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 24 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...


Daily Express

Anyone who is up to the challenge and plumps for the Mate 30 Pro is going to fall in love with its futuristic curved display, its supremely capable rear-cameras, and its clever notification hiding that promises to keep your texts between you and the sender – no matter where you are.

- Joseph Carey, Daily Express
DxOMark

If you’re planning to use your phone to listen to media using its single speaker, the Mate 30 Pro isn’t a great option. However, if you’re more interested in using it for recording, its microphones are the best of any phone we have tested so far, with excellent frequency response and overall recordi...

- David Cardinal, DxOMark
Ausdroid

As an enthusiast, the Mate 30 Pro is an interesting proposition, but even then, I’d recommend caution. You’d have to be prepared for the playing field to change at any time. Yes, it could change for the better (with a Google licence to Huawei to allow official Google apps), but it could also change...

- Chris Rowland, Ausdroid
DxOMark

The LTE version of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro was the top-ranked device for DXOMARK Camera since its launch in September 2019, thanks to excellent performance across all test areas. It has now been dethroned by the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, which unsurprisingly delivers very similar image and video quality...

- Lars Rehm, DxOMark
Cnet

The slick Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a powerhouse phone with a stellar camera. It's also useless outside of China.

- Daniel Van Boom, Cnet


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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. Huawei's performance ratings are 1210 minutes, 898 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mate 30 Pro Specs

Brand Huawei
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 Up to: 1099 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 898 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1210 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17.5 days
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


Daily Express

Infinitely better than it has any right to be

from Daily Express

Anyone who is up to the challenge and plumps for the Mate 30 Pro is going to fall in love with its futuristic curved display, its supremely capable rear-cameras, and its clever notification hiding that promises to keep your texts between you and the sender – no matter where you are.

Read full review

Anyone who is up to the challenge and plumps for the Mate 30 Pro is going to fall in love with its futuristic curved display, its supremely capable rear-cameras, and its clever notification hiding that promises to keep your texts between you and the sender – no matter where you are.

Read full review

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DxOMark

Good overall playback for a mono-channel device

from DxOMark

If you’re planning to use your phone to listen to media using its single speaker, the Mate 30 Pro isn’t a great option. However, if you’re more interested in using it for recording, its microphones are the best of any phone we have tested so far, with excellent frequency response and overall recording volume.

Read full review

If you’re planning to use your phone to listen to media using its single speaker, the Mate 30 Pro isn’t a great option. However, if you’re more interested in using it for recording, its microphones are the best of any phone we have tested so far, with excellent frequency response and overall recording volume.

Read full review

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Ausdroid

Without Google mobile services, this phone isn’t very useful

from Ausdroid

As an enthusiast, the Mate 30 Pro is an interesting proposition, but even then, I’d recommend caution. You’d have to be prepared for the playing field to change at any time. Yes, it could change for the better (with a Google licence to Huawei to allow official Google apps), but it could also...More

As an enthusiast, the Mate 30 Pro is an interesting proposition, but even then, I’d recommend caution. You’d have to be prepared for the playing field to change at any time. Yes, it could change for the better (with a Google licence to Huawei to allow official Google apps), but it could also change for the worse (Google neutering its software entirely).

Read full review

Less

DxOMark

High levels of detail in most test conditions

from DxOMark

The LTE version of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro was the top-ranked device for DXOMARK Camera since its launch in September 2019, thanks to excellent performance across all test areas. It has now been dethroned by the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, which unsurprisingly delivers very similar image and video qual...More

The LTE version of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro was the top-ranked device for DXOMARK Camera since its launch in September 2019, thanks to excellent performance across all test areas. It has now been dethroned by the Huawei Mate 30 Pro 5G, which unsurprisingly delivers very similar image and video quality in most situations, but has been refined in some key areas through optimized software tuning.

Read full review

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Cnet

Don't even think about buying this phone

from Cnet

The slick Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a powerhouse phone with a stellar camera. It's also useless outside of China.

Read full review

The slick Huawei Mate 30 Pro is a powerhouse phone with a stellar camera. It's also useless outside of China.

Read full review

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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.

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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.

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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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