Huawei Mate 30, 30 Pro, 30 RS hands-on review

20 Sept 2019


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Vegan Leather... "We played with this edition for a few minutes, and while it sure looks like leather, it feels more like plastic".

That's because in all likelihood that's exactly what it is - plastic. Genuine leather comes from animal hide, so the only way it's vegan is if it's synthetic. In other words, "vegan leather" is marketing glamorisation nonsense for "artificial leather" - you know, like "sanitation specialist" for "janitor".

[deleted post]Flagship? Maybe not even Lite version.

AverageUser, 21 Sep 2019My expectatons were low, but DAMN... I knew the back would be ug... moreMy expectation on Note 10 low as well...when it came out, damnnn its became even lower...same old same old look as others, dejavu feeling with a single mole on the front forehead.

Mate 30 circular area are camera module. DSLR & actual camera are circular. Lumia got one of the best design, using circular camera module. Spill it boy, its just because this thing is not Samsung rite? Hopefully next year Samsung outs with this circular module camera as well, see how u react.

AverageUser, 21 Sep 2019My expectatons were low, but DAMN... I knew the back would be ug... moreAs its resembling pro cameras, every full size camera is ugly for you. What a good sense you got.

My expectatons were low, but DAMN... I knew the back would be ugly, but this is just next level, this is comparable to iPhone 11 Pro ugly...

  • s-pen pusher

i am not a fan of samsung anymore, but just a heads up- that air gesture has been with samsung way back 2013, and the smart rotate wherein the orientation of the screen follows the orientation of your head was first implemented in gs3 in 2012. i would admit this is one good looking phone- i don't mind the notch nor even if it had punch hole; i adore the back especially that rounded camera island; and the new cameras do up the ante a bit higher. what holds me back though, as with other samsung flagships, is the curved screen edges. i don't mind the absence of google services, i can still have it on my other devices. just for the camera though, i think i will be selling my xperia 1 and get the mate 30 pro. hmmm... mate 30 pro or iphone 11 pro max?

As usual, the regular version is better and less expensive than the Pro version (3.5mm headphone jack, flat screen, smaller notch, etc...)

  • Anonymous

No google services is good for those who want not to be spied on by government. I am sure that huawei also has spyware in china as google, samsung, apple, intel...and everybody else. But chinese government is not interested in what john or george does, if he avoids taxes, if he speaks bad about government... they only want your money. On the other hand, all usa companies are forced to submit your data to government. Read about lava mail history if you do not think it is so. Eye opener

  • Josh V

A super expensive phone with no google support. Best used for chinese people only.

after google banned huawei, p30 pro price drop ridiculously here in indonesia... it's even cheaper than s10e.. it seems people here in indonesia really lost interest after google vs huawei... i'm kinda hope google ban still applied until january 2020 so i can buy this :)

  • Anonymous

That 7680 fps gonna need extremely well lit conditions.

  • Anonymous

[deleted post]Yeah inventing the Nokia lumia 1020 of android lol.

Where is Mate 30 X?

  • Nathan

Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019So, if you are linstening to music or podcast and need to make v... moreNo you don't. I have the p30 pro and can adjust volume listening to music or a podcast while screen is locked. Audio is actually fantastic

[deleted post]Agreed. Nothing really amazing but this phone at that high price. Phones in the mid-range pricing are pretty much the same as the Note and Pro for less

Anonymous, 20 Sep 2019So, if you are linstening to music or podcast and need to make v... moreno? you can just double tap the side and adjust the volume with the slider, it doesn't just turn off especially since there's an always on display.

Whats the use of Watch GT2? It seems quite over priced

  • Anonymous

So, if you are linstening to music or podcast and need to make volume up or down you need to wake phone up everytime?

That is awful .....

  • Anonymous

Lol this rounded display, I can feel the first scars and shatters after a couple day xD Worst idea ever to follow this smasung trend, especially with milion dollar amoled

  • Anonymous

You know

That dang phone is beautiful