Huawei is back again as usual with its annual flagship releases, and among expanding their MatePad category for tablets, they have also introduce flagships for 2023, particularly the P series of lineups.

So to keep things simple, HUAWEI introduce the P60 and the P60 Pro, and the one we received is the P60 Pro unit that we have in our hands, so lets quickly take on this unit for a review on what the HUAWEI P60 Pro has to offer.

Who is this for?

In general, this is basically for those who wanted a flagship device that does almost everything, but at the same time does not need the latest processor inside, but still performs admirably well in your everyday use cases. While performance is important, the same can be said towards their camera software and hardware within it, making it a candidate for a camera shooter that does within the same level that you can find on even higher end flagships today.

Unboxing Contents

The Huawei P60 Pro came with the following

  • Huawei P60 Pro Phone
  • USB C Cable
  • 88W Huawei SuperCharge Adaptor
  • Translucent Case
  • Pre-Applied Screen Protector
  • User Manual/QSG/ Warranty Statement


The HUAWEI P60 Pro design is mixed with the last year’s P50 series and Mate 50 series combined into one standard smartphone candy bar form factor that holds slimness at just 8.3mm while maintaining the easy hold structures surrounding the front dual curved display making it easy to operate as a whole. With just 200 grams in weight, this makes the P60 Pro weight a standard one between its competitions too. Additionally, IP68-rated splash, water, and dust resistance provides additional protection for the phone.

There is two known colors that is going to be offered towards the major markets, the Black and the signature Rococo Pearl. The Black features Anti-Fingerprint Feather-Sand glittery Glass, bringing it the classic looks while the Rococo Pearls signify elegance in pearl white that brings the marble like design overall.

The ever popular Kunlun Glass is back again this time on the P60 series carries on the tough glass build on the whole curved screen which can withstand drops, scratches, minor dents and one it without a normal screen protector layer on top, it will still be tough as it should be with the five-star glass drop-resistance certification from Switzerland’s SGS. Speaking of glass, the back is covered by glass as well, but since a translucent case is included, using it will protect the back of the phone from any serious scratches on the phone. The rest remains standard such as the USB C port below, a pair of stereo speakers, a power button, infra-red sensor for remote control and volume rocker.

Display & Audio

The Huawei P60 Pro, like the majority of top smartphones, has a high refresh rate display. It had a curved 6.67-inch LTPO OLED 1.07B display with a dynamic refresh rate of 120Hz. The Huawei P60 Pro, with a resolution of 2700 1220 pixels, is also capable of boosting touch sensitivity up to 300Hz, which is ideal for individuals who merely want to play games, particularly FPS, MMO, and MOBA titles. You’ll feel more at ease at night thanks to its 1440 Hz high frequency PWM dimming, which detects and dims brightness based on the environment, whether it’s day or night. Color wise, it does have P3 wide color gamut and Huawei X-True Display give provide accurate colors and details.

Audio wise, everything is tweaked by Huawei’s on Histen Audio tuning which is reputably there for producing sounds over its earpiece and down firing speakers together creating a surround and stereo experience with the phone. Besides that there is also EQ settings you can play around to suits your needs. Do take note certain features may not presents on certain bluetooth headsets, however if you care using Huawei’s earbuds, there is a dedicated AI Life app that you can pair and tune with.


Rear : 48 MP Ultra Lighting Camera (F1.4~F4.0 aperture, OIS) 
13 MP Ultra-Wide Angle Camera (F2.2 aperture)
48 MP Ultra Lighting Telephoto Camera (F2.1 aperture, OIS)

Front : 13 MP Selfie Camera (Wide Angle, F2.4)

The Huawei P60 Pro is a refinement of the Mate 50 Series, featuring a camera that includes a 48MP wide PDAF with OIS sensor, a 48MP PDAF OIS telephoto lens, and a 13MP ultrawide lens. So the entire rear camera array is repositioned in a typical manner, and they call it the Eye of Light, which restores the traditional placing of camera positions with a transparent layer on top. Since Huawei no longer utilises Leica, they built their own XMAGE imaging technology since last year, which is quite comparable to what Leica can accomplish, if not slightly better in some cases.

The Huawei P60 Pro performs wonderfully in terms of rear camera performance, with just automated mode selection, in which the AI determines the surroundings and picks the best option for you. Furthermore, the Intelligent Aperture XMAGE Camera allows the user to either automatically or manually select the aperture from F1.4 to F4, allowing you to take pictures to your liking based on blur and depth of field, and in auto mode, the AI will switch to F2.0 aperture for better light absorption. So, whether it’s day or night photographs, the majority of them turned out nicely, with decent dynamic range and close-up shots that are pretty detailed, while the wide angle can shoot up to 120 degrees of view.

Selfie side, you will get one of the on par shots with most of the flagship phones found today with a 13MP ultrawide lens that took shots with details or portrait mode with better blur and separation over foreground and background, at the same time, it is used for face unlocking with or without the mask on.

Here we also attach a sample rear video recording at 4K 60FPS, of course optionally you can record it at 1080P 60FPS as well, giving it a great fast paced experience over your captured masterpiece.

There are many camera capture mode that are available, from Night, Macro, Time Lapse, Burst Shooting, Light Painting and Panorama, Master AI, Moving Picture, Story Creator ready to be used.

Performance, UI & Benchmarks

Under the hood, the HUAWEI Mate 50 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SOC with 8GB/12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. If you wish to add more storage, you can by expanding it via Huawei’s NM memory cards and slotted via SIM Card slot 2. Based on the specs alone, these can get you thru the whole day over usual daily activities such as gaming, taking a few pictures, watching a drama, calling, messaging and social media and recharging it back from 20% to 100% roughly took around 1 hour or slightly lesser with the supplied 88W Huawei SuperCharge Charger in the box.

UI is powered by EMUI 13.1 or HarmonyOS 3.0 (depending on regions) with Android 12 as the base OS. Among new features that are available is widget combo, widget staking, Image Privacy Protection, SuperStorage (which will trace duplicate files and also compresses non frequently used apps) and game acceleration where it will push every performance it has towards your favorite game. Huawei claims that you can save up to 20GB of space with SuperStorage. On top of that you can load Google Apps which you can read it here too.

For those who enjoy benchmarks, we’ve included some of the findings, which are pretty much expected between this year’s flagship phone and last year’s flagship phone, which is antiquated but still on par with most of today’s top phones. Overall it is still a phone where Huawei will provide a substantial updates and software support keeping the compatible apps and games can be used, at least for the next few years forward.

Technical Specifications

ProcessorSnapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G (4 nm) – Octa Core
GraphicAdreno 730
Display2700 × 1220 Pixels, 6.67Inch, 120Hz LTPO OLED 1B Colors, Kunlun Glass, 300Hz Touch Sampling rate
CameraRear :
48 MP, f/1.4-f/4.0, 25mm (wide), PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
48 MP, f/2.1, 90mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Front :
13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
RAM/Storage256GB 8GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
UFS 3 Storage (TBD)
Battery4815mAh with PD/QC fast charging, 88w Charger included
OS + UIAndroid 12 + EMUI 13.1 with HMS+ Partial MicroG 3rd Party
Connectivity WIFI AC/AX (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS+GLONASS

Verdict & Conclusion


The Huawei P60 Pro is one smartphones that is much focus on the camera first, maintaining back with a current slightly dated flagship processor but does not neglects the further improvement aspects as a higher tier smartphone, which emphasizes on the security, optimizations’ and camera with better convenience of installing apps via AppGallery and at least some form of support for enabling certain Google Apps to be used in this phone via LightHouse, besides that it is almost close to an experience of using like a google certified android phones with minor compromises, then backing up and restoring your favorite applications seems easy too with EMUI 13, hence Huawei does put in a lot of effort in caring their consumers. If you more focused on it’s camera and used to the AppGallery usage, experience and its ecosystem, the Huawei P60 Pro is worth a try and experienced with.

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