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Latest comments, thoughts and reaction to our recently reviewed Smartphones, including the Huawei P40 Pro Review.

Jostian
So why not just say it's the best cameraphone, but as a smartphone it's not ideal.

Made by Jostian on 13 May 2020 10:41PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

cymru2019
Thanks for posting this. I'll have a good read. David

Made by cymru2019 on 30 Apr 2020 3:32PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

someone
Hi, ephotozine reviewed the P Smart 2019 here:
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/huawei-p-smart-2019-smartphone-review--33169
Thanks

Made by someone on 30 Apr 2020 3:15PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

cymru2019
I am sure these new phones at these prices are the equivalent in terms of DSLR' s in the top end bracket . Not knowing the mobile market all that well I am told that the Huawei P Smart 2019, available from Tescos on a 2 year contract at 13.49 per month, all calls included, takes good pictures as well. Would be interested to know what EPZ thinks of the P Smart. David

Made by cymru2019 on 30 Apr 2020 11:55AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Corsalien
Very interesting !
Now it would be quite instructive to review the OPPO A9 2020 as it seems to be pretty close to this XIAOMI
Many thanks in advance !!!
Sincerely

Made by Corsalien on 5 Mar 2020 1:11PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

pablophotographer
Great!
Let's put it through its paces now.

Made by pablophotographer on 4 Dec 2019 1:58PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

joshwa
Hi Paul,

We're not the only site finding the battery life of the 4 XL lacklustre:

https://www.zdnet.com/product/google-pixel-4-xl/

https://www.irishtimes.com/business/technology/google-pixel-4xl-great-camera-bad-battery-life-1.4065991

https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/google-pixel-4-xl

https://www.pocket-lint.com/phones/reviews/google/149771-google-pixel-4xl-review

Yes, the 4XL has more mAh than the 3XL, but that does not mean that battery life is going to be better, particularly if the screen (or other components) use more power. (The Pixel 4 has less mAh than the 3).

Made by joshwa on 31 Oct 2019 8:40AM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Paul E
Not sure you are actually really reviewing with a phone as this has a bigger battery than my 3XL and the battery on that lasts all day easily, and I use mine. You say "it drains quickly; you only have to glance at the battery icon to see the gauge emptying" has to be absolute rubbish. Google with Android have done a great deal to make the battery power last longer they would not compromise their flagship phone in this way. Lets see some proper data rather than an opinion based on the specs. Then I look at your iPhone reviews and I can clearly see what's going on here....if Apple say it's okay it must be so. Not impressed.

Made by Paul E on 30 Oct 2019 3:36PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

Jostian
Just a pity about the over-processed look, when one opens the 40mp shot of the trees, the branches and foliage look quite unnatural due to heavy processing, was really hoping Huawei would start dialling back the processing for a more natural look like the age old Nokia 808 which had very natural looking details...

Made by Jostian on 4 Apr 2019 1:19PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply

AndyJL
I cannot see great detail, in fact the 48mp image of the house, looks very blocky.. Until it can shot RAW images and not convert them to jpg, then having such a high res sensor, is a total waste of time.. None of the images in the sample gallery were that impressive at all. I'll stick to my DSLR.. For me, smartphone cameras, despite all the hype, are nothing but a gimmick. Yes there are a few out there, that are pretty impressive for their size and the images on the tiny screens, area very passable, but for any serious photographer, they are never going to come close to a full blown DSLR. They may be less expensive, take up less space, be more convenient etc.. but for me, I prefer a real camera. I'm sure I'l get a lot of backlash for saying that, but hey, everyone has an opinion and they are entitled to it.

Made by AndyJL on 23 Jan 2019 4:19PM, join in and reply to this comment!  Reply