Let’s make this come back HONORable!
The Honor 70 is actually one of the phones we have been anticipating for quite a while now from Honor as it defines the company as a whole (not the Magic 4 series). It is stylish, mainstream, elegant, and was also the first phone to be equipped with Sony’s IMX800 camera sensor.
There are two other phones Honor is planning to release though, and the Honor 70 is just one of them.
EDIT: These devices are now available while the Honor 70 is on its pre-order stage. Read on to find out more about their specs!
The X series serves as Honor’s budget line and the Honor X6 will soon be the company’s most affordable offering in the Philippines. It comes with a shiny glossy design and specs typical to budget phones which includes a large battery, a 50MP main camera (along with the most useless complements), and a waterdrop notch.
To make it more specific, the phone comes with a 6.5in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD screen. It comes with one of the most popular chipsets for budget phones, the Helio G25, based on a 12nm process. This is paired with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, plus the MicroSD card slot.
In terms of cameras, it’s the usual ones. This includes the 50MP primary along with the 2MP depth and macro which should really not exist anymore. In front is a low-res 5MP camera sitting on the waterdrop notch. It runs on MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12
It has a 5000mAh battery charged via USB-C. It does not have fast charging. And it’s not expected at this price range. It also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and a 3.5mm jack. Colours include Ocean Blue, Titanium Silver, and Midnight Black. Simple yet classy.
- 6.5in. HD+ (1600x720px) IPS LCD
- MediaTek Helio G25 (12nm)
- 50MP (main), f/1.8
- 2MP (macro), f/2.4
- 2MP (depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 5MP, f/2.2
- 5000mAh, 10W charging
- MagicUI 6 based on Android 12
- 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.1, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, NFC
- USB-C, Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 3.5mm jack, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, MicroSD Card slot
- Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Titanium Silver
- 4/64: Php 7,490
Honor Pad 8
The Honor Pad 8 will be the first tablet Honor will bring to the Philippines since their comeback. It is not the company’s first tablet made and it should not be confused as such.
The tablet features a slim metallic body and frame as well as a nearly bezelless screen. The measurement of this screen is a 12in. 2K (2000x1200px) IPS LCD. It is a worthy alternative to the Oppo Pad Air as it also uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 chipset. The tablet also does not come with LTE.
There is a single 5MP camera at the front and another 5MP at the back. It runs a modified version of MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12L.
It comes with a small 7250mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging charged via USB-C. It has a headphone jack and supports Bluetooth 5.1 and Dual-band Wi-Fi. In terms of audio, it comes with eight speakers which are more than the usual budget tablet. In addition, it supports DTS: X Ultra audio enhancement
It comes in Dawnlight Blue
- 12in. 2K (2000x1200px) IPS LCD
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (6nm)
- FRONT: 5MP
- 7250mAh, 22.5W fast charging
- MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12L
- USB-C, 3.5mm jack, Octo speakers
- Wi-Fi only, Bluetooth 5.2, DTS:X Ultra audio enhancement, HiHonor Histen Audio, single microphone
- Dawnlight Blue
- 6/128: Php 18,999
The most powerful releases out of the bunch and the one we have been anticipating. The phone features an elegant design that is reminiscent of that of their former parent company Huawei.
It comes with a 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and 1.07 billion colours with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut so that colours of the screen truly pop.
It is powered by an enhanced version of the Snapdragon 778G called the Snapdragon 778G+. This is paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. It runs MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12.
The main highlight of this phone is its cameras as it was the first phone to be equipped with the 54MP f/1.9, 1/1.49″ Sony IMX800 camera sensor which we, curiously, rarely seen on other smartphones. This is paired with a 50MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP depth camera. The front features a 32MP sensor. While it lacks OIS, it does come with EIS which is software based. In addition to the 54MP Sony camera, the phone also comes with a dedicated imaging chip to further help enhance post-processing.
It has an in-display fingerprint reader and 4800mAh battery with 66W fast charging, Honor’s signature speed. It has 5G services, Google Mobile Services, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and NFC. It has a USB-C port which also serves as the connection for your headphones as you don’t get a headphone jack for this.
We’ll let you know when Honor starts selling the phone officially here. The official phones come in only two colours Crystal Silver and Midnight Black
- 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colours, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G+ (6nm)
- 54MP (main), f/1.9, 1/1.49″, Sony IMX800, EIS
- 50MP (ultrawide), f/2.2, macro capabilities
- 2MP (depth), f/2.4
- FRONT: 32MP, f/2.4
- Dedicated imaging chip
- 4800mAh, 66W fast charging
- MagicUI 6 based on Android 12
- 5G services, Wi-Fi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
- USB-C, no 3.5mm jack, in-display fingerprint sensor, Stereo speakers
- Crystal Silver, Midnight Black
- 8/256: Php 26,990
The X6 is going to be available on Honor stores as well as online, including authorized third-party retailers starting October 29th. The Pad 8 is now available for purchase.
Meanwhile, the Honor 70 is now available for pre-order until October 28th. Those who do will be entitled to one JBL Flip 5 speaker worth Php 6,999. Afterwards, it will be available on select third-party retailers, on offline stores, as well as Lazada and Shopee.