Wanted to Buy a New camera, but the Huawei P30 Pro Made Me Think Otherwise…

I became a photography enthusiast in 2010. Like most shutterbugs, I too started my journey with a dslr camera. Over the years, I’ve collected around 3 dslr cameras and a hefty number of prime, telephoto and wide lenses which I use during features for @wheninmanila. I’ve invested a lot of money for my gear and I really treasure each of them. However, in 2014, I had to give up my heavy gear because I suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome. I was advised to rest and avoid carrying heavy gadgets like my camera and lenses. That time, I thought it was the end for me. I thought I wouldn’t be able to take photos anymore… the ones with the level of sharpness and detail I desired (something I believed I could only create with my expensive prime lenses). It was truly an emotional phase for me since photography is a tool I use to express myself.

at the Leica HQ in Germany

2016, Huawei and Leica teamed-up and created the Huawei P9 series – this was truly a game-changer. Mobile photography was never the same. As a dslr user for the longest time, I never thought there would come a day when I’d choose my mobile phone over my gear. This new era of photography gave me hope and inspired me to take my art a notch higher.

Huawei and Leica continued to innovate and take mobile photography to greater heights with the P10 and P20 series in 2017 and 2018. They never seem to run out of exciting new ideas and features. Simply unstoppable.

Early 2019, I thought about going back to my roots for a while. I really wanted to invest in a new camera this year, but with the arrival of the new Huawei P30 Pro, I had a change of heart.

Here’s why:

Last year, I was blown away with the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Series. This year as expected, the Huawei P30 Pro exceeded all my expectations… again. The P30 Pro is a super camera with its Leica Quad Camera system – guaranteed to take your mobile photography skills to a whole new level of awesome! Huawei never ceases to impress me. Nakakainis! It just gets better and better every year. In simplest term, I’d say the P30 Pro is like a combo of the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro multiplied 10 times better!

With the Huawei P30 Pro, I can zoom-in not only 10x but 50x! You can even capture the moon with it!


standard 1x

5x zoom

10x zoom

50x zoom! Grabe!

It has a 40 MP Wide Angle Lens with f/1.6 aperture. Yeah, f/1.6 my goodness! No wonder my low light shots improved big time! Even the usual “against the light” shots now look brighter and sharper!

Here are some sample low light shots:

A zen moment with MingMing

outside the Paulaner Pub in Germany

from our candlelight dinner cruise in Paris

It also has a 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) similar to the Mate 20 Pro, + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/3.4 aperture, OIS) and the HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera.

Super Macro mode

portrait mode with swirly bokeh. Hi Sir Badong!

Flowers in Frankfurt

Eerie looking trees in Frankfurt

from my latest trip in Bangkok

German pork knuckles!

The Huawei P30 Pro’s selfie camera also improved a whole lot. Way better than the P20 and Mate 20 in my opinion. I’ve been somewhat “allergic” to selfies before but now, I’m super comfortable in taking photos of myself for the simple reason that I noticed my face looks more “real” and my skin tone more “natural.”  I can even see my pores and imperfections (I like this better than overly processed, ultra smooth fake looking selfie shots)!

Similar with the Mate 20 Series, the Huawei P30 Pro is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 Octa-core Processor, making it a super smart, superphone that can identify thousands of sceneries and studies your every gesture and behavior for better overall user experience.

Super Fast Charging

Like with my Huawei Mate 20 series, the P30 series features the HUAWEI SuperCharge 40W charger that enables me to charge my phone in lighting speed. I really love this feature so much because there’s no more need for me to carry bulky heavy power banks.


With its IP68 classification, I can confidently bring my P30 Pro in all sorts of adventures. No more worrying about occasional water splashes and exposure to dust. It’s such a powerful device yet not high maintenance.

Last but not least, the P30 Series’ new line up of colors are simply smashing!

in Breathing Crystal color

Its curved edges and premium feel reminded me of my Huawei Mate 20 PRO. For the P30 Series though, Huawei introduced a new line-up of eye-catching colors that would make you want to flaunt it 24/7. I’m super loving my P30 Pro in Breathing Crystal color. Reminds me of rose quartz crystal coloured unicorns galloping over rainbows made of cotton candy. Ahhhhhh soooo much happy feels!

The mere thought of it makes me giddy. It looks so feminine and elegant too. Fits as a girly fashion accessory.

So yeah, with the Huwei P30 Pro’s innovative features, my plan to invest in a new camera is now officially on hold. Maybe I can buy next year perhaps, or maybe never!? Come to think of it, with the exceptional quality the Huawei P30 Pro produces, plus the convenience it provides (I can quickly upload on social media. No more need to transfer files to my laptop for editing etc), the Huawei P30 Pro is the most practical and ideal device that we camwhore netizens can use for work and lifestyle.

The Huawei P30 Pro is priced at P50,990 and is now available for pre-order!

Want to know more about the Huawei P30 series? Visit www.facebook.com/HuaweimobilePH  for full specs and details.

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