Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Introduction
Now, here’s a Pro phone: it has a cascading curved screen, a super-powerful chipset, the largest camera sensor since the Lumia 1020, a senseless slow-motion capture, front and rear ToF modules, a ton of batteries very versatile loading options and an IR blaster. This is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
A 6.53 “OLED screen surrounds the sides, a testament to Samsung’s recent field efforts, including a cut-out for a 3D ToF camera for bokeh effects and advanced facial recognition, and two 40MB shooters share another ToF module for This role. One of them is the brand new ultra-wide-angle cinema camera – even if it is not as comprehensive as possible with a focal length of 18mm, it’s its huge 1 / 1.54 “sensor, its autofocus capability and the slow-motion capture of 7860 frames / second that sets it apart.
It has a massive battery of 4,500mAh, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a brand new Kirin 990 chipset and 6.53 inches of virtually wraparound OLED screen, all wrapped in a precious glass and metal design. It’s also bold; There is no volume button here, and advanced sensors in the notch allow gesture controls.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Design
The companion 30 Pro feels luxurious. Every inch of it is polished, brilliant and pleasantly rounded. On the other hand, it is less practical than Huawei’s previous flagship products. The display has curved edges that curl around the sides at almost 90 degrees. It is similar to Samsung’s flagship products but more curved. Huawei markets it under the name of Horizon, while others have started calling this style “cascading screen”. Whatever you want to call, it is not disputed that it is stunning.
The screen still has glasses on the sides; you will not see them most of the time. To achieve this look without a bezel, Huawei has made the metal frame much thinner than other phones. Huawei has abandoned the physical volume rocker and replaced it with a software solution. I hope Huawei will have kept the real button because the replacement of the software is not so suitable. To enable it, you must double-tap the edge of the screen just above the power button. It isn’t always easy to do, especially with a hand or during phone calls.
Volume control is one of the essential elements that must be as simple as possible, and software checks are random regression. But, at least the power button is still the re, and it works fine. In the rear, Huawei replaced the square camera module of the Mate 20 series with around module. The “halo” polished around the cameras reminds me of some point-and-shoot cameras. This is an ironic return since smartphones have killed this category of products. I still love the Mate 20 Pro’s camera design, but the Mate 30 Pro’s halo has grown.
The bottom of the Mate 30 Pro contains the USB-C port, a speaker and the SIM card tray / hybrid memory card. At the top, you’ll find a feature that most competitors do not offer these days: an IR blaster that lets you control TVs, the area, and other devices.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Display
The Mate 30 Pro has a beautiful AMOLED screen manufactured by Samsung and covered with Gorilla Glass 6. The resolution & pixel density are lower than the Mate 20 Pro, but I see no difference in sharpness. The display on the Mate 30 Pro is identical to that of the P30 Pro, that is to say very well.
The notch at the top seems a bit old, now that other manufacturers are producing punch cameras and ephemeral cameras. Huawei kept it to have room for a selfie camera, a depth sensor and the 3D face unlock system. The notch is a bit smaller now, and I have not found it intrusive. Your mileage may vary.
I never really liked the very rounded angles; so it was good to see the Mate 30 Pro sharper, like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Camera
The four-camera circular configuration on the back of the Mate 30 Pro should be enough to meet all the obstacles. It includes a 40MP sensor with a super wide-angle of 1.8 lenses, another 40MP sensor with a brighter f/1.6 wide-angle lens, an 8MP sensor with a tele/af/2.4 telephoto lens and a flight time sensor for 3D. Depth effects. Compared to the Mate 20 Pro, this new set of cameras gives a more excellent sensation of contrast and colour to each photo.
Taking a picture of a clock tower in Munich, the golden hands on the clock face have a richness and glow that can not be compared to those of the older phone. The level of masonry detail is also superior, with subtle boundaries between each brick appearing clearly as you zoom in. Like the P30 Pro, the low-light performance of the Mate 30 Pro is excellent.
Images captured in automatic mode on cameras are impactful: the colours are vivid, the dynamic range is fair to good, and the details are full, with accurate focus. Huawei suggested that the Mate 30 Pro could focus as close as 2.5 cm, although we found it closer to 4 cm. However, since all three lenses have autofocus, it remains a versatile macro sensor.
The ultra-wide-angle camera can capture a host of details and an impressive dynamic range, although in harsh conditions we have noticed a lot of purple fringes, which is a shame and places its ultra-wide-angle behind the iPhone 11 Pro for the pictures. When it succeeds, it remains one for the Best ultra-wide markets.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Battery
The Mate 30 Pro comes with a hump charging the battery and now stands at 4,500mAh, compared to the 4,200mAh of the Mate 20 Pro and the P30 Pro. The main rivals are generally lower than the number of the Mate 30 Pro: OnePlus 7 Pro contains a cell of 4,000 mAh, the iPhone 11 Pro Max, 3,969 mAh, and the Galaxy Note 10+ is approaching 4,300 mAh.
At 6:19 pm in video playback, the Mate comes one-half hour less from the Note10 + and one full hour less than the iPhone, the three great results, while the OnePlus 7 Pro, when set to 60Hz, call it 2 hours before the Mate. – Always more than respectable. With 15 hours of use of our Wi-Fi web browsing script, the Mate 30 Pro is equal to the iPhone 11 Pro Max, both being three hours higher than the Note and the OP7P. The Note10 + (32: 32h) and the OnePlus 7 Pro (34: 24h) are better options for voice calls because we recorded only 20h10 on the Mate 30 Pro. Even the iPhone, traditionally inefficient in voice calls, spent 21 hours in our tests.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Performance
The performance bar for smartphones is high, but the Mate 30 Pro removes it easily. Although this is a technical sample, the phone I tested was fast and fluid.
All thanks to the Kirin 990 chip in the heart of the Mate 30 Pro. Huawei has invested heavily in its silicon over the years, which has allowed it to incorporate a cutting edge chip into its latest phone despite the ban imposed by the United States. Kirin 990 will be in the next few months at least the most advanced processor of all Android phones.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Audio
The Mate 30 Pro gets noisy! When I put the Mate 20, Pro and Mate 30 Pro side by side and play the same video, and the Mate 30 Pro drowned its predecessor. The sound has a little more power than I expected, despite the presence of a single speaker at the bottom (the earphone also serves secondary speaker, but it’s pretty sweet compared to the main).
A minor inconvenience: Playing music on the speakers of the Mate 30 Pro vibrates the entire phone. The earphone, hidden under the screen, works perfectly. Like almost all other flagship phones, the Mate 30 Pro does not have a headphone jack.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Software
We often find that Huawei’s EMUI software is a flaw in otherwise impressive devices, and little has changed in this regard. This device was delivered without any Google application, because of the current ban imposed by Android, but it’s still running on an open-source version of Android 10.
We’re able to install our favorite Google apps from the Play Store via a backdoor (since then, for reasons of confidentiality), our experience of the telephone software is hardly representative of that of the general user.
The user interface is more reminiscent of Apple’s iOS system than the standard Android system. As mentioned, our tester is a Chinese phone and will therefore precisely match the same pre-installed software as a European version. The lack of Google software – is ultimately the main reason why we can not recommend this phone despite its outstanding performance.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro – Verdict
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a casualty and a bittersweet phone to review – excellent, but with a fatal flaw. It’s not perfect – the volume switch is missing, but everything else is unique, and its low-light photography capabilities are excellent for Mate 30 Pro.
That said, it’s also virtually impossible to recommend to anyone who lives in an area of the Google Play Store such as the United Kingdom or Australia. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is an expensive option for serious enthusiasts who have a lot of money. But if you’re looking for a phone without Google, however, no other Android phone that’s not connected to Big G’s big watcher can have a slow-motion match at 7680 frames per second.