Did Huawei introduce Honor V30 and V30 Pro with waterproof rating?

Did Huawei introduce Honor V30 and V30 Pro with waterproof rating?

The waterproof technology is a must-have feature in any modern smartphone. Since it gives an extra layer of security and some new features to mobile, many smartphone manufacturers are now shipping their devices with official waterproof ratings. For any smartphone to be waterproof, it must possess a special IP waterproof rating. An IP rating is an international standard that is used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of modern smartphones. These IP ratings are presented in the form of IP followed by two numbers. The IP68 rating is the best that a smartphone can hold. However, it is important to note that this IP testing is done against freshwater. So you might end with slightly different results against saltwater or other liquids such as soft drinks.

Because of the premium price tag of Huawei Honor V30 and V30 Pro, there are huge chances that these devices are actually waterproof. After checking with the Offical website spec list of both the devices, no official IP68 waterproof ratings are there. So it’s safe to assume that both of these devices are not actually waterproof devices. Well, we will explore that with our Huawei Honor V30 and V30 Pro waterproof test.

Huawei Honor V30 Pro Specifications

It has a 6.57-inches IPS LCD Full-HD+ 1080×2400 pixels resolution display. The device is powered by octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 990 SoC (7nm+), paired with Mali-G76 MP16 GPU. Huawei Honor V30 Pro has 8GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage which is a great configuration. It has a huge full-day battery of 4100 mAh capacity and supports 40W fast charging. In terms of the connectivity options, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C port, USB OTG, and more.

It sports a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 40MP wide (f/1.6) sensor + an 8MP telephoto (f/2.4) sensor + a 12MP ultrawide (f/2.2) sensor. The rear cameras offer PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 3x optical zoom, an LED flash, HDR, Panorama, and more. While the front packs a dual selfie shooter that includes a 32MP wide (f/2.0) and an 8MP ultrawide (f/2.2) sensor along with HDR mode.

Huawei Honor V30 Pro waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. Since the device is not officially waterproof, there are less chances that it will survive this test. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof or not.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test
Camera  fail camera camera works
Screen flickers/ white screen issue screen works
Speaker muffle up sound no problem

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Huawei Honor V30 Pro smartphone, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. However Huawei V30 Pro is splashproof to some extent.

Huawei Honor V30 Specifications

It has a 6.57-inches IPS LCD Full-HD+ 1080×2400 pixels resolution display. The device is powered by Octa-core (2×2.86 GHz Cortex-A76 + 2×2.09 GHz Cortex-A76 + 4×1.86 GHz Cortex-A55), paired with Mali-G76 MP16 GPU. Huawei Honor V30 has 6GB of RAM with 128 GB of storage which is a great configuration. It has a huge full-day battery of 4200 mAh capacity and supports 40W fast charging. In terms of the connectivity options, it has Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, dual-band A-GPS, NFC, USB Type-C port, USB OTG, and more.

It sports a triple rear camera setup that consists of a 40 MP (wide) + 8 MP (telephoto) 3x optical zoom + 8 MP (ultrawide) lenses. For selfie lovers, it has dual camera setup consisting 32 MP (wide) + 8 MP (ultrawide) sensors along with face beauty and HDR mode.

Huawei Honor V30 waterproof test

In our waterproof test, we will test the device for waterproofing measures. Since the device is not officially waterproof, there are less chances that it will survive this test. After the test, we can confirm whether the device is fully waterproof or not.

Device part Waterproof Test Splashproof Test
Camera works camera works
Screen liquid screen damage screen works
Speaker muffle up sound no, issues

After conducting the waterproof and splashproof test on the latest Huawei Honor V30, we come to the conclusion that this device is not waterproof. It got instant display damage which is not a sign of a waterproof smartphone. However Huawei V30 Pro is splashproof to some extent.

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