#PRODUCTWATCH: HUAWEI P30 PRO
Sometimes in life we are a bit quick to judge the unknown. If you asked me a year ago if I could see myself using a Huawei phone, I would’ve cried blasphemy, knowing well my brand loyalties. Flash-forward to now and I find myself back-peddling on my opinion.
The Huawei P30 Pro is unlike any phone I’ve used ever before. Being an avid Photographer whether it be on the Red Carpet, posing for Selfies with the stars, chronicling my food adventures or visits to my equine friends, my digital brand depends very much on a proper Smartphone. The device itself is almost as important as the content I deliver. We didn’t get voted Now Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Blogger wasting precious moments in our day. A ride on the subway is an opportunity to connect with my Readers. A lull in my day is a chance to tell you about something great I’ve discovered. I’ll admit most of the content I deliver on my Blog whether it be Reviews, First Looks or our famous Canada-wide Giveaways, more often than not is drafted on-the-go. While nothing can replace an SLR, my camera finally has met its match in the Huawei P30 Pro and its Leica Quad Camera System transfixing light and space. We love not having to upload photos from our SLR to our Smartphone via an upload utility when we can take actual SLR-quality pictures right on our phone itself.
Count ’em, the Huawei P30 Pro has FOUR Camera options:
•SuperZoom (50x) Lens
•40 MP Super Sensing Camera
•20 MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens
•HUAWEI TOF Camera
Also, don’t forget there’s a SpectacularMacro feature, letting you photograph with amazing clarity at 2.5 cm away from your subject. Detail you need to see to believe.
I confess, I am obsessed most with the Huawei P30 Pro‘s Portrait mode and continually find myself in awe at the breathtaking results the phone yields. Few can decipher the quality difference between a photo I’ve taken on the phone versus my SLR. If anything, the phone photos had more depth and richness in many instances.
The Huawei P30 Pro has an unparalleled 256GB storage for your photos, music, videos and files and operates with up to 8GB RAM on its 7 NM Processor. It literally could, if you dare, substitute a laptop with the array of apps you can access on Google Play Store, but know that its MateBook functionality too easily lets you transfer files to your laptop in seconds if you’re OCD about backing-up your files like me.
We can vouch that even after snapping content endlessly, plus loading the device with several high-power consuming apps for photo and video editing, we still couldn’t even put a dent in its memory capacity. This gives us sheer confidence that the phone is a keeper and something we can depend on.
Let’s talk aesthetics. The eye-pleasing phone comes in Breathing Crystal (I would have picked this!) and Black, with a 6.47″ OLED Dewdrop display and double 3D-curved glass body. We admit its sleekness makes it a bit slippery on the surface, so we wouldn’t use the phone without a proper case.
It synced beautifully via Bluetooth with the Honda Accord Hybrid we test-drove and our headset too. Note, there is no Audio jack and this is problematic if you need that for microphones or headphones. We will say though that the phone captures audio beautifully so you might be okay without a mic if you’re a Content Creator.
The Huawei P30 Pro has IP68 water and dust resistance for added peace of mind and protection. Best of all, its super-fast charge can arm you with up to 70% power in 30 minutes. This is just as good as several of its closest competitors in the market.
We won’t lie, the phone has a few quirks including making you set a PIN should you need to connect to VPN with the device for your job. We found it all too easily landed on Aperture, Pro and Video camera modes when trying to launch the camera, which is a bit of a nuisance when all you want to do is take a simple snap and do it on the fly. Another pain point is its Touch-Disable mode which triggers an error every time your fingers touch the top of the phone screen, not letting you proceed further in the name of preventing the trigger of accidental operations. We couldn’t take it no more and finally found a way to disable it in the phone’s settings. Honestly, we’re good Huawei – less is more, sometimes. These however are small issues if you look at the value and scope of what the phone can offer you. The phone excites us.
Learn more about the device here.
See some of our favourite moments with the Huawei P30 Pro!
Food x Drink
We love our horses! See how gorgeous these Snaps turned out from our day at the Woodbine Oaks, a major precursor to the historic Queen’s Plate later this month!
We also loved catching-up with our Godkids @APicByMrWill + @MrWillTheHorse too and took some gorgeous snaps of them on the Huawei P30 Pro as well!
With TIFF ’19 approaching quickly, a phone like the Huawei P30 Pro could do wonders chronicling our star-studded adventures. You never know who we’ll lens! If Gal Gadot approves, so do we!
(Photo credit: Huawei/Mr. Will Wong)