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=167)
6.16 fps ∼100% +137%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼47%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.4 fps ∼47% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5.4 fps ∼40% -16%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.6 fps ∼34% -28%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 6.9, n=9)
5.93 fps ∼44% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=168)
13.5 fps ∼100% +111%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼48%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7 fps ∼48% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6 fps ∼41% -14%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5.1 fps ∼35% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 7, n=9)
6.31 fps ∼43% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=168)
14.7 fps ∼100% +110%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7.6 fps ∼71%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
7.7 fps ∼72% +1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3.2 fps ∼30% -58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
6.3 fps ∼59% -17%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7.6 fps ∼71% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.9 - 7.7, n=9)
7.57 fps ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=393)
10.7 fps ∼100% +41%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.7 fps ∼69%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
6.8 fps ∼70% +1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
2.9 fps ∼30% -57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
5.7 fps ∼59% -15%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.8 fps ∼70% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.4 - 7.1, n=9)
6.74 fps ∼70% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=397)
9.69 fps ∼100% +45%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
139998 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
130070 Points ∼93% -7%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
87688 Points ∼63% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
115565 Points ∼83% -17%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
139050 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (124870 - 140188, n=9)
134298 Points ∼96% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (52607 - 398720, n=286)
131662 Points ∼94% -6%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
112639 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
104012 Points ∼92% -8%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
66353 Points ∼59% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
95603 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
111303 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (104012 - 112870, n=8)
108955 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (23275 - 283270, n=486)
86413 Points ∼77% -23%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1212 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
982 Points ∼81% -19%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
919 Points ∼76% -24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1018 Points ∼84% -16%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1208 Points ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (982 - 1212, n=9)
1101 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=616)
747 Points ∼62% -38%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1459 Points ∼74%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
1469 Points ∼75% +1%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
857 Points ∼44% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1598 Points ∼81% +10%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1450 Points ∼74% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1450 - 1489, n=9)
1466 Points ∼75% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=616)
1965 Points ∼100% +35%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3630 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2972 Points ∼82% -18%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1889 Points ∼52% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1935 Points ∼53% -47%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3507 Points ∼97% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2823 - 4360, n=9)
3267 Points ∼90% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=616)
1473 Points ∼41% -59%
System (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5568 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
5074 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
3223 Points ∼58% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
4432 Points ∼80% -20%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5556 Points ∼100% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4826 - 5568, n=9)
5248 Points ∼94% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=616)
2887 Points ∼52% -48%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei P Smart Plus
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2445 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 3072
2159 Points ∼88% -12%
Huawei P smart
HiSilicon Kirin 659, Mali-T830 MP2, 3072
1480 Points ∼61% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 3072
1933 Points ∼79% -21%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2417 (min: 5556) Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2140 - 2445, n=9)
2273 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 6097, n=620)
1437 Points ∼59% -41%

Our test device handles web browsing smoothly and generally outscores our comparison devices in synthetic browser benchmarks. Overall, we had no issues with our test unit in this regard, and it should load web pages quickly in daily use.

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei P Smart Plus (Chrome 71)
50.246 Points ∼100%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (47 - 55.1, n=8)
50.1 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
49.673 Points ∼99% -1%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (Chrome 69)
47.321 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Chrome 70)
44.786 Points ∼89% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (12 - 273, n=516)
39.1 Points ∼78% -22%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
26.63 Points ∼53% -47%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
9708 Points ∼100% +4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (9041 - 10288, n=9)
9547 Points ∼98% +3%
Huawei P Smart Plus (Chrome 71)
9303 Points ∼96%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (Chrome 69)
9041 Points ∼93% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Chrome 70)
8386 Points ∼86% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (1994 - 43280, n=677)
6359 Points ∼66% -32%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
4497 Points ∼46% -52%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=697)
10720 ms * ∼100% -149%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
9698.2 ms * ∼90% -125%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Chrome 70)
4766.9 ms * ∼44% -11%
Huawei P Smart Plus (Chrome 71)
4310 ms * ∼40%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (3999 - 4853, n=9)
4247 ms * ∼40% +1%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (Chrome 69)
4204.5 ms * ∼39% +2%
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
3998.8 ms * ∼37% +7%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
69 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 161, n=147)
63 Points ∼91% +7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (58 - 69, n=8)
62.3 Points ∼90% +6%
Huawei P Smart Plus (Chrome 71)
59 Points ∼86%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (Chrome 69)
59 Points ∼86% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Chrome 70)
56 Points ∼81% -5%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Huawei P Smart Plus (Chrome 71)
174 Points ∼100%
Huawei P Smart 2019 (Chrome 70)
169 Points ∼97% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (147 - 178, n=5)
163 Points ∼94% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Chrome 70)
153 Points ∼88% -12%
Huawei Mate 20 Lite (Chrome 69)
148 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone (66 - 362, n=332)
119 Points ∼68% -32%
Huawei P smart (Chrome 64)
92 Points ∼53% -47%

* ... smaller is better

The internal storage also performed well in benchmarks, at least for eMMC memory anyway. The P Smart Plus (2018) achieved comparatively high write speeds too, which impressed us.

By contrast, Huawei has equipped the device with a comparatively slow microSD card reader. Our test unit averaged around 52 MB/s write and 77 MB/s read speed when tested with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card, which is consistently beaten by the P Smart (2018).

Huawei P Smart PlusHuawei P Smart 2019Huawei P smartXiaomi Redmi Note 6 ProHuawei Mate 20 LiteAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-7%
-19%
-12%
-3%
-23%
-36%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
51.94 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
29%
72.36 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
39%
63.68 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
23%
67.76 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
30%
55.9 (11.2 - 74.7, n=101)
8%
48.5 (9.5 - 87.1, n=409)
-7%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.93 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
76.17 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
82.26 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
7%
83.91 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
9%
76.45 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
74 (41.7 - 87.2, n=101)
-4%
66.6 (8.1 - 96.5, n=409)
-13%
Random Write 4KB
74
70.7
-4%
21.3
-71%
67.27
-9%
48.78
-34%
24 (3.4 - 88.2, n=112)
-68%
20.6 (0.14 - 250, n=725)
-72%
Random Read 4KB
102.5
45.66
-55%
66.11
-36%
55.55
-46%
78.54
-23%
54.3 (11.4 - 149, n=112)
-47%
45.4 (1.59 - 175, n=725)
-56%
Sequential Write 256KB
200.5
191.4
-5%
121.07
-40%
119.9
-40%
217.34
8%
171 (40 - 246, n=112)
-15%
93 (2.99 - 503, n=725)
-54%
Sequential Read 256KB
303.2
288.27
-5%
269.36
-11%
278.9
-8%
304.33
0%
273 (95.6 - 704, n=112)
-10%
262 (12.1 - 1468, n=725)
-14%

Games

The P Smart Plus (2018) handles modern games well and can play Asphalt 9: Legends or Arena of Valor smoothly. The GPU supports many graphics APIs too, which should future-proof the device somewhat for a few years.

The accelerometer and touchscreen worked without issue during our gaming tests.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor

Emissions

Temperature

The P Smart Plus (2018) is generally a cool device, but the top third of the device feels noticeably warmer than the rest of the case even at idle. Our test unit only reaches a maximum of 38.7 °C (101.7 °F) under sustained load though, which should not feel hot to most people. It is worth keeping in mind that the top third reaches a maximum of 33.4 °C (92.1 °F) at idle, so that area will almost always feel warmer than the rest of the device.

Max. Load
 36.8 °C
98 F
32.2 °C
90 F
30.8 °C
87 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
32.2 °C
90 F
31.1 °C
88 F
 
 35.2 °C
95 F
32.2 °C
90 F
30.5 °C
87 F
 
Maximum: 36.8 °C = 98 F
Average: 33.1 °C = 92 F
29.8 °C
86 F
31.6 °C
89 F
38.7 °C
102 F
29.8 °C
86 F
32.1 °C
90 F
38.8 °C
102 F
30.8 °C
87 F
32.2 °C
90 F
37.2 °C
99 F
Maximum: 38.8 °C = 102 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
Power Supply (max.)  45.3 °C = 114 F | Room Temperature 21.4 °C = 71 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.1 °C / 92 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 36.8 °C / 98 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 38.8 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 30.4 °C / 87 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load
Heatmap of the bottom of the device under load
Heatmap of the top of the device under load
Heatmap of the top of the device under load

Speakers

Pink Noise speaker characteristics
Pink Noise speaker characteristics

The P Smart Plus (2018) has a single speaker on the underside of its frame, which can get loud when required. The audio produced comparatively dense sounds dominated by high-pitched tones. The speaker is generally on par with the P Smart (2019), but without its over-emphasized mid-high tones.

We would recommend connecting external speakers or headphones, where possible, for a better listening experience. The included headphones are basic and deliver underwhelming audio quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.139.62539.141.23130.334.64034.232.65031.436.46327.536.88021.826.810022.825.912524.325.716020.532.120019.342.225018.750.331517.352.740016.755.450016.554.963016.658.180015.658.6100015.161.6125014.161.6160014.160.9200014.466.5250013.968.6315013.868.3400013.664500014.669.963001470.5800014.272.61000013.769.41250013.763.91600013.955.6SPL63.869.763.426.979.2N16.622.916.80.941.9median 14.6median 60.9Delta2732.830.524.328.818.625.824.325.833.830.221.231.624.829.318.523.916.423.617.138.117.940.716.845.814.947.915.155.714.257.913.963.514.867.514.27014.770.114.468.814.3701473.313.876.914.882.714.478.81571.214.766.114.860.914.853.914.746.526.7870.859.4median 14.8median 63.50.611.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei P Smart PlusHuawei P Smart 2019
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei P Smart Plus audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79.2 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 22.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.2% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.2% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 21% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 68% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 49% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 42% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

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, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 79% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 16% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The P Smart Plus (2018) has comparatively high power consumption. Our test unit consumes a minimum of 1.3 W at idle, which is at least 14% higher than our comparison devices and 22% higher than the average of Kirin 710 powered devices that we have already tested. Likewise, it averages 12% higher power consumption than the P Smart (2019) and Mate 20 Lite, while it is 30% hungrier than the P Smart (2018). Our test device consumes slightly more than our comparison devices under load too.

Please keep in mind that we tested the P Smart (2019) running Android 9 Pie, which has improved energy-saving functionality compared to 8.1 Oreo.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.05 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.3 / 2.5 / 3.6 Watt
Load midlight 5 / 7 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei P Smart Plus
3340 mAh
Huawei P Smart 2019
3400 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
4000 mAh
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
3750 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
18%
30%
16%
20%
15%
28%
Idle Minimum *
1.3
0.84
35%
0.62
52%
1.12
14%
1.01
22%
0.948 (0.8 - 1.3, n=9)
27%
0.878 (0.2 - 3.4, n=752)
32%
Idle Average *
2.5
2.21
12%
1.76
30%
2.62
-5%
2.21
12%
2.11 (1.2 - 2.5, n=9)
16%
1.732 (0.6 - 6.2, n=751)
31%
Idle Maximum *
3.6
2.23
38%
1.87
48%
2.65
26%
2.23
38%
2.44 (2.2 - 3.6, n=9)
32%
2.02 (0.74 - 6.6, n=752)
44%
Load Average *
5
4.2
16%
4.47
11%
3.65
27%
4.06
19%
4.66 (4.06 - 6, n=9)
7%
4.06 (0.8 - 10.8, n=746)
19%
Load Maximum *
7
7.86
-12%
6.39
9%
5.73
18%
6.32
10%
7.38 (6.13 - 9.1, n=9)
-5%
5.88 (1.2 - 14.2, n=746)
16%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The P Smart Plus (2018) has a 3,340-mAh battery that is marginally smaller than the battery in the P Smart (2019) and 340 mAh larger than the one in the P Smart (2018). Despite its disappointingly high power consumption, our test device delivered a decent runtime in our Wi-Fi battery life test.

We conducted this test with the screen set to around 150 cd/m² and ran a script that simulated the load required to render websites. The P Smart Plus (2018) lasted 8:32 hours in this test, which is a few minutes ahead of the P Smart (2019) and 53 minutes short of the P Smart (2018). The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the real winner here though with its 4,000-mAh battery, which lasted for over 16 hours.

The P Smart Plus (2018) should last a full day with moderate usage and takes around 2 hours to recharge fully with the included charger.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 32min
Huawei P Smart Plus
3340 mAh
Huawei P Smart 2019
3400 mAh
Huawei P smart
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
4000 mAh
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
3750 mAh
Battery Runtime
-1%
10%
88%
64%
Reader / Idle
1293
985
1151
WiFi v1.3
512
506
-1%
565
10%
961
88%
842
64%
Load
257
202
295
H.264
464
615
972

Pros

+ solid system performance
+ premium case
+ precise GPS
+ powerful enough for gaming
+ remains cool under load

Cons

- poor quality low-light photos
- uninspiring battery life
- no 5 GHz Wi-Fi
- blue tint to the display

Verdict

The Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) smartphone review.
The Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) smartphone review.

The Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) is a good alternative to the P Smart 2019 and its predecessor. The former has the same SoC as the P Smart 2019, and better cameras than either of its P Smart counterparts. The P Smart Plus (2018) has more storage than both devices too and 1 GB more RAM than the P Smart (2018).

The P Smart Plus (2018) is currently slightly cheaper than the newer P Smart 2019, although the former has a larger notch, slower Wi-Fi and is still running Android 8.1 Oreo.

Our test unit has a precise GPS module too, but its battery life is uninspiring. The Kirin 710 SoC performed well though, and the device is built well. Overall, the P Smart Plus (2018) is a significant upgrade over the P Smart (2018), but the latter may provide better value for money for people who are operating on tighter budgets.

The Huawei P Smart Plus (2018) is good value for money and performed well in our tests, but it falls short of its P Smart counterparts in some areas.

In short, the P Smart Plus (2018) is a better all-round package than the other P Smart devices. Its feature set and design are comparable to the P Smart 2019 but at a lower cost, while it is a considerable upgrade over the P Smart (2018). However, we would recommend going for the P Smart 2019 if it drops in price, but the P Smart Plus (2018) is an otherwise decent large smartphone.

Huawei P Smart Plus - 02/01/2019 v6
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
92%
Connectivity
37 / 60 → 62%
Weight
91%
Battery
91%
Display
84%
Games Performance
49 / 63 → 78%
Application Performance
67 / 70 → 96%
Temperature
91%
Noise
100%
Audio
52 / 91 → 57%
Camera
63%
Average
74%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2019-02- 4 (Update: 2019-02-23)
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