The best camera phone you can’t buy in the U.S.

  • Published on Apr 10, 2019
  • The Huawei P30 Pro is a flagship Android smartphone with a difference. It’s the first cameraphone with a new periscope zoom lens, which helps it achieve incredible zoom. It’s also the first phone with an RYYB image sensor, which produces shockingly good night photos, outdoing the Google Pixel 3 and embarrassing Apple’s iPhone XS and Samsung’s Galaxy S10. The P30 Pro is a camera champ, but unfortunately it’s never going on sale in the U.S.
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Comments • 266

  • The Verge
    The Verge  5 months ago +68

    What do you think about the P30 Pro camera?

    • Dima Dima 4 months ago

      Do you know that the Hawawei p30 pro is my best dream 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 who want this Hawawei to be gifted like this Comment

    • smuthole
      smuthole 5 months ago

      @Raesham Ahmed try again in english. that line made ZERO sense.

    • sze stone
      sze stone 5 months ago

      their software are the main problem

    • John Zhu
      John Zhu 5 months ago

      Don’t know about the phone, but your review could be better if done in a quieter place.

    • Adit Pandey
      Adit Pandey 5 months ago

      Flashlight can be turned on from the lock screen by swiping from the bottom of the lock screen to bring up the menu...

  • TheGamingWolf Explorer
    TheGamingWolf Explorer 2 months ago

    Can't u just buy it on eBay or Amazon?

  • DigitalKamran
    DigitalKamran 3 months ago

    caaaan yooooooou speeeeeeak aaaa littttle biiitttt cleeearerrrr pleeeease? Thaaaank youuuuu

  • Bhaargav Thaaker
    Bhaargav Thaaker 4 months ago

    What a terrible audio!

  • Cyril Diaz
    Cyril Diaz 4 months ago

    Why the manufacturer are ao focus on camera like they will superb camera.. i care about super ai tool phone. As in helpling me thru machine learning with help of machine vision on camera.

  • M. Fletch
    M. Fletch 4 months ago

    Lousy audio... NEXT!!!
    It's too bad, I wanted to hear what he was trying to say.

  • Jordan life
    Jordan life 4 months ago

    Nokia 9 better than p30 pro

  • Shubham Singh
    Shubham Singh 5 months ago

    Why does he look like he is promoting iPhone XS with his hairstyle.

  • C.O .H
    C.O .H 5 months ago

    0:06 This does not make me mad. It makes me more than happy.

  • mstrthief00
    mstrthief00 5 months ago

    china no.1

    AKEWSD 5 months ago

    U need to compare it with iphone

  • George Thomas Stevenson

    A lot of the software issues aren't really issues.. maybe spend 20 minutes in the settings and toggle or switch the settings to how you prefer it. Seems like the reviewer didn't make any effort to check out what can and can't be done

  • Carol Chou
    Carol Chou 5 months ago

    so, there won't be too many peeping Toms in the US.

  • Jeno Nagy
    Jeno Nagy 5 months ago

    Just got the phone last week. To be honest as a camera is very disappointing.
    If you own a Pixel 2 or Pixel 3. Don't even think about it is rubbish. Bad color science, overexposed pictures with clipped highlights, bad dinamic range, digitally overstated pictures.
    Extremely poor skin tones colors.
    Only positive is the extremely good lowlight polerformance and the zoom. Everything else is very very disappointing.

  • My Vape Gadget
    My Vape Gadget 5 months ago

    I found it on Bastaprice for US citizens.

  • Danijel Romanic
    Danijel Romanic 5 months ago

    No 4K/60 yet so much praise for the cameras? Pathetic!

  • KaMing Yip
    KaMing Yip 5 months ago

    Sorry can’t watch....the audio is too bad

    USPATRIOT99 5 months ago

    You can buy these on Amazon and they work on GSM networks in the US. Ya you can't buy it through the carrier but doesn't mean you can't buy it

  • Blabla Bla
    Blabla Bla 5 months ago

    Sony Xperia 1 sounds better.

  • Sakun Panthi
    Sakun Panthi 5 months ago

    But can it zoom enough to see the blackhole that was recently photographed by EHT telescope?

  • Franks
    Franks 5 months ago

    Damm.. Most of the comments bashing the audio quality..

    I actually like it my personal opinion 👌👌

  • HR-Vex
    HR-Vex 5 months ago

    Nah, the Xperia 1 will be the game changer with Alpha cameras!

  • Greg D
    Greg D 5 months ago

    This is so badly done The Verge should be worried about a law suit.. almost seems intentional.

  • Ki Pa Ta
    Ki Pa Ta 5 months ago

    The Verge is Rubbish as always!

  • Freddy Sumartono
    Freddy Sumartono 5 months ago

    Poor american. Huawei is no 2 in the world without sales in US

  • sic22l
    sic22l 5 months ago

    7:07 Because to turn the flashlight on you need to swipe from the bottom...

  • Caio Henrique Francisco

    I am so disappointed.

  • Shailesh Kumar
    Shailesh Kumar 5 months ago

    Idk why buy I kinda liked it. Felt natural.

  • Zayd Ghazzawi
    Zayd Ghazzawi 5 months ago +1

    I am not "very very upset" that the US can't purchase this phone. It might have a great camera but your review basically said everything else is average or subpar. Additionally, I'm uncomfortable with my own government watching what I do on my phone let alone a foreign country. I see a lot of reviewers griping about not being able to solicit Huawei but most of you scath over the fact that they have been proven to observe your data and info.

  • Yugam raghav
    Yugam raghav 5 months ago

    After a long time love to see vlad on verge

  • Hasim 030
    Hasim 030 5 months ago

    thumbs down

  • Hasim 030
    Hasim 030 5 months ago

    what if you install gcam on p30 pro with night sight

  • leebog31
    leebog31 5 months ago

    Huawei should be banned from the US.

  • Antonnn Melllo
    Antonnn Melllo 5 months ago

    Background noise, plus the way he speaks ad look. C+

  • Hassan Zafar Ayub
    Hassan Zafar Ayub 5 months ago +2

    Lmao man you don't even know what you are reviewing
    Double tap volume down to open camera and swipe up from home screen to access flash light and other stuff

  • Kevin Wu
    Kevin Wu 5 months ago +1

    To be honest, this review is well below The Verge quality.

  • n h
    n h 5 months ago +1

    Plz! Nobody here wants your Trojan horse cell phone.

  • Kyle R
    Kyle R 5 months ago

    Maybe next time don’t film in a noisy cafe?

  • Sherwin Mar Abratique
    Sherwin Mar Abratique 5 months ago +1

    Poor sound quality. Too much noise.

  • Hogan Lee
    Hogan Lee 5 months ago +4

    I think, this review just doesn't meet the quality of the Verge

  • J Sanchez
    J Sanchez 5 months ago

    Why does this audio sound so bad??

  • Frankie Tech
    Frankie Tech 5 months ago

    Good take, but ruined by the poor audio and background noise! Surprising coming from The Verge!

  • Taylor Wimberly
    Taylor Wimberly 5 months ago +2

    Can't buy in the US? Took me 10 seconds to find on Amazon.

  • VenoStuff
    VenoStuff 5 months ago +1

    Used few Huawei phones at work, not the best phones…

  • Daniel Patrick
    Daniel Patrick 5 months ago

    You can still buy it in the US... Easily!! Go to gear best or aliexpress. Just make sure you're getting the global lte bands. Ours in particular b2, b4, are widest used

  • Moon Star
    Moon Star 5 months ago

    You can buy the international version on Amazon US, it's too pricey but, it's there. All versions.

  • Yong Zhou
    Yong Zhou 5 months ago

    p 30 pro has 4 cameras on its back, the tof camera was not mentioned.

  • Gallivant
    Gallivant 5 months ago

    Video quality: jaundiced
    Audio quality: ambient noise, random people and lip reading

  • Aniruddha Rajguru
    Aniruddha Rajguru 5 months ago

    it is probably pewdiepies camera

  • Sayak Das
    Sayak Das 5 months ago

    Just asking, Mr. Vlad. Will you be appearing in an upcoming Wes Anderson movie?

  • Gerry Indramades Almi
    Gerry Indramades Almi 5 months ago

    come on huawei, if your software at least on one ui level, i'll definitely buy your phone..

  • thesmart1
    thesmart1 5 months ago

    Is this the guy from that Samsung ad where they made fun of iPhone notches?

  • Imtiaz Mahmud
    Imtiaz Mahmud 5 months ago

    All new phone today are good. American people will not get upset, if you get upset then buy a Samsung Galaxy s10 or something similar.

  • Istiaq Khan
    Istiaq Khan 5 months ago +6

    How can verge uploaded a review of this quality !!?? Disappointed !!!

  • Aguafria
    Aguafria 5 months ago

    Here's some advice. If you want a camera, buy a camera. You want quality photos, buy a medium frame hasselblad ;) no way in hell I'm rocking a Huawei phone

  • The RaRa85
    The RaRa85 5 months ago +1

    Vlad, I trust your analysis in the photo department but don't let The Verge do you like this. You deserve the same kind of high quality production as the other guys with their Samsung and Apple reviews. Tell them to pull out the big guns for your review as well.

  • Erik Connatty
    Erik Connatty 5 months ago +1

    Someone give Vlad a proper microphone. The sound of all his videos are the same, like he's always in "the field"..

  • D Les
    D Les 5 months ago +9

    Worst phone review in a long time, such a poor sound

  • Mike Baker
    Mike Baker 5 months ago

    The background noise in that hipster cafe is just too distracting!

  • Jaspreet Singh
    Jaspreet Singh 5 months ago +1

    I dont like his review oys something to with his body language