Honor V30 review
Fast and snappy
Our UK Honor V30 review finds an ultra-fast smartphone with a camera to die for. Low on cost and big on performance, the V30, which is also known as the Honor View 30, is a tempting mobile phone for anyone who wants cutting edge at a more affordable price.
Bright and detailed display
The Honor V30 has a large 6.57” FullView LCD Display with FHD+ resolution, which in this case gives you 2,400x 1080 pixels. The display looks sharp with good clarity and has just a small trim of the phone’s body surrounding it.
The display delivers a modern look with a dual-camera punch hole in the top left corner. You can choose from four colours; Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Sunrise Orange, and Icelandic Frost. The phone weighs 213g, which is pretty okay for a phone with this amount of tech inside.
Processing power and performance
The octa-core processor in the Honor V30 is a big deal and delivers in a bigger way. The Kirin 990 5G Chipset brings ultra-high-speed downloads, streaming, and gaming.
The NPU has two cores with one big core for performance and one tiny core for saving power when high-speeds are not needed. Other hardware specs include a 16-core GPU with a PC-grade liquid cooling system. Two models are in production so you can choose between 6GB or 8GB RAM.
Phone Set Up
Biometric security and fixed memory
The power button on the Honor V30 has an integrated fingerprint sensor. This keeps the look of the phone clean and unlocks the phone faster than the in-screen sensors that some phones have switched to.
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The V30 from Honor has a fixed 128GB memory, which is plentiful yet cannot be expanded. With online Cloud storage, this shouldn’t be a problem for 99% of users.
Magic UI with Dark Mode
The Honor V30 runs on the Magic UI 3.0.1 user interface, which is based on Android 10. This brings a slightly refined look and an improved settings app. You can activate Dark Mode and this is awesome because it also makes any app dark, whether the app creator has a dark mode of their own, or not.
Further features of note include the option to access your phone’s display, wirelessly, on your PC or laptop. You can use the camera to gauge your breathing rate and heart rate and connect headphones to the USB-C port.
Camera & Video
The SuperSensing Matrix Camera on the Honor V30 refers not to the movies but to its 4-in-1 light fusion technology, which lets you shoot photos in almost blackout conditions. The 40MP ultra low-light lens is made by Sony, confirming its high quality.
The phone also has an 8MP Telephoto camera and an 8MP (120o) Super Wide-angle Camera. These offer up 3x optical zoom, 5x hybrid zoom, and 30x digital zoom. Camera features include AI Ultra Clarity and a Laser Focus Sensor.
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Artistic Video Modes give you the power to use optical zoom, time-lapse photography, dual-view capture, 4K HDR quality, and add a Cinematic Bokeh.
Dual AI selfie camera
The dual selfie camera comprises a high-resolution 32MP lens and an 8MP super-wide angle (105o) lens. You can easily capture blur effects with a greater sense of depth and AI beauty mode ensures you always look better-than-real-life.