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Comparison between the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro

On March 26, 2019, Huawei presented the P30 and the P30 Pro. The P30 Pro has a more advanced camera and a larger screen compared to the P30. In addition, there are a number of differences. In this article, we're going to compare the camera, design, battery, storage, and computing power of both devices.

Huawei P30

128GB storage capacity | 6.1-inch OLED screen | Android 9.0
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  • With three cameras and camera AI, you can take the best possible photos, no matter the circumstances.
  • You can also take or record bright photos and videos in the dark.
  • With 6GB of RAM and the powerful Kirin 980 processor, the P30 can easily handle the most demanding tasks.
  • This device doesn't feature optical zoom, like the P30 Pro.

Huawei P30 Pro

256GB storage capacity | 6.4-inch OLED screen | Android 9.0
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  • With the optical zoom function, you can zoom up to 5 times without quality loss.
  • Thanks to the 3D camera, you can take sharp photos with added depth.
  • Easily switch between demanding apps and games thanks to 8GB RAM and the powerful Kirin 980 processor.
  • The P30 Pro has no connection for your headphones, so you can only use USB-C earbuds.

Compare the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Huawei P30 Pro
Screen 6.1-inch Full HD+ 6.47-inch, Full HD+
Cameras 3 rear, 1 front 3 (including 1 with 5x optical zoom) + 3D rear camera, 1 front
Battery/fast charging 3650mAh, Huawei SuperCharge (22W) 4200mAh, Huawei SuperCharge (40W)
Storage 128GB 128GB/256GB
Processor Huawei Kirin 980 Huawei Kirin 980
Wirelessly rechargeable No Yes

The cameras

huawei p30 camera

Huawei P30: 3 cameras

The P30 has 3 cameras on the back. With the 40-megapixel main camera, you can take razor-sharp photos. Thanks to the 16-megapixel wide-angle lens, you can also capture large groups and vast landscapes. Moreover, the 8-megapixel periscope camera lets you zoom in without blurring your photos. The SuperSpectrum sensor captures a lot of light. This allows you to take clear photos even in the dark. Moreover, you can capture yourself sharply with the 32-megapixel selfie camera.

Huawei P30 Pro: 5 times optical zoom

The camera of the P30 Pro is similar to that of the P30, but it goes even a step further. The biggest difference is in the periscopic, optical zoom function of the P30 Pro. This allows you to bring objects up to 10x closer without quality loss. The 3D camera of the P30 Pro doesn't take photos, but measures depth. This allows you to take portrait photos, while also blurring the background. Thanks to the optical image stabilization, photos stay sharp even when you slightly move. This helps with taking clear night photos.

The design

Huawei p30 back color design

P30: Slim and striking colors

The P30 series from Huawei is characterized by striking colors and a slender appearance. The P30 has thin edges and a small, drop-shaped notch for the selfie camera. This allows you to watch a series or video on the 6.1 inch Full HD+ screen without too much distraction. The fingerprint scanner is integrated into the screen. At the bottom of the P30, there's a connection for your earphones or headphones.

Huawei p30 pro back color design

P30 Pro: Larger and bezel-less screen

he appearance of the P30 Pro is very similar to that of the P30. Nevertheless, we can see some differences at a more detailed level. The 6.47-inch Full HD+ screen is slightly larger. Moreover, you there are almost no bezels thanks to the curved screen. There's no room for a standard connection for your earbuds on the P30 Pro. You have to connect the supplied USB-C earbuds. The most striking difference is the color. The P30 Pro is also available in orange.

The battery

Huawei p30 side

P30: 3650 mAh and Supercharge (22W)

The Huawei P30 has a battery with a battery capacity of 3650 mAh. With this, you can easily get through the day without having to recharge. The P30 features Huawei Supercharge (22W). Because of this high wattage, you can charge the smartphone very quickly. With the included charger, your battery is charged up to 60% within half an hour.

Huawei P30 side

P30 Pro: 4200 mAh and Supercharge (40W)

With a battery capacity of 4200 mAh, the battery of the P30 Pro is larger than that of the P30. This allows you to use the P30 for almost 2 full days without any intermediate charging. With Huawei Supercharge (40W), you can charge the P30 Pro to 70% within half an hour. With this spectacular charging speed, Huawei leaves brands like Samsung and Apple in the dust. Moreover, the P30 Pro is the 2nd Huawei device ever to support wireless charging.

Storage and computing power

huawei p30 front rear screen

P30: 128 GB storage and 6 GB working memory

The P30 has 128GB of storage space. For example, you can store 320 episodes of a series or 30,000 photos on this. Do you want more space to download your favorite apps? Simply expand the memory with a special Huawei Nano memory card of up to 256 GB. The P30 has 6GB of memory and a Kirin 980 processor. This allows you to switch smoothly between various heavy apps and games such as PUBG.

Huawei P30 Pro front rear screen

P30 Pro: 128GB or 256GB storage and 8GB working memory

The P30 Pro is available in a 128GB version and 256GB storage capacity. 256GB lets you store 60,000 photos or 250 films in HD quality. You can also expand the memory on the P30 Pro with a special Huawei Nano memory card of up to 256GB. With the Kirin 980 processor and the 8GB RAM you can switch quickly between heavy apps and games such as Fortnite.


The P30 and P30 Pro are similar in many respects. With the optical zoom and the 3D camera, the P30 Pro offers more possibilities in terms of photography. Another difference is in the screen. The screen of the P30 Pro is slightly larger (6.47 inches compared to 6.1 inches). Moreover, the P30 Pro is almost bezel-less. Finally, the P30 Pro has a larger battery and the option of double the storage capacity.

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