Huawei P30 Pro: camera review - pure imaging brilliance

Huawei has done it again, creating the camera phone to beat.

Huawei P30 Pro camera phone taking a photo

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Huawei P30 Pro is the camera phone to beat. It surpasses all other rivals in imaging prowess, with fantastic low-light performance and zooming capabilities. Aside from some minor niggles, and a rather high price tag, this is a superb device.


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    5x optical zoom works wonders

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    Best-in-class bokeh, thanks to ToF lens

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    Low light photography beats the Pixel 3


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    The screen quality is only 1080p

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    Pro mode has a few niggles

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    No dedicated monochrome lens

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The Huawei P30 Pro is here and boy does it have a lot to live up to. 

Huawei shifted the world’s perception that phones can (shock, horror) take fantastic pictures, with the P20 Pro. Soon after, the entire phone market shifted focus and conceded that the camera was the next big spec race. Now Huawei has to prove that it can challenge once again in what has become a very crowded space.

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Marc Chacksfield

A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of 

An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.