Parading the best camera set-up, the Honor 30S is an upper device that was announced by Huawei sub-brand Honor. It also features a brilliant 6.5-inch Display.
This phone was announced a few days after the launch of the Huawei P40 and judging from the specifications, it’s just a few steps below the P40. One of the major highlights of the phone is the company awaited Kirin 820 chipset found on the inside.
Honor 30S Key Specs & Features
- 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi)
- Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); Magic UI 3.1
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G (7 nm)
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage up to 256GB Nano Memory Card
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
- 16 MP Front Camera
- Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- 4G LTE Network
- 5G Network
- Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min
- Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh Battery
Design and Display
The Honor 30S packs similar body design as it’s predecessor. It packs the same rounded corners and the butterfly 3D glass back design on the Honor 20S. You will get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Here the little difference is the matrix camera housing the four cameras and a flash. The entire body measures 162.3 x 75 x 8.6 mm in dimensions and it weighs 190 grams.
On the front, the Honor 30S has a punch-hole camera similar to its predecessor and you can order the phone in different colors shades such as Black, Blue, Green, and a new Feather Red gradient model.
It has a screen size of a 6.5-inch LTPS LCD punch-hole display with a resolution of 2400 × 1080 pixels coupled with HDR10 certification. Honor equipped the device with Aluminosilicate glass and it reaches 83.8% screen-to-body ratio.
There is a quad-camera setup at the back. The camera consists of a 64MP f/1.8 shooter which is paired with an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 20x digital zoom.
It also has an 8MP f/2.4 ultra-wide-angle lens and lastly is the 2MP f/2.4 macro shooter which can take close up shots to 4cm. Sadly you won’t get OIS.
The camera set-up on the Honor 30S is capable of shooting 4K videos and 960fps slo-mo video at 720p resolution. Other features include AIS and EIS for stabilization. Selfies fanatics will get 16 MP on the front.
Hardware and Software
Rocking the Chinese phone is the latest 7nm Kirin 820 processor. Despite the mid-range family, the chip offers smooth performance and AI capability comparable to other flagship device processors of this 2020.
The SOC is paired with 1 x Cortex-A76 core clocked at 2.36GHz, 3 x Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.22GHz, and another 4 x Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.84GHz. The good news is that the chip will perform better in terms of AI performance.
There is a Mali-G57 6-core GPU on the hood. The Honor 30S has ample RAM of 8GB with 256GB storage. These also are LPDDR4X and UFS 2.1 standards.
Battery and Network
The Honor 30S has a 4000mAh battery with 40W fast wired charging. Booting the device is Magic UI 3.1.1 on top of Android 10.
It has 5G SA/NSA dual-mode standards and Wi-Fi ac, BL 5.1, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sadly there is no IR port.
Additionally features on the Honor phone are a special e-Reader mode (Black & White), eye-protection mode, Link Turbo, GPU Turbo and an anti-aging software feature which the company claim will keep the UI smooth and snappy for more than 30 months.
Honor 30S Price and Availability
The Honor 30S will sell at a price of $338 for the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM, while the 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM will cost $380.
The smartphone is available for purchase in China. Meanwhile, in Nigeria, the Honor 30S will sell around 125,000 Naira, 2,000 Ghs in Ghana and 36,000 Ksh in Kenya.
Honor 30S Specs
Here are a few specs of the Honor 30S:
- Platform: Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); Magic UI 3.1
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G (7 nm), Octa-core (1×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 3×2.22 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.84 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 6
- Memory: 8GB RAM
- Colours: Black, Blue, Green, Gradient
- Dimension: 162.3 x 75 x 8.6 mm
- Weight: 190 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
- SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Yes
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64 MP (wide) + 8 MP (telephoto) + 8 MP (ultrawide) + 2 MP (depth) Quad Camera, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@960fps, gyro-EIS
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 16 MP, HDR, 1080p@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes
- 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 8(900), 18(800), 19(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: Yes, 5G band 1(2100), 3(1800), 41(2500), 78(3500), 79(4700); SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infra Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (side)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes, Fast charging 40W, 70% in 30 min