7.6/10
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The Huawei Mate 30 Pro currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.86 GHz
Screen Size
6.53"
Camera
40+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


AnandTech

Google services issues aside, I do have the feeling that Huawei is asking too much for a phone that is cutting several corners. The lack of stereo speakers, a better-quality screen, and a more complete camera experience (HDR processing, video quality) are I think the three main gripes about the phon...

- Andrei Frumusanu, AnandTech
Good Gear Guide

Ironic as it may sound, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for Android enthusiasts. Unless you see the limitations of the Mate 30 Pro as a challenge, you’re probably best served sitting this one out and waiting for this whole thing to blow over. 

- Fergus Halliday, Good Gear Guide
PCWorld

In some ways, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for enthusiasts but it’s that exact quality makes it extremely difficult to recommend for basically anyone else. If you don't see the inherent limitations here as a challenge rather than a compromise, this device isn't going to be for you. The h...

- Fergus Halliday, PCWorld
AndroidPIT

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a full-fledged premium smartphone and introduces some interesting new features compared to the previous generation. Featuring a beautiful design, it seeks to optimize the experience from all sides: display, camera and performance.

- Jessica Murgia, AndroidPIT
AndroidPIT

Considering the overall experience, it is difficult to find a weak point. Of course, there are some aspects that can be improved, from the management of the zoom in the app to the videos where the margin of improvement is even greater. In any case, for most users, the camera mounted on Mate 30 Pro c...

- Jessica Murgia, AndroidPIT


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Mate 30 Pro on October 31, 2019.


Huawei backs up the Mate 30 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mate 30 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.53"

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro's screen size is 6.53 inches with 1176 x 2400 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.86 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 990 Octa-core 2.86 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
40+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 40+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 32+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, nanoSD (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

Mate 30 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date October 31, 2019
Regions available UK
Networks
LTE:
700/800/850/900 /1500/1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990 Octa-core 2.86 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headset, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Cosmic Purple, Space Silver, Emerald Green, GreenBlack
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.81 x 7.31 x 0.88 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 198 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1176 x 2400 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 6.53 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, HDR, In-Screen Fingerprint Sensor
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info nanoSD (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
40+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, 2nd camera feature (40 MP, F1.6, SuperSensing, OIS), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
32+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F.20
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


AnandTech

Merely “good”, and not great nor outstanding

from AnandTech

Google services issues aside, I do have the feeling that Huawei is asking too much for a phone that is cutting several corners. The lack of stereo speakers, a better-quality screen, and a more complete camera experience (HDR processing, video quality) are I think the three main gripes about the p...More

Google services issues aside, I do have the feeling that Huawei is asking too much for a phone that is cutting several corners. The lack of stereo speakers, a better-quality screen, and a more complete camera experience (HDR processing, video quality) are I think the three main gripes about the phone. 1099€ is just too much to ask given these weaknesses.

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Good Gear Guide

Too weird to thrive, too rare to buy

from Good Gear Guide

Ironic as it may sound, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for Android enthusiasts. Unless you see the limitations of the Mate 30 Pro as a challenge, you’re probably best served sitting this one out and waiting for this whole thing to blow over. 

Read full review

Ironic as it may sound, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for Android enthusiasts. Unless you see the limitations of the Mate 30 Pro as a challenge, you’re probably best served sitting this one out and waiting for this whole thing to blow over. 

Read full review

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PCWorld

Too weird to thrive, too rare to buy

from PCWorld

In some ways, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for enthusiasts but it’s that exact quality makes it extremely difficult to recommend for basically anyone else. If you don't see the inherent limitations here as a challenge rather than a compromise, this device isn't going to be for you....More

In some ways, Huawei have made the ultimate smartphone for enthusiasts but it’s that exact quality makes it extremely difficult to recommend for basically anyone else. If you don't see the inherent limitations here as a challenge rather than a compromise, this device isn't going to be for you. The hardware of the Mate 30 Pro is easy to admire but the software makes it almost impossible to recommend.

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AndroidPIT

The best Mate you can't have

from AndroidPIT

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a full-fledged premium smartphone and introduces some interesting new features compared to the previous generation. Featuring a beautiful design, it seeks to optimize the experience from all sides: display, camera and performance.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a full-fledged premium smartphone and introduces some interesting new features compared to the previous generation. Featuring a beautiful design, it seeks to optimize the experience from all sides: display, camera and performance.

Read full review

Less

AndroidPIT

The forbidden fruit

from AndroidPIT

Considering the overall experience, it is difficult to find a weak point. Of course, there are some aspects that can be improved, from the management of the zoom in the app to the videos where the margin of improvement is even greater. In any case, for most users, the camera mounted on Mate 30 Pr...More

Considering the overall experience, it is difficult to find a weak point. Of course, there are some aspects that can be improved, from the management of the zoom in the app to the videos where the margin of improvement is even greater. In any case, for most users, the camera mounted on Mate 30 Pro can only be a fun tool with which to capture memories.

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Digital Camera World

The best camera phone you shouldn’t buy

from Digital Camera World

Despite its fantastic camera, which outperforms the Google Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro in certain situations, we can’t recommend the Huawei Mate 30 Pro to anyone outside China until it gets the Play Store – unless you’re actively trying to avoid Google’s reach.

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Despite its fantastic camera, which outperforms the Google Pixel 4 and iPhone 11 Pro in certain situations, we can’t recommend the Huawei Mate 30 Pro to anyone outside China until it gets the Play Store – unless you’re actively trying to avoid Google’s reach.

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Pocketnow

The best phone you can’t get, and that’s OK

from Pocketnow

On one hand, we have the best of the best in terms of hardware and innovation, all wrapped in a beautiful package. As I said when I first met the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei launched a 2020 phone in 2019. Yes, it’s that good. But on the other hand, if you’re relying on the Google ecosystem, with its...More

On one hand, we have the best of the best in terms of hardware and innovation, all wrapped in a beautiful package. As I said when I first met the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei launched a 2020 phone in 2019. Yes, it’s that good. But on the other hand, if you’re relying on the Google ecosystem, with its apps and services, you have a tough decision to make. You won’t go wrong if you buy this phone, but everyone will understand if you skip it, at least until there’s a GMS solution out there. Pitty, again, but it is what it is…

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TechieLobang

One of the best Android phones

from TechieLobang

The HUAWEI Mate30 Pro is one of the best Android phones in 2019. From its unique design to the features on the phone, Huawei has become the leader in pushing the limits of Android smartphones. However, because of the ban, they will need to change their strategy fast. No consumers will wait for a...More

The HUAWEI Mate30 Pro is one of the best Android phones in 2019. From its unique design to the features on the phone, Huawei has become the leader in pushing the limits of Android smartphones. However, because of the ban, they will need to change their strategy fast. No consumers will wait for a phone manufacturer for too long. There are many brands out there for them to choose from.

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Stuff

Gorgeous design, fantastic camera

from Stuff

All things said and done, the Mate 30 Pro looks and feels like a slice of the future. It’s bold, is arguably the best-looking phone of its generation, has a champion of a camera, stacks of power and an engulfing screen. Getting it with no Play Store is an expensive gamble, though, which makes i...More

All things said and done, the Mate 30 Pro looks and feels like a slice of the future. It’s bold, is arguably the best-looking phone of its generation, has a champion of a camera, stacks of power and an engulfing screen. Getting it with no Play Store is an expensive gamble, though, which makes it impossible to recommend to almost anyone in the west.

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GSMArena

Can't be recommended for anyone outside of China

Huawei's created the best Mate yet, and we're really liking the 30 Pro. Too bad that's happened in a year when the company doesn't get to pre-install Google apps for its users, essentially making the phone unusable in the Western world out of the box. Otherwise the Mate 30 Pro has it all - specta...More

Huawei's created the best Mate yet, and we're really liking the 30 Pro. Too bad that's happened in a year when the company doesn't get to pre-install Google apps for its users, essentially making the phone unusable in the Western world out of the box. Otherwise the Mate 30 Pro has it all - spectacular display, exemplary endurance, picture quality to make others jealous, class-leading performance.

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