The P50 Pocket is Huawei’s latest foldable smartphone and adopts the form factors of the Samsung Z Flip and Motorola Razr from 2019. In this form factor, the screen folds in half, vertically instead of horizontally, as in the case Samsung Z Fold and Huawei Mate X and Xs. This way of folding the screen makes the P50 Pocket much easier to carry in your pocket, in addition to the fact that when unfolded it takes the form of a traditional smartphone and not a “micro tablet”, as this is the case with traditional folding. Open, the main screen (with a resolution of 1188 x 2790 and a maximum refresh rate of 120Hz) measures 6.9 inches. There is also a small one-inch external screen for viewing notifications and serving as a “viewfinder” for taking photos, with a resolution of 340 x 340.
The processor of this smartphone is a Snapdragon 888 4G, accompanied by 12 GB of RAM and an Adreno 660 GPU. The storage is 512 GB and can be expanded with NM memory cards from Huawei.
The manufacturing quality is excellent, as is usual with this Chinese brand. As with other foldable smartphones, the main screen has a crease in the hinge area, which is less noticeable when the screen is dark. One thing that I didn’t like was the pattern that Huawei’s design department decided to look good on this smartphone. But, as they say, tastes are not discussed: I even like different things, but for me, this one does not suit me very well.
As with all Huawei smartphones, the operating system is an open source version of Android, EMUI 12, which still does not have access to Google services. Although the brand has made a lot of effort in the development of APIs, which try to alleviate this problem, many popular applications are not yet in the EMUI application store and must be downloaded (directly from the Internet and not in store), which can open the smartphone to potential security issues.
The performance test results of the P50 Pocket were curious. Despite sharing the CPU and GPU with the Samsung Z Flip3 (minus the modem, which in the Korean model is 5G and, in the Chinese, 4G), the results were quite different. The only reasons I see for this to happen are because the OS is different (in the case of the Samsung it might be a little more optimized) or the RAM memory speed.
- AnTuTu: 636 603
- 3D Wild Life Brand: 5363
- Geekbench 5 Single CPU: 903
- Geekbench 5 Multiprocessor: 3090
- Geekbench calculation: 4757
- PC Mark Work 3.0: 10,057
- PCMark Working Battery: 723 minutes
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 4G (2.84GHz + 3 x 2.42GHz + 4 x 1.8GHz)
Memory: 12 GB RAM
Storage: 512 GB flash
bedrooms : 40 MP f/1.8 + 13 MP f/2.2 + 32 MP f/1.8 (traseira); 10.7MP f/2.2 (front)
screens: 6.9″ OLED 120Hz (2790 x 1188) + 1.04″ (340 x 340)
Dimensions: 170 x 75.5 x 7.2mm (open) | 87.3 x 75.5 x 15.2mm (folded)