Huawei sub-brand Honor has announced its new flagship phones recently, and these will be called Honor V30 and Honor V30 Pro. As Huawei’s sub-brand is known for launching great smartphones in almost all price segments, it is obvious that these phones are getting a lot of hype.
Well, hype doesn’t set the standard of how good the smartphone is in real life, so let’s take a look at what these new flagship devices have to offer?
Firstly on the front, you will notice that it has a hole-punch design, which includes two selfie cameras, one is a 32-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture paired with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.2 aperture, and these are located at the top left of the device. The front camera configurations are the same on both the standard and Pro version.
Now talking about the back camera of standard V30, it has a triple camera setup in which the primary sensor is 40-megapixel with an f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter with an f/2.4 lens and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture.
There’s a slight difference between the camera configurations of the standard and the Pro version. The Honor V30 Pro has the same 40-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture and the same 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture. Still, the Ultra-wide lens on the Pro version is more powerful and capable than the standard one, and it is a 12-megapixel wide-angle shooter with an f/2.2 aperture.
Now talking about the display, both of these flagships offer a very vibrant 6.57-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) display, which covers a whopping 91.46% of the phone pixel density of 440ppi. For security, there is a biometric sensor mounted on the side of the phone.
Aside from all these specifications, a phone can only be considered as a flagship if it has that level of performance or that level of capability to hang out and tackle the big-guns. By the specifications on these things, these are certainly A-grade flagship phones. Both the standard and the Pro version comes with Kirin 990 SOC which is Huawei’s processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB and also a 256GB variant.
One thing must be taken into consideration, and you can not extend the internal storage on these devices. So, if you are a user who is planning to buy this device and wish to keep your photos, music, and data offline, you must obtain the 256GB variant.
Talking about connectivity, both of these flagships have support for 5G onboard, and apart from 5G, they also support 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GLONASS, BeiDou, GPS/A-GPS, and NFC for online payments.
Huawei is not going cheap on sensors either. It has all of the necessary sensors like accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor.
With all these specifications integrated on a device, we can say that this is the most feature-packed phone by Honor or Huawei ever! However, the processor on this, the Kirin 990 scores less than Snapdragon 855 Plus on AnTuTu Benchmark.
It manages to score 457,357 points on the benchmark, which is also remarkable, but still, it is less than any device running the Snapdragon 855 Plus chip. We also know that benchmarks aren’t everything, as long as the device picks up everything you throw at it efficiently, it’s acceptable.
Benchmarks are just to get an idea about the performance of the chip present in the device. If the device is performing well with its existing skin or UI and is getting better with every update, it is a win-win situation for everyone!
Now speaking about the software, Honor V30 and Honor V30 Pro run Android 10 with Magic UI 3.0.1 skin on the top. Battery capacity on the Pro version is 4,200 mAh, which is just merely extra than the standard one, which is 4,100 mAh.
Price and Availability –
- Honor V30’s 6/128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,299 (Around Rs. 33,000), and the 8/128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 37,000).
- Honor V30 Pro’s 8/128GB variant is priced at CNY 3,899 (roughly Rs. 39,000) and its 8/256GB variant is priced at CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs. 42,000).