Just as we welcomed the Honor 50 series in Europe we get to add the Honor 50 to our review queue. This is the better of a pair of Honor 50 devices, the other one being the Lite model, both of which have official Google Play Services support out of the box.
Let’s get the unboxing out of the way and we’ll go over the Honor 50 highlights. The phone ships with a 66W charger, a cable, a case, USB-C earbuds, and a SIM tool.
The Honor 50 is more or less the same phone as the Huawei nova 9, pictured below, but it has a 108MP main camera, instead of the 50MP of the nova 9, and naturally, Google services. Although the Honor can’t quite match the Huawei nova’s appeal in this Black color variant.
Our unit is the 8/256GB model, but you can get it out with 12/256GB if you’re so inclined. Its display runs at up to 120Hz, which in combination with the zippy Snapdragon 778G chipset results in lovely performance.
We mentioned the main camera swap from the Huawei nova 9, it will be interesting to see how this 108MP main camera performs. Ditto for the 8MP ultrawide. We’re less interested in those two 2MP macro and depth sensors, but we’ll still check if they make any difference at all.
Then there’s battery life – the Huawei nova 9 pushed a 96-hour endurance rating out of the 4,300mAh so it will be interesting to compare it to the GMS-ready Honor 50.
We’ll go over all this and more in our detailed review so stay tuned!