I’ve heard rumors and stories of just how good Huawei’s Mate 30 series is. And I’ve finally seen it in the flesh last night at its grandiose launch. Just in time for Halloween, we have Huawei’s Mate 30 series looking like a DSLR camera dressed as a smartphone.

Before anything, the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro already captivates and catches your eye with its large set of rear cameras dubbed a ‘halo-ring’. Just with that alone, you know that it means business. Again co-designed with Leica, the quad-camera set-up is touted as ‘supersensing cine cameras’. The Mate 30 Pro’s rear set-up comprises of a 40MP Cine Camera, f/1.8 + 40 MP super sensing camera, f/1.6 + 8MP telephoto camera, f/2.4 + 3D depth sensing camera. The Mate 30, on the other hand, has a triple-camera setup comprised of a 40 MP main super sensing camera, f/1.8 + 16MP ultra-wide angle camera, f/2.2 aperture + 8MP telephoto camera, f/2.4. Up front, the Mate 30 Pro has a 32 MP shooter with a 3D time of flight depth sensor while the Mate 30 has a 24MP one.

Both are also powered by Huawei’s flagship chipset—the Kirin 990 paired with a Mali G-76 GPU—the smartest and most advanced to date. It features 5G connectivity and a host of advanced AI capabilities, among others. Both are also capable of wireless fast charging at 27W while type-c wired fast charging goes up to 40W.  

So What’s the Difference?

Aside from the cameras, probably the biggest visible difference between the two are its display. The Mate 30 Pro flaunts a 6.53-inch horizon display with 2400×1080 resolution—curved at 88 degrees—that extends up to the edges and has intuitive touch-capacitive buttons on either side. The Mate 30 is slightly larger and has the usual slim bezelled edges at 6.62 inches and 2340×1080 resolution.

The battery capacity of the Mate 30 is at 4,200 mAh while that of Mate 30 Pro is at 4,500 mAh. Both phones are also able to use OneHop to seamlessly connect to Huawei’s device ecosystem such as the Matebook 13. It connects with just a tap via NFC for easy transfer of files and interchangeable use of your phone and laptop while working for better productivity.  Huawei envisions a seamless integration of AI in their whole ecosystem in their 5-10 year long-term strategy. With around 570 million monthly active users in 170 countries, Huawei is set offer five intelligent life scenarios to consumers, such as mobile office, smart home, fitness & health, entertainment, and travel.

Pricing and Availability

The Mate 30 Pro retails at P50,990 and the Mate 30 at P34,990 for the Mate 30. Pre-orders are open until November 8. Plus, get the Huawei Wireless Charger and Huawei Wireless Car Charger for free when you pre-order. All purchases of the Mate 30 series come with a 2-Year warranty, free 1-time screen replacement within the first 3 months of purchase, door-to-door delivery for a hassle-free pick up and drop off of phones for repair, and a VIP hotline dedicated to support Mate 30 Series users.

About The Author

Eunice Isobel Lee
Editorial and Business Development Head

As a business major who loves to write, Eunice finds the best out of both worlds managing sales and marketing while also writing full-time. Sometimes preferring books, music, and a steaming cup of coffee over people, she will gladly move to an historic old town somewhere in Italy and make (and eat) pasta, write stories, and paint all day long.

4 Responses

  1. Ruben M. Sulit

    Based on their specs this phone is really amazing their camera is very high graded,

    I want to have a phone like this promissed