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Huawei Honor Review

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Remember how some phones from the past, had a camera glitch, which caused a purplish blob to be present in the middle of your photos? Unfortunately, the 8-megapixel auto-focus camera on the Huawei Honor is plagued by the same flaw too, or at least on the unit that we have here. But even if we try to ignore that, the photos don't look particularly good. They are low on detail and there is plenty of digital noise when shooting under low-light conditions. The HDR setting makes the photos look only marginally better, and when you have the feature turned on, the time between individual shots is unacceptably long.

Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
HDR OFF - Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
HDR ON - Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
HDR OFF - Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review
HDR ON - Outdoor photos - Huawei Honor Review

HDR OFF

HDR ON

HDR OFF

HDR ON

Outdoor photos

Strong - Indoor samples - Huawei Honor Review
Medium - Indoor samples - Huawei Honor Review
Low light - Indoor samples - Huawei Honor Review
Darkness - Indoor samples - Huawei Honor Review

Strong

Medium

Low light

Darkness

Indoor samples



We are not happy with the camera interface either. The good thing about it is that it is rather simple, but features like face detection or panorama mode are missing, and the buttons are too small to operate comfortably. And in case you are wondering, the 720p video that the smartphone shoots has the same purple spot in the middle, lacks detail, looks far from fluid, and the audio that is captured by the microphone is barely distinguishable.

Camera interface - Huawei Honor Review
Camera interface - Huawei Honor Review
Camera interface - Huawei Honor Review
Camera interface - Huawei Honor Review

Camera interface






 

Multimedia:

Flicking though album art in landscape mode - Huawei Honor Review

Flicking though album art in landscape mode

The stock music player on the Huawei Honor is not bad at all, but could have been much better. What we like about it is that it has a nice audio visualization that pulsates to your tunes and that it comes with its own file browser, which comes in handy in case your audio files are not neatly organized. However, what is somewhat annoying is that flicking through album art on the “Now Playing” screen automatically changes the song instead of letting you browse for the one you are looking for first. Also, the player had troubles rewinding and fast-forwarding files, and support for lossless formats is missing.

Music player - Huawei Honor Review
Music player - Huawei Honor Review
Music player - Huawei Honor Review

Music player


The built-in video player is nothing special. It could playback some of our 720p MPEG4 sample files, but only the ones encoded with low bit rate. DivX file formats are not supported.

Video player - Huawei Honor Review
Video player - Huawei Honor Review

Video player




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posted on 26 Mar 2012, 06:22

1. zheking (Posts: 28; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


Who the he'll would buy this if the Sony Ericsson xperia arc s is almost the same price

posted on 04 Jun 2012, 08:34

3. Raymond_htc (Posts: 430; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


its better and faster than the Arc S. Don't follow branding, follow product.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 02:09

4. Bhavis (Posts: 3; Member since: 02 Jul 2013)


Hi, here is a good news. Now its the time for all the Honor Users to experience Emotion UI.

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Huawei Honor

Huawei Honor

OS: Android 4.0.3 2.3.6 2.3.5
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Display4.0 inches, 480 x 854 pixels (245 ppi) LCD
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255, Single core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion processor
512 MB RAM
Size4.80 x 2.42 x 0.43 inches
(122 x 61.5 x 10.9 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery1900 mAh, 6.66 hours talk time

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