Huawei Honor Review

Introduction and Design

The Huawei Honor is a mid-range Android smartphone that retails for about $370 off contract and has relatively a lot to offer in exchange, namely a 4-inch high-resolution display, a 1.4GHz single-core processor, and an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera. But those are all specs on paper. What we are more interested, as usual, is the way the smartphone performs in real life. That is why we put the Huawei Honor to the test and we are ready to share with you how it fares.

In the box:
  • Wall charger
  • micro USB cable
  • Wired stereo headset
  • Quick start guide


The Huawei Honor feels cheap and plasticky, but its white, glittery back cover looks quite catchy. (Plenty of other colors are available too.) It is 11 millimeters thick, which is okay for a contemporary mid-range device. However, with a weight of 135 grams, you will surely feel the handset resting in your pocket. It fits nice and solid in the hand, although we had some difficulties reaching the far corners of its screen with a single thumb.

We are quite happy with the four capacitive buttons underneath the display, they are sufficiently responsive and we did not experience any accidental presses. The 2-button volume rocker and the lock key, located on the device's left and top sides respectively, are also well made – well exposed and providing plenty of tactile feedback.

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The 4-inch display on the Huawei Honor left us with mixed feelings. Something that we particularly liked about it is that it is pretty high-res for its size – 480 by 854 pixels (254ppi), which is why graphics on it look very detailed and tiny text is easy to read. The color reproduction is pretty accurate as well. Unfortunately, the screen's biggest flaw is that it is not as sensitive as one would like it to be, and before we got used to pushing our thumb more firmly against it, about one out of ten touches would not register. Another thing that we are not happy about is that its surface is prone to collecting too much finger smudge. Other than that, its viewing angles are okay, and if you put some effort into it, you can read it under broad daylight.

Huawei Honor 360-degrees view:

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