Huawei P30 Review

Huawei shocked the industry with P30 Pro and its super-zoom camera, but there is one more phone that flies under the radar: the smaller regular P30 model is cheaper yet just as powerful...
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19. bajoe

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2019

I made account on phonearena only to say that this review is strange. You reviewed a phone, and starting each section by comparing it to the pro model, which cost much more. Of course the non-pro model is not as good as the pro model. If you were fair, you could also compare s10 with s10+, and for sure it won't be as good as s10+.

17. yalokiy

Posts: 1155; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Definitely a bias against Huawei. Sony Xperia 5 with much worse experience got an 8.0, this should be at 8.5.

14. jsdechavez

Posts: 818; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

This camera phone is way better than my P20 pro in terms of sharpening and saturation. Huawei lessened those two based on reviews from last year and now that they're closer to reality, it's marked as a con. How about you switch AI on? The camera set is an improved version of the P20 pro cameras. It has a 3.5 mm headset jack. The only thing lacking here for me is the lack of IP68. And phones without IP68 still get a score of 9/10, right?

12. Bowing

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2018

I really can't onderstand this review, the phone is better than last years P20, wich got An 8,5. This years P30 got a better screen, better processor, battery life. And your making it look like a worse version. Got the P30 with an offer for €371,00 It outlast my Samsung Galaxy S10+ Nightshots are great even on the normal photo mode with AI on. Dualview video recording? As mentioned above, as long as it is not an iPhone the rates here are just speculations... It's not a perfect phone I know, but what phone is? So for the next review better do your homework properly

13. Gustaurus

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 03, 2018

Yes.. minimum score for P30 should be 8.5 considering the cheaper price than P30 Pro while P30 Pro score is 9.0. This is also cheaper than Galaxy S10 which also has 9.0 score. Score 7.9 means only "good". It should be "very good" considering price n size. Yes this phone is not "great" level (9.0 above score).

10. wickedwilly

Posts: 789; Member since: Sep 19, 2018

Yet another biased review. XR score 9.0 here 7.8. Very large display is a pro on the XR, same size in the P30 and no mention; Excellent battery life on the XR only very good on P30 yet it lasts longer; Far better screen on P30 yet it is a con on the P30, yet PA only mention the lower resolution on the XR; No compact option of the P30, nor so on the XR so why not mention it there?; Intelligent design on the XR, yet the P30 has more usable screen are and no huge notch or camera hump and does have larger bezels ..... the list is even longer I could go on. This iPhone bias needs to go if reviews and battery tests are to be taken seriously on Phone Arena.

8. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

iPhone or Android?

6. Seanetta unregistered

My screen looks great don't understand what Phone Arena is on about

5. Nicoglx

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 23, 2017

Support for wireless charging? I thought only the Pro had WC.

9. S4NDY

Posts: 277; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

You need buy Huawei P30 wireless charging case

4. irwan92

Posts: 57; Member since: Feb 12, 2013

Hoo lee sheeet.. its a bias towards Chinese. Are u in the trade war between trump and china?

3. User123456789 unregistered

Phone Arena is a tech site that has readers from all over the planet. I still do not know why is a CON the fact a device does not work with CDMA network in USA.

2. hellhr

Posts: 41; Member since: Feb 25, 2016

Bleak colors? Sure, because you didnt bother to turn on AI...

1. afrohoxha

Posts: 264; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I don't get this score compared to iPhone XR...

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

The logo on the phone correlates directly to the score here on Phonearena. Meanwhile, no quick pull-down for notifications? I'm using emui 9.0 on my P10 and it's there.

11. mootu

Posts: 1541; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

"I'm using emui 9.0 on my P10 and it's there." 4 Emui phones in my household and it's there on all of them.

16. SmartPhoneMobiles

Posts: 189; Member since: Oct 16, 2016

they just lying to confuse pl who has no idea
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