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Honor 70 review - The slim phone saves on the SoC

Chic. The Honor 70 attracts attention with its unusual look. In our test, the extravagant phone convinces, but also shows some savings measures that could become a problem...
Honor 70

Honor is back! The former subcontractor of Huawei is now completely independent. The Chinese have introduced Honor Magic4 Pro and Magic4 Lite and proven that they can build good phones without the former parent company, which now finally comes with unlimited Android with Google services.

The Honor 70 is a high-priced mid-range device in the portfolio of the new, yet old-fashioned manufacturer, which brings some interesting features like fast charging, a lot of screen real estate, and a high-resolution wide-angle camera. So, let's put the phone through our comprehensive test course and see how it compares to similarly priced phones.

Honor 70 (70 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G 8 x 1.9 - 2.5 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.67 inch 16:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 256 GB 
, 235 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, 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 (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B6/​B8/​B19), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B32/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B66), 5G (n1/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n20/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n77/​n78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 161.4 x 73.3 ( = 0.31 x 6.35 x 2.89 in)
Battery
4800 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 66 Watt charging (Honor SuperCharge)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 54 MPix f/​1.9, phase comparison-AF, dual LED-flash, Videos @2160p/​30fps (Camera 1); 50.0MP, f/​2.2, phase comparison-AF, wide angle lens, macro lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.4, Videos @1080p
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, screen protector, bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.790W/​kg (head), 1.190W/​kg (body) , fanless
Weight
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
600 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
84.9 %
10/2022
Honor 70
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
178 g256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.67"2400x1080
86.6 %
10/2021
Xiaomi 11T
Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9
203 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.67"2400x1080
85 %
05/2022
realme GT 2
SD 888 5G, Adreno 660
199.8 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.62"2400x1080
87.4 %
10/2022
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
SD 888+ 5G, Adreno 660
172 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080
85.6 %
07/2022
Nothing Phone (1)
SD 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L
193.5 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.55"2400x1080

Case - Two camera modules at the same time?

The design is dominated by the unusual camera unit of the Honor 70, which actually consists of two large, circular elements that are arranged underneath each other. In addition, there is a back that is decorated with a diamond-shaped pattern on the white model, which refracts the light. The green and black variants, on the other hand, are covered with matte glass, which spreads a velvety shimmer.

The whole thing looks very high-quality and transitions into a frame with a slight curve. The screen is also curved over the edges and takes up 91% of the front, so the edges are quite slim.

The Honor 70 feels good in the hand, the material transitions are slightly noticeable, but overall pleasant. At 178 grams, the phone is quite light for its screen size. A creak is audible when the chassis twists, but overall Honor has built a stable smartphone.

Honor 70
Honor 70
Honor 70
Honor 70
Honor 70
Honor 70

Size comparision

164.1 mm / 6.46 inch 76.9 mm / 3.03 inch 8.8 mm / 0.3465 inch 203 g0.4475 lbs162.9 mm / 6.41 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 199.8 g0.4405 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 73.3 mm / 2.89 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 193.5 g0.4266 lbs158.48 mm / 6.24 inch 71.99 mm / 2.83 inch 7.45 mm / 0.2933 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Features - No microSD on the Honor 70

The Honor 70 is available in two storage variants, namely with 128 GB or 256 GB of mass storage, which is accompanied by 8 GB of RAM in both cases. The manufacturer's price for the 128 GB model is 549 Euros, the storage upgrade costs 50 Euros extra.

NFC for Google Pay is of course on board, but there is no microSD reader to expand the storage.

Left: No connections
Left: No connections
Right: Volume rocker, standby button
Right: Volume rocker, standby button
Top: Microphone
Top: Microphone
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speakers
Bottom: SIM slot, microphone, USB-C port, speakers

Software - Heavily customized and sometimes cumbersome

The software is based on Android 12, but Honor puts its MagicUI on top of it, which changes the look and many aspects of the operation.

There are also own apps in most areas, for example, the phone or the calendar, which ultimately offer the same functions as the standard Android software, but look and operate differently. If you like to work with Google apps, you can simply install them, but the Honor apps can only be deactivated, not completely removed.

Some third-party apps are also pre-installed as advertisements.

The software is not optimally designed in all aspects: it is a bit complicated to add widgets to the home screen. Thus, we would like to see frequent updates to improve the functionality.

However, Honor is not yet that well positioned here: the Honor 70 is still equipped with the security patches from July 2022, which are already clearly outdated at the time of testing. The update promise of two new software generations and three years of security patches is also standard at best.

Software Honor 70
Software Honor 70
Software Honor 70
Software Honor 70

Communication and GNSS - Unstable WiFi

The Honor 70 uses a USB-C port for charging and data transfer. This is internally connected with USB 2.0.

Many 4G frequencies are supported by the Honor phone, but it is not quite enough for a real-world phone: some bands that are used in the US, for example, are missing.

The Honor 70 is a 5G phone. The frequency diversity is also good in this range, but it might not be possible to access the 5G network when traveling to distant countries. The most important bands worldwide, especially n77 and n78, are available, though.

The signal strength in the 4G network is quite good in our sample test in the urban environment, but cannot quite keep up with high-end phones.

WiFi 6 is available as the maximum WLAN standard. Thus, the Honor 70 achieves acceptable transfer rates on its own, but they fluctuate strongly in our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000 and also lag behind the comparison devices overall.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
799 (777min - 812max) MBit/s ∼100% +123%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
775 (699min - 873max) MBit/s ∼97% +116%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=119, last 2 years)
596 MBit/s ∼75% +66%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
358 (295min - 555max) MBit/s ∼45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
909 (846min - 929max) MBit/s ∼100% +9%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
844 (744min - 917max) MBit/s ∼93% +1%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
834 (643min - 939max) MBit/s ∼92%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=121, last 2 years)
644 MBit/s ∼71% -23%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1670 (610min - 1889max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (853 - 1768, n=17, last 2 years)
1472 MBit/s ∼88%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (926min - 951max) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Average of class Smartphone
  (598 - 1757, n=18, last 2 years)
1296 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
800 (597min - 1400max) MBit/s ∼62%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
598 (517min - 731max) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
884 (817min - 939max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (16.9 - 1368, n=132, last 2 years)
507 MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 receive AX12
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
836 (737min - 887max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (31.1 - 953, n=133, last 2 years)
479 MBit/s ∼57%
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Honor 70; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (295-555)
Honor 70; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø834 (643-939)
GPS test outdoor
GPS test outdoor
Available satellites
Available satellites

All globally important systems are supported for satellite navigation, but no SBAS to improve accuracy.

When the smartphone is taken outdoors, it takes a while until a decent positioning accuracy of 3 meters is achieved.

Our practical tracking test consists of a bike ride, where we also take the specialized Garmin Venu 2 smartwatch as a comparison device. The Honor 70 performs quite well here, apart from minor slips. The smartphone is well-suited for everyday navigation.

Tracking Garmin Venu 2: Overview
Tracking Garmin Venu 2: Overview
Locating Garmin Venu 2: Turn
Locating Garmin Venu 2: Turn
Locating Garmin Venu 2: Bridge
Locating Garmin Venu 2: Bridge
Locating Honor 70: Overview
Locating Honor 70: Overview
Locating Honor 70: Turnaround
Locating Honor 70: Turnaround
Locating Honor 70: Bridge
Locating Honor 70: Bridge

Phone features and voice quality - Good microphone

Honor uses its own phone app, but it can easily be replaced with the Google app, for example, if you do not like it.

The voice quality is quite different depending on whether you use the earpiece or the speaker for hands-free calls: while the earpiece reproduces the other party's voice quite clearly, loudly, and sometimes a bit booming, the speaker's voice is much thinner and less present.

The microphone, on the other hand, always does a very good job, regulating both very quiet and very loud speech to a normal level for the other person and also filtering out background noise.

Cameras - Great in low light

Photo from the front camera
Photo from the front camera

The unusual, two-part camera module of the Honor 70 houses a 54-megapixel camera sensor (Sony IMX 800) as the main camera. It does not have an optical image stabilizer, but that is not widespread in this price range anyway. In addition, there is a wide-angle camera with 50 megapixels that can also be used for macro shots and a low-resolution support camera that cannot take its own photos.

So, high-resolution sensors are already present, does this also result in good picture quality? Indeed, the Honor 70 manages to brighten up the motifs well in many scenes, and the colors are also convincing overall, neither too exaggerated nor too dull. In terms of image sharpness and detail level, however, you notice that you are in the mid-range; high-end smartphones simply offer more here.

In low light, however, we like the results very much: The algorithm chooses a good color balance, shows the candle flame very naturally, and the image is relatively sharp even in magnification.

Videos can be recorded in a maximum of 4K and at 30 fps. The video quality is pleasing, but the autofocus is a bit slow now and then and has to be readjusted.

The wide-angle camera takes very muddy photos in detail despite the high resolution, and the lens distortion is very visible at the edges. However, the camera is sufficient for snapshots.

A sensor with a lush 32 megapixels is found at the front. It takes good selfies that look very detailed even when zoomed in.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightUltra wide-angle
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The main camera's impression is also confirmed in the lab under fixed lighting conditions: a slightly too low sharpness in detail, but a good image overall. Many details are still visible at 1 lux.

ColorChecker
22.8 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
26.1 ∆E
12.6 ∆E
8 ∆E
15.6 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
8.7 ∆E
17.9 ∆E
13 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
4.4 ∆E
10.3 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 70: 12.37 ∆E min: 3.21 - max: 26.09 ∆E
ColorChecker
8.7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
2.2 ∆E
1.5 ∆E
9 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.6 ∆E
7.5 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
5 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
7.9 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
15.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.5 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
11 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor 70: 7.96 ∆E min: 1.47 - max: 15.39 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Fast charger included

The Honor 70 bucks the trend and still comes with a charger, which also enables the phone's maximum charging power of 66 watts.

A USB-C cable and a SIM tool are also included in the package. It is nice that the manufacturer also includes a display foil and a protective cover.

The manufacturer offers a 24-month warranty for the Honor 70 Warranty.

Input & operation - In-screen fingerprint reader with good performance

The touchscreen can be operated very finely and offers a pleasant surface. The screen that is pulled over the edge did not cause any problems like unintentional operation in our test: the phone even recognized hand edges resting on the edge and simply ignored them for touch operation.

The fingerprint scanner is located underneath the phone's screen. It works very reliable but is a bit close to the lower edge, so you have to reach around from time to time. Face recognition via the front camera is also reliable, but not quite as forgery-proof as systems with an infrared sensor.

Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard portrait mode
Keyboard landscape mode
Keyboard landscape mode

Display - Bright OLED with DC dimming in the Honor 70

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

Honor relies on an OLED screen for its high-priced mid-range device, which can boast an expanded Full HD resolution and a maximum frame rate of 120 Hz. The screen delivers quite the usual brightness in our test, but it is not as evenly bright as one would expect from an OLED screen.

In our measurement of PWM flickering, we see an amplitude curve that is oriented toward the screen's frame rate. Here, Honor probably relies on a DC dimming control to avoid strong fluctuations of the amplitude. Thus, the display should also be suitable for more sensitive users.

721
cd/m²
751
cd/m²
824
cd/m²
716
cd/m²
749
cd/m²
803
cd/m²
714
cd/m²
739
cd/m²
808
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 824 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 758.3 cd/m² Minimum: 4.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 749 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.72 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 2.2 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
99.6% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.143
Honor 70
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Xiaomi 11T
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
realme GT 2
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.62
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
pOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Nothing Phone (1)
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Screen
-1%
-22%
19%
9%
Brightness middle
749
781
4%
759
1%
954
27%
620
-17%
Brightness
758
782
3%
756
0%
961
27%
625
-18%
Brightness Distribution
87
94
8%
98
13%
98
13%
98
13%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.72
2
-16%
2.14
-24%
1.5
13%
1.24
28%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.96
2.9
2%
5.68
-92%
2.5
16%
2.31
22%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.2
2.3
-5%
2.8
-27%
1.8
18%
1.7
23%
Gamma
2.143 103%
2.28 96%
2.16 102%
2.24 98%
2.318 95%
CCT
6767 96%
6852 95%
6517 100%
6254 104%
6325 103%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 61 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 61 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 61 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19487 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Brightness 0%
Brightness 0%
Brightness 25%
Brightness 25%
Brightness 50%
Brightness 50%
Brightness 75%
Brightness 75%
Brightness 100%
Brightness 100%

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

During our measurements with the CalMAN software and the spectrophotometer, we noticed a very good color representation. We use the color mode "Normal" for this; the most exact results can be achieved here.

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN color space AdobeRGB
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN Color Space DCI P3
CalMAN Saturation
CalMAN Saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1 ms rise
↘ 1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5 ms rise
↘ 0.5 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.8 ms).

Outdoors, the display is still easy to read even on sunny days due to the high contrast and good brightness. However, direct sunlight should be avoided.

The image reproduction from flat viewing angles is also very good thanks to the OLED screen.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - More would have been possible

With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ Honor chooses an SoC that is also used in the Nothing Phone (1) but is also used in the much more affordable Motorola Edge 30. Since smartphones like the realme GT 2 are also available in the price range of the Honor 70, the realme GT 2, or the Motorola Edge 30 Fusion with last year's high-end processors are offered, the Honor 70 falls behind a bit in our benchmarks every now and then.

However, the performance gap of around 20% to the high-end SoCs is not huge and the power of the Honor 70 is easily sufficient for most applications in our test. You will only notice the difference in everyday use when you run very complex apps or perform numerous tasks at the same time.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1158 Points ∼100% +42%
realme GT 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
1130 Points ∼98% +39%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
857 Points ∼74% +5%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
824 Points ∼71% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (813 - 826, n=3)
821 Points ∼71% +1%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
813 Points ∼70%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=264, last 2 years)
759 Points ∼66% -7%
Multi-Core
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
3544 Points ∼100% +21%
realme GT 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
3477 Points ∼98% +19%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2998 Points ∼85% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (2872 - 2998, n=3)
2933 Points ∼83% 0%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2929 Points ∼83%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
2916 Points ∼82% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (291 - 5538, n=264, last 2 years)
2445 Points ∼69% -17%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
829929 Points ∼100% +49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1300282, n=163, last 2 years)
596789 Points ∼72% +7%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
582264 Points ∼70% +4%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
570375 Points ∼69% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (553328 - 582264, n=3)
564791 Points ∼68% +1%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
558781 Points ∼67%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (11662 - 15194, n=3)
13225 Points ∼100% +3%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
12820 Points ∼97%
realme GT 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G, Adreno 660, 12288
12804 Points ∼97% 0%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
12136 Points ∼92% -5%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
12120 Points ∼92% -5%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
11662 Points ∼88% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=222, last 2 years)
10342 Points ∼78% -19%
CrossMark - Overall
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
828 Points ∼100% +13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=100, last 2 years)
784 Points ∼95% +7%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
760 Points ∼92% +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (730 - 760, n=3)
741 Points ∼89% +2%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
730 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
612 Points ∼74% -16%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6382 Points ∼100% +24%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
5319 Points ∼83% +3%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5150 Points ∼81%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (4768 - 5150, n=3)
4950 Points ∼78% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 9555, n=175, last 2 years)
4783 Points ∼75% -7%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4768 Points ∼75% -7%
System
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10909 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (10424 - 10940, n=3)
10758 Points ∼99% -1%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10424 Points ∼96% -4%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
9864 Points ∼90% -10%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
9292 Points ∼85% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=175, last 2 years)
8396 Points ∼77% -23%
Memory
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
7144 Points ∼100% +15%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
6569 Points ∼92% +6%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
6203 Points ∼87%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=175, last 2 years)
5357 Points ∼75% -14%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (4762 - 6203, n=3)
5243 Points ∼73% -15%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4763 Points ∼67% -23%
Graphics
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
14811 Points ∼100% +115%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 27384, n=175, last 2 years)
9454 Points ∼64% +37%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
8175 Points ∼55% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (6893 - 8175, n=3)
7528 Points ∼51% +9%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
7516 Points ∼51% +9%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
6893 Points ∼47%
Web
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G, Adreno 660, 8192
1728 Points ∼100% +15%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
1604 Points ∼93% +6%
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1509 Points ∼87%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (1273 - 1511, n=3)
1431 Points ∼83% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=175, last 2 years)
1427 Points ∼83% -5%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1273 Points ∼74% -16%
AImark - Score v2.x
Honor 70
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
139804 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 11T
MediaTek Dimensity 1200, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192
71546 Points ∼51% -49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=149, last 2 years)
52384 Points ∼37% -63%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
  (5777 - 139804, n=3)
50468 Points ∼36% -64%
Nothing Phone (1)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
5823 Points ∼4% -96%

The difference to the high-end SoCs is more visible in the GPU, so those who run very graphics-intensive apps or play a lot will find better smartphones than the Honor 70 in this price range.

3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1521 Points ∼100% +105%
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1498 Points ∼98% +102%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1205 Points ∼79% +62%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
742 Points ∼49%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
686 Points ∼45% -8%
Wild Life Extreme
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1548 Points ∼100% +108%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1519 Points ∼98% +104%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1291 Points ∼83% +74%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
743 Points ∼48%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
692 Points ∼45% -7%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5896 Points ∼100% +121%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5764 Points ∼98% +116%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4194 Points ∼71% +57%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2666 Points ∼45%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2576 Points ∼44% -3%
Wild Life Score
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5886 Points ∼100% +121%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5688 Points ∼97% +113%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4179 Points ∼71% +57%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2666 Points ∼45%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2570 Points ∼44% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2854 Points ∼100% +9%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2625 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5665 Points ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5412 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4513 Points ∼100% 0%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4505 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5040 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4971 Points ∼99% +1%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4912 Points ∼97%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4518 Points ∼90% -8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10930 Points ∼100% +82%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8353 Points ∼76% +39%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5990 Points ∼55%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5759 Points ∼53% -4%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8677 Points ∼100% +52%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7256 Points ∼84% +27%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5711 Points ∼66%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5428 Points ∼63% -5%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5305 Points ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5060 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5546 Points ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5345 Points ∼96% -4%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4603 Points ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4265 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
116 fps ∼100% +5%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
113 fps ∼97% +2%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
111 fps ∼96%
1920x1080 T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
185 fps ∼100% +31%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps ∼76% 0%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
141 fps ∼76%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
127 fps ∼100% +76%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
106 fps ∼83% +47%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps ∼58% +3%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
72 fps ∼57%
1920x1080 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
141 fps ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
122 fps ∼87% +51%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps ∼58% +1%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
81 fps ∼57%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps ∼100% +81%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
75 fps ∼80% +44%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼62% +12%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps ∼55%
1920x1080 Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps ∼100% +58%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps ∼83% +32%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps ∼67% +7%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼63%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼100% +77%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
44 fps ∼83% +47%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps ∼62% +10%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
30 fps ∼57%
1920x1080 Car Chase Offscreen
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps ∼100% +77%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
46 fps ∼74% +31%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps ∼60% +6%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
35 fps ∼56%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42 fps ∼100% +100%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼86% +71%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps ∼79% +57%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
22 fps ∼52% +5%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
21 fps ∼50%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
26 fps ∼100% +86%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
24 fps ∼92% +71%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps ∼81% +50%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
15 fps ∼58% +7%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼54%
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps ∼100% +84%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps ∼97% +78%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps ∼83% +53%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
36 fps ∼61% +13%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
32 fps ∼54%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
realme GT 2
Adreno 660, SD 888 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70 fps ∼100% +89%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps ∼93% +76%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps ∼76% +43%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps ∼57% +8%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps ∼53%

When surfing the Internet, the test device is very fast, loads websites quickly and the pictures are usually loaded while scrolling.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Honor 70 (Chrome 106)
100.428 Points ∼100%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
100.393 Points ∼100% 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (73.7 - 100.4, n=3)
88.1 Points ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=172, last 2 years)
76.4 Points ∼76% -24%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
73.679 Points ∼73% -27%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
51.8 Points ∼52% -48%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.8 - 375, n=160, last 2 years)
72.6 runs/min ∼100% +14%
Honor 70 (Chome 106)
63.69 runs/min ∼88%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (53.7 - 66.5, n=3)
61.3 runs/min ∼84% -4%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
54.1 runs/min ∼75% -15%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chome 103)
53.71 runs/min ∼74% -16%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Honor 70 (Chrome 106)
127 Points ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (102 - 127, n=3)
115 Points ∼91% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=171, last 2 years)
104.1 Points ∼82% -18%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
102 Points ∼80% -20%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
70 Points ∼55% -45%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
37446 Points ∼100% +14%
Honor 70 (Chrome 106)
32794 Points ∼88%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
29912 Points ∼80% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (24488 - 32794, n=3)
29797 Points ∼80% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=197, last 2 years)
27455 Points ∼73% -16%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
24488 Points ∼65% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=182, last 2 years)
2419 ms * ∼100% -96%
Nothing Phone (1) (Chrome 103)
1796.1 ms * ∼74% -45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G (1236 - 1796, n=3)
1456 ms * ∼60% -18%
Xiaomi 11T (Chrome 94.0.4606.85)
1444 ms * ∼60% -17%
Honor 70 (Chrome 106)
1236.1 ms * ∼51%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion (Chrome 105)
1117.9 ms * ∼46% +10%

* ... smaller is better

It is interesting that Honor only uses UFS 2.2 memory in its higher-priced mid-range phone, which is slower than the UFS 3.1 memory in all comparison devices. This leads to considerable speed differences in practice, at least in linear write and read processes, which are also noticed in practice.

Honor 70Xiaomi 11Trealme GT 2Motorola Edge 30 FusionNothing Phone (1)Average 256 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
5%
32%
25%
35%
-10%
-13%
Sequential Read 256KB
974.1
1790
84%
1914.4
97%
1870.18
92%
1638
68%
894 ?(514 - 1002, n=5)
-8%
1040 ?(90.5 - 3557, n=256, last 2 years)
7%
Sequential Write 256KB
776.2
942
21%
776
0%
689.24
-11%
1351.9
74%
651 ?(369 - 813, n=5)
-16%
611 ?(11.9 - 2723, n=256, last 2 years)
-21%
Random Read 4KB
227.4
139.3
-39%
283.6
25%
248.86
9%
240.6
6%
216 ?(193.4 - 227, n=5)
-5%
190.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=256, last 2 years)
-16%
Random Write 4KB
251.3
133.3
-47%
267.3
6%
276.74
10%
228.2
-9%
222 ?(175.1 - 251, n=5)
-12%
194.5 ?(13 - 552, n=257, last 2 years)
-23%

Games - 60 fps are possible

While gaming, the Honor 70 does not use its 120 Hz screen optimally, but at least 60 fps is often quite stable: for example, in the lowest settings of PUBG Mobile or Armajet. The frame rate drops in more complex games or is limited by the game. We measure the frame rates with the software from GameBench.

The control via touchscreen and position sensor works without problems.

Overall, the Honor 70 is easy to play, although it will certainly not meet the demands of gaming enthusiasts.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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Honor 70; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø60.4 (59-61)
Honor 70; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.2.0: Ø59.5 (55-61)
Honor 70; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.2.0: Ø39.4 (37-41)

Emissions - Gets warm, but does not throttle

Temperature

The maximum load temperature of up to 44.5 °C is felt in the upper area around the cameras. That is quite warm, but not yet unpleasant.

The SoC does not seem to be affected by the temperature increase: the 3DMark stress tests did not show a reduced performance even after 20 runs of the demanding benchmark.

Max. Load
 42.8 °C
109 F
38.8 °C
102 F
34.6 °C
94 F
 
 44.4 °C
112 F
39.3 °C
103 F
34.9 °C
95 F
 
 44.5 °C
112 F
38.5 °C
101 F
35.2 °C
95 F
 
Maximum: 44.5 °C = 112 F
Average: 39.2 °C = 103 F
35 °C
95 F
37.7 °C
100 F
42.3 °C
108 F
35 °C
95 F
38.1 °C
101 F
43.4 °C
110 F
34.9 °C
95 F
38.6 °C
101 F
43.1 °C
110 F
Maximum: 43.4 °C = 110 F
Average: 38.7 °C = 102 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 21.9 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 39.2 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 44.5 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.4 °C / 110 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 26.3 °C / 79 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% +1%
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
98.4 % ∼99%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95.2 % ∼96% -3%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 % ∼74% -25%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Honor 70
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % ∼100%
Nothing Phone (1)
Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
99 % ∼99% -1%
Xiaomi 11T
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
91 % ∼91% -9%
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
77.9 % ∼78% -22%
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Honor 70 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø4.43 (4.43-4.44)
Xiaomi 11T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.5.1: Ø7.08 (6.98-7.67)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.86 (7.09-9.1)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.12 (4.09-4.14)
Honor 70 Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.8 (15.7-16)
Xiaomi 11T Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 1200, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.6 (23.7-24.8)
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion Adreno 660, SD 888+ 5G, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø29 (25.4-34.3)
Nothing Phone (1) Adreno 642L, SD 778G+ 5G, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø15.3 (15.3-15.3)

Speaker

It is a shame that there is only one speaker: all comparison devices come with stereo speakers or at least use the earpiece as a second speaker to create a bit more volume in the sound.

The maximum volume of the Honor 70 is also rather mediocre, the overall sound is balanced, but always a bit distant and treble-heavy. A real party feeling does not arise when listening to music.

External audio devices can also be connected via USB-C port and Bluetooth 5.2. The SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX, and aptX HD codecs are supported, but more modern codecs like aptX Adaptive are missing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.238.52540.341.93131.534.14030.336.35033.740.46323.728.38022.420.910022.719.512515.521.91601938.220015.346.625014.351.731513.955.140015.258.150015.760.863015.363.180018.364.5100017.169.612501874.2160014.872.2200014.370.6250014.269.4315014.966.2400015.362.750001663.9630016.961800016.2671000017.168.31250016.267.51600016.650.3SPL28.180.6N145.9median 15.7median 63.1Delta1.1943.942.834.532.927.729.928.530.533.232.626.321.623.418.222.522.215.426.214.637.112.345.213.351.911.655.17.557.811.46515.26814.769.811.872.71273.810.3769.374.910.875.314.775.714.368.714.963.4156615.465.616.860.316.157.81751.425.984.30.755.4median 14.6median 6528.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseHonor 70Nothing Phone (1)
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Honor 70 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 32% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 57% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 57% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 35% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Nothing Phone (1) audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.7% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 66% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Quickly charged, but also quite quickly empty

Energy consumption

At energy consumption, the Honor 70 proves to be quite greedy in all performance levels: up to 8.9 watts are needed under full load and a minimum of 1.3 watts.

The 4,800 mAh battery can be charged with up to 66 watts of power, so it takes a maximum of just over an hour until the battery is full again.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.1 / 0.2 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.3 / 1.6 / 2.1 Watt
Load midlight 5.3 / 8.9 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Honor 70
4800 mAh
Xiaomi 11T
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
4400 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
12%
23%
23%
17%
17%
Idle Minimum *
1.3
0.78
40%
0.83
36%
1
23%
1.067 ?(0.9 - 1.3, n=3)
18%
0.888 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=187, last 2 years)
32%
Idle Average *
1.6
1.86
-16%
1.72
-8%
1.2
25%
1.333 ?(1.2 - 1.6, n=3)
17%
1.561 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=187, last 2 years)
2%
Idle Maximum *
2.1
1.88
10%
1.75
17%
1.5
29%
1.7 ?(1.5 - 2.1, n=3)
19%
1.773 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=187, last 2 years)
16%
Load Average *
5.3
3.98
25%
2.76
48%
4.2
21%
4.37 ?(3.6 - 5.3, n=3)
18%
4.37 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=187, last 2 years)
18%
Load Maximum *
8.9
8.78
1%
6.74
24%
7.4
17%
7.8 ?(7.1 - 8.9, n=3)
12%
7.23 ?(3.56 - 11.9, n=187, last 2 years)
19%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 nits)

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Honor 70: Ø5.36 (2.48-10.2)

Power Consumption: GFXBench (150 nits)

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Honor 70; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø5.5 (5.26-6.08)
Honor 70; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.58 (1.445-2.1)

Battery life

The slightly lower battery capacity than, for example, the Xiaomi 11T or realme GT 2 and the quite high power consumption of the phone are also noticeable in the battery runtimes: the Honor 70 can only achieve mediocre rates here.

Measured 13:14 hours in the Wi-Fi test are okay and completely sufficient for an intensive workday, but there are smartphones that last noticeably longer even in this price range.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 21min
WiFi Websurfing
13h 14min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
15h 44min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 18min
Honor 70
4800 mAh
Xiaomi 11T
5000 mAh
realme GT 2
5000 mAh
Motorola Edge 30 Fusion
4400 mAh
Nothing Phone (1)
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
18%
21%
-14%
5%
Reader / Idle
2001
2244
12%
1813
-9%
H.264
944
1450
54%
1059
12%
WiFi v1.3
794
813
2%
964
21%
686
-14%
926
17%
Load
258
267
3%
259
0%

Pros

+ good low light photos
+ great selfie quality
+ accurate tracking
+ slim, chic design
+ fast charging technology
+ accurate fingerprint scanner
+ bright OLED screen with DC dimming

Cons

- mediocre mono speaker
- only average battery life
- not very stable WLAN
- partly cumbersome software
- weak update policy
- comparatively slow memory

Verdict - Teething problems

In review: Honor 70. Test device provided by Honor Germany.
In review: Honor 70. Test device provided by Honor Germany.

The highlight of the Honor 70 is certainly the camera setup, which can convince with a large main sensor that cannot deliver high-end quality in terms of image sharpness but takes very good photos in low light. Honor's great image algorithm, which was already used in the Magic4 Pro, also contributes a lot to this in Honor Magic4 Pro. The selfie camera can also convince us.

The slim and independent design, the bright OLED screen with DC dimming, the good tracking features, and the fast charging technology are also points that speak for the Honor 70.

However, we do not want to hide the negative aspects that we noticed in the test: the mono speaker sounds quite treble-heavy, the Wi-Fi connections are not quite as stable, and there are better smartphones in the price range in terms of battery life.

However, Honor still has to catch up, especially in terms of software and regular updates: security patches and improvements have to be made much faster in the future, otherwise the competition will pull away.

The Honor 70 offers good camera equipment and an independent design but has to make concessions in terms of battery life and sound quality.

If you are looking for alternatives: even more performance and an unusual design with biopolymers are offered by the realme GT 2. The Motorola Edge 30 Fusion offers pure Android and also a pretty good selfie camera.

Price and availability

The Honor 70 can be purchased directly from the manufacturer and https://www.hihonor.com/de/phones/honor-70/buy/depending on the memory configuration, you will have to pay 550 or 600 Euros. However, you get the Honor Earbuds 3 Pro and a case as a gift.

If you would rather save money, you can also get the device from amazon.de where the 128 GB version is available for just under 500 Euros at the time of testing. The 256 GB version on the other hand costs 600 euros at amazon.de.

Honor 70 - 10/21/2022 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
94%
Connectivity
49 / 70 → 70%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
91%
Games Performance
53 / 64 → 83%
Application Performance
74 / 86 → 86%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
60 / 90 → 67%
Camera
73%
Average
78%
85%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Florian Schmitt, 2022-10-24 (Update: 2022-10-24)