Huawei Honor

80
Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Huawei Honor review

Summary

Huawei has successfully put together a solid mid-range phone that offers great performance for its price.

Pros
  • Incredible battery lifeGreat performance for a midrange deviceAbove-average displayHDR camera captures a large amount of light
Cons
  • Video capture could be betterNot compatible with all major UMTS / HSPA networks
Huawei Honor review

Phone makers love to take pride in the extravagant names they give their products, but it's likely that the Huawei Honor is more to its creator than just a decently-specced handset. After all, the introduction of the Honor -- followed by last week's announcement of the super-slim Ascend P1 S -- appears to represent a shift in the OEM's overall product placement strategy. Huawei has done a great job finding customers in emerging and prepaid markets, but now it has its sights set on cranking out noteworthy phones that will gain the attention of anyone looking for a high-end device.

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Based on its laundry list of specs, the Honor isn't a high-end handset compared to some of its LTE and dual-core competitors. And yet, it's still the best device Huawei's offered to date, and it's clear the company's upcoming phones are only going to get better. So we're really eyeing the Honor as a step closer to the OEM finally realizing its ultimate goal. Does it live up to its name? Can the Honor play with the big boys, or is it nothing more than just an outward indication of the company's future? Read on to find out.

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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.5
Display
7.3
Battery life
7.4
Camera
6.8
Ease of use
8.0
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Specs

Honor

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
2 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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Specs

Honor

Type
Smartphone (Android)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
2 GB
Screen size
4 inches
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