Honor 50 review

Honor returns with a stylish mid-range smartphone with a 108MP camera – along with Google Services

Honor 50
(Image: © Hannah Rooke / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Honor 50 is a stylish-looking phone with lots of nifty features such as multiple cameras, fast charging and a curved-edge, OLED screen – but it just doesn't have the wow factor we were hoping for. It does take good pictures, and it has some great video features such as dual recording using the front and back cameras simultaneously, but we're not sure how much you would use it.


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    High-res front camera

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    Fast charging

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    Sleek, lightweight design


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    Both 2MP cameras are poor quality

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It's been two years since Honor last released a phone in the UK, and the Honor 50 is a stylish but slightly underwhelming phone. Now that Honor is a completely separate brand to Huawei, it's started using Google Services and users have access to Android Apps. Not only does this make it a much easier phone to sell, it means that Honor can start making its way back into the mainstream market and challenge the best camera phones once again. 

The standout feature of the Honor 50 is the attractive design, although it looks very similar to that of the Huawai Nova 9 and Huawei P50 Pro, so perhaps it's not all that original. It's based on a traditional twin reflex camera and features four separate cameras of varying degrees of quality. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.