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Huawei P60 Pro review (2023) capture low-light photography

The autofocus of the Huawei P60 Pro was fast, precise and reliable.

Features

Design and Build
Display
Hardware and Battery Life

Summary

The P60 Pro offers a familiar glass design with curved panels and a large LTPO OLED screen with high resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1 billion colors. It has a small cutout for the selfie camera, a welcome improvement over the huge cutout on the Mate 50 Pro.

The Huawei P60 Pro goes into a crowded market for smartphones, where lots of companies are trying to be the best camera phone. Huawei was once a leader in this market, but US sanctions and technology restrictions have made it hard for it to compete. But it’s still here, with a brand-new Huawei P60 Pro that has a camera you are probably going to love. Both Huawei and its phones are not going anywhere. EMUI and its services are now good enough to use, and so are alternatives like Gbox that let you use Google apps without breaking the rules.

Huawei P60 Pro: Description

And the Huawei P60 Pro is definitely one of the best camera phones on the market. If you want to learn more about it, you are welcome to stay with us. The Huawei P60 Pro is a photography-focused flagship phone from Huawei. It builds on the success of the well-known P50 Pro and Mate 50 Pro. In fact, the P60 Pro is an updated version of the Mate 50 Pro with a better screen, camera sensors, and connections.

Let’s get right to the point. The P60 Pro has a familiar glass design with curved panels and one large LTPO OLED screen with high resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1 billion colors. It has one small cutout for the selfie camera, which is much better than the Mate 50 Pro’s huge hole. Even though there is no Face ID, the fingerprint scanner under the screen should work just fine. The chipset is the same as on the Mate 50 Pro. It is a custom 4G version of the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, which is the second-best platform on the market. Even though it’s not the most up-to-date Gen 2 model, it should still be fine.

Huawei P60 Pro: Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Great camera quality
  • Beautiful and large OLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Fast performance and smooth user experience
  • Sleek and stylish design with glass back

Cons

  • No headphone jack
  • No expandable storage
  • No wireless charging
  • EMUI software may not be for everyone’s taste

Specification Table

SpecificationDetails
Display6.47-inch OLED, 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 980
RAM6GB/8GB
Internal Storage128GB/256GB/512GB
Rear CameraQuad Camera: 40MP (wide), 20MP (ultrawide), 8MP (telephoto), TOF 3D camera
Front Camera32MP
Battery4,200mAh with 40W fast charging
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.1
Dimensions158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
Weight192 g
Official linkVisit Website

Design and Build

Huawei P60 Pro review

The Huawei P60 Pro looks and feels very much like a top-of-the-line phone. Every part of the device is of high quality. It has a polished stainless steel frame that tapers between the rounded edges of the front and back. This makes it look beautiful and slim. There are two color options: Rococo Pearl and Black. Before the launch, we spent time with the Rococo Pearl model, which has a pearl texture. It is said that each Rococo Pearl model is unique, with different textures and patterns that look like Mother of Pearl.

It has a beautiful finish that catches light in a stunning way, and we think many people will really like it. We like our smartphones to be a little less flashy because we get bored easily, so we would probably choose the black model. However, the Rococo Pearl is definitely different, and the way it curves at the edges, like the black model, makes it a pleasure to hold.

The big camera housing is in the top left corner of the back. It sticks out a little bit from the back of the P60 Pro, which has a soft and silky finish. However, the housing still has the same pearlescent finish as the rest of the back, which ties it all together nicely. There’s a big camera sensor in the middle that takes up most of the space. A smaller lens sits above, and a periscope lens sits below. When held horizontally, it looks like a regular camera.

Huawei P60 Pro: Display

From a design point of view, the new Huawei P60 Pro is a step up from its predecessor, the P50 Pro. It looks more polished and has improvements everywhere. It’s a little bit bigger and wider to fit the bigger 6.67-inch LTPO OLED screen, but it’s surprisingly thinner by 0.5mm, coming in at a slim 8.3mm and weighing 200g, which is 5g more than before. It’s not just bigger; the screen is a better quality LTPO OLED display, and it’s protected by Huawei’s own Kunlun Glass, which can withstand drops and nicks.

Huawei has also put a screen protector on the P60 Pro’s display, but it’s not really necessary since the display is protected by their own Kunlun Glass, which was first used in last year’s Mate 50 Pro and stood up to face-down drops to solid concrete.

The front of the phone has a 6.67-inch LTPO OLED display with curved edges that make it look more expensive. A single 13MP selfie camera and a tiny microphone are housed in a tiny hole on the top, while an in-screen fingerprint reader is in the bottom right corner. This time, biometrics have been improved, and in addition to recognizing your fingerprints, the phone can also recognize your face even when you’re wearing a mask.

The LTPO OLED display did not let me down because it was very sharp, showed great colors, and was clear in daylight. Even though Huawei didn’t give the official peak brightness of the screen in Nits, it’s more than bright enough to read in Malaysia’s noontime sun. At night, the screen was bright enough that you could read in bed without a nightlight. The stereo speakers on either side of the screen were able to play clear sound even at the highest volume without distorting or losing detail.

Hardware and Battery Life

Huawei P60 Pro review

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset is used in the Huawei P60 Pro, which is also used in phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. The same, at least. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has the 5G version, but the P60 Pro can only offer the 4G platform. This means that you get a very powerful chipset that is more than capable and runs smoothly and without lag, but there are no 5G capabilities in the UK or Europe.

You can use either 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage or 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage with the Snapdragon platform. Neither one has a microSD card slot for adding more storage, which is pretty standard for flagship devices these days. You won’t find microSD on Apple’s iPhone 14, Samsung’s Galaxy S23, or Google’s Pixel 7 devices, among others, and we’ve gotten used to that. In fact, the Sony Xperia 1 iV is your best bet if you want microSD on your smartphone.

The P60 Pro is powered by a 4815mAh battery, and from what we’ve seen of it so far, it does a good job. We used the camera all day and into the evening to test it. In total, we took about 250 photos, but the battery only lost 20% of its power. Fast charging is also included, with 88W wired charging, 50W wireless charging, and 7.5W reverse wireless charging. This is much faster than the Samsung Galaxy S23 range, which tops out at 25W, but slower than the Realme GT 3, which can charge at 240W.

Final Words

The Huawei P60 Pro has a few special features that make it stand out from the rest. Its Rococo Pearl color is one of the most high-end finishes on the market, and its rear image triple camera system can compete with other flagships, especially in low-light situations. The fact that its back cameras have a real variable aperture system in such a small size makes it more useful, especially for content creators. It also has a great battery life and a great screen.

The P60 Pro has some support for Google apps, but it doesn’t have the latest CPU or 4G LTE. This doesn’t affect its day-to-day performance, though, which is still ahead of the curve. Before it comes out in Malaysia, it’s hard to know how much it’s worth because the price hasn’t been set yet. However, if you’re looking for a flagship phone with a good camera, this dark horse is definitely worth a look.

FAQs

Does P60 Pro have Google?

The Huawei P60 Pro has a 4,815mAh battery that can be charged quickly with 88W of wired power or 50W of wireless power. Wireless charging works in both directions. The Huawei P60 Pro uses EMUI 13.1, which is based on Android 12 core. Google Mobile Services are not on board. Instead, Huawei’s own solution is used.

Is Huawei P60 5G?

The Huawei P60 Pro is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip that doesn’t support 5G.

James Hogan
James Hogan
James Hogan is a senior staff writer at Bollyinside, where he has been covering various topics, including laptops, gaming gear, keyboards, storage, and more. During that period, they evaluated hundreds of laptops and thousands of accessories and built a collection of entirely too many mechanical keyboards for their own use.
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The P60 Pro offers a familiar glass design with curved panels and a large LTPO OLED screen with high resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 1 billion colors. It has a small cutout for the selfie camera, a welcome improvement over the huge cutout on the Mate 50 Pro.Huawei P60 Pro review (2023) capture low-light photography