Huawei Honor Review


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.

Software version of the reviewed unit:

Model number: U8860
Android version: 2.3.6
Baseband version: 404020
Kernel version:
Build number: U8860V100R001C00B859

Huawei Honor Video Review:


  • Good interface
  • Built-in cloud and back-up features
  • High-resolution display
  • Good value-for-money ratio


  • Plasticky feel
  • Flawed camera
  • Display is not sensitive enough

PhoneArena Rating:




1. zheking

Posts: 28; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

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

3. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

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

4. Bhavis

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 02, 2013

Hi, here is a good news. Now its the time for all the Honor Users to experience Emotion UI. For More updates on Huawei Smartphone Updates follow Huaweiemui Facebook page.

5. mirexcool

Posts: 65; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Bought at Aleixspress. Satisfied!
  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(6.66h talk time)

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