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Huawei Mate 30

Huawei Mate 30
$699
Brand: Huawei
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.62-inch Fulll-HD+ OLED display
  • Camera 40MP + 8MP + 16MP Main/ 24 MP front
  • Storage 128 GB
  • RAM 6/8 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.86 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 990
  • OS Android 10; EMUI 10

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9.7
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 10 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 10 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

The Huawei Mate 30 is the latest smartphone from Huawei, under the Mate-series. It is also the direct successor of last year’s Mate 20, and come with the company’s current top techs, and even has a Pro and a 5G Network version. It comes with a large 6.62-inch OLED Full-HD+ display, with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, and still retains a notch overhead, which houses the speaker grill and other sensors, including the front facing camera.

Specification wise, the Mate 30 is powered by huawei’s self-made HiSilicon Kirin 990 CPU. This is an octa-core processor comprising of a dual-core 2.86 GHz Cortex-A76, dual-core 2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 and a quad-core 1.86 GHz Cortex-A55 CPUs, along with Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, 6/8GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB via Nano Memory (NM) slot.

On the camera department, the Mate 30 pack 3-lenses at the back, a combination of a 40MP main sensor, along with an 8 MP telephoto secondary sensor and a 16 MP ultrawide third sensor. The main sensor is a 1/1.7″ sensor with RYYB color filter and f/1.8 aperture. The 8MP telephoto camera has 3x optical and 5x hybrid zoom on board, with OIS on both first and second sensor. The ultrawide camera however, drops down to a 16MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture, while living selfie duties to a 24MP front-facing sensor. 

Whats more? Noticed that there’s no any fingerprint sensor within the body? Yes, because the device comes with an in-screen fingerprint scanner. This unit is only 2G/3G/4G enabled with supportffor either single or dual SIM cards. You are also getting a 4200mAh non-removable battery, which has support for 40W wired charging, 27W wireless charging and as well as support for Power Bank or Reverse wireless charging. The device runs on Android 10 based on EMUI v10, but without Google services out of the box. Other key specifications and silent features of the Huawei Mate 30 are detailed in the specs table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / 4G LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network Bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 32(1500), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 66(1700/2100)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat21 1400/200 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 160.8 x 76.1 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 3.00 x 0.33 in)
Weight 196 g (6.91 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Type Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.62 inches, 107.6 cm2 (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~389 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 10; EMUI 10
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 990 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2x2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.86 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP16

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 6/8 GB
Card Slot Nano Memory (NM), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 40MP + 8MP + 16MP Main Camera Sensors
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Sensor size - 1/1.7"
Leica camera
Vario Summilux-H
Phase detection
Laser autofocus
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 27
mm
720p @ 960 fps
Secondary sensor: 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4", PDAF, Lazer AF, OIS, 3x optical zoom
Tertiary sensor: 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
Video Resolution 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 24-megapixel front-facing camera
Camera Features FaceID
HDR+
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, Dual stereo speakers
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
Wireless Charging Yes, Fast wireless charging 27W
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 600 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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