Honor Releases 5G V30 Pro

Honor Releases 5G V30 Pro

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Although there is not much time left in 2019, new mobile phone releases have not quite finished. Keen to keep themselves in the public eye Honor has released the new View 30 range also known as the V30 series which comprises two handsets, the Honor View 30 and the Honor View 30 Pro. So let’s take a closer look.

5G Ready 

With 5G hanging over us, it is no surprise that both of these handsets offer 5G support. Although it is some way off in many areas currently with London and other big cities being the only places to try it, when it does arrive, you will have to have a phone with a 5G modem in order to be able to access the network. 4G will continue to work for some time, so those who cannot access it will still be able to use the Internet out and about.

This does mean that those who choose to buy their 5G handset early will have immediate access to 5G network when it goes live in their area. Both handsets are the traditional glass and aluminium finish which gives them a premium look and feel and there will be several colours available. Interestingly, both the handsets are measuring at the same size offering a 6.57-inch display which has 1080 x 2400 pixels and a screen to body ratio of 91.46%.

So, What’s the Difference?

It is an unusual move to see both the standard and pro handset offering the same size screen as we are used to the pro being bigger; however, there are differences between the two. Externally the two camera setups do look the same featuring a wide rectangular traffic light block housing with the three lenses on one side and the LED flash on the other this is set on the left-hand side on the back of the phone. On the front, both feature the same punch hole camera which is a dual-lens with a 32 megapixel and an eight-megapixel sensor.

On the rear there is a difference in camera technology, the View 30 Pro has a 40-megapixel primary camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens, and an eight-megapixel telephoto camera. The standard offering comes with a 40-megapixel main camera and eight-megapixel wide-angle lens and eight-megapixel telephoto lens. So if the quality of the images that you capture is essential, you may want to consider the pro however the standard handset does offer a pretty good camera set up too. 

Other Features 

Interestingly the View 30 Pro has a smaller battery coming in at 4100mAh whereas the standard Honor View 30 has a 4200mAh battery. That said again the Pro offers more functionality as it also supports fast wireless charging while the standard handset only has cable charging. Overall these are very good looking handsets and will feature the Kirin 990 chipset which is the same as that used in the Huawei Mate 30 Pro which offers a high level of performance, speed and power.