Today, Honor has launched the Honor X30 and Honor Play 30 Plus in China and they come with nice specs, 5G connectivity, and affordable pricing. The Honor X30 comes to join the first two X30 series that were launched back in October. The Honor Play 30 Plus comes as a new affordable option in the Play series. In this article, we’ll go through the price, features, and specs of the Honor X30 and Honor Play 30 Plus. Without further ado, let’s get right into it. This is coming weeks after the Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro were launched.
The Honor X30 is the phone with more premium features out of the two. The X30 sports a 6.8 inches IPS LCD display that has an FHD+ resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate. The display has a tiny punch-hole cutout at the top center with minimal bezels around the display for a full view experience.
The phone is available in four colors: black, silver, gold and blue.
Under the hood, the Honor X30 is powered by the newly launched Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G (6nm) chipset coupled with the Adreno 619 GPU. It is paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage. It runs on Honor’s Magic UI 5.0 on top of Android 11.
On the inside, the Honor X30 is packed with a 4,800 mAh battery that has support for 66W fast charging via its USB-C 2.0 port. This charging speed should be able to fill the phone’s battery from 0 to 80% in 30 minutes.
On the rear, there’s a triple camera setup that features a 48MP main camera alongside two 2MP macro and depth cameras. On the front, there is a 16MP selfie camera tucked in the tiny punch hole cutout centered below the earpiece.
As for connectivity, the Honor X30 comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 5.1. For navigation, it has support for A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDS. Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, face unlock, and 5G connectivity. There’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack so you’ll need a dongle.
As for price, the Honor X30 comes in at CNY 1,499 ($235) for the base 6GB 128GB model and goes all the way up to CNY 2,299 ($361) for the top 8GB 256GB model. It will be available for sale in China from December 24. There’s no information on global availability yet.
Honor Play 30 Plus
The Honor Play 30 Plus is the least premium out of the two and it is also the most affordable which is expected. The Play 30 Plus sports a 6.74 inches IPS LCD display that has an HD+ resolution with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The screen has an out-of-trend waterdrop notch.
Under the hood, the Honor Play 30 Plus draws its power from the MediaTek Dimensity 900 5G chipset coupled with the Mali G57 MC2 GPU. It is paired with 4GB or 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with micro SD card support. Just like its sibling, the phone runs on Magic UI 5.0 based on Android 11.
The Honor Play 30 Plus comes with a 5,000 mAh battery that has support for 22.5W fast charging via its USB-C port. As for connectivity, it comes with 5G support, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, A-GPS, and BDS.
On the rear, there’s a dual-camera setup that features a 13MP main camera alongside a 2MP depth camera for bokeh effects. On the front, there’s a rather unimpressive 5MP camera for selfies.
Other features include a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 3.5 mm headphone jack and face unlock.
As for price, the Honor Play 30 Plus comes in at CNY 1,099 ($173) for the 4GB 128GB model and goes all the way to CNY 1,499 ($235) for the 8GB 128GB model. It will be available for open sales in China starting from December 31.