The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin
The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin

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Honor V30 Pro full review: no Google Maps is a problem, and a shame – mid-tier phone’s specs are close to pricier flagship Huawei Mate 30 Pro’s

  • This 5G-ready Honor handset is essentially the same as Huawei’s flagship phone bar its LCD display – which is accurate and vivid nonetheless – at half the price
  • Unfortunately, that means it is also subject to US sanctions, so it lacks Google apps. There’s no substitute for Google Maps, and the app store is a mess

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The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin
The Honor V30 Pro’s 6.57-inch LCD display offers vivid colours, its processor is the most powerful available for Android phones and its main camera identical to that of the pricier Huawei Mate 30 Pro. The lack of Google Maps and other apps because of US sanctions could be a deal-breaker for potential customers, though. Photo: Ben Sin
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