The HONOR 90 Series is a CAMERA MONSTER and PERFORMANCE BEAST at the same time!

The spec sheet is ideal for any user, especially those who are into amateur photography

In China, two new Honor phones were released. The Honor 90 and Honor 90 Pro. They serve as a replacement for the Honor 70 series (which is still a pretty great phone today) and the 80 series. The new phones feature a more geometrical design, especially for the rear camera hump. We like this because it makes the phone unique among the sea of luxury midrangers.

HONOR 90 Pro:

Starting with the star of the series, the Honor 90 Pro is a balance between an attractive midranger and a flagship. We call these “luxury midrangers” since these phones are not exactly midrange, nor flagship, nor are they flagship killers but exhibit a mix of qualities of all. The main feature of this phone is the 200MP OIS camera which is a huge upgrade from the Honor 80 Pro’s 160MP (no OIS) and the Honor 70 Pro’s 54MP.

The display features a dual camera setup situated in the center. You may be thinking that these are mimicking the Dynamic Island notch but remember it was Honor that made this feature possible with the V20. For the 90 Pro, the display measures 6.78″, uses an OLED panel, and has 120Hz refresh rate. We should also take note that the resolution is 2700x1224px. This one feels full flagship in so many regards that it feels like a complete upgrade over its predecessor. The display is also pretty bright and supports an astoundingly high 3840Hz PWM Dimming that makes it easier on the eyes.

It doesn’t end there. The chipset used is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 paired with 12 or 16GB RAM and either 256 or 512GB storage. This means that games will run quite smoothly here and with Honor’s optimized MagicOS interface, you won’t feel any strange bugs coming your way.

That’s not all! The Honor 90 Pro has GPU Turbo X which improves stability and performance of games by making use of the chipset at its height.

The cameras are the phone’s main highlights. As we mentioned, the primary rear camera now features a 200MP Samsung ISOCELL HP3 sensor with OIS. That’s quite an upgrade since the previous handset had no OIS built-in. This is complemented by a 12MP ultrawide camera and 32MP telephoto. As you can see, there are no useless filler cameras here. With the high-res telephoto, you could take pictures from far distances (2.5x optical zoom, 50x digital) without losing too much quality.

Also, let’s not forget the 50MP selfie camera with its 2MP depth helper (far less useful). Unlike a certain flagship from a certain millet company, this phone could actually capture 4K video both at the rear and AT THE FRONT! These traits were carried over from the Honor 80 Pro.

The battery used here has a 5000mAh capacity. If you are ever in a rush and the phone nearly died because you forgot to charge it, don’t fret! The 100W fast charging capability can fill up the phone in 15 minutes from empty to full, as Honor claims.

The phone is equipped with a stereo speaker system but lacks a headphone jack, an inconvenience that’s pretty common on several phones nowadays. It runs Android 13 and features an in-display fingerprint sensor, 5G services, Wi-Fi 7, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.3 LE.

There are several colours to choose from: Silver, Black, Green, and Ice Blue. It is priced initially at CNY 3,299 (~PHP 26.1K) for the 12/256 variant, CNY 3,599 (~PHP 28.5K) for 16/256, and CNY 3,899 (~PHP 30.9K) for 16/512. First sale starts June 7th but pre-orders are available now.


  • 6.78″ QHD+ (2700x1224px) curved OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 3840Hz PWM Dimming
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4nm)
    • 200MP (Primary), f/1.9, 1/1.4″, 0.56µm, Samsung ISOCELL HP3, OIS
    • 32MP (Telephoto), f/2.4, 2.5x optical zoom, 50x digital zoom, EIS, OIS
    • 12MP (Ultrawide), f/2.2, 112° Field of View
    • FRONT:
      • 50MP (Primary), f/2.4, 4K video recording
      • 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
  • MagicUI 7.1 based on Android 13
  • 5000mAh, 100W fast charging
    • 0-100% in 15 minutes (advertised)
  • USB-C, Stereo Speakers, In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 5G services, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC
  • Black, Silver, Green, Ice Blue
  • PRICE:
    • 12/256: CNY 3,299 (~PHP 26.1K)
    • 16/256: CNY 3,599 (~PHP 28.5K)
    • 16/512: CNY 3,899 (~PHP 30.9K)

Source: Honor (in Chinese)


Here’s the vanilla phone, the Honor 90. One quick way to tell the two apart is to look at the shape of their camera bumps. The Honor 90 uses a more traditional circular shape.

The phone is purely midrange and may be the one we could see land here in the Philippines and globally. The phones come in the same colour as the 90 Pro and an exclusive Silver with diamond stitching. They all look pretty but that diamond cutout stands above the rest.

The display measures roughly the same and with a similar resolution. It is a 6.7″ QHD+ (2664x1200px) OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate and brightness peaks at 1600nits.

The phone is equipped with a boosted Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset where the main core was clocked from 2.4GHz to 2.5GHz. The rest of the CPUs remain unchanged. It comes in 12/256, 16/256, and 16/512 configurations.

The cameras here are watered down, possibly to keep costs low and to keep it in-line as a midrange phone. It kept the same 200MP camera as the Pro as well as the same 12MP ultrawide. However, the telephoto has been replaced with a filler 2MP depth camera instead. The front camera is also shared from the 90 Pro and could also take 4K video recording. Also, unlike the Pro, this phone lacks OIS (but it has EIS).

It comes with the same 5000mAh battery but charging speeds are reduced to 66W. It supports up to 40W of PD charging in case you don’t have the given charger with you. Both phones lack wireless charging.

As always, it comes with a stereo speaker system, in-display fingerprint scanner, 5G services, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and Wi-FI 6/6e.

There are four colours: Green, Black, Ice Blue, and Diamond-cut Silver. Prices start at CNY 2,499 (~PHP 19.8K) for the 12/256 trim, CNY 2,799 (~PHP 22.1K) for 16/256, and CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23.7K) for 16/512. First sale starts June 7th.


  • 6.7″ QHD+ (2664x1200px) curved OLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 1.07 billion colours, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (4nm)
    • 200MP (Primary), f/2.4, EIS
    • 12MP (Ultrawide), f/2.2, 112° Field of View
    • 2MP (Depth), f/2.4
    • FRONT: 50MP (Primary), f/2.4, 4K video recording
  • MagicUI 7.1 based on Android 13
  • 5000mAh, 66W fast charging
  • USB-C, Stereo Speakers, In-display fingerprint scanner
  • 5G services, Dual Nano-SIM Slot, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
  • Black, Diamond-cut Silver, Green, Ice Blue
  • PRICE:
    • 12/256: CNY 2,499 (~PHP 19.8K)
    • 16/256: CNY 2,799 (~PHP 22.1K)
    • 16/512: CNY 2,999 (~PHP 23.7K)

Source: HiHonor