Original Coupon Deal
Best Huawei Mate 30 Pro deal so far. No Google Mobile Services as usual.
Why no Google services?
Because Huawei lost their license due to US government crying.
But they got it back, no?
Negative. Only a temporary license for old devices pre-Mate 30.
@BradH13: Oh what. I thought cos p30 had it, we were all sweet. God dammit.
@donbot: You can flash it on but I believe it needs an open bootloader to do so which technical makes the device untrusted which will break a few apps mostly NFC payment apps like Google pay
They got in the way of the spyware…
and no one has any proof or find any codes of Huawei spying.
No one alive at least
TBH there was some evidences, there was a tool called Lzplay to install GMS on mate 30, people have reverse engineered it and found some codes using Huawei's own APIs that weren't documented anywhere and those APIs are able to install system level apk without rooting.
So Huawei does have some backdoor APIs, and they published the GMS installing tool under an alias so they can get away from legal issue.
@lawbee: Sure then, has any of the outgoing traffic going to any unknown service from any HUAWEI phone got captured? No.
BTW, some of the backdoor APIs are provided by Google itself. Google and HUAWEI were "cooperating" to get GMS installed. If you would like to call these backdoor APIs as spying, I suggest we should not even use Android at all.
it's very easy to install them.
They're just APKs.
They are dreaming people will buy at that price. Soon they will panic due to overstock, inventory keeping cost etc and slash the price. We just need to stand together and refuse to buy.
Exactly. I wouldn't even bite at $800 and I really actually like this phone.
I doubt it. There's very limited stock in this country. They have sold a crazy amou T of them in China and are on track to become the world's biggest mobile seller next year. I'm also guessing they'll get their licence back in early new year.
I won't buy one until then though.
They can keep selling in China.. I doubt it's sold at this price in China though.
It actually is and it sells like hotcakes at this price
@xsacha: Guess some crazy movies do have basis in reality - "Crazy Rich Asians"
@bigbadboogieman: Well I feel like the only thing letting it down in Australia is that it doesn't come with preinstalled Google.
In China, Google is banned so this isn't an issue at all.
Otherwise, the phone has the best modem in the business (4G and 5G) - Huawei are leaders in this.
Best camera on a phone (quite far ahead right now on this as well, including night vision).
Still the only phone with Bluetooth 5.1 (?), which allows the crazy battery life and dual syncing of the given 'freebuds'.
Has all the mod-cons like wireless charging, giant battery, giant oled screen, etc. As well as some flashes from the past like infrared to control air cons/tvs/…
Everything else is pretty standard these days and the software is fairly generic Android. Yet, there are worse phones that cost more than this.
Personally if I were to get one, I'd want the 5G version but I can't find it anywhere :P
@xsacha: That's a big deal breaker for anyone outside of China even if it was half the price in the title.
I don’t know why people keep posting this as a deal, there’s no google service and people can be trapped for not knowing it. I am sure it will be less than $1000 within one month.
Sometimes people are just seeking to get validation of their own purchase from the OzB community. Usually it backfires..
Fully enjoying my Mate 30 Pro. Google services are easy to install. And I have my Fossil Gen5, so Google pay is not a problem to me. No Netflix? No problem! I use TV for Netflix.
Yes, it's not suitable to people who can't be bother to do extra work. But for who willing to, it's a good phone.
Do you know if you can get banking apps to work besides google pay?
Good question! I never tried. LOL
CommBank looks like will work, cause I can finish tap and pay setup. But since I have Google Pay setup and my ANZ card is working on my watch, so didn't try further.
Any banking app that uses Google SafetyNet won't work on it. Those that do work will stop working if the bank were to add SafetyNet in the update.
lucky google pay on the fossil watch work! LOL
enjoy it while other people are enjoying 5g version.
But I don't have 5G coverage any way.
Enjoy your 5G.
hope you will soon be covered.
@Dearest77: No way. LOL
Point Cook barely have good 4G coverage. Haha….
5G? Another year maybe, then I can change to 5G phone. Haha…
@hkmax721: If you are talking about point cook, 5G will start rolling out when 6G is available in CBD.
Actually I reckon 5G will be as hopeless as NBN.
@ylbeethoven: I have no word to argue! And 100% agreed!! LOL
Please provide the link for Freebuds 3, and is there any discount code I have to use to get the deal of $1214?
same applies to Iphone 11?
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