An amazing flagship smartphone from Huawei has introduced a few days ago and now it has been called a camera phone. Huawei Mate 30 Pro received a fantastic main camera on which you can not only take high-quality photos but also shoot video.
Of course, flagship devices are not cheap and the official price for the Mate 30 Pro device is about $820. But since this is another novelty, it will be difficult to buy at the official price and on Aliexpress the price starts at $917 for a standard package.
Of course, in addition to the fact that the camera has a great advantage in everyday life, the Mate 30 Pro has other features that I would like to talk about in this article.
The flagship received a large 6.53-inch OLED screen, the latest generation HiSilicon Kirin 990 processor, a large 4,500 mAh battery with 40W fast charge and much more.
Let’s go through each feature and I will start with the look at the appearance.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Specifications
|Huawei Mate 30 Pro:||Specs|
|Display:||6.53 inches Flexible OLED with 1176 x 2400 pixels|
|CPU:||HiSilicon Kirin 990 Octa Core 2.86GHz|
|Memory extension:||up to 256GB|
|Cameras:||40.0MP + 8.0MP + 40.0MP + 3D TOF main camera and 32 MP + 3D TOF front camera|
|Connectivity:||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band,3G, 4G, 5G, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC and GPS|
|Dimensions:||158.1 x 73.1 x 8.8 mm|
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Design
In appearance, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has both pros and cons. Let’s start with the flaws – this is a rather large notch on the front of the smartphone. As for me, I would like to get a full screen without any notches, but the manufacturer thinks a little differently.
The rest is a smartphone well-assembled with quality materials.
The Mate 30 Pro on the front panel received rounded side faces of the screen and if you look closely, you will not find the volume rocker.
To adjust the volume level, you have to double-click on the curved edge of the screen and after that appears on the window with volume control.
On the side faces of the smartphone, there is only one button – this is the power button in red.
At the bottom, there is a Type-C port, the main speaker, a microphone and a slot for SIM and a memory card with Nano SD Memory card up to 256 GB.
Also, it is worth noting that the flagship does not have a spoken speaker, although there is a place and a notch for this. The device uses Screen Sound technology and sound is transmitted through vibration.
The back panel is made of glass and, as usual, using a smartphone without a case will not be practical, since it will be smeared with fingerprints.
Although the glass received the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 6.
Also, here I see around the rim in which the main camera with four sensors is installed. A little higher in the left corner is a dual-LED flash. I’ll talk about the quality of the camera a bit later.
By colors, Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a large selection of colors and each user can choose a color to their liking.
Well, last but not least, it is protected against water and dust of IP68 standard. Of course, the flagship smartphone Mate 30 Pro should have protection, given its price.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Screen
A 6.53-inch screen with a resolution of 1176 x 2400 pixels was installed on the front of the flagship.
Since this is an OLED screen, the Olway On Display function is present.
Also, there is support for DCI-P3 and HDR10, so the colors are vibrant, realistic and very saturated.
The brightness and viewing angles are enough for everyday life, both on the outside and in the room.
As I mentioned, the side faces on the Mate 30 Pro is flexible and look pretty interesting life.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Performance and Software
The smartphone Huawei Mate 30 Pro installed a completely new processor called HiSilicon Kirin 990 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal memory.
The Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, which shows high results not only in synthetic tests but also in real life in-game tests.
The proprietary cooling system will be used inside the Mate 30 Pro case, it is based on the use of several layers. Also, graphene film will be used as materials and an active cooling system will not allow the flagship to burn out at the high performance.
According to the software, Huawei Mate 30 Pro received Android 10.0 with the EMUI 10 user interface.
I have already tested more than one smartphone from Huawei and I can say that the OS on all smartphones works stably and quickly. The abundance of functions and capabilities exceeds its expectations and, to be honest, the EMUI 10 interface uses so many useful functions that it has not seen in its competitors.
For example, you can use your gestures to control your smartphone and not touch the screen at all. Commands such as unlock, flipping the screen, and many other commands. Thanks to the front camera, 3D-camera and gesture sensor – this function works flawlessly and clearly.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Camera
As I wrote at the beginning of the review, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro has the best camera for 2019 by the standards of DxOMark.
The flagship scored the highest score and overtook competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ 5G version, which scored 99 points, and the Mate 30 Pro – 121 points.
The main camera Mate 30 Pro received – a 40-megapixel sensor with f/1.6 aperture, there is also support for PDAF and OIS.
The second sensor is an 8-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 aperture (telephoto) and has support for PDAF, OIS, 3x optical zoom. The third sensor is similar to the first 40-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture for ultra-wide photos and videos. And the last one is a 3D TOF camera.
The main camera, like most Huawei smartphones, uses – Leica optics.
The front camera received a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a similar main camera – 3D TOF sensor.
Below I will show the results of the photos and you can evaluate the quality of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Battery
The battery capacity on the new flagship Huawei Mate 30 Pro was 4500 mAh. In practice, the result is also amazing.
If you actively use the device using the mobile Internet for surfing, watching videos on YouTube and even playing games, then at the end for it will remain about 30%.
The good battery life was achieved thanks to the new 7-nanometer chipset and low power consumption of the OLED screen.
Besides, the device has a fast charge of 40 watts and from 0 to 100% is charged in just 50 minutes. There is also 27W wireless charging.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Conclusions and Reviews
Also, the flagship Huawei Mate 30 Pro received the best camera, but it also stands out in appearance and has a large number of functions and options.
A curved flexible screen around the edges of the case – makes the device a little unique in its kind and the rear panel with a round rim for the camera also stands out.
The performance with the new Kirin 990 processor takes the device to a new level and in practice shows an impeccable result, both in games and in tests.
Also, the EMUI 10 software has received advanced gesture management functions and useful programs.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Price and Where to buy cheaper?
Now, in Chinese stores, you can buy the Huawei Mate 30 Pro at an interesting price of $917.19 for version 8 and 128 GB of memory.
If you were looking for the perfect smartphone to take good photos, both day and night, then the flagship Mate 30 Pro will be the top device.
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