Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review in Malaysia

Malaysia Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review

This is a Huawei Mate 50 Pro review in Malaysia based on the actual usage of the new flagship smartphone to be launched in early November 2022.

I was one of the lucky people to get the test unit, and I took it to Sandakan in Sabah to test out the capabilities of the smartphone.

Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review Malaysia

I started using the Huawei Mate 50 Pro on the 14th of October, where I explored Kuala Lumpur first, and then I headed to Sandakan in Sabah to further test the smartphone.

My primary mission was to attend the unique Borneo Bird Festival, which takes place at Sepilok's Rainforest Discovery Centre or RDC, just outside Sandakan.

Malaysia Smartphone Nature Photography
A typical morning scene at the Rainforest Discovery Centre in Sabah.

Therefore, I took the opportunity to explore Sandakan city first before heading to the RDC and exploring the beautiful rainforest of the Sepilok-Kabali Forest Reserve.

And just to add, the Huawei Mate 50 Pro is currently the talk of the town among smartphone photographers due to the new technology incorporated with the camera system.

But I won't bore you with the technical aspects of the smartphone. I will get straight to the basics and show you the photos to let you decide how amazing the results are.

Malaysia Huawei Mate 50 Pro Orange
I use the 'Orange' colour Huawei Mate 50 Pro for my smartphone photography.

Again, my style of taking smartphone photography is straightforward as I do not use the 'Pro Mode' on the smartphone.

I prefer to use the normal mode, which most people will use, and as you already know, most people are not professional photographers. So, this review is based on the ordinary person's usage.

The photos I share below are also all not edited at all. I just resized them to fit for web use, also showing you that I did not manipulate the photos in any way.

All photos are randomly arranged with descriptions in the captions below; enjoy.

Wide Angle Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review
The Sandakan Harbour Mall was photographed in wide-angle mode on the Mate 50 Pro during the day.

Night Photo Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review
Wide angle mode at night on the Mate 50Pro, without night mode, and the results are amazing.

Bokeh Photo Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review
Testing the natural bokeh on the Huawei Mate 50 Pro at a local temple in Sandakan.

Food Photo Test Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review
Super Macro of a local Sandakan noodle dish.

Macro Test Huawei Mate 50 Pro
3-4 cm super macro shots of the beautiful Lantern Bugs at the RDC in Sepilok, Sabah.

Nature Landscape Photo Test Huawei Mate 50 Pro
The steel skywalk at the RDC in Sepilok, taken on the wide angle mode of the Mate 50 Pro.

Wide Angle Huawei Mate 50 Pro Test
While photographing St Michael's Church in Sandakan, a beautiful halo appeared around the sun.

Wildlife Photo Huawei Mate 50 Pro Review
Mulan, a 12-year-old Orangutan, poses about 3 metres from me. I took this with the normal mode.

Bokeh Review Huawei Mate 50 Pro
I couldn't help but test the aperture more on the orangutan and the security staff.

Review of Mate 50 Pro Super Macro Camera
Photographed with the Super Macro Mode on the Mate 50 Pro.

Food Photography Huawei Mate 50 Pro Malaysia
I'm a huge local street foodie, so here's a close-up of the famous UFO tarts in Sandakan, Sabah.

Macro Photography Huawei Mate 50 Pro Malaysia
A 2.5cm close macro shot of a rather odd-looking lilac-coloured flower at the RDC in Sabah.

Rainforest Tree Crab Sabah Malaysia
This is a very rare find for me, a Tree Crab that lives in dead stumps of trees in the rainforest.

The photos I took above with normal, wide or super macro modes. You can visit the official website for the full specifications of the Huawei Mate 50 Pro.

You can also check my other Malaysia smartphone reviews I have been doing over the years; they are all non-complicated and easy to understand.

I will also be doing a Huawei Mate 50 Pro camera zoom test review where I shoot the same image in multiple focal lengths of the camera system.

A dedicated Huawei Mate 50 Pro super macro review was also done in mid-October 2022 to showcase the capabilities of the smartphone camera system.

Unboxing Huawei Mate 50 Pro Malaysia
The Orange coloured Mate 50 Pro after my unboxing session.


Overall, I am very impressed with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) of the Mate 50 Pro as it has improved so much from other brands. To me, the most important in smartphone photography is the realistic colours of the photos.

Some brands tend to overdo it on the compensation, which is when computational photography gets unrealistic. Huawei has learned that, and they now have a nice balance in the final results of photos.

I am still testing the Huawei Mate 50 Pro for everyday use, but I still need to do more macro and night photography with interesting conditions.

Fear not, as I will be back to share more articles about my findings, and I hope you enjoyed my Huawei Mate 50 Pro review in Malaysia.

Malaysia Asia

Blogging since 2007, but writing online since 1997. I belong to the 1st generation of worldwide bloggers, which is of course old-school. Since 2008, I created Malaysia Asia and this travel, flood, gadget and lifestyle blog has won numerous physical awards from tourism boards around Malaysia. (Not those online awards). After 12 years of blogging, I have semi-retired and now blog about things I like, do product reviews and enjoy life. My work has been featured in Lonely Planet, CNN Travel, Yahoo Travel, Wall Street Journal, and many other international publications. Find out more about me and thank you.

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