Huawei introduced a smartphone Mate 30 without the support of Google: a review

Huawei Mate 30 has quadricamere from Leica, design by Porsche, but without access to Google

Evgeniy Opanasenko

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Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

The price of Huawei Mate Pro 30 reaches 2095 euros

Chinese manufacturer Huawei announced a new smartphone Mate Mate 30 and 30 Pro. Despite the outstanding technical characteristics and quality camera innovations have discovered a serious flaw – blocked access to Google services, which could adversely affect its sales. Despite the fact that Mate and Mate 30 30 Pro run Android with a shell EMUI, applications have to download third-party online stores, and use Gmail, YouTube and other resources have only the browser, not with Chrome.

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Screen

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Screen Huawei Mate Pro 30 with 88-degree bend

Huawei Mate Pro 30 has a very attractive characteristics: a 6.53-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1176 pixels with technology Always On Display. Also the screen is bent at both ends at 88 degrees – this technology is called Waterfall. The smartphone has no physical volume buttons – they are “virtual” and is available by double clicking on the edge of the display.

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Normal Mate 30, meanwhile, has of 6.62-inch OLED screen (2340х1080 pixels) without rounded edges. The base Mate 30 looks simpler than its brighter partner. However, according to Engadget, the screen is the Pro version still may feel uncomfortable due to the registration of accidental taps on the touch the edges, as was shown by the negative experience with the Galaxy Edge.

Battery and processor

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Huawei Mate 30 Pro got a battery capacity of 4500 mAh, while Huawei Mate 30 – 4200 mAh

As for battery life, the Pro is equipped with a battery capacity of 4500 mAh, which, according to the manufacturer, will work for of 9.2 hours during “intense” use, while the base model will work over 8.2 hours of battery capacity of 4200 mAh. Smartphones charged by using a 40 watts adapter or wireless charging SuperCharge capacity of 27 watts.

Mate Mate 30 and 30 Pro use a new processor Kirin 990 5G technology 7 nm, which promises a significant performance improvement compared to the previous generation. The company claims that even the speed of the modem 5G is much higher than competing Android phones.

The camera

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Quadricamere from Leica

Camera for Huawei created in partnership with Leica, which smartphones got optics. The manufacturer has equipped the device with four photosensors arranged on the back side of the phone on a special platform called the Halo Ring.

Pro version includes 40 megapixel camera Cine Camera, 40 megapixel camera SuperSensing, 8-megapixel zoom lens and 3D lens with deep sensitivity. The location of the lens in the ring makes the phone a bit similar to the Panasonic Lumix CM1 camera, said Digital Trends. Of the features of the camera worth mentioning is the slow motion mode at a speed of 7680 frames per second as well as fantastic quality images in low-light conditions than the more famous model number Huawei P30 Pro. The base Mate 30 cameras are slightly more modest: the 16-megapixel sensor, f/2.2 is adjacent to the 40-megapixel wide angle lens f/1.8. The set is rounded off by an 8-megapixel lens, f/2.4 OIS.

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Camera Mate Pro 30 can record video at a speed of 7680 frames per second

Mate 30 Pro Packed a Quartet of front sensors from a 32-megapixel front selfie camera. Beside him is a gesture sensor (very similar to the LG G8), 3D-depth camera, and the ambient light sensor and proximity. Mate 30 is equipped with a more modest and has a 24-megapixel selfie lens and ambient light sensor and proximity.

One of the software features Mate 30 Pro is not only the ability to use gestures, but also what is called “AI Rotate”. The manufacturer claims that the smartphone will look at the position of your eye and to Orient the display in accordance with this provision.

Design

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Design Huawei was developed in conjunction with Porsche Design

To work out the exterior and Huawei teamed up again with Porsche Design to produce a luxury version of the Mate 30 Pro. Mate 30 RS comes with a leather backing and a strip running down the middle. This edition is available in red or black color, with an additional case that has a strap for the thumb, which also serves as a stand.

As for the regular versions, the series Mate 30 will be available in four colours: emerald green, red and cosmic purple. They all have brushed metal trim gradient, which is designed in order not to leave fingerprints. There is also a version Vegan Leather with green and orange leather.

Huawei представила смартфон Mate 30 без поддержки Google: обзор

Metal case Mate 30 is available in four gradient colors

From the point of view of strength, Mate of 30 Pro is designed to protect according to the standard IP68 and can be immersed in water to a depth of 1 meter, while the Mate 30 has a simplified IP53 protection (against dust and splashing water), perhaps because he still has the 3.5 mm headphone Jack, unlike the Pro version.

Huawei did not talk about when Mate will be available 30 to purchase, but the price will be 799 euros with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory. Meanwhile, the Mate 30 Pro will cost 1099 euros with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of memory. There is a premium version with 5G modem 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage for 1199, and the limited version of the Porsche Design will cost 2095 Euro for 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory. However, as will demand top-end smartphone without the Google services, this question remains open.

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