you will be amazed with the cameras of this cell phone.
Huawei comes strong this spring and has launched internationally its latest flagship, the P60 Pro, in an official presentation in Munich to which we have attended from 20Bits. For a few days we have been testing the device and we can already tell you that has a lot of good things.
The P series is one of the most important and popular series of the brand. Every year since 2012, the company introduces a new model of this family with improved features and specifications. A lot has rained since the 4.3-inch display and 8-megapixel camera of the Huawei Ascend P1.
What we have in our hands today is a very powerful machine, a high-end cell phone that features a 6.67-inch display with FHD+ resolution (2,700×1,220) and. adaptive refresh rate from 1 to 120 Hz..
Mounts a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G processor and integrates a pretty amazing rear XMAGE camera with a 48-megapixel main sensor with variable aperture and optical stabilization, a 48-megapixel periscope telephoto sensor with 3.5x optical zoom, a 40-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a ToF sensor. The front camera (selfie) is 13 megapixels.
And the battery is no slouch eitherwith a capacity of 4,815 mAh and support for 88 W fast charging, 50 W wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
Downsides? Well the usual: we are still without Google services and. the smartphone runs with HarmonyOS as operating systemwhich, although the company continues to improve with each new generation, fails to catch up with its rivals – in my opinion, especially in terms of usability, in addition to the lack in the field of apps-.
Likewise, the shadow of the U.S. veto also reaches the. chipsetwhich does not support 5G networkswhich may limit its connectivity and performance in the future.
Let’s look at it in detail.
- Size: 161 mm high x 74.5 mm wide x 8.3 mm deep
- Weight: 200 g
- Display: 6.67 inches, 1.07 billion colors, LTPO OLED type, 1-120 Hz high dynamic adaptive refresh rate, 1,440 Hz high frequency PWM dimming, up to 300 Hz touch sampling rate, and 2,700 × 1,220 pixel resolution
- Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G with Octa-core CPU (8 cores) and 7th generation Qualcomm artificial intelligence engine.
- Operating system: EMUI 13.1
- Memory: 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM or 12 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM
- Rear cameras: 48 MP main sensor with F1.4~F4.0 aperture, 13 MP ultra-wide angle with F2.2 aperture and 48 MP ultra-wide angle telephoto with F2.1 aperture.
- Autofocus mode: phase focus, contrast focus.
- Zoom mode: digital zoom, optical zoom, hybrid zoom.
- Image resolution: supports up to 8,000 × 6,000 pixels.
- Video resolution: supports up to 3,840 × 2,160 pixels.
- Rear camera capture modes: Night, Super macro, Macro, Portrait, Slow motion, Panorama, Monochrome, Smile capture, Self-timer, Burst shooting (among others)
- Front camera: 13 MP selfie camera (wide-angle, F2.4).
- Image resolution: supports up to 4160 × 3120 pixels.
- Video resolution: supports up to 3840 × 2160 pixels.
- Front camera capture modes: slow motion selfie, smart field of view, portrait, panorama, AR lens, time lapse, moving image, filter, stickers, smile capture, mirror reflection, audio control, timer.
- Battery: 4,815 mAh
- Charging: supports 20V/4.4A super-fast charging (max. 88 W) and supports 11V/6A or 10V/4A or 10V/2.25A or 4.5V/5A or 5V/4.5A super-fast charging and 9V/2A super-fast charging; supports Super Wireless Charging (max. 50 W)
- Resistance: splash, water and dust resistant with IP68 certification (up to 2 meters for up to 30 minutes, as long as the temperature difference between the water and the device does not exceed 5 degrees)
- Connectivity: 4G, WiFi 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
- USB: USB type C (can be used for headphones).
- Sensors: gravity, infrared, gyroscope, compass, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, chromatic temperature sensor, GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band)/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou (B1I + B1C + B2a tri-band)/GALILEO (E1 + E5a dual-band)/QZSS (L1 + L5 dual-band)/NavIC.
- Biometrics: facial recognition, fingerprint sensor.
- Charger: yes
- USB Type-C cable: yes
- Flexible transparent case: yes
- Price: from 1,199 euros
Design: very Huawei
Huawei has been engaged since the beginning of the century in the manufacture of cell phones and has evolved a lot and very fast in terms of quality and technology. But also in terms of design.
While at the beginning of time appearance was not a value that seemed to be very relevant for the brand, nowadays it is one of its most cared-for particularities.. And for proof, a button: the new Huawei P60 Pro is available in black and in a model they have called ‘Rococo Pearl’, a mother-of-pearl design that makes each terminal different and unique.
“As the world changes and time moves on, the canons of beauty transform. A nautilus shell encapsulates this same theory of beauty, forming treasures within itself throughout its extensive life. As it is reborn through time, oils accumulate in the shell over the years, acquiring a natural texture. These discreet pieces of natural texture are condensed with an enchanting sheen known as mother-of-pearl,” the company explains.
To replicate this, the designers behind the Huawei P60 Pro have combined “handmade artisanal methods made by hand with modern craft techniques. “Mineral pearl powder was added to the smartphone’s back panel and allowed to agglomerate into glitterachieving a one-of-a-kind mother-of-pearl texture,” they report.
Nor is the black model ‘the ugly duckling’. It incorporates a ‘Feather-Sand Glass’, a new textured anti-fingerprint back glass “that feels as smooth and delicate as a feather, yet sparkles like a diamond”. It’s more understated than the ‘Rococo Pearl’ model, but in my opinion super sleek. And the matte finish that repels unsightly ‘fingerprints’ has me in love.
In this sense, the brand has gone from having devices with basic and unremarkable designs to offering. smartphones with an innovative and sophisticated look that makes them stand out in the market..
Mention should also be made of the rear photo module and the starring role it has been given in the last two generations of the P line – and, in general, in recent years in almost all Huawei models. In the case of the P60 Pro the main sensor occupies a central and prominent place, somewhat reminiscent of the aesthetics of the cameras.
The cell phone is comfortable in the grip thanks to its curves and quite lightweight despite its size – it weighs 200 grams, about 40 grams less than Apple’s top-of-the-line, for example. This is sure to be appreciated by all influencers who now wear their smartphone.
As I say, the grip is good and, in general, the handling is comfortable. But it has here a small downside, which we will find on the side of the device: the volume up and volume down buttons are too high up.preventing you from reaching them if you want to operate with one hand -unless you move it, of course-. The other button we found, the lock button, is accessible without problems.
Finally, although it may seem to us that this is a fragile device due to both that lightness and its appearance, the Huawei P60 Pro is manufactured. waterproof and dustproof – it is IP68 certified – and is fitted with Kunlun Glassofficially certified by the Swiss SGS with a 5-star drop resistance. This glass is Huawei’s answer to the limitation of being able to use Gorilla Glass -again Trump’s black hand-.
Also, so you can make sure it doesn’t have any scratches, a case is included in the box and the phone comes with protective glass already in place..
In its early years, Huawei focused on producing low-end and mid-range cell phones. These devices offered basic features and were popular in emerging markets due to their affordable price.
But in recent years, the company has increased its investment in research and development, which has allowed it to launch smartphones high-end smartphones with advanced features, with special attention to two aspects: cameras and display.
Originally introduced in the P40 series, Quad-Curve display returns, this time with an enhanced visual appearance.as each corner is now more rounded and smoother at the edges, making the field of view more immersive and immersive. The frames are very tightly squeezed, so that almost the entire front end is utilized. It also provides a more comfortable grip and a more accurate touch experience.
But, in addition to the substantial physical improvement of the product in the field of screen, the Huawei P60 series is equipped with a new generation of LTPO Adaptive Refresh Rate of 1-120Hz.which can intelligently adjust the display refresh rate according to the user’s browsing needs while maintaining the smartphone’s power consumption.
Other technological advances available on this 6.67-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution (2,700×1,220). is that it supports full color gamut management and metameric matches in color calibration, and even supports wireless screen projections.
So, all of this, what? Well, all this translates into a very good display, as you would expect no less from a high-end mobile over a thousand euros. The sharpness is excellent, the color veracity very achieved and the brightness and contrast very balanced.. Even on a sunny day on the street you will see the contents of the phone very well.
The latest in technology
The Huawei P60 Pro has a more than adequate performance. The phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, the second most powerful from Qualcomm, which allows it to run any application or game without having to worry about jerks.. However, although it is a chip intended for high-end devices, it must be said that we have been seeing it since last year – the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 in, for example, the Samsung Galaxy S23 -.
This does not detract from the fact that it performs well, of course. Coupled with its 8 or 12 GB of RAM we have as a result a device that responds fluidly to requests and multitasking.. In addition, the mobile has 256 or 512 GB of internal storage, which guarantees plenty of space to store photos, videos and everything you need – and if you don’t have enough, supports external memory card-.
Connectivity is also not a problem: supports WiFi 6 networking, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C 3.1, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.. But, unfortunately, we don’t have 5G because of legal issues. I think this is the point where the U.S. veto can do the most damage to the brand, because it seems to me dangerous to be left behind here.
There is one thing in this section that I want to highlight especially because I liked it a lot: if there is one thing that makes me very nervous and I hate a mobile is that the unlocking does not work well. I do not tell you the delay that seems to me that does not include fingerprint sensor in a mobile phone. smartphone. That is why I want to emphasize how well the biometrics of the P60 Pro works.both in facial recognition and fingerprint recognition. They respond lightning fast and very smoothly. Bravo.
The sound of the device is quite good thanks to its dual stereo speaker.. I will not be the one to encourage you to listen to music directly on a mobile -much less and especially if you are away from home so that everyone can hear what you have decided to play at full blast-, but if you do not have headphones or a speaker to hook up to, the truth is that the quality is not bad, even if you set the volume to maximum. The sound is not overly canned or distorted. However, I insist: use the devices made to make enjoying music a real pleasure.
A professional photographer in your pocket
The strong point of the Huawei P60 Pro is its camera, in particular the. telephoto lenswhich is much brighter. Huawei XMAGE technology enhances colors and other aspects of the photographs.
This device features a triple camera that includes. a 48-megapixel primary sensor with a variable aperture of f/1.4 to f/4.0a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera and a 48-megapixel telephoto lens with an aperture of F/2.1.
The camera’s performance is impressive, with a great amount of detail and very accurate and true-to-life colors.. The photos of people and the portrait mode are outstanding, where it performs wonderfully, as well as the photos in night mode.
Huawei’s P60 series is equipped with the industry’s largest F1.4 physical aperture and incorporates the high-transmission lens group, which greatly improves the speed of light passing through the lens. At the same time, the camera incorporates an enhanced RYYB SuperSensing sensor. With these hardware y software combined, you can capture what you see in real life more accurately..
Also attracting much attention is the intelligent F1.4-F4.0 Self-Adjusting Physical Aperture F1.4-F4.0 function that adjusts according to the needs and settings of the moment.
The 3.5x optical zoom and 10x hybrid zoom of the telephoto sensor execute the task perfectly, and the highlight of this camera is its ability to capture low-light photos without a large amount of noise.
The camera has some interesting additional modes, such as ‘Super Macro’ which uses the camera telephoto lens to capture close-up photos, or it it is possible to capture detailed photographs of the Moon.
In general, I find it barbaric how the sensors of this mobile behave, both those of the rear and the camera. selfie 13 MP. Without exaggeration, it’s the best camera I’ve tried on a phone. And, in addition, apart from the first impact when you use it that you see many options, it is intuitive and simple to use once you become familiar with the options.
All-day autonomy and VERY fast charging.
With its 4,815 mAh of battery life and its state-of-the-art processor and internal technology -which optimize energy use very well- with this mobile we have enough for the whole day, even with high performance.
But it is that, in addition, if you run out of gas, you recover right away: it supports fast charging up to 88 W. This means that in about 45 minutes you have the terminal at 100% battery.. The brand claims that in the first 10 minutes you have 50% and in our tests this was more or less the case.
Another cool thing is that includes cable and charger in the box and the latter carries double porti.e. both USB-C and USB-A, which allows charging of other equipment up to 45 W.
In addition, the cell phone also offers wireless charging up to 50 W with a compatible charger and reverse wireless charging.
The Huawei P60 Pro is a smartphone offering a good user experiencewith a high-quality display, a versatile and very, very powerful rear camera and a long battery life with fast and wireless charging. We are talking about a device that is truly high-end. and that meets the high expectations we may harbor about it, especially considering its price.
The dark side is already well known to everyone, but I think that at this point we should forget about the inconvenience of the US veto and the lack of Google services.because it doesn’t look like it’s something that’s going to change any time soon.
Personally HarmonyOS I don’t quite get it, but I recognize that is well worked and that there is an important development and evolution. until reaching the current version, the 3.1, so if you handle well with this operating system I see few drawbacks to the new Huawei mobile -beyond the economic issue, which is always there, but it does not seem to me an exorbitant price given the characteristics of the phone-.
What’s more: the HarmonyOS 3.1 operating system offers some advantages, such as an optimized control panel, new application shortcuts, faster task execution and launching speed, a developer-friendly environment, and improved security and privacy features.
I’m not going to say that I don’t think the lack of GMS isn’t a tremendous barrier, especially for the generalist audience. But I feel that’s a debate that’s already stretched too far and that we all know what we’re up against when we pick up a Huawei handset. So, while I’m not of the opinion that it’s for everyone, those who move well in the realm of a world without Google have a nice little gem here..
Therefore, the only disadvantage that really seems to me to be important and worrisome is. That this phone comes without support for 5G networks.an almost unforgivable handicap at this point that may limit its connectivity and performance in the future -and, in fact, it will surely do so-. Except for this, it is a 100% worthwhile mobile.
Super fast charging
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