Just got back from the launch of the Huawei Honor earlier where we also get to touch and feel this mid-range Android phone that the company claims can give you 3 days of battery life. This phone is set to arrive next week with a friendly price tag of Php13,999.
For the uninitiated, the Huawei Honor is a 4-inch 1.4GHz single-core phone that feels, well mid-range. There’s nothing special with its design. The 10.9mm thickness is just average and the blocky form doesn’t make it look thin as they’re advertising it to be. It reminds me of the LG Optimus Black in terms of plainness with the textured back of a few Samsung Galaxy phones. But I’m glad that 4-inch phones are creeping in the mid-range space.
Everything is quite average really which fits the mid-range category for smartphones. It has a 1GB storage which is expandable via microSD and 512MB RAM. It does, however, have an 8-megapixel camera that can do 720p video recording and a 2-megapixel camera up front. Definitely, worth the price you’re paying it for. It also comes with Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the ICS update coming next quarter.
What Huawei is boasting about the Honor is the battery life which they say can go up to 3 days with normal use, and even 3 weeks on standby. This is due to the 1930mAh battery and a power saving feature (software-based) they have on their phone.
The Honor also comes with a 16GB cloud storage and a service they called Cloud+ where you can backup and restore your phone’s data, locate your phone in case it gets stolen, and do a remote wipe if needed.
The Huawei Honor will arrive in stores next week with an SRP of Php13,999. I was expecting a 15k price but am glad it will go for 14k. The closest competition would be the slightly cheaper, thinner and brighter LG Optimus Black.
|Huawei Honor Specs:|
|1.4GHz Single-core Qualcomm MSM8255T S2 Snapdragon|
|Adreno 205 GPU|
|4-inch TFT FWVGA (854 x 480) display|
|Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread (ICS update on April)|
|512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage expandable up to 32GB microSD|
|8MP autofocus camera with LED flash|
|720p video recording|
|2-megapixel front camera|
|HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR, A2DP|
|GPS w/ aGPS support|
|Li-Ion 1930 mAh battery|