Huawei P50 Pro Review

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Huawei recently announced its flagship mobile devices HUAWEI P50 Pro and foldable masterpiece HUAWEI P50 Pocket designed in collaboration with haute couture designer, Iris van Herpen. We spend some time with the P50 Pro and discovered several interesting features.

The phone is beautifully designed, with an elegant look that is characteristic of the P Series. Its iconic Dual-Matrix Camera Design sees an incredible array of high-end lenses working together in perfect harmony. This is further enhanced by the ground-breaking HUAWEI
XD Fusion Pro image engine and HUAWEI XD Optics technologies, as the HUAWEI P50 Pro captures the essence of true photography and artistry.

The HUAWEI P50 Pro’s True-Form Dual Matrix Camera comprises the powerful Main Camera Matrix and SuperZoom Matrix. The hardware is integrated with the HUAWEI XD Optics and HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine, resulting in images that are brighter, shot with more light taken in, cleaner and more detailed.

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Rear Camera wide angle

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Rear Camera 1x

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Rear Camera 3.5x

(even with back to the sun, the face is not totally dark, it is brighten up by the camera system showing more details)

Front Camera
• The 100-degree ultra-wide angle True Chroma Selfie Camera System is perfect for large group selfies and magnificent landscapes.
• 14cm Auto Focus support ensures selfies are intimate, sharp and highly detailed.

TRUE-CHROMA SELFIE CAMERA SYSTEM
It’s not only on the rear camera that the HUAWEI P50 Pro excels. The front camera is just as impressive. The 100-degree ultra-wide angle True-Chroma Selfie Camera System can be used for both large group selfies and photos with magnificent landscapes. The powerful camera software and hardware enable the colour-accurate capture of skin tones and make-up, while AI anti-distortion algorithms effectively prevent distortion issues for friends squeezed into the edges of the group selfie. Even your late-night, post-party selfies will look gorgeous, thanks to AIS improving the success of low-light photographic outcomes. 14cm Auto Focus support helps you land a sharp shot, making the gimbal almost redundant for spontaneous selfies.
The HUAWEI P50 Pro front camera also supports 4K video capture. With Dual View Video recording you can record two ultra high definition, ultra-wide angle perspectives at once with the front and rear cameras, great for producing engaging vlogs and ‘react’ video content

Back Camera
• The Colour and Monochrome True-Chroma Cameras on the Main Camera Matrix work  together to take in 103% more light than the HUAWEI P40 Pro, improving the clarity
of pictures.
• The Ultra Wide-Angle Lens in the Main Camera Matrix captures the full picture, from the tallest skyscrapers to the most expansive vistas. It even supports ultra-macro shots for capturing images of objects as close as just 2.5cm from the lens.
• The True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera supports a zoom range of up to 200 times. All-new hardware and software solutions vastly improve zoom stabilisation.

HUAWEI XD Optics introduces image processing capabilities to the optical imaging system, bridging the gap between the real world, imaging system and background processing algorithms to boost image signal by 25%.

• Encompassing the Super Colour Filter System, True Chroma Image Engine and Super HDR Technology, the industry-leading HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine underpins the HUAWEI Image™ photography experience, delivering better colour and dynamic range performance
with exquisitely detailed images. The HUAWEI P50 Pro also provides hardware support for real-time HDR video capture.

HUAWEI XD OPTICS
The strength of the True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera System lies not only in its powerful lenses and sensors, but also in how they work together to process image signals.
The all-new, HUAWEI XD Optics acts as a bridge that connects the real world with the imaging system, and the imaging system with the background processing algorithms. Data is stored at the system level, allowing the HUAWEI P50 Pro to produce images that are fully representative of real life. HUAWEI XD Optics surpasses the limits of optical design, allowing the HUAWEI P50 Pro to boost image signal by 25 percent.
HUAWEI XD Optics preserves the quality, sharpness and detail of images at the hardware level, ensuring the highest possible quality image is passed through to the XD Fusion Pro Engine for refinement at the software level.

HUAWEI XD FUSION PRO IMAGE ENGINE
The HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine is an improved solution that incorporates a new Super Colour Filter System, True-Chroma Image Engine and Super HDR technology to provide comprehensive improvements to details, colours and dynamic range.
The HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine’s True-Chroma Image Engine accurately reproduces an image as the user sees it. From a hardware perspective, the new generation ambient light sensing system has 50 percent better ability to distinguish ambient light and 20 percent better average colour accuracy, the software solution then seamlessly and automatically calibrates the colours, tapping into the more than 2,000 colours in the P3 colour space – accurately reproducing all the vibrancy in the world.
Super HDR allows users to shoot stunning HDR footage in any conditions. Whether in brightly lit scenes or direct sunlight, it strikes the perfect balance between colour tones and white balance. Even in backlit scenarios, it delivers richly defined images with outstanding picture quality

THE ULTIMATE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE
Through the True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera, HUAWEI XD Optics and HUAWEI XD Fusion Pro image engine, they have packed world-leading hardware and software into every aspect of the HUAWEI P50 Pro’s imaging system.

True-Chroma Shot
Lipsticks come in a wide range of reds, each subtly different from the other. The HUAWEI P50 Pro is capable of not only accurately identifying the nuances between the shades, but also perfectly reproducing the differences on the display. The colours captured in the photos are nearly the same as what the naked eyes can see

Super high-definition picture quality

Through a combination of hardware and software the HUAWEI P50 Pro is able to shoot in super high definition, providing greater detail, clarity and differentiation between near and far subjects. The Main Camera Matrix comprises two lenses – one RGB lens and one monochrome lens – and a multi-spectrum sensor. The hardware is integrated with the powerful image engine, resulting in images that are brighter, shot with more light taken in, cleaner and more detailed.
SuperZoom with AIS Pro True Steady Shot With the powerful SuperZoom Matrix and AIS Pro True-Steady Shot, you can take full advantage of the 200x zoom range while keeping shots steady and stable. The new-generation AIS Pro zoom image stabilisation technology and OIS hardware mean that when you change the magnification or move the viewfinder, your subject will stay in focus.

True-Focus Fast Capture
Whether adjusting the zoom, focusing on a new subject or tracking a fast moving scene, the HUAWEI P50 Pro focuses quickly and accurately. It features high-speed autofocus, with a zero-latency shutter, smart metering and motion blur reduction, so when you’re taking a quick snap on the move – whether it’s of children, pets, or sports – you will never miss a decisive moment.

AI Features
The AI Remove function allows you to eliminate unwanted objects that appear in view. Record a single moving object in a stationary scene with the AI Cinemagraph to make everyday moments more entertaining.

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Wide angle capturing more in the frame

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4K CINEMATOGRAPHY
The HUAWEI P50 Pro excels just as much in videography as it does in photography. The True-Form Dual-Matrix Camera supports 4K video recording on both the front and rear, allowing for crystal clear footage from every angle. The front, wide and main cameras support industry-leading Super HDR Technology. This delivers greatly optimised picture quality and generates richer and better defined images, even in backlit scenarios.
Dual-View Video mode now supports HD video recording on both the front camera and rear ultra wide angle camera. This means the subject and the person behind the camera can be in the frame together, giving a complete picture of your setting. 4K time-lapse photography settings also help you capture dramatic videos that show the passage of time. Furthermore, Monochrome Mode allows you to express yourself in classic, stylised shots through the language of film. The new AIS Pro also helps you shoot steadier videos with the telephoto zoom lens, even when using the camera handheld.

Through the HUAWEI P50 Pro’s camera quality and video features, your phone is transformed into a highly versatile cinematographic tool. Then, through the supremely user-friendly video editing features, you will transform into a mobile film director. Underpinned by unique AI features, Petal Clip is a pro-grade tool that takes the hassle out of video editing. Simply select any video in the Gallery and tap ‘edit’ to get started. With its flat UI design, you don’t need to fiddle with complicated menus –instead, you can focus on being creative. It includes many free templates, which not only offer choice but also inspiration. Petal Clip also has a wide variety of filters, film-grade special effects, cute animations, stickers, fonts, sound effects and music–all freely accessible for all. You can even remove distracting background details in a scene without impacting overlapping objects, and there’s a special privacy feature that allows you to hide faces, should you wish.

The HUAWEI P50 Pro achieves a perfect balance of battery life, fast charging speed and thickness. It incorporates a 4,360mAh battery into its slim body that only measures 8.5mm, while also supporting 66W HUAWEI SuperCharge and 50W Wireless HUAWEI SuperCharge. You can also be safe in the knowledge that the battery health will remain at least 90% even after three years of use.

POWERFUL GAMING PERFORMANCE
HUAWEI P50 Pro comes with multiple flagship features, including support for True Chroma  Display technology so that it displays richer and more vibrant colours in games, 300 Hz touch sampling rate for more responsive touch control, as well as a high display refresh rate of 120 Hz to deliver the ultimate immersive gaming experience.

FLAGSHIP AUDIO SYSTEM
The HUAWEI P50 Pro comes with dual speaker stereo sound as standard and supports Huawei’s self-developed Histen sound effects. Bass Booster delivers richer low end audio, while Soundstage Enhancer provides a wider soundstage whether playing songs, films or game audio. Furthermore, the HUAWEI P50 Pro can detect and adapt to ambient sounds to deliver the best sound effects for various scenarios. With it, details, various layers and human voices all sound more pronounced, impactful and fuller to the listener.

The HUAWEI P50 Pro runs on EMUI 12 and offers a straightforward, smooth, safe and reliable user experience. Whether for working, studying, remote communication, gaming, entertainment or video editing.

SUPER DEVICE SMART COLLABORATION
With EMUI 12, Huawei has consolidated different menus into the Control Panel. Swipe to open the Control Panel and get quick access to audio playback, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings without leaving your current screen*, as well as making it easier to control multiple devices as if you were controlling just one Super Device. Whether connecting to your Huawei wireless headphones, smart TV, PC or tablet, you can control everything from one singular interface in the Control Panel.

DISTRIBUTED FILE MANAGEMENT
When HUAWEI P50 Pro is connected to a Huawei laptop, it turns into a USB drive that can be accessed directly on the computer. Without using a data cable, the smartphone icon will appear in the computer’s Folder as a drive. Clicking on it, you can access your mobile files as if you are accessing a computer folder. You can directly drag and drop any videos or pictures from your phone’s Gallery onto the computer for post editing. When you are done, you can right-click to save them to your phone. To connect, simply follow these steps:
• Enable Bluetooth and NFC on the HUAWEI P50 Pro
• Connect with Device+ on Control Panel. Another option is to place the back of the smartphone against the Huawei Share sensing area on the laptop.
• Follow the instructions on the pop-up window on the laptop to complete the connection.

The HUAWEI P50 Pro is lightweight, packing a large display and battery into a device that is thin, light and comfortable to hold in your hand. It has a 6.6-inch display, an overall thickness of 8.5mm, 4,360mAh battery and a weight of about 195g. With an IP68 rating, you can be sure you will be protected from the elements when out and about.

In conclusion, the P50 Pro Camera system has been massively upgraded with the latest technology and optics. The processor is fast and snappy, battery life is excellent. Beautiful screen with high refresh rate for scrolling or playing games. Defintely check it out if you are considering buying a mobile phone.

Customers can have a first look of the both the Huawei P50 Pro and P50 Pocket at the new Huawei Authorised Store at 313@Somerset. The store is open from Monday – Sunday from 11am to 9pm.

*Authorised retailers include:
• Best Denki
• COURTS
• Challenger
• Gain City
• Sprint-Cass

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