Huawei’s sub-brand Honor just launched its Honor 30 series consisting of the Vanilla Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, and Honor pro 30+. The series brings a litany of high-end specifications putting it at par with flagships like Huawei’s P40.

The launch comes right after the launch of OnePlus’s most anticipated OnePlus 8 series. It’s almost like the Chinese OEM is directly competing with OnePlus (which is definitely the case).

Design and Display

Both Smartphones look identical to the recently launched Honor 30s. The only difference is that the Honor 30 Pro comes with a pill-shaped punch hole on the front instead of a circular one.

Among the two, the Vanilla Honor 30 is being marketed as the compact 5G smartphone for people who don’t like larger displays, much like the Vanilla S20

It comes with a 6.53-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and an under-display fingerprint sensor.

The Honor 30 Pro, on the other hand, is equipped with a slightly larger 6.57-inch OLED display with FHD+ resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Both will be available in black, purple, green, and silver colors.

wand Storage

Under the hood, the Honor 30 comes with the new Kirin 985 5G chipset built on the 7nm process. The SoC is topped with 6 GB or 8 GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB onboard storage.

The Pro model, in contrast, sports the flagship Kirin 990 5G chipset paired with either 8GB RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB storage.

Both models run on Magic UI 3.1.0 based on Android 10 and support dual-mode 5G as well as NFC. The Honor 30 comes with Wi-Fi 6, and Honor 30 Pro features W-Fi 6+.

Cameras

The camera set up of both smartphones is its biggest highlight. The Honor 30 comes with a quad-sensor rear camera setup featuring a 40 MP RYYB IMX600 sensor joined by an 8 MP ultra-wide lens, a periscope Telephoto lens with 50x optical zoom and a 2 MP Macro lens. For selfies, it is equipped with a 32 MP snapped.

The Honor 30 Pro also comes with a quad-sensor rear camera. The smartphone features a 40 MP primary lens topped with an 8 MP periscope lens, 16 MP ultra-wide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, it comes with a 32 MP + 8 MP camera setup for selfies.

Battery and Pricing

Honor 30 and 30 Pro, both pack a 4000 mAh battery with support for 40W wired fast charging.

The pricing details are as follows:

Honor 30

  • 6 GB/ 128 GB ~ $425
  • 8 GB/ 128 GB ~ $450
  • 8 GB/ 256 GB ~ $495

Honor 30 Pro

  • 8 GB/ 128 GB ~ $565
  • 8 GB/ 256 GB ~ $620

Honor 30 and 30 Pro Specifications

Specifications Honor 30 Honor 30 Pro
CPU Octa-core (1×2.58 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.40 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A75) Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G77 Mali-G76 MP16
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 985 5G (7 nm+) HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+)
OS Android 10.0, Magic UI 3.1.0 Android 10.0, Magic UI 3.1.0
Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
Display 6.53-inch OLED2340 x 1080 (20:9)

 

6.57-inch OLED2340 x 1080 (20:9)

392 PPI density

Memory (6GB/8GB)/(128GB/256GB) 8GB/(128GB/256GB)
Camera Primary: 40 MP + 8 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Primary: 40 MP + 8 MP + 16 MP + 2 MP
Selfie: 32 MP Selfie: 32 MP + 8 MP
Connectivity LTE, USB type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE, USB Type-C, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0,
Fingerprint scanner Yes (in-Display) Yes (in-Display)
Battery 4000mAh40W fast charging 4000mAh40W fast charging
Price ·         6 GB/ 128 GB ~ $425·         8 GB/ 128 GB ~ $450

·         8 GB/ 256 GB ~ $495

 

·         8 GB/ 128 GB ~ $565·         8 GB/ 256 GB ~ $620