Today, Chinese phone maker Honor released the new V30 series, which includes two new models – the Honor V30 and V30 Pro – with a starting at 3299 yuan ($470).
How Fast is 5G? Honor V30 PRO vs iPhone 11 Speed Test (Video)
As we learned in the coverage piece, the two smartphones feature different SoCs. In the basic V30 we do indeed find a Kirin 990 SoC accompanied by an external Balong 5000 dual-mode modem with support for the NSA and SA networks. Meanwhile the Pro variant sports a more advanced Kirin 990 5G chipset made with a 7nm process and integrated 5G modem. This means both phones support all six frequency bands of the three major operators in China: China Mobile, China Unicom and Telecom. So, Chinese citizens could travel around the country with full network support. Either way, they’re also backward compatible with 4G.
Now, while it is “cool” to bring the latest features, such as 5G support, how does it actually behave in real life? Well, as you may suspect, Chinese media has already tested the phone and the results are what you’d expect – 5G is faster.
In the video available at this link we can see how the Honor V30 Pro is able to download a videogame with a size of 1.61GB in the incredible time of just 28 seconds. Yes, over 1GB and half in less than half minute! Of course these numbers aren’t as good as previously claimed by 5G supporters who advertised theoretical download speeds of 10Gbit/s, but it’s still quite exciting to see. Even more so if we compare it to the numbers achieved by the iPhone 11.
Apple’s latest iPhone did indeed take over 2 minutes to download just around 1/4 of the game. An order of magnitude slower compared to the Honor V30 Pro.
What do you guys think about the test? Are 5G phones quickly becoming the norm? Let us know in the comments down below!