Honor 50 initial review: Guess who’s back, back again

It has been a second since we have seen an Honor phone land within the UK with Google Providers sitting satisfaction of place. In any case, that’s by and huge what the Honor 50 addresses: a re-visitation of the worldwide construction after the group’s partition from Huawei, with full admittance to Google Play Retailer and all of your typical purposes. 

It is possibly considerably odd, then, at that time, that the Honor 50 appears a ton like Huawei’s P50, which was reported mid-2021. Probably we must always contemplate it a ‘cognizant uncoupling’ between the 2. After all, that’s the means by which separations will typically work: half goes a method, a big portion of the opposite, with out absolute demolishing of the previous. 

In any case, again to the real gadget. The Honor 50 homes a now-surprising cascade present, with bent edges to the 2 sides, alongside a double spherical, fashioned again digital camera plan. Are these the type of champion provisions people shall be looking for? Moreover, for positive, is the arrogance in Honor solidified sufficient for an endeavor to revive to bode properly?

Design & Show

There was a second in time the place bent edge exhibits had been extraordinarily in style. The extra bent the larger. That’s much less the case any longer: larger bends will typically imply extra inadvertent contacts, all of the extra habitually. Subsequently, a extra unpretentious bent edge to help with concealing bezel with out having over-the-top viable ramifications has been the perfect method. However Honor did not get that discover. 

We will see the attract from a visible perspective: the essential means the display screen of this phone slides away offers it differentiation; there’s the presence of the aspect bezel being undeniably in need of what you will see on sure smartphones. Be that as it might, it is merely one thing visible as we suspect, there shall be extra annoying unintended contacts, purposes being set off, and so forth. 

From an progressive stance, the Honor 50’s display screen has some wonderful element: it is the excessive objective and has a dynamic revive fee selection the place the board can invigorate as much as 120 occasions every second. Nonetheless, then once more we uncover the shading equilibrium to easily be considerably specific – peculiar, because it has the total DCI-P3 shading vary available – but there are quite a few methods of tweaking the equilibrium to your personal inclination, which has been our means of fixing the cooler default stability.

{Hardware} & Software program

We have not but made some lengthy recollections to mess with the Honor 50, but principally, we actually can – it’s going to introduce Google Providers and, alongside these traces, you may obtain purposes as regular from Google Play. All issues thought of, in precept: we thought that it’s troublesome to duplicate an outdated gadget over to this handset, nonetheless had the choice to provoke guide Play Retailer downloads after to get every of our high picks into place. 

The product is labored round Google’s Android 11, moreover right here it is Honor’s Magic UI 4.1. In previous variations of Honor’s product, this might convey further benefits, like App Twin, to make double types of sure purposes. In any case, that ingredient is as of no longer current. As such the UI feels to an awesome extent like Google’s personal default. There’s an utility cupboard. Swipe-down notices work equally as Google means (no left/proper cut up like with Xiaomi’s most up-to-date MIUI programming). It is pure. Additionally, nature is appropriate. 

Beneath the floor working all the pieces is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 stage, mixed in our survey gadget with 6GB RAM (8GB variations could be accessible in sure areas). It runs easy, it runs no points, nonetheless, the 778 is not the exceptionally top-level Snapdragon chipset. Factor is, Qualcomm’s tools has progressed so late that we do not really feel that is a matter: you may in any case fiddle with truthful stacking occasions and edge charges; the handset does not overheat or deplete battery as quick as a greater high quality association in any case could.


With the double plate digital camera association on the again showing to be so distinctive to what else we have seen accessible, we had been anticipating that it ought to be a champion association. Nonetheless, Honor has fallen into that snare of reasoning “extra is best” and has integrated a trivial 2-megapixel giant scale sensor and 2-megapixel profundity sensor – the 2 of which you may do away with and never discover. 

Fortunately the first digital camera, at 108-megapixels, locations considerably extra concept into its high quality. It makes use of a nine-in-one dealing with technique to convey 11.4-megapixel brings about (4:three viewpoint), which is an inexorably run-of-the-mill means for Smartphone cameras to work. It often pays off, as properly, with expanded element, shading, and dynamic attain. 

The wide-point digital camera, at 8-megapixels, is slightly low in objective, but we’re completely happy such a capturing selection is right here. We’d, however, have dumped the massive scale and profundity to allow this wide-point to be an extra developed contribution typically.

First Impressions

Take into consideration who’s again, again as soon as extra? Honor’s again, inform your companions. 

So is it a welcome return? Certainly, we’re actually happy that the phone has Google Providers prepared and, therefore, there’s admittance to all of your most beloved purposes via Google Play. The product, Magic UI 4.2, strikes alongside as anticipated and does not really feel excessively removed from default Android. That commonality is an honest starting stage. 

The commonality between the Honor 50 and Huawei P50, nonetheless, is clear. What’s extra, this type of commonality is not actually a legitimate assertion. Prior to now, we have adored Huawei telephones, just like the P30 Professional. But, with the development change in purchaser belief in that model, Honor truly showing to be so firmly joined could not convey the appropriate type of message. 

Then, at that time, there’s the Honor 50’s display screen. It is bent to the mark of overabundance, really, which is outwardly wonderful – but not significantly viable. The again cameras are moreover overbilled – adhere to the first one quite than contemplating it a real quad association. 

Usually, the Honor 50 has some alluring willpower centered wrapped right into a bundle that, if the price is appropriate, could maintain a declare. But, from now into the foreseeable future the model should slice its personal specific line to really revive purchaser declare. Hopefully.