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Huawei means business with the P series...

Cameras are where the P series shine and Huawei seems to be taking a shot at Samsung's Galaxy S10 Plus with the P30 Pro. The previous P20 and P20 Pro were great when it came to cameras. Co-manufactured with Leica, a camera specialist company, the new models do not disappoint.

Design and Display

The phones share a most of the design on the front. Both feature Huawei's dewdrop camera and minimal bezels. In these models, it appears that Huawei is bent on ironing out all the bezel it can. The Pro version comes with a curved screen that further eliminates bezels on two sides.

Huawei P30 Pro, Credits: Huawei

On the other side, the phones feature a vertical camera array housing three cameras. Both the phones are of the same materials and come in similar gradient colors. To name a few, there is the vibrant Aurora and the somber black.

As for the display, the P30 comes with a 6.1 inch OLED display with a 2340x1080 resolution. On the other hand, the P30 Pro is larger with a 6.47 inch curved OLED display with the same resolution.

Cameras

While both the phones share a selfie camera of 32MP, the same isn't the case for the rear cameras. The Pro features four cameras compared to three in P30. The main camera is the same 40MP Super Spectrum Wide angle lens on both. However, the wide angle lens, which provides "Ultra wide angle" is 16MP in P30 and 20MP in Pro.

Similarly, the telephone lens are both 8MP but the P30 is capped at 5x zoom while the Pro can zoom all the way to 10x; without loss in quality, as the company claims. However, the Time-of-flight camera is missing in the P30 which gives a depth effect.

Battery

Both the models come with a sizable battery. The P30 comes with 3650mAh and 25W Huawei SuperCharge. The exciting thing is that with this SuperCharge, the phones can reach up to 70% battery in just 30 minutes. The Pro differs here significantly. It has 4200mAh battery with the additional support of wireless charging. Additionally, it can charge other devices wirelessly, those that are wirelessly charge capable.

Huawei P30 Specs and Price

  • Display: 6.1" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera: 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage: 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery: 3650 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • LTE
  • NFC

Huawei P30 Pro Specs and Price

  • Display: 6.5" 1080 x 2340 pixels
  • Camera: 40 MP / 32 MP front
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage: 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • Fingerprint
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC

Huawei announced the P30 and P30 Pro on March 26 at an event in Paris. It will release on April 6.