+ Premium Looking
- Phone unable to lay due to the dual-ring design
- Camera performance not up to expectations but sufficient
- Not very affordable
Lo and behold, I’m reviewing my first ever smartphone. In today’s era, vloggers are on the rise and it makes this phone a top choice for people who are looking for a lighter alternative. Which is why, today I'll be playing with - the Honor 50.
Unboxing & First Impression
Upon receiving the box, I realized that it’s a rather plain white box with holographic wordings of the logo on the top and of the sides of the box as well as the 5G symbol on top.
Within the box, you will get the phone itself, a 66W charger and the corresponding USB Type-A to Type-C cable, a transparent phone case along with a SIM card ejector and USB Type-C earpiece. I am actually a tad-bit disappointed that it came with a 2-pin charger instead of a 3-pin one.
The HONOR 50 unit I received came in Midnight Black, though there are other colours such as Frost Crystal (personal favourite), Emerald Green and Honor Code if black is not your type. At first glance, the body of the phone itself is glossy and has a dual-ring camera design. If you ask me, I genuinely don’t enjoy the dual-ring camera setup as it adds a bump to the phone, not allowing it to lay still. On the contrary, I do enjoy the sleek design of it and it certainly feels very premium. It is, however, a fingerprint magnet, but that’s just a small price we have to pay as it cleans off pretty easily too.
On the right side of the phone, it has the volume rocker and lock button. Whereas, on the bottom it has a mono-speaker, SIM-card tray and a USB-C charging port.
I am, however, particularly impressed with its weight. Weighing only 175 grams, it is probably one of the lightest phones I've used up to date.
The HONOR 50 has a 6.57 inch OLED display, full HD and a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution. It also has a 75 degree super curve display and it gives you the option to customise the cutout in settings.
This device supports up to a 120 Hz refresh rate but if you want to save up battery, you may opt for a 60Hz refresh rate under Standard mode.
This device also features eBook-mode, which I enjoy as I LOVE reading eBooks on my mobile phone before bed, it adjusts the brightness and colour of the screen to lessen the stress on our eyes.