A few months ago, the experience with the Huawei P30 Pro was enhanced by the release of EMUI 9.1, which brought important improvements in graphics and performance. With the latest Huawei version of EMUI, which is based on the newly developed Android 10, it gets even better. As we said in our review, the P30 Pro sets a new standard for the entire mobile industry. The four reversing cameras convince with their eye-catching design and a lot of power.
Today we will compare EMUI 9.1 with the latest Huawei version EMUI 10 running on Android 10. Now EMUI 10 is still in beta and is not the final version, but we have it on the P30 Pro and wanted it Show some comparisons between EMUI 9.1 and explain what has changed in EMUI 10 and what new features you have expect if you have a compatible Huawei smartphone.
We have two P30 professionals here – one with EMUI 9.1 and one with EMUI 10.0 Beta. We've seen EMUI undergo some design upgrades in recent years, but EMUI 10 is perhaps the biggest visual overhaul ever.
When we go to Settings, you will find that it is no longer just a long list, as is the case with EMUI 9. For EMUI 10, the menu items are grouped in lists looking for. The text is also farther apart, clearer and more eye-friendly.
Another noticeable change is in the notification panel. EMUI 10 moves away from the old-fashioned narrow rows of notification icons and instead uses a more beautiful translucent background with larger notification icons that have a circular background and switch animations so you can see at a glance which settings are enabled. It is still customizable and you can add any desired setting to the notification bar.
One of the great changes and features of EMUI 10 is the Enhanced Dark Mode, which is slightly different from the way it is used in Android 10. The implementation of Huawei is cross-system, so if you enable dark mode in the display settings, it will be enforced. All compatible apps that support it automatically switch to dark mode. You'll also find that advanced dark mode not only reverses the colors from black to white, which is pretty tough, but uses a variety of grays, blacks, and whites to create a dark theme that does not overwhelm your eyes.
Pleasant aesthetics and eye-catching visuals are a common theme in this latest release of EMUI – one you'll see as soon as you unlock the phone. In EMUI 9, you can see that the icons are smaller and close together, but they have been updated in EMUI 10. Huawei's proprietary app icons also have a better and less saturated color scheme. Symbols generally have a more rounded appearance and are arranged at intervals, giving them a nice, modern look.
Another little thing we love is the animations that are added to simple tasks such as tapping icons or closing apps. For example, if you tap an icon in EMUI 10, it will be pressed into the screen as if it was a button press. When you close an app, the app screen minimizes and moves with your finger. Then the app screen returns to the position where the app icon is located. If you switch between apps, similar animations will be displayed. When you tap and move an app screen, you'll see an animation that looks like a springboard and depends on the power you use every time you tap. It makes things appear much smoother and more responsive, making the operating system look and feel like a premium experience.
EMUI 10 also optimizes the display setting Always On. In EMUI 9, only white text is displayed. However, in EMUI 10, you can add colors and themes that change with the time of day. Unfortunately, it is not available in the beta version. However, we assume that this feature will be available soon when the full version is launched.
The camera app in EMUI 10 also looks different than in EMUI 9. The trigger has been redesigned and adapted to the typography of Huawei. If you switch between modes, you will see that the name of each mode flashes in a large font to indicate which mode you have selected. In night mode, the screen displays a countdown in seconds instead of moving the wheel around the record button. The zoom slider has been adjusted so that typing turns it into a slider. Enlarged numbers indicate which level you are at. In EMUI 9, tapping the zoom lever only toggles between a series of preset levels. This makes it easier to find the zoom level you want.
Aside from visual changes, EMUI 10 offers a range of speed and performance enhancements. Copying files will be faster and you will hardly notice any delays in multitasking, even if you are running sophisticated apps, a smooth buttery experience as usual.
These are the new features you can expect from EMUI 10. Huawei's main focus was on optimizing visual elements and enhancing performance to ensure a smooth process. EMUI 10 Beta will soon be available on the P30 Pro and in the coming weeks on other Huawei devices such as the Mate 20 and the Huawei Nova 4.
The price written on this page is true as the time it is written. It may change at any moment.