Huawei P Smart (2019) looks great, performs greatDale Davies ▼ | February 15, 2019
The Huawei P Smart (2019) looks great with a teardrop notch design and a streamlined body.
Smartphone Its plastic back and sides form a high-gloss shell that feels like plastic
As for battery power, there’s a 3400mAh unit inside, the life of which can be optimized via a host of power-saving options. Despite the great-looking design, and the decent storage and battery specs, however, the P Smart (2019) is ultimately a mid-range phone with mid-range internals. Inside, there’s a Kirin 710 chipset coupled with 3GB RAM respectable, but not excellent. At 8mm thick and 162g, the P Smart is light, largely owing to the fact that, unlike the glass-backed Honor 10 Lite, its back and sides are a unibody plastic shell with a high-gloss effect.
While the back does look like glass it's plastic through and through. Despite this, though, it feels smooth in the hand, and while it’s light it doesn’t feel hollow. However, the fact that it’s plastic means it scratches much more easily than glass, so if you want to keep your Huawei P Smart (2019) looking pristine, get a case on it from day one – while it comes with a pre-fitted screen protector, unlike the Honor 10 Lite there’s no soft plastic protective case, which given this phone’s susceptibility to scratches is a noticeable omission.
The rear fingerprint scanner is in the middle of the phone and easy to hit, with the ridged edges easily identified when you extend a digit. The camera surround on the back of the P Smart (2019) houses a dual-camera module that’s slightly raised from the phone’s body. On the bottom of the phone is a single downwards-firing speaker, as well as a micro USB port and a headphone jack. Huawei has also managed to squeeze a notification light in below the screen rounding off the look and feel of this excellently priced package very nicely. ■