If there’s a brand that’s on a roll lately, it’s HONOR. 2023 was HONOR’s year, the brand started the year with a bang with the launch of its HONOR X9a 5G, then followed through by launching the rest of its X-series smartphones. They didn’t stop there, they also brought their two most sought-after smartphones with the flagship HONOR Magic5 Pro and the photography master mid-ranger the HONOR 90 5G. Finally, they capped off the year by launching the HONOR 90 Lite 5G and the HONOR Pad X9 the brand’s newest tablet.
Beyond Tablets, HONOR has also launched two laptops earlier this year. The HONOR MagicBook X14 and HONOR MagicBook X15 laptops have taken the stage as productivity machines at a great price. Truly HONOR has created a device fit for whatever you need.
If you’re looking for a great smartphone or productivity device, HONOR has your back.
HONOR Magic5 Pro: For the Shutterbugs
HONOR has cemented itself as one of the best camera smartphones in the market. The HONOR Magic series has constantly placed highly on DXOMark’s best smartphone camera list and their newest flagship the HONOR Magic5 Pro is no exception.
This award-winning smartphone has a triple-camera setup that is the most powerful in the HONOR lineup. For the main camera, it has a 50-megapixel shooter with an f/1.6 aperture and OIS. The secondary camera is a 50-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a f/2.0 aperture. Finally, the Magic5 Pro has a 50-megapixel periscope telephoto camera with an f/3.5 aperture, 3.5x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom, and OIS to keep the image sharp even when you’re maxing out the zoom. At the front is a dual camera setup with a main 12-megapixel selfie camera and a 3D Depth camera which allows for a faster yet more secure facial recognition on the device.
Beyond the camera, the HONOR Magic5 Pro exudes premium-ness, after all, it is HONOR’s flagship. It has the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor mated to several of HONOR’s chipsets namely, the HONOR C1 RF to improve communication, a discrete display chip for a smoother and more stable image, and a discrete secure chipset for a more comprehensive secure in your device. It has 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. As for the battery it’s powered by a 5100 mAh battery that supports HONOR’s 66W SuperCharge and 50W Wireless SuperCharge.
The HONOR Magic5 Pro has a 6.81-inch OLED display with a 2848 x 1312 resolution. It has a bit of a curved design which helps not only for more screen real estate but also for gripping the phone securely. Running the Magic5 Pro is HONOR’s MagicOS 7.1 which is based on Android 13.
HONOR 90 5G
Another notable phone for you shutterbugs is the HONOR 90 5G. This smartphone features a massive 200-megapixel Ultra-Clear main camera which with the added HONOR Image Engine enables you to capture stunning images no matter what the situation is.
The HONOR 90 5G was also made for those who are constantly browsing on their phones. The HONOR 90 5G’s 6.7-inch display is fitting with the world’s 3840 Hz PWM Dimming screen. What this innovative technology does is almost eliminate the flicker on your display. Flickers are one of the main causes of eye strain from mobile devices, making the HONOR 90 5G one of the best smartphones to protect your eyes in the long run.
Beyond the phone’s features, the HONOR 90 5G is a powerful device. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor with 12 GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. It’s powered by a 5000 mAh battery capable of HONOR’s 66W SuperCharge.
HONOR 90 Lite 5G and HONOR X8a
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For those looking for a more budget option, there’s the HONOR 90 Lite 5G and HONOR X8a. The HONOR 90 Lite 5G has a smaller, still big 100-megapixel main camera. It’s not the same level as the HONOR 90 5G, but it can produce great and stunning images. The phone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 6020 processor with 5G connectivity. It has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal storage. Finally, it has a 4500mAh battery with up to 22.5W fast charging.
Lastly, the HONOR X8a is a great option for those who do want to spend a lot on a great camera. The HONOR X8a has a 100-megapixel main camera which captures great images. While the camera is one of the best in its segment, the X8a is no slouch either with its MediaTek Helios G88 processor. The phone has 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage which for most is more than enough. Battery-wise it has a 4500mAh battery capable of 22.5W fast charging.
HONOR X9a 5G:Durable yet elegant
The HONOR X9a 5G set the tone for HONOR in 2023. It was the brand’s first smartphone launched in 2023 and was an immediate success thanks to its great design and durable display.
The HONOR X9a 5G is the brand’s durability king. How durable is the phone? To prove it, HONOR allowed us to throw the phone around and not a scratch. You can smash some walnuts with it and it wouldn’t even scratch. Even during the launch, even HONOR was so confident that they had the phone run over by a car and not a single damage was in sight.
You might think that for a phone to be that durable it must be quite bulky, and you would be wrong. The HONOR X9a 5G is a looker in person. It comes in at just 7.9mm thin with a curved display. Speaking of display it has a 6.67-inch curved OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate. The display’s 0.65mm super-reinforced glass is what makes the phone durable and able to withstand accidental drops and bumps with no problem.
A budget-premium smartphone, the HONOR X9a 5G balances great design and performance for its price. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal storage. It has a reasonably good 64-megapixel main camera and a 16-megapixel selfie camera. For battery, it has a 5100 mAh battery with 40W HONOR SuperCharge.
HONOR X7a: Battery and value kings
Battery life remains a defining feature for most smartphones. While flagships tend to offset battery life with ultra-fast charging, you’ll need to find the nearest outlet in case your phone runs out of juice. Lucky for you HONOR has the phone to beat just that.
The HONOR X7a is HONOR’s battery king. It has a rated 3-day battery life with its massive 6000 mAh battery. The battery will last you for days on the HONOR X7a, best of all if you do end up on the red, there is a 22.5W HONOR SuperCharge to recharge the device in a jiffy. The HONOR X7a is powered by a MediaTek G37 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal storage expandable via microSD card. The X7a has a quad camera setup with a 50-megapixel main camera, a 2-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. For the front camera, it has an 8-megapixel shooter.
HONOR X6a and HONOR X5 Plus
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Other notable value-for-money HONOR phones are the HONOR X6a and HONOR X5 Plus.
The HONOR X6a comes in at just PHP 6,990 and is powered by a MediaTek Helios G36 processor with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage expandable via microSD. It has a 6.56-inch LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 720 x 1612 resolution. It also has a quad-camera setup at the back with the main shooter being a 50-megapixel wide lens while the selfie camera is a 5-megapixel shooter.
The HONOR X5 Plus will set you back PHP 5,490; which is not a lot to pay for a great phone. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio G36 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage also expandable via microSD. It has a 6.5-inch LCD display with a 90 Hz refresh rate. Unlike the X6a the X5 Plus only has a dual-camera setup at the back with the main shooter still a 50-megapixel wide camera, the selfie is a similar 5-megapixel shooter.
HONOR Pad X9
As for tablets, the brand recently launched its newest tablet, the HONOR Pad X9.
The HONOR Pad X9 is an 11.5-inch tablet with a 120Hz display with a 2K HONOR Fullview display. It’s powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 685 Processor with 128GB of internal storage. The HONOR Pad X9 was made for media streaming and binge-watching. Not only is its display excellent but the 6 stereo speakers is one of the best in the market. Additionally, the 7250 mAh battery will last you days on end so you can be sure you can continue watching that drama without worrying about battery life.
HONOR MagicBook X14 and X15: Boundless Connectivity and productivity
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HONOR is more than a phone brand. Earlier this year the brand launched their laptops with the HONOR MagicBook X14 and MagicBook X15.
The HONOR MagicBook X-series are sleek laptops that have either a 14-inch display (MagicBook X14) or a 15.6-inch display (MagicBook X15). Both laptops are powered with 11th gen Intel processors with the smaller X14 having an Intel Core i3 with Intel UHD graphics with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. This small laptop only weighs 1.38kg and comes in at just 15.9mm thin making it one of the most portable devices in the market.
The X15 on the other hand has a more powerful Intel Core i5 processor mated to an Intel Iris Xe graphics. It has 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. It weighs 1.56kg which is pretty light for a 15-inch device, and comes at just 16.9mm thick. Both laptops are equipped with HONOR Magic-link which allows you to connect your HONOR phone wirelessly to transfer files seamlessly to enable maximum productivity.