Huawei is known for affordable smartphones that boast premium style features without the premium price tag. The P Smart is the perfect example, and last years model (P Smart 2018) sold out with great customer reviews. With the 2019 version finally available for pre-order, we compare them so you don’t have to. 

Hauwei P Smart 2018: R3899                                                                           Hauwei P Smart 2019: R5499


The most obvious difference is the price. You’ll pay R1600 more for the newer P Smart 2019. Here’s why we think it’s worth it…


P Smart 2018: 5.65-inch screen | Aluminium body

P Smart 2019: 6.21-inch screen | Aluminium 3D curved unibody

While both phones look super slick thanks to their slim profiles and sleek rounded corners, the P Smart 2019 is noticeably larger with a 6.21-inch screen size. The newer device is also available in a striking metallic blue ombre colour that really stands out from the crowd.

If staying on trend is your jam, there is no denying the P Smart 2019 will make people sit up and take notice. If you’re on a budget, the P Smart 2018 is available in metallic gold and classic black that never go out of style.


P Smart 2018: 32GB ROM +3GB RAM, expandable microSD up to 256GB

P Smart 2019: 64GB ROM +3GB RAM, expandable microSD up to 256GB

With double the amount of storage, the P Smart 2019 is the clear winner when it comes to onboard memory so you’re never limited to the apps you can download or pics and videos you can save, for the slighty higher price you get twice as much space. However, both devices can be expanded up to 256GB by inserting a microSD card.


P Smart 2018: 13MP +2MP rear camera and 8MP front camera

P Smart 2019: AI 13MP+2MP rear camera and 16MP front camera

While the megapixel value stays the same for 2019, the technology takes your photos to the next level. The P Smart 2019 front and back cameras have built-in smart AI technology that makes sure your photos and selfies are optimised for you with every snap.


P Smart 2018: 3000mAh

P Smart 2019: 3400mAh

Both devices have an impressive battery life. The 2019 version has 400mAH more power and 22% faster charging speed. If you can hardly bear to part with your phone even to charge then the improved charging speed is worth the extra cash.

The Final Verdict:

The P Smart 2019 is the obvious winner if you have the extra cash to splash. With serious good looks and some incredible smart features like Face Unlock, AI camera technology and innovative Dew Drop display, we think it’s worth spending a little extra on the latest device. Over 1 year it works out to around R135* more per month for a killer piece of tech.

The good news is that if your budget won’t allow, the P Smart 2018 is still an amazing option for the price with loads of similarities to the newer device and great customer reviews to back it up.


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