Honor 30 Pro+ Takes on OnePlus 8 Pro With Flagship Specs

Although Huawei’s P40 phones have all the spotlights right now, the company’s sub-brand Honor has also released a flagship lineup of its own. Just like the Huawei P40 lineup, the Honor 30 series also brings three different phones including the base Honor 30, the Honor 30 Pro, and the top-end Honor 30 Pro+.

The Honor 30 Pro+ is the only phone in the series with a 90Hz refresh rate, a 50MP camera, and a fast wireless charging. Let’s get into the details.

Design and Display

Honor 30 Pro+ brings 50MP main and periscope telephoto cameras, 90Hz display

The Honor 30 Pro+ has a 6.57-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling, and FHD+ screen resolution. The display has curved edges, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a pill-shaped punch-hole cutout for the dual front camera.

There is a rectangular shaped quad-camera setup at the back and an immense “Honor” branding underneath it.

Internals and Storage

The device features Huawei’s in-house flagship SoC, the Kirin 990 5G, which is also found in its Honor 30 Pro sibling. It has 256GB UFS 3.0, but lacks the flagship-grade LPDDR5 type RAM and settles for 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM instead.

The SoC has a 2.8GHz octa-core processor and the high-end Mali-G76 MP16 GPU.


For its primary camera, the phone uses the large 50MP Sony IMX700 sensor. The main sensor is accompanied by an 8MP periscope lens with 5x optical zoom, a 16MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera is able to record 4K videos at 60 FPS and 1920 FPS slow-motion videos in 1080p.

The dual front-facing camera is a combination of a 32MP lens and an 8MP ultrawide lens. The front-facing camera can also record 4K videos but at 30 FPS.

Battery and Pricing

A 4,000 mAh battery keeps the lights on in the device. It is equipped with 40W fast charging, 27W fast wireless charging, and a 5W reverse charging.

The Huawei P40 Pro+ starts at $700 but goes up to $780 with higher memory options.

Honor 30 Pro+ Specifications

  • Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G
  • CPU: Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×2.36 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.95 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali G76 MP16
  • OS: Android 10.0 (AOSP + HMS); Magic UI 3.1
  • Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE, 5G
  • Display:
    • 6.57″ AMOLED with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution; 392 ppi, 90Hz refresh rate
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 8GB/12GB
    • Internal: 128/256 GB
    • Card slot: yes (nano memory)
  • Camera:
    • Rear (Quad): 50 MP, f/1.9, 23mm (wide), 1/1.28″, 2.44µm, omnidirectional PDAF, OIS
      Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
      16 MP, f/2.2, 18mm (ultrawide), AF
      2 MP, (depth)
    • Front (Dual): 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm
      8 MP, f/2.2
  • Colors: Black, Green, Blue
  • Fingerprint sensor: In-display
  • Battery: 3110 mAh (expected)
  • Price: $700

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