Huwaei Mate 30 Pro 5G – The forgotten beast

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Huwaei is one of the biggest and oldest technology companies in China. The company is so old that almost each one of us has used a Huwaei product at some point in our lives. It produces many electrical items ranging from modems to wireless dongles. A few years ago, it stepped foot in the smartphone market and got instant success. Huwaei had gained control over huge markets like the United States Of America and was widely accepted there. Recently the company got into some trouble over the privacy of its users. It was being accused of leaking sensitive and confidential data of its users. The US immediately imposed sanctions on Huwaei and the company lost a big market. Huwaei also almost lost its Android license. Everything is normal now but it has affected the company big time.

Huwaei has launched a number of phones in the past year but a lot of those have not got the recognition they deserve. Recently Huwaei launched the Mate 30 Pro 5G. Let’s see how good this phone is.

 

Design Of Huwaei Mate 30 Pro 5G-

The phone has an all-glass body with an aluminum frame. The back and the front of the phone are covered with Gorilla Glass 6 which is indeed the latest in the market. The phone has a dimension of 6.22 x 2.88 x 0.35 in and weighs about 198 g. The device also has an IP 68 rating which makes this device resistant to dust and water. The phone has dual sim support and can support two nano sims. All in all the build of this device looks pretty solid. It definitely qualifies as a flagship in terms of the build quality.

Display Of Huwaei Mate 30 Pro 5G –

The device has an OLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. This means that the pixels will remain switched off when there is a dark color like a Black present on the screen. This means in dark mode, the device can save a lot of battery power. The display is a 6.53-inch display with 94.1% screen to body ratio. The device has a resolution of 1176 x 2400 pixels. The display also supports additional features like HDR 10 and DCI – P3. The device is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6.

Hardware and Software Of Huwaei Mate 30 Pro 5G-

The device has the latest and greatest in terms of hardware. It has the company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) chipset. The chipset is octa-core and contains the following cores 2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55. The chipset has the Mali-G76 MP16 GPU. This combination provides excellent gaming and editing performance. The phone also supports 5G and hence the hardware looks promising in the long run. The device has 8 GB of RAM and offers 3 UFS 3.0 storage options – 128,256 and 512 GB. The device also has a Nano memory slot and can support an additional 256 GB of storage.

In terms of software, the device has Android 10.0 out of the box and has the companies in house EMUI 10.

Camera Of Huwaei Mate 30 Pro 5G-

The device has a quad-camera setup. The primary lens is a 40 MP shooter and has an aperture of f/1.6. The lens is 27mm (wide) and has a shutter speed of 1/1.7″. The lens also supports PDAF and OIS. The second lens is an 8 MP shooter with an aperture of f/2.4. This lens is an 80mm telephoto lens and has a shutter speed of  1/4.0″. It also supports additional features like PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom. The third lens is 40 MP shooter with an aperture of f/1.8. The lens is an 18mm ultrawide lens and has a shutter speed of 1/1.54″ with PDAF support. The fourth lens is a TOF 3D depth sensor. The camera of this device pretty much covers the entire needs of mobile photography. The rear camera setup also has additional features like Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, and HDR. It is also capable of recording 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 1080p@960fps, 720p@7680fps with gyro-EIS.

The front camera is a dual setup camera with a lens and a TOF 3D depth sensor for portrait photos. The primary lens is a 32 MP shooter having an aperture of f/2.0. It is 26mm wide and has a shutter speed of  1/2.8″, 0.8µm. The camera is capable of recording at 1080p@30fps.

Battery and Sensors –

The phone has a big battery of about 4500 mAh which supports fast charging as well. The device supports 40W Fast battery charging and 27W Fast wireless charging. It also has the ability to work as a power bank and reverse charge devices. This feature can be useful to charge your smartwatch. The device has all the basic sensors and also includes some more – Face ID, fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass.

 

Speakers –

The device has a single speaker setup with audio output of 32-bit/384kHz audio. The speakers are very bad on this device when compared to other flagships. It also lacks a 3.5 mm audio jack.

My Verdict –

This phone is surely a good one which somehow got lost in the crowd. I think Huawei should get a second chance with the proper marketing of this phone. The company has definitely skimmed on speakers which is the only drawback of this device. Otherwise, this is a really good phone.