Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

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Since its final separation from Huawei and its sale to another company, Honor has been striving to regain its position, and within a few months, it has reorganized itself and adopted a new marketing strategy that deviates from its previous policies. This move is aimed at distancing itself from flooding the market with several phones that couldn’t compete with the rising power of Chinese competitors like Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme.

However, it must be said that Honor has managed to regain some balance. This is evident in the nature of the phones unveiled recently. At the end of last May, the Honor 70 was unveiled as part of this lineup. The phone managed to attract a lot of attention due to its impressive capabilities for its category. Despite its non-competitive price, it still managed to win the admiration of many users. In this article, after several weeks since the phone’s release, we’ll put it under the microscope to see if it truly deserves this admiration.

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

Due to its relatively large screen size and rectangular design that looks massive, it’s quite challenging to use the phone single-handedly. It’s not designed for that, even for those with larger hands. However, the phone is remarkably slim, measuring only 7.9mm thick, and lightweight at just 178 grams. However, its width of 73.3mm and noticeable length of 161.4mm confirm the difficulty of one-handed use.

In terms of design, the phone features a slightly curved OLED screen with a punch-hole design at the top center. This design is similar to that of other phones in various categories, such as the Xiaomi 12 Pro and Samsung Galaxy A73. The screen has a 20:9 aspect ratio, occupying around 90.8% of the phone’s front surface, indicating the slimness of the surrounding bezels. Despite its bulkiness, which some may not prefer, its design is undeniably attractive and closer to flagship than mid-range phones.

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

As for the back design, it includes two large circles at the top left, housing the rear camera lenses and LED flash. Honor has adopted this design in a limited range of its recent phones. However, the phone lacks dual speakers, so it doesn’t support stereo sound and settles for a single speaker only. Additionally, it doesn’t include a 3.5mm headphone jack, a feature that has become common nowadays. In terms of wireless connectivity technologies, the phone supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 with aptX HD support and NFC for wireless payments. It also features an in-display optical fingerprint scanner.

Regarding the materials used in the phone’s construction, they are not officially specified. According to specifications, the phone does not feature any dust or water resistance according to any standard. It also lacks any protection for the screen or back from any version of Corning Gorilla Glass.

The Honor 70 boasts a stunning OLED screen. It’s a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, occupying around 90.8% of the front surface. The screen resolution is 2400 × 1080 pixels with a density of 395 pixels per inch. The screen supports 1 billion colors and a 120Hz refresh rate. It also supports gradual brightness adjustment up to 1920Hz. However, it lacks some features such as HDR10 and Dolby Vision support.

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

The Honor 70 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus processor with a 6nm architecture. It consists of one Cortex-A78 core clocked at 2.5GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It also integrates an Adreno 642L GPU. The phone comes in two powerful versions: one with 8GB of RAM and either 128GB or 256GB of internal storage, and another with 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of internal storage. The phone doesn’t support external memory cards and runs on Android 12 with the Magic UI 6.1 user interface.

The Honor 70 features a triple-lens rear camera consisting of a wide lens with a 54MP Sony IMX800 sensor and a 1/1.49-inch pixel size. It has a f/1.9 aperture and is supported by PDAF autofocus technology. The second sensor is an ultra-wide lens with a 50MP resolution, f/2.2 aperture, 122-degree field of view, and also functions as a macro lens. The third sensor is dedicated to portrait photos and has a 2MP resolution with an f/2.4 aperture.

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

The front camera has a 32MP resolution with an f/2.4 aperture. The phone supports 4K video recording at 30fps and 1080p video recording at 30/60fps with electronic image stabilization.

The Honor 70 is equipped with a 4800mAh lithium-polymer battery supported by 66W fast charging technology capable of charging the phone from zero to 60% in just 20 minutes. It also supports 5W reverse wireless charging via USB Type-C.

Full Review of the Honor 70 Premium Smartphone

The phone is available in some European markets for €550 for the 8/128GB version and €600 for the 8/256GB version, which are the two versions currently available in Europe. If it becomes available in Egypt later, you will be able to know the price of the Honor 70 phone and compare it with the best price offered in different stores through the Yaoota website.

  • The operating system mentioned is the latest system accepted by smartphones at the time of writing the article, according to the company’s official website. Some smartphones may accept upgrades to newer versions of operating systems.
  • The prices of smartphones mentioned in this article are the prices listed in stores at the time of publication, and prices fluctuate up and down according to market movements.

Author Rating

Overall Rating based on reviewers at technic4u
80%

Design

80%

Performance

80%

camera

80%

Battery

80%

Additional features

Positives

  • +The processor delivers very good performance.
  • +Type C port with fast charging up to 66 watts.
  • +In-screen fingerprint sensor providing quick response.
  • +The battery holds up for a reasonable amount of time during the day without any issues and is better than the previous version, HONOR 50.
  • +The cameras offer very good performance, both the front and rear cameras.
  • +OLED screen with hole-punch design featuring HDR10+ and a 120Hz refresh rate, curved edges supporting a billion colors.
  • +Sleek and lightweight design from HONOR.
  • +Lightweight software with full support for Google services officially.

Negatives

  • -Does not support expandable memory card.
  • -Does not support a 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • -External speakers do not support stereo sound.
  • -Rear cameras protrude significantly from the back of the phone.
  • -No official announcement regarding the screen protection layer.
  • -It would have been better if it were waterproof with any certification.
  • -Relatively high price of the phone.
80%

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