Everything you need to know about Honor

Feature

Find out about Honor, and its range of spectacular smartphones...
by
Everything you need to know about Honor

Never heard of smartphone manufacturer, Honor? You’re not alone

At CES 2017 we saw the unveiling of a brand new smartphone by a fairly young group called Honor. But where did Honor come from? And is this new(-ish) company something you should know about?

Absolutely.

Sub-brand of Huawei

Honor was established in 2013, and exists as a sub-brand of Chinese manufacturer, Huawei. Honor themselves have likened the relationship to that of BMW and Mini.

The group was invented to accommodate China’s want for a more affordable line of smartphones, and a year later it began to expand to other countries.

Honor debuted at CES 2016 with the Huawei Honor 5X, which like all the other Honor smartphones, was only available to buy online. And the trend continues following this year’s announcement of the 6X, 8 and 5c, which will all be available to order from our website soon. Let’s meet the phones…

Honor 5c

The Honor 5c is the entry-level handset in the current range, but that’s not to say it’s missing out on impressive specs. It has a 5.2-inch Full HD display, a 13MP camera, 8MP front-facing lens, and 16GB of internal storage. If that’s not enough room, there’s also space for a microSD card of up to 256GB.

Honor 6X

The Honor 6X is the biggest of the trio, with a large 5.5-inch Full HD screen, impressive dual lens (12MP and 2MP), for those arty background blur shots, and 32GB of storage inside. And just like the 5c, that can be expanded with a microSD card.

Click here to check out our hands on review from CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

Honor 8

The Honor 8 is the flagship smartphone of the range. It has the same screen as the 5c, but that’s where the similarities end. On the back of the phone there are two 12MP lenses, and a third sensor the front meauring in at 8MP. There’s also a huge octa-core processor, 32GB of storage, and a massive 4GB RAM.

Looks-wise, it's got a very unique design. The back of the phone is crafted using 15 layers of glass, and we've never seen a design like it. It reflects light in vertical bars, that cross over each other as you adjust its position. Just check the blue version in the GIF below, and see for youself...

You’ll be able to order all three phones from Carphone Warehouse’s website very soon, so make sure you keep it with The Lowdown for the latest information.

What are your thoughts? Join the conversation here…

comments powered by Disqus
Meet the Honor 6X, which has just been unveiled at the Las Vegas show, CES 2017. Top specs include a
Here's a roundup of the latest tech announcements and smart gadgets from CES 2017, the International
Keep up to date on all the latest mobile news from CES 2017 with Carphone Warehouse, reporting live

22 May, 2017
HTC has lifted the curtain on its 2017 flagship smartphone, the U11. One of its standout...
21 May, 2017
Whether you’re switching from Android to iOS, or switching from iPhone to Google,...
19 May, 2017
If you think you might have missed any of the latest tech news, help is at hand....
18 May, 2017
Google's annual I/O conference always has some great surprise announcements, and...
18 May, 2017
One of the main features on any new smartphone is its camera, so we've created this...

22 May, 2017
HTC has lifted the curtain on its 2017 flagship smartphone, the U11. One of its standout...
18 May, 2017
One of the main features on any new smartphone is its camera, so we've created this...
17 May, 2017
The investigation into the nation's most used and favoured apps continues, with names...
16 May, 2017
We take a quick look at three smartphone manufacturers, and how much things have...
16 May, 2017
Our Android smartphone flowchart will help you decide whether you're more Pixel by...
15 May, 2017
If you don't know your Siri from your Alexa, we've put together this guide to virtual...
11 May, 2017
If you just can't wait to get a new phone on upgrade day, you might have upgrade...
10 May, 2017
We want to make sure you're up to date with all the latest smartphones, so we'll...
10 May, 2017
The Nokia 3310 is undoubtedly one of the most iconic mobile phones of the 2000's,...
2 May, 2017
Carphone Warehouse can save you £152 on average when you switch and save. We take...
1 May, 2017
A recent study conducted by Carphone Warehouse has suggested that mobile network...
28 April, 2017
If you’re looking to change your contract or save on your monthly outgoings, then...