When Huawei stormed into the smartphone market some years ago, only a few believed they could achieve as much as they have. In a stiff market where the likes of Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Infinix and some few other top-rated mobile brands have dominated, Huawei has managed to rise beyond the odds and stake their claim in the market. Why won’t they? With a lot of outstanding and breath-taking inventions, you can only applaud the achievement of this amazing brand so far.
While the world was still salivating the amazingness of the likes of Nova 3i and some of the P-series, Huawei again introduced another brilliant masterpiece in the Huawei P30 Pro. Having a great smartphone that is fashionable, classy and stylish is one, bragging of a phone’s efficiency and overall performance is another; the P30 Pro combines both. This smartphone is one of the very few smartphones you can confidently display to your friends anytime, any day.
Huawei has proven to be on the rise with the introduction of the P30 Pro. While they started in so great a high note, maintaining such a high standard can be a daunting task, yet, the brand has managed to announce another scintillating smartphone in the new P30 Pro.
Here, we will take a critical look at the Huawei P30 Pro. We will consider the specs, features and how much it goes for in the current market. Is Huawei as good as people think? You decide.
Huawei P30 Pro Price in South Africa
The P30 Pro is rated among the most expensive Huawei smartphones ever. And given its outstanding features and remarkable design and build, you’d have nothing to complain about. Is the price expensive? Yes, of course. Is the smartphone worth the price? For every penny, yes!
As it stands, the Huawei P30 Pro sells for anything between R$16,560 and R$19,800.
Huawei P30 Pro Specs at a Glance
- Release date: March 2019
- Operating system: Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Display: 6.47 inches, 1080 x 2340 pixels
- RAM: 8 GB
- Internal memory: 128 GB
- Processor: Octa-core Processor
- Main Camera: Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP Rear Camera
- Selfie Camera: 32 MP
- Battery: 4200mAh Battery
- Other Specifications: On-screen fingerprint sensor.
Huawei P30 Pro Review
You wouldn’t be wrong to rate the new Huawei P30 with the best smartphones in the world today. The smartphone has not only proven to be among the most coveted, it boast one of the best mobile technologies, designs, displays and features.
Huawei has indeed moved to a new high with the introduction of this smartphone. Can it be compared with the best Samsung smartphones? You bet. If you are a lover and a true fan of smartphone excellence, then get ready to be wowed by the P30 Pro.
The smartphone is an upgrade to all Huawei smartphones. It is a perfect combination of efficiency, mobile performance and beauty. It is as easy to use as it is easy to hold. The smartphone boasts an unusual styling, although seemingly looks like the latest Samsung S10. If the camera quality of the Apple iPhone X impresses you, then be sure of another smartphone camera quality that will be talked about for years to come.
Let us take a deeper look at this smartphone, considering the features, specifications and why it is already regarded among the best phones launched in 2019.
Let’s start with the cameras. If you are one of the smartphone fans that take mobile phones camera as one of their favourite features in a smartphone, congratulations – you just hit a jackpot with the P30 Pro. The P30 Pro camera ridiculously beat a lot of other smartphone cameras with a touch of class and quality. From its amazing 20-megapixel f/2.2 for landscape shots and a very exciting 8-megapixel telephoto camera that’s capable of 5x optical zoom to its 32 MP camera MP selfie camera, the hype around this is so real.
While all those megapixels produce incredibly detailed shots, the real deal is the Super Sensing signature. Instead of the usual RGB sensor found in lots of other rival phones in recent times, the Huawei P30 Pro dons RYYB – or red, yellow, yellow, blue. The P30 Pro’s low-light operation here is spectacular. Sitting together with this main sensor are two more cameras: an ultra-wide. At first glance, you might not see a real difference between images captured on other phones and this, but crop in and you will see how more detail the latest hybrid zoom resolves.
We also cannot just but talk about the scintillating 32 MP front shooter for selfie in the dewdrop notched just on top of the device. On paper, you’d expect nothing less than spectacular, although the actual pictures are quite disappointing. They lack the detail and natural tones captured with the Pixel 3, and continue to shove a punitive Beauty mode.
While the camera remain the standout feature for the masterclass, the design is, of course, not far behind. The P30 Pro is simply a beauty to behold and extremely comfortable to hold and slide in the pocket as well. Huawei did a very good job with the creativity behind the design and deserves all the credit. In fact, you can rate it among the finest Huawei smartphones till date. The smartphone features a glass on both the front and the rear with each curved slightly and meeting in a rigid metal frame.
The use of glass body has its pros; it not only gives the phone some glistering finish, it also makes it easier for wireless charging – a feature that has become the in-thing in modern smartphones. However, the glass body makes the device a little more slippery than most people would have loved. While you can easily slide the phone into your pocket, it can easily slip from your hands when making calls if you are not so careful.
Huawei P30 Pro is powered by flagship Kirin 980 chipset, which was originally launched towards the end of 2018. While the chipset is not the fastest chip in the market at the moment, it is credibly steady and churns through games and apps with ease.
Another area that Huawei has done very well in terms of the smartphone performance is that the device is not only fast, apps are highly responsive on it. The phone uses the machine-learning EMUI technology to learn which app is the most used and tries to open these apps faster. For instance, if you use a particular app more often than others, the app tends to be more responsive when called up and is faster. While most other high-tech Huawei phones feature this setup, none is as effective as in P30 Pro.
Huawei is one smartphone brand you can rely on when it comes to battery capacity. The Huawei P30 Pro, like most other Huawei phones, boast a reliable battery capacity. It boasts an incredible 4,200 mAh cell and offers excellent endurance. Also, the 40w USB C-type charging means you can change the from 0 to 70 percent within 30 minutes. You can fully charge the smartphone in less than one hour if using the original charger. The glass body also allows for Qi wireless charging, which will be even faster if you use one of Huawei’s fast wireless chargers.
If you love Huawei smartphones, then the P30 Pro is a lovely flagship that boasts enough features and specs enough to make it worth its asking price. The camera here is amazing, the battery life excellent and the design classy enough to rate it among the very best.