Lacks an AMOLED display. You can get a good sAMOLED display now in the low range M series Samsung devices. Now, judge that for yourself - a phone that has huge performance on tap (Kimi 980, the same that you get in the higher Huawei Mate Flagship range). Indeed this is a Flagship level device but the brand doesn't let us extract out all the performancd, cutting short the experience with an LCD display, an AMOLED, even that of a medium quality resolution would have made it a great choice at this price point.At a time when OLED and AMOLED have become benchmark for this range of devices, this display doesn't stand out at all.Display gets 2/5 (NO AMOLED, NO GO!)Gaming - 3/5. It gets 5/5 for Kirin 980 processor, but you need to have a good display too for that kind of immersive experience, and hence a lower score.Android updates are doubtful.Kirin 980 kills it, but that doesn't make up for all the value. Coz, we are yet to see how long Huawei devices get Android updates and support from Google.Unless, the (90% value) buyback option was there like on Flipkart, it's a no go for me at least.Decide for yourself: Do you want to spend this much on a device where updates are doubtful? And which lacks a good display at such a price point???
I bought this phone at a price of 23k. Here are my initial viewpoints for the phone.Pros:1. In a market full of huge phones, this one is welcome change. Phone is compact and easy to use2. Even though display is not amoled, it is still pretty good3. Phone feels very premium with top notch build quality4. Very capable selfie and rear cameras and probably amongst the best under 30k range. Only worthy selfie challenger in this range is Asus 6z which still costs around 7-8k more for similar spec variant5. Kirin 980 is awesome and draws flagship performance like snapdragon 8556. Good battery life. Kirin processors fare better than snapdragon due to efficient power usage. Do not get fooled by mah numbers7. Phone is zippy. Efficient ram management. No lags at all8. Charges pretty quickly as it comes bundled with a super charger9. No ads experienced like in redmi phones10. Dedicated earpiece ensures good call quality. Some of the premium phones have screen sound technology and I don't find them good enough11. Fingerprint sensor is quick and is well placed. I love this feature12. Phone has notification Led. Many smartphones are giving this a skip13. Phone shipped was manufactured in Nov 2019, so this pricing is not a stock clearing exercise. Phone runs with October security patch. Android Q is assured for this phoneCons1. Haptic feedback on the phone is not great2. Phone misses out on 3.5mm headphone jack. Though type c to 3.5 convertor is provided in the box3. Sound volume from speakers could have been better. No dolby atmos either4. Honor comes with their own type of protection for front and back glass. This seems less assuring than Gorilla glass protection5. Charger bundled is 40watt. Phone supports 20 watt supercharge. I wonder what ill effect could happen to battery and phone due to surplus charge6. Camera's don't have OIS7. GPU performance not as good as Adreno, but still works fine8. Most good phones support at least two android updates. Even though phone will supportt android Q, we don't know how all this turns up an year laterConclusionAt a price point of 23k, this is a brilliant package, specially for those who don't want premium experience cost a fortune.Pros for this phone weighs much more than its cons and is a worthy handset.Prospective one plus 7 buyers can save few bucks for this better package.Realme XT, Vivo Z1X, Redmi K20 prospect buyers can invest a bit more to get premium experience.Please don't compare this phone with likes of oneplus7T and reno snapdragon series which costs almost 10k more.Hope this is helpful!
Not good , very bad phone
Using this mobile for a week now I must say its a power packed phone with super built quality, camera is amazing for day or night usage photos are better from one plus 7, night mode is super awesome only thing you need to keep mobile steady for few seconds than it shows the magic, kirin 980 a flagship processor playing call of duty and asphalt 9 on high setting a butter smooth experience while playing and I must say side fingerprint is actually the right place for fingerprint sensor, it unlocks within a blink overall am happy with the purchase its worth the money and its sure to get Android 10 as Huawei issue has been resolved with google, honor has issued statement on there website regarding future update. Absolute gem for one hand usage. Note : Mobile does not have IR blaster as claimed by many YouTuber