The Huawei P30 Pro demonstrates improved durability compared to its predecessor
The P30 Pro is Huawei's latest phone to go through the JerryRigEverything battery of tests on YouTube. For those not familiar with this channel, the host Zach Nelson puts mobile devices through a series of near-standardized trials of robustness, including a concerted attempt to break the phone in question as a coup de grace.
To Huawei's detriment, the P20 Pro narrowly failed this portion of the test last year. However, its successor resisted this stage like a champion by comparison. Then again, the test revealed some other slight design deficiencies as the video's host picked away at the device (while also tearing strips off the unit in question for its colorway: a transistive shade developed by Huawei for 2019 called Breathing Crystal).
Nelson also found that the P30 Pro's screen bore up less well to scratches (using a set of Mohs-scale hardness picks as usual) compared to a contemporary made using Gorilla Glass 6. In fairness, Huawei has never claimed to use this material; it seems this OEM has a different source of protective glass than, say, Samsung or OnePlus. The display itself also responded less well to a 'burn test' than fans of the show may have come to expect from high-end OLED panels.
Nevertheless, the device remained fully functional at the end of the video, which is still more than can be said for its predecessor. In addition, considering its extra camera attributes, an obligatory teardown of this phone should be particularly interesting.
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