Huawei P30/P30 Pro Q&A: Your questions answered

Huawei P30/P30 Pro Q&A: Your questions answered
Our P30 Pro review is live, concluding that, yes, Huawei has actually released an excellent high-end device once again. Tremble, Samsung, be afraid, Apple! Well, not really, despite coming up with excellent Android flagships, Huawei will likely remain a runner-up to the two market leaders without a solid presence in the US, which is unlikely to become reality anytime soon. Anyway, we digress.

Our review has answered many of the glaring questions regarding the P30 Pro, but there's always the chance we've glossed over something or missed a minuscule detail that somehow happens to be of great importance to you.

Here are all the answers to your questions:

22222: The P30 Pro shoots better low-light video in comparison with the iPhone XS. You get a much brighter exposure along with less grain and better details, but you will have to cope with Huawei's weird color science. Unlike the natural colors that the iPhone XS produces, video shot on the P30 Pro is almost always way warmer and more vibrant than real life. If punchy colors are your thing, great, but if you're on the hunt for a more close-to-life video, your money will be better spent elsewhere.

PA: Both the 128 and 256GB versions of the P30 Pro (VOG-L29) will likely work best on T-Mobile and AT&T. The Uncarrier's band support is a perfect fit for the P30 Pro, with 2G & 3G fully covered, whereas 3 out of T-Mo's 5 LTE bands are compatible with the Huawei P30 Pro. Meanwhile AT&T has 3 out of its 4 LTE bands supported by the device.
Verizon and Sprint Wireless are no good matches for the P30 Pro.

PA: Video taken with the P30 Pro is better than the P20 Pro, but is definitely a step down from the iPhone XS and Galaxy S10+ in terms of maximum resolution/framerate capture (the P30 Pro is limited to 4K@30fps), as well as by another rather important but often overlooked aspect of videos - colors. Videos taken with the P30 Pro usually turn out a bit warmer and reddish than real life. Videos are generally better than the P20 Pro, but Huawei needs to further improve on the video-recording capabilities of its flagship smartphone.

PA: 1. When you include the nanoSD card reader in the mix (you'll probably want that one), the costs of the former in comparison with the way more diverse selection of regular microSD cards are way, way higher. Better get a 256GB version of the phone and don't bother with Huawei's proprietary cards. 2. The differences between the two versions of EMUI are actually not that incremental. EMUI 9.1 introduces a new file system to Huawei devices, EROFS, which improves read/write speeds by nearly 20%. EMUI 9.1 also improves GPU Turbo 3.0 by optimizing it for 25 of the top mobile games (Huawei doesn't specify which ones) and tones down energy consumption by 10%. 4. Fast for the flagships, slower with everything else. 5. It's among the best ones, but not the very best. 

PA: It's just Huawei's color science, our unit also produces warmish, pinkish red videos. Not very cool. The recorded audio is stereo. 

PA: That's up to you to decide:



1. mimicryXD

Posts: 175; Member since: Apr 03, 2015

Saw an indie YouTuber who bought that p30 pro and compare it to mi9, the 4k video on mi9 is much better and he even said the 4k on p30 pro is like 1440p upscale to 4k which kinda bad. And the stuttering of video of p30 pro is very noticeable. And ofc the GPU on mi9 which is so so much better than Huawei Kirins.

2. RKKK24

Posts: 2; Member since: Apr 05, 2019

And what about my question? :-/ ... Is it possible to take photo in 10MP (binned) "RAW"? I know P30 pro can take 40MP RAW photo (.dng) via stock app. But I personally would prefer 10MP option because 10MP RAW would have less noise, less artifacts, higher dynamic range and it needs less memory.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1453; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I saw a video with that on the p20 pro. Booted at work YouTube channel. Professional photographer reviews the p20 or something like that

4. bincema24

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 08, 2019

I have the p30 pro and one thing no one is saying is that when you use video mode it crops. A bit disappointed because I really wanted to use the wide angle lens on video mode

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