Honor announces a refresh to its popular Play line with the new Play 30 Plus.

The new Honor Play 30 Plus is a cheaper option than the Honor X30, a midrange phone that it came out with. This one swaps the Snapdragon 695 chip with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 processor. The display is smaller and slower too at 6.7-inches with a 90Hz refresh rate.


Other than that, it looks like the Play 30 Plus is a decent budget device. It has a standard 5,000mAh battery with 22.5W charging. Plus, a modern Honor design with two circular glass on the back for the cameras.

However, the camera sensors themselves do prove that it’s indeed a budget device. It only has a 13-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 5-megapixel shooter for selfies.


That said, the Honor Play 30 Plus starts at only CNY1,099 (around Php8,600), while the X30 begins at CNY1,499 (around Php11,800). That’s for the 4GB/128GB model, while the top-of-the-line 8GB/128GB variant is at CNY1,499. Sales will begin in China this December 31.

Honor Play 30 Plus Specs

  • Android 11, Magic UI 5.0
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.74-inch HD+ IPS display, 1600 x 720 pixel resolution, 260ppi
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor
  • 4GB/6GB/8GB RAM
  • Mali-G56 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF) + 2-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Single loudspeaker, Headphone jack
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 167.6 x 77.2 x 8.6mm
  • Weight: 198g
  • Colors: Gold, Silver, Blue, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 22.5W fast charging

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