As scheduled, Huawei announced the Honor 30 Series featuring the Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor 30 Pro+. Now, that sounds awfully similar to the P40 Series. That is because they are, except with less expensive price tags. In other words, it’s an alternative to the most expensive Huawei handsets right now. You can see the Honor 30 series price breakdown below:
- Honor 30 – 6GB/128GB – CNY 2999 (~P21,400)
- Honor 30 – 8GB/128GB – CNY 3199 (~P22,800)
- Honor 30 – 8GB/256GB – CNY 3499 (~P21,400)
- Honor 30 Pro – 8GB/128GB – CNY 3999 (~P25,000)
- Honor 30 Pro – 8GB/256GB – CNY 4399 (~P31,400)
- Honor 30 Pro+ – 8GB/256GB – CNY 4999 (~P35,700)
- Honor 30 Pro+ – 8GB/256GB – CNY 5499 (~P39,300)
Except for the Honor 30, the Pro models feature Kirin 990 SoC that’s found on the P40 Series. The non-Pro model debuts Kirin 985 which is still plenty powerful and includes 5G connectivity. Both the Pro models have the same 6.57″ FHD+ OLED screen as well as IP54 rating, however, only the Honor 30 Pro+ features 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch rate. As for the vanilla version, it’s a compact 6.53″ FHD+ phone with a pinhole 32MP pinhole selfie camera. The two, however, comes with a pill-shaped cutout to house two selfie cameras — 32MP main and 8MP ultrawide. Interestingly, all of them can record 4K video with electronic image stabilization(EIS).
For the main cameras, there’s no shortage here. All three are using quad-camera modules. Since it’s hard to explain them in words, we’ll have it listed for you.
- Honor 30 – 40MP f1.8 + 8MP f3.4 Periscope up to 5x optical zoom, OIS + 8MP f2.4 ultrawide + 2MP depth
- Honor 30 Pro – 40MP f1.8 OIS, 8MP Periscope up to 5x optical zoom, OIS + 16MP f2.2 ultrawide + 2MP depth
- Honor 30 Pro+ – 50MP f1.9 OIS, omnidirectional PDAF, 8MP Periscope up to 5x optical zoom, OIS + 16MP f2.2 ultrawide + 2MP depth
Video recording is capped at [email protected] What’s worth noting here is the 50MP RYYB IMX700 sensor that’s the same as the P40 Series. Honor even added omnidirectional PDAF for the best auto-focus processing. With no difference in technical capabilities, Honor 30 Pro+ should be nearly equal, if not better, than the P40 Pro+.
As for the rest of the features, all three come with an in-display fingerprint scanner, 4000mAh battery, up to 40W wired charging, and Android 10 based on Magic UI 3.1.1 version. Additionally, only the Honor 30 Pro+ support up to 27W wireless charging.
We hardly see Honor phones in the Philippines, but if you’re interested, Honor 30 Series will go on sale on April 21st in China.
Honor 30 specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.53″ OLED, FHD+
- Design: glass and aluminum
- Dimension and Weight: 160.3 x 74.2 x 8.1 mm, 185g
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G (7 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G77
- RAM: 6GB/8GB
- Storage: 128GB, 256GB UFS 3.0 expandable via shared nano-memory slot of up to 256GB
- Main Camera: 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF
Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.4, 17mm (ultrawide)
2 MP, (depth)
| up to [email protected] video with EIS, OIS
- Selfie Camera: 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
| up to [email protected] video with EIS
- Connectivity & Ports: 5G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C, NFC
- Security: in-display fingerprint scanner, face unlock
- Battery: 4000mAh, 40W fast charging, 5W reverse wired charging
- Audio: mono speaker
- OS: Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); Magic UI 3.1
- Colors: Titanium silver, Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Icelandic Frost, Neon purple
- Price: CNY 2999 (~P21,400) to CNY 3499 (~P21,400)
- Release date: April 21, 2020 (China), TBD (Philippines)