How To Set Up Nfc On Huawei P Smart
Probably, everyone who tried to find a smartphone for 10–20 thousand rubles found that there were very few good ones. Some vendors are chasing flagship technologies, ignoring the quality of components, some are simply raising prices. It seems that Huawei sees this problem and seeks to solve it by launching the Huawei P Smart on the market. And the display in it is widescreen, but without attempts to “bezelless”, and the camera is dual, but without software wrapping, and even NFC is. In general, the contender for the title of the best average is detected, and whether he will disappoint us, we will find out during the testing process.
Technical specifications Huawei P Smart
- Screen: IPS, 5.65″, 2160×1080, capacitive, multi-touch, 2.5D
- Processor: eight-core Huawei Kirin 659, (4x 2.36 GHz, 4x 1.7 GHz)
- Graphics Accelerator: Mali-T830
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0 Shell)
- RAM: 3 GB
- Built-in memory: 32 GB
- Memory Card Support: microSD up to 256 GB
- Communication: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz || UMTS 900/2100 MHz || LTE: 1, 3, 7, 8, 20
- SIM: nano-SIM nano-SIM (combo slot), Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
- Wireless interfaces: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, NFC
- Navigation: GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
- Cameras: main. dual, 13 2 megapixels (flash, autofocus), front. 8 megapixels
- Sensors: illumination, movement, microgyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer
- Battery: 3000 mAh non-removable
- Dimensions: 150.1x72x7.45 mm
- Weight: 143 grams
Packaging and equipment
The smartphone came to the editorial office without packaging and accessories, but thanks to the official website we know what will be waiting for us in the box. Together with the device itself are: a charger with a micro-USB cable, a “clip” to remove the card slot, a headset and, of course, instructions with a guarantee. A protective film was also pasted onto the display of the test copy.
The device comes in three color options. A golden version with a white front panel arrived at the editorial office, alternatives. strict black and blue, which became a kind of brand “chip” of the brand. These options have a black “face”.
On the white facade it is especially clearly visible that the display on the smartphone is large and widescreen. The framework, of course, is not super thin, but, one might say, sophisticated. compared to the usual ones. Above the display there is a speaker grill, a window for light and proximity sensors, a front-facing lens and a small LED indicator. The place under the display is given to the logo, all navigation. from the on-screen buttons.
At the back, everything is also pretty standard: the lid is metal, and the top and bottom are symmetrical plastic inserts to match the color of the case. On the top in the corner are two slightly protruding lenses and a single flash, and in the middle is a round fingerprint recessed into the body.
In the upper part of the left side there is a spring slot for cards, and on the right side there is a volume rocker and a power button.
At the top there is only a hole for the noise canceling microphone. No, the vendor didn’t ignore the headphone jack, it’s just placed on the bottom. There is also a micro-USB connector, a hole in the earpiece microphone and a media speaker grill.
The dimensions of the smartphone allow you to work quite comfortably with one hand. Of course, reaching the upper border of the screen this way will not work. after all, 5.65″, and even elongated ones, but appropriate software solutions come to the rescue.
The smartphone is not slippery, so you can not be afraid to accidentally drop it. The matte finish of the metal backdrop practically does not collect fingerprints. We did not begin to tear off the film from the display in order to evaluate its oleophobic properties, but it itself, by the way, collects “fingers” the only way.
The workmanship of the device is at the highest level and practically does not cause any complaints: there are no squeaks or other suspicious noises even when trying to bend the smartphone, the physical buttons firmly sit in the grooves and work out the click with a well-felt click. You can only visit the rather weak clip in the headphone jack, but many will say thanks for its location on the bottom.
The P Smart model also has a characteristic feature of many devices of the brand. a very pleasant vibration feedback. The fingerprint quite naturally falls under the index finger of any hand and works extremely quickly.
The smartphone has an IPS display with a diagonal of 5.65″, 2: 1 aspect ratio and FHD resolution, i.e. 2160×1080. As a result, we get 427 ppi, which is more than enough to display a clear picture. And coupled with excellent color rendering (slightly “light” black is traditionally not taken into account. LCDs all the same) and with maximum viewing angles at which colors are not distorted (only white barely goes into red shades) we get an excellent picture.
In the settings, the image resolution on the display can be forcibly reduced to HD, that is, 1440×720, which is designed to save a little battery power. In the same settings section, a blue light filtering mode is available to protect the eyes. alas, only according to the schedule, without reference to sunset-sunrise.
All other settings are pretty standard and do not differ much from those in “pure” Android. The touchscreen of the smartphone simultaneously reads up to a dozen touches. you can, for example, play on a virtual piano, on an elongated display.
Huawei P Smart runs Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 installed on top of the proprietary shell. We have already described the features of the firmware from Huawei more than once (for example, in this review), so here we will not go into its capabilities and features.
The firmware itself is quite bright, with colorful color icons on a round or square substrate with rounded corners. I am glad that there are stickers on the icons that signal that the application has something to tell the user about (they, by the way, can be configured individually for each application). Only the gloomy background of the switches in the curtain is knocked out of the general style.
Key applications are redrawn, and the “dialer” is supplemented with a filter to display only missed calls and calls from unknown subscribers only. The native keyboard is SwiftKey, which also allows you to configure yourself “tail and mane”.
The vendor did not stint on preinstalled applications either, and alas, most of them cannot be cleaned up without root access. But among them there is a dispatcher to control the contents of the smartphone, a convenient file manager, a compass, a “mirror” and other utilities.
For some applications with accounts, the cloning mode is available. Unfortunately, it does not apply to VKontakte and Telegram. for some reason Pavel Durov’s brainchildren fell out of favor.
Of course, the split-screen mode is in place, and it is implemented very conveniently. If you hold down the multitasking menu button, the active application will rise to the upper half of the screen, and the application menu will open in the lower half. and only those that support this mode of operation. A very good find. The pre-installed player is also able to plays in the “picture in picture” mode.
In general, the firmware leaves an extremely pleasant impression, not least due to the fast and smooth operation. For that, thanks to the optimization and, of course, the hardware of the smartphone.
The device is in operation
The heart of the device is the eight-core Huawei Kirin 659 with four cores at 2.36 GHz for operation under load and four cores at 1.7 GHz for simpler tasks. For graphics processing accelerator Mali-T830 is provided. RAM. 3 GB, permanent. 32 GB, of which 23.5 GB are available to the user. If this is not enough, one of the two SIM-slots can be occupied with a microSD card up to 256 GB, thus remaining with only one “SIM card”.
The smartphone shows a very good “synthetics”:
It should be enough for a comfortable game, even in resource-intensive titles. World of Tanks: Blitz at default settings produces 40-60 fps depending on the game scenario.
But at maximum speeds everything is far from rosy. 10, at best 20 fps and serious “brakes” in addition.
Injustice 2 traditionally takes a long time to load, but overall the picture is smooth and the response to control is fast, so it’s super possible to fight superhero.
The built-in flash memory is characterized by high speed: applications are installed very quickly. Accordingly, there were no difficulties with playing from the drive (just like from the Network, by the way). both the sound from the is synchronized and rewinding is carried out as it should, and you can stretch the picture in the standard player to full screen.
The sound of an external speaker at an average level of quality. On the one hand, it is clean over the entire volume range, including the maximum, on the other hand, the frequency range is poor, and rich compositions sound flat. But to watch a movie is fine. But the sound is excellent in the headphones (of course, a lot depends on the headphones themselves), in addition, supplemented by the Huawei Histen modes. Among other things, they include 3D audio mode and a well-working equalizer with a whole list of presets and a bass amplifier.
The camera application from Huawei is distinguished by a combination of functionality and ergonomics: a large number of controls and settings are very competently and conveniently organized.
Two modules of 13 and 2 megapixels are responsible for taking pictures. over, there are no special modes for using the auxiliary camera in this smartphone, it just helps to take better pictures without claiming a wide aperture or portrait mode.
The pictures do not differ in impressive characteristics. these are good photos for a mid-range smartphone. Detailing is very good, foreground and background work out well.
At night, of course, everything is far from so rosy: the color rendition is still nothing, but there is a lot of noise in the frame.
In the room, the camera behaves well, boldly uses good lighting and produces an appropriate result.
The HDR mode works quickly enough, perfectly highlights the dark areas of the frame and significantly increases the detail.
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A single flash perfectly fulfills colors, adding saturation to them. By the way, in macro photographs, the work of the second lens is clearly visible, which determines the depth of the frame and very accurately “lathers” the background.
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Panoramas are disappointingly short, only 180-200 degrees, and gluing is sometimes lame. But there are no complaints about the detailing of the frame.
The 8 megapixel front camera gives excellent color reproduction and very good detail. By the way, the resulting image can be mirrored if desired.
Even small text is worked out perfectly by the camera, does not blur and does not lather.
is by default recorded in Full HD, 30 fps with sound on two channels. Testing the movement of the camera and dynamic objects in the frame pleases with smoothness and accuracy.
There are no claims to the Huawei P Smart in terms of communication: during the conversations of the interlocutor you can hear perfectly, 4G Internet does not fall off, since there are corresponding towers nearby. But the Wi-Fi module, although it works stably, but, alas, only in the 2.4 GHz band. Bluetooth 4.2 sees wireless accessories perfectly and clings tightly to them. Navigation starts quickly, and without a twinge of conscience, it uses American, Russian and Chinese satellites, demonstrating high positioning accuracy. The NFC chip reads Troika cards and processes contactless payments without fail.
One 3000 mAh battery charge is more than enough for a full day, unless you start, for example, “tanks”, which consume 26% per hour. 1080p at half volume and brightness was played for nine and a half hours.
To save energy, the smartphone has a standard energy-saving mode, which will extend its work for at least six hours, as well as the Ultra mode with maximum restrictions. then we can talk about a whole additional day, if not more.
Huawei P Smart is an excellent strong middling for its price, which knows its place in the world of modern smartphones. He does not seek to win any peaks, claiming the title of flagship or so, but he does not become discouraged. This is indicated by following the trends (2: 1 display, dual camera), and, for example, the presence of the NFC module, which is extremely rare in devices for 15 thousand rubles. Only 5 GHz Wi-Fi frequencies are really not enough, well, the micro-USB connector in 2018 is a bit confusing, but otherwise you can’t wish for more for that kind of money.
- high quality display;
- the presence of NFC in its class;
- excellent sound in the headphones and convenient location of the audio jack.
- lack of Wi-Fi 5 GHz;
- Outdated micro-USB connector.
Lyricist: Max Dvorak
Photo of the device: Daria Nesterovskaya