The Huawei P30 Pro has been on the market for two years. It was the flagship device, and it was entirely focused on the camera. I’ve been using this device for the past two years, and in this article, I’ll tell you how it’s doing in 2021. Is it still worth it or not.
I can’t talk about Huawei’s smartphone without considering the obvious problems with US trade bans and then lack of Google Play Store access for new devices, which I think is a real shame because the US restrictions mean that the Huawei p30 pro is the last true flagship Huawei smartphone to launch with Google Mobile Services pre-installed. Consider this: no Huawei phones have come with Google Mobile Services pre-installed since 2019 or mid-2019. Of course, you can sideload them, but that isn’t the same as proper support, which is a shame because Huawei smartphone hardware can be very impressive. The camera is, of course, the main selling point of any p-series smartphone, including the p30 pro.
Anyhow, let’s talk about the design I do love the breathing crystal color which was the highlight color option. this color different lighting conditions give you different tones. But nowadays finding this kind is difficult I believe Huawei led the way with this type of finish on smartphones in general, but what I’m trying to suggest is that it looks amazing and feels good as well. For certain people, the device’s width would be a challenge or a source of difficulty when using it with one hand, but since my palms are a little larger, I didn’t have any problems, and 1 hand operations are quite ok for me except reaching the notification panel edges. I use the ring grip for this purpose and I’ve been addicted to it.
HUAWEI P30 Pro: Design
The design is similar or equivalent to the Mate 20. However, this does not change. Before cell phones, the tapered sides and smooth edges seemed unappealing, However, it also turns out that several other phones have incorporated it. And if you rest your phone on your pinky in one hand on the phone for a long time, it can hurt. Additionally, because of the premium materials, the phone feels very substantial.
The buttons on the side are very sharp, but they have a good clicky feel to them. The full HD plus monitor is also nice and colorful, but I’m not a fan of the dewdrop notch. It’s a little distracting, but like most notches, it fades into the background and it’s easy to forget it’s there, so it’s hard to complain about it, especially because it’s relatively tiny.
However, the P30 Pro retains some modern design features. It has a waterfall-like panel with curved edges, metal and glass, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Other features include USB-C, Wi-Fi, and a triple camera setup on the rear, which are common on any recent flagship phone. The P30 Pro is already really functional from a hardware standpoint in 2021, even though it isn’t cutting-edge.
A quick in-display fingerprint scanner, IP68 dust and water resistance, fast-ish 15W wireless and reverse wireless charging, Bluetooth 5.0, aptX HD wireless audio, a massive 4,200mAh battery, up to 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 512GB of storage are all included in the phone. These specifications and features have held up well over time and work just as well as they do in today’s flagships. The P30 Pro also be updated to Android 10 and EMUI 11 via an OTA update. What more could you want from a flagship phone in 2021?
So speaking about the processor. Many things have been updated in EMUI 11 to make the device more user-friendly. Apps can be killed in the background and notifications can be delayed. However, that is a Huawei EMUI feature to help with battery life. The Kirin 980 chip inside the p30 pro performs admirably across the board, though it is far from perfect in terms of benchmarks. It’s comparable to the Exynos 990 found in the Galaxy S20. 5g is a miss, but I don’t mind because it’s not yet available in many areas of the country where I live.
The battery on the P30 Pro is exceptional for a variety of reasons. The 4,200mAh battery is huge and lasts for a long time. What makes it even better is the super-fast 40-watt charging speeds. Because I work a 9-5 job, I don’t get much intense use, so I end up with a 60+ battery backup. That’s something I think is good, and it’s partly due to EMUI’s intense background in process management. However, even today, when I watch YouTube, play video games, and engage in other high-intensity activities, I can easily get a full day’s worth of charge. On moderate use, I believe the p30 pro can last two days. For a long time, Huawei’s battery has been the best in the industry, and the p30 pro is no exception.
The camera on the P30 Pro is still one of the best.
The Huawei P30 Pro has the industry’s first large 1/1.7-inch 40MP RYYB sensor, a wide-angle shooter, a 5x optical zoom lens, and a time-of-flight sensor for accurate bokeh. Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus, Google Pixel 4, or even the Huawei P40 Pro, the latest P series phone, have better cameras. The P40 series has a dynamic range and white balance that are superior to the P30 and P30. The only flaw is that, when compared to Samsung and Google’s latest phones, the camera’s white balance is frequently too warm. The Huawei P30 Pro is one of my favorite smartphone cameras of all time. It’s not the best in every category, at least not any longer, but it’s adequate in almost every situation.
For a More detailed review of the camera watch the video provided above.
HUAWEI P30 Pro: Final Thoughts
The Huawei P30 Pro is still a great Huawei phone with no flaws and/or a reasonably priced photography powerhouse.
Surprisingly, there isn’t much of a difference in photo quality between it and the competition. The P30 Pro continues to outperform the competition. Moving up to the Huawei P40 Pro results in minor improvements, but nothing game-changing. The P30 Pro is also very competitive with a slew of other Android flagships in terms of features and raw specs. The lack of 5G, slightly aged performance, and the standard 60hz refresh rate display are the biggest flaws.
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