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Honor 50

Specifications

Honor 50
Honor 50 (50 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.57 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 392 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G GSM (900/1800 MHz), 3G UMTS WCDMA (900/2100 MHz), 4G LTE (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28/B34/B38/B40), 5G (n1/n3/n7/n8/n28/n38/n40/n41/n77/n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.78 x 159.96 x 73.76 ( = 0.31 x 6.3 x 2.9 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 8MP (ultra-wide, f/2.2, 120˚, 17mm) + 2MP (Bokeh, f/2.4) + 2MP (Macro, f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/2.2, 1/3.14"
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, usb-c cable, sim-needle, silicon case, Magic UI 4.2, 24 Months Warranty, SAR-Value (head): 0,8 W/kg, SAR-Value (body): 1,1 W/kg, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 135 g ( = 4.76 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
600 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.96% - good
Average of 47 scores (from 71 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 80%, features: 77%, display: 87% mobility: 84%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Honor 50

85.2% Honor 50 smartphone in review: Goes with Google without Huawei | Notebookcheck
Huawei's subsidiary Honor was also affected by the restrictions against the company. Now that it operates independently on the market, the Honor 50 can be shipped with Google services and 5G. Our review shows what the Android smartphone has to offer beyond that.
75% Honor 50 Review: The beginning of a new future
Source: Phandroid English
The Honor 50 isn’t going to steal any headlines away from the “big dogs”. Honor is back, and that’s what counts more than anything, as it can now sell phones using Google’s services while being out from under the trials and tribulations of Huawei. Honor did a solid job with its first foray back into the market, but it does feel like the company played things a bit conservative here. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but we’re hoping to see Honor push the boundaries a bit more in the near future. If you’re in the market for a new mid-range phone or just want to get a feel for what Honor is doing, you really won’t be disappointed. There are less-expensive options available that provide the same (if not better) experience, but we’re still excited to see Honor’s return to the market.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 75%
70% Honor 50 review
Source: Techradar English
The Honor 50 is a well-rounded phone: its screen, front-facing camera and battery life all impress, and we didn’t find any major issues while using the device. However, the mid-range phone market is competitive, and we struggled to find a particular area where the device excelled.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Honor 50 Review: A Huawei-esque phone without the caveats
Source: Htxt Africa English
At R13 999 (RRP), the Honor 50 could very easily be lumped into the category of premium mid-range phones flooding the market at the moment, but the device’s jack of all trades performance and support for 5G means it is a phone that will stand you in good stead for the new couple of years at least. Added to this, and perhaps most importantly, while there are still some remnants of the Huawei era visible on this phone, it features the necessarily elements needed where it counts – namely support for Google Play Services. It may not be the cleanest of breaks from Huawei, but the Honor 50 has more than enough about it to stand on its own as a solid all-around Android smartphone. The Honor 50 could very easily be lumped into the same category as the slew of similarly specced devices available locally at the moment, but its jack of trades performance means it does a lot of the small things really well. It has also successfully broken from Huawei and fully supports Google, which is an important consideration for many.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Honor 50 review: a smartphone success story
Source: T3 English
I'm surprised that Honor has managed to keep the price so low on the Honor 50 because it's a great phone across the board. You get a stunning screen, a fantastic selfie camera, a decent main camera, speedy performance and excellent battery life - that's all packed into a slim handset that won't leave a huge dent in your pocket when you go out and buy one. That's not to say this phone is perfect, the OS won't be for everyone and while the design is beautiful, it does feel very fragile and it lacks water resistance, so you'll have to be very careful using it day-to-day. You also won't get wireless charging and there's no MicroSD card slot to expand the storage. Those are pretty much the only significant complaints I have though, overall the Honor 50 is incredible value for money and deserves its spot as one of the best Android phones you can buy if you don't want to spend too much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
77% Honor 50 5G – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
So now that I have covered all the key sections where do I stand on this phone. I proposed that this phone may be a good option for those who are looking at a high-end mid-ranger like the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. I am going to cut to the chase for me the Nord 2 5G wins and there are two main reasons here the camera at night and the icon size in the UI. I will be honest I am a bit spoiled by the fact that I get to test and play with a lot of phones so I have very high expectations for this level of phone. On a personal note oi am glad to see Honor devices with google services back on board and I look forward to seeing what they come up with in the next couple of months with intrigue again which I didn’t think I would say again the last time I was at one of their events in the summer of 2019!!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 87% features: 80% workmanship: 89%
80% Honor 50 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Honor 50 announces the return of Google Mobile Services to the formerly beleaguered brand, but that’s not all: the screen is a joy, the battery is very reliable, and the main camera sensor is strong too. It’s only really let down by the poorer quality secondary cameras and the lack of some practical touches such as an IP rating, headphone jack, and SD card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
72% Honor 50 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Honor 50 impresses with an excellent 120Hz display, which turned out to be brighter than the nova 9's, offers dependable battery life, shoots some good stills and videos, charges fast, and it's one of the lightest handsets in its category. It even fixes some of the flaws the nova 9 couldn't - it supports Google Mobile Services and offers 5G connectivity. It's essentially an improved version of the nova 9. Sadly, this isn't enough to make it to our recommendation list. The Honor 50 isn't exceptionally good in either field, making room for its competitors to shine. There are considerably more powerful alternatives with better camera capabilities for less money. And the Honor 50 misses some common features such as stereo speakers and ingress protection too. With all being said, we are forced to end this review with a similar to the nova 9's recommendation - other phones deserve your hard-earned money. The Honor 50 might be a lucrative choice in the future if the price drops considerably, but for now, it's almost impossible to compete in its price category.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 72%
80% Honor 50 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Honor 50 is a welcome return to the global market from Honor, though it hasn’t quite done enough to stand out from a competitive pack – yet. The design is the biggest standout feature, as while the aesthetic is a little generic – giant camera circles aside – the slim build and premium finish make this feel a little more expensive than most other phones around the same price, helped by a display that’s difficult to beat. Battery life, charging, and processor performance all impress, though none excel. It’s a similar story with the camera: the main lens proves powerful, but lacklustre secondary lenses hold this back against the camera competition. In short, the Honor 50 is good, but it’s not quite great - though if the aesthetic appeals, the phone likely won't disappoint. Plus, it finally has Google, and that’s enough to make this handily the best Honor phone in years – and a good sign of things to come from the company’s comeback. With the flagship Honor Magic 3 set for a global release next, let’s hope this is only the start.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Honor 50 Review: under the radar
Source: Phone Arena English
The Honor 50 is a strange bird. Even if we try and disregard all the Huawei connections and the fact that this phone looks almost identical to the Huawei Nova 9, the Honor 50 leaves us with mixed feelings. The design is pretty classy, and the 120Hz OLED screen is a real gem but on the other hand, the camera system is not on par with the competition. The main 108MP snapper is decent enough but other gimmicky lenses like the 2MP macro and the dedicated bokeh just don’t cut it. The phone works fast and smooth, even though it doesn’t pack flagship-grade silicon. The lack of a microSD card is a bummer, especially when the storage options start at 128GB. There’s a 66W fast-charging brick in the retail box and it does a great job of pumping up power in the 4,300mAh battery but there’s no wireless charging. At the end of the day, the Honor 50 is a midranger and a pretty good one at that. The base model starts at 529 euro for the 6/128GB version but at this price point the competition is pretty stiff - there are a bunch of good Xiaomi phones, and let’s not forget the Galaxy A-series.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Honor 50 review
Source: Stuff TV English
With its slick screen, rapid charging and premium looks, the Honor 50 appears to be a promising return to form. Bargain-hunting power users might be put off by the not-quite-flagship grade CPU and sub-par secondary camera lenses that don’t pull their weight, but Google apps making a comeback goes a long way to make up for it. Unfortunately this isn’t a true value champ, though. In the year the brand has been absent from the UK, rivals like the Realme GT and OnePlus Nord 2 5G have flexed their mid-range muscle. The honor should only be your first choice at this price if you don’t mind paying extra for added design flair.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 50 review: It was almost a great comeback. Almost.
Source: Soycincau English
Okay then, so going back to the Honor 50, what does it have up its sleeve to warrant your hard earned cash instead of the Xiaomi devices. For starters, I’d argue that the Honor 50 simply looks and feels sleeker and more premium than its rivals. The curved glass on the sides, the flat edges on the top and bottom and the oh so gorgeous colourway means it really will stand out among the plethora of cookie cutter smartphones out there right now. Will I personally get it? Well… no, I wouldn’t, but that’s more due to the fact I prefer looking for price-to-performance in any new device. However, if you’re someone who’s more into the design and aesthetics of your devices, you could consider the Honor 50 for your next smartphone especially at the sub-RM2,000 range. It marks a very solid return to form for the Chinese brand, and if it’s anything to go by could be a sign of even bigger things to come from them.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/04/2021
79% Honor 50 review: Google Mobile Services put this 5G handset on the mid-range map
Source: Zdnet.com English
With Google Mobile Services on-board, the Honor 50 is a respectable -- if not show-stopping -- mid-range 5G handset. The design is pleasing, the curved OLED screen is very good, and the 120Hz refresh rate is welcome. The vlogging camera features might not appeal to everyone, but they are fun to experiment with, and we applaud the absence of big-name third party bloatware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 79%
80% Honor 50 review: A great Android phone for fashion-conscious selfie lovers
Source: Daily Star English
The Honor 50 comes in at £449.99 for the 6GB/128GB RAM/ROM configuration and £529.99 for the 8GB/256GB version. It’s competitively priced and certainly speedy, sharp and changeble enough to meet the needs of an outwardly video-loving Briton. The device doesn’t feel like it’s weighty enough to sustain a bashing, so if you’re a physical person in general and a phone-dropper this might not be the one for you.And while more could have been done to load the Honor with a wide array of apps, the UI gives you all the basics to get going and a camera that’s up there with the very best around. Well worth a look if you’re keen to step away from the usual iPhones and Samsung devices, particularly if you’re a wannabe vlogger and selfie queen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 50 Review: Google Services were sorely missed
Source: XDA Developers English
If this were any other smartphone from any other company, there wouldn’t be a whole lot to write home about. €529 is a lot of money for what this phone offers when the likes of Xiaomi and even OPPO offer a whole lot better for lower prices. However, there are a few key advantages that Honor smartphones have inherited from their past owner, and those are what will make the company really shine. Camera prowess for one, and battery life being the second. However, my initial stance still remains; this is a hard phone to recommend to just about anyone. It’s good in its own right, but there are phones like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro that offer nearly as good specs for significantly less. The POCO F3 is another such phone, or even the OnePlus Nord 2. Whatever you value most in a smartphone, there seems to be something nearly as good as the Honor 50 in that department for significantly less money. I like the Honor 50, and I’m really happy that Honor can again make use of Google’s Play Services. I’ve always been a huge fan of the company’s flagships, and I’m excited to see what’s to come.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2021
70% Honor 50 Review: Lose A Huawei, Gain A Google
Source: The Verge English
At its starting price, the Honor 50 is a comfortably midrange device. But there are a lot of accomplished smartphones available at similar prices. Phones like the OnePlus Nord 2 (€499 for its step-up 12GB RAM / 256GB storage model) or the iPhone SE (€539 for its 128GB storage variant) are both excellent phones that offer a much more rounded experience than the Honor 50. And if you’re considering the Honor 50 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, then you’re just €50 away from the recently announced Pixel 6. It’s a crowded part of the market, and simply having access to Google’s apps and services isn’t enough to make an impact. Honor’s software can feel bloated, and its camera is sluggish and lacking in detail. Speedy 66W fast charging and a slick 120Hz display aren’t enough to distract from the fact that the Honor 50 has some weak spots when compared against the best midrange handsets available. Honor might be a viable purchase now that it can once again include Google’s apps and services on its devices. But it has more work to do if it wants to be truly competitive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Honor 50 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Honor 50 is a welcome return to the global market from Honor, though it hasn’t quite done enough to stand out from a competitive pack – yet. The design is the biggest standout feature, as while the aesthetic is a little generic – giant camera circles aside – the slim build and premium finish make this feel a little more expensive than most other phones around the same price, helped by a display that’s difficult to beat. Battery life, charging, and processor performance all impress, though none excel. It’s a similar story with the camera: the main lens proves powerful, but lacklustre secondary lenses hold this back against the camera competition. In short, the Honor 50 is good, but it’s not quite great - though if the aesthetic appeals, the phone likely won't disappoint. Plus, it finally has Google, and that’s enough to make this handily the best Honor phone in years – and a good sign of things to come from the company’s comeback. With the flagship Honor Magic 3 set for a global release next, let’s hope this is only the start.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Honor 50 review
Source: Techradar English
The Honor 50 is a solid all-around Android phone, with its strong points being impressive battery life, a selfie camera that takes good-looking pictures, and a punchy screen. It doesn't have any one particular area, however, in which it excels compared to lots of mid-range competitors, making it a little hard to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2021
71% Honor 50 review: A solid midrange phone designed for content creators
Source: CNet English
The Honor 50 phone lineup was revealed Wednesday. After years of being written off outside of the Chinese market, there's a compelling reason to consider it. It's among the first in the series to have access to Google Mobile Services after having lost access in 2019 due to sweeping sanctions leveled by Donald Trump's administration at then-parent company Huawei. That all changed with Huawei's sale of Honor to an independent group of buyers last year, which let the phones regain access to GMS. Honor phones can now be equipped with the Google Play Store, Gmail and Google Maps. With the political drama out of the way (at least for the time being), I began testing the Honor 50 for about a week. I found it to be a midrange 5G phone with a lot of features that work well for its price. The phone has a 6.57-inch OLED display with a 120Hz high refresh rate, an impressive selfie camera, an ultra-fast 66W charger and stereo speakers, all at a price that's lower than comparable rivals like Samsung's Galaxy line.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 71%
Honor 50 initial review: Guess who's back, back again
Source: Pocket Lint English
So is it a welcome return? Well, we're super pleased that the phone has Google Services on board and, therefore, there's access to all your favourite apps via Google Play. The software, Magic UI 4.2, runs smoothly and doesn't feel too far removes from default Android. That familiarity is a good starting point. The familiarity between the Honor 50 and Huawei P50, however, is undeniable. And this kind of familiarity isn't necessarily such a good point. In the past we've loved Huawei phones, such as the P30 Pro. But with the step-change in consumer confidence in that brand, Honor still being seeming so closely attached may not send out the right kind of message. Then there's the Honor 50's screen. It's curved to the point of excess, really, which is visually impressive - but not especially practical. The rear cameras are also overbilled - stick to the main one rather thinking of it as a true quad setup.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2021
80% Honor 50 smartphone review
Source: It Pro English
So there we are, the comeback kid has delivered a superb device, one that comes with the full array of Google Services. The Honor 50 is a decent handset that delivers just enough to fall in the “better than average” category. The current promotion makes it almost a must have but we’d still question the rationale behind a mono speaker and a USB 2.0 port. Once the freebie is gone though, things will get tougher.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% HONOR 50 Review: A Noteworthy Return To Google Ranks
Source: Android Headlines English
So, is the HONOR 50 worth the money? Well, for the most part, yes. You’re getting a really solid display, with a 120Hz refresh rate. The charging is extremely fast, while the phone also seems premium from the design perspective. Camera performance is not its strong suit, nor is audio, so keep that in mind. It all depends on what you want from a smartphone. The HONOR 50 nails it in most categories.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
50% Honor 50 review: Honor’s back, and what’s old is new again
Source: Digital Trends English
The Honor 50 embodies the phrase “everything old is new again,” as despite Honor’s new beginning as an independent brand, the Honor 50 feels very familiar. The phone’s shape is basically the same as the Honor 30 Pro, just with a different camera model design. MagicUI 4.2 is the same as older versions of the software, except with Google added. Even the 66W SuperCharge feature is a carry-over from its Huawei days. Don’t take these as a negative; the fast charging is excellent, the software is reliable, and the design is modern and fun. But it does feel a little like business as usual for Honor, and I wanted to see something totally brand-new from the company. Maybe this will come later, and if so, the Honor 50 serves a great re-introduction to how the brand delivers competent, pretty, but not always outstanding smartphones. This lack of true newness presents one problem, though: during the time Honor has been away, the mobile market has changed, and there are a lot more phones around the same price as the Honor 50 that provide better value and ability.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 50%
HONOR 50 Review: A Mid-Ranger With Questionable Value
Source: Lowyat.net English
The HONOR 50 is an overall adequate phone but its pricing may be a bit too high for what it offers. Regular everyday use is smooth but that’s a standard most 2021 mid-range phones can pass with flying colours. The premium that you’ll be paying for is most likely the 108MP camera which, while it may well make a noticeable difference for specific use cases, isn’t enough value for most people. The macro camera is just a gimmick while the phone’s glimmering design might not be for everyone. The 66W charging is great but many phones in this price range now offer that speed, some even faster. It’s a tough sell for those who are on a tight budget and those who can afford high-end phones. The best person to recommend this to is someone who might be looking for an expensive fashion accessory.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2021
Review – HONOR 50: Return of Google after 2 years, but should you buy it?
Source: NLT English
With the Galaxy A52s, you’ll have a better user experience with One UI plus Samsung’s monthly updates with 3 generations of Android updates with 4 years of security updates, IP67, a camera with proper OIS, a microSD card slot for those who want to expand beyond that 256GB of internal storage, stereo speakers, and a headphone jack. With that said, I really want to see HONOR do better next time in both the product itself and also in terms of pricing.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2021
Honor 50 hands-on preview: Breaking away from Huawei
Source: Android Authority English
Despite only spending a short time with the Honor 50, I feel like I know what to expect. And so will anyone else who’s used an Honor phone in the past. Honor focuses on its familiar strengths — AI selfies, a unique design, and compatibility with its extended product portfolio. But that leaves the phone with a few familiar flaws, such as gimmicky camera features, finicky charging, and software that hasn’t changed in years. Gaudy special editions aside, it doesn’t feel that Honor is really striking out on its own with the 50 series. Rather it’s a continuation of the Honor/Huawei formula before the US Entity List got in the way. That’s no bad thing but those, myself included, who had hoped that brand independence would lead to some interesting new ideas from the company may be a little disappointed. Although it’s only been a year and things could well change in the not too distant future.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2021
Honor 50 and 50 Pro Review, Pros and Cons
Source: OI Spice Tech News English
In the end, you might consider the Honor 50 and 50 Pro smartphones for their versatile feature set and impressive camera technology. In terms of battery life and performance, you won’t be disappointed with the hardware. The phones are also blessed with industry-leading display panels and offer subtle operating systems. Being an independent launch product, there’s a small chance you’ll see the Google service. Although this depends on the market. Currently, both smartphones are exclusive to China only, and there is no news about launching in another market. But if the company decides to launch, there’s a big chance that there will be subtle changes under the hood. But if you are looking for an alternative, take a look at ZTE Nubia Z30 Pro, which has valuable features.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2020

Foreign Reviews

Honor 50 Smartphone-Neustart mit Google-Diensten
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/27/2022
Honor 50 Endlich wieder mit Google-Diensten
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/30/2021
Das unterschätzteste Smartphone des Jahres?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2021
93% Comeback bei den Mittelklasse-Handys
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2021
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 93% features: 85% display: 96% mobility: 99%
82% Honor 50
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 70% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
81% Honor 50 Doppelauge sei wachsam!
Source: Go2 Mobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 77% performance: 80% mobility: 82% workmanship: 87%
90% Smartphoenix aus der Asche
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Schick, schnell und endlich wieder mit Google
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Gelingt die Unabhängigkeit von Huawei?
Source: Basic Tutorials German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
86% Honor 50 im Test: Als wäre nichts gewesen
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
88% Honor 50 5G im Test: Neustart der einstigen Huawei-Tochter
Source: Teltarif German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2021
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 87% performance: 50% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Lohnt sich der Kauf des Comeback-Handys?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2021
Honor 50 Lohnt sich der Kauf?
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2021
86% Honor 50 im Praxis-Test: Als wäre nichts gewesen
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 86%
Honor 50 5G
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2021
84% Honor 50 5G, análisis: la vuelta a Europa de Honor con el 5G y las nuevas líneas de diseño por bandera
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/31/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 78% workmanship: 93%
78% Honor 50 5G, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Probamos el Honor 50: el primer móvil sin Huawei aún guarda su aroma
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice display; decent cameras; fast charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2021
80% Recensione Honor 50: solido, bello e concreto, l'esperienza si sente tutta
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 77%
80% Recensione Honor 50: ripartiamo da qui
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
83% Recensione Honor 50
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 76% display: 89% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
78% Recensione Honor 50: le app di Google ci sono, la qualità anche
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Honor 50 Recensione: Lo Smartphone Del Rilancio
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 50: il ritorno in grande stile (e con Google)! La recensione
Source: Quotidiano Hardware Upgrade Italian IT→EN
Positive: Attractive price; large screen; nice cameras; powerful processor; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2021
100% Test Labo du Google Pixel 6 : le premier “vrai” Google Phone est une réussite
Source: L' Eclaireur FNAC French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 100% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 80%
70% Test du Honor 50 : tout en nuances
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Test du Honor 50: Comme si on ne s'était jamais quittés
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/18/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Test Honor 50 : c’est comme si Huawei avait enfin retrouvé les services Google !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test du Honor 50 : le comeback honnête du divorcé de Huawei
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
7% Test Honor 50, le retour d’un ancien challenger avec les services Google
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 7%
Prise en main rapide du nouveau smartphone Honor 50
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; nice design; great built quality; fast charging; decent performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2021
Honor 50 z aplikacjami Google - stylowe wzornictwo, dobry wyświetlacz oraz 5G
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great display; support 5G; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2022
85% Honor 50 İnceleme
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
83% 108 MP kameralı ve 66 watt hızlı şarj destekli akıllı telefon; Honor 50 incelemesi
Source: Log.com.tr TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Honor 50 и Honor 50 Lite - Возрождение легенды
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/03/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Обзор Honor 50 — вернулся, чтобы раздать стиль
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2021
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Обзор смартфона Honor 50: теперь с Google
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; premium design; powerful hardware; high performance; NFC module; Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/02/2022
Каким получился самый долгожданный смартфон 2021 года — HONOR 50 Все смартфоны как смартфоны, а этот — событие и прецедент. Но соответствует ли ?
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2021
Обзор смартфона Honor 50: теперь с Google
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Good price; beautiful design; powerful hardware; high performance; support Google services; NFC module.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Обзор HONOR 50. Долгожданное возвращение Google-сервисов
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; excellent display; powerful processor; nice cameras; support 5G; quick charging; long battery life. Negative: No wireless charging; no microSD card slot; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2021
Обзор Honor 50: возвращение смартфонов Honor – с сервисами Google
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; stylish design; beautiful display; nice cameras; high performance; fast charging. Negative: No memory card slot; no mini jack; unsupported waterproof and dust avoiding.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2021
Смартфоны Honor триумфально возвращаются. Встречайте Honor 50 — первый с Google-сервисами
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Attractive price; nice display; elegant design; great cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2021
84% Recenze Honor 50: vydařený comeback s podporou Googlu
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2021
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 84% features: 85% mobility: 87% workmanship: 82%
Recenze Honor 50: Vypadá jako Huawei, ale s Googlem a 5G
Source: CNews.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; support 5G; Google services; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2021
60% Honor 50
Source: Puhelinvertailu →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/19/2021
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

Model:

The Honor 50 can be considered as a comeback for the company as this phone is the first major globally-launched phone by the Honor company since it released the Honor 20 in 2019. At that time, Honor was actually a Huawei sub-brand and was subjected to a company-wide ban that prevented Huawei products from utilizing Google apps. However, Honor regained access to these apps in January 2021 when Huawei sold the sub-brand to a different company. As far as its design is concerned, the Honor 50 comes in with a dimension of 160 x 73.8 x 7.8mm and is quite light, weighing in at just 175g. It is worth noting that the curved screen makes the device comfortable to be held in the hand. However, the subtle angling at the sides of the phone minimizes accidental touches on the edge of the display. There is also an easy-to-reach power button on the right edge of the phone. In addition, there is a single USB-C port which can be used for charging and data transfers. Unfortunately, there is no 3.5mm headphone jack. On the back of the phone, there is a camera bump which consists of two circles where the top one houses the main camera lens and the lower one contains the three other lenses as well as the flash module. While these bumps are not too obtrusive, they do stick out enough to make the phone wobble if it is laid flat on a surface.

In terms of its display, the Honor 50 comes in with a 6.57-inch OLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution along with a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch input rate. Basically, the display has a commendable maximum brightness which makes games and streamed videos look good. As for its performance, this model has been equipped with the Snapdragon 778G chipset which is one of the more powerful mid-range processors one can ever find in a smartphone. However, this chipset is definitely not as powerful as the processors from the Snapdragon 800 series. The phone is paired with either a 6GB, 8GB or 12GB of RAM along with either 128GB or 256GB storage. As for its camera, the Honor 50 has been incorporated with a quad-camera setup. The 108MP main snapper takes photos using 9-to-1 pixel binning which means the camera combines every nine pixels into one giant one. This on the other hand, enables the sensor to ‘see’ lots of light, and produces final images that are 12MP. It is worth mentioning that the main camera tends to perform well even in low-lighting conditions. In addition, there is also an 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP depth-sensing and 2MP macro snappers. The former is definitely useful while taking snaps with a wide field of view, but images are not quite as colourful as those produced by the main snapper. The other 2MP cameras do not really add much value to the overall image qualities. The phone comes in with a 4300mAh battery which can easily get through a day without charge. In a nutshell, it is a great phone to be explored, depending on the need and preference of the user.

Qualcomm Adreno 642L: Graphics chip for smartphones and tablets that is integrated within the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G SoC. Qualcomm claims that it is 40% faster than the Adreno 620.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


SD 778G 5G: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 670 cores (four fast ARM Cortex-A78 core at up to 2.4 GHz and four small ARM Cortex-A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz) and an integrated X53 5G modem (up to 3300 Mbps download). The SoC is manufactured in the modern 6 nm process at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.57":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.175 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


77.96%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2021-10- 5)