Earlier last week, Women Love Tech was invited to discover the brand new Huawei smartphones.
The event took place in Sydney CBD. The Huawei team revealed two new smartphones : Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro. The emphasis was put on the photography with the aim to “rewrite the rules of photography”. Indeed, featuring a Leica Quad Camera system, the Huawei P30 Pro has the ability to deliver precise but natural wide aperture shots.
Getty photographer and Creative Director James D. Morgan illustrated his words by using images. It was stunning. He showed pictures taken from a recent trip to Uluru with the HUAWEI P30.
What grabbed my attention was how he immortalised a landscape in the middle of the night with all its splendid details, as if we were in the middle of the day. As a pro photographer, he said it is amazing such a little device can produce such high range pictures. As Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG, says “The HUAWEI P30 Series will set the pace for the next generation of smartphones by empowering people to capture the true beauty of the world around them through a device that fits in the palm of their hands.”
Following the reveal, we were able to test the new smartphones. I was given a Huawei P30 Pro.
Dedicated spaces enabled us to test the main features. The first one aimed to show us the phone capacity to take a picture in a completely dark room. I entered and I could not see anything, then James D. Morgan got me to take a shot of a woman who was there even though I could not see her with my eyes.
That was pretty amazing.This auto-mode is the craziest feature I had the opportunity to test.
Then, I tried the close-up feature: I made some still life pictures and once again the results were surprising!
Finally, we were invited to go outside on the terrace to try the different zooms, the one that amazed me the most, was the x50 digital zoom. I could read what was written on a mobile crane located far away in the CBD.
What I loved about the Huawei P30 Pro:
- no need to use a tripod, with the P30 Pro, there is a periscope system which stabilises the image. This is especially useful when you use the camera mode. HUAWEI AIS and OIS support stabilisation resulting in perfectly steady shot in a wide range of situations.
- my crush goes to the selfie mode: you already have functions such as “Beauty mode”, or “thinner face” which touch up your skin and face even before taking the picture.
- Remarkable portrait feature which captures the smallest details (maybe sometimes too much, it shows you details you would prefer to ignore).
- Always connected on my phone, the battery has always been a key element for me. The one in these two new models is a class-leading battery charging performance with Huawei Supercharge technology and on the Huawei P30 Pro, compatibility with fast 15W Wireless charging including reverse wireless charge. You can get to 72% charge in 30 minutes with the P30Pro and up to 58% in 30 minutes with the P30.
- Loved the food mode, I am this kind of girl who takes shots of her plates in restaurants . Below the picture, nothing to add :
What I disliked:
Hard to find something wrong so I will point out a personal thing. As a woman, I have an eye for style and colour and I was not entirely satisfied by the choice between breathing Crystal and Aurora…
As part of its launch in Australia, users who pre-orders the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will receive a bonus Sonos One smart speaker, available in black and white, valued at $299 RRP via redemption. Colour availability is while stocks last. The offer will be available to pre-orders made from 27 March, 2019 to 15 April, 2019.
The Huawei P30 will retail at RRP AU$1,099 and The Huawei P30 Pro – AU$1599