Huawei officially unveiled the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro smartphones yesterday. It might sound like the Pro version is better over the regular Mate 30 but in some features, the latter is my preferred smartphone.

These include a bigger display, smaller screen cutout or notch, and the presence of a 3.5mm audio jack.

 

Bigger Display

Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro in space gray color.

The Huawei Mate 30 has a 6.62-inch display that uses OLED technology and has an FHD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Meanwhile, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro only has a 6.53-inch screen.

However, the Mate 30’s display only has slight curves in its edges since it uses a mostly flat 2.5D glass. On the other hand, the Mate 30 Pro’s “Horizon” display curves around the edges at 88° resulting in zero side bezels!

 

Smaller Notch

Huawei Mate 30

The Huawei Mate 30 in cosmic purple color.

The Huawei Mate 30 has a smaller notch at the top of its display compared to the Mate 30 Pro’s wide notch.

This is because the Pro variant has additional sensors including a secondary 3D TOF selfie camera for bokeh effect and a gesture sensor for controlling the smartphone using hand gestures. On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 30 only has its 24 Megapixel selfie camera and a couple of sensors in the notch.

 

3.5mm Audio Jack

Some people might not care much about the 3.5mm audio jack but it’s more convenient when you prefer using a third party set of earphones. This can provide better audio quality and with less hassle, since there’s no need for a USB Type-C to 3.5mm audio jack adaptor.

Only the Huawei Mate 30 has the analog port since the Mate 30 Pro only uses the USB Type-C port for audio output. It does come with an adaptor and USB Type-C earphones inside the box.

Here’s a more detailed comparison between specs of the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.


Huawei Mate 30 specs:

Average rating of 4.2 stars from 5 users.
  • 6.62-inch FHD+ OLED Display (1080 x 2340 Pixels), 389 ppi
  • Android 10 Operating System
  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 Chipset
  • 6GB or 8GB of RAM
  • Triple Cameras (40+16+8 MP) with Dual LED Flash
  • 24 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 128GB Internal Storage
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4200mAh Battery
  • 40W Fast Charging, 27W Fast Wireless Charging, Reverse Charging, & Reverse Wireless Charging
  • No official PH price yet.



Huawei Mate 30 Pro specs:

Average rating of 4.6 stars from 14 users.
  • 6.53-inch FHD+ OLED Display (1176 x 2400 Pixels), 409 ppi
  • Android 10 Operating System
  • HiSilicon Kirin 990 Chipset
  • 8 GB of RAM
  • Quad Cameras (40+40+8 MP) with Dual-tone LED Flash
  • 32 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM
  • 128GB or 256GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 256GB via NM Card
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4500mAh Battery
  • 40W Fast Charging, 27W Fast Wireless Charging, Reverse Charging, & Reverse Wireless Charging