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Huawei Mate 30


Huawei Mate 30
Huawei Mate 30 (Mate 30 Series)
HiSilicon Kirin 990 8 x - 2.9 GHz, Cortex-A76/-A55
Graphics adapter
6 GB 
, or 8GB
6.62 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 389 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR
128 GB UFS 3.0 Flash, 128 GB 
1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: Nano Memory (256), NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass, fingerprint, USB-C
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.1, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 160.8 x 76.1 ( = 0.33 x 6.33 x 3 in)
4200 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Primary Camera: 40 MPix Triple: 40MP (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/1.54) + 8MP (3x optical zoom, f/2.4, 80mm, 1/4") + 16MP (f/2.2, 17mm)
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
196 g ( = 6.91 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
650 Euro



Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 82%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 83%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Huawei Mate 30

83% Huawei Mate 30 Review — The Better Of The Duo?
Source: Pokde English
Would I recommend the HUAWEI Mate 30? To be entirely honest, it does seem like a great alternative to the HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro with most of the key features here at RM1100 less. For RM2799 it has a pretty strong feature set. You still have to rely on the AppGallery for your apps, but personally i feel like that’s more of an issue when you are starting off, which Phone Clone sort of mitigates by allowing you to transfer most of the stuff from your old phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 80% performance: 82% mobility: 83% workmanship: 84%
The Huawei Mate30 series are selling like hotcakes in China but what about Malaysia?
Source: Hitech Century English
Maxis offers a unique Buy 1 Free 1 offer for the Mate30 Pro where you get a second Mate30 Pro for free when you sign up an additional shared line (RM188 +RM48 for the shared line). Essentially, you’re getting two phones for the price of one with just RM199 a month to get both phones and a monthly total bill inclusive of the monthly RM199 device installment of RM435. Alternatively, you can get the Mate30 for just RM99 a month and an all-in price of (inclusive of RM188+ RM48 shared line + RM99 device price) RM335. For more on the Maxis Buy 1 Free1 offer swing by their official page here.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2019
Huawei Mate 30 Review
Source: Yugatech English
In a nutshell, I can recommend the Mate 30, but only to those who are willing to take the risk. If you’re not that type of person, though, then you’ll want to think hard on whether or not the phone’s good qualities will fill the hole in the smartphone experience left by the lack of Google’s official services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2019
Huawei Mate 30 Review: Hands-on
Source: Tech Advisor English
As with its launch sibling, the Huawei Mate 30 is a promising high-end device tainted by the US government's ongoing umbrage with Huawei and its products. While not impossible to reinstate Google Play Services, only committed and Android-literate users will make the effort to add what most would consider 'missing features' back onto the phone's otherwise well-rounded and nicely improved software experience. If you can look beyond this shortcoming (or you're based in China where the point is moot) the Mate 30 is an excellent and more affordable alternative to the top-tier Mate 30 Pro that still has hardware capable enough to compete against most, if not all of the current flagship phone market. Until the Mate 30 makes its way to market, why not consider some solid Huawei phones that do still come with Google Play services right now? We found the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X both excellent flagships that still stand up today, along with the superb photographic capabilities of the Huawei P30 Pro to consider.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate 30 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate 30 takes the core elements of the Mate 30 Pro, but forgoes some of that phone's top-end features to keep the price down. However, as with all the new Huawei phones you can't access Google's services on this handset.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2019
Huawei Mate 30, 30 Pro, 30 RS hands-on review
Source: Techradar English
Huawei has promised the US-China trade war will not affect the Mate 30 launch and indeed it didn't stop the maker from going full steam ahead with its plans. Huawei has announced the Mate 30 series on September 19 in Munich, and the new phones are looking very intriguing, with or without Google's services framework.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2019

Foreign Reviews

Mate 30 Unbrauchbar ohne Google-Apps
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/31/2019
Probamos los Huawei Mate 30, primeros sin el Android de Google
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; long battery life; excellent cameras. Negative: Unsupported Google services.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2019
Huawei, la serie Mate 30 arriverà in Italia con Android open source
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Great display; excellent cameras; powerful processor; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2019
Mọi thứ về Huawei Mate 30: Màn hình phẳng, pin khổng lồ, máy ảnh tuyệt vời
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; large battery capacity; impressive cameras; beautiful design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/20/2019


Model: The new Huawei Mate 30 series has introduced a new range of invigorating and lustrous colors as the device’s coat of paint. The Huawei Mate 30 comes with three trendsetting color options of classic black, a fluorescent space silver, and also an alluring emerald green. Apart from that, the Huawei Mate 30 has also prolonged its battery life. The Huawei Mate 30 smartphone model can now also charge at a faster pace with a tested 40 W rate whereas wireless charging is capable for 24 W. The Huawei Mate 30 features an expanding display from edge to edge with an ultra-curved waterfall screen around the sides of the device with a measurement of 6.53-inch horizontal display for its display alone. The ultra-curved screen offers a wide area, which ultimately enhances user experience. At the same time, physical volume buttons are replaced through finger-touch on the screen by double-tapping and scrolling on screen edges from both left and right sides.

One of the signature features of the Huawei Mate 30 is the quad camera lens, which has showcased both waterproofing and dust-resistance attributes. The Huawei Mate 30’s lenses have a circular module to sharpen its visualization. The camera setup for the Huawei Mate 30 comprises if an ultra-wide lens, regular lens, telephoto lens and a Time of Flight sensor for depth. The metrics of megapixels for each respective lens are marked at 40-megapixel Cine Camera, 40-megapixel SuperSensing camera, and an 8-megapixel Telephoto Camera. To ensure users can enjoy a wholesome, universal experience in using the Huawei Mate 30, the brand company has adopted touchless gesture control in which users of the Huawei Mate 30 can simply grip their hand in front of screen to capture a quick screenshot. In regards to security options, the Huawei Mate 30’s interface is capable of identifying the user’s face direction in correspondence to the prior configuration of notification settings. The Huawei Mate 30’s intelligent care system will also hide notification details on the screen preview when someone else is taking a peek on their screen.

The Huawei Mate 30 comes with the latest Kirin 990 chip which features the groundbreaking technology of 5G connectivity. The theoretical peak download speeds can reach up to 2.3 Gbps and theoretical upload speeds can reach 1.25 Gbps. It is worth noting, however, that Google has previously released a clear and concise press conference statement that the Huawei series will no longer support Google applications and services due to the implementation of a trade ban. However, it is rather peculiar that Android 10 is somehow still accessible for the Huawei Mate 30 smartphone model to install other mobile applications and services.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G76 MP16: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 16 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. It is used in the Kirin 990 5G and according to Huawei should be about 6% faster and 20% more efficient than a Adreno 640 in a Snapdragon 855.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Kirin 990: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.86 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 2.09 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.86 GHz (power saving). Integrates a neural processor (1+1 cores), a ARM Mali-G76 MP16 GPU at up to 600 MHz and a fast LTE modem. Compared to the 5G version, the 4G version is slightly lower clocked (2 of the 3 clusters and the GPU). The SoC is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.196 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).

83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Honor Play4 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990
Honor 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Honor 30 Pro+
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei P40 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei Nova 6 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Honor V30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei Mate 30 5G
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei P40
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.10", 0.175 kg
Huawei Mate Xs
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 8.00", 0.3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei nova 10
Adreno 642L, unknown, 6.67", 0.168 kg
Huawei Nova Y90
Adreno 610, Snapdragon SD 680, 6.70", 0.195 kg
Huawei Nova 10 Pro
Adreno 642L, Snapdragon SD 778G 4G, 6.78", 0.191 kg
Huawei Nova Y70
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.75", 0.199 kg
Huawei Nova Y70 Plus
unknown, unknown, 6.75", 0.199 kg
Huawei P50E
Adreno 642L, unknown, 6.50", 0.181 kg
Huawei Nova Y9a
Mali-G52 MP2, Mediatek Helio G80, 6.63", 0.197 kg
Huawei Mate Xs 2
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 7.80", 0.255 kg
Huawei nova 9 SE
Adreno 610, Snapdragon SD 680, 6.78", 0.191 kg
Huawei Enjoy 20e
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.30", 0.185 kg
Huawei P50 Pocket
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 6.90", 0.19 kg
Huawei Nova 9
Adreno 642L, Snapdragon SD 778G 5G, 6.57", 0.175 kg
Huawei Nova 9 Pro
Adreno 642L, unknown, 6.72", 0.186 kg
Huawei Nova Y60
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.60", 0.185 kg
Huawei Nova 8 SE Youth
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A, 6.60", 0.179 kg
Huawei P50
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 6.50", 0.181 kg
Huawei P50 Pro
Adreno 660, Snapdragon SD 888 4G, 6.60", 0.195 kg
Current Prices
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2019-10-10)