What’s up guys? Saf here on SuperSaf TVand it’s finally here. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro. Now, this has actually beenvery difficult to get a hold of. It’s currently only available in China. And that’s because of thewhole political situation between the US and China and the fact that Google Play services are currently not gonnabe available on this. So for now anyway, it’s only going to be available in China. Hopefully soon we’re goingto see it in other markets but I know a lot of you guys wanted see what this is all about. So, let’s go ahead, get it unboxed and see what it has to offer. The packaging is very traditional Huawei. We got the Huawei Mate 30 Pro logo here. And then at the bottom here, it says SuperSensing Cine Camera And of course powered by Leica.


Now this is the interesting part, we’ve got some veryinteresting cameras on here which of course we will bechecking out in more detail. Right. Presented initially with the phone itself which we’ll put to the side to see what else we get inside the box. And very simple we got a SIM card tool, we got a USB Type A to USB Type C cable, we got some USB Type C earphones and then we got Huawei40 WATT Supercharger. This is gonna be able totop up the Mate 30 Pro very, very quickly. Of course there willalso be some paperwork in the official retail version. Which is something I don’t have here. And it would have probablybeen in Chinese anyway so it doesn’t really matter. And now let’s get to the device. You can already see this veryinteresting gradient design, something that Huawei’s really known for, through this plastic. But let’s take it out of the plastic. And let’s take a closer look. And that looks very, very cool indeed. I’ve got a not for sale sticker on mine. What, I can’t sell this? You know how much money I’d make on Ebay considering that thisonly available in China? I’m joking, I’m joking. I’m not gonna sell it.


Not for sale sticker is now off. Does that mean I can sell it? I’m joking. I’m sorry, I’m sorry. Anyway, so in Huawei’s traditional style, we’ve got this sort ofgradient finish on here. This is called the Space Silver. Sorry I forgot the name. It’s called the Space Silver, there’s also a few othercolor options available. As well as some vegan leather options which I’m definitely all for. I know there was a fewpeople making fun of the fact that they’re vegan leather,but think about it. It’s better for the environment, it’s not affecting animalsand things like that. I would definitely rock avegan leather smartphone if I had one. Of course, this is a glass version which also does look really, really nice. This is IP68 water and dust resistant and we’ve got a metal frame. And then there’s thiscircular camera module which seems to be the new trend of 2019. You must have seen the OnePlus7T that we unboxed yesterday also has this circular camera module. We’ve seen it on someMotorola phones as well. I personally don’t mind it too much, it’s quite symmetrical which I do like. And there is still ofa bit of a camera bump, which will be coveredup if you do use a case. We’ll come back to the camera for a second let’s have a look at the front now. And on the front we’ve got what is quite an interesting display it’s what Huawei arecalling a Horizon Display. And that’s because we’vegot 88 degree angle curves on both the left and right hand side. We had seen curves on the Mate 20 Pro, and it’s something that we’ve been seeing on other smartphones as well.


But this is quite a deep curve I think the other curvethat’s similar to this is probably on the new Vivo phone that we checked out last week. That’s what they arecalling a Waterfall display ’cause everything kind of just falls over. Looks very cool, I’m not gonna lie. And it also quite nice as well. So when I’m holding this, because the screen just kindof curves right into the edges, it does feel quite nice. How durable is it gonna be? How is this gonna work interms of palm rejection? And will you be able to get a reasonable screen protector for this? These are all questions thatwe’re gonna have to answer after I’ve used this for some time. Right, in terms of the size ofthe screen it’s 6.53 inches. It is a OLED display. It does look really nice. The resolution isn’t as highas we’ve seen on other devices. It’s around 2400 by 1176 pixels so it’s slightly higher than full HD but it’s not going towardsthat Quad HD Plus resolution that we had on somethinglike the Mate 20 Pro.


Details still look pretty sharp. I’ll have to spend more time with it. But first impressions, thisis a very, very good display. Now because of the Horizondisplay, those curves, we pretty much see no bezelon the left and the right. But we do have this small chin as well as this top bezel with a notch. Now this notch isn’t as bigas the Mate 20 Pro notch, which is quite wide. And that is something I had alittle bit of a problem with because there wasn’t much spacefor app notification icons. It would only have space for a very few. But this is smaller compared to that. And we do have the notchfor some specific reasons. We’ve got three separate sensors on here. So of course we havethe front facing camera, this is 32 megapixelswith an f/2.0 aperture. But then we’ve got a 3D depth sensor. So this is gonna be usedfor depth information to get portrait selfies. But as well as that, it’s gonna be used for 3D facial unlocks. So the Mate 30 Pro isnot just gonna be using the front facing camera to unlock, it is a lot more secure than that because it is using 3D facial unlock. It’s gonna project like,thousands of dots onto your face to be able to securely unlock your device. It does work very, very fast. Just check that out.


But then we have a third sensor which I’m not sure is that useful and that is a gesture sensor. I can’t even say it. Gesture, gesture. Gesture sensor. Now currently from what I can see you can use the airgestures on here to either scroll or grab a screenshot. Like that. I don’t know. I don’t mean to be soundingnegative but I honestly think I am never gonna use this and I’m just probably gonnaend up switching it off. So, two sensors do seem quite useful, the third one I’m not too sure about. Now what’s interesting is aswell as the 3D facial unlock, you also have an in-displayfingerprint scanner. So this sits here and once again it does work really, really fast. And I do like the fact thatwe’ve got two secure options. Right now let’s move over towards the back and talk about the camera. So we’ve got a quadcamera set up this time. The primary camera is 40 megapixels and it’s the same hardware aswhat we’ve got on the P30 Pro.


So it’s got an f/1.6 aperture. So instead of using thetraditional red, green and blue which we see on most devices this is actually using RYYB. Red, yellow and blue so this is supposed tolet in a lot more light and help with low light images. The P30 Pro was great for low light images and also the Mate 30 Pro doeshave a large sensor sizes. Larger compared to the competition, so once again, largersensor size should help with low light images. But then we’ve got what Huaweiis calling a Cine Camera. This is the ultra wide camera,it’s 40 megapixels this time. So that’s the highestresolution for an ultra wide that I’ve seen. And also the sensor size islarger than the competition. It has an f/1.8 aperture. And get this. It can film slow motion atup to 7680 frames a second. That is absolutely insane. The fact that you can do this on a phone, of course it’s gonnabe a very short burst, but that is, that is insane. That’s just like, I can’t believe that. A smartphone can filmslow motion at that level.


I’ll of course be testing it out and letting you know how I get on. But, nevertheless, havingthat level of slow motion on a smart phone is very, very impressive. Now Huawei had been emphasizing that this camera is gonna be great for video. Of course we’re gonna bedoing some tests on this. And let me know in the commentsbelow which SuperSaf Style camera comparison you’d likeme to do against this first. Of course it doesn’t stop there, the third camera is a telephoto camera, it’s eight megapixelswith an f/2.4 aperture. This has Optical ImageStabilization as well. And it’s gonna give you upto three times optical zoom and up to five times hybrid zoom. So we’ve not got nocrazy zoom like we’ve got on the P 30 Pro, that seemssomething quite exclusive to the P Series. I’ve got the Mate series here. And finally we have a true depth sensor which should help with depth information to get your portraits. I, of course, will have totest this out a lot more. I’d really put it upagainst the competition.


So I’ll definitely letyou know how I get along with these cameras. And I’ll be posting lots of samples on my Twitter and on my Instagram. I’m @SUPERSAF on both, so definitely follow me on there to see all of the latest updates. Now let’s take a look around the device. So, we actually have nothingon the left hand side, and all we have on the righthand side is a power button. So you might be wondering,where are the volume buttons? Well, we don’t actuallyhave any physical buttons for the volume. We just have to tap twice on the edge and then we can change the volume. And you can do this on the left hand side as well as the right hand side. I mean it’s something thatI’m gonna have to get used to. It seems to work okay butthere have been certain times when I’ve tried and it’s not worked. I guess it’s just somethingI’m gonna have to spend some more time with. And then if we look on the top, you’ll notice that we havesomething that we don’t see on pretty much any other device right now.


That is an IR Blaster, whichI’m sure is gonna be useful to a lot of people. We got a single bottom firing speaker so we don’t have stereo sound on here. There is a USB Type C input. No 3.5mm jack. And then we’ve got the SIM card tray. Now this SIM card tray alsohas space for a Nano Card. This is gonna allow you toexpand the storage on here by another 256 gigabytes. This is a proprietarycard that Huawei sells so it’s not a usual Micro SD card. But you do get 256 gigabytesof base storage on here with 8 gigabytes of RAM. Now this is powered bythe Kirin 990 chipset. So that’s the latest from Huawei. And in terms of speed and performance, there’s been lots ofimprovements made to the CPU as well as the GPU. And there have also beenimprovements made in terms of the overall efficiency. So this should last a good while.


You do have a 4500 milliamppower battery on here. So that is pretty large. And in my experience, Huaweidevices do last pretty long. And of course, along with that, you do have the 40 WATT Supercharger. But this also supports up to27 WATT wireless charging. That is pretty insane. There’s lots of devices thatdon’t support that wired. So 27 WATTS wireless isvery, very impressive. I believe that’s thefastest in the market. That wireless charger you aregonna have to buy separately. I’ll be testing that out too. And we’ve also got an improvement in terms of reverse wireless charging. So this is something thatHuawei introduced last year with the Mate 20 Pro.


And this is where you canuse your device to charge another device or some headphonesor something wirelessly. In my experience, it wasvery, very slow but Huawei have said that it is upto three times faster compared to last year. Which is definitely a big improvement. And finally let’s talk about the software. So this does comepre-installed with Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top. Now this is just a baseversion of Android 10. We don’t get the Google Play services that we are used to seeing. Hopefully, there’s gonnabe a resolution to that soon and we will be seeingGoogle Play services come to the Mate 30 Pro. And then the Mate 30 Prowill also be available in the European markets. And if it is something you wanna buy then, I’m pretty certain that youwill be able to get a hold of it within the next few months, once this whole politicalsituation is resolved. If and when it does eventually come out it’s gonna be retailing for 1099 Euros.


This is for the 4G version. The 5G version is gonna beavailable soon in China. And whenever it does comehere in Europe again, and that is gonna retailfor 100 Euros more. And that is the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. In terms of my first impressions,I mean, it looks like a very, very promising device. I love the competition thatHuawei brings to the table. So even if you’re not afan of Huawei devices, you have to respect thetechnology and innovations that they do come out with. Which really pushes all of the industry. So I’m really hoping thatHuawei do manage to sort out this situation with the US and we will have GooglePlay services as we used to. And everything will be back to normal. Up until then of course,if you do wanna import this from China you can go ahead and do so. It will be a little bitmore expensive potentially.


And you are gonna haveto side load all of those Google apps if that’s what you want to do. What do you guys think ofthe Huawei Mate 30 Pro? Is it a device that youwould go out and buy when it is available? Definitely drop me a comment below and let me know your thoughts. And also let me know what photocoverage you’d like me to do with this going forward. I hope you enjoyed thisvideo and found it useful. If you did then do hit thatthumbs up button for me. Thanks for watching. This is Saf on SuperSaf TV,and I’ll see you next time. (upbeat music)


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