Yesterday, we compared the newly-announced Honor V30 Pro with two high-end phones at the center of the attention during the last period: Huawei Mate 30 and Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro. But they are not the only smartphones you can opt for if you want a device in the same price range of the Honor V30 Pro, which is a so-called affordable flagship. We think it is a fool not to compare the new handset from Huawei’s sub-brand to the latest flagship of another sub-brand which is making a huge success in the global market: the Realme X2 Pro. And we decided to include another important device in this comparison, which is one of the few affordable 5G handsets: Vivo iQOO Pro 5G.
|Oppo Realme X2 Pro||Vivo iQOO Pro 5G||Huawei Honor V30 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||161 x 75.7 x 8.7 mm, 199 g||158.8 x 75.7 x 9.3 mm, 217 grams||162.7 x 75.8 x 8.8 mm, 206 g|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.41 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.57 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, octa-core 2.96 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+, octa-core 2.96 GHz||Huawei Hisilicon Kirin 990, octa-core 2.86 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Color OS||Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS||Android 10, Magic UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA|| Quad 64 + 13 + 8 + 2 MP, f/1.8, f/2.5, f/2.2 and f/2.4
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 48 + 13 + 2 MP, f/1.8, f/2.2 and f/2.4
12 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 40 + 8 + 12 MP, f/1.6, f/2.4 and f/2.2
Dual 32 + 8 MP f/2.0 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4000 mAh, fast charging 50W with Super VOOC Flash Charge||4500 mAh, fast charging 44W||4100 mAh, fast charging 40W and fast wireless charging 27W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, reverse wireless charging, 5G|
Notch has never been the most wanted solution to get rid of display bezels, that is why smartphone manuf acturers always try to find new solutions to reduce the bezels without the need for a notch. One of these solutions is the punch-hole display and, in my opinion, that is what makes Honor V30 Pro more beautiful than Realme X2 Pro and Vivo iQOO Pro 5G, alongside its slightly different form factor. But you should also note that Vivo iQOO Neo Pro 5G has a very original look and it is a more compact device, keep that in mind if you do not like smartphones with big dimensions.
Realme X2 Pro’s display is simply astonishing. It is the best screen you can currently find on a smartphone sold for less than €400. It supports the HDR10+ technology, it provides a full DCI P3 coverage and it even has a 90 Hz refresh rate. Simply a perfect display for both gamers and multimedia lovers. It only lacks the Quad HD+ resolution or it would be at the same level as the most expensive flagships. But, you know, a Quad HD+ resolution on a smartphone does not make a lot of difference. If you want a great display, we do not recommend the Honor V30 Pro as it has an average IPS panel.
Vivo iQOO Pro and Realme X2 Pro provide superior performance to the Honor V30 Pro thanks to their Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Realme X2 Pro is definitely the best as it sports a UFS 3.0 internal storage and amazing software optimization. It even has a smoother display thanks to the 90 Hz refresh rate. But unfortunately, it lacks support for 5G connectivity. So if you want a 5G phone but you still need the best performance go for the iQOO Pro 5G, otherwise the Realme X2 Pro is the best choice. Even Honor V30 Pro supports 5G, but it is fueled by a Kirin 990 SoC and just 8 GB of RAM, while Realme X2 Pro and Vivo iQOO Pro 5G offer up to 12 GB of RAM. Android 10 is preinstalled only on the Honor V30 Pro, while its rivals run Android 9 Pie.
Realme X2 Pro and Vivo iQOO Pro 5G are all but real camera phones. The camera master here is the Honor V30 Pro thanks to its 40 MP triple camera including OIS and 3x optical zoom. It even provides a better front camera setup with a dual selfie camera including an ultrawide sensor. After the Honor V30 Pro, the best camera phone is Realme X2 Pro thanks to its 64 MP quad-camera.
The bigger 4500 mAh battery of the Vivo iQOO Pro 5G makes it last more on a single charge. And with its 44W, it charges very quickly. Right after we got the Honor V30 Pro with a 4100 mAh battery and a very efficient chipset.
Realme X2 Pro is sold for about €344/$379 in Asia, Honor V30 Pro starts from €500/$550, and Vivo iQOO Pro 5G from less than €500/$550. There is not a clear winner here. If you do not need 5G and you are a power user, Realme X2 Pro is a better device than Vivo iQOO Pro 5G, despite it has a smaller battery. But if you need very high performance, 5G and long battery life, go for the Vivo iQOO Pro 5G. If you want a real camera phone, then discard both and choose the Honor V30 Pro.
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Realme X2 Pro
- Faster charging
- Best display
- Very high performance
- Stereo speakers
- Smaller battery
Vivo iQOO Pro 5G
- Bigger battery
- Fast charging
- High performance
- Lower-end cameras
- Best cameras
- Wireless charging
- Reverse wireless charging
- IPS display