Top positive review
Premium, yet affordable!
Reviewed in India on 28 November 2019
I bought this phone at a price of 23k. Here are my initial viewpoints for the phone.
1. In a market full of huge phones, this one is welcome change. Phone is compact and easy to use
2. Even though display is not amoled, it is still pretty good
3. Phone feels very premium with top notch build quality
4. 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 variant
5. Kirin 980 is awesome and draws flagship performance like snapdragon 855
6. Good battery life. Kirin processors fare better than snapdragon due to efficient power usage. Do not get fooled by mah numbers
7. Phone is zippy. Efficient ram management. No lags at all
8. Charges pretty quickly as it comes bundled with a super charger
9. No ads experienced like in redmi phones
10. Dedicated earpiece ensures good call quality. Some of the premium phones have screen sound technology and I don't find them good enough
11. Fingerprint sensor is quick and is well placed. I love this feature
12. Phone has notification Led. Many smartphones are giving this a skip
13. 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 phone
1. Haptic feedback on the phone is not great
2. Phone misses out on 3.5mm headphone jack. Though type c to 3.5 convertor is provided in the box
3. Sound volume from speakers could have been better. No dolby atmos either
4. Honor comes with their own type of protection for front and back glass. This seems less assuring than Gorilla glass protection
5. Charger bundled is 40watt. Phone supports 20 watt supercharge. I wonder what ill effect could happen to battery and phone due to surplus charge
6. Camera's don't have OIS
7. GPU performance not as good as Adreno, but still works fine
8. 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 later
At 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!