Huawei Mate 30 Series Singapore Price and Review

Huawei cannot be out of the news. On the one hand they have been banned by the U.S. Government which means Google’s services will not work on their phones and on the other hand, they make some breath-taking phones that are probably the best in class. In today’s review of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, we cover if these phones are worth buying or not.

Huawei Mate 30 Series Singapore Review

 

Huawei Mate 30 Pro Specifications

FeaturesSpecifications
Display6.53-inch OLED screen
Operating SystemEMUI 10 based on Android 10
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 990
RAM and Storage8GB with 128GB/256GB
Primary Camera40MP + 8MP + 40MP 3D TOF Camera
Selfie Camera32MP 3D TOF Camera
Battery4500 mAh
Google Support

No

Huawei Mate 30 Specification

FeaturesSpecifications
Display6.62-inch OLED screen
Operating SystemEMUI 10 based on Android 10
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 990
RAM and Storage6GB/8GB with 128GB/128GB
Primary Camera40MP + 8MP + 16MP 3D TOF Camera
Selfie Camera24MP 3D TOF Camera
Battery4200 mAh

The Mate 30 Pro is a super futuristic looking device that unfortunately has a questionable future because it doesn’t have Google’s services. But having said that, the Mate 30 and the Mate 30 Pro’s are one of the best phones out there. Here are the details

Design and Display

When it comes to the design, there aren’t too many phones that look better than the Mate 30 and 30 Pro. Like we said earlier, it looks futuristic and the way the camera is placed on the back. It’s breathtaking. It’s also got the waterfall display. The waterfall display isn’t just a gimmick, its expected to extend the capabilities of the screen to the sides as well.

This means you don’t have volume rocker buttons, but you have volume touch buttons. The screen for the Mate 30 Pro is 6.53-inch, whereas it’s 6.62-inches for the Mate 30. It’s a beautiful looking OLED display that isn’t as great as the Mate 20, but it still works.

Because the display extends to the sides, there are issues with holding the phone or accidentally activating the volume buttons and the toughest part is getting the right phone cases.

As the power button is on the same side, once in a while we automatically turned the phone off when we intended to change the volume.

The back of the phones, on both the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro in our opinion looks awesome. Huawei has gone for the reflective look instead of the colour heavy, patterned, gradient look.

This gives the phones a very futuristic look.

Chipset, Storage and Other Features

The Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro use the same chipset, the Hisilicon Kirin 990 processor with 8GB RAM for the Mate 30 Pro and the 6GB and 8GB RAM versions for the Mate 30. These two phones also run on the Mali-G76 GPU. The first of its kind on any phone.

Both the phones have dual-sim capabilities. You can use 5G enabled SIM cards, or use of the slots as a nano-memory card.
The speakers on most phones are at the base, but the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro’ speakers are within the display. Is this a good addition?

There is a bit of vibration on the display when the call volume is low, but the quality of the sound is crystal clear and it’s one of the best out there in terms of clarity.

Software

The Kirin processor ensures that the software plays its role beautifully. This is a great phone to use with some Apple-esque way of handling things. The EMUI 10 is a beautiful combination of Android and iOS interface.

They have some nifty features like camera based auto rotation. The mate 30 and 30 pro’s autorotation works based on how you are looking at the phone. If you tilt your head, the phone will auto rotate. A pretty nifty feature!

The gesture features have been taken to the next level. From scrolling to taking screenshots, you can perform simple gestures to get the phone to do your bidding.

The 3D face detection on the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is seriously amazing. It’s the best in class and even better than Apple’s facial recognition on the iPhone.

Cameras

The Mate 30 Pro and the Mate 30 cameras are almost the same, except the latter has a 16MP ultra wide camera and the Pro has a 40MP ultra wide camera. A pretty big difference.

The Mate 30 Pro’s cameras are ridiculously good. A massive upgrade on the older devices and with improved software and hardware. There is no company in the world who work hard on their cameras like Huawei does with the exception of Apple.

The main camera of the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro is designed for shooting videos. Super high quality videos. So even if you don’t use the Google services, this is still perfect for taking photos and videos.

It’s very good in low-light shots and the post processing times have dropped dramatically. There is less noise in the shots thanks to the software upgrades.

The ultrawide camera on the Mate 30 Pro and the Mate 30 is one of the best out there. The portrait shots are excellent with advanced edge detection and the cameras can shoot in a whopping 7680fps. Yeah that is not a typo.

There is 5x optical zoom, but for most users the 3x is sufficient. Is this the best camera on a smartphone? Arguably and in our opinions it’s right up there.

Battery

4500 mAh battery on the Mate 30 pro and the 4200 mAh on the Mate 30 are wonder batteries with lives of two days easily. Even when you use the phone extensively, the battery will last for more than a day. Absolute powerhouses.

Huawei Mate 30 Series Singapore Price

Huawei Mate 30 8/128GB

Huawei Mate 30 Pro 8/256GB

Huawei Mate 30 Series Final Verdict

This can’t be a straightforward review because the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro really lack one major thing that everybody expects in an Android phone. Google’s services. Can these phones survive without them? The truth is, they can’t. There was a workaround in the past, but that has been shut down too.

This phone really works well in China, but if you are outside of China’s borders, there will be problems.

But if you are just talking about the phone. The Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are amazing marvels of engineering. They are cutting edge and if not for the Google issue, they would be the best phones in the planet.

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