Summary: The Huawei Honor is a bit on the modest side compared to other smartphones out there but Huawei didn't make this a flagship for no good reason. It has a wide range of features with some you can find in more powerful smartphones out in the market. It is very capable, fast, looks elegant, and has a good battery life. It suffers from occasional lags that usually occur when launching apps. But this is Android so it is somewhat a livable flaw.
Summary: At a street price of Rs. 19,900, the Huawei Honor U8860 is playing with the big boys, like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro, Xperia Sola, Galaxy S Plus and the HTC One V. Perhaps its closest competitor is the Galaxy S Plus due to the same screen size. This makes it very difficult to recommend the Honor, since it doesn’t have enough to take any of them down. Like I said earlier, the U8860 would make a very good buy at Rs. 15,000, but not at this price.
Huawei Honour review – a midrange, somewhat high-end smartphone
22 June 2012
Conclusion: Huawei Honour is far from perfect. We’ve had more than a few bad things to say about it. Nonetheless, it’s still a decent option for people who want a midrange phone with extra specs – not to mention an amazing battery life. Now available throughout the UK, make sure to check it out in stores like Clove Technology, Expansys, and Play.com where it’s sold for £250.
Summary: On paper, this has a very capable hardware package. However, the price tag brings it in the same ring against the likes of the HTC One V. Both phones have their tussle on the specs, but the clear disadvantage for the Honour is that it comes with Android 2.3. A promised Android ICS update is only as good it not being here at the moment! You can consider a lot more options around this price bracket - slightly higher and slightly lower.
Pros: Surprisingly good performance, Built well, Display isn't very vivid, but quite crisp
Excerpt: Not that the Huawei Honor (which is spelled in Europe Honour) is anything new but it took Huawei a little bit longer to bring the stand-by monster to Germany. Powered by a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, it was initially launched with Android 2.3 / Gingerbread . However, the test device here is already running an official Beta of Android 4.0 / Ice Cream Sandwich which is expected to be released to the public anytime March.
Conclusion: With all the awesome features and comparable components, the Huawei Honor is one of the best phones put out by Huawei. Though it may not be the best of the best, it is certainly a top-of-the-line high quality product sure to make many customers happy.
Conclusion: The Huawei Honor is a capable device but it would definitely have a hard time dealing with its “Made in China” stigma. Huawei is a major telecommunications player and has enough leverage to cut deals with telecoms and we’re sure it will get over the not so noble origin and turn the situation in its own favor.
Cons: Cheapish gloss, Real smudge magnet, Poor screen quality, Non hot-swappable microSD card, No hardware shutter key, No native video calling despite built-in VGA camera
Summary: The Huawei Honor may be a step up from most of the company's devices that we get our hands on, but U.S. customers should seek local versions of the Android smartphone, like the Huawei Mercury with Cricket.
Pros: The Huawei Honor has an easy-to-use interface overlaying Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and a mega battery that promises lengthy talk times.
Cons: You don't get all the performance you'd expect from the specs, including the 8-megapixel camera. Call quality was also harsh in our tests, and the unlocked price is a probable deterrent for U.S. customers.