Honor 50 review: triumphant return with Google

It is precisely with the Honor 50 that the brand is trying to win back the Android smartphone market. But is it a successful bet? Doesn’t the smartphone also deserve attention?

Well thought out design

Aesthetically, the Honor 50 has a sleek and modern look. It measures 159.96 mm in length 73.76 cm in width. With a thickness of 7.78 millimeters and a weight of 175 grams, it is thin and does not weigh much. The mid-range model is certainly large, but it is relatively thin. Its ergonomics are correct thanks to the curvatures on the sides. In addition to the dark black and emerald green colors, the device is also available in flashy white (Honor Code) and turquoise (frost chrystal) with a shimmering effect. When the HONOR 50 is exposed to light from different angles, the device glows and it enhances the letters “HONOR” on the back. Unfortunately, there is no IP rating and is therefore not dust and waterproof.

Bright and fluid display

The HONOR 50 features a 6.57-inch curved OLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 that spans almost the entire front of the device. A small punch-hole notch housing the 32-megapixel front camera, with a 90-degree viewing angle sits at the top of the screen. It offers a resolution of 2,340 by 1,080 pixels resulting in a decent pixel density of 391 ppi and a nice maximum brightness value of 730 nits, which results in excellent image quality. A positive point of the screen is its support for a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which guarantees smooth scrolling and a good video viewing experience, even for the most demanding ones. An invisible optical fingerprint sensor is integrated under the screen.

A quad camera system

On the back of the Honor 50 is a quad camera module with a dual-ring design. The upper circle houses the main 108-megapixel ISOCELL HM2 sensor with an f/1.9 aperture. On the other hand, the lower circle houses the three additional cameras including an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, a 2-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel bokeh effect depth camera that allow you to take clear photos and videos. and detailed even at night. With the front and rear cameras, it is possible to film content from different angles and perspectives, including using them simultaneously to enjoy an emotionally rich vlogging experience.

Satisfactory performance

The HONOR 50 is equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778 G chipset which supports 5G connectivity and Wi-Fi 6. This processor is enough to play games with high details and smooth display. You have 2 choices when buying an Honor 50: take the cheaper model which has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal memory or choose the higher version which uses 8 GB of RAM with a generous ROM of 256 GB. In other words, the Honor 50 is far from being a gaming smartphone. However, its performance is satisfactory for everyday use. Expansion with a micro SD card is also not provided in the device, however there is a slot for a second SIM card. The operating system is Android 11 and it supports Magic UI 6.0 user interface. Unlike Huawei smartphones, Honor 50 gives access to all Google services including the Playstore.

Battery with good autonomy

The Honor 50 houses a battery with an average capacity of 4300 mAh. Compared to current standards among mid-range smartphones, which is 5000 mAh, this is rather low. Nevertheless, the battery manages to hold nearly 10 hours of continuous use. On the other hand, Honor 50 surprises with the fast charging offered by the power adapter included in the delivery. The device regains all its energy in just one hour. Note that it does not support wireless charging.

If you’re looking for a mid-range smarpthone that impresses with its classy and elegant looks as well as its excellent screen and powerful main sensor, the honor 50 5g is a good choice. For the price, remember to place 449.99 € for the 256 GB version and 8 GB of RAM. For the 128 GB of memory and 6 GB of RAM model, its price is €399.99.

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