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Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB vs Sony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Huawei P30 Pro vs Sony Xperia 1 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Sony Xperia 1 X08Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
6.47"
OLED

1080x2340

40
MP

32mp

8GB
RAM

64bit Octa

4200
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Compare Huawei P30 Pro X13Sony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Sony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
6.5"
OLED

1644x3840

12
MP

8mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3330
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Sony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


08 Advantages Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GB
P30 Pro (L04) 256GBvsXperia 1 (SO-03L)
 33%33%
+More RAM memory. Typically more responsive and better for multitasking
8GB LPDDR4Xvs6GB LPDDR4X
 4 times100%
+More internal storage for applications and files
256GB (238GB user available)vs64GB (48GB user available)
 89%89%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 40MP + 20MP + 8MPvs(triple camera) 12MP + 12MP + 12MP
Advantage
+The Dual LED flash helps in dark places or in low light
Dual LED flashvsLED flash
 53%53%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/1.7" inchesvs1/2.6" inches
 3 times100%
+Higher resolution secondary camera to take pictures and selfies
(front) 32MPvs(front) 8MP
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
Face unlockvsNot supported
 26%26%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
4200 mAhvs3330 mAh

13 Advantages Sony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Xperia 1 (SO-03L)vsP30 Pro (L04) 256GB
 11%11%
+More powerful processor, you can open your applications faster
2.84Ghz 64bit Octa-Corevs2.6Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
 3 times100%
+More external storage for files using memory cards
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXCvsUntil 256GB nano-Memory
 8%8%
+Lighter
178 grams (6.23 ounces)vs192 grams (6.72 ounces)
 3%3%
+Thinner
8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)vs8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)
 150%100%
+Higher resolution screen
1644x3840 pixelsvs1080x2340 pixels
 62%62%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
643 PPIvs398 PPI
 1%1%
+Larger screen
6.5"vs6.47"
Advantage
+Android 10 is newer and safer
Android 10vsAndroid 9.0 Pie
 14%14%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1600 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 1400 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
Advantage
+The TV-output lets you use your device on TV by cable
USB Type-C SlimPort®vsNot supported
Advantage
+With DLNA technology you can access and play media files on TV, tablet or DLNA compatible device
DLNAvsNot supported
Advantage
+Protection against scratches on the screen lets you carry your phone with your keys
Gorilla Glass 6vsNot supported

34 Common items in both devices
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
OLED
16 million
Digital and optical zoom
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
OIS: Optical stabilization / OIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
BSI sensor
HDR photo on both cameras / HDR photo/video on both cameras
f/1.6 (aperture)
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Type-C reversible connector
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (side-mounted)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable) / Li-Ion (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 3.1 Type-C reversible connector / USB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
IP68 certified
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
ModelP30 Pro (L04) 256GBXperia 1 (SO-03L)
Also known asHuawei P30 Pro VOG-L04 8GB RAM Single-sim, Huawei VogueSony Xperia 1 64GB (NTT DoCoMo), Sony Kumano
Country or region availableCanadaUSAMexicoJapan
BrandHuaweiSony
Release dateMarch, 2019May, 2019
Depth8.41 millimeters (0.33 inches)8.2 millimeters (0.32 inches)
Size (width x height)73.4 x 158 millimeters (2.89 x 6.22 in)72 x 167 millimeters (2.83 x 6.57 in)
Weight192 grams (6.72 ounces)178 grams (6.23 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30minIP68 certified: dust proof and waterproof over 1.5 meter and 30min
Operating system (OS)Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 10
HardwareHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Architecture - Chipset64bit - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SDM855 (7nm)
CPU processorOcta-Core, 3 processors:
2.6Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.92Ghz Dual-Core ARM Cortex-A76
1.8Ghz Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A55
Octa-Core, 3 processors:
2.84Ghz Single-Core Kryo 485
2.42Ghz 3-Cores Kryo 485
1.78Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 485
GPU graphical controllerARM Mali-G76 MP10 720MhzQualcomm Adreno 640
RAM memory8GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage256GB (238GB user available)
UFS 2.1
64GB (48GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageUntil 256GB nano-Memory
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
Until 1TB microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
(hybrid slot/shares the same SIM-2 slot)
DisplayHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Display typeOLEDOLED
Screen size6.47" inches6.5" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~88.6% (screen-to-body ratio)~82% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1644x3840 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)398 PPI643 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassNot supportedGorilla Glass 6
Mobile networks and dataHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Dual-SIMNot supportedNot supported
SIM card1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
1 slot
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkUMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100UMTS 800/850/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat21 (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 66)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40)
VoLTE
LTE Cat19/13 (Bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 28)
TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40, 41, 42)
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkNot supportedNot supported
Maximum download/upload1400/200 Mbps1600/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorderVoice dialing, Voice recorder
Primary / back cameraHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Main camera(triple camera)
40 megapixels
20MP ultrawide (f/2.2 16mm 1/2.7" PDAF)
8MP telephoto (f/3.4 125mm 1/4" 5x-zoom PDAF OIS 3D)
(triple camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 52mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm PDAF 2x-zoom OIS)
12MP ultrawide (f/2.4 16mm 1/3.4" 1.0µm)
Main camera resolution7296x5472 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashLED flash
Focal aperturef/1.6 (aperture)f/1.6 (aperture)
Focal length27mm lens26mm lens
Sensor size1/1.7" inches1/2.6" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationOIS: Optical stabilizationOIS (5-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomDigital and optical zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorSupportedSupported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo/video on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Front camera32 megapixels8 megapixels
Front camera resolution6528x4896 pixels3264x2448 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registered24mm lens
Sensor sizefeature not registered1/4" inches
Pixel sizefeature not registered1.12µm pixel
MultimediaHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
USBUSB 3.1 Type-C reversible connectorUSB 3.1 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedUSB Type-C SlimPort®
Audio outputType-C reversible connectorType-C reversible connector
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz, 5Ghz)
DLNANot supportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Hall effect
Face unlock
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Fingerprint (side-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Black, White, Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal
- EMUI 9.1
- 19.5:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3, HDR10 display
- Leica optics on camera
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
- Dolby Atmos sound
- Huawei Pay
- Vapor chamber cooling system on processor
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Gray, Purple, White
- 21:9 ratio display
- DCI-P3 100% display
- HDR BT.2020 display
- BIONZ X camera
- Dolby Atmos sound
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- USB Power Delivery 2.0
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyHuawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Qi wireless charging
Reverse wireless charging between devices
Li-Ion (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity4200 mAh3330 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)40W (15W wireless)18W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Huawei P30 Pro (L04) 256GBSony Xperia 1 (SO-03L)
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered