We have a new phone in for testing and this is an important one for the company launching it. The phone is the Honor 50 5G and since Honor and Huawei are now no longer the same company this one comes with the thing that I found to be missing back when I reviewed the Huwaei Mate 40 Pro earlier this year. It comes with the Google mobile services suite meaning that out of the box you get full access to Google’s software and the Play Store. This is very important for me as a Google services user and will make a big difference to how useable the phone will be as a daily driver.
So without further ado let’s begin having a look at the phone. First things first the unboxing video.
I will be comparing this phone a lot to the OnePlus Nord 2 5G which I recently reviewed for the site as this is targeting a very similar market to that phone and I think it is a good matchup in terms of competition. They are priced very similarly with the OnePlus Nord 2 5g starting at £399 for the 128GB and 8GB RAM and £469 for the 256GB and 12GB RAM version at the time of writing this post and the Honor 50 5G being £449 for the 128GB + 6GB RAM model and £529 for the 256GB +8GB RAM version. While the Honor 50 5G is a bit more expensive it is taking a bit more in terms of specs. Speaking of specs here is the all-important spec sheet.
- 6.57in FHD+ 120Hz OLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G
- 6/8GB RAM
- 128/256GB storage
- Rear camera:
- 108Mp, f/1.9 main lens
- 8Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide lens
- 2Mp, f/2.4 macro lens
- 2Mp depth sensor
- 32Mp, f/2.2 selfie camera
- 4300mAh battery
- 66W fast charging
- 159.96mm × 73.76mm × 7.78mm
Normally I would do a tour around the device but as I have covered it extensively above I will leave that for the full review to follow soon. Instead here are a few close-ups of the exterior of the phone.
Now that I have got it all unboxed I am going to get my sim into it and start using it as my daily driver for the next few days to see how it gets on. However tonight is Bonfire night (well the day after but close enough), so it will be getting a good test tonight when I am out at the fireworks. I have high hope for the camera and its various different modes of capturing content including the multi-video function which will be cool to test out as well.