Huawei P30 Pro

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Harpoon

1,220 posts

191 months

Tuesday 15th March
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Does the P30 Pro support SMS over WiFi?

I'm on o2 but now out of contract. WiFi calling sorts dire reception at home but getting an SMS (eg a bank or credit card transaction OTP) usually involves standing in the back garden and requesting a couple of re-sends. o2 claim to be rolling out SMS over WiFi but only support a few Samsung models at the moment. A few other networks look to support more handsets but I've not found an answer if the P30 Pro will support this.

bloomen

5,067 posts

136 months

Tuesday 15th March
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Harpoon said:
Does the P30 Pro support SMS over WiFi?
Mine don't. That's on Virgin. It does do wifi calling.

I too have to wave the sodding thing on the end of a stick up in the air and half the time it never arrives.

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Tuesday 15th March
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I had to have a Signal Box (on EE) which does a mini phone mast so I get SMS same day now rather than a week last Thursday.

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Tuesday 15th March
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originals said:
I loved my P30 Pro but swapped to an Oppo Find X3 Pro when my contract ran out because I wanted 5G.

Oppo is a great phone. Superb screen. Unlimited everything on a 2 year contract @ £40 a month.

Still got the P30 Pro as a back up though.
I had a good look at this, and it looks awesome with one exception.

The battery is only about 4/5 as long lasting as the Huawei


(GSMArena review 81hrs vs 100)

Pity that, it would have made a good contender otherwise.

originals

1,322 posts

4 months

Tuesday 15th March
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techguyone said:
originals said:
I loved my P30 Pro but swapped to an Oppo Find X3 Pro when my contract ran out because I wanted 5G.

Oppo is a great phone. Superb screen. Unlimited everything on a 2 year contract @ £40 a month.

Still got the P30 Pro as a back up though.
I had a good look at this, and it looks awesome with one exception.

The battery is only about 4/5 as long lasting as the Huawei


(GSMArena review 81hrs vs 100)

Pity that, it would have made a good contender otherwise.
But...

The speed it charges is phenomenal. It's freaky. Never seen anything like it.


BossHogg

5,000 posts

155 months

Friday 15th April
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Has anyone got the EMUI12 update yet. I haven't received any security updates for 6 months!

mr mac i

236 posts

160 months

Friday 15th April
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I've got EMUI 12, that came 2-3 weeks ago, I'm on Vodafone.

BossHogg

5,000 posts

155 months

Friday 15th April
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Good to know, at least I now know it's coming, my Samsung tablet has just updated to Android 12.

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Saturday 16th April
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BossHogg said:
Has anyone got the EMUI12 update yet. I haven't received any security updates for 6 months!
Yes on EE (unlocked) got it a few weeks ago, it doesn't change that much, Android version stays the same (which may be a good thing seeing how ste it's become with recent updates)

xerawh

238 posts

104 months

Thursday 5th May
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Just started a new thread.

Can't think of what to replace the p30 pro with. I like it and would keep it but it's got a cracked screen and don't know if I can be bothered to get it repaired.

Anyone gone to the Pixel 6 or 6 Pro and can confirm if the camera is as good or better?

rix

2,533 posts

167 months

Thursday 5th May
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I had (have) a P30 Pro - also with a cracked screen! Bought a pixel 6 and despite all the amazing reviews I think the P30 Pro is a better phone with a better battery. Half tempted to get the P30 Pro fixed and ditch the pixel. First Google phone and probably wouldn't buy another...

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May
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rix said:
I had (have) a P30 Pro - also with a cracked screen! Bought a pixel 6 and despite all the amazing reviews I think the P30 Pro is a better phone with a better battery. Half tempted to get the P30 Pro fixed and ditch the pixel. First Google phone and probably wouldn't buy another...
Pixel 6 is notoriously bad on battery, pixels in general seem a bit hit and miss.

I haven't yet found anything to replace my p30 pro with, so I'll just keep using it until it either breaks or performance drops below what is acceptable. This might be some time.

Dan_1981

16,455 posts

176 months

Friday 6th May
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As per the other thread - I'm holding out for the Honor Magic 4 Pro - release is supposedly next Wednesday in the UK

First flagship from Honor since the split from Huawei - but should maintain some of the DNA....

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May
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Dan_1981 said:
As per the other thread - I'm holding out for the Honor Magic 4 Pro - release is supposedly next Wednesday in the UK

First flagship from Honor since the split from Huawei - but should maintain some of the DNA....
That's one to look out for, although I still balk at paying circa £1k for a phone (I paid £650 or so for my p30 pro NE)

thetapeworm

9,998 posts

216 months

Friday 6th May
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The Magic 4 Pro looks promising but having got used to the 512GB of storage on my P30 Pro (that I'm not maxing out by any means) I'm keen to see how much the 512GB / 12GB RAM version of the 4 Pro will be over the one with 256GB / 8GB.


techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Friday 6th May
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thetapeworm said:
The Magic 4 Pro looks promising but having got used to the 512GB of storage on my P30 Pro (that I'm not maxing out by any means) I'm keen to see how much the 512GB / 12GB RAM version of the 4 Pro will be over the one with 256GB / 8GB.
I just looked at what I'm using.
Internal storage 46 GB used - 183GB free
SD Card 21 GB used - 95 GB free

I reckon I could just about get by on the 256GB (no SDCard) one at a stretch... laugh

I think for most people the days of worrying about storage capacity/having to use a SDCard to make up the deficit are well behind us.

james_TW

16,034 posts

174 months

Friday 6th May
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I have an SD card which is, frankly, awful - keeps dropping off and un mounting. Problem is, it's got loads of photos on it already. Urgh.

techguyone

2,917 posts

119 months

Saturday 7th May
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james_TW said:
I have an SD card which is, frankly, awful - keeps dropping off and un mounting. Problem is, it's got loads of photos on it already. Urgh.
Take it out, give it a wipe and put it back in, mine was like that randomly for a while, it's been ok for a good few months now though (I probably jinxed it saying that)

BossHogg

5,000 posts

155 months

Saturday 14th May
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Finally got EMUI12, having a tinker to see what it's like.

james_TW

16,034 posts

174 months

Saturday 14th May
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BossHogg said:
Finally got EMUI12, having a tinker to see what it's like.
I'm not a huge fan of the pull down changes - wish there was a timed dark mode though