10-24-2019 02:11 PM
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  1. kolyan2k's Avatar
    Though I have the Note 10+, most of the shots I take remotely I do so with a mini gorilla pod. It came with a small Bluetooth remote that stores itself on the pod.
    That's not for me, tripods and selfies sticks etc. I just want a phone in my pocket that can do everything that I need quickly.
    10-11-2019 06:07 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    That's not for me, tripods and selfies sticks etc. I just want a phone in my pocket that can do everything that I need quickly.
    Well when you talk about remote shots that's what works best. It's not for every day situations but a small pod fits in your pocket quiet easily and it's sometimes difficult to take a remote shot without one
    10-11-2019 06:23 PM
  3. kolyan2k's Avatar
    Well when you talk about remote shots that's what works best. It's not for every day situations but a small pod fits in your pocket quiet easily and it's sometimes difficult to take a remote shot without one
    When I am out and I need to take "selfie" with my son or family, I just place phone somewhere or use a wood stick to hold it.
    10-11-2019 07:27 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    When I am out and I need to take "selfie" with my son or family, I just place phone somewhere or use a wood stick to hold it.
    Go with whatever works for you... There are alternatives.
    10-11-2019 08:22 PM
  5. ptkelly's Avatar
    UPdate. After seeing what Pixel 4 is bringing to the table and at what price I decided to hold on to my Pixel 3. To me, that's a no brainer. Now, my wild side--at 78--decided that after years of pure Android to try something different and if it's going to be different it might as well be the black sheep of the flock.

    I ordered a Huawei p30 Pro. What could possibly be farther from pure Android then EMUI? I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and checking out the cameras.
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    10-16-2019 10:12 AM
  6. Golurk's Avatar
    UPdate. After seeing what Pixel 4 is bringing to the table and at what price I decided to hold on to my Pixel 3. To me, that's a no brainer. Now, my wild side--at 78--decided that after years of pure Android to try something different and if it's going to be different it might as well be the black sheep of the flock.

    I ordered a Huawei p30 Pro. What could possibly be farther from pure Android then EMUI? I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and checking out the cameras.
    ColorOS and MIUI spring to mind. Compared to EMUI they’re even further from stock Android. EMUI isn’t as bad as it used to be...like Samsung with OneUI, Huawei has recently cleaned up EMUI quite a bit. It’s not the best skin but it’s decent.
    10-16-2019 02:50 PM
  7. ptkelly's Avatar
    ColorOS and MIUI spring to mind. Compared to EMUI they’re even further from stock Android. EMUI isn’t as bad as it used to be...like Samsung with OneUI, Huawei has recently cleaned up EMUI quite a bit. It’s not the best skin but it’s decent.
    Thanks. I'm looking forward to playing with the OS and the camera sounds very interesting.
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    10-16-2019 06:41 PM
  8. jaybotinc's Avatar
    UPdate. After seeing what Pixel 4 is bringing to the table and at what price I decided to hold on to my Pixel 3. To me, that's a no brainer. Now, my wild side--at 78--decided that after years of pure Android to try something different and if it's going to be different it might as well be the black sheep of the flock.

    I ordered a Huawei p30 Pro. What could possibly be farther from pure Android then EMUI? I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and checking out the cameras.
    Plot twist!!! Let us know what you think!
    10-18-2019 09:38 PM
  9. ptkelly's Avatar
    Plot twist!!! Let us know what you think!
    After six years with stock Android, starting with 4.4, it was a shock. Navigating is awkward and some of the features are awkward. For example, it has system-wide dark mode, a plus, but it uses a font, black letter on white on the black screen, that I can't read. I'm old and just had surgery for cataracts.

    And, there is a lot of bloat. Of course, having 256Gb eases the pain of bloat but still irritates my OCD side.

    My main interest is the camera. So, I'm learning that. Consider, the Pixel 3, and now 4, cameras are great because of great software. Right now they take, hands down, the best point and shoot photos. Anyone can crank out good photos for Facebook or Instagram. I started shooting pictures in 1962 and am quite comfortable with the concept of equipment limitations. I started when zoom lens didn't exist and I couldn't afford more than the lens that came with the camera.

    As I played with the camera. and the software, on the Huawei I appreciate the zoom lens and the wide-angle lens. The RYYB may actually be better than the RGGB sensor. I miss the HDR+ but might find something that makes up for it.

    I've watched a lot of YouTube videos on the p30 camera, some in English, and I feel like they are putting the photographer above the AI and are providing to tools for me to do what I can do.

    So, at this point, I'm keeping my Pixel 3 and will pick up a SIM for it today but I'm enjoying the Huawei p30 Pro. Oh, and I use a holster case and I've found only one for the p30 pro. It sucks.

    Edit. I almost forgot. The battery is friggin' awesome. Since I don't play games and don't do Facebook or other social media I might have four days on the battery.
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    10-19-2019 08:31 AM
  10. jaybotinc's Avatar
    After six years with stock Android, starting with 4.4, it was a shock. Navigating is awkward and some of the features are awkward. For example, it has system-wide dark mode, a plus, but it uses a font, black letter on white on the black screen, that I can't read. I'm old and just had surgery for cataracts.

    And, there is a lot of bloat. Of course, having 256Gb eases the pain of bloat but still irritates my OCD side.

    My main interest is the camera. So, I'm learning that. Consider, the Pixel 3, and now 4, cameras are great because of great software. Right now they take, hands down, the best point and shoot photos. Anyone can crank out good photos for Facebook or Instagram. I started shooting pictures in 1962 and am quite comfortable with the concept of equipment limitations. I started when zoom lens didn't exist and I couldn't afford more than the lens that came with the camera.

    As I played with the camera. and the software, on the Huawei I appreciate the zoom lens and the wide-angle lens. The RYYB may actually be better than the RGGB sensor. I miss the HDR+ but might find something that makes up for it.

    I've watched a lot of YouTube videos on the p30 camera, some in English, and I feel like they are putting the photographer above the AI and are providing to tools for me to do what I can do.

    So, at this point, I'm keeping my Pixel 3 and will pick up a SIM for it today but I'm enjoying the Huawei p30 Pro. Oh, and I use a holster case and I've found only one for the p30 pro. It sucks.

    Edit. I almost forgot. The battery is friggin' awesome. Since I don't play games and don't do Facebook or other social media I might have four days on the battery.
    That was interesting to read. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    My understanding is that the OnePlus is extremely customizable... Is the Huawei not too customizable? (Re the font, etc...)
    10-19-2019 02:28 PM
  11. ptkelly's Avatar
    I posted on the p30 forum because I have a problem with the font. If I change to system dark mode, which I like, it has an odd font of black letter with white borders and I can't even read the blasted things. So, I don't use the system dark mode but those crazy bordered fonts show up on a few apps with dark mode.

    It is customizable but I went ahead and put Nova Launcher on the phone. The Huawei would let me take the Google Search bar off the home screen. Wish Pixel would.
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    10-19-2019 08:57 PM
  12. jaybotinc's Avatar
    I posted on the p30 forum because I have a problem with the font. If I change to system dark mode, which I like, it has an odd font of black letter with white borders and I can't even read the blasted things. So, I don't use the system dark mode but those crazy bordered fonts show up on a few apps with dark mode.

    It is customizable but I went ahead and put Nova Launcher on the phone. The Huawei would let me take the Google Search bar off the home screen. Wish Pixel would.
    Ugh, don't get me started on Pixel's UI. The only thing it has going for it is the living wallpaper. Otherwise such a let-down.
    10-19-2019 09:59 PM
  13. J Dubbs's Avatar
    UPdate. After seeing what Pixel 4 is bringing to the table and at what price I decided to hold on to my Pixel 3. To me, that's a no brainer. Now, my wild side--at 78--decided that after years of pure Android to try something different and if it's going to be different it might as well be the black sheep of the flock.

    I ordered a Huawei p30 Pro. What could possibly be farther from pure Android then EMUI? I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes and checking out the cameras.
    I admire you more than you know..... my dad is 77 and is entering the later stages of Alzheimer's, he's been struggling with it for a long time and now it's getting to the part that is tearing our hearts out. He brought it on by living exactly the wrong kind of life. You are doing exactly what we tried to get him to do..... stay mentally active, stay involved in life, and keep the mind as sharp as possible. You are setting an example that everyone reading this should remember........use it or lose it.

    I just hope I'm as sharp as you when I'm 78 :-)
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    10-20-2019 03:55 AM
  14. ptkelly's Avatar
    I had an eight-digit PIN for my Pixel as a test. My father and an uncle had dementia. It's not that bad for the person with dementia but it's hell on the family. My Huawei has a six-digit PIN.

    Thanks for the nice words, though. I live with my dog, Diego, and my Kindle and camera keep me going. I'm also living in Oaxaca, Mexico, and in many ways it's like America seventy years ago.

    I am loving this camera. It's made for photographers. I'm hating EMUI.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    10-20-2019 06:30 PM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    I had an eight-digit PIN for my Pixel as a test. My father and an uncle had dementia. It's not that bad for the person with dementia but it's hell on the family. My Huawei has a six-digit PIN.

    Thanks for the nice words, though. I live with my dog, Diego, and my Kindle and camera keep me going. I'm also living in Oaxaca, Mexico, and in many ways it's like America seventy years ago.

    I am loving this camera. It's made for photographers. I'm hating EMUI.
    EMUI is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it operating system! I personally loved it but I do know users who lamented it.
    10-20-2019 06:58 PM
  16. Golurk's Avatar
    EMUI is definitely a love-it-or-hate-it operating system! I personally loved it but I do know users who lamented it.
    Used to hate TouchWiz and EMUI but recently they’ve improved a heck of a lot. Now I find them to be excellent...just as good as stock in my opinion! They may seem a little heavy or cluttered (I’m looking at EMUI) sometimes but the trade-off is even more customisation

    The camera on the P30 Pro is near-unparalleled. Whereas Google leans on processing Huawei improves its cameras with brute force (i.e using better/larger sensors etc) and AI. In daylight both produce excellent photos (Huawei has the edge with zoom but turn AI off for more natural photos) and the same goes for low-light...however here Huawei has managed to beat the mighty Night Sight (courtesy of RYYB and AI night mode)

    Plus 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom is insane!
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    10-23-2019 12:55 PM
  17. Morty2264's Avatar
    Used to hate TouchWiz and EMUI but recently they’ve improved a heck of a lot. Now I find them to be excellent...just as good as stock in my opinion! They may seem a little heavy or cluttered (I’m looking at EMUI) sometimes but the trade-off is even more customisation

    The camera on the P30 Pro is near-unparalleled. Whereas Google leans on processing Huawei improves its cameras with brute force (i.e using better/larger sensors etc) and AI. In daylight both produce excellent photos (Huawei has the edge with zoom but turn AI off for more natural photos) and the same goes for low-light...however here Huawei has managed to beat the mighty Night Sight (courtesy of RYYB and AI night mode)

    Plus 5x optical zoom and 50x digital zoom is insane!
    I agree - EMUI is really close to stock and I love it! I know - I was so close to choosing the Huawei P30, especially due to the camera. I can't wait to see what Huawei does next with their upcoming device line.
    Golurk likes this.
    10-24-2019 02:11 PM
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