The OPPO Reno and the Huawei P30 are both part of their brands’ flagship smartphone lineup. They are more or less the pared down versions of the top-of-the-line devices in their series, the Reno 10x Zoom and P30 Pro, respectively. Both handsets come with the latest significant tech and feature upgrades, while maintaining a relatively affordable price.
Launched last June, the OPPO Reno is priced at P26,990 for the 6GB + 256GB variant. Meanwhile, the Huawei P30 arrived in the Philippines last March with a P36,990 price tag.
Let’s take a closer look at the OPPO Reno and the Huawei P30 to help you decide which of the two phones are worth your buy.
Design & construction
Both the OPPO Reno and the Huawei P30 boasts an aluminum and glass construction. The OPPO Reno uses Corning Gorilla Glass 6 on both the front and the back, making it scratch-resistant. Meanwhile, the Huawei P30 comes with IP53 rating for water- and dust-resistance.
In terms of size and weight, the Reno is slightly larger and heavier at 156.6mm x 74.3mm x 9.0mm and 185g compared with the P30’s 149.1mm x 71.3mm x 7.5mm dimensions and 165g weight.
A unique design feature on the OPPO Reno is its shark’s fin-like selfie camera that pops up when prompted. This allows the Reno to have a true full screen display in front. With the Huawei P30, you get a huge screen interrupted by a tiny dewdrop notch that houses the front camera. Both devices comes equipped with USB Type-C port and dual SIM support.
The OPPO Reno has two color options: Ocean Green and Jet Black. Meanwhile, the Huawei P30 comes in four colorways: Breathing Crystal, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Classic Black, and Aurora.
Display & Mutimedia
Moving on to the screen, the OPPO Reno packs a 6.4-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED display with a pixel density of 402ppi . There are no notches here since the Reno houses its front camera inside its motorized Fin, giving you a true full screen view and experience. On the other hand, the Huawei P30 touts a 6.1-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) OLED display with a pixel density of 422ppi and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The screen is interrupted by a dewdrop notch that houses the front camera.
Both the Reno and the P30 comes equipped with the traditional 3.5mm jack and down-firing speakers. The Huawei P30, however, adds to the audio experience with its Dolby Atmos option when listening through headphones.
Both devices boast powerful camera systems. Let’s start with the OPPO Reno. On the rear is a dual camera setup that has a 48MP F1.7 Sony IMX586 main sensor and a 5MP F2.4 Depth of Field lens. In front, you get a a motorized pop-up 16MP F2.0 wide-angle selfie camera that is quite unique in terms of design.
Moving on to the Huawei P30. This handset carries a triple-camera setup of Leica lenses. There’s a 40MP f/1.8 main shooter, an 8MP f2.4 telephoto lens, and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle sensor. The selfie camera is a 32MP f/2.0 wide-angle lens.
Both the Reno and the P30 come with octa-core processors and Android 9.0 Pie-based operating system–the Reno runs on ColorOS 6, while the P30 on the EMUI 9.1. The OPPO Reno uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 with Adreno 616 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 256GB internal storage. Meanwhile, the P30 makes use of a HiSilicon Kirin 980 processor with Mali-G76 GPU, 6GB RAM, and 128GB onboard storage.
Battery capacity-wise, the Reno packs a slightly bigger battery at 3765mAh than the P30 with 3650mAh. Both phones come with fast-charging capabilities–VOOC Flash Charge 3.0 for the Reno and 40W SuperCharge technology for the P30. The two devices also has Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, 4G/LTE, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac support. These phones also opted to make use of in-display fingerprint scanners and face recognition for security.