Huawei P30 Review – Part 1

Huawei is known for having some of the best mobile cameras, but it doesn’t end there as the company provides an excellent variety of mobile devices, usually coming in at much lower prices as well.

Their new flagship, the P30 Pro is the latest addition to their series and provides the most advanced features. It’s commonly compared to the Samsung Note and now even the S10 Plus, but does the cheaper Huawei have what it takes?


Comparing the P30 and the P30 Pro already reveals a few differences, including the curved screen on the Pro version. It still offers an all-glass design with attractive colours on the back and an edge to edge display.

There are some flaws for some users, including the sizeable bumpy camera that’s not entirely centred, making it wobble when you use it on a flat surface. However, it’s nothing a case won’t fix, which is recommended as the smooth cover is quite slippery.


The P30 Pro offers the most significant display we’ve seen on the P-series, which is excellent for those who want a phone that provides the features of both a mobile phone and tablet. The incredible 6.47-inch AMOLED display offers a crisp, clear 1080p resolutions.

Apart from the curve, the company also includes a much better design when it comes to the camera nudge. It’s nowhere near as big as the iPhone’s, and it doesn’t take up as much screen space as with the S10 Plus. Instead, the company created a nudge just big enough to house the camera lens, making it tiny and barely noticeable. The phone also comes with an optional setting to make the nudge disappear by applying a black bar at the top, making the frame of the phone thicker, but taking away the nudge.

Another brilliant feature they include is the aquatic display speaker that takes away the need for a speaker hole completely. The sound is created by vibrations through the screen, giving you an incredibly clear sound.
To further enlarge the screen, they’ve taken away the stereo speakers as well, but the bottom speakers are still great for all your video and gaming needs. The great thing is, the 400 PPI makes it even better for those HD videos.

Since they took away so many things to increase the screen, you also won’t have the face unlock feature, but it can still work with the front-facing camera. However, it’s not entirely as secure or as fast. The company did include a bright display as well, offering as much as 605 nits in auto mode.

You will still have the advantage of the fingerprint reader, which is also built into the screen now. It appears as soon as you touch the screen or life the phone to bring up the display. It’s swift, easy to use and super accurate.

Check in next week to read part two of the P30 Pro Review.