Without a doubt, in-call quality is one of the Huawei Honor's advantages. The earpiece reproduces clear and natural voices that are sufficiently loud and free of distortion at the same time. The microphone, although adding a faint crackle to the sound every once in a while, does a pretty good job as well with the help of that secondary microphone for noise reduction. As far as the loudspeaker's performance goes, it is sufficiently loud for a pleasant hands-free conversation.
The smartphone comes with a 1,900mAh battery, which might seem like much, but delivers the rather average six and a half hours of talk time. Stand-by time is a little less than 16 days, which is not a bad figure.
Probably the biggest advantage of the Huawei Honor is its great value-for-money ratio. It can be bought for about $370 off contract, and at that price point, no other brand name company would be able to match its specs. However, you get what you pay for, so you will have to get used to its not-so-sensitive display and hope that your camera is free of glitches, not to mention that the device feels cheap and plasticky.
If you insist on having a relatively big display, you can also check out the LG Optimus Black and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, and if 3.7-inches of display real estate would be sufficient, we can also recommend the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, or Xperia pro.