Last week’s poll shows that Honor’s independent life is off to a good start – 65% of participants voted in favor of the three Honor 50 series modes. Or should we say two of the models.
The Honor 50 Pro emerged as the clear favorite with 100W fast charging, large 6.72” display and an ultrawide selfie camera. At least those are the advantages it holds over its siblings, which share features like the 108MP main and 8MP ultrawide cameras on the back.
The Honor 50 proved decently popular as well. It is cheaper, but has the same Snapdragon 778G chipset and decently fast 66W charging too.
But why is it that none of them have a telephoto module? It’s fairly rare in the sub-€500 segment where the Honors compete, but it’s not exactly unheard of either. And no OIS on the main camera was another common criticism in the comments, along with the usual compromises of no 3.5mm headphone jack and no memory card slot.
While there was some debate over whether the 50 Pro is really better than its vanilla sibling, there was no debate over the Honor 50 SE – this does not seem like a particularly popular model. The pricing doesn’t help as the vanilla model is around €130 cheaper than the Pro while having very similar specs, but the SE is only €35 less than the vanilla model while losing more than €35 in features.
About a third of voters don’t have much faith in the Honor 50 series. Some of those point to the missing features as a reason not to get one. Others doubt that Honor can recover its market presence outside of China.
This is a question for the future as the 50 series is not yet available globally. For now the company only says that “at a later date, the Honor 50 will also be available in international markets outside of China, including France, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and the U.K.”.