The Huawei Pura 70 Pro is one of the three phones that is unveiled lately with some of the changes within the camera and internals between it. For starters the word Pura comes from the word Purity, and of course the successor to the P60 series. Specifically speaking, the Pura 70 Pro is a middle ground between the two Pura 70 phones that offered the most balanced in terms of camera and specifications

Unboxing Content

Below is the Box content of the Pura 70 Pro

  • Huawei Pura 70 Pro
  • Charger (Huawei SuperCharge 100W)
  • USB C Cable
  • Translucent Plastic Case
  • SIM Ejector

Specifications At a Glance

Huawei Pura 70Huawei Pura 70 ProHuawei Pura 70 Ultra
ProcessorKirin 9010 (7 nm) Octa Core SOCKirin 9010 (7 nm) Octa Core SOCKirin 9010 (7 nm) Octa Core SOC
Memory/Storage12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 256GB UFS Storage12GB LPDDR5 RAM + 512GB UFS Storage16GB LPDDR5 RAM + 512GB/1TB UFS Storage
Display6.6 inch, LTPO OLED, Dynamic 120Hz, 1256 x 2760 pixels, HDR, 2500nits6.8 inch, LTPO OLED, Dynamic 120Hz, 1256 x 2760 pixels, HDR, 2500nits6.8 inch, LTPO OLED, Dynamic 120Hz, 1256 x 2760 pixels, HDR, 2500nits
GPUHiSilicon Maleoon 910HiSilicon Maleoon 910HiSilicon Maleoon 910
CameraRear : 50 MP, f/1.4-4.0, 25mm (wide), 1/1.3″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
12 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (periscope telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
13 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Front : 13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide)
Rear : 50 MP, f/1.4-4.0, 25mm (wide), 1/1.3″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
48 MP, f/2.1, 93mm (telephoto), PDAF (5cm – ∞), OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
12.5 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide)
Front : 13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), AF
Rear : 50 MP, f/1.6-4.0, 23mm (wide), 1.0″-type, PDAF, Laser AF, sensor-shift OIS, retractable lens
50 MP, f/2.1, 90mm (telephoto), PDAF (5cm – ∞), OIS, 3.5x optical zoom
40 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF
Front : 13 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide), AF
Connectivity WiFi 6 (2×2) + LTE + BT 5.2 + GPS + NFCWiFi 6 (2×2)+ LTE + BT 5.2 + GPS + NFCWiFi 6 (2×2) + LTE + BT 5.2 + GPS + NFC
AudioDual Speakers + USB C AudioDual Speakers + USB C AudioDual Speakers + USB C Audio
Battery + Charging4900 mAh + 66W Wired + 50W Wireless5050 mAh + 100W wired + 80W wireless5200 mAh + 100W wired + 80W wireless
Dimensions + Weight157.6 x 74.3 x 8 mm 207 Grams162.6 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm 220 Grams162.6 x 75.1 x 8.4 mm 226 Grams

So who is this for ?

If you are looking for a phone that does every task you wanted to, with some great photography results in mind, and of course can even take on some high quality heavy gaming titles, this phone can take it up with some design that is modernised, tough yet still looking beautiful.

Design & Aesthetics

This time around, the Huawei Pura 70 Pro brings in a smooth texture that is sleek looking and emphasises a much rounded curves towards the screen and the back of the phone while the camera island area has been bumped up significantly with a triangular formation, Huawei calls it the Forward Symbol Design that is unique on it’s own and shares the same design principles with the Pura 70 and Pura 70 Ultra. At a glance it does look big and chunky but a few more looks on the overall design, and it does look pleasing on the eyes and elegantly shows the camera along with good protection over the lens. The power button, volume control, microphone and speaker placement is there as usual along with a USB C port for data, audio and charging, and also an IR sensor located on top to control legacy IR based electronics, like your TV or Air Conditioning system.

Color wise, the Huawei Pura 70 Pro comes in two colours, Black and White with similar texture, and touch feeling across both colours with the front and back is made of glass, more on the front glass material on the display section. The weight is measured at 202 grams which is just a right weight for a flagship phone carrying thickness of just 8.4mm, on par with most of the smartphones found today.

Display & Audio

Lets take a look over to the display, it has a generous 6.8 inch, curved 120Hz dynamic LTPO OLED display that can project up to 1B colors. Apart from that the display also supports HDR and brightness that can go up to 2500nits under bright sunlight in automatic mode. Our experience with the display is a pleasant one so far, and able to produce good colors and contrast at the same time, even when facing the display directly or side ways. Moreover it can dial down the display frequency dynamically as low as 1Hz and with smart resolution, which lower down resolution display in order to save some power consumption. The Huawei Pura 70 Pro is Widevine L1 certified and WisePlay certified for the widely available DRM certified streaming apps, such as Netflix and Disney+, just to name a few. For those who worried about the glass protection, the Second Generation Kunlun Glass is there and it is improved against drops and scratches.

The Huawei Pura 70 Pro houses a pair of speakers that can produce very loud audio, with good bass and balance, if you are at some noisy places, this phone can do it’s job well since when cranked to the max, it gets really loud. For those who preferred pre-customised equalizer tuning, you can do that with Huawei’s Histen Audio which gave the user four defined selections to choose from according to the needs of the users, and it is compatible also with wired headphones, or Huawei’s earbuds that is widely available.


This has been always the selling point for the P or the Pura series now, the camera for the Pro consist of a 50MP Laser Focus OIS lens, 48MP wide telephoto lens and 12.5MP ultrawide lens. Looking at the front camera, you only get a single 13MP shooter for all your selfie and portrait shoots.

Day time Shot
Night Shot
Ultra Speed Snapshot
Macro Shot
Portrait Rear Camera Shots

A dive in towards the rear camera is simply amazing, and simple as well for those who does not want to delve too much over the settings, the AI can simply take up the task of optimising the shots taken. Of course there were several improvement that is being made compared to the previous generation like better wide angle, detailed macros and with the Ultra Speed Snapshot, you can capture moving objects and subjects accurately without needing to take multiple shots. Color and contrast looks great too, especially during day time with no losses in details, closing an inch towards good balance in lighting control while at night, the AI and hardware takes up the job pretty well in capturing details as close as it can be, with minimal noise and fades in colors, while shadows are represented at the same time. And yes, the phone does support telephoto shooting, allowing you to zoom up to 100X, and you can snap a photo of the moon. This is overall a good experience with very minimal compromises whether you are a casual shooter, or an enthusiast.

Group Selfie

Approaching towards the front 13MP camera, the Pura 70 Pro supports beauty mode and background blur effects as well as group photo, each of the effect is able to take things on nicely, especially the group photo part, where each individual within the group is captured in detail. It is to be noted that the front camera specs is the same across all three Pura 70 models.

For those who like to take videos, the Pura 70 Pro allows you to capture up to 4K at 60FPS or 1080P 60FPS with steady shot allowing better, stable video taking but for the most part, even without it, it is still stable and great as a high resolution video capture phone.

Performance & Software

Now most phones will either use processors from Qualcomm or MTK, but this time around, Huawei chose to use their own home grown processor, the Kirin lineups of SOC, and it is the same Kirin 9010 SOC on all three phones, so do expect the performance is quite similar. In real world, the Kirin 9010 is comparable to any of the mid higher range SOC, nearing towards start of the higher end processors out there in the market. It comes along with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB of UFS class internal storage. The Pura 70 Pro does not have a slot for MicroSD card but for the most part, 512GB is more than sufficient for today apps and gaming needs.

In real world usage, the Huawei Pura 70 Pro comes with a 5050 mAh battery capacity alongside with a 100W Huawei SuperCharge charger. One of the best part of the charger that it is indeed a combo charger, USB C and USB A together, which one you can charge two devices with ease, just by carrying the same adaptor. Apart from that the charger is also compatible with PD based laptops. Getting back to the phone, recharging it back from back to full takes around 45 minutes in average.

Continuing on the usage, the phone can basically take on any apps and games available on any marketplace with ease. Typical phone, gaming, messaging, work, email will easily last you more than 16 hours of usage, overall with standby time mixed together, 1.5 days to 2 days. I will use gaming as a leverage on the performance, Genshin Impact and Wuthering Waves will hover at 53FPS average during gameplay and throttle only happens after around 25 minutes, which is good enough for most of the users, while lighter titles like Mobile Legends, CODM is an easy stroll for the Huawei Pura 70 Pro.

Let’s take a dive towards the software, the Huawei Pura 70 Pro is running on the latest EMUI 14.2 with a modified version of Android 12, along with the latest security update from HMS and Android combined. This combination allows for an enhanced security, new interactive themes, SuperHub (for direct copy, paste, drag and drop), and Super Device, allowing the user to connect Huawei compatible devices, laptops, and accessories just by simply drag the device icon over to the Pura 70 Pro.

For those who are worried about Google Apps compatibility, the improved Huawei AppGallery now allows the user to access Google Apps easily by just searching via the AppGallery, if the app is found, sometimes it will be redirected to the web browser, and proceeds to the download, dont worry as the phone will scan for viruses or malware, making it secure and safe. AppGallery also can search for GBox, which is a way to access Play Store and download apps. Lastly you can combine MicroG (also found in AppGallery) and Aurora Store (which is an open source Google Play Store) that gives u full direct access towards all Play Store Apps pretty much with NO RESTRICTIONS including Netflix.


*Chart may change from time to time, as part of the re-testing and validation when needed (May 2024)

Verdict & Conclusion


The Huawei Pura 70 Pro sets the step up in ease to use within the mobile photography realm that is either as easy as pick up and shoot, or taking it a level up with pro mode that is available. Besides that the optimisation from the internals and software makes it better on the day to day use with the improved EMUI 14.2 and better support towards Google compatible Apps, which makes it seamless as it gets akin to many Android phones that are available. This makes the Pura 70 Pro is now standing as equal competitors within the upper range of phones. With the price tag of RM4899, it may be on the higher side, but considering if you wanted to try something new, this might be a worthy take.

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