The Verdict on Huawei’s P30 Pro


Chinese smartphone company Huawei released a new smartphone named P30 Pro / Photo by: Luis García via Wikimedia Commons


Fifty times digital zoom has been the main buzz about Huawei’s newest smartphone model, the P30 Pro, which is considered by the company as their “latest flagship” product. Because it also focuses on photography, the Chinese phone is aiming to compete with Apple and its phones known for their flawless performance.

According to Gadgets 360, Huawei also even plans to take a shot at Samsung and other companies in the smartphone industry. Currently, the one feature lording over everyone else’s is the P30 Pro’s 50X optical zoom capability, which already “beats everything else on the market by a huge margin.”

It certainly fits in well with the company’s intent to vastly improve their high-end phone’s reputation in the face of the many criticisms thrown their way in the West. The reason why the P30 Pro is also such a big threat is because it can easily compare to iPhone’s XS Max, the new S10 of Samsung (which also boasts a behemoth 1TB storage), Google’s new Pixel 3 XL, and other smartphone models even under their brand.

Taking inspiration from nature, the P30’s display changes color depending on how you look at it. These color gradients are just the rage with Chinese brands since even the past models of Huawei have this feature.

It’s a big phone, too—measuring 158 mm tall, 73.4 mm wide, and 8.41 mm thick—even by today’s standard. Its weight is mostly made up by its glass front and back, much like the iPhone 8 through the recent ones. According to Huawei, these glass coatings are also “high strength” and have been “tested extensively” to ensure their quality.

Interestingly, Huawei has completely taken out the earpiece and made “the entire upper half of the screen vibrate to produce a sound.” That sounds weird, but it actually works because users can hear their callers better without having to place their ears at the very top of the screen.

The phone still has fingerprint sensors although Huawei assures that it’s a step up from the Mate 20 Pro. There’s a slowness to it, though, although the phone still also comes with a face recognition sensor as a fallback.