Whether you’re a phonephile (did we just make that up?), a tech aficionado or just someone who exists in the world, you’ve probably heard about the Huawei P30 Pro’s camera by now. With its Leica Quad Camera, Super Zoom, Super Macro, Ultra Wide Angle Lens and low light capabilities, among too many other features to list, the phone is a marvel. It’s a Leica in your pocket (a Leica is a fancy camera y’all!). We’ve tried it, we’ve oohed, we’ve ahhed, we want one, you want one. Trust.
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But today we want to speak to the parents out there: Hey parents, we see you. We know you’re busy, that you have dishes to do, meals to make, lines to stand in, and we know that you hand your phone over to your kid with regularity. Gotta distract them somehow. You just hope they won’t look at your…more private emails (just us?) and clutter up your phone with the latest versions of Pokemon Go and Cut the Rope. The P30 Pro is about to solve your shared phone issues with an ease of use that’ll make your jaw drop.
Like many phones these days, the P30 has fingerprint log-in, but in this case, there’s something special. There’s a feature on the phone called PrivateSpace (Settings> Security & privacy> PrivateSpace) that allows you to create another instance of a phone that only you can access, either via PIN/Pass or one of 5 fingerprints. For example, your right thumb might unlock your regular phone, but your ring finger on your left hand unlocks your PrivateSpace.
This allows you to log in with a totally different Google account, for example, and load it up as if it’s a different phone. If your jaw hasn’t dropped yet, think about that right thumb belonging to little Johnny, who will see a totally different instance of your phone every time he unlocks it. Two phones. In one. Privacy, for once.
Not only will little (or tween) Johnny not see What’sApp messages to his dad about the embarrassing thing he did over dinner, or accidentally stumble upon some NSFW emails, but your home screen will be free from Fortnite and all Fortnite adjacent apps for the foreseeable future.
Game changer, yes?
WHO IT’S FOR:
Parents everywhere who don’t want snooping children looking through their phones.
$150 – $1200, depending on the plan.