Hands-on review: Honor 70 smartphone
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Hands-on review: Honor 70 smartphone

Hands-on review: Honor 70 smartphone

The smartphone is aimed at today’s social media generation, who seek flagship-level photography and videography capabilities

Divsha Bhat
Honor 70

Honor recently announced the launch of its latest addition to its high-end N series smartphone line-up – Honor 70. The new smartphone features a strong triple-camera system and a symmetrical curved design. It also introduces innovative performance and functionality while providing a rich user experience. For example, the industry-first solo cut vlog mode feature produces portrait vlogs that track a specific person in a group video and two high-definition videos simultaneously.

Here’s a detailed review of the product.

What’s in the box?

  • Honor 70 smartphone
  • Honor SuperCharge
  • Sim eject tool
  • Type-C cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Protective cover
  • Protective film

Design and display
Continuing the curved dual-ring design of the N Series, the Honor 70 features an axisymmetric camera design. It is said to have drawn inspiration from the craftsmanship of jewellery design. The smartphone is 7.91mm thick, approximately 178g in weight and has a sleek and stylish finish. It tends to slide into small handbags and pockets easily. Designed to meet the different tastes of the fashion-conscious customers, the Honor 70 is available in colours including iconic crystal silver, midnight black, emerald green, and icelandic frost. With a rounded corner super curved OLED display, the screen’s diagonal length is 6.67 inches. The smartphone has a 120Hz dynamic refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and a 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut.

Performance and storage
The Honor 70 runs on Honor Magic UI 6.1, which is based on Android 12. But it’s the brand’s GPU Turbo X engine that maximises performance. The smartphone has a storage space of 8GB RAM and 256 ROM.

Camera capabilities
The smartphone features a 54MP Sony IMX800 primary video camera and is also equipped with a 50MP ultra-wide camera that doubles as a macro camera. It also features the Sony 1/1.49-inch Sony IMX800 camera sensor, which captures more light for brighter and more detailed pictures, especially in backlit and night environments. The smartphone also has a 32MP selfie camera at the front.

The most important feature of this smartphone is that it introduces the first-ever solo cut vlog mode, enabling budding creators to produce portrait vlogs using person autofocus tracking technology. Supported by the person re-identification and person temporal tracking technology, this enables users to put the spotlight on a specific person in a group video. Even when the subject is out of the frame, it can automatically return when it is back, taking creative vlogging to a new level. Furthermore, it also offers 4k video recording in normal video recording at 30 frames per second. In addition, with a seamless focus switch feature, users can change the focus of the video to spotlight a different subject at the tap of a finger.

Battery life
The device is packed with a self-developed single-cell dual-loop battery design. With a 4800mAh battery, the smartphone delivers a fast-charging experience with the 66W Honor Wired SuperCharge technology, where users can charge the device to 60 per cent from 3 per cent in just 20 minutes.

Pricing and availability
Honor 70 5G (8+256GB) version is available for Dhs1,999 through Honor Online Store, Sharaf DG, Emax, Carrefour, Jumbo, Lulu, Axiom, Amazon, noon and other retail stores. Meanwhile, Honor 70 5G (8+128GB) version is available at the Honor Online Store for Dhs1,849. Both versions come with Google Mobile Services.

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