Prior to the official European release of the brand new Honor smartphone we have managed to get our hands on one of the first to hit the UK to see what the fuss is about.
I imagine a lot of you are wondering who the heck Honor are, right? I was in the same boat as you and will admit when it comes to smartphones I am pretty loyal to my current brand. Although in saying that lately one or two things have been starting to annoy me with my present phone. The battery life primarily…I will admit that I am a heavy user…but I think a phone’s battery should still last more than a few hours. Mine is lucky to last me anywhere near half a day. Secondly since I updated the software recently (can you guess which phone I use yet?) the phone has become sluggish and unresponsive, which really is starting to annoy me.
Honor think of themselves are being completely different from the other big boys of the phone world. Yes of course the functionality and features are very similar to the likes of Apple or Samsung but the pricetag certainly ain’t. The exact price has yet to be released but I am told that you can expect an RRP of around half that of its competitors. Interesting eh? Is the lower price reflected in the quality or features? Honor want to keep things schtum until the official launch so we can’t share any pictures of the Honor phone itself but I can tell you about all of its great features.
The first time I picked up the handset I instantly noticed the weight, it really is light but not in a flimsy way it still feels substantial and well made. Like most of us these days I don’t tend to bother reading instruction manuals and there was no exception here. I tuned on the smartphone and started to mess around with it. I am used to ios (the apple system) and this uses Android but I had no problems navigating my way around the menus to find what I was looking for.
The screen is sharp and bright, this was actually one of the things I liked most when using the Honor smartphone actually. The colours really are vivid and the display is crystal clear. Next up to get the once over was the web browser which again I was pretty pleased with. I tested The Everyday Man homepage and it loaded in a flash, somewhat faster than on my personal phone.
To be honest I found it hard to fault this phone on any level, the only thing that I will say as I enjoy the integration that I get with my current phone, tablet, laptop etc but as a standalone smartphone I think the Honor is a pretty impressive piece of kit and when you compare the cost of the current market leaders it is really quite remarkable.
Are you brave enough to be one of the first people in the UK to get your hands on the Honor when it launches next week you can register your interest here. Once you register you will also be entered into a prize draw for your chance to win 1 of 50 smartphones.