The P30 Pro is a Huawei phone you need in your life. We’re especially fond of its camera, and you will be too. Let’s run through everything you need to know below.
If you’re thinking of purchasing the P30 Pro, prepare to dent your wallet. If you don’t want to spend so much, know that the warranty and memory variant you get affects a phone’s final price. Company warranties are more expensive than store ones.
How do you feel about slippery phones? The Huawei P30 Pro is like a bar of soap. Thankfully, phone cases exist. You might not want to place a case on it though. Take a look at its back, there’s a mesmerizing metallic effect in place. It’s definitely eye-catching.
The P30 Pro feels very well built. It’s pretty similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We aren’t complaining.
The Huawei device is big and thin. It comes with the following dimensions, 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm.
It’s also pretty sturdy. It feels like a premium device as it weighs 192 grams. It has an aluminosilicate back too, making it extra strong.
Examining its rear, you’ll see no fingerprint sensor. This is as it’s on its screen. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with face unlock. How do you feel about that?
If you look at its sides, you’ll see no headphone jack. This isn’t too much of a surprise as manufacturers have been removing the port from flagship devices. Thankfully, you still get a MicroSD slot. However, there’s a catch. You can only use a microSD card if it’s nano.
We’re total fans of the colour choices you get. Whatever you’re in the mood for, the P30 pro won’t disappoint. You can get the phone in the following models: Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White, Misty Lavender, and Mystic Blue.
The display’s sides are curved. This makes for more immersive viewing experience, but makes glare a very real issue. Thankfully, the screen’s pretty bright, more than capable of combatting the harsh Sri Lankan sun. It’s a 700 maximum nit display. It’s very good, but know that the S10 has over a 1000 nit display.
Its screen is vivid, to say the least. You’re getting an AMOLED panel, meaning colours pop. Blacks are especially deep.
What else? Well, the P30 Pro rocks a 1080 P display. It has a 1080 x 2340 pixel screen resolution, which results in a sharp viewing experience.
As its sides are curved and there’s a very small notch on top, the Huawei device has a great screen-to-body ratio. It’s 88.6%, meaning you’ll never worry about bezels again.
It can play HDR10 content as well, which is a plus.
The cherry on top is the fact that its display is always-on.
Did we mention how big its display is? It’s 6.47 inches.
There isn’t gorilla glass on its front. Don’t panic, you get the same aluminosilicate we met on its rear. It’s pretty durable, but if you’re apprehensive, know that tempered glass is available islandwide.
Without question, the P30 Pro’s screen is powerful. You’d think that its battery gets drained easily, but this isn’t the case. It’s 4200 mAh and can easily last 2 days. This is due to its processor not being that taxing as well.
The phone’s a flagship device. We weren’t shocked to find out how powerful its fast charger was. It’s 40 W and takes the phone half an hour to reach 70%.
No surprise, it supports wireless charging. You can use a 15 W wireless charger on it.
And it reverses charges, feeding other devices like a power bank.
If you guessed that it has a USB-C port, you hit the nail on the head.
Its processor is exactly what you’d expect from a phone its price. The P30 Pro rocks the Kirin 980 chip, making it incredibly smooth.
Out of the box, you’re getting Android 9. Since it’s a flagship from a year ago, the phone getting the Android 10 update is not surprising.
You’re getting quite the array of memory variants. You can choose from 128, 256, and 512 GB of space. Along with this, 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. If its storage capacity is too small, you can expand it with a microSD card. Remember that it must be nano, however.
It comes with a performance mode as well. It’s great for the most extensive games, but it seriously works the phone up.
It runs Huawei’s EMUI UI. It’s well designed, but you won’t find an app drawer. You can enable it through its settings, thankfully. EMUI is known for its customizability and we see that in the P30 Pro.
Just so you know, there’s a new version of the phone releasing in June. It comes with the same processor and display. Best of all, it gets to keep its Google services.
If you didn’t know, the US banned foreign telecommunication companies from using services like Google. The P30 launched before the ban, and luckily for us, its “newer” version will be coming with Google services as well. The major change is its price, it’s supposed to be much cheaper. Whether the new variant will come to Sri Lanka or not has not been decided, we just have to wait and see.
As Huawei continues to face issues with Android, the move to their in-house operating system HarmonyOS is gaining speed. The new OS is expected to launch next year.
Camera-wise, the Huawei device is jaw-dropping. You get a quad-camera setup. The primary sensor is 40 MPs, the secondary sensor is an 8 MP periscope telephoto lens, and the tertiary sensor is a 20 MP ultrawide lens. There’s a TOF sensor in there as well.
Shots are very colour accurate. The P30 Pro captures crisp, detailed pictures. It’s everything you’d expect from a phone its price. You get good contrast too; its camera has an excellent dynamic range.
You can zoom optically up to 5x, which is impressive. If that’s not enough, digital 50x zoom is at your disposal.
It’s surprising how detailed shots are when zoomed in. You can even focus, separating your subject from its background.
The TOF sensor allows the P30 Pro to take amazing portrait shots. It measures the distance between objects in a scene, blurring shots as necessary.
Don’t get us started on its low-light capabilities. Even in the dimmest of settings, the P30 Pro is amazing.
What about its front camera? Its 32 MP front camera will always leave you Instagram ready.
No doubt about it, the P30 Pro is an amazing phone. However, comparing it with a couple of alternatives seems like a good move.
Compared to its Huawei counterpart, the A90 is a giant. It’s 6.7 inches, giving you more immersive viewing experience.
Not only is it bigger, but it’s also heavier. This makes it feel like a more premium device. Its weight could be due to the presence of gorilla glass. You’re getting gorilla glass 6 on its front and back, making the phone very durable.
Speaking of its back, we’re in love with its rainbow effect. It looks the best in the A90’s white variant.
As its bigger, the phone is harder to hold. However, this makes its viewing experience better. This is especially true as you’re getting Samsung’s Super AMOLED display. Colours are way more vibrant.
Its screen to body ratio is not as great, sadly. It’s 2% smaller than the P30 Pro’s, giving you more bezel.
You’re getting a 1080 P display once again. The A90’s is sharper, but not by much. Its screen resolution is 1080 x 2400 pixels, so you’ll have to look closer to notice any difference.
The flagship Snapdragon 855 chip is by your side. It’s faster than the P30 Pro’s Kirin processor. It comes with 5G capabilities too, so it’s the cherry on top.
Unfortunately, you’re not getting that many memory variants. You only get 128 GB of space along with 6 or 8 gigs of RAM. Yes, there is a MicroSD slot, but there’s a catch. It’s only available on the 6 gig RAM variant.
Battery wise, the A90 has a 4500 mAh battery. Its screen is powerful, which is why you can only squeeze a day out of it.
No surprise, the phone supports fast charging. It’s 25 W and takes the device a little over an hour to fully charge.
If you’re expecting wireless charging, you’ll be disappointed. The same is true for reverse charging.
Like the P30 Pro, you’re met with an impressive camera. There’s a triple camera set up, with a 48 MP primary sensor, an 8 MP secondary ultrawide sensor, and a 5 MP tertiary depth sensor. In terms of its front camera, a massive 32 MP unit is by your side.
The Note 10 is very square-like. Its edges are not curved, making it difficult to hold. Thankfully, it isn’t too big. It’s 6.3 inches after all.
It isn’t the heaviest device as well. It’s pretty moderate with its weight, coming in at 168 grams.
Unlike the P30 Pro, you’re getting a very thorough back. There’s gorilla glass 6 on its rear.
Speaking of its rear, we see a pearl-like effect again. We love it.
We also love its display. Although not as large as the P30 Pro’s, it packs a Dynamic AMOLED display. This means colours are extremely vivid. You’ll see the truest blacks, which is what anyone would want.
You’re barely getting a notch, so all of you notch haters rejoice! This along with the fact that there are barely any bezels mean that the Note 10 has an amazing screen-to-body ratio. It’s 90.9%.
The Note 10 has a 1080 P display as well. However, it’s not as detailed as the P30 Pro. You’re getting a 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution. What do you think?
Remember how we said gorilla glass 6 is on its rear? It’s on its display too.
If you’re a fan of HDR content, know that the Note 10 is an HDR10+ device.
What else? Well, you’re getting Android 9 out of the box. No surprise, the Samsung device can be upgraded to Android 10.
In terms of what chipset Android 10 will be powering, it depends on where you live. You could either get the phone with the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825.
The Exynos 9825 is more powerful than the Kirin 980. If you remember from our A90 review, this is also true for the Snapdragon 855.
If you’re wondering about its memory variants, there’s only 1. The Note 10 comes with 256 GB of space and 8 gigs of RAM. 256 GB is a lot of space, but can it be expanded with a microSD card? Unfortunately, no.
The Note 10’s battery is small. It’s 3500 mAh, barely lasting a day. Its 25 W fast charger is great, but it doesn’t do as well when compared to the P30 Pro’s 40 W charger. The phone takes a little over an hour to fully charge.
Unsurprisingly, it comes with wireless charging capabilities. It can handle 12 W wireless charging.
Yes, the Note 10 can be used as a power bank as well. It allows for reverse charging.
For a phone its price, you’d expect an amazing camera. That’s exactly what you get. There’s a triple camera set up, with a 12 MP primary sensor, a secondary 12 MP telephoto sensor and a tertiary 16 MP ultrawide sensor.
Its selfie camera is pretty sweet too. It’s 10 MP and packs a punch.
How could we not talk about its note capabilities? The S-Pen is a lifesaver that the P30 Pro can’t compete with.
The 7T comes with an effect on its rear too. It’s not pearl-like, but a dark-to-light gradient. It’s good looking.
Its back is pretty glossy too. After all, you’re getting gorilla glass 5 on its rear. As expected, the glass is on its front.
So, how big is the OnePlus 7T? 6.55 inches. We think it provides a very immersive viewing experience. For starters, it’s big, but it also has a fluid display. It rocks a 90 Hz Fluid AMOLED screen, meaning its display is incredibly smooth. Let’s not forget that it’s vivid too.
It comes with a great screen-to-body ratio. Its ratio is 2% smaller than the P30 Pro’s, however.
Although the Huawei device could play HDR10 content, the 7T outdoes it, coming with HDR10+ capabilities.
The phone’s pretty sharp. You’re getting a 1080 P display again. This time around, it has a 1080 x 2400 pixel screen resolution.
So far, the 7T is the only phone that comes with Android 10 out of the box.
It also comes with the best processor. The Snapdragon 855 was great, but the 7T’s Snapdragon 855+ is even better. It annihilates the Kirin 980.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with a MicroSD slot. It doesn’t come with that many memory variants either. You can choose from 128 or 256 gigs of space, only getting 8 gigs of RAM with them.
Battery wise, things don’t look that good. How do you feel about a 3800 mAh unit? Since its display is pretty powerful, 3800 mAh is not enough. The device will barely last you a day.
You’re getting a good fast charger, though. There’s a 30 W charger, taking the phone a little over an hour to reach a 100%. If you’re expecting wireless charging, it’s not your lucky day. The phone doesn’t come with reverse charging either.
What about its camera? Like the other 3, it’s good. After all, the phone’s very expensive. You’re getting a triple camera set up with your purchase. The primary sensor is 48 MPs, the secondary is a 12 MP telephoto sensor and the tertiary is a 16 MP ultrawide sensor. Front camera wise, things look really good too. The OnePlus 7T comes with a great 16 MP selfie camera.
The Huawei P30 Pro is a great phone. It’s known for its camera and it delivers. When compared to its alternatives, it looks similar as well. This is especially true for the cheaper OnePlus 7T.
The P30 Pro is expensive, so considering its alternatives may be a good move. This doesn’t mean that it’s a bad phone, though. It’s one of our favourites.
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