Huawei has really gone all-out on their P30 Pro and are sticking it right in Samsung’s, Apple’s, and Google’s faces. The Huawei P30 Pro Camera is exceptional, the OLED display is gorgeous, and reverse wireless charging has made a return. Huawei set-out to create the best smartphone, and with the P30 Pro Huawei has, depending on what’s important to you in a phone, succeeded.
Why We Like It – Huawei P30 Pro
We are proud to review Huawei P30 Pro because the Huawei P30 has stepped up its game in terms of competing with other flagship phones like the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy, and iPhone. The Huawei P30 Pro boasts high-end features that should make companies like Apple, Samsung, and Google worry that their Chinese competitor is here, and they’re playing for keeps. For another high-quality smartphone, take a look at how Nokia intros another touchscreen phone, the 6208C.
- Exceptional low-light performance
- Amazing Camera System
- Reverse Wireless Charging imported from the P20 Pro
- Still a bit behind 4K Video Streaming
- Huawei Apps Not Up to Par
The battery life on the P30 Pro is exceptional. The phone can comfortably last a day and a half and even more if you limit your usage to the essentials. The Samsung Galaxy A70 would be a comparable phone with a long-lasting battery. You can slide the camera up to 50x digital zoom, 5x optical zoom, and a 10x hybrid optical and digital zoom, and switching to night mode lets you shoot well-lit night-time pictures in low-light of the highest quality. Quality that surpasses even the Google Pixel 3. The P30 Pro will definitely look good in the Monet Phone Wallet luxury phone case with grip and kickstand. For a nice tablet, read our Huawei Matepad Pro review.
The P30 Pro Camera is on the rear of the phone. You’ll find a quad-camera set-up of a 40MP main sensor, 8MP telephoto camera, 20MP ultra wide-angle lens, and ToF (time-of-flight) depth-sensing camera. But, if you want a camera and not a phone, check out our Pentax K-S2 review. The UmiDigi X is a budget phone with an astonishing camera if you want something cheaper. The P30 Pro is a little thicker than the Galaxy S10 Plus yet somehow feels thinner, and the 6.47” OLED display with 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 398ppi pixel density is gorgeous. And if you’re on the market for a different smartphone, be sure to read our review of what makes a good smartphone: 10 features you should look for.
The P30 Pro is still one of the more expensive phones on the market. About as expensive as the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus but cheaper than the iPhone XS Max. However, the S10 Plus and the XS Max still perform slightly better when watching 4K video. And although Huawei comes with their own apps, like email, Google’s are just easier to use and can be downloaded from Google Play. The BLU G9 Pro has an incredible processor that can easily rival any of these companies, if a slightly cheaper phone is more your style. Carried over from the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is reverse wireless charging, allowing you to charge other Qi wireless charging supported devices on the rear of the P30 Pro. If you’re thinking about moving to Apple, read our iPhone 12 Pro Max review first.
Huawei P30 Pro Wrap Up
The feature Huawei is marketing the phone around is the camera. Smart, because it has one the best cameras around. As far as camera phones go, it’s excellent. Overall, the Huawei P30 Pro has all the features you want from a flagship phone including an in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s nice to see a company not backing down from Google, Samsung, or Apple.