Comparing the new Huawei P30 Pro versus the Mate 20 Pro, still our favourite phone in 2019. We’ve been hands-on with the new flagship handset and it’s even better than the Mate, improving on the specs and camera hardware in a number of ways – while bringing back our favourite features from the previous model.
The P30 Pro has completely overhauled optics for one. You still get an ultra-wide angle and telephoto lens, but Huawei has boosted the optical zoom to 5x thanks to the periscope design. Plus, the new Super Spectrum capture means brighter, more realistic photos and video.
Both the new 2019 flagship and last year’s Mate 20 Pro sport the Kirin 980 chipset and Huawei’s EMUI 9.1 software, as well as 40W Super Charge and full wireless charging support. They also share an OLED display with in-screen fingerprint sensor, furthering the similarities in this comparison. However, the new P30 Pro ditches that earpiece speaker for the new Electro Magnetic Levitation vibration feature.
Are you tempted by the new P30 handset? If you already own the Mate 20 Pro, an upgrade would be rather extravagant – we love both of Huawei’s smartphones. Check out my P30 Pro versus P20 Pro video for more!