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Huawei P30 Pro Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Huawei P30 Pro Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Huawei P30 Pro Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2019, March
  • Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 192 g
  • Screen: 6.47", OLED
  • Main Camera: Quad, 40 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 32 MP
  • Memory: 128/256/512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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General specs
Brand and model Huawei P30 Pro
Release date 2019, March
Dimensions 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm (6.22 x 2.89 x 0.33 in)
Weight 192 g (6.77 oz)
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White
Battery 4200 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price880 EUR
Screen
Technology OLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.47" inc
Screen area 102.8 cm2
Screen format 19.5:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio88.6%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2340 px
PPI /points per inch/ 398 PPI
Other - DCI-P3
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 40 MP, Quad
Camera specs
-40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7'', PDAF, OIS
-20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7'', PDAF
-8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), 1/4'', 5x optical zoom, 10X Hybrid zoom, OIS, PDAF
-TOF 3D camera
Functions Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps
DxOMark Main Score116
DxOMark Photo125
DxOMark Video97
Front camera, selfie 32 MP, Single
Specifications 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Functions HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
DxOMark Selfie Score89
DxOMark Photo90
DxOMark Video88
Performance
Operating system OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1
Chipset - HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (2x2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
Graphics processor GPU - Mali-G76 MP10
HDR10
External memory NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal memory 128/256/512 GB, 8 GB RAM 128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score406239
Antutu 7 score309789
GeekBench 5 Single Core681
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core2376
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 Cat21 1400/200 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, 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
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
Others
- 32-bit/384kHz audio
-Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
-Dolby Atmos sound
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass , Infrared port
- Fast battery charging 40W (70% in 30 min)
-Fast wireless charging 15W
-Power bank/Reverse wireless charging
- IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
- Versions: VOG-L29, VOG-L09, VOG-L04 (Global); VOG-AL00, VOG-TL00 (China)

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Huawei P30 Pro Review

In the smartphone market, the Huawei P30 pro is a model that offers the maximum range of features. In it, the main focus falls on photo quality. In particular, it offers a fivefold optical zoom. In addition, it impresses with a curved screen with a built-in fingerprint scanner, a powerful processor and excellent autonomous operation.

If you're looking for a flagship with good photo capabilities, you've found it!

Design

The Huawei P30 pro is available in several colour options. The casing interestingly plays with light, which can be counted as a plus. The device is protected against water according to the IP68 standard. In other words, you can swim with it. Just in case - keep it away from water. The risk is not worth it.

In Huawei have given up on the 3.5 mm audio jack. Keep this in mind when looking at the device. Don't overlook the fact that the Huawei P30 pro is built on a classic scheme. Aluminum chassis, Gorilla Glass on the front and rear surface. The robustness of the body is on par.

The dimensions of the Huawei P30 pro are 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm. It weighs 192 grams.

In the hand, the Huawei P30 pro lies pleasantly well. You can work with it with one hand.

Display

The screen specifications are as follows: 6.47 inches, resolution 2340 x 1090 pixels (FullHD+), 398 ppi, AMOLED, 19.5:9. The manufacturer has provided automatic brightness adjustment and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective glass. The absence of QHD resolution, unlike the Mate 20 Pro, is identified by some experts as a major downside of the Huawei P30 pro.

We mentioned that the device offers automatic brightness adjustment. It sometimes offers a darker screen than desired. Here comes the role of the user who can adjust the parameter. You can also adjust the color mode and temperature.  

Huawei P30 pro features a vision protection mode. Then the display works with warmer colors.

Performance and memory

The HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset lies at the heart of the Huawei P30 pro. This top solution offers an 8-core processor in which two Cortex A76 cores run at up to 2.6 GHz, two cores run at up to 1.92 GHz, and another four Cortex A55 cores run at up to 1.8 GHz. This is the first refreshed processor based on 7nm technology, which was co-developed with TSMC.

The graphics in the Huawei P30 pro is assigned to Mali-G76. There has been a 46% increase in performance and a 178% improvement in power consumption compared to the previous Kirin. The smartphone is one of the best performing smartphones on the market today.

The Huawei P30 pro features 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. There is also a modification with 8/512 GB. The user has the option to use a memory card.

This model of Huawei is super performant. Combined with 8 GB of RAM, the system responds quickly to commands and runs very smoothly. In tests, the P30 Pro achieves high scores comparable only to those of the flagship devices Samsung Galaxy S10+ and iPhone Xs Max.

In addition, the smartphone is protected against water and dust to IP68 standard. It works fast on LTE networks. It comes factory-installed with Android 9.0 Pie operating system and EMUI 9.1 interface.

Cameras

The Huawei P30 pro features a triple camera: 40 MP (f/1.6) + 20 MP (f/2.2) + 8 MP (f/3.4), ToF sensor, AI support and a 32-megapixel front camera.

The key feature of this Huawei smartphone is the triple camera. It is what has established the company's position as a camera phone manufacturer. The model has received a 40 MP main camera, a 20 MP ultra-wide-angle lens and an 8-megapixel camera that provides five times optical or ten times digital zoom. Of the three cameras, only the wide-angle camera is without an optical stabilizer.

Next to the cameras is a so-called Time Of Flight sensor (ToF). It receives information about the depth of space: it measures the time it takes light to get from the lens to the subject of the photograph and vice versa. According to Huawei's assurances in portrait photography, the sensor provides a better and more natural bokeh effect with several degrees of blur in the background.

Indeed, the Huawei P30 pro's shots turn out as natural as possible.

The 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera allows the user to capture more scenes. Ideal for urban landscapes. Enriches creative possibilities. During the day, this camera takes superb shots. At night, the aperture does not allow enough light to be transmitted to the matrix. The absence of optical stabilisation also has an impact.

Another innovation in the Huawei P30 pro is an 8-megapixel telephoto camera. It uses a periscope design. Light falls on the matrix, reflecting off a mirror and passing through 5 lenses.

The front camera is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture. In it, the user gets a rich set of visual effects and also the ability to blur the background.

Fingerprint scanner

Like the Mate 20 Pro, there's a fingerprint scanner in this Huawei model that's located directly in the display. The manufacturing company has used optical technology where a small area of the scanner screen is strongly illuminated, allowing the sensor to read the fingerprint.

In the P30 Pro, the user also gets the option to unlock the display via a facial recognition feature. The scan works well and is hard to fool with the help of a photo or video.

Autonomous operation

A Li-Pol battery with a capacity of 4200 mAh is built into the smartphone. SuperCharge 2 fast charging technology is supported. A full battery charge is possible in 65 minutes. There is built-in Qi wireless charging.

It is noteworthy that the Huawei P30 pro has the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.

Considering the battery capacity, the non-record screen resolution and the regulated power consumption through algorithms, the Huawei P30 pro will be available for a satisfyingly long time.

Conclusion

The Huawei P30 pro is an excellent phone. We don't find many novelties in it. In essence, it resembles the Mate 20 Pro model a lot. It has an excellent camera, the main thing about it is the optical fivefold zoom.

The smartphone offers enviable capabilities. The user gets a quality screen, good performance and autonomous work at a superb level. The casing has a nice design.

Pros:

  • One of the best phones of 2019;
  • Top performance;
  • Powerful battery;
  • Bright screen with excellent color rendering;
  • Triple rear camera that takes perfect shots.

Cons:

  • 3.5mm audio jack is missing;
  • Shoots 4K video at only 30 frames per second.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Huawei P30 Pro was around 880 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2019, March.
The weight of the Huawei P30 Pro is 192 g.
The screen size of the Huawei P30 Pro is 6.47" inches.
The size of the Huawei P30 Pro is 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
Yes, it is waterproof.
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 Single 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.