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Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei Mate 30 Pro Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, September
  • Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 198 g
  • Screen: 6.53", OLED
  • Main Camera: Quad, 40 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Dual, 32 MP
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, UFS3.0
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4500 mAh
  • Sensors: Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Release date 2019, September
Dimensions (HxWxD) 158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm | 6.22 x 2.88 x 0.35 in
Weight 198 g | 6.98 oz
Body build Front/back glass (Gorilla Glass 6), aluminum frame
Colors Black, Space Silver, Cosmic Purple, Emerald Green
Battery 4500 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price750 EUR
Screen
Technology OLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.53" inc
Screen area 108.7 cm2
Screen format 18.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio94.1%
Screen resolution 1176 x 2400 px
PPI /points per inch/ 409 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Other - DCI-P3
-HDR10
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 40 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7'', PDAF, OIS
-8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4'', PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
-40 MP, f/1.8, 18mm (ultrawide), 1/1.54'', PDAF
-3D TOF camera
Functions Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 1080p@960fps, 720p@7680fps, gyro-EIS
DxOMark Main Score121
DxOMark Photo132
DxOMark Video100
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Dual
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
3D TOF camera
Functions HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score93
DxOMark Photo97
DxOMark Video88
Performance
Operating system OS Android 10; EMUI 10
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.86 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G76 MP16
External memory NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal memory 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, UFS3.0
Antutu 9 score506007
Antutu 8 score457357
GeekBench 5 Single Core760
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2858
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Single SIM (Nano-SIM)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass , Infrared port
- Fast battery charging 40W
-Fast wireless charging 27W
-Power bank/Reverse wireless charging
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
- Versions: LIO-AL00, LIO-TL00 (China)

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review

Huawei has a habit of offering consumers curious smartphones. One of them is the Mate 30 Pro. The device successfully comes in place of the Mate 20 Pro and sits comfortably in place of the top models in Huawei's lineup.

Just a few minutes are enough to see that this smartphone has almost everything. It offers a large display, excellent performance, a high level of autonomous operation, more features and a quality camera at that. It fits the description of a modern flagship.

Design

When the Mate 20 Pro hit the market, it took many by surprise. Its design was cardinally different from that of the Mate 10 Pro. With the new model - 30 Pro, there is no such decisive step. The design has been preserved. There is continuity. So the Mate 30 Pro retains the aesthetics of its predecessor and pleases with a familiar look.

At the top of the smartphone's display, we see a notch, which most manufacturers have recently been trying to get rid of. Huawei has decided that it is useful for now and will not remove it. As a result, the notch is there. If you are a fan of this fashion, this will please you. However, there is a change. The notch is smaller compared to the familiar one on the Mate 20 Pro. It now contains a gesture sensor, two cameras that measure the distance to objects, light and proximity sensors. The front-facing camera is also here.

The back of the smartphone is made of glass. The main attraction is the large camera block, which is made in the shape of a circle. It protrudes slightly from the housing and contains four lenses simultaneously. We know a similar arrangement of the cameras from the Mate 20 Pro. There, the place of the fourth module was occupied by a flash. Now, the latter is relocated closer to the upper left corner of the housing. Clever, isn't it?

Display

The Mate 30 Pro features a 6.53-inch Huawei Horizon Display screen that curves around the sides. The company has used a Flex OLED matrix with a resolution of 2400x1176 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18.4:9. In keeping with Huawei tradition, the display resolution is not the maximum. The company keeps the balance between picture quality and autonomous operation of the smartphone.

The screen itself looks beautiful. The viewing angles are excellent. The manufacturing company states that 100% DCI-P3 color space support is available. Thanks to the curved display around the edges, there are no side bezels in the Mate 30 Pro. The top one is just 4.2mm and the bottom one is 4.8mm.

Fingerprint scanner

As in the Mate 20 Pro, here again we see an optical fingerprint scanner that is located directly in the display. It's located at the bottom of the front panel, and when it's triggered, a small area of the screen lights up strongly. This allows the sensor to count fingerprints. The technology itself works flawlessly and satisfactorily fast.

Facial recognition system

Huawei has always positioned the Mate series as a solution for more demanding users. Therefore, the Mate 30 Pro has not only a fingerprint scanner, but also a facial recognition system based on two 3D Depth cameras. It allows to scan the user's face in volume. The result is desirable. You can't cheat using photos or video. The system has a fairly wide viewing angle and works in low light. It works even if you are wearing glasses.

Gesture control

We mentioned above that Huawei has provided a gesture control system. It's built into the notch on the screen. It allows you to control some apps using hand gestures remotely. For example, you can more conveniently and quickly view photos in the gallery.

Performance

The Mate 30 Pro is the company's first smartphone to be based on the new Kirin 990 5G processor, which was announced a few weeks before IFA 2019. It is a 7nm system built on a 2-2-4 scheme. That is to say, it offers two Cortex-A76 performance cores running at 2.86 GH, two Cortex-A76 cores downscaled to 2.36 GHz and four Cortex A-55 power-efficient cores running at 1.95 GHz. A 16-core Mali-G76 accelerator is responsible for graphics processing in the Kirin 990 5G. In addition, this processor incorporates a 5G module. This makes the Mate 30 Pro the first smartphone on sale that is ready to run on autonomous 5G networks.

Memory

The RAM in the Mate 30 Pro is 8 GB and the built-in storage is 256 GB. The latter can be expanded using a memory card. Huawei, for your information, uses its own NM Card format.

A hybrid slot is placed in the smartphone. Therefore, the user has a choice. He can use two Nano SIM cards, or in place of the second to expand the memory.

The wireless modules in the Mate 30 Pro are represented by dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5 and NFC.

The smartphone runs on Android 10 operating system with Huawei's proprietary EMUI 10 interface.

Cameras

On the back panel of the Mate 30 Pro is a four-camera system. It differs from the one in the P30 Pro. How? It uses a 40-megapixel (27mm) SuperSensing wide-angle camera with a 1/1.54-inch large sensor, RYYB system, f/1.6 aperture, and optical stabilization. There's also a 40-megapixel (18mm) wide-angle Ultra-Wide Cine camera. It has a 1/1.7-inch sensor, f/1.8 aperture, RGGB system and electronic stabilization. The third module is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with three times optical zoom, five times hybrid and 30 times digital. The last module in the Mate 30 Pro is the 3D Depth Sensing Camera, which measures the distance to objects, allowing to create a bokeh effect on portrait photos.

Huawei's efforts in terms of photo quality must be acknowledged. The company has thrown a lot of work into perfecting the shooting technology. The wide-angle module of the smartphone can record videos at ISO 51200 in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with extended color range and slow-mo videos. In addition, the depth of the bokeh effect can be adjusted in real-time mode when recording video.

Autonomous operation

The built-in battery has a capacity of 4500 mAh. Huawei has provided support for 40W wired charging technology and 27W wireless charging technology. In addition, it has improved reverse wireless charging, which allows 3 times faster compared to Mate 20 Pro to charge accessories.

Conclusion

At this stage, the Mate 30 Pro is definitely the most feature-packed smartphone in Huawei's lineup. The device offers an interesting design, a powerful processor, a four-camera system, a large battery and advanced functionality.


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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro was around 750 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, September.
The weight of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is 198 g.
The screen size of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is 6.53" inches.
The size of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro is 158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it supports fast charging.
Yes, it supports wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Quad main camera and Dual selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.