April 15, 2020
Honor 30 Pro
Few weeks after the launch of the Honor 30s, the company, Honor is back with three more phones of flagship lineup – Honor 30, Honor 30 Pro, Honor Pro Plus.
The Pro model is a bigger sibling to the Honor 30, but they share similar specs.
However, the Pro model comes with some additional features also similar to the Pro Plus model.
Here are the specs, price and review of the honor 30 Pro smartphone.
Design and Display
The Honor 30 Pro is identical in design with siblings, however, the phone comes in a nice body.
The smartphone is made up of a metal frame and the rest part of the body is covered in glass material.
On the backs like so many other phones, is a camera block housing the quad camera and the LED flash at the top left corner and the brand name occupies a large part of the back.
The glass at the rear has curved edges, a different glossy finish but in a matt texture resembling the Huawei P30 Pro while on the front is a finger print scanner and a dual punch-hole housing the dual selfie camera.
On the front is a curved 6.57-inch Full HD OLED display similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S series measuring 160.3 x 73.6 x 8.4 mm in dimensions, 1200 x 2340 screen resolution and a weight of 184 grams.
The smartphone is available in Titanium Silver, Emerald Green, Midnight Black, Icelandic Frost, and Neon purple.
On the rear is a quad camera setup featuring a 40MP Primary shooter with Sony IMX700 sensor while the others includes 8MP (Telephoto with a periscope sensor capable of 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid and up to 50x digital zoom), followed by 16MP (ultra-wide) and lastly 2MP (macro) lens.
Like the Pro Plus model, the Pro has a dual selfie shooter which comprises a 32MP main sensor paired with an 8MP ultra-wide shooter.
The front and the main camera are both capable of shooting 4K video quality.
Hardware and Software
The device is manned by HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chipset same as the 30 Pro Plus and the Huawei P40 range and a 2.86 GHz octa-core processor on an 8GB RAM storage.
The smartphone has a Mali-G76 MP16 graphics processor which runs on Android 10 operating system on top Magic UI 3.1 user interface.
The inbuilt storage of 128GB and 256GB options can be expanded using a microSD.
It dual SIM 5G smartphone with Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE, GPS, NFC, Infrared port and 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
It features a VC cooling to ensure better heat dissipation even during long usage and a stereo speakers with Histen sound effects for an immersive entertainment experience.
It still maintains the same non-removable 4000 mAh battery capacity on the standard model with a 40W Fast charging and 5WReverse charging but no wireless charging.
Honor 30 Pro Price and Availability
The price for Honor 30 Pro will go for $566 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, while the higher model with 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM goes for $623.
In Nigeria, the Honor 30 Pro will sell for 220,000 Naira, while in Ghana, it will cost 3,300 Ghs and 60,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, focuses on budget and mid-range segments while it parent brand pith on flagship devices and premium branding.
The difference between the Pro Plus and the Pro model is that it has a refresh rate of 90 Hz, 50MP main camera and a wireless charging unlike the Pro.
They are both Honor IP54 certified, providing a small amount of water resistance.
The big issue like it’s parent brand is it inability to run Google services including it’s apps and access to the Google Play Store.