For several years Huawei from “another Chinese company” with a funny for English speaking people, the name has become one of the top manufacturers. They proved that they can compete with Apple and Samsung and eventually entered the top three in sales. But their smartphone is a huge amount of problems that nobody, it seems, is not going to solve it. “” tells an example of a new P30 Pro what is missing Huawei for complete dominance.

In terms of design, Huawei adheres to its own traditions: front and rear glass, along the perimeter of glossy metal frame. Because of the streamlined shapes and folded on the sides of the windshield involuntarily the analogy with the Samsung, and the curvature of the screen did not worked at the system level and made only for beauty.

In fact, differences from the Samsung and last year’s P20 Pro enough. First, new case colors with gradient back cover, which is especially loved by fans of the brand. In the line of five colors: black, pearl, red, light blue (with the poetic name of “Breathing crystal”) and blue turquoise (“Aurora”). In Russia is available only the last two.

The list goes on: the screen became larger, but worse than last year Mate 20 Pro. Comparisons with Mate will be many, because the device is very similar, and in some moments P30 even worse than the predecessor, but is 10 thousand more (official retail). The screens: the P30 it has a diagonal 6.47 inches with a resolution FullHD+ (2340×1080), while Mate — 6.39 inches and a resolution Quad HD+ (3120х1440).

It turns out that the pixel density on the P30 is 398 ppi, which should be enough, but because of the structure of a matrix of individual pixels are visible on close examination. It is not as critical a flaw, but, again, with the availability of cheaper and is still relevant Mate such a solution raises questions. Besides, on a white background the edges of the screen light and glare, so the quality of the matrix is poor.

Instead of a cutout, as Mate20 and P20, there is now a neat “drop”, which is only a front facing camera. Speaker is completely hidden under the glass. During a telephone conversation sound normal even in a noisy environment, but when viewing movies and games have no stereo effect. Headphone Jack no.

Presentation Pro P30 was accompanied by the choicest nonsense about ISO above 400 thousand and about the possibility of hand to photograph the milky Way. But this does not detract from the work that Huawei has done over the camera.

First, it is necessary to tell that a battery of four cameras located on the back cover. The main module has a resolution of 40 megapixels, with aperture f/1.6 and a larger sensor. Because of this, and probably the transition from RGB color model (red, green, and blue subpixels) to the RYB (red, yellow and blue subpixels), the camera receives more light and better shooting in the dark.

The second sensor has an extra wide viewing angle, a resolution of 20 megapixels and aperture f/2.2. More about her to say nothing, because it removes the almost exactly the same as in the Mate 20. The third module is one of the most interesting, because it gives a five-fold optical zoom and made in the likeness of the periscope. The concept of this technology showed a few years ago, but the first smartphone came to the market just now. P30 Pro is still able to issue 10— and 50-fold digital zoom. And the last module is a ToF-camera, which is needed only for the evaluation of spatial depth and more clear picture in portrait mode with blurred background.

Removes all of this kit is just fine, there is nothing to say. For part of the day shooting all roughly the same as that of its competitors, but in the dark it’s different. The main thing is to turn off AI that repaints the photos in some crazy color.

On the other hand, this set of cameras seems excessive, because it is difficult to think of a situation where I needed even a 5-fold optical zoom, not to mention the 10— and 50-fold. Of course, for normal shooting you need a tripod, otherwise the whole frame will be spoilt. But for those who really lack the ability to remove objects from long distance, the other options are not.

The possibility of the 50s stated for the record, because the quality of these photos anything is not good. Trying to justify any of your pictures that it is the first smartphone with a 50-fold zoom is quite doubtful, because with the same success it is possible to draw and the 100— and 200-fold.

To distinguish the on P30 and Pro Mate Pro 20 very difficult. In automatic mode they work out almost identically, and even hybrid five-times zoom from Mate is not much different from that at P30 produces optical. The main difference between the P30 — the presence of analog Night Sight have a Pixel that gets maximum information from the shots in the dark. However, this mode is not displayed in a separate profile and it is enabled automatically, causing confusion: the camera mode is “Night”, but it is only an analogue of HDR, and no “Night vision” it does not.

But that’s the least of the problems with the standard lenses. It is overly complicated, and the controls are in the most unobvious places. For example, the zoom control in the landscape position of the phone is located at the bottom of the screen which when shooting, the smartphone will not be able to hold with one hand. That is, with one hand you hold the phone and press the shutter button, and the second move the slider approximation. To take pictures in Raw only “Professional” mode, although nothing prevented the ability to upload their default. What are the differences between the modes of “Portrait” and “Diaphragm” that blur the background? And such matters can think of a lot.

Screen, hardware, software — it’s all there and no surprise. The smartphone has a CPU from a Mate 20 Pro Kirin 980, the same options for RAM and internal memory (6/128 and 8/256), and even the same battery, 4200 milliampere-hours. Given the experience of using Mate, this battery will definitely enough for a day of active work. This can be attributed to the presence of complete fast charging on the 40 watt that charges from 0 to 70 in half an hour, and up to 100 takes about an hour.

Below the screen is the same optical fingerprint scanner, but it is offset below the edge. Speed and accuracy are no differences, and all this is comparable to the speed of operation of the ultrasonic sensor Samsung Galaxy S10. But the face scanner is made on the basis of the front camera, which he does not work at night, as the same Mate 20. With its no trick photography, as in the case of the Galaxy S10.

To P30 and all other smartphones Huawei Honor and there would be no complaints if a company normally engaged in the shell EMUI. It is difficult to find a journalist who would have liked the symbiosis of iOS 7, TouchWiz and older versions of MIUI. Okay, the system just would look bad because it is still possible to fix a third-party launcher, so it is still obsolete.

For example, normal users raises questions even banal change Wallpaper of lock screen, a columnist for the Verge complained about the inability to quickly turn on the camera (in the camera settings you need to find the item “Instant shooting” and insert trigger on a double press of the lock button). And such obvious and sad stocks literally collected all EMUI.

In addition, Huawei continues to put on some unimaginable amount of useless programs. For example, there is HiCare for connection with the support, “Mirror” for shooting on the front camera (Yes, a separate app for selfies), Huawei Device, which is the usual shortcut, throws on the website of the company, own application store and many programs of this sort.

It’s not so bad, after all, Huawei took care of the preset and third-party software: a complete package of “Yandex”,, “Yula”, the keyboard is Swift and so on. But this is not enough, so the first run will give a chance to load another bit of trash in the spirit of “Talking Tom”. That is, the user buys the phone for 70 thousand rubles, but it is treated as if he bought Xiaomi for 10 thousand. About any “premium” cannot be considered until, while Huawei will not impose this order.

In recent years, Huawei is trying to break into the luxury segment, releasing expensive and Packed to the brim with all sorts of technologies smartphones. On the same show, eternal comparison with iPhone and Galaxy in presentations, jokes in their address and the manipulation of figures. But due to the fact that the company uses the same approach to developing a budget and expensive models, it all looks awkward. Buying phone for 70 thousand rubles, the user should not be confronted with the need to remove something and to dig into the settings for the simplest solutions. This is forgivable in a cheap machines, but not in the flagship. In any case — to the user to decide whether he is ready to forgive all of these shortcomings for a better camera on the market.

Another issue is whether to pay for Pro P30 in the presence of the Mate 20 Pro. A detailed comparison it is clear that P Mate is superior on a number of parameters, and taking into account the lower prices, the choice becomes obvious.

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