Huawei P30 Pro 

price₹ 71,990 onwards

launchApr, 2019

95.0

excellence score

70.4

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Beautiful, aesthetic, dual-glass-with-metal-frame design
  • Stunning gradient color options, something that's now becoming a bit of an industry standard, but was first introduced by Huawei itself
  • Nice ergonomics, even for such a large screen device - because of all the curves it feels smaller and thinner than it actually is (the front and rear glass pieces are both curved towards their longer sides)
  • The under-display fingerprint scanner is arguably the fastest sensor of this type yet (matching speeds of physical sensors), and works pretty much flawlessly
  • There's also quick face unlock available, if you prefer to use that
  • IP68-rated for dust and water resistance
  • Of course, like all glass backs, the back does get smudged up by fingerprints quite easily

Display

  • Excellent, sharp, large 6.47-inch HDR AMOLED screen with a tiny cut-out notch, and skinny bezels
  • The display is also quite bright, and sunlight legibility is excellent
  • The display of the P30 Pro has two Color modes - Normal and Vivid - each of those also has three sub-modes - Default, Warm, and Cold - allowing for a lot of customization, according to your taste

Software

  • EMUI is a pretty polished and refined Android UI now, after years of Huawei's software team working on it
  • One of the new things with this EMUI version is the ERO file system that offers 3x increase in Random reads, 10% improvement in app startup, and also frees up the storage taken by system files by 20% - all of it means even snappier general performance
  • Other useful add-ons include GPU Turbo 2.0 mode (supported games run at higher frame rates, and consume less battery than usual), Password vault, Huawei Share (share files with a PC and print documents wirelessly), Digital balance app (tells you how much time you are spending on your phone and gives you the option to limit yourself or your kid), iPhone-like gesture navigation, smart rotation, lift to wake, extensive theme support, mobile optimiser app, Health app (Google Fit syncing and step counting), and an improved AI-powered gallery
  • That said, EMUI is not quite as simple and uncluttered as stock Android UI, or one of the lighter Android skins like Oxygen OS

Performance

  • Flagship-grade performance backed by the top-end Kirin 980 chip by HiSilicon - that runs butter smooth under all work-loads
  • The Huawei P30 Pro also has an improved cooling system with a combination of graphene film and a heat pipe with vapor chamber - which means that even with prolonged gaming, the phone will warm up significantly lesser

Camera

  • To put it very simply, the camera setup on the P30 Pro is extraordinary, and doesn't just make the P30 Pro the new camera phone king leaving the iPhone XS, Pixel 3, Mate 20 Pro, and Galaxy S10 behind, but actually challenges a lot of dedicated digital cameras
  • For the quad rear camera setup at the back, starting top to bottom - the first snapper is the 20MP one with the ultra-wide lens - then comes the 40MP sensor with OIS - and finally you can see the end of the periscope zoom lens for the 8MP sensor, also with OIS - and, next to the triple main setup sit the dual-tone LED flash and the ToF camera which replaces the laser autofocus on the P30 Pro and also improves the edge detection accuracy in portrait shots
  • Main camera: Photos from the main camera are among the best photos a smartphone camera can produce today - there is very high-level detail even in complex areas, exceptional dynamic range, accurate colors, superb contrast, and, overall very mature processing
  • Ultra-wide camera: Photos from this camera too have enough resolved detail, color rendition is excellent and true to life, while the noise levels are still low - the dynamic range is often superb, probably due to the multi-frame stacking magic - the ultra-wide-angle cam can also do macro shots just like the other cameras
  • Tele-photo camera: Without a doubt, the hero of the piece, and what makes the P30 Pro extra special, is the 8MP telephoto lens with spectacular '5x' zoom - the zoomed pictures are very detailed and the extra reach is really quite impressive for a smartphone - the color, contrast, and dynamic range are also very good - that's not all, you can also go up to 10x hybrid zoom, and 50x digital zoom (effectively you can use the camera as a portable binocular)
  • TOF camera: When taking portraits, the P30 Pro uses the main 40MP camera and the ToF snapper - the results are quite impressive - the subject separation in the portrait shots are one of the best, if not the best that you will see on a smartphone - the resolved detail is excellent, and the blurred backgrounds look nice
  • All shots also get a boost from a well-optimized AI system which recognizes and tunes settings for up to 1, 500 different scenes
  • Low-light performance is another big highlight here and low-light images from all the rear cameras, with and without the night mode, leave you surprised - they are all perfectly usable and blur-free - the images have an even exposure, well preserved highlights, and over all great dynamic range - noise is never an issue even in the shadows and night-time colors are retained very well too - overall, even in low light performance, the P30 Pro leaves every other smartphone camera behind
  • The front selfie camera is very good too - the dynamic range is excellent for a selfie shooter enhanced by that AI HDR+, and you will never have to think about the light source position - the colors are good as well and there is plenty of detail
  • Video recording via the rear camera setup is excellent too, giving you the freedom to zoom in or out in any video resolution, with some excellent stabilization at that - something that a full-blown camera will have a hard time matching, let alone with the same level of convenience - plus the footage has stellar dynamic range, the colors are true to life and contrast is excellent - there is of course slow-mo, and super-slow-mo recording as well
  • Low-light video footage is also excellent, and once again, class-leading - the level of resolved detail is high, the noise is kept under control, the exposure is even and the colors are just brilliant
  • The camera app also has the handy HiVision smart assistant as part of the camera app - it's basically a smart lens, which automatically recognizes landmarks, art, and food - a la Google Lens

Audio

  • Fairly loud, bottom-firing speaker (it's a single speaker though, not stereo)

Call Quality

  • Excellent, rich call quality - the front panel of the P30 Pro also doubles as an earpiece - the whole thing is "acoustic" and vibrates to create sound - the tech is really impressive, and works flawlessly - in fact because of the bone conduction technology sound can be heard in much noisier environments when compared to a traditional earpiece - even if you are in a club, you will hear the other side quite clearly - there is no sound leakage either

Battery

  • Very good battery life from a large 4200 mAh battery, an efficient chipset, and some good software optimization - you will comfortably get 1 and a half days of use
  • There is also support for 40W Super Charging - the bundled cable and charger can fill a flat battery up to 70% in just 30 mins, 90% in 45 mins and 100% in 60 mins - super impressive given the battery size, and probably the fastest charging on a mainstream phone
  • There is also 15W wireless charging support, as well as the reverse wireless charging (you can use the phone to wirelessly charge other devices, quite like the Galaxy S10)

Verdict

  • Huawei has really hit its stride with the P30 Pro and will once again have the rest of the phone makers playing catch up, especially in terms of the brilliant camera tech - for now, the P30 Pro is by far the best camera smartphone you can get for your money - and while photography is the Huawei P30 Pro's forte, it still excels at everything that you'd need from a modern smartphone - design, screen, performance and gaming, even battery life - you simply can't go wrong with the P30 Pro, if you have the money to spend

Expert Reviews

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  1. Huawei is turning into the cameraphone benchmark for the whole industry...And the Huawei P30 Pro is the next big thing everyone will be looking to beat
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Brings a revolution in terms of being able to zoom 5x times or even 10x times, as well as in capturing photos in pitch black environments
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The absolute best camera on any phone
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. Owns the title of the most capable mobile camera on the planet
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Gets pretty darn close to being the perfect smartphone, and it’s the best camera phone we’ve used to date
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Huawei has delivered a set of cameras that far surpass Apple, Samsung, and Google's current flagships in terms of features and capabilities...you'll be very happy choosing this phone over them if photography is your preferred creative outlet
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. If you are looking for the best camera smartphone in the market today, the Huawei P30 Pro is the one to go for
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. Most definitely the best cameraphone....Given that the rest of the phone is great as well, if you care about smartphone photography you should definitely consider it as your next phone
    mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. Perhaps the most well-rounded flagship to date...Huawei’s elegant P30 Pro represents the very pinnacle of technological innovation
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. The camera phone to beat this year...that is also a great smartphone
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. Huawei is flexing its muscles once again ...the P30 Pro is even more versatile than its predecessor and retains the crown as the best camera smartphone
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
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Huawei P30 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.47 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2340 pixels (~ 398 pixels per inch)
Display TypeAMOLED
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • AMOLED
  • FullView Notch Display
  • DCI-P3
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Hall Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Colour Temperature Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.6 GHz, Octa Core, HiSilicon Kirin 980Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G76 MP10
RAM8 GB
Memory
Internal Memory256 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4200 mAh
Fast ChargingYes, 40W SuperCharge (70% in 30 min)
Dimensions
Weight192 gm
Thickness8.41 mm
Camera
Primary Camera40MP + 20MP + 8MP + TOF Camera
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 40MP: F/1.6Aperture; 27mm Focal Length (wide); 1/1.7" Sensor Size; PDAF; OIS
  • 20MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 16mm Focal Length (ultrawide); 1/2.7" Sensor Size; PDAF
  • Periscope 8MP: F/3.4 Aperture; 125mm Focal Length (telephoto); 1/4" Sensor Size; 5x Optical Zoom; OIS; PDAF
  • Leica Optics
  • 50x Super Zoom
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video EIS
  • Slo-mo Video (720p@960fps)
Secondary Camera32MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO + QZSS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Water ResistantYes, IP68 Rated (up to 2m for 30 mins)
Dust ResistantYes
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • Nano Memory Expendable Slot
  • In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
  • Wireless Quick Charge
  • Reverse wireless charging
  • Dolby Atmos

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