As you would expect, the iPhone 11 is dominating headlines worldwide. The focus is mostly on what Apple is doing differently with their smartphones this time around, namely the camera setup. I mean, there’s not much else to talk about really. That being said, the inevitable comparison articles have started to pour out and whilst mindlessly scrolling, we noticed a very interesting theme.
No P30 Pro
You’d be forgiven for thinking that any comparison that involves the top android phones in the market today would include Huawei’s P30 Pro. I mean, the phone is still ranked #2 on DxOMark for their camera. That’s got to count for something, right? Well apparently not. The phone is nowhere to be seen on any comparisons done by the big boys.
Cnet, one of the biggest tech news websites in the world, compares Apple’s offerings with Samsung’s S10, Note 10 and the Google Pixel 3 series, accompanied by the subheading:
“We pit Apple’s new iPhones head to head with their top Android competitors.”
Oooh, that’s got to hurt for Huawei. But the pain doesn’t stop there!
The Verge, the tech news giant owned by Vox Media completely disregards the P30 Pro in their comparison article, albeit in a slightly more savage manner. With a headline like “How The iPhone 11 Compares To The Best Android Devices”, you’d think OK, the P30 Pro has GOT to be in there somewhere, but then the subheading completely disregards Huawei’s flagship. The Verge has instead opted to go with the OnePlus 7 Pro.
These are just two examples. Engadget did a comparison of the iPhone 11 with other “high-spec low-end phones” in the market now and the P30 isn’t even on the list. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone comparing the iPhone 11 with a Huawei device. You would have to specifically search for it and even then it’s far and few between.
So, where exactly is the P30 Pro?
Well, one possible explanation for this is the fact that all of the cited examples above are comparisons done by American owned media and with Huawei’s trade ban and the American governments rhetoric on the Chinese company very much in place, the brand is being omitted from any direct comparisons. Yes, it does sound like a conspiracy theory but who knows, right? Who knows!!!
The most likely reason however, is that maybe media titles don’t rate the P30 Pro all that highly. Samsung arguably has the best Android skin and with Huawei’s software being a bit buggy, it makes sense that media titles like The Verge and Cnet opt to go with Samsung as the go to point of comparison. This is backed up by the fact that when reviewed by The Verge, both the Note 10 Plus and the OnePlus 7 Pro scored an 8.5 compared to the P30 Pro’s score of 8.
It makes a bit of sense I suppose, but with Huawei being the #2 OEM in the world, the P30 Pro should at least be in the picture, shouldn’t it? I guess not.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not saying the Huawei P30 Pro isn’t among the best Android devices out there. The top tech media companies in the world are.