Introducing the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro | Hub
Last year’s P20 and P20 Pro were arguably 2 of 2018’s best smartphones. So, we’re excited to see that this year’s new Huawei phones look like they’re going to follow suit.
Meet the P30 and P30 Pro
The new P30 and P30 Pro are here. Huawei unveiled a brand-new design this year – a double 3D curved glass body and a range of new gradient colours.
The P30 is the smaller of the 2 with a 6.1in FDH+ OLED display. And the P30 Pro boasts a 6.47in FDH+ curved OLED display. Both phones have a tiny dewdrop-shaped notch for the front camera. And with the fingerprint sensor in the display, there’s no home button either.
They’re narrower than some new phones we’ve seen recently – thanks to slim bezels – and sit comfortably in your hand.
Rewrite the rules of photography
The P20 Pro gained a rep for having a pro-quality camera. And we were keen to see how the P30 Pro shaped up.
We weren’t disappointed. As expected, it was all about the camera.
The P30 has a ‘SuperSensing’ Leica triple rear camera with a 40MP lens, 16MP ultra-wide lens, and 8MP telephoto lens.
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the P30 Pro has a Leica quad camera. Yes, that’s 4 lenses. A 40MP, 20MP ultra-wide lens, a new 8MP periscope telephoto lens that gives the P30 Pro more optical zoom power. And then there’s Huawei’s new time of flight or ToF sensor.
Better low light photography
The 40MP camera on both phones uses the world’s first RYYB – red, yellow, yellow, blue – ‘SuperSpectrum sensor. Combine that new sensor with Huawei’s highest ever light sensitivity ISO of 409600 and get 40% more light. Now taking brilliant, clear photos is easy. Even low light or dark conditions.
Best in class zoom
Losing definition when you zoom in is irritating. But that’s not an issue with the P30 series. The P30 has a 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 30x digital zoom. Close up shots taken on the P30 are crisp, clear, and defined.
The P30 Pro has the most powerful ‘superzoom yet, with 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and a huge 50x digital zoom. Add OIS – Optical Image Stabilisation – into the mix and you can zoom in more closely and more clearly than ever before.
Take your best selfies
Both new phones have a 32MP front-facing camera and use AI HDR+ and an improved portrait mode to capture more detail. Your selfies will be picture perfect – no filter needed.
How about video?
Huawei’s upped their game when it comes to taking videos. That ‘SuperSpectrum’ sensor we mentioned earlier plays an important part and lets you take perfect video, even in low-light conditions.
You can zoom 10x too. That means you can get a perfectly clear close-up shot of the band, even from the back row. And, you don’t have to worry about shaky footage either. AIS plus OIS make your videos smooth and steady, no tripod in sight.
If you really want to impress, use dual-video view. You can record your main view of the stage and to get a perfect close-up of the band, at the same time. That’s right, 2 cameras working at exactly the same time.
Stronger and more powerful
The P30 series uses Huawei’s revolutionary Kirin 980 chipset and the most powerful AI chipset on the market. That means both phones are stronger and more powerful.
A longer lasting battery
The battery on last year’s P20 Pro was impressive but this year it’s even better. 27% better to be exact. Bigger batteries plus intelligent power-saving tech means you don’t need to worry about carrying a charger around with you.
And if you do need to refuel, you can get up to 70% charge in 30 minutes thanks to SuperCharge.
Hate messing around with charger cables? The P30 Pro can be charged up using Wireless Quick Charge. No cables, no wires, just charge and go.
And with Reverse Charge, you can charge up anything from earbuds to your mate’s phone – sharing is caring, after all.
How much do they cost?
The P30 will start at £32 a month with an upfront cost of £29. And the P30 Pro starts at £43 a month with the same upfront cost of £29.