I received this product as part of a review program in return for an unbiased review. It was not provided free of charge, and I either have to return it or pay for it.

Having previously reviewed the Huawei Mate 10 Pro which I fell in love with, I have now been given a chance to review the budget-friendly Huawei P Smart.

While it is less exciting from a tech-geeks view, this phone has mass market appeal with its wallet-friendly pricing of £229, and that number is often lowered, promotions see it go as low as £179 on a regular basis. This makes it around the same price, or cheaper if on offer as the popular Motorola Moto G5S Plus.

Specification and Design

Unlike other budget models, the initial thing you may notice is that 18:9 aspect ratio screen with barely any bezels on the side, and a small bezel top and bottom. Nearly all phones at this price point have much fatter bezels and a 16:9 screen ratio. 18:9 is typically reserved for flagships, but due to its popularity it is now trickling down to mid-range phones such as this.

The resolution matches that of the Mate 10 Pro at 1080 x 2160 pixels with a 427 ppi density, unlike the Mate 10 Pro, this uses an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen rather than AMOLED.

The phone uses an aluminium body which gives it a sturdy premium feel, much nicer than the similarly priced Alcatel A7. You can’t really tell the difference between the looks and build of this compared to a phone that costs 3 times as much.