An UNPOPULAR Opinion - Huawei P30 Pro Review


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48 replies
  1. Arda Vila
    Arda Vila says:

    I have a P20 Pro and it has been the only phone im satisfied with after years. I don't see enough reasons to upgrade to P30 Pro but maybe to P40 Pro in the future.

  2. awesomeferret
    awesomeferret says:

    Switching cameras while recording is not a feature, it's a requirement. If my 100 dollar secondhand LG V20 (with a 6500mah extended battery by the way) can do it, so can a 600+ dollar modern phone.

  3. ExuberantRaptor
    ExuberantRaptor says:

    What's this about factory reset with SIM? When you transfer your SIM over to a new phone it's already factory. If you've never had that phone before why would it be like you've used it for months and so get mad when it factory resets when first putting in you SIM?

    With various cloud services, Google/Samsung accounts and SD card storage, Google Play etc you can import/download everything again. It's how it's always been with smartphones. Am I missing something? Everything was intact when I switched phone, could've restored everything or start from scratch. I always start fresh with new phones though and only get back what I still need and the rest is saved elsewhere anyway to access if I need it. I always before factory reset make sure everything I wanna keep is also exported to my computer. You don't want everything you had on your previous phone anyway. Not me at least.

  4. CC
    CC says:

    Leave it to Linus to skim off the marketing hype and give us an honest opinion that's not just read right off the promo script. Kudos.

  5. L' italiano
    L' italiano says:

    Huawei P20 Pro? Cool Camera but No! Huawei Mate 20 Pro? Better Camera but No! Huawei P30 Pro? Much better Camera but still No! Why? Because I’ve bought the y530 by Huawei in 2014 and therefore Huawei won’t be able to get me back to them! Even if they announce the P100000000000000 Pro I’ll stay away from Huawei…

  6. Evokyr
    Evokyr says:

    Seriously tho, i own this phone (well the normal P30), and i have none of this issues adressed. I can literally change anything i want, no agressive apps or closing. Still the best battery life in years.

  7. Dav1208
    Dav1208 says:

    I just can't belive USA is really try ban Huawei, while it does better phones than Apple. I'ts just basic battle who is the better, but i'm not here to rant Apple users, just…some americans who buy Huawei phones, they look shocked how great it is acually.

  8. Paulo Alexandre
    Paulo Alexandre says:

    Been using the P30 Pro for over a week now, and here are my biggest pros and cons:

    1) Battery is better than advertised. It charges faster than any other phone, and has a battery that lasts for over 2 full days of use.

    2) Best main camera for auto photos
    3) best looking phone rn

    1) Can't unlock bootloader
    2) Can't make 3rd party launchers persist over Huawei Home and EMUI is disgusting
    3) Camera is not that good for videos
    4) No jack AND single speaker? Disappointing
    5) Screen is not as good as other flagships released the same quarter
    6) Front facing camera not great
    7) OEM bloatware is overwhelming

    Selling it for 750€ and buying a S10+. This was a bad investment. I frankly feel let down by most influencers and reviewers, so thank you Linus, thank you for being honest here.


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