Huawei P30 vs P20 Pro | Side-by-side comparison

Comparison of the Huawei P30 vs the one-year-old P20 Pro, judging them together on performance, battery tech, camera abilities, specs, software and everything else that matters.

I’ve had a lot of requests for a full comparison between the fresh new P30 (Huawei’s first big 2019 launch) and last year’s flagship, the P20 Pro, as they’re now a similar cost here in the UK. So here’s a run-through of these Huawei handsets side-by-side, to see which one might be best for you.

The P20 Pro first introduced that great tri-lens camera setup, although the ultra-wide-angle lens found on the P30 is missing in action (replaced with a monochrome shooter). Still, the P20 Pro serves up crisp, gorgeous photos – especially with the Portrait and Night mode – while both Huawei phones can record 4K video.

The new Huawei P30 Pro sports a speedier Kirin 980 chipset, compared with the Kirin 970 of yesteryear. Performance is still good on the Pro, although it’s showing signs of ageing – and likewise, the Android and EMUI software is still stuck on last year’s version.

We also prefer the more compact design of Huawei’s new flagship, even if the battery tech has shrunk.

25 Replies to “Huawei P30 vs P20 Pro | Side-by-side comparison”

  1. Chris F

    Just got a P20 Pro just a week ago or so, and it has indeed updated to Pie 9.0.

    It might have something to do with not having a SIM card slotted in as to why you maybe didn't see the update.

  2. V3n0m917

    Love my p20 pro. Better than any Samsung and iphone device I have ever had. People talk about the p30 pro, the oneplus 7 pro and even Samsung s10. P20 pro is still amazing after 2 years. Gonna keep this one for years to come. Then I'll get the Samsung S15 or mate 80. Whatever it'll be called.

  3. Jermaine's Jukebox

    Bought a P20 Pro after losing my phone on vacation. Best money spent on a phone. You should have Emui 9 by now, the same day I put my sim card in the update became available. Been rockin with it for a month now won't go back.

  4. Michelle Mostert

    I can't help looking at the title and then the video. If you are going to have the P30 first in the title then, as people read from left to right, the P30 should be on the left, because they look left to right. Otherwise a really great informative video for someone considering purchasing Huawei for the first time.

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