Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In the middle of this summer, Huawei introduced a new smartphone in the P smart line under the “Z” index. The devices of this line are equipped with unusual parameters or technologies, but are sold at an attractive price.

The Huawei P smart Z device is unique in that it does not have a front camera on the front panel and is equipped with a selfie module that extends from the top of the case. There are few similar phones on the Russian market, almost all of them are in the medium-high price segment. While the P Smart Z is now on sale for 17,000 rubles.

The smartphone should be considered by those who need a display without cutouts and holes for the camera, but with a large diagonal.

The rest of the parameters are no less interesting: an NFC chip, a 4000 mAh battery, two cameras and a powerful processor. In addition, P smart Z is available in three colors: green, blue and universal black.

Appearance

In terms of design, the novelty differs little from its predecessors and current Huawei devices. This is a mirrored back panel, the use of a conditional division of the cover into two parts: the top has one color gradient, the bottom has another. On the official site, the renders look a little different: there, the upper area of ​​​​the back panel seems to be matte. In real life, it is glossy.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The screen is protected by glass, and plastic is used on the reverse side and on the side faces. Medium quality oleophobic coating: Fingerprints quickly cover the entire surface of the display, but rub off relatively easily. Behind the traces also remain, slightly less noticeable.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

As I already wrote, three colors are available for sale: black, green and blue. I think the phone in green color looks the most advantageous.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The assembly for this type of device is not bad, there is nothing to complain about.

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The feature of this model is a retractable chamber located on the upper end of the case. The extension time is about 1.3 seconds. It takes the same amount of time to return. Face recognition takes about a second.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

According to tests from the manufacturer, the number of camera extensions can be more than 100,000 times. In addition, the model can withstand a load directed at 90 degrees relative to the plane of the phone, up to 12 kg.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

  • Press the module when it's inside. It will sag a little, and nothing more.
  • Try to stop the extension. After a couple of seconds, the module will return back, and the message “Camera did not extend” will appear on the screen.
  • Try to pull the module yourself. It will not work, because it is recessed into the case.
  • Try to hold the model while descending. It is unlikely to succeed, because it is smooth, and the mechanism is powerful. But if, nevertheless, you manage to stop the descent of the module, then it will remain in place, and the inscription will appear on the screen: “The camera did not move.”
  • The phone will fall on the module. This will not happen, because at the moment of falling the module automatically drives back.

In the upper part of the front panel, there are light and proximity sensors, a speaker. It is loud, the sound is mid-frequency, the timbre is pleasant.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C and speakerphone. Above is the camera module, another microphone for noise reduction, a combined slot for two SIM cards and a memory card.

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The power button and volume control are on the right, and there are no elements on the left.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

On the reverse side: a small module with two lenses, a flash is located just below, and even lower is a round fingerprint scanner. It works quickly, no complaints.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Display

The screen diagonal of this model is 6.59 inches - quite an impressive size. P smart Z display bezels - 4 mm, bottom - 7 mm, right and left - 3.5 mm each.

The usual resolution is FullHD + (2340x1080 pixels), the density is 390 pixels per inch. More than enough to clearly display the picture, given that the display matrix is ​​made using LTPS technology.

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The screen is bright (approximately 400 cd / m2), with rich color reproduction, the image is not distorted at angles, it fades a little in bright light.

In display settings, you can select resolution, text size, color temperature, or adjust eye protection.

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Screen behavior in light

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Shadow screen behavior

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Opening hours

Since the screen diagonal of the novelty is impressive, the battery should also be capacious. The model is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery.

The screen glow time at automatic brightness is up to 5 hours, watching videos at maximum brightness is up to 11 hours, and games drain the battery in 6.5 hours. Quite a decent result.

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The battery is charged from 5V / 2A for about 2.5 hours.

Communication features

Traditionally, a smartphone works with two nano SIM cards. Both nano-SIMs work in 4G CAT 4 networks (bands 1/3/7/8/20). From the point of view of communication, Huawei P smart Z did well: the reception quality is at a high level Perfumes Arabic.

Wi-Fi operates at 2.4/5 GHz and supports the ac standard, Bluetooth has version 4.2 (BLE).

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The phone works with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Instantly finds up to 20 satellites even indoors near the window. In open areas, it operates with 15 - 25 satellites, the accuracy is from 5 meters.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

A nice bonus is the presence of an NFC chip!

Memory, chipset and performance

This model uses 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (48 GB available).

The RAM speed is 6400 MB / s - a normal result for a device for 17,000 rubles. The speed of Flash-memory is extremely common - 170/180 MB / s. Of course, there is a slot for a microSD memory card, but it is combined with a SIM card. Therefore, either "SIM" or memory.

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Huawei chose SoС HiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm, ARM 4xCortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7 GHz) with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator as a processor.

The performance of Huawei phones has not raised any questions for a long time: not everyone likes the shell, but it works very quickly, no microlags or brakes. All games run, but not at the maximum settings, which is understandable with not the most powerful processor released a year ago.

For those who prefer tests, here is Antutu's example: a smartphone scores 130,000 points - a good result in general, but not for toys. In this case, the performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset found in the huge 8X Max.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In simple terms: almost all applications will run smoothly, but games like PUBG will run on medium settings and then without effects.

Huawei P smart Z is running Google Android version 9 with EMUI 9.0.1 on top.

While I was preparing the review, a huge update arrived on the phone.

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Cameras

Of course, the key feature of this device is a retractable selfie camera. I spoke about it in detail at the beginning of the review: it is of high quality in terms of the operation of the lifting and lowering mechanism.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

It should be understood that the manufacturer primarily focuses on the mechanism of the front camera. In the P smart Z, we get average quality selfies both during the day and in low light levels.

The main camera of the device also takes good pictures, but they are far from the flagship level. However, the P smart Z camera focuses quickly and accurately, the white balance does not lie.

Since the cameras in P smart Z are simple, there is not much to paint here. The second module serves to blur the background.

The device shoots video in FullHD resolution at 30 fps. The front camera records well, it is possible to create vlogs. The sound is clear, stereo.

The camera interface is the same as any other Huawei smartphone.

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Multimedia

Huawei P smart Z has one speaker for music output. Its volume is high, the sound is clear, rich, with a predominance of medium frequencies, without overload.

The music player is standard for Huawei, it has Dolby Atmos settings. The sound, as usual, was tested on Meizu Flow wired headphones. I liked everything, but the low frequencies were a little lacking. Bose QC35 wireless “rocks” well, Meizu POP TWS headphones plays quietly, but JBL Armor is just class.

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Among the applications, you can find FM radio. Unfortunately, in such a huge case there was no antenna so that the smartphone did not need a headset.

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Impression

As far as I understand, Huawei P smart Z is one of the affordable smartphones with a pop-up camera and a near bezel-less screen design.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The disadvantages include the average quality of photos and a plastic case. Everything else does not raise questions:

  • High-quality IPS screen matrix
  • NFC chip
  • Great uptime
  • Frequent system updates
  • Of course, a pop-up camera

Alternatively, a smartphone with a smaller screen Huawei P30 lite.

If you are looking for a large bezel-less screen, a long-lasting battery and all the communication options available at the moment, then Huawei P smart Z is just what you need.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Waiting for you in the comments: how do you feel about moving cameras and similar innovations in smartphones?

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In the middle of this summer, Huawei introduced a new smartphone in the P smart line under the “Z” index. The devices of this line are equipped with unusual parameters or technologies, but are sold at an attractive price.

The Huawei P smart Z device is unique in that it does not have a front camera on the front panel and is equipped with a selfie module that extends from the top of the case. There are few similar phones on the Russian market, almost all of them are in the medium-high price segment. While the P Smart Z is now on sale for 17,000 rubles.

The smartphone should be considered by those who need a display without cutouts and holes for the camera, but with a large diagonal.

The rest of the parameters are no less interesting: an NFC chip, a 4000 mAh battery, two cameras and a powerful processor. In addition, P smart Z is available in three colors: green, blue and universal black.

Appearance

In terms of design, the novelty differs little from its predecessors and current Huawei devices. This is a mirrored back panel, the use of a conditional division of the cover into two parts: the top has one color gradient, the bottom has another. On the official site, the renders look a little different: there, the upper area of ​​​​the back panel seems to be matte. In real life, it is glossy.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The screen is protected by glass, and plastic is used on the reverse side and on the side faces. Medium quality oleophobic coating: Fingerprints quickly cover the entire surface of the display, but rub off relatively easily. Behind the traces also remain, slightly less noticeable.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

As I already wrote, three colors are available for sale: black, green and blue. I think the phone in green color looks the most advantageous.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The assembly for this type of device is not bad, there is nothing to complain about.

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The feature of this model is a retractable chamber located on the upper end of the case. The extension time is about 1.3 seconds. It takes the same amount of time to return. Face recognition takes about a second.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

According to tests from the manufacturer, the number of camera extensions can be more than 100,000 times. In addition, the model can withstand a load directed at 90 degrees relative to the plane of the phone, up to 12 kg.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

  • Press the module when it's inside. It will sag a little, and nothing more.
  • Try to stop the extension. After a couple of seconds, the module will return back, and the message “Camera did not extend” will appear on the screen.
  • Try to pull the module yourself. It will not work, because it is recessed into the case.
  • Try to hold the model while descending. It is unlikely to succeed, because it is smooth, and the mechanism is powerful. But if, nevertheless, you manage to stop the descent of the module, then it will remain in place, and the inscription will appear on the screen: “The camera did not move.”
  • The phone will fall on the module. This will not happen, because at the moment of falling the module automatically drives back.

At the top of the front panel, there are light and proximity sensors, a speaker. It is loud, the sound is mid-frequency, the timbre is pleasant.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C and speakerphone. Above is the camera module, another microphone for noise reduction, a combined slot for two SIM cards and a memory card.

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The power button and volume control are on the right, and there are no elements on the left.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

On the reverse side: a small module with two lenses, a flash is located just below, and even lower is a round fingerprint scanner. It works quickly, no complaints.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Display

The screen diagonal of this model is 6.59 inches - quite an impressive size. P smart Z display bezels - 4 mm, bottom - 7 mm, right and left - 3.5 mm each.

The usual resolution is FullHD + (2340x1080 pixels), the density is 390 pixels per inch. More than enough to clearly display the picture, given that the display matrix is ​​made using LTPS technology.

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The screen is bright (approximately 400 cd / m2), with rich color reproduction, the image is not distorted at angles, it fades a little in bright light.

In display settings, you can select resolution, text size, color temperature, or adjust eye protection.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Screen behavior in light

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Shadow screen behavior

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Opening hours

Since the screen diagonal of the novelty is impressive, the battery should also be capacious. The model is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery.

The display stays on for up to 5 hours at auto brightness, up to 11 hours for watching videos at maximum brightness, and games drain the battery in 6.5 hours. Quite a decent result.

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The battery is charged from 5V / 2A for about 2.5 hours.

Communication features

Traditionally, a smartphone works with two nano SIM cards. Both nano-SIMs work in 4G CAT 4 networks (bands 1/3/7/8/20). From the point of view of communication, Huawei P smart Z did well: the reception quality is at a high level Perfumes Arabic.

Wi-Fi operates at 2.4/5 GHz and supports the ac standard, Bluetooth has version 4.2 (BLE).

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The phone works with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Instantly finds up to 20 satellites even indoors near the window. In open areas, it operates with 15 - 25 satellites, the accuracy is from 5 meters.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

A nice bonus is the presence of an NFC chip!

Memory, chipset and performance

This model has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (48 GB available).

The RAM speed is 6400 MB / s - a normal result for a device for 17,000 rubles. The speed of Flash-memory is extremely common - 170/180 MB / s. Of course, there is a slot for a microSD memory card, but it is combined with a SIM card. Therefore, either "SIM" or memory.

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Huawei chose SoС HiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm, ARM 4xCortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7 GHz) with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator as a processor.

The performance of Huawei phones has not raised any questions for a long time: not everyone likes the shell, but it works very quickly, no microlags or brakes. All games run, but not at the maximum settings, which is understandable with not the most powerful processor released a year ago.

For those who prefer tests, here is Antutu's example: a smartphone scores 130,000 points - a good result in general, but not for toys. In this case, the performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset found in the huge 8X Max.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In simple terms: almost all applications will run smoothly, but games like PUBG will run on medium settings and then without effects.

Huawei P smart Z is running Google Android version 9 with EMUI 9.0.1 on top.

While I was preparing the review, a huge update arrived on the phone.

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Cameras

Of course, the key feature of this device is a retractable selfie camera. I spoke about it in detail at the beginning of the review: it is of high quality in terms of the operation of the lifting and lowering mechanism.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

It should be understood that the manufacturer primarily focuses on the mechanism of the front camera. In the P smart Z, we get average quality selfies both during the day and in low light.

The main camera of the device also takes good pictures, but they are far from the flagship level. However, the P smart Z camera focuses quickly and accurately, the white balance does not lie.

Since the cameras in P smart Z are simple, there is not much to paint here. The second module serves to blur the background.

The device shoots video in FullHD resolution at 30 fps. The front camera records well, it is possible to create vlogs. The sound is clear, stereo.

The camera interface is the same as any other Huawei smartphone.

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Multimedia

Huawei P smart Z has one speaker for music output. Its volume is high, the sound is clear, rich, with a predominance of medium frequencies, without overload.

The music player is standard for Huawei, it has Dolby Atmos settings. The sound, as usual, was tested on Meizu Flow wired headphones. I liked everything, but the low frequencies were a little lacking. Bose QC35 wireless “rocks” well, Meizu POP TWS headphones plays quietly, but JBL Armor is just class.

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Among the applications, you can find FM radio. Unfortunately, in such a huge case there was no antenna so that the smartphone did not need a headset.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Impression

As far as I understand, Huawei P smart Z is one of the affordable smartphones with a pop-up camera and a near bezel-less screen design.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The disadvantages include the average quality of photos and a plastic case. Everything else does not raise questions:

  • High-quality IPS screen matrix
  • NFC chip
  • Great uptime
  • Frequent system updates
  • Of course, a pop-up camera

Alternatively, a smartphone with a smaller screen Huawei P30 lite.

If you are looking for a large bezel-less screen, a long-lasting battery and all the communication options available at the moment, then Huawei P smart Z is just what you need.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Waiting for you in the comments: how do you feel about moving cameras and similar innovations in smartphones?

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In the middle of this summer, Huawei introduced a new smartphone in the P smart line under the “Z” index. The devices of this line are equipped with unusual parameters or technologies, but are sold at an attractive price.

The Huawei P smart Z device is unique in that it does not have a front camera on the front panel and is equipped with a selfie module that extends from the top of the case. There are few similar phones on the Russian market, almost all of them are in the medium-high price segment. While the P Smart Z is now on sale for 17,000 rubles.

The smartphone should be considered by those who need a display without cutouts and holes for the camera, but with a large diagonal.

The rest of the parameters are no less interesting: an NFC chip, a 4000 mAh battery, two cameras and a powerful processor. In addition, P smart Z is available in three colors: green, blue and universal black.

Appearance

In terms of design, the novelty differs little from its predecessors and current Huawei devices. This is a mirrored back panel, the use of a conditional division of the cover into two parts: the top has one color gradient, the bottom has another. On the official site, the renders look a little different: there, the upper area of ​​​​the back panel seems to be matte. In real life, it is glossy.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The screen is protected by glass, and plastic is used on the reverse side and on the side faces. Medium-quality oleophobic coating: Fingerprints quickly cover the entire surface of the display, but rub off relatively easily. Behind the traces also remain, slightly less noticeable.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

As I already wrote, three colors are available for sale: black, green and blue. I think the phone in green color looks the most advantageous.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The assembly for this type of device is not bad, there is nothing to complain about.

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The feature of this model is a retractable chamber located on the upper end of the case. The extension time is about 1.3 seconds. It takes the same amount of time to return. Face recognition takes about a second.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

According to tests from the manufacturer, the number of camera extensions can be more than 100,000 times. In addition, the model can withstand a load directed at 90 degrees relative to the plane of the phone, up to 12 kg.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

  • Press the module when it's inside. It will sag a little, and nothing more.
  • Try to stop the extension. After a couple of seconds, the module will return back, and the message “Camera did not extend” will appear on the screen.
  • Try to pull the module yourself. It will not work, because it is recessed into the case.
  • Try to hold the model while descending. It is unlikely to succeed, because it is smooth, and the mechanism is powerful. But if, nevertheless, you manage to stop the descent of the module, then it will remain in place, and the inscription will appear on the screen: “The camera did not move.”
  • The phone will fall on the module. This will not happen, because at the moment of falling the module automatically drives back.

At the top of the front panel, there are light and proximity sensors, a speaker. It is loud, the sound is mid-frequency, the timbre is pleasant.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C and speakerphone. Above is the camera module, another microphone for noise reduction, a combined slot for two SIM cards and a memory card.

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The power button and volume control are on the right, and there are no elements on the left.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

On the reverse side: a small module with two lenses, a flash is located just below, and even lower is a round fingerprint scanner. It works quickly, no complaints.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Display

The screen diagonal of this model is 6.59 inches - quite an impressive size. P smart Z display bezels - 4 mm, bottom - 7 mm, right and left - 3.5 mm each.

The usual resolution is FullHD + (2340x1080 pixels), the density is 390 pixels per inch. More than enough to clearly display the picture, given that the display matrix is ​​made using LTPS technology.

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The screen is bright (approximately 400 cd / m2), with rich color reproduction, the image is not distorted at angles, it fades a little in bright light.

In display settings, you can select resolution, text size, color temperature, or adjust eye protection.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Screen behavior in light

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Shadow screen behavior

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Opening hours

Since the screen diagonal of the novelty is impressive, the battery should also be capacious. The model is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery.

The display stays on for up to 5 hours at auto brightness, up to 11 hours for watching videos at maximum brightness, and games drain the battery in 6.5 hours. Quite a decent result.

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The battery is charged from 5V / 2A for about 2.5 hours.

Communication features

Traditionally, a smartphone works with two nano SIM cards. Both nano-SIMs work in 4G CAT 4 networks (bands 1/3/7/8/20). From the point of view of communication, Huawei P smart Z did well: the quality of reception is at a high level Perfumes Arabic.

Wi-Fi operates at frequencies of 2.4/5 GHz and supports the ac standard, Bluetooth has version 4.2 (BLE).

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The phone works with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Instantly finds up to 20 satellites even indoors near the window. In open areas, it operates with 15 - 25 satellites, the accuracy is from 5 meters.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

A nice bonus is the presence of an NFC chip!

Memory, chipset and performance

This model uses 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (48 GB available).

The RAM speed is 6400 MB / s - a normal result for a device for 17,000 rubles. The speed of Flash-memory is extremely common - 170/180 MB / s. Of course, there is a slot for a microSD memory card, but it is combined with a SIM card. Therefore, either "SIM" or memory.

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Huawei chose SoС HiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm, ARM 4xCortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7 GHz) with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator as a processor.

The performance of Huawei phones has not raised any questions for a long time: not everyone likes the shell, but it works very quickly, no microlags or brakes. All games run, but not at the maximum settings, which is understandable with not the most powerful processor released a year ago.

For those who prefer tests, here is Antutu's example: a smartphone scores 130,000 points - a good result in general, but not for toys. In this case, the performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset found in the huge 8X Max.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In simple terms: almost all applications will run smoothly, but games like PUBG will run on medium settings and then without effects.

Huawei P smart Z is running Google Android version 9 with EMUI 9.0.1 on top.

While I was preparing the review, a huge update arrived on the phone.

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Cameras

Of course, the key feature of this device is a retractable selfie camera. I spoke about it in detail at the beginning of the review: it is of high quality in terms of the operation of the lifting and lowering mechanism.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

It should be understood that the manufacturer primarily focuses on the mechanism of the front camera. In the P smart Z, we get average quality selfies both during the day and in low light levels.

The main camera of the device also takes good pictures, but they are far from the flagship level. However, the P smart Z camera focuses quickly and accurately, the white balance does not lie.

Since the cameras in P smart Z are simple, there is not much to paint here. The second module serves to blur the background.

The device shoots video in FullHD resolution at 30 fps. The front camera records well, it is possible to create vlogs. The sound is clear, stereo.

The camera interface is the same as any other Huawei smartphone.

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Multimedia

Huawei P smart Z has one speaker for music output. Its volume is high, the sound is clear, rich, with a predominance of medium frequencies, without overload.

The music player is standard for Huawei, it has Dolby Atmos settings. The sound, as usual, was tested on Meizu Flow wired headphones. I liked everything, but the low frequencies were a little lacking. Bose QC35 wireless “rocks” well, Meizu POP TWS headphones plays quietly, but JBL Armor is just class.

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Among the applications, you can find FM radio. Unfortunately, in such a huge case there was no antenna so that the smartphone did not need a headset.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Impression

As far as I understand, Huawei P smart Z is one of the affordable smartphones with a pop-up camera and a near bezel-less screen design.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

The disadvantages include the average quality of photos and a plastic case. Everything else does not raise questions:

  • High-quality IPS screen matrix
  • NFC chip
  • Great uptime
  • Frequent system updates
  • Of course, a pop-up camera

Alternatively, a smartphone with a smaller screen Huawei P30 lite.

If you are looking for a large bezel-less screen, a long-lasting battery and all the communication options available at the moment, then Huawei P smart Z is just what you need.

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

Waiting for you in the comments: how do you feel about moving cameras and similar innovations in smartphones?

Huawei P smart Z smartphone review

In the middle of this summer, Huawei introduced a new smartphone in the P smart line under the “Z” index. The devices of this line are equipped with unusual parameters or technologies, but are sold at an attractive price.

The Huawei P smart Z device is unique in that it does not have a front camera on the front panel and is equipped with a selfie module that extends from the top of the case. There are few similar phones on the Russian market, almost all of them are in the medium-high price segment. While the P Smart Z is now on sale for 17,000 rubles.

The smartphone should be considered by those who need a display without cutouts and holes for the camera, but with a large diagonal.

The rest of the parameters are no less interesting: an NFC chip, a 4000 mAh battery, two cameras and a powerful processor. In addition, P smart Z is available in three colors: green, blue and universal black.

Appearance

In terms of design, the novelty differs little from its predecessors and current Huawei devices. This is a mirrored back panel, the use of a conditional division of the cover into two parts: the top has one color gradient, the bottom has another. On the official site, the renders look a little different: there, the upper area of ​​​​the back panel seems to be matte. In real life, it is glossy.

The screen is protected by glass, and plastic is used on the reverse side and on the side faces. Medium quality oleophobic coating: Fingerprints quickly cover the entire surface of the display, but rub off relatively easily. Behind the traces also remain, slightly less noticeable.

As I already wrote, three colors are available for sale: black, green and blue. I think the phone in green color looks the most advantageous.

The assembly for this type of device is not bad, there is nothing to complain about.

The feature of this model is a retractable chamber located on the upper end of the case. The extension time is about 1.3 seconds. It takes the same amount of time to return. Face recognition takes about a second.

According to tests from the manufacturer, the number of camera extensions can be more than 100,000 times. In addition, the model can withstand a load directed at 90 degrees relative to the plane of the phone, up to 12 kg.

  • Press the module when it's inside. It will sag a little, and nothing more.
  • Try to stop the extension. After a couple of seconds, the module will return back, and the message “Camera did not extend” will appear on the screen.
  • Try to pull the module yourself. It will not work, because it is recessed into the case.
  • Try to hold the model while descending. It is unlikely to succeed, because it is smooth, and the mechanism is powerful. But if, nevertheless, you manage to stop the descent of the module, then it will remain in place, and the inscription will appear on the screen: “The camera did not move.”
  • The phone will fall on the module. This will not happen, because at the moment of falling the module automatically drives back.

At the top of the front panel, there are light and proximity sensors, a speaker. It is loud, the sound is mid-frequency, the timbre is pleasant.

Bottom - 3.5 mm, microphone, USB-C and speakerphone. Above is the camera module, another microphone for noise reduction, a combined slot for two SIM cards and a memory card.

The power button and volume control are on the right, and there are no elements on the left.

On the reverse side: a small module with two lenses, a flash is located just below, and even lower is a round fingerprint scanner. It works quickly, no complaints.

Display

The screen diagonal of this model is 6.59 inches - quite an impressive size. P smart Z display bezels - 4 mm, bottom - 7 mm, right and left - 3.5 mm each.

The usual resolution is FullHD + (2340x1080 pixels), the density is 390 pixels per inch. More than enough to clearly display the picture, given that the display matrix is ​​made using LTPS technology.

The screen is bright (approximately 400 cd / m2), with rich color reproduction, the image is not distorted at angles, it fades a little in bright light.

In display settings, you can select resolution, text size, color temperature, or adjust eye protection.

Screen behavior in light

Shadow screen behavior

Opening hours

Since the screen diagonal of the novelty is impressive, the battery should also be capacious. The model is equipped with a 4000 mAh battery.

The display stays on for up to 5 hours at auto brightness, up to 11 hours for watching videos at maximum brightness, and games drain the battery in 6.5 hours. Quite a decent result.

The battery is charged from 5V / 2A for about 2.5 hours.

Communication features

Traditionally, a smartphone works with two nano SIM cards. Both nano-SIMs work in 4G CAT 4 networks (bands 1/3/7/8/20). From the point of view of communication, Huawei P smart Z did well: the quality of reception is at a high level Perfumes Arabic.

Traditionally, a smartphone works with two nano SIM cards. Both nano-SIMs work in 4G CAT 4 networks (bands 1/3/7/8/20). From the point of view of communication, Huawei P smart Z is well done: the quality of reception is at a high level Perfumes Arabic Perfumes Arabic .

Wi-Fi operates at 2.4/5 GHz and supports the ac standard, Bluetooth has version 4.2 (BLE).

The phone works with GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou. Instantly finds up to 20 satellites even indoors near the window. In open areas, it operates with 15 - 25 satellites, the accuracy is from 5 meters.

A nice bonus is the presence of an NFC chip!

Memory, chipset and performance

This model uses 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory (48 GB available).

The RAM speed is 6400 MB / s - a normal result for a device for 17,000 rubles. The speed of Flash-memory is extremely common - 170/180 MB / s. Of course, there is a slot for a microSD memory card, but it is combined with a SIM card. Therefore, either "SIM" or memory.

Huawei chose SoС HiSilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm, ARM 4xCortex-A73 2.2 GHz + 4xCortex-A53 1.7 GHz) with Mali-G51 MP4 graphics accelerator as a processor.

The performance of Huawei phones has not raised any questions for a long time: not everyone likes the shell, but it works very quickly, no microlags or brakes. All games run, but not at the maximum settings, which is understandable with not the most powerful processor released a year ago.

For those who prefer tests, here is Antutu's example: a smartphone scores 130,000 points - a good result in general, but not for toys. In this case, the performance is similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset found in the huge 8X Max.

In simple terms: almost all applications will run smoothly, but games like PUBG will run on medium settings and then without effects.

Huawei P smart Z is running Google Android version 9 with EMUI 9.0.1 on top.

While I was preparing the review, a huge update arrived on the phone.

Cameras

Of course, the key feature of this device is a retractable selfie camera. I spoke about it in detail at the beginning of the review: it is of high quality in terms of the operation of the lifting and lowering mechanism.

It should be understood that the manufacturer primarily focuses on the mechanism of the front camera. In the P smart Z, we get average quality selfies both during the day and in low light.

The main camera of the device also takes good pictures, but they are far from the flagship level. However, the P smart Z camera focuses quickly and accurately, the white balance does not lie.

Since the cameras in P smart Z are simple, there is not much to paint here. The second module serves to blur the background.

The device shoots video in FullHD resolution at 30 fps. The front camera records well, it is possible to create vlogs. The sound is clear, stereo.

The camera interface is the same as any other Huawei smartphone.

Sample photos

Multimedia

Huawei P smart Z has one speaker for music output. Its volume is high, the sound is clear, rich, with a predominance of medium frequencies, without overload.

The music player is standard for Huawei, it has Dolby Atmos settings. The sound, as usual, was tested on Meizu Flow wired headphones. I liked everything, but the low frequencies were a little lacking. Bose QC35 wireless “rocks” well, Meizu POP TWS headphones plays quietly, but JBL Armor is just class.

Among the applications, you can find FM radio. Unfortunately, in such a huge case there was no antenna so that the smartphone did not need a headset.

Impression

As far as I understand, Huawei P smart Z is one of the affordable smartphones with a pop-up camera and a near bezel-less screen design.

The disadvantages include the average quality of photos and a plastic case. Everything else does not raise questions:

  • High-quality IPS screen matrix
  • NFC chip
  • Great uptime
  • Frequent system updates
  • Of course, a pop-up camera

Alternatively, a smartphone with a smaller screen Huawei P30 lite.

If you are looking for a large bezel-less screen, a long-lasting battery and all the communication options available at the moment, then Huawei P smart Z is just what you need.

Waiting for you in the comments: how do you feel about moving cameras and similar innovations in smartphones?