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Huawei P30 Pro review: Features | Pricing | Specifications

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The Huawei P30 Pro's camera has to be seen to be believed, but it's not the only great thing about Huawei's latest flagship phone.

The good

  • Astonishingly good camera.
  • Hefty battery life.
  • Kirin 980 performs well.
  • Nice design.

The bad

  • Custom storage format.
  • Prone to fingerprints and scratches.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Poor video stabilisation.
  • EMIU is still a messy UI.

6.47 inches

Display size

1080 x 2340px

256GB

Internal storage

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

Rear camera

4,200 mAh

Battery size

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Pros

  • Astonishingly good camera.
  • Hefty battery life.
  • Kirin 980 processor performs well.
  • Nice design.

Cons

  • Custom storage format.
  • Prone to fingerprints and scratches.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Poor video stabilisation.
  • EMIU is still a messy UI.

Display

Display Size
6.47 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2340px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
398 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/3.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
32MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158mm x 73.4mm x 8.41mm
Weight
192g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Huawei Kirin 980
RAM
8GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
256GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,200mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,599
Launch date2019-03

Huawei P30 Pro

While Huawei is fighting some serious battles in its network business, it's gone from strength to strength in the mobile handset market. The Huawei P30 Pro's primary pitch lies around its triple lens camera system, but this isn't a one-trick phone. With great battery life and some of the best performance we've seen out of any Android phone, this is rather easily your best current Android phone option.

Design

  • Range of colour choices, but we only get two.
  • Waterdrop notch.
  • Quick in-glass fingerprint sensor.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Prone to fingerprint smudges and small scratches.
Huawei P30 Pro handheld Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Camera

  • Triple rear lenses.
  • SuperSpectrum sensor gives great results.
  • 10x zoom works well in good lighting.
  • 50x zoom rarely satisfies.
  • A great encouragement to play around with photos.
  • Video quality isn't great.
Huawei P30 Pro Image: Finder/Alex Kidman

Performance

  • Kirin 980 performs well.
  • EMUI is still a poor launcher.
  • Screen vibration is good for calls but not for music or video.
Huawei P30 handset Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Battery life

  • 4,200mAh battery delivers exceptional battery life.
  • Battery optimisations are very aggressive.
  • Fast wired or wireless charging.
  • Reverse wireless charging is still a gimmick.
Huawei P30 Pro, bottom view Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Verdict

  • Huawei is leading the premium pack again.
  • The phone for photo enthusiasts.
Huawei P30 Pro Aurora and Breathing Crystal Models Image: Alex Kidman/Finder

Pricing and availability

Price

RRP $1599

Where to buy

AmazoneBayJB Hi-FiHuawei P30 Pro

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Huawei P30 Pro specifications

Display

Display Size
6.47 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2340px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
398 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.6 + f/2.2 + f/3.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
32MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158mm x 73.4mm x 8.41mm
Weight
192g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Huawei Kirin 980
RAM
8GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
256GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,200mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
IP68
Wireless charging
Qi
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