The huawei p50 pocket is a phone that attracts attention. It’s not just a folding flip phone, but it’s also a fashion piece thanks to its unusual patterned finish. It has a unique charm that sets it apart from other foldable phones on the market today. Due to continuous government limitations, Huawei may not be free to sell the P50 Pocket in the United States, but it does have some features that can be adopted by other flipping phones we can buy.
The P50 Pocket screen minimizes creases…
Huawei’s phone includes a seamless hinge, similar to the one used by Motorola on the 2020 Razr, which means there’s no gap between both the screen and the body when it’s closed. Dust and debris have less room to accumulate in the gap. The wrinkle is also less noticeable than on Samsung’s phone, both visually and physically. I’ve observed that it gets under my thumb significantly less than the crease on the Z Flip 3 when navigating apps or web pages. To be fair, I don’t see the crease on the Z Flip 3 after a few days, but it jumps back into visibility in certain lighting circumstances and when watching videos or movies.
The screen of the P50 Pocket is just less reflective than the Z Flip’s, which is something I hope Samsung considers in the design of its next flip phone. Outside, the P50 Pocket is easier to view, not because of its maximal screen brightness, but also because the anti-reflective coating reduces glare.
With this flip phone, you don’t have to compromise on camera quality
The P20 Pro and P30 Pro owe a lot to earlier Huawei phones such as the P20 Pro and P30 Pro in terms of camera features we take for granted, like as ultra-wide lenses, larger image sensors, and low-light performance. Even if the P50 Pocket’s cameras lack the attention-getting features of its predecessors, they demonstrate that image quality does not have to be sacrificed when picking a flip phone.
The main wide-angle camera on the P50 Pro has a higher dynamic range than the Z Flip 3. I noticed it mainly when photographing landscapes, as you can see in the image comparison below, it preserves more clarity in highlight regions, such as the sky. It also performs better in low-light situations and for 4K/60fps video recording on the main camera.
A larger battery will keep you going all day.
The P50 Pocket has a 4,000mAh battery, which is larger than the Z Flip 3’s dual 3,300mAh batteries. One of the more severe drawbacks, according to my colleague Patrick Holland’s review, is the Z Flip 3’s battery life. He needed to charge it up after 11 hours with 3 hours of screen-on time on the 120Hz display.
As a result, the P50 Pocket’s larger battery will let you go between charges for a little longer, and the phone also supports 40-watt cable charging. To take benefit, you’ll need the Huawei SuperCharge charger, although I was able to charge the P50 Pocket from flat to full in just over an hour using my ordinary 25-watt converter. When I switched to the Z Flip 3, which has a maximum power output of 15 watts, I realized how much I missed the faster charge.