My Rating 8/10 (best camera)
The huawei p30 pro has probably the best camera phone to date with 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom on a quad camera set up with amazing low light performance. It’s like having a pair of binoculars in your phone.It’s a stunning looking phone and it’s glass back comes with a choice of really bright colors
The main camera is a 40 MP wide angle and 20 MP ultra wide angle cameras with a brand new 8-megapixel telephoto camera the fourth camera is a 3D depth-sensing system called a time of flight camera that’s used for portrait effects. They come together to produce the best camera you can get on any phone to date. For pictures of nature animals of anything at a distance this will get you up close from a safe distance.
There is nothing on a phone to match the zoom capabilities of the huawei p30. The front selfie camera is a 32 MP setup that takes very good detailed shots. It’s got the best low light performance of any phone camera picking up colors and detail which can’t be seen with the naked eye. Huawei uses both Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and AI-powered digital stabilization for steady shots.
The battery is a descent 4200 mAH which last around two days between charging and if you do need a top up it’s got huawai 40w super charging which can bring it up to 70% charge in around 30 minutes. It also has 15w wireless charging with the huawai wireless quick charger.
The P30 Pro is IP68 water and dust resistance so If it accidentally drops in the sink it should be ok and has a fast and accurate fingerprint scanner under the screen, the latest Kirin 980 chip It has 6gb of ram takes duel sim cards and a nano memory card if you need extra storage if the 128 gb or 256 gb internal memory is not enough but it can only use Huawei’s own NM (nano memory cards)
The 6.4-inch display stretches nearly edge-to-edge and the front camera nestled in a small dewdrop notch at the top. While the display is not as good as the oneplus 7 pro or Samsung S10 it’s still has a beautiful looking FHD and OLED6.47in screen in a corning gorilla glass display. The P30 Pro runs Huawei’s latest version of EMUI 9.1. and is fast and responsive.
Like many other phones nowadays it doesn’t have a headphone jack so uses wireless headphones. It only has a single bottom speaker which doesn’t quite match up to other phones in this price range The p30 pro also has a built in GPS receiver and NFC, face unlock and an IR remote.
The google huawei trade war doesn’t affect the hauwei P30 or P30 Pro at the time of writing this article.
My Rating 8/10
The P30 is a smaller 6.1-inch OLED display with 2340 x 1080 resolution and supports Full HD. It’s a more mid range phone than the P30 Pro but still has an excellent three camera setups with a 40MP f/1.8 wide-angle camera, backed up by 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide and 8MP f/2.4 telephoto snapper work together to take beautiful photos second only to the P30 pro. It can zoom in up to 30x in pictures or 10x in videos.
It has a smaller battery too at 3,650mAh but will be plenty to get you trough the day. It also supports fast charging and the charger that comes with it will charge it to full in about an hour but it has not got wireless charging like the P30 Pro either.
Both the p30 and p30 Pro come in the same bright colors and have the same EMUI 9.1 chip. The screen is an amoled panel and has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,340.and has also got both face and fingerprint recognition but it’s not as fast as the more expensive P30 Pro. The P30 also has NFC but not the IR blaster that is on the Pro model.
It hasn’t got an IP rating either so we can’t say that it is waterproof like the P30 Pro and this is it’s main problem almost everything about it is just not as good as it’s big brother and is playing second best in most features. If the price was a bit lower it would compete with the xiaomi mi9 but if I could afford a little bit more I would go for the HAUWEI P30 Pro as you would be buying the best rather than the second best camera phone on the market.