A few years ago, I reviewed a budget-friendly phone from Huawei’s sub-brand, the Honor View10. I loved it, and while Honor was meant to be a lower-priced option than Huawei, I didn’t find the phone lacking in the least; it looked, felt, and functioned beautifully. Honor is now a standalone company, completely separate from Huawei, and they’ve released the Honor Magic4 Pro. It’s a big deal, and we’ll talk about why in this review.
It’s safe to say we’ve hit a point with smartphones where what makes a phone stand out is created on the margins. In other words, all phones are big slabs of glass with nice big screens, so what makes them stand out is what else they bring, from battery life to amazing cameras. Honor Magic 3 series is taking that to a whole new level with a camera they’re calling IMAX-enhanced for filmmaking, unlike anything you’ve been able to do before on a smartphone!
Honor consistently releases impressive devices at wallet-friendly prices. They’ve got two new fitness tracking watches and two new laptops coming to outfit you for whatever the rest of 2020 has to throw at you!
Berlin’s annual IFA show is the largest consumer electronics event in Europe with “more digital lifestyle products in one place than any other show worldwide.” After walking the show floor, sitting in on private pre-briefings, standing inside packed press conferences, and attending media-only showcase events, these are the items we’ve chosen for Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2019 Awards.
We’ve been quite impressed with the various phones we’ve reviewed from Honor. Their sleek form factor, powerful processors, fantastic cameras, and implementation of AI have made their offerings stand out in a crowded field. Now Honor is getting ready to unveil their next flagship phone, and they are teasing a special collaboration with Moschino.
Some months ago I had the opportunity to review the Honor View 10 smartphone. I was impressed with pretty much every aspect of the device and even more impressed by its price which brings it in at about half of what you pay for a new iPhone. Honor has done some amazing things with even lower cost devices, and today we’re looking at the Honor 8X.
We found so many great new products this year at CES that we could have easily awarded 20 with a “Best of CES” designation, but alas, we could only pick ten. Here, in no particular order, are Gear Diary’s top 10 picks for Best of CES 2019.
Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei, but like many younger siblings, they’re ready to escape Huawei’s shadow. The upcoming Honor View20 is a jaw-dropping phone, one that has the potential to not only overshadow their big siblings but make some consumers say “Apple who?”
Honor wowed us with the power, quality, and value of their phones. The Honor View10 is a powerful device at an accessible price. (Read the review.) Now, the Honor 8X is here to make powerful larger-screen devices accessible to all. Its huge screen and powerful specs make this an accessible phone for those who don’t want to compromise.
The annual IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin covers about 160,000 square meters and almost 2,000 exhibitors. Whether it was on the floor, at a press conference, at the media-only Showstoppers event, or in private meetings, we scoured IFA to find the latest and greatest to make up Gear Diary’s Best of IFA 2018 list.
Want a smartphone, but don’t want to pay more than £99? If you are in one of the areas where it’s available, you can do just that with the Honor 7S. Available in Mexico, Columbia, Serbia, South Africa, Egypt, the Philippines, and parts of Europe, the Honor 7S strips away many flagship expectations to inexpensively deliver a smartphone experience.
Honor has announced a software update for the Honor 7X which brings with it Face Unlock. The Honor 7X is one of the best budget smartphones on the market. It’s a phone that looks, feels and operates like a much more expensive device, yet it only costs $199.
Judie and Helena were at CES 2018 and were “wowed” by the Honor View10 smartphone. In fact, it received one of the very first Gear Diary Best of CES 2018 awards! I was excited to check it out and have been using a review sample for the past few weeks. Honestly, it deserved our Best of… award and much more.
Honor’s flagship phone, the View10 is finally available for pre-order in the U.S. The phone earned one of our Best of CES awards. Priced at $499, the Honor View10 is gunning for “affordable” flagship phones like the OnePlus 5T. It’s also one of the most affordable ways to experience artificial intelligence on your smartphone.
With more than 4,000 companies exhibiting at CES, choosing the best of CES was a challenge. Even so, we want to recognize the products we saw that are truly innovative, take technology in new directions or, in one case, make something great accessible to every consumer.
Honor has set some lofty goals with the Honor 7X, and that is to be the best budget phone of 2018. After spending some time with the Honor 7X, we can safely say that they aren’t far off from it. Priced at $199, the Honor 7X is priced to compete with the Moto G5 Plus.
Today in London, Honor announced their new Honor 7X. Retailing for just $199 in the U.S., the Honor is targeting the budget crowd; even more specifically it’s going after the Moto G5 which it undercuts by $30.
Huawei’s focus has been making affordable smartphones with top-notch features for the past few years now, and a lot is the same with the Honor 6x, their latest smartphone that’s targeted at users who don’t want to spend a lot of money for premium features.
One of the highlights of the first day of CES has to be hands down, the unveiling of the Honor 6x. A budget smartphone with specs that you’d expect to pay a hefty price for, the follow up tot he popular Honor 5x just continues being a success. Available for pre-order on January 4th, the Honor 6x packs so many features, listening them next to the price tag you’d think I were lying. With a dual-lens rear camera, the 5.5-inch (1920x1080p) display Honor 6x has a metallic body s available in grey, silver and gold, comes in three variations in…
Huawei brings their new flagship Android smartphone, the Honor 8, to the market sporting an affordable $399.99 price tag. The Honor 8 features a gorgeous, yet slippery, flagship-style design, 5.2-inch 1080p touchscreen, 12-megapixel dual-lens main camera and 8-megapixel front-facing camera, and a rear fingerprint sensor/button combination. The Honor 8 is powered by an octa-core 2.3 GHz CPU with 4MB RAM.
We will be doing a full review of the Honor 5X soon; it’s a phone with the build quality of a flagship at budget pricing. But the Honor EMUI skin has gotten a lot of criticism, and it may not be as bad as first reaction seems. It’s easy to judge the EMUI apps and enhancements negatively if you’re a fan of plain, stock Android. But this is a phone aimed at people who aren’t looking for a flagship; Honor is a subsidiary of Huawei, and if you want a flagship, they make the Nexus 6P or the Huawei Mate…