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Huawei Mate 30 Pro Smartphone Review: A strong smartphone even without Google

Daniel Schmidt, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Alex Alderson), 12/17/2019

Spot on! Film off! With the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei is focusing on videography for the first time and has not only given its high-end smartphone the latest Kirin SoC but also a second 40 MP sensor for ultra-wide-angle photos and video recordings. Additionally, the Chinese company has stuffed all the cutting-edge technology into this smartphone, or at least that which it can get hold of, anyway.
Update: Wi-Fi test with new reference router added

The Huawei Mate series is characterized by always combining the most recent technology and the latest innovations. The Mate 30 Pro is the first device to feature the Kirin 990 SoC, for example. Additionally, Huawei, like LG and Google, dares to attempt to integrate gesture controls into its smartphone.

The Mate 30 Pro is available in different configurations. If you do not yet need a 5G model, then you can choose a variant with the Kirin 990, which we are testing here. This always has 8 GB of RAM and either 128 GB or 256 GB of internal UFS 3.0 storage. The 5G version is equipped with the Kirin 990 5G, and has the same amount of RAM, but it offers 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. All models offer a 6.53-inch ultra-curved OLED display and a 4,500 mAh battery.

Unlike in previous years, there is not a slightly modified P series camera in the Mate, as this year Huawei is focusing on videography and includes its own sensor with many functions. But photography is also not neglected, although comparing it against the P30 Pro shows reduced zoom properties.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Mate 30 Series)
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.53 inch 18.37:9, 2400 x 1176 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, 10 point multitouch, knuckle gestures, native pen support, OLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 256 GB 
, , 237.75 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, Card Reader: up to 256 GB nano memory cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, barometer, compass gyroscope, hall sensor, proximity sensor, USB Type-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM/GPRS/Edge: 850, 900, 1,800 and 1,900 MHz. UMTS/HSPA+: Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19. LTE: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 158.1 x 73.1 ( = 0.35 x 6.22 x 2.88 in)
Battery
17.33 Wh, 4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 3.85 volts
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 40 MPix (Wide angle, f/1.6, 27 mm, 1/1.7") + 8 MPix (3x optical zoom, f/2.4, 80 mm, 1/4") + 40 MPix (SuperSensing video camera, f/1.8, 18 mm, 1/1.54") + 3D ToF, 7,680 FPS slow-motion; Camera2 API level: Limited
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.0, 3D ToF)
Additional features
Speakers: Two, Keyboard: onscreen, Power supply, USB cable, SIM tool, headphones, documentation, EMUI 10.0, 24 Months Warranty, Dual-band GNSS: Beidou, Galileo, Glonass, GPS, fanless, waterproof
Weight
198 g ( = 6.98 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 125 g ( = 4.41 oz / 0.28 pounds)
Price
1099 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Device Comparison

RatingDateModelWeightDriveSizeResolutionBest Price
89%12/2019Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16
198 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.53"2400x1176
87%02/2019Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.3"3120x1440
87%09/2019Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU
226 g64 GB SSD6.5"2688x1242
87%08/2019Samsung Galaxy Note10+
9825, Mali-G76 MP12
196 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.8"3040x1440
84%11/2019LG G8X ThinQ
855, Adreno 640
192 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.4"2340x1080
87%11/2019OnePlus 7T Pro
855+, Adreno 640
206 g256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash6.67"3120x1440

Case - glass as far as the eye can see

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro consists of plenty of glass on the front and back. However, the head and chin are made of metal, as is the frame on the long edges of the device, which has been made very thin and is only interrupted by a red-accented power button. Space Silver, Emerald Green and Cosmic Purple are available as colour variants, as well as Forest Green and Orange, which are covered with synthetic leather on the back. However, the availability of individual models is region limited.

Huawei specifies a thickness of 8.8 millimetres; we measure 8.95 millimetres. The cameras protrude an additional 1.25 millimetres from the case. The smartphone feels good in the hand, and the build quality is excellent. The back of our purple unit picks up fingerprints easily. The gaps are very close-fitting and a perfect fit, with attempts at twisting the Mate 30 Pro not affecting it.

The card slot has the same colouring as the frame and sits slightly recessed within the case. The cardholder is made of plastic and can hold either two nano-SIM cards or, instead of a second SIM, a nano memory card.

The battery is permanently installed and cannot be changed by the user. The Huawei phone is IP68 compliant against the ingress of dust and water.

Size Comparison

162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 206 g0.4542 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 196 g0.4321 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 192 g0.4233 lbs158.1 mm / 6.22 inch 73.1 mm / 2.88 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 198 g0.4365 lbs158 mm / 6.22 inch 77.8 mm / 3.06 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 226 g0.4982 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 72.4 mm / 2.85 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs

Connectivity - Only gentle adjustments in the Mate 30 Pro

Huawei does not skimp on the USB connection and provides a 3.1 interface (Gen. 1), which in addition to OTG and Power Delivery also provides image and audio output.

Memory expansion using the nano memory card continues to be a special path of Huawei's, which we still cannot understand a year after its introduction. Also, the availability of other card sizes has not changed since then, either.

Wired quick charge remains, as in the previous year, at 40 W. An arms race with OnePlus and Xiaomi is something in which the top of the class from China does not seem to want to get involved. If you prefer to charge your smartphone wirelessly, you can now use up to 27-W charging pads. Reverse wireless charging has also been improved and should now be three times faster than its predecessor.

There is also an infrared transmitter in the smartphone that can control some consumer entertainment electronics and co. A notification LED is no longer present in the Mate 30 Pro; in this regard Huawei is probably now fully relying on the device's always-on display instead.

Top side: infrared, microphone
Top side: infrared, microphone
Left-hand side: No connections
Left-hand side: No connections
Right-hand side: power button
Right-hand side: power button
Underside: speaker, USB, microphone, card slot
Underside: speaker, USB, microphone, card slot

Software - EMUI 10.0 without Google services

Huawei continues to use Android in the current version 10 with the EMUI 10.0, but because of the embargo the Mate 30 Pro comes delivered without Google services or a preinstalled Play Store.

The Huawei AppGallery can certainly partially compensate for this, but there are no conventional messengers or social media apps. There are ways to sideload the Play Store retroactively, but that does not mean that all Google features like Google Pay will work. Our loaner provider TradingShenzhen preinstalls the Play Store directly on the smartphone and also offers installation instructions on how to do so, but it cannot guarantee that this is a permanent solution.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro again offers a desktop mode, and the user account control is also active in our model. Since our test device is a Chinese model (LIO-AL00), there is no DRM certification, so protected content cannot be streamed in HD. Models sold in Germany (LIO-L29C), for example, should have this and should not be restricted in this regard.

Communication & GNSS - No Wi-Fi 6, but Bluetooth 5.1

Mobile connectivity arrives on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro at best with LTE; a 5G version is also available, though. The frequency connectivity is very good across all mobile radio standards; unfortunately, there is so far no reliable information about how fast the smartphone can operate on 4G.

In terms of Wi-Fi, it masters the IEEE 802.11 standards a, b, g, n and ac, and thus is Wi-Fi 5 at best. By using MIMO antenna technology with VHT160, theoretical data speeds up to 1.7 Gb/s are possible, which are still higher than those of the competition with Wi-Fi 6. Since our reference router Linksys EA8500 does not master either one, the transmission speeds in our tests are much lower. The new router is already ready though, and we will submit these measurements subsequently.

The communication equipment is rounded off with NFC and Bluetooth 5.1.

Update 01/16/2020: We are using a new reference router from Netgear (Nighthawk AX12), which supports Wi-Fi 6 as well as VHT160 to utilize the full performance of the Mate 30 Pro. This results in much higher transfer rates for the Huawei smartphone. The Mate 30 Pro also has a more stable connection in this new environment compared to the Mate 20 Pro or P30 Pro, which support the same technology according to the specs, but only reach much lower rates when sending data.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
1010 (min: 912, max: 1092) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
533 (min: 468, max: 602) MBit/s ∼53% -47%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1001 (min: 209, max: 1106) MBit/s ∼99% -1%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
615 (min: 532, max: 642) MBit/s ∼61% -39%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
491 (min: 100, max: 534) MBit/s ∼49% -51%
LG G8X ThinQ
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
651 (min: 539, max: 678) MBit/s ∼64% -36%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
580 (min: 550, max: 597) MBit/s ∼57% -43%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Adreno 640, 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
471 (min: 347, max: 505) MBit/s ∼47% -53%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Mali-G76 MP12, 9825, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
349 (min: 310, max: 384) MBit/s ∼35% -65%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1014, n=481)
234 MBit/s ∼23% -77%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
966 (min: 923, max: 995) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
637 (min: 584, max: 715) MBit/s ∼66% -34%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
696 (min: 647, max: 714) MBit/s ∼72% -28%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
663 (min: 289, max: 805) MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
650 (min: 6, max: 792) MBit/s ∼67% -33%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
A13 Bionic GPU, A13 Bionic, 64 GB SSD
589 (min: 461, max: 625) MBit/s ∼61% -39%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Mali-G76 MP12, 9825, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
558 (min: 496, max: 582) MBit/s ∼58% -42%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Adreno 640, 855+, 256 GB UFS 3.0 Flash
352 (min: 311, max: 375) MBit/s ∼36% -64%
LG G8X ThinQ
Adreno 640, 855, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
343 (min: 290, max: 411) MBit/s ∼36% -64%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 966, n=481)
221 MBit/s ∼23% -77%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; Nighthawk AX 12 (iperf 3.1.3): Ø1009 (912-1092)
; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø533 (468-602)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; Nighthawk AX 12 (iperf 3.1.3): Ø966 (923-995)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø637 (584-715)
GNSS
GPS Test: Inside
GPS Test: Outside

Location services are provided by the satellite networks BeiDou, GPS, Glonass and Galileo, whereby the American and European GNSS also offers dual-band support. The satfix succeeds with the Mate 30 Pro indoors and outdoors quickly and precisely.

On a small bike tour, the Huawei phone has to compete with the Garmin Edge 500. The difference in the total recorded distance is a quite high 210 metres, though when you look into the course of the route it becomes clear that the Mate has the higher accuracy of the two devices.

GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Overview
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Circumnavigating around a lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Circumnavigating around a lake
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS test: Garmin Edge 500 - Loop
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Overview
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Overview
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Circumnavigating around a lake
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Circumnavigating around a lake
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Loop
GPS test: Huawei Mate 30 Pro - Loop

Telephone Functions & Call Quality

We really liked the call quality of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro in our tests. The noise suppression reliably filters out ambient sounds, and in loudspeaker mode the Mate also cuts a fine figure, though the microphone characteristics can no longer be altered. In the Chinese version of the smartphone it is possible to tag a conversation. Whether this function is also included in a European version remains questionable.

VoLTE and WLAN calling are supported by the Huawei phone, but a link to SIM accounts is not, though. If you also use a second SIM card, you have to do without one LTE band (32) and two 3G bands (34 and 39).

Cameras - Four optics and a video sensor in the Mate 30 Pro

Selfie with the Mate 30 Pro (portrait mode)

On the front in the notch one finds a 32 MP camera. Contrary to what might be expected, Huawei does not use pixel binning here. In daylight, the camera takes good selfies, and the exposure in portrait mode works really well even on the hair. As soon as less light is available, the quality of recordings decreases significantly, though. Videos are only recorded in Full HD, and more importantly, there is no autofocus.

The showpiece is the quad-camera on the rear. In addition to the 40 MP main sensor, which in a similar form we already know from the P30 Pro, a second 40 MP sensor has been added, which was specially integrated for video recordings and doubles as the ultra-wide-angle camera. The sensor is even larger, although it does not use the RYYB colour scheme and instead relies upon the classic RGGB. Likewise, Huawei has opted for a different aspect ratio in 3:2, which is better suited for video recordings. Furthermore, there are 3x optical zoom and ToF cameras. Huawei allows you to place a trigger to activate the shutter button on the curved part of the display.

Photos are really good with the Mate 30 Pro, though they look a bit too dark and their colour accuracy needs optimising when comparing them with the competition. The Huawei phone remains unchallenged in the dark, in which it teases out the most light and the most diverse details. Most notably, the additional 40 MP sensor makes it possible to capture bright ultra-wide angle shots.

Ultra-wide-angle comparison (from left): Mate 30 Pro, P30 Pro, Galaxy S10 +, iPhone 11 Pro, Xiaomi Mi 9

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro is the first smartphone of the Chinese company that finally supports Ultra HD video at up to 60 FPS. Coupled with the large sensor, the Mate 30 Pro can take good shots even in low light. Unfortunately, very dark lighting situations show that the camera struggles with image noise and artefacts. In such moments, it would certainly be nicer if the picture were a little darker, as this would improve the image quality, in our opinion. It is positive to note that, at any time, the Mate 30 Pro can be zoomed in or out between the ultra-wide-angle sensor through to 10x magnification.

Mate 30 Pro @ 60 FPS
Mate 30 Pro @ 60 FPS
Mate 30 Pro @ 30 FPS
Mate 30 Pro @ 30 FPS
Galaxy S10+ @ 30 FPS
Galaxy S10+ @ 60 FPS
iPhone 11 Pro @ 30 FPS
iPhone 11 Pro @ 60 FPS
Xiaomi Mi 9 @ 30 FPS
Xiaomi Mi 9 @ 60 FPS
P30 Pro @ 30 FPS

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3

We also subjected the Huawei Mate 30 Pro to further tests in controlled lighting conditions. The main camera showed that it can reproduce details to a very high level here, but contrast levels visibly reduce contrast towards the edges of our test pictures.

In terms of colour accuracy, the main camera reproduced colours too brightly in our test environment. Paradoxically, they are comparatively close to their natural appearance in the dark and have lower DeltaE deviations.

ColorChecker Photo
5 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
6 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
5 ∆E
6.4 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
5 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
5.4 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 6.66 ∆E min: 1.92 - max: 10.85 ∆E
ColorChecker Photo
24 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
22.1 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
18.7 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
14 ∆E
18 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
7 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
2.4 ∆E
ColorChecker Huawei Mate 30 Pro: 11.22 ∆E min: 2.37 - max: 24.04 ∆E
Test chart @ 2,500 lux (40 MP)
Test chart @ 2,500 lux (Zoomed-in section)
Test chart @ 1 lux

Accessories & Warranty

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro comes with a modular 40 W power supply, a USB cable (Type-A to Type-C), a set of headphones, some documentation, a SIM tool and a transparent silicone cover. The latter is only included in the Chinese version, though.

The warranty runs for 24 months and cannot be extended. Please see our Guarantees, Return Policies & Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices & Operation - M-Pen and gesture support

The capacitive touchscreen of the Mate 30 Pro recognizes up to 10 touches simultaneously, has great sliding properties and it reacts in all scenarios quickly and reliably. Additionally, it now supports the M-Pen, which elsewhere already appeared in the Mate 20 X. However, this must be purchased optionally, like with the Mate 20 X.

The pen itself sits comfortably in hand, but writing or drawing on the Mate 30 Pro does not feel very natural but rather very hard. The S-Pen works considerably better in partnership with the Note 10+ than the Mate 30 Pro and M Pen, in our opinion. In addition, we repeatedly provoked the display with our hands while writing.

A new appearance is that of gesture control. Unfortunately, only two gestures are offered here. One's hand is recognised by the sensor quickly, but browsing through apps is very tough. Additionally, the apps must have been adapted to this, otherwise, the smartphone will think up its own response. Thus, it will open a sub-menu in Firefox, for example, instead of scrolling through a website. Regardless, the screenshot gesture works flawlessly, though.

Our Chinese model had its own keyboard layout from Huawei preinstalled, but this can easily be replaced with any layout from the Play Store, and the AppGallery also offers common alternatives like TouchPal or SwiftKey. The latter will probably be used again in this part of the world.

Another peculiarity is the lack of a volume rocker. This is displayed by double-tapping on the curved edge of the screen, which works perfectly on both the left and right-hand side. Like in its predecessor, the fingerprint sensor sits under the display and works even better. In everyday use, however, we prefer to use the good 3D face recognition technology, instead.

Display - A victim on the altar of curvature

Sub-pixel array

The so-called Horizon display has grown somewhat nominally compared to its predecessor, but this is due to the strongly curved edges (88 degrees). The content displayed across the edges can sometimes be annoying, but this can be hidden using software. More annoying here is that Huawei did not settle for a 1440p display again, but rather reduced the resolution, which results in a significantly lower pixel density than the panel in the Mate 20 Pro has. The sharpness is still high enough, though we would have expected a gain rather than a step back in a high-end smartphone.

The brightness is very high when the sensor is activated, but it cannot compete with the top values ​​of its competitors. Also, the Mate 30 Pro reaches a maximum of 782 cd/m² in the APL50 test, which is not optimal for displaying HDR content.

By contrast, the use of pulse width modulation (PWM) is typical for OLEDs, and it has a frequency response that fluctuates between 235.8 and 245.1 Hz and is therefore comparatively uniform.

603
cd/m²
598
cd/m²
616
cd/m²
603
cd/m²
592
cd/m²
614
cd/m²
608
cd/m²
600
cd/m²
612
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 616 cd/m² Average: 605.1 cd/m² Minimum: 1.97 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 592 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.5 | 0.6-29.43 Ø6
ΔE Greyscale 2.6 | 0.64-98 Ø6.2
98.1% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.16
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
OLED, 2400x1176, 6.53
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
OLED, 3120x1440, 6.3
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
OLED, 2688x1242, 6.5
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Dynamic AMOLED, 3040x1440, 6.8
LG G8X ThinQ
OLED, 2340x1080, 6.4
OnePlus 7T Pro
AMOLED, 3120x1440, 6.67
Screen
18%
29%
7%
-60%
-3%
Brightness middle
592
576
-3%
790
33%
683
15%
570
-4%
606
2%
Brightness
605
582
-4%
790
31%
694
15%
581
-4%
611
1%
Brightness Distribution
96
90
-6%
97
1%
96
0%
90
-6%
95
-1%
Black Level *
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.5
1.3
48%
1.4
44%
2.9
-16%
6.27
-151%
3.46
-38%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
5.5
3.5
36%
3.4
38%
4.8
13%
9.75
-77%
5.64
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
2.6
1.6
38%
1.9
27%
2.2
15%
5.7
-119%
2
23%
Gamma
2.16 102%
2.18 101%
2.23 99%
2.11 104%
2.37 93%
2.258 97%
CCT
6173 105%
6561 99%
6466 101%
6247 104%
7309 89%
6779 96%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 245.1 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 245.1 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 245.1 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 13539 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

We checked the colour accuracy of the OLED display in the Mate 30 Pro with the analysis software CalMAN. The larger colour-space coverage is present in the Vivid profile, which is based on DCI-P3, although it reproduces images somewhat too coolly. This works better in the Natural mode, in which the greyscale is even a bit too warm and operates within the smaller sRGB colour space. Using the Vivid profile, one can adjust the colour temperature, though the display performance remains poorer in its warmest position than in Natural mode. In summary, the Huawei phone delivers a good representation here but one that is simultaneously worse than the Mate 20 Pro and some of its competitors.

CalMAN: Grayscale (profile: vivid, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Grayscale (profile: vivid, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Mixed colours (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Mixed colours (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Colour space (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Colour space (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Colour saturation (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Colour saturation (profile: lively, white balance: standard, target colour space: DCI-P3)
CalMAN: Grayscale (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
CalMAN: Grayscale (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
CalMAN: Mixed colours (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
CalMAN: Mixed colours (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Colour space (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Colour space (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Colour saturation (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)
Colour saturation (profile: normal, white balance: standard, target colour space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
3.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.6 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (39.6 ms).

Outdoors, the Mate 30 Pro performs well too. The reflections from its glossy surface are limited, and due to the high brightness and strong contrast, the smartphone should not have any major problems on bright days.

We also like the viewing-angle stability, which only shows a slight loss of brightness at flat viewing angles. The colour veil typical of OLEDs is also hardly noticeable, and we do not perceive the curved display edges as an impairment to everyday use.

Using the Mate 30 Pro outdoors
Viewing angles

Performance - Kirin 990 in the Huawei Mate

The Kirin 990 is HiSilicon's latest high-end SoC that has a CPU equipped with a total of eight cores. The two strongest A76 cores clock at up to 2.86 GHz, whereas their somewhat weaker siblings can only reach 2.09 GHz. These are joined by four Cortex-A55 power-saving cores, which each output at up to 1.86 GHz. Supporting the SoC is a dual-core NPU and 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM. Graphics tasks are carried out by an ARM Mali-G76 MP16, in essence, the same GPU as in its predecessor. The only difference between the two is the former is equipped with more computing units than the latter.

In benchmarks with performance mode activated, the Mate 30 Pro delivers very good results and shows a decent performance increase compared to its predecessor. The GPU performs well too and can easily beat its competitors, but its efficiency needs improving. This is particularly noticeable in a direct comparison between the Mate 30 Pro and Note 10+. The latter uses the same GPU with four fewer cores activated but is still hardly any slower than the GPU in the Mate 30 Pro.

Geekbench 5
Metal Score (sort by value)
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6448 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3294 - 6448, n=5)
5360 Points ∼83%
Vulkan Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3222 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2245 Points ∼70% -30%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
2837 Points ∼88% -12%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2430 Points ∼75% -25%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
3222 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (143 - 3222, n=41)
1345 Points ∼42% -58%
OpenCL Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4442 Points ∼97%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3460 Points ∼76% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4567 Points ∼100% +3%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2305 Points ∼50% -48%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2716 Points ∼59% -39%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
4442 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (183 - 4593, n=48)
1757 Points ∼38% -60%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3059 Points ∼94%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
2347 Points ∼72% -23%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3242 Points ∼100% +6%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
2177 Points ∼67% -29%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
2571 Points ∼79% -16%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2940 Points ∼91% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
3059 Points ∼94% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (807 - 3575, n=60)
1865 Points ∼58% -39%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
783 Points ∼58%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
685 Points ∼51% -13%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
1344 Points ∼100% +72%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
805 Points ∼60% +3%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
746 Points ∼56% -5%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
792 Points ∼59% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
783 Points ∼58% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 1344, n=60)
531 Points ∼40% -32%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
8938 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
11300 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=330)
4670 Points ∼41%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
10024 Points ∼97%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
10367 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 11598, n=389)
4721 Points ∼46%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3378 Points ∼74%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4549 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4824, n=389)
1425 Points ∼31%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10322 Points ∼99%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
9225 Points ∼88% -11%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
9027 Points ∼86% -13%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9259 Points ∼89% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10442 Points ∼100% +1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
10322 Points ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 11690, n=419)
5410 Points ∼52% -48%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
13947 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
12535 Points ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
11813 Points ∼85% -15%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
11795 Points ∼85% -15%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
12645 Points ∼91% -9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
13947 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 15193, n=581)
5889 Points ∼42% -58%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
3870 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
2571 Points ∼66% -34%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3128 Points ∼81% -19%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
3564 Points ∼92% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
3870 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 15735, n=90)
2642 Points ∼68% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6369 Points ∼98%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
6186 Points ∼95% -3%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5733 Points ∼88% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6527 Points ∼100% +2%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6369 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 14536, n=90)
2584 Points ∼40% -59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5570 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4713 Points ∼85% -15%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4838 Points ∼87% -13%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5509 Points ∼99% -1%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
5570 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 14786, n=90)
2379 Points ∼43% -57%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5576 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4364 Points ∼78% -22%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
3389 Points ∼61% -39%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3866 Points ∼69% -31%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4683 Points ∼84% -16%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
5576 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5576, n=425)
2004 Points ∼36% -64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6657 Points ∼83%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4250 Points ∼53% -36%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
6036 Points ∼75% -9%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6857 Points ∼86% +3%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8006 Points ∼100% +20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6657 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 8374, n=425)
1796 Points ∼22% -73%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6382 Points ∼92%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4275 Points ∼62% -33%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
5143 Points ∼74% -19%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5851 Points ∼85% -8%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6916 Points ∼100% +8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6382 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 6916, n=426)
1674 Points ∼24% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5133 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4407 Points ∼86% -14%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
3498 Points ∼68% -32%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3308 Points ∼64% -36%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4604 Points ∼90% -10%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
5133 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5133, n=455)
1915 Points ∼37% -63%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7970 Points ∼70%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5854 Points ∼51% -27%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
5083 Points ∼44% -36%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9724 Points ∼85% +22%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
11448 Points ∼100% +44%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
7970 Points ∼70% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=455)
2400 Points ∼21% -70%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7098 Points ∼82%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5456 Points ∼63% -23%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
Points ∼0% -100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4618 Points ∼54% -35%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6795 Points ∼79% -4%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8605 Points ∼100% +21%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
7098 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10427, n=455)
2026 Points ∼24% -71%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4909 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4183 Points ∼85% -15%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
4038 Points ∼82% -18%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
3353 Points ∼68% -32%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4429 Points ∼90% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4519 Points ∼92% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
4909 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 4909, n=505)
1911 Points ∼39% -61%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6478 Points ∼92%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4206 Points ∼60% -35%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
6088 Points ∼86% -6%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
5712 Points ∼81% -12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6275 Points ∼89% -3%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
7044 Points ∼100% +9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6478 Points ∼92% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 7150, n=505)
1495 Points ∼21% -77%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6048 Points ∼97%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4201 Points ∼67% -31%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5471 Points ∼87% -10%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4940 Points ∼79% -18%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5743 Points ∼92% -5%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
6266 Points ∼100% +4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6048 Points ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 6319, n=506)
1442 Points ∼23% -76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4900 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4150 Points ∼85% -15%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
3839 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
3273 Points ∼67% -33%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
3260 Points ∼67% -33%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4503 Points ∼92% -8%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
4900 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 4900, n=547)
1778 Points ∼36% -64%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
7671 Points ∼68%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5305 Points ∼47% -31%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
11302 Points ∼100% +47%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
5043 Points ∼45% -34%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9806 Points ∼87% +28%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10637 Points ∼94% +39%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
7671 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 11302, n=546)
1966 Points ∼17% -74%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6815 Points ∼83%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4996 Points ∼61% -27%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
7893 Points ∼97% +16%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4502 Points ∼55% -34%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
6780 Points ∼83% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
8165 Points ∼100% +20%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6815 Points ∼83% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 8338, n=549)
1704 Points ∼21% -75%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
43459 Points ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
36755 Points ∼85% -15%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
33898 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
33268 Points ∼77% -23%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
31384 Points ∼72% -28%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
30561 Points ∼70% -30%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
43459 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 45072, n=704)
14394 Points ∼33% -67%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
75073 Points ∼36%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
67730 Points ∼33% -10%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
206190 Points ∼100% +175%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
66142 Points ∼32% -12%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
103509 Points ∼50% +38%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
118129 Points ∼57% +57%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
75073 Points ∼36% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209204, n=702)
22535 Points ∼11% -70%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
64626 Points ∼67%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
57047 Points ∼59% -12%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
96826 Points ∼100% +50%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
54233 Points ∼56% -16%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
68517 Points ∼71% +6%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
72173 Points ∼75% +12%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
64626 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 97276, n=702)
18223 Points ∼19% -72%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
152 fps ∼53%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
120 fps ∼42% -21%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
287 fps ∼100% +89%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
95 fps ∼33% -37%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
151 fps ∼53% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
185 fps ∼64% +22%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
152 fps ∼53% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=716)
38.7 fps ∼13% -75%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼98%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
61 fps ∼100% +2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
59 fps ∼97% -2%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
58 fps ∼95% -3%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼98% 0%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
60 fps ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 120, n=725)
28.5 fps ∼47% -52%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
106 fps ∼68%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
73 fps ∼46% -31%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
157 fps ∼100% +48%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
89 fps ∼57% -16%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
85 fps ∼54% -20%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
111 fps ∼71% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
106 fps ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=621)
22.4 fps ∼14% -79%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
60 fps ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
42 fps ∼70% -30%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
56 fps ∼93% -7%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
60 fps ∼100% 0%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
57 fps ∼95% -5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
60 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=630)
19.7 fps ∼33% -67%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
56 fps ∼56%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
29 fps ∼29% -48%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
100 fps ∼100% +79%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
65 fps ∼65% +16%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
51 fps ∼51% -9%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
79 fps ∼79% +41%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
56 fps ∼56% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=486)
18.2 fps ∼18% -67%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
73 fps ∼100%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
26 fps ∼36% -64%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
60 fps ∼82% -18%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
36 fps ∼49% -51%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼49% -51%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
40 fps ∼55% -45%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
73 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=488)
17 fps ∼23% -77%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
26 fps ∼57%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
19 fps ∼41% -27%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
46 fps ∼100% +77%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
17 fps ∼37% -35%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
25 fps ∼54% -4%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
17 fps ∼37% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
26 fps ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=217)
9.81 fps ∼21% -62%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
19 fps ∼66%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
13 fps ∼45% -32%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
29 fps ∼100% +53%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
18 fps ∼62% -5%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
16 fps ∼55% -16%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
19 fps ∼66% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
19 fps ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 33, n=215)
6.78 fps ∼23% -64%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
40 fps ∼69%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
18 fps ∼31% -55%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
58 fps ∼100% +45%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
27 fps ∼47% -32%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
38 fps ∼66% -5%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
26 fps ∼45% -35%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
40 fps ∼69% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=221)
14.5 fps ∼25% -64%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
49 fps ∼65%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
33 fps ∼44% -33%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
75 fps ∼100% +53%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
48 fps ∼64% -2%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
42 fps ∼56% -14%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
47 fps ∼63% -4%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
49 fps ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 87, n=221)
16.1 fps ∼21% -67%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
41 fps ∼65%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
31 fps ∼49% -24%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
63 fps ∼100% +54%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
28 fps ∼44% -32%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
36 fps ∼57% -12%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
48 fps ∼76% +17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
41 fps ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=411)
12.3 fps ∼20% -70%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
34 fps ∼71%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
16 fps ∼33% -53%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
48 fps ∼100% +41%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
18 fps ∼38% -47%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
33 fps ∼69% -3%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
24 fps ∼50% -29%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
34 fps ∼71% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=415)
11.1 fps ∼23% -67%
Basemark GPU
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
29.22 (min: 4.07, max: 95.16) fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
29.12 (min: 9.74, max: 74.17) fps ∼1% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
33.38 (min: 8.52, max: 83.34) fps ∼1% +14%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4528 fps ∼100% +15396%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
29.2 fps ∼1% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.24 - 4528, n=67)
84.4 fps ∼2% +189%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
31.12 (min: 11.09, max: 63.1) fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
16.92 (min: 6.06, max: 28.78) fps ∼1% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
27.47 (min: 12.07, max: 47.94) fps ∼1% -12%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
2850 fps ∼100% +9058%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
31.1 fps ∼1% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 2850, n=60)
62 fps ∼2% +99%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
33.9 (min: 9.36, max: 74.72) fps ∼1%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
25.57 (min: 7.38, max: 46.96) fps ∼1% -25%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
39.13 (min: 10.62, max: 99.35) fps ∼1% +15%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4462 fps ∼100% +13062%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
33.9 fps ∼1% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 4462, n=57)
95.9 fps ∼2% +183%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
300617 Points ∼65%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
462516 Points ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
347229 Points ∼75%
Average of class Smartphone
  (17073 - 462516, n=297)
143610 Points ∼31%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
250848 Points ∼86%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
291772 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5600 - 293444, n=490)
87858 Points ∼30%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
4997 Score ∼99%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5025 Score ∼100% +1%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4985 Score ∼99% 0%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4986 Score ∼99% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
4997 Score ∼99% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 5025, n=64)
2267 Score ∼45% -55%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
1462 Points ∼84%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
1424 Points ∼82% -3%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
1745 Points ∼100% +19%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
1374 Points ∼79% -6%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
1256 Points ∼72% -14%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
1236 Points ∼71% -15%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
1462 Points ∼84% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=651)
767 Points ∼44% -48%
Graphics (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
10112 Points ∼59%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6273 Points ∼37% -38%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
16996 Points ∼100% +68%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
9092 Points ∼53% -10%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9339 Points ∼55% -8%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
10618 Points ∼62% +5%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
10112 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=651)
2124 Points ∼12% -79%
Memory (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
6130 Points ∼98%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6283 Points ∼100% +2%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
2350 Points ∼37% -62%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4646 Points ∼74% -24%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
5140 Points ∼82% -16%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
5091 Points ∼81% -17%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
6130 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 7500, n=651)
1571 Points ∼25% -74%
System (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
9309 Points ∼66%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
8604 Points ∼61% -8%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
14189 Points ∼100% +52%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
7965 Points ∼56% -14%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
9113 Points ∼64% -2%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
9294 Points ∼66% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
9309 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=651)
3061 Points ∼22% -67%
Overall (sort by value)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 990, Mali-G76 MP16, 8192
5389 Points ∼96%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4687 Points ∼84% -13%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Apple A13 Bionic, A13 Bionic GPU, 4096
5607 Points ∼100% +4%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
Samsung Exynos 9825, Mali-G76 MP12, 12288
4637 Points ∼83% -14%
LG G8X ThinQ
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Adreno 640, 6144
4841 Points ∼86% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ / 855 Plus, Adreno 640, 8192
4992 Points ∼89% -7%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
5389 Points ∼96% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6097, n=651)
1535 Points ∼27% -72%

When surfing online, the Mate 30 Pro glides smoothly through the web and also always places in the top third of our comparison devices in benchmarks.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
129.096 Points ∼100% +96%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
65.9 Points ∼51% 0%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
65.88 Points ∼51%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
63.096 Points ∼49% -4%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
62.417 Points ∼48% -5%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 74)
48.44 Points ∼38% -26%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samung Browser 9.2)
42.69 Points ∼33% -35%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 133, n=119)
36.1 Points ∼28% -45%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
301.91 Points ∼100% +161%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
115.49 Points ∼38%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
115.44 Points ∼38% 0%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
115 Points ∼38% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 69)
109.18 Points ∼36% -5%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
106.73 Points ∼35% -8%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samsung Browser 9.2)
84.48 Points ∼28% -27%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=548)
42.6 Points ∼14% -63%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
153 runs/min ∼100% +106%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
74.1 runs/min ∼48%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
74.1 runs/min ∼48% 0%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chome 78)
66.8 runs/min ∼44% -10%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chome 78)
66.4 runs/min ∼43% -10%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 71)
58.6 runs/min ∼38% -21%
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 157, n=107)
39.8 runs/min ∼26% -46%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samsung Browser 9.2)
runs/min ∼0% -100%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
181 Points ∼100% +52%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 69)
124 Points ∼69% +4%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
119 Points ∼66%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
119 Points ∼66% 0%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samsung Browser 9.2)
118 Points ∼65% -1%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
93 Points ∼51% -22%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
90 Points ∼50% -24%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=180)
67.2 Points ∼37% -44%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
49388 Points ∼100% +110%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
23999 Points ∼49% +2%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
23568 Points ∼48%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
23568 Points ∼48% 0%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
23506 Points ∼48% 0%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 69)
23285 Points ∼47% -1%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samsung Browser 9.2)
19135 Points ∼39% -19%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=709)
6951 Points ∼14% -71%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (571 - 59466, n=734)
10398 ms * ∼100% -430%
Samsung Galaxy Note10+ (Samsung Browser 9.2)
2527.8 ms * ∼24% -29%
LG G8X ThinQ (Chrome 78)
2201.2 ms * ∼21% -12%
OnePlus 7T Pro (Chrome 78)
2133.5 ms * ∼21% -9%
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
1963 ms * ∼19% -0%
Huawei Mate 30 Pro (Chrome 78)
1962.5 ms * ∼19%
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (Chrome 69)
1951.9 ms * ∼19% +1%
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max (Safari Mobile 13.1)
570.9 ms * ∼5% +71%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 3.0 memory of the Huawei smartphone is extremely fast and gives no cause for criticism. On this point, the Chinese company has not skimped in any areas.

The nano memory card reader delivers values ​​similar to those of its predecessor, and memory cards do not support much higher speeds than it offers.

Huawei Mate 30 ProHuawei Mate 20 ProSamsung Galaxy Note10+LG G8X ThinQOnePlus 7T ProAverage 256 GB UFS 3.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-28%
-7%
-33%
-33%
-15%
-62%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
69.22 (Nano Memory Card)
72.38 (Huawei NanoSD 128 GB)
5%
59.47 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
47.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-31%
64.3 (59.5 - 69.2, n=2)
-7%
49.9 (1.7 - 87.1, n=453)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.49 (Nano Memory Card)
83.18 (Huawei NanoSD 128 GB)
1%
71 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
68.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-16%
76.7 (71 - 82.5, n=2)
-7%
68.2 (8.1 - 96.5, n=453)
-17%
Random Write 4KB
259.21
157.84
-39%
183.59
-29%
30.2
-88%
26
-90%
106 (24.8 - 259, n=7)
-59%
24.2 (0.14 - 259, n=782)
-91%
Random Read 4KB
226.38
157.42
-30%
196.22
-13%
160.5
-29%
169
-25%
186 (169 - 226, n=7)
-18%
49.6 (1.59 - 226, n=782)
-78%
Sequential Write 256KB
401.79
196.39
-51%
588.06
46%
497.1
24%
405
1%
453 (387 - 590, n=7)
13%
101 (2.99 - 590, n=782)
-75%
Sequential Read 256KB
1780.5
853.28
-52%
1503.7
-16%
704.8
-60%
1489
-16%
1525 (1463 - 1781, n=7)
-14%
283 (12.1 - 1781, n=782)
-84%

Games - Mate 30 with GPU Turbo 4.0

The hardware in the Mate 30 Pro delivers more than enough performance for all current games, the frame rates of which we checked with GameBench. Since Huawei has also reduced the pixel density in its top smartphone, less computing power is required than on higher resolution smartphones.

A nice gimmick, which uses the ultra-curved display, is the two additional touch buttons on the edge of the screen. These work in a similar way to the air trigger buttons on the ASUS ROG Phone and Phone II, for example. The speaker underneath the display is not covered as quickly when gaming, for reference.

Asphalt 9: Legends
PUBG Mobile
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; PUBG Mobile; PUBG Mobile (0.15.0): Ø39.9 (30-41)
; Asphalt 9: Legends; Asphalt 9 (1.8.1a): Ø29.7 (16-31)
; Dead Trigger 2; Dead Trigger 2 (1.6.3): Ø60 (58-61)

Emissions - Hot and shrill

Temperature

T-Rex
Manhattan

The surface temperatures are pleasantly low at idle but rise noticeably under constant load and even break the 40 °C mark in places.

With the GFXBench battery test, we checked the behaviour of the SoC under continuous load. While the older T-Rex test is not a problem for the Mate 30 Pro, the Kirin 990 loses around a third of its original performance in the Manhattan benchmark.

Max. Load
 39.8 °C
104 F
39.4 °C
103 F
36.6 °C
98 F
 
 38.2 °C
101 F
38.2 °C
101 F
34.7 °C
94 F
 
 36.8 °C
98 F
35.9 °C
97 F
34.3 °C
94 F
 
Maximum: 39.8 °C = 104 F
Average: 37.1 °C = 99 F
31.8 °C
89 F
35.6 °C
96 F
41 °C
106 F
32.4 °C
90 F
34.4 °C
94 F
39.5 °C
103 F
31.3 °C
88 F
34.8 °C
95 F
37.3 °C
99 F
Maximum: 41 °C = 106 F
Average: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.6 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 20.4 °C = 69 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.1 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.8 °C / 104 F, compared to the average of 35.5 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 41 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 34 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.5 °C / 80 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

Pink Noise measurements

The Mate 30 Pro has two speakers, one of which sits below the display. The other is on the chin of the device. The audio quality sounds good to our ears at medium volume and is comparatively balanced, but this decreases when the volume is increased beyond those levels.

A headphone jack adapter is no longer in the scope of delivery. If you have wireless headphones, then the Mate 30 Pro has you covered with the cutting-edge Bluetooth 5.1. Unfortunately, the ongoing trade war precludes the device from supporting aptX or aptX HD. LDAC can be used, though.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2033.934.82529.224.73121.528.44024.2255034.330.76324.423.4802519.310024.322.812523.529.516023.845.520020.945.325019.446.931518.251.940016.752.850015.85863014.665.880014.468.310001472.8125014.573.4160014.271.2200014.368.8250013.570.5315014.870.340001572.6500014.472.1630014.966800014.554.4100001552.21250014.853.11600015.146.9SPL27.182N0.949.4median 14.9median 58Delta2.511.132.239.436.225.529.126.83027.742.342.426.827.220.325.22536.717.244.817.954.317.153.817.95316.253.616.55615.35915.664.415.664.814.867.214.472.314.67314.776.914.176.414.476.914.475.914.973.514.773.814.57214.866.6156316.649.427.185.80.961median 15median 64.81.29.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHuawei Mate 30 ProApple iPhone 11 Pro Max
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Huawei Mate 30 Pro audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (82 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 17.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 9.7% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 10.1% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (27.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 69% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 22% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 81% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 14% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 15.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.7% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 8.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 9% of all tested devices in this class were better, 6% similar, 85% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 35% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 58% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Power Management - Strong runtimes

Power Consumption

The power consumption of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro gives no cause for criticism and is at a good level.

The wired quick charger (40 W) of the smartphone only takes a little longer than that of its predecessor, which was to be expected with a larger battery. Wireless charging (27 W) and reverse wireless charging have been improved and are now doing their job faster with the right optional accessories.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.17 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.87 / 1.75 / 1.83 Watt
Load midlight 3.85 / 6.64 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
4500 mAh
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
4200 mAh
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
3969 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
4300 mAh
LG G8X ThinQ
4000 mAh
OnePlus 7T Pro
4085 mAh
Average HiSilicon Kirin 990
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-13%
-24%
-25%
-11%
-73%
0%
-1%
Idle Minimum *
0.87
0.95
-9%
0.92
-6%
0.7
20%
1.1
-26%
2.1
-141%
0.87
-0%
0.88 (0.2 - 3.4, n=802)
-1%
Idle Average *
1.75
2.17
-24%
2.9
-66%
1.81
-3%
1.49
15%
3
-71%
1.75
-0%
1.742 (0.6 - 6.2, n=801)
-0%
Idle Maximum *
1.83
2.25
-23%
2.94
-61%
1.92
-5%
1.76
4%
3.5
-91%
1.83
-0%
2.03 (0.74 - 6.6, n=802)
-11%
Load Average *
3.85
4.47
-16%
3.65
5%
7.57
-97%
4.2
-9%
5.3
-38%
3.85
-0%
4.07 (0.8 - 10.8, n=796)
-6%
Load Maximum *
6.64
6.15
7%
6.18
7%
9.34
-41%
9.2
-39%
8.3
-25%
6.64
-0%
5.94 (1.2 - 14.2, n=796)
11%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro has a larger battery than all our comparison devices and also delivers very good battery runtimes. Contrary to what the large battery suggests, the smartphone does not manage to stand out from the competition, with it being beaten in some test scenarios. The Mate 30 Pro quickly sucks its battery dry, especially under extreme load.

Since the tests were all done in performance mode, the runtimes should be a bit longer in everyday use.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
36h 14min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3 (Chrome 78)
13h 43min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
18h 18min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 39min
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
4500 mAh
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
4200 mAh
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
3969 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
4300 mAh
LG G8X ThinQ
4000 mAh
OnePlus 7T Pro
4085 mAh
Battery Runtime
-5%
35%
-10%
13%
5%
Reader / Idle
2174
1747
-20%
2618
20%
1585
-27%
2015
-7%
H.264
1098
854
-22%
1346
23%
934
-15%
957
-13%
WiFi v1.3
823
767
-7%
909
10%
532
-35%
930
13%
912
11%
Load
219
282
29%
408
86%
305
39%
283
29%

Pros

+ strong SoC
+ fast and expandable storage
+ speedy communication modules
+ good display with exceptional input options
+ IP68-certified
+ fast charging (wired and wireless)
+ precise location
+ great call quality

Cons

- only hybrid SIM
- nano memory card instead of microSD
- no aptX or aptX HD
- missing Google services
- average speaker quality

Verdict - Huawei flexes its muscles

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone review. Test device courtesy of TradingShenzen.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone review. Test device courtesy of TradingShenzen.

With the Mate 30 Pro, Huawei has succeeded once again with delivering a very powerful and high-end smartphone. Unfortunately, the Chinese company has made cuts in several areas. The curvature of the display is certainly unique for the time being and offers a few exciting input alternatives, which also work well in everyday life. However, this is at the expense of resolution and colour accuracy. The former is especially not worthy of a smartphone at this price. We would also have liked to see a 90 or 120 Hz display in the Mate 30 Pro and at least use the option of DC dimming. Alas, none are possible.

A highlight of the Huawei smartphone is its quad cameras. In particular, the additional 40 MP sensor makes video recordings and ultra-wide-angle photos real eye-catchers in low-light conditions. During the day, we would recommend that Huawei tweak the quality of its default camera app, as we prefer the colour reproduction of many of its competitors.

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro turns out to be a powerful smartphone, but it also reveals a few weaknesses.

The under-display speaker is, in any case, a better solution than within the USB Type-C port, although the sound quality at full volume leaves a lot to be desired. The integration of the M-Pen support is also great, though Huawei may want to improve the ease of use of its active stylus. In short, writing with the pen does not feel natural, and its palm rejection is not great.

On balance, Huawei has succeeded in creating a very good smartphone that will certainly not disappoint fans. Anyone who chooses the Chinese version should bear in mind that it does not have DRM certification nor Google Play Services. The latter must be installed manually, and even then, some services like Google Pay will probably not work until the end of the trade dispute between China and the US.

Huawei Mate 30 Pro - 12/16/2019 v7
Daniel Schmidt

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