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Honor 30 Series

Honor 30iProcessor: unknown, HiSilicon Kirin 820, HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Graphics Adapter: unknown, ARM Mali-G51 MP4, ARM Mali-G57 MP6, ARM Mali-G76 MP16, ARM Mali-G77 MP11
Display: 6.30 inch, 6.50 inch, 6.53 inch, 6.57 inch
Weight: 0.1715kg, 0.185kg, 0.186kg, 0.19kg, 0.192kg
Price: 250, 450, 500, 750, 900 euro
Average Score: 77.43% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 29 reviews)
: - %, performance: 100%, features: - %, display: 90%
mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Honor 30 Pro+

Specifications

Honor 30 Pro+Notebook: Honor 30 Pro+
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Display: 6.57 inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.19kg
Price: 900 euro
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Average Score: 77% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 14 reviews)

 

75% Honor 30 Pro Plus Review
Source: Phone Arena English
The Honor 30 Pro+ is a great phone if we judge it by its performance, camera and specs. However, as Huawei is banned from using technology from US companies, this smartphone comes without access to the Google Play Store and relies on Huawei’s own solution, the App Gallery. The lack of Google services and Play Store is the only downside of this otherwise great phone -- and surely the reason why the Honor P30 Pro+ is practically unavailable in western markets.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Honor 30 Pro+ review: An incredible camera, but Android without Google doesn't cut it
Source: Neowin English
The Honor 30 Pro+ was both better than I expected and worse than I hoped. I thought a lot more Android apps would have trouble working, and that I would be upset for not having a Play Store to look for new apps if needed, so having most of them work was actually pretty nice. At the same time, the apps that didn't work made me feel dreadful every time I wanted to use something and remembered it doesn't work.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Honor 30 Pro+ review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's unfortunate that Honor has once again released a phone, which you probably won't be able to get. The lack of Google Services puts it at a great disadvantage and the only way to offset that is to lower the price significantly. If it had Google Services, the Honor 30 Pro+ would have been a competitive smartphone worth your hard-earned money. But Huawei's AppGallery still has a long way to go and the majority of apps still rely on Google's Services and there's no easy way around it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 82%
Honor 30 Pro+ unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with Honor's latest flagship, the Honor 30 Pro+, with a Kirin 990 5G chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage. The phone has no Google services, so it's based on AOSP.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2020
Honor 30 Pro+ camera review
Source: DxOMark English
The Honor 30 Pro+ shares a sizable chunk of imaging hardware and software with the Huawei P40 Pro, the current number one in our DXMARK Camera ranking, so the Honor’s excellent results across all Photo and Video attributes should not really come as a big surprise to anyone. The results are particularly close for Video, where the Honor performs at a very high level across the board, and differences between it and the P40 Pro are quite minor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/15/2020

Foreign Reviews

70% Honor 30 Pro+ Das schönste, überflüssigste Smartphone
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du Honor 30 Pro+ : Le plus beau et le plus superflu des smartphones?
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Обзор Honor 30 Pro+: самый доступный флагман с 50-кратным зумом и Kirin 990 5G
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Смартфон с хорошей камерой: тест-обзор Honor 30 Pro+
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Great OLED display; solid workmanship; fast and wireless charging; nice cameras. Negative: High price; no headphone jack; no microSD card; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/07/2020
Обзор Honor 30 Pro+. Антикризисный флагман в необычном исполнении
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; metal case; great triple cameras; powerful processor; high autonomy. Negative: Missing Google services; slippery.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Обзор смартфона Honor 30 Pro+: совсем взрослый
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; excellent display; nice cameras. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Обзор смартфона Honor 30 Pro+: суперкамера и танцы с бубном
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; powerful hardware; quick charging; great display; decent speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/28/2020
Trên tay Honor 30 Pro+: Màn OLED 90Hz, chip Kirin 990, camera zoom 50x
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful processor; impressive cameras; premium design; support 5G; good cooling system; nice speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/17/2020
Trình làng Honor 30 Pro+, camera 50MP, đẹp khó cưỡng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; impressive cameras; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2020

 

Honor 30S

Honor has finally launched its first phone of the flagship Honor 30 series, and it is none other than the Honor 30S. While it is not a flagship-grade phone, the Honor 30S boasts a premium design and packs impressive specs. As far as the display is concerned, this device has been equipped with a 6.5-inch display with a 1080 x 2400 resolution and a 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio. In terms of its performance, the Honor 30S is the first phone to be equipped with Huawei’s new Kirin 820 5G chipset, which comes with a built-in 5G modem supporting both SA and NSA networks. It uses a total of four ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.36 GHz, four ARM Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 1.84 GHz, and a Mali-G57 MC6 GPU. The modem is known to use less power while transmitting more data, thanks to AI scheduling algorithms. The Honor 30S runs on Android 10 with the Magic UI 3.1.1 custom skin on top. Apart from that, the device has been equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. However, the storage can be expanded by up to 256GB via an NM card.

As far as the camera setup is concerned, the Honor 30S comes with a four-camera setup that includes a single 64-megapixel primary snapper with f/1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 2-megapixel macro camera along with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens which  allows for 2x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom and 20x digital zoom. Apart from the rear camera setup, there is also a single 16-megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture that handles selfies and video calls. The front camera is housed in a hole-punch drilled into the top-left corner of the display. In terms of its battery, the Honor 30S has been equipped with a 4,000mAh battery with 40W wired fast charging, but there is no wireless charging provided. As far as the battery is concerned, the company even stated that it only takes around 30 minutes for the battery to be charged to 70 percent. This definitely reduces the need for frequent recharging and improves the overall user experience.

Apart from that, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor has been included in this device for authentication. The Honor 30S also includes a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, an ambient light sensor, a gyroscope and a compass. However, it should be noted that the Honor 30S does not support Google Mobile Services, such as the Play Store, but instead relies on the Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) core. This might turn out to be a disappointment for some users, although the phone definitely has a lot to offer if given a shot. The Honor 30S comes in three colours, namely Black, Green and White, for users to choose from depending on personal choice and preference.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Honor 30SNotebook: Honor 30S
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 820
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G57 MP6
Display: 6.50 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.19kg
Price: 500 euro
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Foreign Reviews

Оптимальная камера, экран, батарея и процессор: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 30S
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice display; high performance; decent cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life. Negative: Missing Google services; unsupported waterproof; marked case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2020
Оптимальная камера, экран, батарея и процессор: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 30S
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice display; high performance; fast system; great cameras; fast fingerprint sensor; long battery life. Negative: NM memory card; missing Google services; unsupported waterproof; marked case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/16/2020
Обзор Honor 30s. Новый бестселлер до 30 000 рублей?
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent autonomy; quick charging; support 5G. Negative: Missing Google services; easy getting dirts.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Honor 30S trình làng: Smartphone 5G giá 8 triệu đồng
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Support 5G; attractive price; decent hardware; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/31/2020

 

Honor 30 Pro

Specifications

Honor 30 ProNotebook: Honor 30 Pro
Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G76 MP16
Display: 6.57 inch, 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.186kg
Price: 750 euro
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Foreign Reviews

Test du HONOR View 30 Pro : celui qu’on attend toujours
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; beautiful display; high performance; support 5G; nice cameras; long battery life. Negative: No B20 and B28 band in 4G LTE; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2020
Honor 30 và 30 Pro “trình làng”: Màn hình OLED và camera sau đỉnh cao
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great cameras; good hardware; nice performance.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 04/16/2020

 

Honor 30

Specifications

Honor 30Notebook: Honor 30
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G77 MP11
Display: 6.53 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.185kg
Price: 450 euro
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Foreign Reviews

Большой экран, 8 ГБ оперативки и камера 40 Мпикс: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 30
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Great OLED display; excellent cameras; solid workmanship; long battery life; fast charging. Negative: High price; no headphone jack; rare type of memory cards; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/02/2020
Обзор Honor 30 8/128GB. «Недофлагман» или народный смартфон?
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent cameras; bright display; long battery life; quick charging. Negative: No wireless charging; mediocre speakers; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2020
Honor 30 và 30 Pro “trình làng”: Màn hình OLED và camera sau đỉnh cao
Source: Danviet VN→EN
Positive: Excellent display; great cameras; good hardware; nice performance.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 04/16/2020

 

Honor 30 Lite (30 Youth)

Specifications

Honor 30 Lite (30 Youth)Notebook: Honor 30 Lite (30 Youth)
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: unknown
Display: 6.50 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.192kg
Price: 250 euro
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Honor 30 Lite Review: What is the Differance Between 90Hz and 60Hz?
Source: Igeekphone English
Starting from the end of 2019, more and more models equipped with high-brush screens, but most of them are flagship models, increasing the threshold for users to enjoy high-brush screens. The Honor 30 Lite will undoubtedly accelerate the popularity of the 90Hz high-brush screen. High refresh rate models like the Honor 30 Lite are worth a try.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2020

 

Honor 30i

Specifications

Honor 30iNotebook: Honor 30i
Processor: unknown
Graphics Adapter: ARM Mali-G51 MP4
Display: 6.30 inch, 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0.1715kg
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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Всесторонне классный смартфон среднего класса — Honor 30i
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Бестселлер среднего класса: тест-обзор смартфона HONOR 30i
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; great display; long battery life; attractive price; nice cameras. Negative: Slippery; nanoSD card slot; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Бестселлер среднего класса: тест-обзор смартфона HONOR 30i
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; long battery life; attractive price; good cameras. Negative: Slippery; non-standard memory card; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/13/2020
Обзор Huawei Honor 30i: доступный смартфон с AMOLED-экраном
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Glass body; excellent display; nice cameras; decent autonomy; NFC interface; headphone jack. Negative: Missing Google services; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/26/2020
Обзор Honor 30i: AMOLED и сканер в экране в недорогом смартфоне
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Nice AMOLED display; elegant design; decent processor; good gaming performance; NFC module. Negative: Poor cameras; mediocre speakers; no microSD card slot; missing Google services; slow charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/16/2020

 

Comment

Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ARM Mali-G76 MP16: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 16 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. It is used in the Kirin 990 5G and according to Huawei should be about 6% faster and 20% more efficient than a Adreno 640 in a Snapdragon 855.

ARM Mali-G57 MP6: Integrated mid range graphics card with 6 clusters. Based on the Valhall architecture.

ARM Mali-G77 MP11: Integrated graphics card based on the Valhall architecture. Uses 11 of the 16 possible clusters and according to ARM offers 30% better performance at 30% better efficiency compared to a Mali-G76.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

unknown:

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

ARM Mali-G51 MP4: Integrated mid range graphics card with 4 clusters. Beware the results in the Mate 20 Lite, that detects benchmarks and boosts the performance.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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Kirin 990 5G: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.86 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 2.36 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.95 GHz (power saving). Integrates a neural processor (2+1 cores), a ARM Mali-G76 MP16 GPU at up to 700 MHz and a Balong 5G modem. Compared to the 4G version, the 5G 990 is slightly higher clocked (2 of the 3 clusters and the GPU). The SoC is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.

Kirin 820: ARM based octa-core SoC containing one high performance Cortex-A76 core with up to 2.36 GHz, three addition A76 cores at up to 2.22 (as the old 810) and four efficiency Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.88 GHz. Furthermore, the SoC integrates a 5G modem and a fast mid-range ARM Mali-G57 MP6 graphics card.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.1715 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.

0.192 kg:


77.43%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Huawei Y7a
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A
Honor 20e
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Honor 10X Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A
Huawei P Smart 2021
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710A
Huawei P Smart S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Honor 9X Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710
Huawei Y8p
Mali-G51 MP4, unknown
Honor Play 4T
Mali-G51 MP4, unknown
Honor 9C
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor 30 Lite (30 Youth)
unknown, unknown, 6.50", 0.192 kg
Honor X10 Max
unknown, unknown, 7.09", 0.232 kg
Honor Play4 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 6.57", 0.213 kg
Honor Play4
unknown, unknown, 6.81", 0.213 kg
Honor 30
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 6.53", 0.185 kg
Honor 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.57", 0.186 kg
Honor Play 4T Pro
Mali-G52 MP6, Kirin 810, 6.30", 0.165 kg
Honor 30S
Mali-G57 MP6, Kirin 820, 6.50", 0.19 kg
Honor Play 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765, 6.30", 0.185 kg
Honor 9S
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio P22 MT6762, 5.45", 0.144 kg
Honor 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio P22 MT6762, 6.30", 0.185 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Honor MagicBook 15 4500U
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 15.60", 1.507 kg
Honor MagicBook 15 2020
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 15.60", 1.6 kg
Honor V6
Mali-G77 MP11, unknown, 10.40", 0.48 kg
Honor MagicBook 14, Ryzen 5 4500U
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14.00", 1.38 kg
Honor MagicBook Pro 4600H
Vega 6, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4600H, 16.10", 1.7 kg
Honor MagicBook 15
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3500U, 15.60", 1.53 kg
Honor MagicBook Pro HLY-19R
Vega 8, Picasso (Ryzen 3000 APU) R5 3550H, 16.10", 1.7 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06- 4)