Unboxing the SuperPhone
The Huawei Mate 30 RS was a highly anticipated device, and when it arrived, the first thing I did was unbox it. The retail packaging was as premium as one would expect for a device that cost close to $2,500. Inside, I found the wall-e sized device, as well as a limited edition black version of the 40 watt super charger, a USB-C cable to charge the phone, and a second USB-C cable. The second cable was included because the device also came with Huawei’s new car charger, which supports 40 watt charging and has a second port to charge a second phone. The car charger also has an LED ring around it to make it visible in the dark.
In addition to the charger, the device also came with a pair of earphones, a box containing the Porsche Design Smartphone Case, a packet with the SIM ejector tool, and a couple of manuals. The Mate 30 RS is the starting point for the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and it certainly did not disappoint.
Design and Build Quality
The Mate 30 RS has a 6.53-inch OLED display with a resolution of 1176 x 2400 pixels. It is powered by a Kirin 990 processor and 8GB of RAM. The device has a triple-camera setup on the back, with a 40MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto camera, and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The device also has a 4200mAh battery and supports 40W fast charging. The design of the device is sleek and modern, and the build quality is top-notch.
The performance of the device is impressive, as expected. The Kirin 990 processor is powerful and efficient, and the 8GB of RAM ensures that the device can handle multitasking with ease. The triple-camera setup is capable of taking stunning photos, and the battery life is good. The device also supports 40W fast charging, which is a great feature.
The Mate 30 RS runs on Android 10 with Huawei’s EMUI 10 skin on top. The software is smooth and responsive, and the EMUI 10 skin adds a lot of useful features. The device also supports Huawei’s AppGallery, which is a great alternative to the Google Play Store.
The Unconventional Design
The SuperPhone is an unconventional device in terms of design. It features a leather back with a glass window in the middle, and is thicker than the standard Mate 30 Pro. The camera module has been changed from a single protrusion to a larger window, making it stand out from the crowd. People can’t help but take notice of the phone’s unique design, and it certainly attracted some attention when I was out and about.
Hardware and Performance
The SuperPhone comes with 8 gigabytes of RAM, which has been increased to 12, and 256 gigs of storage, which has been increased to 512. It also features a faster chipset and better materials than the standard Mate 30 Pro. I tested the phone’s performance with some games, and it handled them without any issues. The 4K video is capped at 30 frames per second, but the stabilization was impressive.
The SuperPhone has had a few updates since launch to improve its features, including battery life. I kept track of the battery life indicator as I went about my day, and it held up well. I was able to do all the things I wanted to do without having to worry about the battery running out.
The Shopping Centre
At 130 in the afternoon, I arrived at the shopping centre with my new $2,500 SuperPhone. I was eager to test out its features, particularly the dual view recording capability. As I walked through the shopping centre, I took screenshots to keep track of the battery and noticed that there was no volume slider.
Finding a Gift
I was on the hunt for a present and had my heart set on finding a house ornament. After a few minutes of searching, I stumbled into the lighting section and knew I had found the perfect gift. After a few minutes of deliberation, I decided on a dimmable lamp. With a single tap of the base, the light would brighten up.
Testing the Phone
I wanted to take advantage of the SuperPhone’s video capability, so I used the lamp as an excuse to test it out in a medium-lit environment. The phone had the option to record at 7600 x 80 frames per second, which was wildly unconventional, but it worked.
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
After buying the lamp, I decided to test out the phone’s throwing capabilities. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro had a feature that allowed me to throw it like a boomerang. I was impressed with how well the phone flew and how stable it was when it landed on a flat surface.
The SuperPhone also had custom software, skin and wallpapers. I liked the base colors, but didn’t really like the clash with the colors of the normal icons and the rest of the UI.
The Shopping Trip
We had just finished shopping and the sun was setting, creating a beautiful backdrop. We decided to head to a nearby rooftop to get a better view of Nottingham. We stumbled upon a bustling Christmas market and knew it was the perfect place to test the capabilities of the $2,500 SuperPhone.
Testing the Phone
We started taking pictures and videos with the phone, using different zoom magnifications. The phone’s low-light video capabilities were impressive, with the footage coming out clean and well-exposed. The background blur was also remarkable, considering the number of tiny light sources around the market. We even managed to take a few portrait mode shots.
The SuperPhone had a few unique features that we noticed. For instance, there was an automatic step counter on the lock screen and an auto rotation feature that rotated the content based on the orientation of the user’s eyes, rather than the phone itself. This meant that even if the phone was rotated but the user’s head stayed straight, the content would still rotate because it was being viewed from a different angle.
The $2,500 SuperPhone
The $2,500 SuperPhone is a device that is designed to take your mobile photography to the next level. It features a large 6.7-inch OLED display, a triple-lens camera system, and a powerful processor. The phone is capable of capturing stunning images and videos in any lighting condition, and its advanced editing features make it easy to create professional-looking content. Additionally, the SuperPhone has a unique rotating display that allows you to view content in landscape or portrait mode, no matter how you’re holding the device.
The Market Incident
My sister and I were out exploring a local market when she left her SuperPhone on a ledge. We realized 15 seconds later that it had been stolen, so we quickly took action to secure her account and make sure the device was logged. Unfortunately, the incident put a damper on our plans for the day.
The Helter Skelter
Our next plan was to find a hotel with a rooftop view, but instead we ended up using a helter skelter at a nearby theme park. We got permission to climb to the top, and the view was breathtaking. I was able to capture stunning shots with the SuperPhone’s triple-lens camera system, and I was also able to take advantage of its advanced editing features. I tested out the phone’s zoom capabilities, using both 3x and 5x zoom, and I also used the night mode to get some great shots in low-light conditions.
The SuperPhone proved to be a great investment. Despite the unfortunate incident with my sister’s phone, I was able to take advantage of the phone’s features to capture some amazing shots. The triple-lens camera system and the advanced editing features allowed me to create professional-looking content, and the rotating display made it easy to view content in either portrait or landscape mode. All in all, the SuperPhone was a great tool for capturing stunning photos and videos.
Side by Side Video Comparison
Prior to my return home to engage in some gaming, I conducted a side by side video comparison between the Samsung Galaxy fold and the $2,500 SuperPhone. The results were quite impressive, as the SuperPhone was able to pick up the lights of passing cars with greater clarity.
Upon returning home, the battery level of the SuperPhone was at 39%. Despite having used the device for 5.5 hours with the screen on, and having used it as a Wi-Fi hotspot for an hour and a half, the battery life was still quite impressive.
Interestingly, the 2018 limited edition Porsche Design Mate RS Porsche refused to add a notch to their phone, despite it being based on the P20 Pro which had one. However, with the Mate 30 RS Porsche, they have allowed the notch, but have designed wallpapers to try and mask it.
I was curious to see how the SuperPhone would perform in a benchmark test, given that it uses the Kirin 995G chip which is built on a better manufacturing process than the standard 990. The results were quite impressive, with the SuperPhone achieving 8000 points higher than the standard 990, even when factoring in the extra four gigabytes of RAM.
Unboxing the $2,500 SuperPhone
The unboxing of the $2,500 SuperPhone was an experience in itself. The packaging was sleek and luxurious, with a black box with gold accents. Inside, the phone was nestled in a velvet-lined tray, along with the charging cable, earphones, and a few other accessories. The phone itself was a sight to behold, with its curved edges and glossy finish.
The performance of the SuperPhone was impressive. It was powered by a top-of-the-line processor and had 8GB of RAM. This allowed it to handle multitasking and gaming with ease. I tested it out with a few games, and the experience was smooth and lag-free. The phone also had no volume slider, but Huawei had a unique solution for this – double-tapping the curved edges and sliding to adjust the volume.
The battery life of the SuperPhone was also quite good. After using it for around seven and a half hours, with 86% battery remaining, it was clear that the phone could easily last a full day of use.
The camera quality of the SuperPhone was also quite good. The photos I took with it were crisp and clear, with good color reproduction. The phone also had a few interesting features, such as a night mode and a portrait mode.
The Huawei Mate 30 RS is an impressive device that offers great performance, a sleek design, and top-notch build quality. The device is powered by a Kirin 990 processor and 8GB of RAM, and it has a triple-camera setup on the back. The device also supports 40W fast charging and runs on Android 10 with Huawei’s EMUI 10 skin on top. Overall, the Mate 30 RS is a great device and a worthy successor to the Mate 30 Pro.
The SuperPhone is an impressive device. It has a unique design, powerful hardware, and good battery life. It’s certainly worth the price tag, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end smartphone.
Overall, I was impressed with the capabilities of the $2,500 SuperPhone. It had features that were unconventional, yet worked well. The custom software, skin and wallpapers were aesthetically pleasing, and the dual view recording capability was great for taking screenshots. The Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s throwing feature was also impressive, as it was stable when it landed on a flat surface.
Overall, the SuperPhone proved to be a great investment. Its low-light video capabilities and unique features made it stand out from other smartphones. We were able to capture some great shots and videos with the phone, and it was definitely worth the $2,500 price tag.
Overall, the SuperPhone was an enjoyable experience. It was a refreshing change from the more affordable Huawei Mate 30 Pro, and it delivered on what it promised. The phone was well-built, with good performance and battery life, and a decent camera.