Category: Honor (Android)

Honor Black Friday Deals are on!

If you’re looking for smartphones or wearables or Christmas, this is the place to be. Maybe you want to grab a well-priced gift or perhaps even treat yourself? Well, just a few short months ago we thought we’d got a proper bargain on the Honor MagicWatch2, which was …

Official – Honor is sold

An official statement has now popped up on the Huawei website following the reported sale of their successful sub-brand Honor. It comes as Huawei is getting added to “security risk lists” across the globe, with their phones and network kit shunned by various countries. The biggest problem came …

Huawei ready to offload Honor to potentially dodge US restrictions.

With outgoing US President (and sore loser) Donald Trump causing Huawei and Honor big problems, there’s no guarantee that the new President will immediately overturn the blockers that have stopped handsets being sold with Google apps. Just to bring you up to speed, the crazy orange maniac added …

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

It’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old …

Honor 20e Review – This is a whole lot different

We’ve looked at a number of Honor devices lately. The Honor 9X and the Honor 9A– both very good phones considering how cheap they are. However, those phones lack the Google Services. So no Google Play. No Google Maps, YouTube, Gmail and so on. This is because the …

Honor Watch ES – Unboxing

Its time for another unboxing and this time around it is a Fitness Band/Smartwatch – the Honor Watch ES. The reason I say that this fits into both the camps of wearables is that I feel it’s a crossover device. At least, that is my first impressions of …

Honor drop some serious deals

Gears wrote a great review of the Honor 9X Pro and, at the time, it was £249.99. However, if you’re interested in one of these sans-Google phones, you can now head to the Honor website as there’s some time-limited Bank Holiday flash deals on the go. The phone …

Exclusive gaming gift packages for the Honor 9A owners

If you’re looking for a well-priced phone, the Honor 9A is probably on your list to look at. It’s priced at just £129.99 right now and that includes a 5000mAh battery, 6.3″ 1600×720 pixel screen, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and triple rear cameras. That’s already good value for …

Huawei adds warnings about the lack of Google Play

Thinking of getting yourself the brilliant Huawei P40 Pro, the Huawei P40, the Honor 9A or the Honor 9X Pro ? They’re all brilliant (have a nose at our Honor 9X Pro review here), but they all lack the Google Mobile Services. No YouTube app, no Google Maps …

Honor 9A now available, complete with freebies .. but no Google Play

This is the all-new Honor 9A. It’s an entry-level smartphone but comes with some very decent specs, including Android 10, a 6.3″ 1600x720p screen, 3GB RAM, a 5000 mAh battery, a triple megapixel rear camera arrangement and 64GB of on-board storage that can be boosted with microSD storage. …

Honor 9A – Up close and personal. Is the App Gallery good enough?

A microUSB port, single-band (2.4GHz only) WiFi and a price-tag of just £129.99. This is entry-level, but (as usual for Honor / Huawei), it’s a beautiful design and seems to tick along relatively well on the MediaTek Helio P22 octa-core 2GHz CPU. It’s 9mm thick and comes with …

In video. A phone without the Google Apps.

(Article updated with working YouTube videos) Just yesterday I tried to get a Honor 9X Pro to be a bit more “Googley”. I had a small element of success but things do tend to get worse, as I’ll explain here. Sadly, due to a ban on Huawei (and …

Some gadget Father’s Day fun from Honor

No matter if you’re in the USA or the UK, Father’s Day is June 21st, so there’s only one weekend to go. You may remember how the boys at Honor loaned us the Honor MagicWatch 2 and the Magic Earbuds recently. Both are brilliant and come highly recommended. …

New website, new products. Honor pushes on.

With their smartphone business currently impacted by the Trump Trade Termination, Honor are slightly changing direction. Everything we’ve looked at recently has been highly rated. The Honor MagicWatch 2 was top class (and I wanted to keep it), and the Magic EarBuds are shockingly good. Today, more devices …

Honor deals for the upcoming Bank Holiday

Apparently there’s another Bank Holiday coming up. In all honesty, I’m having enough problems keeping track of the days on lockdown, so chucking a Bank Holiday into the mix really isn’t going to make much of a difference. Anyhoo, Honor are offering up some deals on their smartphones, …

Magic UI 3.0 arriving on Honor 20 Series and View 20

Check for updates if you’ve got one of these phones, because new enhancements are arriving right now. Honor tell us that there’s going to be a better UX design, a “Dark Mode”, enhanced visual elements and more Honor say that it’s part of their mission to create a …

HONOR View 30 Pro – Launch details

Let’s jump right in with this one – it’s got a massive 6.57″ 1080×2400 pixel 20:9 ratio screen (~400 ppi density) and there’s a rapid HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G processor. This is octa-core and runs up to 2.86GHz. So, very bloody quick. It measures 162.7 x 75.8 x …

HONOR 9X Pro announced

Announced in China last year, the 9X Global edition was launched in Barcelona last night. It’s the first Honor smartphone which is pre-installed with the Huawei AppGallery we discussed last month. It is, according to Honor “the start of an intelligent, mobile and interconnected ecosystem” away from Google …

Huawei in the spotlight again, for all the wrong reasons.

The US imposed a trade block on Huawei and stopped US companies doing anything with the company. This prevented Google from delivering Gmail, YouTube and Google Play plus many other apps to about-to-appear Huawei and Honor Android handsets. In short, all the Honor and Huawei handsets on sale …

Honor phones drop in price during January

If you’re after a cheap phone, Honor have reduced the price of many handsets in their range this January. Their Honor 8A smartphone (which has an octa-core 2.3GHz CPU, minimalistic dewdrop display and great power-saving) is now down to just £119.99 from Argos, but you’ve got to be …

More selfies than ever!

The nice people at Honor have gone and commissioned a London-based street photographer to capture images on their new Honor 9X. Shane Vincent has grabbed snaps on the phone as research reveals that 85% of Brits admit they’re posting more selfies than ever before – and men are …

Honor 9X now available in the UK

This phone is another one from the Huawei stable that has been announced already in China. Like the Huawei Nova 5T that we covered last week, this nips under the radar – just before the outright ban that Donald Tump imposed on Huawei and it’s subsidiaries. This ban …

Honor 20 Pro – Review

So you’ve decided that you want to get a top-end smartphone, but you don’t have a spare £800 down the back of the sofa. Well, the good news is that you do have a lot of options these days. You have the likes of OnePlus and Xioami, alongside …

Honor 20 Pro – First Impressions

Now, normally this is where I would be talking about the unboxing of a new phone and would introduce you to video where I do just that. However, in the case of this phone, I’ll be doing something more. The reason is quite simple. It has been done …

Will Huawei’s woes alter our buying habits?

Chinese tech giant Huawei has struggled of late thanks to bans from the USA government that have prevented them from working with US companies. Thes bans have had far-reaching consequences and directly impacted the most anticipated Matebook laptop sale this year. Huawei pulled their recent laptop release due …

Honor juggle their marketing messages

There has always been a perceived notion amongst the older generation that young people use their phones too much. On the flip-side, the younger generation seem to think that the older generation don’t use them enough due to lack of understanding. This, as with most perceived notions, is …

Honor 20 Pro to launch here in the UK on Thursday

We were there back in May when it was announced and we’ve shown you all around the phone. It’s got a 48 megapixel AI-powered quad camera, the powerful Kirin 980 processor and a 6.26″ “All View Display” with a stunning 91.6% screen-to-body ratio. The four lenses include a …

How popular is repairing your own phone?

Let me tell you a story. Right now I have a poorly Honor View20. It’s a fantastic phone and I wanted to enjoy the rather cool rear panel. It reflects and bends the light as it hits, displaying a “V-shaped” shimmer which looks incredibly cool. To enjoy this …

Honor 20 – Review

I find myself asking the question sometimes. Why do I spend so much money on expensive flagships? Maybe something a bit cheaper would suffice? When I try to answer this question there is one company that always springs forward as the optimum candidate. That company, if you haven’t …

Now Honor seek to reassure customers

Let’s be honest, Honor and Huawei haven’t had the best time of late. The Trump Trade Termination, as we’re calling it, has caused the likes of Google, ARM and other suppliers to stop dealing with the firms. Honor, for the unaware, are a Huawei brand, and have been …

Honor 20 – Unboxing and mini-review

About a month ago, on a day as similarly hot as it is today, I was down in London attending the launch and announcement of the Honor 20 series. Whilst I was there I was mostly focused on the biggest brother in the lineup – the Honor 20 …

Honor 8S launched, plus new price drops on other Honor phones!

The Honor 8S us now official. It’s only £99.99 and is available from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse and Very. It weighs 146 grams and runs Android 9 (Pie). There’s a microUSB charging port, 3020mAh battery and 4G, WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. Around back a 13 megapixel shooter and, up …

Honor 20 Incoming. Great specs, great price.

A 6.26″ all-view screen with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution at 412PPI. A 48 megapixel rear camera and a 16 megapixel wide-angle shooter. A 2 megapixel depth-assist camera, a 2 megaxpixel macro camera and a 32 megapixel selfie shooter. AI camera capabilities, Virtual 9.1 Surround Sound, NFC, …

Huawei woes. Now Panasonic leave Huawei high and dry

The American businessman, Donald Trump, has single-handedly delivered a hammer-blow to the Huawei and Honor operation. We’ve already covered the recent problems, which include EE not ranging Huawei 5G phones and ARM stopping HiSilicon using their chip technology, but now things – if it were possible – have …

Honor 20 Pro – Hands on

So, the launch has happened and it’s now time to get up close and personal with the Honor 20 Pro. Now, before we get into this fully, I would like to thank Ricky West from TechTalk. He has provided us with the close-up shots of the device. I …