Huawei P30 Pro in the first impression: The king on the throne?
The hype surrounding the cameras of the Huawei P30 Pro has not decreased to this day. Before our final Huawei P30 review Pro Let's take a quick look at the latest Huawei flagship in this short test.
On March 26th of this year that was allowed P30 Pro see the light of day. This year Huawei is not only installing 3 but even 4 cameras in the housing of the top flagship. With this combination, a zoom of up to 50x is finally possible on a smartphone. In this short test, we get a brief overview of the smartphone.
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What's in the box
The content of the Huawei P30 Pro is unchanged except for the 40 watt power supply and the non-existent USB Type-C to jack adapter. A USB Type-C cable and headphones with USB-C are included as standard.
Design and workmanship
As with the P20 Pro scores the P30 Pro with its excellent workmanship. All buttons sit firmly in the case and nothing creaks even remotely. Visually, the device is a feast for the eyes. Some manufacturers can learn a lesson here. Due to the glass on the front and back, the device looks like it is made of one piece. On the left, one quickly notices that the site is completely devoid of any physical buttons. Because Huawei placed both the power button and the volume up and down button on the right.
The only (only more) mono speaker is installed on the bottom, as is the SIM card slot. In these you can insert either 2 nano SIM cards or 1 NM card. But there are also models with only one slot.
The display: not outstanding, but still an innovation
Huawei has the P30 for the display Pro once again just missed a Full HD+ panel. Alternatively, only HD+ can be set. However, the display offers an innovation - the well-known earpiece is completely eliminated. For the first time, voice transmission via sound and vibration works directly "from" the display. It is actually possible to position the ear anywhere on the display in order to have a conversation. The audio quality is surprisingly good and loud.
In addition, you get a drop notch and do without the 3D face recognition, as you know it with the iPhone X and Xs. Therefore, unfortunately, only 2D face recognition is possible, but this is not so certain. The fingerprint sensor is also located in the display.
The cameras: The Huawei P30 Pro zooms and zooms
In the meantime, we are no longer talking about just one, but 4 cameras. I don't want to give any details about the equipment of the cameras, but share my experience. A detailed test report will follow here shortly. This is really worth seeing. Because where the competition is already talking about the maximum at 10x zoom, the P30 catches the eye Pro only really getting started with the competition. I want to show you the following examples:
So if you are looking for a smartphone with a camera, you will get your money's worth, at least as far as the camera is concerned.
Good sound despite mono speakers?
Because Huawei only uses one speaker, the manufacturer does without stereo sound. With the elimination of the earpiece, Huawei no longer installed a second “real” loudspeaker. But this only speaker offers clear and rich sound. But if you prefer to enjoy your favorite music with a headset and external speakers, you won't be bothered by the second speaker.
Huawei P30 Pro: The first conclusion
Huawei puts the entire focus on the cameras and does without security, for example with face recognition. You get more display with the newly introduced drop notch, but you can omit the reliable 3D face recognition. With the elimination of the well-known earpiece and the implementation of voice transmission via the display, the Chinese are bringing a small but impressive innovation.
The cameras offer a loss-free optical zoom of up to 10x, and a digital 50x zoom is even possible with the software – but you have to reckon with a loss of quality in the images here. However, I wouldn't describe the device as a "photo miracle", because the smartphone year 2019 is still relatively young and the P30 Pro currently has no technically similar competition. Despite everything, you have to take your hat off to the quality of the smartphone.
A detailed review of the Huawei P30 Pro will follow here in the coming days TechnikNews. This is just a rough overview with our first impressions.