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Huawei Mate 30 Pro, imperfect phone analysis

A phone for a very specific user

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

How is it possible that an almost perfect phone cannot be recommended for any user? Let me explain. If you are one of those who are continuously installed ROMs, firmwares, third-party applications and browsing the bowels of your mobile operating system. I have it clear, he Huawei Mate 30 Pro It is an amazing phone that you will love.

Google's problem

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

However, if you are a more common user, who does not look for complications and wants things done … forget about this mobile. The reason? Surely you have heard something about it. The fights between China and the United States They have splashed Huawei, and it is doomed to not be able to use products from American companies. And what great American company has been working with Huawei so far? You are right, Google.

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Huawei has been unable to work with Google, and this implies that it cannot use its services. For you to understand it easy. This phone arrives no Gmail, no YouTube, no Chrome, no maps, no Play Store… basically without everything you didn't know you needed so much so far.

And it is so. I myself tried to use the phone as it came from the factory, but it has been impossible. I have lasted exactly 5 minutes, since when thinking about my essential applications I have encountered horror.

Because, let's get in position. Imagine that you dare not to depend on Google applications. Could you live with it? What proposals does Huawei offer to offset this loss? Well, in addition to the classic browser, a gallery for photos, a notebook and typical contact applications and other tools, EMUI It comes with App Gallery, which is nothing more than a Huawei application store to replace the gap left by the Play Store and from which to download applications.

The problem? That you will not find the applications you are looking for. At least not 99% of them. There is no WhatsApp, or Instagram, or Facebook, or Telegram, or Spotify … If we take a look, we can see how Huawei UK is doing an excellent job to bring many applications of English services to the App Gallery, however, the world-famous greats have disappeared.

Some of them can be obtained by downloading them from the internet, but others like WhatsApp will not work even for those, since they depend internally on Google services. And remember, they are gone forever.

So? What solution do we have left? Do you remember when I asked you at the beginning if you were a user of those who like to install strange things on your phone? Well, this is when the analysis of this Huawei Mate 30 Pro begins for you.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Install Google services on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro It is not complicated, but it requires handling several files and performing a series of actions that will require certain knowledge. This does not take more than 10 minutes, and once done, everything returns to normal as if nothing had happened to the United States. With this done, the phone makes more sense than ever, and now we begin to take advantage of its potential with greater comfort.

Technical performance

And since we talk about power, let's talk about numbers. This Mate 30 Pro comes with a processor Kirin 990, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB capacity. Not bad, right? This gives us excellent performance in games, everyday tasks and any other that needs power. It does not heat up at all and its incredible battery of 4,500 mAh It seems endless. Using it conscientiously it has lasted us for more than a day, and it also offers 27W wireless fast charging, so it is super comfortable to charge in a short time and without complications. To give you an idea, the iPhone 11 Pro charges cable at 18W.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Aesthetically it is very beautiful. It's something like a Samsung Galaxy Note. Very similar indeed, but at this point, almost all phones are very similar if we look them straight ahead. To differentiate, what Huawei has done is to include a generous notch in which to place 3 sensors, and remove all kinds of buttons to leave only the power.

This last decision is curious and will appeal to lovers of minimalism, but it could be annoying on some occasions. The reason is that to use the missing volume controls we will have to double-tap the curved bezel of the screen to reveal a scroll from which to control the volume of the device.

The solution is colorful and effective, but it is difficult to catch the trick at first because of the shape of the screen. Being so curved, at the beginning it touched the metal part of the chassis, which is the flattest part and where we would normally find the volume buttons. Instead, you have to touch more or less on the curve of the screen to work at first, and that makes us weird.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro

But it's time to move on to one of the great attractions of this phone, and it's nothing but cameras. As you can see, the Mate 30 Pro has four rear cameras perfectly neat and placed in a colorful circle, which does not have too much height and does not increase the thickness of the device too much, and that is not bad.

The four cameras are summarized in two sensors 40 megapixels with glasses 27mm and 18mm for photo and video respectively, an 8 megapixel sensor with 80mm telephoto and a 3D depth sensor. The combo is spectacular, and we guarantee that the resulting images are incredible.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro example camera

But among so many cameras we find a bit of confusion when using them. Or at least when the user can make the most of them. It must be clear that the wide angle is for video, and from 1x is for photo. In the end, the use of the sensor is defined by the chosen focal point, not the capture mode shown on the screen, and this could be confusing.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro example camera

The resulting photos are excellent, and although they look great during the day, the most striking thing is at night. The sensor does an amazing job, and it does so well, that the famous night mode that is so fashionable now is almost unnecessary. In fact, I like the results of the normal mode more than those of the night mode, which are more exaggerated and far from reality.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro example camera

The video section is also important to highlight, with 4K shots at 60 images per second very stabilized and with excellent quality. But if there is something especially striking, it is the new slow motion mode at 7680 frames per second, or what is the same, slow time 256 times. How can you see in the video that we have left you above, the results are incredible.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro example camera

On the other side, on the front, we will find a camera of 32 megapixels that accompanied by a 3D depth sensor will allow us to capture perfectly unfocused selfies, with the possibility of applying striking effects. And next to them, a third gesture recognition sensor that will allow us to control the phone without touching it. You know, make maneuvers and movements to activate a couple of functions, nothing especially interesting, but another functionality. Something that has been curious is that the phone is able to orient the screen as we are, again with the help of the depth sensor and the front camera. And this phone has everything, even an infrared port with which to control television.


Huawei Mate 30 Pro

As you can see, the Mate 30 Pro is an incredible device that is almost unrivaled if we take into account all its features. It stands out in performance, photography and design, so do we recommend your purchase? Let's go back to the beginning. Could you live without Google? This Mate 30 Pro, either. I think it's clear.

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