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Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Finn D. Boerne), 05/21/2019

Mid-range photography masterpiece? The best-selling smartphone as of Q3/2018 gets yet another reincarnation. Huawei dubs the P30 Lite a photography masterpiece featuring a "revolutionary" triple-camera. Find out whether or not this 48 MP camera is capable of redefining mid-range smartphone photography in our extensive Huawei P30 Lite review.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

In addition to its P30 and P30 Pro high-end smartphones Huawei also introduced the mid-range P30 Lite in order to round off its P30 line-up for this year. With 6 percent the P20 Lite was the best-selling Huawei smartphone in Germany in the third quarter of 2018 (Source: statista).

As with its two other siblings the Lite model focuses primarily on photography, and the Chinese manufacturer from Shenzhen equips its Lite model with a so-called AI triple-camera comprised of a 48 MP camera, a wide-angle camera, and a telephoto lens, all three of which are supported by various artificial intelligence algorithms and features. The front-facing camera hidden inside a waterdrop notch above the 6.15-inch display, is equipped with a single 24 MP sensor.

At the time of writing the P30 sold for around $300 in the US. It comes with 128 GB of internal storage, NFC, an IPS panel with FHD+ resolution, and a fingerprint reader at the back. It is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 710 SoC and 4 GB of RAM.

Potential competitors are other mid-range smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Mi 9 SEMotorola Moto G7 PlusNokia 8.1Samsung Galaxy A50, or the Sony Xperia 10, as well as some similarly priced yet much better equipped high-end smartphones, such as the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Pocophone F1.

Huawei P30 Lite
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.15 inch 19.27:9, 2312 x 1080 pixel 415 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS LCD, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 108 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSD card up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, hall effect, OTG, Miracast, Status-LED
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2, 4G LTE TDD: B38, 4G LTE FDD: B1 / B3 / B4 / B7 / B7 / B8 / B20, 3G WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8, 2G: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 152.9 x 72.7 ( = 0.29 x 6.02 x 2.86 in)
Battery
3340 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 21 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix 48 MP (wide-angle lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 8 MP (ultra-wide-angle lens) + 2 MP (bokeh lens), Camera2 API: Limited
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: on-screen, headset, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, quick start guide, protective screen cover, warranty card, EMUI 9.0, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 1.23 W/kg, body SAR: 1.19 W/kg, LTE Cat. 12 (600/100 Mbps), DRM Widevine: L1, fanless
Weight
159 g ( = 5.61 oz / 0.35 pounds), Power Supply: 54 g ( = 1.9 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
369 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

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite color options
Huawei P30 Lite color options

The Lite’s case resembles the characteristic design of the P30 series, however it is clearly recognizable as the low-cost budget offering based on the choice of material alone. For example, the rear cover is made of plastic instead of glass. It feels very comfortable when held in hand thanks to its narrow build and a thickness of just 7.5 mm (~0.3 in), although we would have preferred a more premium feel. The frame feels somewhat edged and the flat and mostly level rear cover does not necessarily translate into a premium touch and feel.

The front is made of scratch-resistant aluminosilicate glass, which transitions smoothly into the metal frame. The display bezels around the laminated display are very narrow, even at the bottom. This, in turn, results in a very high display-to-body ratio of 84.2 percent.

The triple-camera at the rear does not sit flush with the rear cover but protrudes slightly from the case resulting in a wobbly device when placed flat down on a table. In addition to the camera the back also contains a conveniently placed fingerprint reader.

The physical buttons are easily distinguishable by touch and feel alone, and they are well made and well placed to boot. Overall, build and material quality are fitting for a sub $300 smartphone despite its lack of IP certification. Available colors include Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, and Pearl White. The blue model features the Huawei-typical gradual transition from purple to black on the back cover.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Size Comparison

158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 74.7 mm / 2.94 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 166 g0.366 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 176 g0.388 lbs156 mm / 6.14 inch 68 mm / 2.68 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 162 g0.3571 lbs155.5 mm / 6.12 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 182 g0.4012 lbs154.8 mm / 6.09 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 180 g0.3968 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs147.5 mm / 5.81 inch 70.5 mm / 2.78 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 155 g0.3417 lbs

Connectivity

Huawei equips its mid-range smartphone with a fingerprint reader, a status LED, and always-on display capabilities for notifications. Furthermore, it also features a 3.5-mm headphone jack and supports wireless display connectivity via Miracast. This feature worked very well when tested with an Android TV made by Sony. Thanks to support for Widevine DRM Level 1 streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Prime, and others can be enjoyed in HD quality.

The 3,340 mAh battery is charged through a single USB-C port at the bottom, which also supports USB-OTG for connecting external keyboards or thumb drives. Unfortunately, it is only connected to a USB 2.0 controller.

Of the 128 GB internal eMMC storage just 108.5 GB were available to the user after first boot. The device supports storage expansion via microSD cards of up to 512 GB with two caveats: first of all, microSD cards cannot be formatted as external storage, and second, the device does not support the exFAT file system.

Right side
Right side
Bottom
Bottom
Top
Top
Left side
Left side

Software

By default, the P30 Lite comes with the latest version of Android currently available, Android 9.0 Pie. Compared to the other two P30 models, the P30 and the P30 Pro, the Lite has to make do with EMUI 9.0 instead of 9.1, and thus lacks support for GPU Turbo 3.0. Security patches on our review unit were as of March 2019 and thus somewhat outdated.

As with all Huawei devices the EMUI Android skin is very different from stock vanilla Android. Fortunately, the amount of preloaded third-party bloatware is fairly minimal and what little is preinstalled can be easily removed.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Communication and GPS

The P30 Lite supports LTE Cat. 12 with speeds of up to 600 Mbps downstream in a total of eight LTE bands as well as six 3G bands and quad-band GSM. The bands supported should suffice for European markets, at least as of 2019. LTE band 28, which is going to get more important in the near future, is not supported. A total of two Nano SIM cards can be installed, neither of which is limited in regards to frequencies and bands.

Near-field communications include Bluetooth 4.2 as well as NFC itself, which means that the P30 is compatible with mobile payment systems such as Google Pay.

The built-in 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi modem supports both bands, 2.4 and 5 GHz. We found Wi-Fi reception to be decent yet somewhat unstable in everyday use. When connected to a Telekom Speedport W921V router, the noise in close proximity to the Wi-Fi access point was measured at -31 dBm.

The lack of support for MIMO Wi-Fi antenna technology translates into poor Wi-Fi data transfer rates, and the P30 landed in last place in our comparison group. When connected to our Linksys EA8500 reference router it only managed transfer rates of up to 188 Mbps RX and 218 Mbps TX.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
675 (min: 630, max: 704) MBit/s ∼100% +259%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
491 (min: 444, max: 499) MBit/s ∼73% +161%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
334 (min: 326, max: 341) MBit/s ∼49% +78%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
332 (min: 314, max: 341) MBit/s ∼49% +77%
Nokia 8.1
Adreno 616, 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
312 (min: 273, max: 341) MBit/s ∼46% +66%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
311 (min: 214, max: 346) MBit/s ∼46% +65%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
294 (min: 278, max: 302) MBit/s ∼44% +56%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=449)
228 MBit/s ∼34% +21%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
188 (min: 45, max: 237) MBit/s ∼28%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
647 (min: 598, max: 665) MBit/s ∼100% +197%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Adreno 630, 845, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
429 (min: 256, max: 448) MBit/s ∼66% +97%
Nokia 8.1
Adreno 616, 710, 64 GB eMMC Flash
300 (min: 169, max: 367) MBit/s ∼46% +38%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
288 (min: 138, max: 294) MBit/s ∼45% +32%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Adreno 616, 712, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
279 (min: 229, max: 303) MBit/s ∼43% +28%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
272 (min: 250, max: 285) MBit/s ∼42% +25%
Sony Xperia 10
Adreno 508, 630, 64 GB eMMC Flash
253 (min: 128, max: 283) MBit/s ∼39% +16%
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
218 (min: 95, max: 239) MBit/s ∼34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=449)
217 MBit/s ∼34% 0%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø188 (45-237)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø218 (95-239)
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

Supported location services include GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou. Outdoors GPS lock was obtained fairly quickly at an accuracy of just 5 meters (~16.4 feet). Indoor GPS accuracy was very poor, and it took a very long time to obtain GPS lock at all.

As always the P30 Lite’s real-world GPS capabilities are determined on a quick bike-tour around the block and in direct comparison with a professional Garmin Edge 500 satnav unit. After roughly 5.5 miles the difference in recorded track length between the two GPS devices was just 40 m (~131 feet) and thus almost negligible. Looking at the P30 Lite’s recorded track we found that it was very accurate overall, and the device is thus more than capable for regular navigation around the world.

GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Garmin Edge 500
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite
GPS test Huawei P30 Lite

Telephony and Call Quality

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

The telephony app is split into three separate tabs for recent calls, contacts, and favorites. When used in the German Vodafone cellular network call quality was inconspicuous overall, and we did not experience any dropped calls or disruptive interruptions. Voices were transmitted very clearly both ways, and the devices supports calls via VoLTE and Wi-Fi. Unfortunately, we were unable to test these due to lack of carrier support. The corresponding setting was not even listed on our device when connected to the Vodafone cellular network.

Video calls via Skype using the front-facing camera worked flawlessly, and call quality was satisfactory overall. Unfortunately, the P30 Lite’s microphone produced a minor distortion but was at least sufficiently loud according to our conversational partners.

Cameras

24 MP front-facing camera sample photo
24 MP front-facing camera sample photo

The P30 Lite’s triple-camera is comprised of three different lenses: a 48 MP wide-angle lens, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2 MP telephoto lens. The latter is used mainly for collecting depth-of-field information in order to add a third dimension to the otherwise flat photos, which resulted in a more or less acceptable bokeh effect.

The 48 MP main camera comes with a wide-open aperture of f/1.8, which means that it was still sufficiently light sensitive even in the dark. We were unable to find out what sensor Huawei uses as this information is not listed in the specs and Huawei failed to answer our inquiries. If we are not mistaken the only two possible sensors are either Sony’s IMX586 or Samsung’s Isocell Bright GM1.

Huawei refers to the P30 Lite as photography masterpiece, however we found photo quality to be similar to other mid-range smartphones. The level of noise increased significantly with fading light, and photos suffered from visible artifacts and blur. In return, daylight photos turned out very well, regarding both details and color accuracy. Overall, the photos turned out somewhat pale but very natural.

When using the ultra-wide-angle lens with its f/2.2 aperture photos suffered very quickly from fading light. The distortions on the sides caused by the ultra-wide angle were very noticeable in the camera app but not nearly as bad in the photos themselves. Photos quickly lacked contrast and dynamic range with activated zoom mode, which resulted in a loss of details in situations with a high dynamic lighting range.

The 24 MP front-facing camera with an aperture of f/2.0 produced decent photos overall. In daylight, selfies tended to overexpose occasionally but never lacked focus or details given sufficient distance between the lens and the object in question.

Videos shot with the front-facing camera were recorded in FHD resolution at 30 frames per second. The rear-facing camera recorded videos in 1920 x 1080 at 60 FPS but was incapable of recording in 4K.


Please note that we are currently working on a detailed camera comparison between the P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite, which will be published shortly.

Photo mode
Photo mode
Wide-angle mode
Wide-angle mode
2x zoom
2x zoom
Aperture mode
Aperture mode
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

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
ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

We tested the 48 MP main camera in our lab under normalized conditions. Using the ColorChecker Passport we check for color accuracy. The lower half of each square contains the reference color. Color representation was too bright and overexposed while white balance was too warm overall.

Our test chart was captured in rich detail, and the black writing on dark background was only slightly frayed. Both contrast and focus decreased towards the bottom edge.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Accessories and Warranty

Optional flip-cover
Optional flip-cover

Included in the box are an 18 W fast-charging power supply (9 V - 2 A), a USB cable, a headset, a quick-start guide, and a SIM tool.

Warranty depends on the country the device is purchased in. For example, devices sold in Germany come with a 24-month warranty by default.

Input Devices & Handling

In addition to the usual on-screen input devices the P30 Lite also supports gestures, which are enabled by default. The capacitive touchscreen was very sensitive up to its very edges, and very smooth to boot.

The fingerprint reader is not embedded into the display but located at the rear instead. It might not be the fastest device available but it turned out to be very accurate and more reliable than most in-display fingerprint readers. The P30 Lite also supports biometric authentication via face detection, and the face unlock feature using the front-facing camera was very fast and reliable, even in poor lighting. However, the level of security offered by this face detection feature was not very high, and we were able to trick the P30 Lite into unlocking the phone using nothing but a photo.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Display

Huawei P30 Lite subpixel array
Huawei P30 Lite subpixel array

Like its predecessor the P30 Lite offers a FHD+ resolution of 2312 x 1080 pixels. The screen has grown in size to now 6.15 inches resulting in a very high pixel density of 415 PPI and thus a very sharp display.

At just 456 nits the panel was not the brightest, but at least its brightness distribution of 90 percent was decent and homogeneous. Disabling the ambient light sensor only had a minor effect on maximum brightness, and it decreased to 425 nits in our tests and even just 417 nits in the APL50 test with equally distributed dark and bright areas.

As is typical for a Huawei smartphone the P30 Lite also supports context-based brightness adjustment, for example, with reduced brightness when browsing the web using the Chrome browser. However, the differences in brightness caused by this feature were barely noticeable on the P30 Lite.

412
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
428
cd/m²
414
cd/m²
426
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 456 cd/m² Average: 430.3 cd/m² Minimum: 1.05 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 90 %
Center on Battery: 451 cd/m²
Contrast: 820:1 (Black: 0.55 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Huawei P30 Lite
IPS LCD, 2312x1080, 6.15
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 5.97
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
IPS, 2270x1080, 6.2
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Xiaomi Mi 8
AMOLED, 2248x1080, 6.21
Samsung Galaxy A50
AMOLED, 2340x1080, 6.4
Nokia 8.1
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Sony Xperia 10
IPS-LCD, 2520x1080, 6
Screen
10%
-79%
-21%
-63%
-18%
-40%
-37%
Brightness middle
451
583
29%
537
19%
489
8%
430
-5%
644
43%
567
26%
547
21%
Brightness
430
577
34%
525
22%
486
13%
434
1%
628
46%
547
27%
525
22%
Brightness Distribution
90
97
8%
85
-6%
93
3%
94
4%
91
1%
92
2%
93
3%
Black Level *
0.55
0.58
-5%
0.34
38%
0.61
-11%
0.36
35%
Contrast
820
926
13%
1438
75%
930
13%
1519
85%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
1.4
1.6
-14%
6.41
-358%
3.8
-171%
5.09
-264%
2.64
-89%
4.39
-214%
4.6
-229%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
4.4
3.9
11%
10.86
-147%
7.1
-61%
8.05
-83%
9.23
-110%
7.28
-65%
12.1
-175%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.5
2.7
-8%
6.7
-168%
4.4
-76%
3.3
-32%
2.5
-0%
4.9
-96%
3.9
-56%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.27 97%
2.099 105%
2.22 99%
2.257 97%
2.024 109%
2.248 98%
2.17 101%
CCT
6422 101%
6267 104%
8310 78%
7213 90%
7026 93%
6649 98%
7642 85%
7158 91%

* ... 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 9279 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Blacks are comparatively bright on the P30 Lite, and we determined a black level of 0.55 nits. Combined with the comparatively low brightness the resulting contrast ratio was just 820:1. It was even lower in the APL50 test (745:1) due to a slightly higher black level of 0.56 nits when dark and bright areas were distributed evenly around the display.

Color accuracy is determined using a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software. By default, the P30 Lite comes with the color mode “Normal” and the color temperature “Standard” preselected. Alternatively, it also supports a DCI-P3 color mode dubbed “Vibrant” as well as an individually customizable color temperature.

Overall color accuracy was excellent considering the P30 Lite’s price point. DeltaE deviations in “Standard” were minor, and grayscale accuracy was very high without any color tint. The sRGB color space was nearly entirely covered.

Color accuracy (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color accuracy (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color space (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color space (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Grayscale (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Grayscale (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Saturation (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Saturation (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color accuracy (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Color accuracy (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Color space (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Color space (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Grayscale (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Grayscale (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Saturation (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Saturation (target color space: P3), color mode: vibrant, warm
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color space (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Color space (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Saturation (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard
Saturation (target color space: sRGB), color mode: vibrant, standard

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
31.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 14.8 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 80 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
54.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 26 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. » 89 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Outdoors, the P30 Lite’s usability was somewhat limited due to its comparatively dark low-contrast IPS display. Direct sunlight rendered it virtually unusable.

Outside in direct sunlight
Outside in direct sunlight
Outside in direct sunlight
Outside in direct sunlight
Outside in the shade
Outside in the shade

In return, viewing angles were excellent. The display remained well readable from all angles, and suffered only minor decreases in brightness at acute angles.

Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance

The HiSilicon Kirin 710 inside the P30 Lite features a big.LITTLE cluster consisting of four ARM Cortex A73 cores running at up to 2.2 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores running at up to 1.7 GHz. Like the Kirin 980 this mid-range SoC supports GPU turbo and features an integrated neural processing unit (NPU) for artificial intelligence calculations. The integrated ARM Mali-G51 MP4 mid-range GPU is based on the Bifrost architecture utilizing 4 of the total 12 available cores (hence MP4). Supported 3D APIs include OpenGL ES 3.2, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, DirectX 11, and Renderscript.

In our benchmarks, the Kirin 710 was, by and large, incapable of keeping up with its more powerful Android competitors despite its 4 GB of RAM. As a result, it landed in last place together with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 (Motorola Moto G7 Plus) and the Snapdragon 630 (Sony Xperia 10) in our CPU benchmarks. Activating performance mode resulted in a minor boost of between 1 and 5 percent. Benchmarks that relied more on the GPU than the CPU placed the P30 Lite in close proximity to the Nokia 8.1 and the Xiaomi competitors. Keep in mind that there has been a controversy regarding dynamic performance adjustments in benchmarks by Huawei devices. All benchmark results have thus to be taken with a grain of salt.

Everyday performance was very decent, however the system was not smooth and snappy at all times due to minor lag when multitasking as well as some occasional micro stuttering. Just like its predecessor, Huawei’s mid-range SoC did not feel capable enough to satisfy everyday needs. Its more powerful Snapdragon competitors made this particularly obvious and painful.

Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3551 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
7282 Points ∼51% +105%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4287 Points ∼30% +21%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14369 Points ∼100% +305%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
13371 Points ∼93% +277%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4913 Points ∼34% +38%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6813 Points ∼47% +92%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3763 Points ∼26% +6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2631 - 4083, n=9)
3500 Points ∼24% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=325)
4691 Points ∼33% +32%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5429 Points ∼59%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5975 Points ∼65% +10%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
4992 Points ∼54% -8%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9182 Points ∼100% +69%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8907 Points ∼97% +64%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5605 Points ∼61% +3%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5856 Points ∼64% +8%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3986 Points ∼43% -27%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5266 - 5615, n=9)
5457 Points ∼59% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=384)
4726 Points ∼51% -13%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1544 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1875 Points ∼76% +21%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
1337 Points ∼54% -13%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2468 Points ∼100% +60%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2430 Points ∼98% +57%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1721 Points ∼70% +11%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1799 Points ∼73% +17%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
837 Points ∼34% -46%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1523 - 1614, n=9)
1561 Points ∼63% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=384)
1426 Points ∼58% -8%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6483 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
6832 Points ∼84% +5%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6277 Points ∼77% -3%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8101 Points ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7983 Points ∼99% +23%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5827 Points ∼72% -10%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
6887 Points ∼85% +6%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5987 Points ∼74% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (5803 - 7141, n=9)
6448 Points ∼80% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11440, n=388)
5333 Points ∼66% -18%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
8125 Points ∼84%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
8346 Points ∼86% +3%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
7618 Points ∼79% -6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9664 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
9689 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
7029 Points ∼73% -13%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8309 Points ∼86% +2%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4948 Points ∼51% -39%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (7004 - 9509, n=10)
8217 Points ∼85% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 14946, n=556)
5785 Points ∼60% -29%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2338 Points ∼87%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2167 Points ∼81%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2272 - 2345, n=3)
2318 Points ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=68)
2676 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1907 Points ∼70%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
693 Points ∼25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (801 - 1220, n=3)
1047 Points ∼38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=68)
2721 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
Points ∼0%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1988 Points ∼80%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
861 Points ∼35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (938 - 1365, n=3)
1189 Points ∼48%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=68)
2478 Points ∼100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2550 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼98% -2%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2257 Points ∼89% -11%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2215 Points ∼87% -13%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2266 Points ∼89% -11%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2534 Points ∼99% -1%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1664 Points ∼65% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1851 - 2789, n=11)
2359 Points ∼93% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4683, n=396)
1981 Points ∼78% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
843 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼48% +155%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4468 Points ∼100% +430%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4471 Points ∼100% +430%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1188 Points ∼27% +41%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1845 Points ∼41% +119%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
792 Points ∼18% -6%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (470 - 1194, n=11)
825 Points ∼18% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=396)
1787 Points ∼40% +112%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
981 Points ∼27%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼60% +126%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3669 Points ∼100% +274%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3646 Points ∼99% +272%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1328 Points ∼36% +35%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1964 Points ∼54% +100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
896 Points ∼24% -9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (563 - 1351, n=11)
960 Points ∼26% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=397)
1658 Points ∼45% +69%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2578 Points ∼91%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2506 Points ∼88% -3%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2832 Points ∼100% +10%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2181 Points ∼77% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2241 Points ∼79% -13%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2516 Points ∼89% -2%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1732 Points ∼61% -33%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1656 - 2723, n=11)
2374 Points ∼84% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4703, n=424)
1893 Points ∼67% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1336 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2146 Points ∼31% +61%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6898 Points ∼100% +416%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5328 Points ∼77% +299%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1553 Points ∼23% +16%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2855 Points ∼41% +114%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1299 Points ∼19% -3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (740 - 1378, n=11)
1229 Points ∼18% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=424)
2386 Points ∼35% +79%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1494 Points ∼29%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2217 Points ∼42% +48%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5230 Points ∼100% +250%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4034 Points ∼77% +170%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1667 Points ∼32% +12%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2772 Points ∼53% +86%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1375 Points ∼26% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (844 - 1534, n=11)
1376 Points ∼26% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=424)
2004 Points ∼38% +34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2489 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2528 Points ∼100% +2%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2137 Points ∼85% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2351 Points ∼93% -6%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2514 Points ∼99% +1%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1645 Points ∼65% -34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1924 - 2716, n=11)
2454 Points ∼97% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4519, n=476)
1888 Points ∼75% -24%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
819 Points ∼17%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼42% +142%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4746 Points ∼100% +479%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4010 Points ∼84% +390%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1149 Points ∼24% +40%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1702 Points ∼36% +108%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
704 Points ∼15% -14%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (457 - 856, n=11)
743 Points ∼16% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=476)
1478 Points ∼31% +80%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
963 Points ∼24%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼52% +115%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3972 Points ∼100% +312%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3356 Points ∼84% +248%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1296 Points ∼33% +35%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1834 Points ∼46% +90%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
809 Points ∼20% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (550 - 995, n=11)
877 Points ∼22% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=477)
1423 Points ∼36% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2490 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2480 Points ∼91% 0%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2720 Points ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
2124 Points ∼78% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2432 Points ∼89% -2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2467 Points ∼91% -1%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1687 Points ∼62% -32%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1907 - 2654, n=11)
2446 Points ∼90% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4540, n=516)
1754 Points ∼64% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1256 Points ∼15%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1980 Points ∼24% +58%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
8261 Points ∼100% +558%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6243 Points ∼76% +397%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1279 Points ∼15% +2%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2763 Points ∼33% +120%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1235 Points ∼15% -2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (568 - 1333, n=11)
1050 Points ∼13% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=515)
1936 Points ∼23% +54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1414 Points ∼25%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2073 Points ∼36% +47%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
5687 Points ∼100% +302%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
4363 Points ∼77% +209%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1430 Points ∼25% +1%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2691 Points ∼47% +90%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1315 Points ∼23% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (673 - 1490, n=11)
1196 Points ∼21% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8165, n=518)
1674 Points ∼29% +18%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12023 Points ∼34%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13686 Points ∼39% +14%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
15766 Points ∼45% +31%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34928 Points ∼100% +191%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
27858 Points ∼80% +132%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14353 Points ∼41% +19%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14820 Points ∼42% +23%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
12437 Points ∼36% +3%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11158 - 22668, n=9)
15870 Points ∼45% +32%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=676)
14217 Points ∼41% +18%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
21643 Points ∼26%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
43514 Points ∼53% +101%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
20953 Points ∼26% -3%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
82125 Points ∼100% +279%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
77203 Points ∼94% +257%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
16593 Points ∼20% -23%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
39655 Points ∼48% +83%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
17878 Points ∼22% -17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12426 - 22605, n=9)
20229 Points ∼25% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=674)
22183 Points ∼27% +2%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
18377 Points ∼29%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
29316 Points ∼46% +60%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
19525 Points ∼31% +6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
63159 Points ∼100% +244%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
55397 Points ∼88% +201%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
16037 Points ∼25% -13%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
28895 Points ∼46% +57%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
16290 Points ∼26% -11%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12120 - 22168, n=9)
18823 Points ∼30% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=674)
17924 Points ∼28% -2%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
33 fps ∼22%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
74 fps ∼49% +124%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
36 fps ∼24% +9%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
150 fps ∼100% +355%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
120 fps ∼80% +264%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
39 fps ∼26% +18%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
65 fps ∼43% +97%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
29 fps ∼19% -12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (33 - 39, n=10)
37.9 fps ∼25% +15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=694)
38.1 fps ∼25% +15%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
31 fps ∼52%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
58 fps ∼97% +87%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
35 fps ∼58% +13%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +94%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +94%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
36 fps ∼60% +16%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
57 fps ∼95% +84%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
25 fps ∼42% -19%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (31 - 36, n=10)
34.9 fps ∼58% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=703)
28.1 fps ∼47% -9%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
17 fps ∼24%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
36 fps ∼51% +112%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
16 fps ∼23% -6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
71 fps ∼100% +318%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
67 fps ∼94% +294%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼32% +35%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
32 fps ∼45% +88%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
13 fps ∼18% -24%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (17 - 21, n=10)
20.4 fps ∼29% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=600)
21.9 fps ∼31% +29%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
16 fps ∼28%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
33 fps ∼57% +106%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
15 fps ∼26% -6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
58 fps ∼100% +263%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
56 fps ∼97% +250%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
21 fps ∼36% +31%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
31 fps ∼53% +94%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
11 fps ∼19% -31%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (16 - 19, n=10)
18.5 fps ∼32% +16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=609)
19.4 fps ∼33% +21%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
12 fps ∼26%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
26 fps ∼55% +117%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
10 fps ∼21% -17%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼74% +192%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
47 fps ∼100% +292%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼30% +17%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
23 fps ∼49% +92%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
9.5 fps ∼20% -21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (12 - 14, n=10)
13.7 fps ∼29% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=466)
17.9 fps ∼38% +49%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
11 fps ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
24 fps ∼44% +118%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
9.8 fps ∼18% -11%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
54 fps ∼100% +391%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
45 fps ∼83% +309%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
13 fps ∼24% +18%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
22 fps ∼41% +100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
7.8 fps ∼14% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (11 - 13, n=10)
12.5 fps ∼23% +14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=468)
16.7 fps ∼31% +52%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
4.2 fps ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
9.1 fps ∼41% +117%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2 fps ∼9% -52%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +424%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
22 fps ∼100% +424%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4.9 fps ∼22% +17%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
8.2 fps ∼37% +95%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
2.7 fps ∼12% -36%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.2 - 7, n=10)
4.03 fps ∼18% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=189)
9.99 fps ∼45% +138%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2.6 fps ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5.8 fps ∼41% +123%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
2.3 fps ∼16% -12%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼100% +438%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
14 fps ∼100% +438%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.1 fps ∼22% +19%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5 fps ∼36% +92%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1.7 fps ∼12% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2.6 - 4, n=10)
2.88 fps ∼21% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=188)
6.98 fps ∼50% +168%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.4 fps ∼18%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps ∼40% +119%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.6 fps ∼16% -12%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
31 fps ∼89% +384%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +447%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.2 fps ∼23% +28%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼37% +103%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.4 fps ∼13% -31%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 6.9, n=10)
5.95 fps ∼17% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=193)
14.7 fps ∼42% +130%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
7 fps ∼21%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
16 fps ∼47% +129%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
5.4 fps ∼16% -23%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
32 fps ∼94% +357%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
34 fps ∼100% +386%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9 fps ∼26% +29%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
14 fps ∼41% +100%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.9 fps ∼14% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4.6 - 7, n=10)
6.38 fps ∼19% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=193)
16.4 fps ∼48% +134%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.9 fps ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
15 fps ∼43% +117%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6.3 fps ∼18% -9%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
35 fps ∼100% +407%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
26 fps ∼74% +277%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.9 fps ∼25% +29%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
13 fps ∼37% +88%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
5.3 fps ∼15% -23%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.9 - 7.7, n=10)
7.58 fps ∼22% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=391)
12.2 fps ∼35% +77%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
6.5 fps ∼20%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
13 fps ∼39% +100%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
6 fps ∼18% -8%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +408%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
28 fps ∼85% +331%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.1 fps ∼25% +25%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
12 fps ∼36% +85%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
4.3 fps ∼13% -34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (6.4 - 7.1, n=10)
6.72 fps ∼20% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=395)
10.9 fps ∼33% +68%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
132834 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
179353 Points ∼68% +35%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, Adreno 509, 4096
117557 Points ∼45% -12%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
263165 Points ∼100% +98%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
144194 Points ∼55% +9%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
169262 Points ∼64% +27%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
88287 Points ∼34% -34%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (124870 - 183420, n=10)
139210 Points ∼53% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=295)
143117 Points ∼54% +8%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1024 Points ∼79%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
1172 Points ∼90% +14%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1296 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
1292 Points ∼100% +26%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
927 Points ∼72% -9%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
1077 Points ∼83% +5%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
815 Points ∼63% -20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (982 - 1212, n=10)
1100 Points ∼85% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=635)
760 Points ∼59% -26%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
1478 Points ∼19%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
3453 Points ∼43% +134%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7945 Points ∼100% +438%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
7895 Points ∼99% +434%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1957 Points ∼25% +32%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
3086 Points ∼39% +109%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1409 Points ∼18% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (1450 - 1489, n=10)
1468 Points ∼18% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=635)
2070 Points ∼26% +40%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
3036 Points ∼93%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2969 Points ∼91% -2%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3239 Points ∼99% +7%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3261 Points ∼100% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2492 Points ∼76% -18%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2947 Points ∼90% -3%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
983 Points ∼30% -68%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2823 - 4360, n=10)
3235 Points ∼99% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=635)
1530 Points ∼47% -50%
System (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
5146 Points ∼78%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
5932 Points ∼90% +15%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6506 Points ∼98% +26%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
6620 Points ∼100% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5112 Points ∼77% -1%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
5681 Points ∼86% +10%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
3159 Points ∼48% -39%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (4826 - 5568, n=10)
5253 Points ∼79% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=635)
2994 Points ∼45% -42%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei P30 Lite
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 4096
2201 Points ∼57%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, Adreno 616, 6144
2906 Points ∼75% +32%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3838 Points ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Adreno 630, 6144
3852 Points ∼100% +75%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Samsung Exynos 9610, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2193 Points ∼57% 0%
Nokia 8.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 4096
2731 Points ∼71% +24%
Sony Xperia 10
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Adreno 508, 3072
1374 Points ∼36% -38%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
  (2140 - 2445, n=10)
2270 Points ∼59% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=635)
1501 Points ∼39% -32%

Web browsing performance using the included Chrome browser was decent. Websites load quickly, however some demanding websites can stutter and lag when scrolling. In the browser benchmarks, the device performed decently overall and secured a safe spot in the midst of the pack.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.214 Points ∼100% +17%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=107)
35.7 Points ∼96% +12%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.781 Points ∼85%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (30 - 32.9, n=5)
31.4 Points ∼84% -1%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
16.254 Points ∼44% -49%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=95)
39.9 runs/min ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
37.5 runs/min ∼94% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A50 (Chome 73)
33.07 runs/min ∼83% +4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (31.2 - 33.9, n=4)
32.4 runs/min ∼81% +2%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
31.7 runs/min ∼79%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Xiaomi Mi 8 (Chrome 72)
83 Points ∼100% +26%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
72 Points ∼87% +9%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
72 Points ∼87% +9%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=165)
67 Points ∼81% +2%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
66 Points ∼80%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (58 - 69, n=8)
62.3 Points ∼75% -6%
Samsung Galaxy A50 (Chrome 73)
62 Points ∼75% -6%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
54 Points ∼65% -18%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
39 Points ∼47% -41%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mi 8 (Chrome 72)
15086 Points ∼100% +54%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
14514 Points ∼96% +48%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
13562 Points ∼90% +39%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
12717 Points ∼84% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A50 (Chrome 73)
10322 Points ∼68% +6%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
9779 Points ∼65%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (9041 - 10288, n=10)
9577 Points ∼63% -2%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
8368 Points ∼55% -14%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=693)
6801 Points ∼45% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
4865 Points ∼32% -50%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=718)
10523 ms * ∼100% -154%
Sony Xperia 10 (Chrome Version 73)
10256.9 ms * ∼97% -148%
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
4776 ms * ∼45% -15%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710 (3999 - 4853, n=10)
4235 ms * ∼40% -2%
Huawei P30 Lite (Chrome 74)
4137.8 ms * ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A50 (Chrome 73)
3897 ms * ∼37% +6%
Nokia 8.1 (Chrome 71)
3034.9 ms * ∼29% +27%
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Chrome 73)
2911.8 ms * ∼28% +30%
Xiaomi Mi 8 (Chrome 72)
2818 ms * ∼27% +32%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
2713.6 ms * ∼26% +34%

* ... smaller is better

Unlike fast UFS storage, eMMC flash storage is comparatively slow. Unsurprisingly, the P30 Lite was incapable of keeping up with the Xiaomi smartphones Mi 8Mi 9 SE, and Pocophone F1 in sequential as well as random read speeds.

We also took a closer look at the microSD slot, and when tested with our Toshiba Exceria Pro M501 reference card (up to 270 Mbps write speed, up to 150 Mbps read speed) it performed adequately for its class.

Huawei P30 LiteXiaomi Mi 9 SEMotorola Moto G7 PlusXiaomi Pocophone F1Xiaomi Mi 8Samsung Galaxy A50Nokia 8.1Sony Xperia 10Average 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
19%
3%
18%
45%
6%
-13%
-11%
-9%
-32%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
67.85 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
62.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-8%
65.58 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
60.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-11%
58.27 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
63.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
65 (52.8 - 73.5, n=14)
-4%
49.2 (1.7 - 87.1, n=428)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
76.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
85.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
11%
73.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
84.65 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
10%
83.23 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
8%
77.1 (71.6 - 85.9, n=14)
0%
67.5 (8.1 - 96.5, n=428)
-12%
Random Write 4KB
87.29
21.86
-75%
73.1
-16%
17.81
-80%
21
-76%
18.2
-79%
7.3
-92%
14.39
-84%
38.9 (8.48 - 127, n=16)
-55%
22.3 (0.14 - 250, n=752)
-74%
Random Read 4KB
71.57
115.83
62%
76.6
7%
101.01
41%
136.3
90%
98.9
38%
69.9
-2%
53.12
-26%
69.5 (20.7 - 108, n=16)
-3%
47.6 (1.59 - 196, n=752)
-33%
Sequential Write 256KB
158.63
190.1
20%
208.7
32%
155.57
-2%
207.8
31%
192.1
21%
203.8
28%
232.87
47%
171 (90 - 201, n=16)
8%
97.6 (2.99 - 590, n=752)
-38%
Sequential Read 256KB
293.23
492.48
68%
283.6
-3%
705.38
141%
693.2
136%
507.3
73%
279.3
-5%
273.8
-7%
286 (144 - 499, n=16)
-2%
275 (12.1 - 1504, n=752)
-6%

Gaming Performance

While the ARM Mali-G51 MP4 is not particularly powerful it was beefy enough to run even demanding 3D games from Google’s Play Store smoothly and without a hitch. Supported by our partner GameBench we take a closer and more detailed look at some of the games from Google’s Play Store in order to assess 3D performance more accurately. Touchscreen controls and gyroscope worked flawlessly, precisely, and fast. However, some of the games benchmarked by us tended to crash frequently rendering the smartphone itself unusable for a few seconds.

Asphalt 9 Legends ran smoothly at 29 FPS in high details, however PUBG Mobile presented us with a nasty surprise: at just 25 FPS it failed to run smoothly, even at the lowest settings on the P30 Lite. In high details the frame rates dropped below 20 FPS regularly despite the fact that the Tencent game supports GPU Turbo 2.0.

GPU Turbo 2.0 is a technology to improve gaming performance for certified and tested games. However, the P30 Lite is only capable of improving performance for a total of 6 games, at least in theory: PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Arena of Valor, Rules of Survival, Vainglory, and NBA2K18.

Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
Aspahlt 9 Legends
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; High Quality: Ø29.3 (20-31)
; Standard / low: Ø29.7 (26-31)
PUBG Compare
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; Smooth: Ø24.8 (23-26)
; Balanced: Ø24.7 (21-26)
; HD: Ø23.1 (16-26)

Emissions

Temperature

Surface temperatures under load were fairly high. At the rear, the P30 Lite reached a maximum of 43 °C (109.4 °F), which while very noticeable in everyday use did not cause any issues whatsoever. It will, however, be interesting to see whether the Kirin SoC is going to throttle due to excessive heat under load.

We test throttling behavior by running the GFXBench battery test benchmark, which run a very demanding sequence from the Manhatten OpenGL ES 3.1 test 30 times in a row. The resulting frame rates fluctuated by around 20 percent, which means that performance throttling under sustained load, such as prolonged gaming sessions, is not unlikely. You should thus expect the P30 Lite to lose some performance when gaming for long periods of time.

Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Max. Load
 41.5 °C
107 F
41.5 °C
107 F
38 °C
100 F
 
 42.3 °C
108 F
40 °C
104 F
37.9 °C
100 F
 
 40.7 °C
105 F
40.8 °C
105 F
38.3 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 42.3 °C = 108 F
Average: 40.1 °C = 104 F
36.9 °C
98 F
39.1 °C
102 F
41.2 °C
106 F
35.3 °C
96 F
38.5 °C
101 F
42.9 °C
109 F
36 °C
97 F
39.3 °C
103 F
41.9 °C
107 F
Maximum: 42.9 °C = 109 F
Average: 39 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.9 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 21.3 °C = 70 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.1 °C / 104 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 42.3 °C / 108 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 42.9 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 34.1 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.1 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 33.1 °C / 92 F.
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Speakers

Pink noise
Pink noise

The downward-facing single speaker is located at the bottom of the device. At 89 dB(A) it gets reasonably loud, however it also tends to distort and suffer from noticeable noise with increasing volume. The frequency diagram is somewhat linear for mids, however it lacks lows and highs - a fairly common smartphones issue in general.

We recommend either wired or wireless headphones or speakers for an improved audio experience. These can be connected either via 3.5-mm headphone jack or Bluetooth. The included headset, for example, is quite an improvement over the single mono speaker. Supported wireless Bluetooth technologies include SBC, aptX, and aptX HD. Unfortunately, the P30 Lite lacks support for AAC and LHDC, which might be an issue for some audiophiles.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.137.72527.425.93125.522.74024.529.15036.135.96326.125.38024.32410022.124.412519.122.116020.243.820019.449.225016.554.531515.158.840015.3615001461.163014.564.98001465.9100014.570.1125014.574.2160014.376.4200014.678.425001479.8315014.779.7400014.378500014.878.9630014.677.5800014.477.41000014.676.31250014.766.4160001559.5SPL26.788.9N0.873.3median 14.6median 66.4Delta1.512.432.53931.931.522.324.821.721.929.228.426.724.920.324.420.526.52325.315.64517.849.116.359.115.461.515.963.515.864.213.367.914.165.914.171.41469.713.567.813.46913.972.314.271.713.967.114.672.914.267.714.766.31568.214.955.415.33826.481.50.852.7median 14.7median 66.30.98.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei P30 LiteXiaomi Mi 9 SE
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei P30 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 11.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (1.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (23.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 21.9% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (17.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 5% of all tested devices in this class were better, 4% similar, 90% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 29% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 64% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Life

Power Consumption

The Huawei P30 Lite’s 3,340 mAh battery can be charged in around 1.5 hours with the included 18 W fast-charging power supply. Wireless charging is not supported.

Unfortunately, the device was not the most efficient, particularly when idle. All of its competitors save for the Xiaomi Mi 8 were more energy efficient in this scenario.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.24 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.91 / 2.41 / 2.43 Watt
Load midlight 4.57 / 7.57 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei P30 Lite
3340 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A50
4000 mAh
Nokia 8.1
3500 mAh
Sony Xperia 10
2870 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 710
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
43%
1%
10%
-28%
8%
27%
20%
-4%
16%
Idle Minimum *
0.91
0.53
42%
1.1
-21%
0.65
29%
1.5
-65%
0.8
12%
0.8
12%
0.72
21%
1.083 (0.8 - 2.3, n=10)
-19%
0.882 (0.2 - 3.4, n=782)
3%
Idle Average *
2.41
1.18
51%
1.7
29%
1.97
18%
2.2
9%
1.5
38%
1.5
38%
2.16
10%
2.2 (1.2 - 3, n=10)
9%
1.74 (0.6 - 6.2, n=781)
28%
Idle Maximum *
2.43
1.2
51%
2.1
14%
2.01
17%
2.6
-7%
1.7
30%
1.8
26%
2.17
11%
2.61 (2.2 - 4.2, n=10)
-7%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=782)
16%
Load Average *
4.57
3.04
33%
5.1
-12%
4.29
6%
6.1
-33%
5.9
-29%
3.2
30%
3.32
27%
4.73 (4.06 - 6, n=10)
-4%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=776)
11%
Load Maximum *
7.57
4.83
36%
7.9
-4%
9.05
-20%
10.9
-44%
8.3
-10%
5.4
29%
5.34
29%
7.58 (6.13 - 9.4, n=10)
-0%
5.92 (1.2 - 14.2, n=776)
22%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Battery life was acceptable in general, however it was nothing to write home about. The Lithium-Polymer battery offers an additional 340 mAh over the P20 Lite, however battery life did not improve significantly.

We normalized display brightness to 150 nits on all devices for better comparability. The P30 Lite can be found around the bottom of the list in both the Wi-Fi and the video playback test.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
20h 48min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
8h 35min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
11h 25min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 18min
Huawei P30 Lite
3340 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
3070 mAh
Motorola Moto G7 Plus
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 8
3400 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A50
4000 mAh
Nokia 8.1
3500 mAh
Sony Xperia 10
2870 mAh
Battery Runtime
11%
19%
43%
29%
32%
32%
-1%
Reader / Idle
1248
1374
10%
2088
67%
1634
31%
1587
27%
1682
35%
1006
-19%
H.264
685
853
25%
809
18%
936
37%
897
31%
869
27%
857
25%
620
-9%
WiFi v1.3
515
510
-1%
715
39%
808
57%
736
43%
701
36%
738
43%
541
5%
Load
198
218
10%
196
-1%
220
11%
215
9%
275
39%
246
24%
233
18%

Pros

+ design
+ build quality
+ decent camera modules
+ accurate GPS
+ well-calibrated IPS panel
+ 128 GB onboard memory

Cons

- eMMC storage instead of UFS
- slow Wi-Fi modem
- limited LTE band availability
- Bluetooth 4.2
- contrast ratio and brightness of display
- just 1080p video recording
- throttling
- SoC performance when gaming

Verdict

In review: Huawei P30 Lite. Review unit courtesy of Huawei Germany.
In review: Huawei P30 Lite. Review unit courtesy of Huawei Germany.

Just like its predecessor the P30 Lite turned out to be a solid and decent mid-range smartphone incapable of setting itself apart from its competitors in regards to performance or connectivity. The “Lite” suffix is clearly noticeable, unlike on other devices such as the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. If you are looking for a powerful and capable daily driver we suggest taking a closer look at the wide field of Snapdragon contenders instead.

Even though there are plenty of better mid-range smartphones available we expect the P30 Lite to become one of the most successful smartphones in its price range.

The P30 Lite offers a modern design, a great build quality, and an IPS panel with wide viewing angles and accurate colors. The cameras, particularly the 24 MP front-facing camera, are more than just adequate for its class. However, there are too many often minor shortcomings ruining the overall impression, particularly when taking Huawei’s MSRP into consideration. Luckily, the Chinese manufacturer proved to be adaptive enough to realize that context-based brightness adjustment might be too much, and has therefore reduced the effect to a minimum.

Huawei P30 Lite - 11/04/2019 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
85%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
90%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 68%
Weight
92%
Battery
86%
Display
88%
Games Performance
11 / 64 → 18%
Application Performance
57 / 86 → 67%
Temperature
86%
Noise
100%
Audio
72 / 90 → 80%
Camera
62%
Average
72%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2019-05-21 (Update: 2019-05-24)