The smartphone brand HONOR was formerly owned by the tech giant Huawei Technologies. In November 2020, Shenzhen Zhixin acquired the company. Honor produces smartphones mainly for young consumers. Honor has been trying to come back into the market. Its latest Honor 70 series debuted in China in September. Today we are going to review the Honor 70 5G. Let’s see what it offers.
Key Features of Honor 70 5G
The Honor 70 has a fairly similar design to that of its ancestor Honor 50. It is also quite analogous to the design of some Huawei phones, like P50 Pro. The Honor had started working on its designs while the company was still a subsidiary of Huawei.
Nevertheless, it is a really attractive phone, with a low weight (178g) that makes it easy to hold. The design seems to be "striped" on the back of the device when illuminated in a certain manner. It is attractive to look at and has a pleasant texture. The triple camera sensors are all located inside the two camera circles on the back of the device.
Even though it's made of plastic, the phone's build quality and haptics are excellent. With a height of 161.4mm, a thickness of 7.91mm, and a width of 73.3mm, the Honor 70 looks pretty fashionable. Its small profile and long screen borders make it seem more "luxury" than it really is.
Honor supplies a transparent bumper cover that somewhat levels the protrusion with little impact on the aesthetic of the backplate. Thus, the typical trade-off between the bumper and the complete backplate design is not a concern.
The bumper also eliminates a possible problem with the backplate's slipperiness. This may lead it to fall to the ground, and be difficult to grasp for one-handed operation.
HDR10+ makes Honor 70 good for media enjoyment. However, the single-firing speaker at the bottom of the phone is a drawback. Unfortunately, its single-firing speaker doesn't offer very great quality. Its price tag falls under the higher mid-range or flagship killer levels. So lack of a stereo speaker can be a deal breaker.
In terms of its display, the Honor 70 is not very impressive. Each side is curved, and the front camera hole is in the status bar's middle. It has a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display featuring full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) resolutions.
Honor 70 5G comes with a triple rear camera series. The primary camera on the back of the phone is a wide-angle, f/1.9 aperture Sony IMX800 sensor. A 50MP ultra-wide-angle camera joins this with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2MP depth camera with an f/2.4 aperture.
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However, there is no capability for an optical telephoto lens.
You can record 4K video at a frame rate of 30 fps, and there is a 10x digital zoom.
The front-facing camera is a punch-hole 32-megapixel f/2.4 device that can only record video in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
It's possible that some users may find it useful to be able to record video from both the front and the back cameras at the same time. Both of its front and rear cameras offer an EIS video stabilization feature.
The accumulation of all of this camera technology results in photographs that are pleasing to the eye in most circumstances. The images captured by the Honor 70 have a respectable degree of detail and natural contrast. In addition, when you zoom in on photos, you'll see that they haven't been overly processed, giving you more leeway when making modifications.
Performance and Software
The Honor 70 5G is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus processor, which is more than capable. This specific chipset is mind-blowing because of its power and its speed. It is very clear that this chipset is not a flagship model; nonetheless, the vast majority of users do not need such a model anyhow.
The graphic unit bears Adreno 642L GPU. The device runs on Magic UI 6.1 on top of Android 12 OS.
The internal storage is 128GB for the basic and 256GB for the upper variant. The processor offers more than enough speed. Because it has 8 gigabytes of RAM, applications launch swiftly, and the user interface is responsive.
Compared to Honor Magic 4 Pro, this phone sports a smoother and more natural feel in hand. In contrast to the previous iteration, navigation and camera applications don’t face any stuttering or other performance difficulties.
Honor 70 may chug somewhat while playing high-end games like Call of Duty Mobile. However, the speed is great for regular everyday smartphone usages, such as social networking, light games, music, and images.
Battery and Charger
Despite the fact that most modern smartphones have 5000mAh batteries, the Honor 70's 4800mAh battery does not hinder its performance. The phone features a huge, energy-hungry display, but its dynamic refresh rate and relatively small chipset allow it to last a whole day.
The Honor 70 has a 66W SuperCharge Charger. It charges to around 50% in 20 minutes, and a full charge takes less than an hour. Unfortunately, wireless charging is absent, which is a bit of a bummer considering that it's becoming increasingly prevalent in midrange smartphones.
Price of Honor 70 5G
The phone is not officially available in the Bangladesh market. Currently, it is available in China and the Western market. Honor 70 costs users £500, which is BDT 60,061. Here, the conversion rate here is 1 GBP = 120.12 BDT. However, the official price of Honor 70 5G in Bangladesh may vary due to diverse issues.
The Honor 70 in Crystal Silver is an attractive smartphone with a unique backplate design that is not marred by the included bumper. The 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED display is excellent, and the grayscale option may appeal to a large audience. These days, fast charging is virtually a must, thus, it's great to have 66W supported here.
Negatives include a very subpar mono speaker and the absence of dust/water resistant certification, while the camera system, beyond the acceptable 54MP wide-angle primary camera, should provide more.
Overall, it's a beautiful phone with a decent design. However, the pricing of Honor 70 5G seems exorbitant. Consumers used to adore Huawei phones for their value-for-money features. Maybe pricing has become a challenge for the HONOR company after getting split up with Huawei.