The CES show in the USA is where a lot of technology gets launched however the show made a big thing of not inviting certain big players this year as their support for Ukraine holds firm. There are still a good number of new offerings around launched at about the same time but not actually in the CES show. Technically this SmartPhone was launched in 2022 but only now have I been offered one to review.
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The Honor 70 Smart Phone with 5G access measures 15.8x7.4x.7cm and weighs 180grams. The viewable screen is 15.5x7cm which gives notional diagonal imperial measurement of 6½inches, but as this phones screen goes over the edges the claim is 6.67inches. The screens resolution is 1080x2400 pixels. There are no side borders and only tiny ones top and bottom. The Selfie camera is mounted centre of the top of the screen. The rear cameras are in two circular 2.5cm slightly raised areas mounted top left of the back.
The external controls are the volume up/down rocker and on/off button on the right side, Sim entry point on the base along with USB ‘C’ speaker and microphone on the base.
Unlike some other recent phones the on/off button does turn the phone off after a long push prior to that you get the option of activating voice assistant but just continue to hold and it then offers the chance to turn the phone off. Bootup is around 18 seconds.
It comes with Android 12 and the processor is a SM7325-AE Snapdragon processor 778+5G. It has an Octa-core processor and an Adreno 642L graphics processor.
The three cameras on the back are 54MP f/1.9 wide angle, 50MP f/2.2 122degree ultra-wide and 2MP f/2.4 for depth. The front selfie offering is 32MP f/2.4 wide. There is a dual LED flash.
The camera can take 4K video at 30FPS and 1080p at up to 60FPS.
The battery is a huge 4800mAh offering with the capability to charge to 60% in 20 minutes.
It is available in four colours.
There are two versions one with 8GB RAM and the other with 12GB, both versions have 256GB storage.
One feature you are often left to work out for yourself is the taking of screen shots here the My Honor App explains it for you.
Like almost all recent Smart Phones it is all about photos and videos and how I wish I had this last year when I took a lot of photos and videos at a venue that was wide with not a great deal of depth, imagine a stage big enough to have a big band in a line and not having a Smart Phone able to capture images of everyone in a single click. This is a very nice, easy to use Smart Phone.
A the time of publication the Honor 70 Smart Phone with 8GB and 128GB is available from Amazon for £399.
It's also available directly from the Honor web site where you get the phone 8GB memory and 256GB storage for the same price and choice of add ons for little extra.