Does the Huawei P30 Lite have enough power to run Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile and NBA 2K19 smoothly? That’s what we’ll find out in this gaming review.

It’s powered by a Kirin 710 chipset with 2.2GHz octa-core CPU, Mali-G51 graphics processor and 6GB of RAM. Huawei’s GPU Turbo technology is also present.

 

Mobile Legends

Graphics settings while playing Mobile Legends on the Huawei P30 Lite.

Graphics settings while playing Mobile Legends on the Huawei P30 Lite.

As usual, Mobile Legends is the first game that I played on the Huawei P30 Lite. The graphics quality is set to high and the high frame rate mode is turned on.

Gamebench measured an average frame rate of 60 fps at 100% stability! That’s a perfect score and the temperature of the device only reached 39°C after a “Rank” game.

 

NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 graphics settings.

NBA 2K19 graphics settings.

Next is NBA 2K19 which is a paid game so your experience may vary if it’s not from the Playstore. Anyway, I set all the graphics options to high except for cloth simulation which has an ultra high option.

The resulting frame rate is 28 fps but it only had a 62% stability. This means that the experience is not consistent – it’s sometimes smooth but janky at other times. The temperature increased to 41°C after 10 minutes of playing too.

 

PUBG Mobile

Graphics settings for PUBG Mobile on the Huawei P30 Lite.

Graphics settings for PUBG Mobile on the Huawei P30 Lite.

The last game is PUBG Mobile. The phone’s recommended settings are balanced graphics and medium frame rate. Nevertheless, it supports up to HD graphics and high frame rate so I played with these settings.

After 12 minutes of playing, the average frame rate is 25 fps. That’s the highest possible score since there’s no ultra option in the frame rate settings.

Meanwhile, the frame rate stability is at 99% and the temperature reached 42°C.

 

Huawei P30 Lite Gaming Tests Scores

GameGraphicsFrame Rate
Mobile LegendsHigh60 fps
NBA 2K19High28 fps
PUBG MobileHD25 fps

 

Conclusion

To answer my opening question: yes, the Huawei P30 Lite can run popular Android games smoothly at medium to high graphics settings.

However, it’s more suitable for games like Mobile Legends. Heavier games like PUBG Mobile will only run smoothly if the graphics are set to medium.


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Huawei P30 Lite specs:

Average rating of 3.6 stars from 66 users.
  • 6.15-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2316 Pixels), 415 ppi
  • Android 9.0 Pie Operating System
  • HiSilicon Kirin 710 Chipset
  • 6 GB of RAM
  • Triple Cameras (24+8+2 MP) with LED Flash
  • 32 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 128GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 512 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 3340mAh Battery
  • 18W Charging
  • 16,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines
  • ₱13,990.00 - Price drop on October 5, 2019