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Huawei P50 Pocket Review

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huawei P50 Pocket Review


  1. Huawei P50 Pocket review
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The P50 Pocket closes flush and without a gap. When closed, it is 15 millimeters thick.

After the last folding smartphones from Huawei were more based on the style of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold – a normal outer display and a large inner display – the latest generation comes in a clamshell design.

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You have to shell out 1599 euros for the Premium Edition we tested. A lot of money for a foldable, which has to struggle with several problems. But let’s start with the positive things.

Huawei deserves a big compliment for the design. The outer packaging of the box is already decorated with a scissor-cutting pattern. The device itself also lives up to its name in the premium version: This is not only due to the golden color, but also to the metal frame and the ribbed surface on the back of the glass which picks up on the scissor pattern on the packaging.

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In terms of looks and feel, the P50 Pocket deserves full marks. With its dimensions of 8.7 x 7.5 centimetres the foldable is almost square when folded. His Thickness of 15 millimetres sounds like a lot, but the pocket still disappears in your trouser pocket without much bulk. It also stays there comfortably when sitting. Most other smartphones should press uncomfortably here.

Huawei P50 Pocket review - screenshots
(left) In super privacy mode, the camera, microphone and location are disabled for all apps. (right) The configurable sidebar provides quick access to apps and tools.

What does the Huawei P50 Pocket look like from the outside?

the front houses next to the round camera unit also a Second display with 1 inch Diagonal. It serves as Always On Display. As a status display it shows time, date, battery level, notifications and the weather at. In the settings you can configure the design.

It can also be used as a viewfinder for selfies or videos with the front camera, which is not only practical but also promises high-quality portraits. the photo quality of the P50 Pocket is about all cameras straight at lots of light very goodbut builds darkness greatly.

What makes the Huawei P50 Pocket special?

Unique is the Ultra Spectrum Camera. Together with the small UV lamp on the back, you can take exciting photos of fluorescent materials. Huawei has also built in a practical application: Den sunscreen test over a special app. Because creamed areas reflect UV radiation less than unprotected skin, they are visible in the picture. So you can see how consistent the protection is.

What does the display of the Huawei P50 Pocket look like?

Anyone who opens the P50 Pocket sees one large 6.9 inch display. The display edges on the long sides are comparatively narrow. Another plus: Like Oppo, Huawei has the Find N the foldwhich results from the folding in the middle, as good as eliminated.

Visually, it is barely perceptible, and felt haptically you only a minimal dent. Huawei achieves this by creating a waterdrop shape when folding the panel. the quality of the display Incidentally, it doesn’t suffer from this, it’s on the P50 Pocket very good and also in terms of measurement technology at the level of a top smartphone.

Thanks to the fixed refresh rate of 120 Hertz you scroll smoothly through the web. The resolution of the display is typical Full HD+ (1188 x 2790 pixels). If you don’t like the color of the display, you can adjust it in the settings. the Fingerprint scanner by the way, is not under the screen, but is in the case frame and serves there additionally as a power button.

With 6.9 inches, Huawei has installed the currently largest display in a folding smartphone. The fold in the middle is hardly noticeable or visible. The display can be steplessly adjusted to a certain extent.

How good is the system performance of the Huawei P50 Pocket?

Speaking of power: The P50 Pocket has a lot of system performance. Under the flexible display sits with the Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm’s high-end chip from last year. He’s fed up 12gb ram to disposal. This not only allows you to operate the system very smoothly, gaming is also absolutely no problem even in the highest settings. For apps, pictures and Co. the 491GB ROM easily suffice. Additionally can one more Nano memory card be pushed in – Huawei’s proprietary memory card.

Huawei P50 Pocket specifications

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Price and storage: 1,599 euros with 12/512 GB (Premium Edition), 1,299 euros with 8/256 GB
Colours: gold, white
Height and weight: 76 x 76 x 15 millimeters (closed) / 170 x 76 x 7 millimeters (open) and 195 grams
SoC: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G @ 2.84GHz
Display: OLED with 120 Hz, 6.9 inches and 2,790 x 1,188 pixels
Main camera: 13 MP ultra wide angle, F2.2 + 32 MP wide angle, F1.8 + 40 MP wide angle, F1.8
Front camera: with 11 MP
Connectivity: 4G, 3G, 2G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, USB-C
Dual SIM or NM Card: 1x Nano SIM + 1x Nano SIM or + 1 x NM Card
Battery pack: 4,000mAh
System: EMUI 12 with Android 11
Particularities: 40 watt power adapter included

Is the Huawei P50 Pockets 5G capable?

Dual SIM is also possible, and as far as the mobile connection is concerned, we have now arrived at the first sticking point: the Pocket does not support 5G. This is bitter for a top smartphone in 2022. Even if you are not yet using 5G at the time of purchase, it is not very future-proof to buy a phone in the price league without the current standard. Of course, Huawei leaves the feature not gone on purpose. Rather, the manufacturer is forced to do so by the ongoing US sanctions.

The Huawei P50 Pocket gets the test seal “very good” in our test.
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Test Results: Huawei P50 Pocket

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Huawei P50 pocket test results
price (euros) 1599
Price-performance ratio insufficient
Endurance (max 125) satisfactory (103)
Equipment (max. 210) good (172)
System (max. 50) 45
Display (max. 35) 33
Connectivity (max. 25) 22
Camera (max. 80) 56
Audio player (max. 5) 4
Features (max. 5) 5
Scope of delivery (max. 10) 7
Handling (max. 40) good (30)
Handyness (max. 20) 14
User interface (max. 5) 5
Build quality (max. 15) 11
Measured values ​​(max. 125) satisfactory (91)
Acoustics (max. 55) 37
Send and receive (max. 70) 54
LTE rating Good
GSM rating satisfactory
JUDGMENT max 500 396 good

What other features does the Huawei P50 Pockets have?

The rest of the connectivity is included wifi 6, NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 up to date. LDAC is on board as a high-res audio codec. On the USB-C port you can even connect a monitor. The software problem at Huawei is now well known. This is how the P50 Pocket runs with the Open source version from Android 11 and EMUI 11 as user interface. So Google services and cloud applications are still missing. Apps can only be obtained from Huawei’s App Gallery. In the lab, the Pocket has a mediocre performance. That’s how it is Running time with 7.5 hours rather modest. Even if fast loading with 40 watts is on board. The phone has bigger problems with the telephony acoustics, where the noise suppression and the volume should be better in both directions.


With 396 points, the P50 Pocket is ahead of Samsung’s Flip 3 (here is our first test) one of the best folding smartphone on the market. For the very high price, however, you get a lot more phone for the money elsewhere with regard to the software and 5G problems. But then probably much less stylish.

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