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Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review Rundown

HuaweiPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Beautiful OLED screen
  • Excellent camera quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Excellent performance
Cons**
  • Screen is a downgrade compared to the Mate 20 Pro

Summary

The Mate 30 Pro's front 3D depth sensing camera, together with the front camera and gesture sensor, allows for not only face unlock but also gesture control. The quad camera setup includes a 40MP ultra-wide camera, a 40MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom, and a 3D depth sensing camera.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
Huawei's camera app hides HDR in its “More” tab, but it seems to be built into the normal shooting mode. The feature is very powerful and can be quite aggressive on the Mate 30 Pro. It captures an incredible amount of detail in the highlights and shadows on all three cameras. There are a few shooting modes in the slow-motion mode, including an eye-watering 720p option.
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Pros[**]
  • Incredible low-light video performance
  • Impressive camera performance
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • Slow-motion video is subpar
  • Poor low light video quality

androidauthority[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a beautiful, powerful Android flagship that makes almost no compromises in terms of build quality and hardware. It's still based on the just-released Android 10, making it one of the first phones with the latest version of the Google OS. Because Google can't do any business with Huawei due to the US export ban, Huawei had to ship a phone without any of the familiar Google apps on board. We still haven't heard any word on if or how Google Play services will land on this phone.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Super-fast 120Hz display
  • Ultra-slow motion
Cons[**]
  • No Google apps
  • No Google Play Services

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
Huawei's Mate 30 Pro has one of the best camera setups on any Android phone. Photos generally look spectacular, with rich color and crisp detail. The phone's 6.53-inch, 2,400x1,176x-pixel screen is beautiful, bright and crisp.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous OLED display
  • Beautiful, bright OLED screen
  • Great battery life
Cons[**]
  • No volume buttons
  • Slow-motion camera isn't perfect

digitaltrends[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 53%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro runs Android, and has EMUI 10 over the top. You won't find any Google apps, or pre-installed Facebook or booking.com apps. It's identical to China-only versions of Huawei phones I've used in the past. The standard app store is the Huawei App Gallery, and it's mostly awful.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous design
  • Excellent cameras
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • No Google apps
  • Limited app store

nextpit[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 89%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
During the day and in well-lit rooms, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro takes beautiful photos. Low light shots are convincing, confirming the brand's ability in this area. The special night mode is rather slow when you activate it manually but does a great job even in completely dark environments. The 32-megapixel front camera convinces by offering detailed, natural-colored selfies.
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Pros[**]
  • Wide-angle camera
  • High-contrast display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre low-light camera performance
  • No telephoto lens

nextpit[6]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following[***]:
The Mate 30 Pro runs Android 10 and EMUI 10 with security patches updated to October. Under the body hides the new Kirin 990 octa-core 2.86GHz processor. There are 8GB of RAM, 256GB of expandable UFS 3.0 storage. The front camera consists of a 32-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright AMOLED display
  • Long battery life
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
Cons[**]
  • No loudspeaker
  • No IP certification

notebookcheck[7]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Mate 30 Pro has a high-end Kirin 990 SoC and 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Graphics tasks are carried out by an ARM Mali-G76 MP16, in essence, the same GPU as in its predecessor. The UFS 3.0 memory of the Huawei smartphone is extremely fast and gives no cause for criticism.
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Pros[**]
  • High-quality OLED display
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre camera performance
  • No wireless charging
  • No IP certification

pcmag[8]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
) and 7.0 ounces, it's a pretty big phone. The screen is a 6.53-inch OLED "waterfall display," meaning it curves around the sides like some of Samsung's phones. The circular, quad camera setup on the back of the Mate 30 Pro should be enough to keep any shutterbug satisfied.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent low-light performance
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera array
Cons[**]
  • No IP68 rating
  • No headphone jack

techadvisor[9]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from techadvisor have found the following[***]:
The 4500mAh battery is undoubtedly among the largest in a current-gen flagship phone. The same 40W SuperCharge speeds as found on the P30 Pro make their return, able to juice the Mate 30 Pro from empty to 66% in just 30 minutes. A full charge takes an equally-impressive 70 minutes flat. There's improved wireless charging (up to 27W) and superior reverse wireless charging.
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Pros[**]
  • Impressive performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Impressive cameras
Cons[**]
  • No Google Play support
  • No wireless charging

techradar[10]

Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is big, but not quite Galaxy Note 10 Plus big, with its smaller 6.53-inch screen. Its design is standout though with a true edge-to-edge curved screen that, when viewed head-on, looks like it wraps around the phone. While viewing angles are respectable for an OLED screen, thanks to the extreme curve either side, vignetting is more noticeable than any other smartphone. There's no headphone jack, and there's a mono bottom-firing speaker too - not ideal audio credentials from a flagship.
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Pros[**]
  • Incredible edge-to-edge curved screen
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No headphone jack
  • No IP68 water and dust resistance
  • No volume rocker

tomsguide[11]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following[***]:
Huawei's Air Gestures needs greater versatility before it becomes a killer feature for the phone. At 4,500mAh, the new phone's battery has 200mAh more than the Note 10 Plus. The Mate 30 Pro's fingerprint reader is an optical model that we've seen on previous Huawei smartphones.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast and secure Face ID
  • Excellent cameras
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • No waterproofing
  • No wireless charging

trustedreviews[12]

Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The 6.53-inch OLED screen is immediately distinctive for its waterfall design, with the sides tumbling over the edges at an angle of 88-degrees. With a resolution of 1176 x 2400 (409ppi) it’s not the very sharpest screen on the market. The battery has an impressive 4500mAh capacity, and it is one of this phone's strongest attributes. This device shipped without any Google apps, but it still runs on an open-source version of Android 10.
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Pros[**]
  • Excellent camera
  • Excellent battery life
  • Fast charging
Cons[**]
  • No Google apps
  • Unimpressive camera performance

References

1. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera review: Low-light king!. androidauthority. 2019-10-03 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro hands-on: Bigger, faster, sleeker. androidauthority. 2019-09-19 Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: Sublime camera, disastrous software. cnet. 2019-12-28 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro hands-on review: Tempting and talented, but sadly stifled. digitaltrends. 2019-09-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro camera review: the forbidden fruit. nextpit. 2019-11-13 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro review: the best Mate you can't have. nextpit. 2019-11-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
7. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro Smartphone Review: A strong smartphone even without Google. notebookcheck. 2020-01-17 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
8. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro Preview. pcmag. 2019-10-25 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
9. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review. techadvisor. 2020-02-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
10. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro review. techradar. 2020-06-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
11. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review: A smartphone that's blessed and cursed. tomsguide. 2019-11-15 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
12. ^ Huawei Mate 30 Pro Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
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