30 Is The New 20 : Huawei P30 Review

In life, it seems that as each generation evolves we are getting younger and in so many ways, smarter. I’m sure you’d agree that phrases such as ‘fifty is the new forty’ are far easy to identify with now. Our attitudes, the information we source, the tips, the shortcuts and most definitely our overall knowledge, has meant that, to me, there’s less of a divide between decades, there’s now a far smoother transition. And as I have discovered, this mantra also seems to run through to technology – and more specifically, the new Huawei P30.


Cards on the table, I have used the Huawei phone since the launch of their revolutionary P9 and more or less, enjoyed each evolution since. As a smartphone brand, Huawei tends to have three launches a year, the P, Nova and Mate each with their own target market – Social, Practical and Business (they may term these differently though). Last month saw the launch of the P30 and I have managed to get my hands on one, here’s the low down.


P30 and P30 Pro offer the next move in technology, speed, memory and camera advancement, with the Pro receiving the biggest jumps in terms of Leica quad camera, a superzoom, long lasting battery and wireless charging but don’t be alarmed, the P30 hasn’t lacked in any Huawei attention.


Technically, the P30 mobile has a 6.1″ (15.49 cm) display that comes with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, all running on the Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system. It has an Octa core (2.6 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A73 + 1.92 GHz, Dual core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53) processor paired with 6 GB of RAM and a 3650 mAh battery. However, none of that should really concern you – just know that it’s fast and lasts a long, long time.


More importantly, it has a 40MP (super sensing) + 16MP (ultra wide angle) + 8MP (telephoto) rear camera set up and a 32MP on the front that all come with some kind of sensor (Light, Proximity, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope). What this means is that the P30 takes outstanding pictures, of everything, in virtually any light. Plus (on the subject of sensors) it also has a fingerprint sensor that is built into the screen for easy unlocking.


Gamers be aware that for graphical performance that can make games run smoothly, this phone has got a Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and it comes with an onboard storage of 128 GB with the option to expand the memory by up to 256 GB.


Of course, design is one of the most important factors when it comes to mobile phones and the P30 sits nicely in the palm of your hand, mind you it should as it’s 7.5 mm slim and only weighs 165 grams.


This ‘next generation’ Huawei is more modern, sleeker, faster and, when it comes to photography, more epic than ever (especially when you conside the Pro), however, it’s also easy to understand and use, more intuitive, for those less technically minded. So as in life, the P30 is most defineately, the new P20.