Honor 90 review: screen and storage supreme – but how's the 200MP camera?

While the Honor 90's camera is good, ample storage and a fantastic screen are where it's best-in-class

A photo of the Honor 90
(Image: © Basil Kronfli)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Honor 90's camera misses out on OIS – something most rivals pack – but its 200MP main camera is still very capable thanks to Honor's powerful photo processing. Reasonably strong ultra-wide and selfie cameras also help turn it into a powerful imaging tool, especially once you work out its quirks. Add a best-in-class display and storage credentials to the mix, not to mention solid performance and app support, and this is a mighty package that takes on devices like the Pixel 7a and Nothing Phone (1) with gusto.


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    Best-in-class display

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    Plenty of storage for the price

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    Respectable camera performance

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    Fast charging and long-lasting battery


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    Mono-speaker is easy to cover up

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    Magic OS has some bloatware

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    No water or dust resistance

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    No wireless charging

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The Honor 90 launches with two headline features: a 200MP camera and a DxOmark-rated best-in-class screen. Those two highlights are enough to make us pay attention. Still, when you factor in the rest of the phone’s flourishes: a 50MP selfie camera, curved glass across the front and back, and an abundance of storage – 256GB or 512GB – double what you’d expect at the Honor 90’s price, there’s enough here to make it an instant hit on paper.

Honor’s also had a good run of launches since it parted ways with Huawei a couple of years ago. Its Honor Magic 4 Pro and Magic 5 Pro are excellent camera phones, and last year’s Honor 70 – the predecessor to the Honor 90 – impressed, even if it didn’t wow us.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.