Re-writing the Rules of Photography with Huawei

Huawei's all new award worthy P30 and P30 Pro.

For five consecutive years now Huawei’s ambition was to re-write the rules of photography. From pioneering low light smartphone photography to being the first mainstream dual camera smartphone and revolutionising portrait photography, these guys have been doing some incredible stuff since 2015.


2019 brings their newest recruit. After a fantastic past year seeing smartphones sales increase by 35% compared with ‘17 but more impressively the companies growth in australia more than quadrupled. To celebrate, but more likely to continue growing, Huawei drops, not literally, the P30 and P30 Pro.

The P30 Pro is the smartphone for the photography addicted, for the artists, for the instagramers and for the everyday bloke who thinks he has a good eye for it. Engineered with Leica, a german camera manufacturer with over a 100 years of history, it is the most advanced camera system in the world. Let me walk you through it win by win, starting with the bones of the genius, the AI-enabled Leica Quad Camera System. Combine that with the 40 megapixel SuperSpectrum sensor for improved low-light photography and you are already standing out from the pack. Not to mention Leica’s ultra-wide angle and ultra-macro lens, dual optical image stabilisation and 50X digital zoom.


None of that phase you? Well is also has a 32 megapixel selfie camera so you can capture your best angle no matter the light. Perhaps it does phase you, excite you, capture you to the point of scepticism? It does seem incredible nifty, is it too good to be true? To have doubt is no crime and so when we were invited to road test it we jumped at the opportunity to set our fears straight.

To really capture magic through the P30 Pro we journey to one of the most sacred and scenic places on earth. A land that belongs to the Yankunytjatjara and Pitjantjatjara people of the Anangu. A place known as Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a national treasure and a UNESCO World Heritage listed site. The trip was an absolute blessing and to put to words the incredible experience we had would be inaccurate and not to it justice. However I can, with confidence, talk of how well the P30 Pro captured the landscapes. To say it performs well at night is an understatement, with an enlarged aperture f1.6 lens, to 409,600 ISO sensitivity combined with an overhauled cooling design to reduce image noise we were able to capture the incredible sunset. All this is neatly activated with a seen to be believed Night Mode.

To complete an already award worthy package extra features include best-in-class 4200mAh battery optimized by AI Huawei 40W SuperChargeTM system, Wireless Supercharge (up to 70% in 30 minutes) and a now very rare 3.5mm headphone socket. Up to 256GB of onboard storage, in-screen fingerprint reader and an innovative in-screen stereo speaker. It is truly an amazing phone and we can’t recommend it enough for the following features. Take a chance and try it yourself.