Honor 50 review – GSMArena.com tests

Introduction

That is Honor’s first smartphone in Europe since its separation from Huawei, however it feels oddly acquainted. That is as a result of the Honor 50 is an virtually equivalent twin of the not too long ago reviewed Huawei nova 9 however with two key variations. The primary digital camera is upgraded to 108MP, and it comes with Google’s Cellular Companies. And since these two had been the principle complaints within the nova 9 overview, we will undoubtedly see the potential within the Honor 50.

Nonetheless, you could possibly take Honor out of Huawei, however it’s seemingly tougher to take Huawei out of Honor. These two telephones share not solely the {hardware}, however the software program look alike as nicely. There are some small deviations from the unique EMUI method, although.

Additionally, since Honor has entry to all of Qualcomm’s {hardware}, the handset helps 5G connectivity – an vital characteristic for these searching for future-proofing. Maybe the 30 premium Honor is asking over the nova 9 is reasonably cheap.

Honor 50 specs at a look:

  • Physique: 160.0×73.8×7.8mm, 175g; Glass back and front, plastic body.
  • Show: 6.57″ OLED, 1B colours, 120Hz, 1080x2340px decision, 19.5:9 facet ratio, 392ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670); Adreno 642L.
  • Reminiscence: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM.
  • OS/Software program: Android 11, Magic UI 4.2, Google Play Companies (market/area dependent).
  • Rear digital camera: Huge (most important): 108 MP, f/1.9, 1/1.52″, 0.7m, PDAF; Huge (most important): 8 MP, f/2.2, 120, 17mm; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
  • Entrance digital camera: 32 MP, f/2.2, 22mm (large), 1/3.14″.
  • Video seize: Rear digital camera: [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS; Entrance digital camera: [email protected]
  • Battery: 4300mAh; Quick charging 66W, 70% in 20 min, 100% in 45 min (marketed).
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (underneath show, optical); NFC.

Nonetheless, the query of whether or not Honor’s new re-entry within the European market goes to achieve success nonetheless stays. The Honor 50 exudes that typical Huawei notion, and maybe that is not a foul factor. Now, Huawei and Honor followers can have the very best of each worlds – a well-recognized expertise with GMS on high.

The reasonably proficient {hardware} of the Honor 50, such because the 6.57-inch 10-bit OLED, the 108MP most important digital camera, the speedy 66W charging and the light-weight design, make us suppose this might be a simple suggestion. We might chorus from giving our verdict earlier than going via the same old exams and seeing what the competitors has to supply. So be a part of us within the subsequent pages to seek out out.

Unboxing the Honor 50

The handset is available in a normal retail package deal carrying the suitable 66W wall charger and a USB-C to USB-A cable for charging and information switch.

Honor 50 review

Honor threw in a clear silicone case in addition to wired earphones with USB-C because the handset does not have a 3.5mm audio jack.

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