In recent times, there has been so much development in the smartphone industry. The charging capacity is one area that gets consistent updates yearly (sometimes multiple times a year). Huawei released the Honor 30 series on April 15, 2020. This series comes with a 40W super-fast charging capacity. However, according to recent measurements, both the Honor 30 Pro and Honor 30 Pro+ can support up to 66W fast charging.
The first measurement by @baldplas shows that when the Honor 30 Pro+ uses the latest 66W charger and 6A data cable, the charging speed is much improved. It may not be charging at 66W but certainly way faster than 40W on the phone label.
Furthermore, @ChanganDigitalKing did another test with the Honor 30 Pro. This time, he used the 65W charger for Huawei PC. The result shows that the charging speed is much faster than the official 40W fast charging. In addition, he also used the Honor V40 66W charger to charge the Honor 30 Pro+. His result shows that the charging speed is much higher but the battery didn’t last. This suggests that it is perhaps unstable.
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Nevertheless, it is interesting to know that the Honor 30 series can actually take more than the official 40W fast charging. The Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ comes with Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G chip. This chip supports full range 5G as well as a dual-mode six-band. In addition, Honor 30 Pro and Pro+ use VC liquid cooling technology, 4000 mAh battery, and 40W super fast charge. Honor30 Pro+ also supports 27W wireless super fast charge and reverse wireless charging. This series sells for between 2999 yuan ($463) to 5499 yuan ($848).
HONOR 30 Pro and HONOR 30 Pro+ specifications
- 6.57-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) FHD+ OLED waterfall display, 90Hz refresh rate for Pro+
- Kirin 990 5G (2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz) processor with ARM Mali-G76MP16 GPU, Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs(Neural-network Processing Unit)
- 8GB RAM with 128GB / 8GB RAM with 256GB storage / 8GB RAM with 256GB storage (Pro+ only), expandable memory up to 256GB with NM card
- Android 10 with MagicUI 3.1
- Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano / NM card)
- HONOR30 Pro – 40MP camera with Sony IMX600 sensor f/1.8 aperture, 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 8MP periscope telephoto camera with f/3.4 aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 10x Hybrid Zoom, 50x digital zoom
- HONOR30 Pro+ – 50MP camera with Sony IMX700 RYYB of 1.22μm sensor with f/1.9 aperture, 16MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, 2.5cm macro, 8MP periscope camera with f/3.4 aperture, OIS, 5x optical zoom, 10x Hybrid Zoom, 50x digital zoom, 4K 60fps, 1920fps super slow-motion 720p, 960fps 1080p slow-motion
- 32MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture
- In-display fingerprint sensor
- Water, dust resistant (IP54)
- Dimensions: 160.32 x 73.61×8.63 mm; Weight: 186g
- USB Type-C Audio
- 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.1 LE, GPS (L1 + L5 dual band), NavIC, NFC, USB 3.1 Type-C (GEN1)
- 4000mAh (typical) battery with 40W SuperCharge fast charging, 27W Wireless charging for Pro+