It goes without saying that one of the biggest highlights of every foldable phone is its design. However, Huawei P50 Pocket is among the better-designed phones when you compare it to other foldable phones. This is because the hinge system not only works smoothly, but the phone also doesn’t have any gaps when you close it. When it comes to foldable phones, this is a huge deal. The phone has a glass back with an aluminum frame. Therefore, the phone is not only premium-looking but also durable. For colors, the options are Black, Gold, and Silver. The Gold variant especially loves to collect fingerprints. Since most foldable weighs around 220 or 230 grams, this phone is comparatively super lightweight at 190 grams.
It measures 87.3 by 75.5 by 15.2 mm when folded and 170 by 75.5 by 7.2 mm when that’s not the case. The phone is highly pocketable, so it does complete justice to its name. Huawei P50 Pocket has a 6.9-inch FHD+ Foldable OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The screen-to-body ratio and PPI density are 85.1% and 442 respectively. Upon being folded, the display measures 1.04 inches, with the PPI density being 328. While the phone’s display quality is great, the multimedia experience could have been better. That’s because the audio quality from stereo speakers is okay.
A unique advantage of owning this phone, that deserves special mention, is that it can tell you whether your sunscreen is applied evenly. Huawei P50 Pocket does this with the help of a UV illuminator. The device uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which delivers buttery smooth performance in the day-to-day operations. However, when it comes to intensive tasks like gaming, it doesn’t quite meet the expectations. Adreno 660 is the GPU used here. On the software side, it runs EMUI 12. Huawei P50 Pocket doesn’t support Google Play Services and comes with tons of bloatware. These are two of the biggest cons of this device.
Coming to the cameras, the phone’s overall performance is good, but the main 40 MP wide-angle camera delivers first-class results, especially in good lighting. In addition to the aforementioned camera, the phone has a 13 MP ultrawide, and 32 MP wide-angle camera on the rear. On the front, it has a 10.7 MP ultrawide camera for selfies and video calls. The phone can handle recordings up to 4K@60fps and has features like gyro-EIS, LED flash, HDR, and panorama. It has a 4000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery that gets you over the day on average use. Capacity-wise, Huawei P50 Pocket is on the smaller side when you compare it with similarly priced phones.
The 40W fast charging is a welcome addition, as well. For communication, the phone has USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, NFC, GPS, Bluetooth 5.2, dual-band Wi-Fi, and a Hotspot. The gadget comes in at a starting price of $1169 and in three RAM/ROM combinations. These are 8 GB/256 GB, 12 GB/256 GB, and 12 GB/512 GB. The device has a Hybrid SIM slot. Consequently, it can handle a Nano memory card, but only at the cost of using your second Nano-SIM card. The phone can’t handle 5G connections, which is incredibly disappointing considering the price. On the positive side, it has all the usual sensors.