Honor 90 5G Review: A Perfect Comeback (Almost)!

The Honor 90 is the latest premium mid-range phone from the newly independent brand Honor.It marks the brand’s comeback after a three-year absence due to the US Google ban.

The phone is expected to be priced around INR 30,000 to 35,000 in India and will come with attractive offers.

“Honor 90 is a really good mid-range phone that gets a lot of things right.”


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Design and Feel

The Honor 90 has a sleek, lightweight build with a peacock blue colorway and brushed matte finish.It resembles Huawei’s nowhere series with its subtle curves and bold circular camera ring.

The phone feels ergonomic, offers a terrific grip, and houses a big 5000mAh battery.

“I really liked how the Honor 90 looks and feels in the hand…despite its sleek design, it has a big 5000mAh battery inside, which is quite remarkable.”

Design and Feel

Impressive Display

The Honor 90 features a flagship-grade AMOLED display with a 6.7-inch size and 1.5K resolution.It boasts a 220Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color, 1600 nits of peak brightness, and HDR 10+ certification.

The display is the first to receive TÜV Rheinland flicker-free certification with its 3840Hz PWM dimming support.

“The Honor 90’s display is equally impressive…it has a 1.5K resolution, 220Hz refresh rate, and 10-bit color…the screen has received the exomark gold certificate.”

Performance and Memory

The Honor 90 is powered by the capable Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset.It offers a fluid user experience with no lag or overheating issues during everyday tasks.The phone comes with generous memory configuration, with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM in the base variant.

“The Honor 90 is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip…normal usage feels super fluid…multitasking and RAM management have not been a problem…with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM in the base variant.”

Camera Capabilities

Camera Capabilities

The Honor 90 features a primary 200MP ISOCELL HMX sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro shooter.It captures impressive daytime photos with good details and dynamic range.

Low-light shots lack sharpness due to the absence of OIS, but the ultra-wide angle photos have minimal color shift.

“Honor has gone with Samsung’s 200 megapixel ISOCELL HP3 sensor…the images from its main camera are pretty great…they have good details and dynamic range…ultra-wide angle photos are pretty great too.”

Excellent Selfie Camera

The Honor 90 boasts a 50MP sensor for selfies, capturing photos with impressive skin tone and dynamic range.Indoor and outdoor shots maintain quality and feel almost flagship-level.

The phone also supports recording 4K videos from the primary, ultra-wide, and selfie cameras.

“On the Honor 90, the Selfie game is some of the best in the segment…photos have impressive skin tone and dynamic range.”

Honor 90 5G

Battery Life and Charging

The Honor 90 offers decent battery life, easily lasting through a workday.However, the battery optimization is not the best, especially at low battery levels.

The phone supports 66W fast charging, taking it from 0 to 100 in less than an hour.

“The Honor 90 has been getting me through my usual workday just fine…but the battery optimization is not the best…charging speed is pretty sweet with the 66W adapter.”

Conclusion: Honor 90

Overall, the Honor 90 checks a lot of boxes for a balanced mid-range phone.It offers great design, an impressive display, good performance, and capable cameras.

With its competitive pricing and quality of life features, Honor is making a strong comeback in the smartphone market.

“For something under 35,000 rupees in India…I think the Honor 90 is fairly competitively priced…the phone itself and the offers make it a great choice.”

Is HONOR 90 Lite a 5G device?

Yes, the HONOR 90 Lite supports 5G connectivity with both SA and NSA modes, as well as Dual 4G VoLTE.

What is the processor powering the HONOR 90?

The HONOR 90 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition. The CPU type is octa-core with the following configuration: 1×Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 3×Cortex-A710 2.36GHz + 4×Cortex-A510 1.8GHz.

What is the release date of Honor 90 in India?

A report has revealed the launch timeline and pricing of the upcoming Honor 90 smartphone in India.

The Honor 90 will be a premium mid-range smartphone launching soon in India. The device is tipped to launch in India in September.

Does the HONOR 90 Lite support Google Play Services (GMS)?

Yes, the HONOR 90 Lite supports Google Play Services and comes pre-installed with GMS (Google Mobile Service). The device runs on the latest MagicOS 7.1 on top of Android 13.

What are the pricing and color options for the HONOR 90?

The HONOR 90 is available in three fashionable colors: Midnight Black, Emerald Green, and an exclusive color called HiHonor: Diamond Silver. The pricing starts from £449.99 ($573 or Rs. 47,406 approx.) for the 8GB+256GB variant and £499.99 ($637 or Rs. 52,673 approx.) for the 12GB+512GB variant, available on the HiHonor website in the UK.


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