[Bestbuy618 Mobile Channel]The cell phone market has never been as active or as disappointing as it is right now. The reason for this is that, over the last two months, the new machine release has been like a breakfast bun, one drawer after another; and the disappointment is the phony impact of high-end crazy material. To give two immature examples, the excessive pursuit of high brush screen and high score screen without innovation in lithium battery technology is one. One is the pursuit of high pixel lenses without significant improvement in image experience.
As a result, there is an interesting phenomenon in the first half of 2020 new machine: the phone on the horse 120Hz, 144Hz high brush screen at the same time, the body weight increased to more than 200 grams (power consumption increased, can only increase the battery); lens to billions of pixels, focusing speed imaging speed but rather not (the algorithm can not keep up). True, the phone is the darling of innovative technology, and high brush screen and high pixel is the development trend, but this does not mean that the comprehensive user experience can be ignored. To summarize a favorite literary youth phrase, it means we’ve gone so far that we’ve forgotten why we started.
On April 15, the Honor 30 series, the first 5G flagship of the Honor digital series, was officially unveiled, introducing it as a comprehensive advancement in image, value, performance, and system interaction, with particular confidence in image capabilities, trendy ID design, and flagship performance. So, will its technological innovation have “side effects”? Bestbuy618 cell phone channel ahead of time to obtain the glory 30 Pro engineering prototype, the following look.
The first look at the Honor 30 Pro, the new machine is as rich in personality as seen in the actual picture. Understanding the glory of the children know, glory cell phone HONOR series has been the trendsetter of the glory cell phone family, following glory 8, its several times to lead the industry gradient, color, and other trends. And, for the first time, the glory 30 series began to focus on the social attributes of the phone itself, introducing the symbolic expression of confidence.
Honor 30 Pro prominently arranges the HONOR LOGO on the extension of the camera on the back of the body, high-profile but not ostentatious, fully satisfying the personalized needs of young users. From the standpoint of trendy aesthetics, it is bound to lead the cell phone industry trend once more.
This time, the Honor 30 Pro is available in three colorways: Phantom Night Black, Titanium Hollow Silver, and Wizard of Oz, of which I received the Titanium Hollow Silver. The body is frosted with a subtle and delicate AG frosting process, silver with a light purple, top-down gradient transition.
The HONOR LOGO is created using a glossy process, which creates a suspended visual effect at certain angles, echoing the frosted base color. The Honor 30 Pro front face has a custom 6.57-inch 70° hyperbolic OLED flying waterfall screen, which extends from the front to the phone’s middle frame, giving the front face the appearance of having no border.
Officially, the entire Honor 30 series supports cinematic color grading, and the flying waterfall screen can effectively reduce the phenomenon of mis-touch by learning the actual grip data of a large number of users. The flying waterfall screen on the Honor 30 Pro supports 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz high frame rate sampling, and the refresh rate can be selected by the user. And the first in AMOLED screen to optimize the hardware 4096 level dimming to 10,000 order dimming via an algorithm.
The dimming mode can also be automatically changed for different time periods.
The Honor 30 Pro series has a wedge-shaped design with the thinnest body at 8.38mm and a weight of approximately 190g. The back 3D curved glass is symmetrical with the front super curved screen curves, which meet in a pinch wire process in a very narrow 1.3mm center frame. Furthermore, the Honor 30 30 Pro retains the power and volume buttons; the four R-angle design fits in the palm of your hand, and the overall grip feels good; the top and bottom bezels feature a streamlined elliptical shallow concave design, and the phone stands upright on a flat surface due to the phone’s balanced internal center of gravity.
On the back of the body, the Honor 30 series continues the matrix camera design, on top of which the Honor 30 series uses a silver texture to divide the camera frame in two, while adding a textured coating on the right side to accentuate the sense of hierarchy. Other features include the Honor 30 Pro’s front dual punch, Tpye-C in the bottom center, a linear motor, and NFC. The company’s main focus is on the development of a new product, which is a new product.
The IMX700, in particular, employs Huawei and Honor’s exclusive RYYB super-sensitive filter array. It replaces the traditional RGGB CFA’s green pixels with yellow pixels, resulting in a 40% increase in light intake over the RGGB array.
The Honor 30 Pro has excellent focusing capabilities and can capture the outline of items even in low-light situations.
The IMX700 also has a large 1.22m pixel, allowing a pixel spot to be split in two, similar to Dual PD technology. Furthermore, the IMX700 has Quad Bayer quadruple-play capability, which can be combined to create the industry’s largest single pixel size of 2.44m large pixels. The Honor 30 Pro is also equipped with a new generation of RAW domain AI algorithm matrix that supports 1920fps super slow motion at 720p resolution; 60fps and 960fps slow motion at 1080P resolution; AI HDR 2.0, and the full pixel octa-core focus capability is also effective for video functions.
In the shooting experience, the Honor 30 Pro’s full pixel octa-core focus demonstrates its hardcore strength; even in low-light situations, it can focus instantly with a lens change. In a well-lit environment, the sample performance of the Honor 30 Pro is clear and colorful, and the white balance is very accurate, with no color shift. In a high light ratio environment, the Honor 30 Pro exhibits good dynamic range strength, with the high light portion remaining unexploded and the dark details remaining clear and sharp.
The field of view is nearly doubled in the super wide angle sample, and the overall picture is quite appealing.
The ultra-sensitive camera can multi-light in night scenes, restoring a more than adequate picture brightness straight out of the camera, and the overall picture of light and darkness is very close to what the human eye directly sees. In night scene mode, the phone will automatically take a long exposure and then use software multi-frame synthesis technology to process noise reduction synthesis. The images are pure and bright, and the night scenes are more detailed in the dark areas.
Photo Mode Sample Night mode sample 100 percent zoom detail comparison The front camera of the Honor 30 Pro is equipped with a 32 million HD main camera and an 8 million ultra wide-angle lens, which supports auto fill light and natural beauty algorithm and can easily cope with all application scenarios. Furthermore, the front-facing lens supports 4K 30fps HD video, making selfie vlogging more clear and simple.
Another annoyance of telephoto photography is framing, zoom “times” if not an effective film, but can sometimes become a burden. This is due to the fact that when shooting at high zoom, the perspective presented on the phone screen is extremely narrow, making it difficult to judge where to focus when we shoot. It is also easy to pick up scene fluttering, and a slight hand shake can cause the zoom screen to shift significantly. The Honor 30 Pro is equipped with a 5x optical zoom module, which can achieve 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, and up to 50x digital zoom.
To ensure a more stable zoom shot and clearer picture, the Honor 30 Pro’s periscope zoom lens incorporates prism plus lens dual optical stabilization with AF drive motor. At the same time, the Honor 30 series introduces AI telephoto super anti-shake algorithm for the first time, which can estimate the bit pose of the phone through the motion sensor, then use AI algorithm to do intelligent path planning, joint tuning of OIS and EIS to automatically get the most reasonable and smooth path, and finally ensure that each frame image is smooth.
When taking telephoto shots at 15x or higher, the viewfinder interface switches to dual-channel mode and a telephoto picture-in-picture appears, similar to a “mini map” in a game, allowing users to easily know their location. During actual shooting, under the ultra-high magnification, the Honor 30 series can find the subject very quickly, plus the AI telephoto super anti-shake algorithm, a significant increase in the film rate, and in the night scene environment Hundreds of meters away from the banner small print and a few dozen meters away from the store posters, the future to see the store poster activities with the phone sweep the street on the line
It is worth noting that the 50x zoom used to photograph the moon has additional benefits. However, I received the prototype of these days, Shenzhen evening clouds are too thick, not beautiful, the effect is not ideal, the follow-up content is discussed separately. In terms of performance, Glorious 30 Pro is equipped with Kirin 990 flagship chip, which uses the industry’s top 7nm EUV lithography process to create an octa-core processor with a 36% smaller board area compared to other industry solutions, enabling the integration of 10.3 billion transistors. The Kirin 990 5G SoC has two super cores (Cortex-A76), two large cores (Cortex-A76), and four small cores (Cortex-A55) in a three-stage energy-efficient architecture with a maximum main frequency of 2.86GHz.
Kirin 990 5G SoC has a performance of more than 12,700; 3DMark benchmark is more than 6,000; AndroBench reads 1860MB/s and writes 1070MB/s. Kirin 990 5G SoC uses Huawei’s own Da Vinci architecture NPU, innovative design NPU dual large core NPU micro-core computing architecture, NPU large core to demonstrate excellent performance and energy efficiency, micro-core NPU to achieve ultra-low power consumption. In the actual game experience, Honor 30 Pro runs “King of Honor” in high quality, and basically maintains a full frame state, both in the pairing and group battle periods, and the actual test shows that the average frame rate is 59.6fps, and the frame rate jumps 0 times per minute for 10 minutes.
The Kirin 990 flagship chip can perform at the highest level thanks to the VC liquid cooling system and GPU Tubro. With top performance and heat dissipation, the Honor 30 Pro can play the market’s mainstream large games, even at the highest image quality. It’s also worth noting that the Kirin 990 5G SoC supports 5G NSA/SA dual-mode and the most comprehensive domestic 5G bands, i.e.
6-band 5G: NR: n41/n77/n78/n79/n1/n3, and the Honor 30 Pro’s 5G speed test has 10 times faster upstream and downstream speed than 4G. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and achieves a maximum null rate of 2.4Gbps to meet high-speed access in multiple scenarios.
Magic UI 3.1 provides users with more and richer scenario experiences, such as more possible smooth connection calls, more device collaboration, and so on. Magic UI 3.1 also introduces micro three-dimensional AOD by splitting numbers and pictures into layers, presenting a three-dimensional AOD display effect to users.
The transition between the APP opening animation and the background process switching animation is now smoother, and the APP opening speed has been increased. Other features include three-finger screenshot, negative screen, full-screen gesture navigation, eye protection mode, dark color mode, and health time, as well as Huawei Share4.0, Link Turbo, Smart Life APP, YOYO, AI translation, AI beautiful voice, and other features, while the split screen mode adds a card hovering method, which can be pulled out from both sides of the screen to select. The wired 40W super fast charger is outfitted with innovative charge pump technology, which ensures charging safety through 15 layers of voltage, current, and temperature protection, as well as 3 layers of identification that include the charger, data cable, and battery. Honor 30 Pro is fully charged at 100 percent while testing various items; brush today’s headlines, brush microblogging, brush shake video, listen to NetEase cloud music, play “glory of the king” for 30 minutes each;
The phone was connected to 5G data, wifi was turned off, Bluetooth was turned off, GPS was turned off, 50% volume and 50% screen brightness were set, only the test APP remained in the background, 90Hz screen refresh rate, standard mode, “Honor of Kings” was set to high quality and high frame rate; The Honor 30 Pro consumes 5% of today’s headlines, 5% of Weibo, 6% of Jitterbug, 5% of NetEase cloud music, and During 2.5 hours of testing, the Honor 30 Pro consumes 32% of its power, or approximately 1280mAh. Honor 30 Pro power consumption efficiency (=X mAh/30): After 2 and a half hours of testing, the average power consumption (=X mAh/150) is about 8.53 mAh/min. With the 90Hz refresh rate screen and 5G turned on, the phone consumes slightly more power, but thanks to the Kirin 990 chip’s AI scheduling, the power consumption is maximized.
In my own experience, office workers can charge for a day with about 40W super fast charging, we will honor 30 Pro discharge to shut down for real testing, to bright screen charging to 100 percent, during the bright screen every 5 minutes to record once. The test results show that the Honor 30 Pro charged to 65 percent in half an hour, slowed down after charging to 90 percent, and took a total of 59 minutes to fill to 100 percent.
To summarize, the Honor 30 Pro has the same initial intention and always prioritizes user experience. Such as stable telephoto, which transitioned from “can see” landing to “can shoot”; and large bottom IMX700, which tries to allow users to quickly film without rework; thin and light body feel, flagship performance experience is also so. In the end, the phone’s nature as a commodity is to serve the ultimate purpose of the user, and all technological innovation or function should serve that purpose.
For example, 50X ultra-stable telephoto, ISO 409600, and 120Hz high screen, billion pixels are in the pursuit of digital good looks, but the first two technological innovations can expand more scenes, while the latter two bring fresh and at the same time caused new problems. The starting point and direction are bound to differ, and this is the most significant difference between the Honor 30 Pro and other recent brand new machines.