Huawei P30 Pro: Redefining Mobile Photography

Mia Eng

The “P” in Huawei’s new P30 Pro is all about photography. With a four-lens camera hitting an insane ISO value of 409600, this phone is shaping up to be the top choice for anyone who wants the best possible smartphone photographs. Four cameras, 5x optical zoom, and an enormous light output-Huawei’s P30 Pro is anything but ordinary.

While mobile photography has improved drastically over the past few years, delivering quality shots in low-light environments has proven to be one of more challenging frontiers to conquer. Huawei has once again teamed with Leica, with a heavy focus on its cameras and pushing the smartphone sensor tech even further.

The Huawei P30, priced at PHP 36,990, will be available for pre-order on April 5-12 2019 and it comes with a free Huawei Watch GT worth PHP 12,990.


Being flagship phones, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the P30 Pro comes equipped with bleeding edge specs. Huawei designed these phones to be ridiculously powerful today, tomorrow, and well into the future. Here’s a comparison of specs between Huawei P30 and P30 Pro.

Huawei P30

Huawei P30 Pro


6.1-inch OLED

19.5:9, FHD+

2340x1080 pixels

6.5-inch Curved OLED

19.5:9, FHD+

2340x1080 pixels


Kirin 980 with Dual NPU

Kirin 980 with Dual NPU



128GB storage


128GB/256GB/512GB storage



25W Huawei SuperCharge


40W Huawei Super Charge

15W Wireless Quick Charge

Reverse Wireless Charging

Rear Camera 1

40MP SuperSpectrum

Wide angle, f/1.8

40MP Super Spectrum

Wide angle, f/1.6, OIS

Rear Camera 2

16MP Ultra wide angle, f/2.2

20MP ultra wide angle, f/2.2

Rear Camera 3


3x Optical zoom, f/2.4, OIS

8MP Periscope

5x Optical zoom, f/3.4, OIS

Rear Camera 4


Time-of-flight camera (ToF)

Camera Zoom

3x Optical Zoom

5x Hybrid zoom

30x Digital Zoom

5x Optical Zoom

10x Hybrid zoom

50x Digital Zoom

Front camera

32MP, f/2.0

32MP, f/2.0


Android 9 Pie


Android 9 Pie



149.1 x 71.36 x 7.57 mm


158 x 73.4 x 84.1 mm


Image Source: Huawei

New Spin on the Classic RGB sensor

Put simply, most camera sensors feature red, green and blue (RGB) pixels to capture light from a scene. Huawei improved the setup by replacing the green pixels with yellow pixels. Yellow pixels can capture all the green light, but also some additional red light from a scene, increasing the overall amount of light captured up to 40 percent!

Image Source: TechRadar

Mate-like design

The Huawei P30 Pro looks a lot like the Mate 20 Pro, the two phones are also pretty similar in weight and size, and they feature a similar curved-edge display. There are some key differences though, the notch on the P30 Pro’s display is much smaller because it only houses the 32MP selfie camera, instead of the Mate 20 Pro’s 3D facial scanner.

Like the Mate 20 Pro, the P30 Pro comes with optical in-display fingerprint readers. The scanner has been placed lower for easier access. The biggest design difference is, of course, the setup of cameras on the back of the phones.

Image Source: Pocket-Lint

Gradient Colourways

Whether you find them gorgeous or gaudy, Huawei’s gradient colourways are here to stay. The P30 and P30 Pro are available in five colourways and only one of them is not a gradient-Black. Here are the four others:

  • Aurora - a new take on the purple-and-blue Aurora colourway introduced last year
  • Pearl White - a pearly combination of white and faint purple
  • Breathing Crystal - a subtle light green-to-blue transition
  • Amber Sunrise - an extremely striking reddish-orange hue

What are your thoughts on the Huawei P30 Pro? Are you excited to get your hands on the phone? Let us know in the comments!

Mia Eng Min Wen

Junior Digital Content Creator @ iPrice Group

Penangite based in Kuala Lumpur. INFJ. Love curating playlists. Cinephile.

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