The Honor View 30 and the Honor View 30 Professional are the ultimate Honor flagships of 2019, and so they have rather a lot going for them, together with 5G assist, high-end energy, and triple-lens rear cameras.
Being Honor telephones they’re additionally prone to undercut most comparable spec handsets from different manufacturers, although precise costs and availability are nonetheless to be confirmed.
Beneath you’ll discover all the pieces there may be to find out about these two telephones, together with their specs in full. Plus, whereas we don’t know precisely what they’ll price or the place they’ll launch, we’ve taken some educated guesses.
Lower to the chase
- What it it? The successor to the Honor View 20
- When is it out? Now, however presently solely in China
- What’s going to it price? In all probability lower than most flagships
Honor View 30 launch date and value
The Honor View 30 and Honor View 30 Professional have been introduced in China in November 2019. There they’re known as the Honor V30 and V30 Professional, however internationally they’ll be named the View 30 and View 30 Professional.
That mentioned, it’s not clear how extensive a global launch they’ll get. With Honor being a sub-brand of Huawei, it’s embroiled in all the identical issues with the US, meaning a launch there is out of the question.
But it also means the phones don’t have access to Google Play Services (more on which below), making them less appealing to international audiences, and in turn meaning that they might not be widely released. As such, at the time of writing we’re not sure if or when they’ll land in the likes of the UK and Australia.
If and when they do launch, you can expect decent prices. In the UK for example you can already import the Chinese version of the Honor View 30 for around £460 (roughly $610/AU$880), while the Chinese Honor View 30 Pro comes in at around £600 (roughly $790/AU$1,150).
That’s roughly in line with what the Honor View 20 was sold for at launch, as you could buy that in the UK for £499 – and that was for a UK model, not an import.
Honor View 30 design and display
The Honor View 30 and Honor View 30 Pro both sport an all-screen design, with a dual-lens punch-hole camera in the top left corner. They also both have a rectangular camera block on the back in the top left corner.
There’s a slim strip of bezel below the screen, and as with just about all mid-range and above smartphones they have a metal frame and a glass back.
So visually there’s little difference between them and that doesn’t change when you come to the screen, as both the Honor View 30 and Honor View 30 Pro have a 6.57-inch 1080 x 2400 IPS LCD display, with a pixel density of 400 pixels per inch.
Honor View 30 camera
There are slightly more differences between the standard and Pro models when it comes to cameras. The Honor View 30 has a 40MP f/1.8 main sensor, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto one with 3x optical zoom, and an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide one.
The Honor View 30 Pro on the other hand has a 40MP f/1.6 main sensor, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto one with 3x optical zoom, and a 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide one.
The Honor View 30 Pro also has optical image stabilization for its main camera, which the standard Honor View 30 doesn’t. However, their front cameras are the same, with both sporting a 32MP f/2.0 sensor paired with an 8MP f/2.2 one.
Honor View 30 battery and specs
The Honor View 30 actually has the larger battery at 4,200mAh, compared to 4,100mAh in the Honor View 30 Pro, not that this should make much difference.
They also both support 40W fast charging, but the Honor View 30 Pro additionally supports 27W fast wireless charging.
Both phones use the Kirin 990 chipset, which is the same high-end chipset as you’ll find in the likes of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro. RAM comes in at 6GB in the View 30 and 8GB in the Honor View 30 Pro, and while the former has 128GB of storage, the latter has a choice of 128GB or 256GB.
Both phones support 5G, have a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and both run Android 10, but this isn’t full-fat Android 10, as they don’t have access to the Google Play Store, limiting what apps you can get. There’s also no access to other Google services.