Everyone knows the expression: “The audience is not stupid, you cannot fool it.” They also say that 'the market will put everything in its place' and 'the buyer votes with the ruble'. Probably, the meaning of all such expressions is that the type of buyers is very smart, they cannot be fooled by advertising and marketing. And if, apart from beautiful packaging, the soul of the company has nothing, then it will go to the bottom. And the question is: is it really so?
Next, there will be a few of my thoughts on the smartphone Hisense H30, which can be called a pretty good, but slightly overvalued device (for 15,990 rubles it would look much more interesting). I would venture to suggest that few of the Mobile-Review readers will go and buy a smartphone Hisense. And the reason is quite simple: this is a Chinese company unknown in Russia, which only recently entered the domestic market, and even dared to put on its smartphones a price tag with a percentage of the brand component.
I also suggest conducting a thought experiment. For example, there are two identical smartphones, but one is no-name, and the other is branded, for example, Samsung, or Huawei, or Xiaomi. You can see from the characteristics that their filling is comparable, both devices belong to the Android One series. But the price for them will be different. Branded, of course, is more expensive. Question. Which smartphone will you choose? How much more expensive can a branded smartphone cost in your opinion?
- Processor: MediaTek Helio P70 (12nm), Octa-core (4 × 2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4 × 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53), Mali-G72 MP3 graphics
- Operating system: Android 9.0
- Memory: LPDDR4X RAM 4GB / 128GB, microSD card up to 256GB
- Screen: 6.53 inches, LCD IPS LTPS, 2340 x 1080 pixels, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, 394 ppi pixel density, 400 nits brightness, 76% NTSC coverage
- Battery: Li-Pol, 4530 mAh
- Main camera: 16 MP + 2 MP, CMOS, f / 2.2, P DAF, video recording Full HD
- Front camera: 20 MP, f / 2.0, video recording Full HD
- Sim card: 2 Nano-SIM
- Network and data transmission: GSM 900/1800/1900, 3G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n, 2.4 GHz + 5.0 GHz, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, BeiDou, GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, USB Type-C with OTG function
- Sensors: G-sensor (accelerometer), light sensor, proximity sensor, fingerprint scanner (front panel), digital compass, face recognition
- Other: there is a 3.5 mm jack, there is a basic moisture protection, there is an FM radio, there is no NFC
- Materials: glass and aluminum frame
- Dimensions: 164.37 x 77.1 x 8.75 mm, weight 183 g.
At a price of 19,990 rubles, the positioning of the smartphone Hisense H30 is quite simple. This is a device for those who need a quality device with a good design and a large battery.
The company itself Hisense singles out the following sides in the device, which should attract the client's attention:
- Trendy waterdrop design with iridescent back cover
- Large amount of memory, both operational and permanent 4 GB / 128 GB
- Large battery 4 500 mAh
- Clean version Android 9 Pie
- Fingerprint scanner and face unlock
- USB Type-C wire
Top end: microphone
Bottom: 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C, speaker
Right side: power button, volume buttons
Left side: SIM card slot and smart button
Rear panel: fingerprint scanner, 16 + 2 MP lenses
Bezel: 20 MP selfie camera, 6.53-inch screen, LCD IPS LTPS
The smartphone has a typical design for modern devices made of iridescent glass: a combination of blue and purple. The colors are deep and rich. The design can be called calm and even austere.
The device fits well in the hand. Despite the fact that it is made of glass, it cannot be called slippery. The fingerprint reader is well positioned. There are no complaints about the assembly either.
In appearance Hisense, the H30 most resembles smartphones Honor. At the time of testing, I had Honor 10i on my hands, so when the devices were lying with their backs up, I regularly confused them.
The smartphone LCD IPS LTPS has a 6.53-inch screen. The screen resolution is 2340 by 1080 pixels, the pixel density is 394 ppi. There are no complaints about the screen as a whole. Rich colors, good color rendering, wide viewing angles. You can only find fault with brightness. It is 400 nits. Such a brightness allows you to work with a smartphone in daylight, but in the sun you may feel that you want more brightness. It would be ideal if the smartphone could deliver 500 nits.
For some, it may be a downside not being able to hide the cutout.
Helio P70, the company's new 12nm chipset MediaTek, is responsible for the performance in the smartphone. The Helio P70 made a very good impression.
It is quite powerful, but at the same time it practically does not heat up, which gives remarkable results. The memory in the smartphone is also very fast.
The battery life is also good. The smartphone can be safely used for a couple of days, having received 7-9 hours of screen operation in normal use.
I enjoyed using the Hisense H30. Firstly, I really liked the MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. Due to the fact that chipsets MediaTek were often bought by unknown Chinese and installed in poorly optimized smartphones, the company has formed a rather negative image. And learning that the smartphone is on MediaTek, I involuntarily wanted to chuckle dismissively. The new Helio P70 and Helio P60, created using the 12 nm process technology, leave a very pleasant impression of their speed and economy.
Secondly, during the three weeks of the test, despite the fact that, while exploring the capabilities of the Helio P70, I installed everything on my smartphone, the smartphone never let me down. There were no lags or friezes.
Thirdly, a large battery helped me out a couple of times when I distributed the Internet to other devices on trips.
The smartphone also has a zest in the form of a 'smart' button, for the use of which scenarios are provided in various applications. Check out the screenshots below. I can say that the idea is very good. You quickly get used to using the smart button. And other manufacturers should take the idea into service.
On the one hand, the Hisense H30 is an interesting smartphone. It has a good screen, an excellent performance chipset, and the smartphone itself is well-designed so that it is not subject to throttling. The device even has its own 'chips' such as a multifunctional 'smart' button, a large battery, clean Android 9 and good design. And for sales, this would probably have been enough 1-2 years ago, but this year the segment of smartphones under 20 thousand rubles made another qualitative breakthrough. And today, even in the lower price segments, the user wants more. Samsung's new A-series offers more to the consumer. And the design is more relevant with more interesting overflows, and AMOLED the screen is better, and Samsung Pay with NFC is available, and the battery life is better. If you haven't read it yet, check out our Samsung Galaxy A50 review.
Devices from Honor – Honor 10 Lite and Honor 10i – this is the performance and much more interesting capabilities of the camera (especially if we talk about the night mode), as well as NFC and Huawei Pay. But the battery life is inferior to both Samsung and Hisense. This issue Huawei needs some work. In the case of Honor 10 Lite, the price is also more tempting – 15,990 rubles, and not 19,990, as in Hisense H30.
The third competitor may surprise you, but the new brand realme, like Hisense, can be recorded in the cohort of powerful, but not the most famous Chinese. The recently presented realme 3 pro also does not have NFC, but it has more powerful and modern hardware, and costs 2 thousand less in a combination of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.
Please tell us in the comments what motivates you to buy a smartphone Hisense H30. Write the price, terms of sale, any additional functions. In short, everything that you consider important.