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One big feature is missing from the Huawei P30 Pro


One big feature is missing from the Huawei P30 Pro

It would make taking pictures so much easier

The Huawei P30 Pro is shaping up to be a fantastic handset, but having used it for a little less than a week now, I’ve found myself wishing it had a feature on board it doesn’t: a dedicated shutter button — and unfortunately that’s not something Huawei can add between now and when the device hits the shelves on April 5.

Seeing as the Huawei P30 Pro — like the Huawei P20 Pro — was designed to be a camera first and foremost, it’s strange Huawei decided against bundling a shutter button on P Series. It’s not because it will make them too thick, as it’s something rival Sony has been doing on its handsets for a while now and they’re just as thin.

As we mentioned in our not-so-traditional review, the Huawei P30 Pro is extremely slippery. That’s not such a big deal on a smaller phone, but the P30 Pro is rather large, which makes trying to hit the on-screen shutter button while steadying the device with two hands, to stop it slipping out of one, something of a challenge.

When holding the phone landscape with two hands, it would make a lot more sense to have a physical shutter button mounted on the frame. That would have two main benefits; the first being that it would minimise the risk of the handset slipping out of one hand, and the second that it’ll let you hold it steadier for a better shot.

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