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    p30 pro also note expensive around HK$4600 with 256gb and 8gb ram, if you want, you can get 512gb one for around HK$5700

    https://www.price.com.hk/product.php?p=396047


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    Huawei P30 pro, battery is one of the best in it's class compare to S9 which is average, also use NM card (but it's more expensive than sd card) for storage expansion. best aspect best camera phone of 2019 and tech used in S20 ultra is not too dissimilar what they used in P30 pro, camera co designed with Leica, also supports all high bitrate/resolution standards, ie, ldac, aptx hd, bluetooth 5

    according to Gsmarena battery test, iphone x has similar battery life to s9, around 76 hours, but on p30 pro, it's 100 hours, try the battery scale yourself

    https://www.gsmarena.com/battery-test.php3
    Not too keen on Huwawei, esp with its current ban in US. Can you get Google Store on it (without any sideloading)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrkob
    I have some questions about my S10e.

    1) when I got it, the salesman at the shop said this S10e has 2 cameras on the back, while the normal S10 has 3. Sorry for asking but why so many cameras and is 3 really better than 2 ?

    2) on my old S6, I had a notification light, telling me for example when I receive an SMS. The notification light would flash until I read the SMS. With my S10e, I have the notification light, but it will only flash for a few seconds. For how long the notification light flashes can be adjusted with the EdgeLighting+ app, but the longest I can have it flash is like 5 seconds. Completely useless.
    Is there a way to have it flash like before until I read the SMS , meaning indefinitely, without using a third party app ?
    Nowadays multiple cameras are used to augment each other, either through combining multiple shots or expanding zoom range etc. It's a way to overcome the limits of small lens and sensors. Was developed by another startup which I think has gone defunct or been bought. Great idea, couldn't execute. So if all else equal, yes 3 is better than 2.

    The light is so annoying to me, so I turned it off. In my S9+ updated to the latest Android P (well latest for this phone), I could only turn it on or off it seems. Guess your S10e has more refinements. I've recently gotten a smart watch, and the notifications to me are better than the flashing light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pin
    Not too keen on Huwawei, esp with its current ban in US. Can you get Google Store on it (without any sideloading)?
    p30 pro was introduced prior the ban, it's their flagship with full google support and confirmed android 10 with full google support, no issues, i know a lot of people (including myself 16 years of sony ericcson/sony) who jumped ship from apple and samsung, they stated that the huawei phones are the best phones they ever had.
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    here is the review, truely one the best phones of 2019, if not best of 2019

    https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_p30_...iew-1910p9.php

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    On the topic of lenses - more is better.

    Why? simply because of specialisation.

    On my Note10+ for instance, there are 3 lenses on the back:

    * regular focal length
    * a zoom lens
    * a wide lens

    Having physically different lenses is always going to be better for quality - think digital zoom vs physical zoom.

    Do you NEED these extra lenses? It all depends, I have used all 3 - but if I had to pick two it would be regular + wide angle

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    I should add for me, while having a good camera would be great, it isn't the main reason for me buying a new phone (although appreciate that for others, camera is much higher on the priority list).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin
    Care to expand which Xiamoi?

    Also isn't the UI terrible? What about updates?
    A slightly tounge in cheek comment tbh as you seem quite focused on Samsung and top end models.

    I’m not bothered about spending loads on a phone. I have the basic Xiamoi A1 and my wife has the more recent A3. Less than 200 US dollars. The A3 camera is really good for the price point,

    I have a friend who has the Mi 9 and loves it,

    Not had any issues with them. Reliable, fast, work well, regular updates.

    Don’t know about the other models but the A1, A2, A3 are standard Google Android. I can’t fault the UI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pauljoecoe
    A slightly tounge in cheek comment tbh as you seem quite focused on Samsung and top end models.

    I’m not bothered about spending loads on a phone. I have the basic Xiamoi A1 and my wife has the more recent A3. Less than 200 US dollars. The A3 camera is really good for the price point,

    I have a friend who has the Mi 9 and loves it,

    Not had any issues with them. Reliable, fast, work well, regular updates.

    Don’t know about the other models but the A1, A2, A3 are standard Google Android. I can’t fault the UI.
    No worries, everyone has different budgets and priorities. I do like having top end phones, lol.

    But saying that I don't think HKD3k for a phone these days is top end pricing (and that is what the Samsung S10e will be going for after cashbacks, rebates etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by robertlempriere
    On the topic of lenses - more is better.

    Why? simply because of specialisation.
    New phone revealed for 2020.


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