The new Honor 60 sequence was unveiled this week and can go on sale in China on Friday. Afterwards it is going to most likely take just a few months to succeed in the worldwide market (the Honor 50 sequence was introduced in mid-June and reached Europe in late October). Who right here is settling in for the wait earlier than they’ll hit the “purchase” button?
Earlier than we direct you to the ballot, let’s have a better take a look at the brand new telephones, their predecessors and their rivals. The Honor 60 Professional is clearly the favourite youngster with a number of enhancements to the display screen and efficiency and a fairly large benefit within the digicam division.
Beginning with the display screen, we’re taking a look at 6.78″ quad-curved vs. 6.67″ dual-curved OLED panels. The Professional display screen is sharper and helps HDR10+ (the vanilla mannequin settles for HDR10). Each run at 120 Hz refresh charge.
Subsequent, the chipset. The Professional has the newer Snapdragon 778G+, the truth is, it’s the first cellphone to make use of it. It has a 20% quicker GPU and 0.1 GHz larger clock velocity on its prime CPU core in comparison with the common 778G chip used within the vanilla cellphone. The Professional additionally begins with double the storage (256 GB), which will likely be vital after we get to the pricing.
Each telephones have 4,800 mAh batteries with 66W quick charging (50% in quarter-hour), so they’re equal right here. However the Honor 50 Professional was quicker – with 100W quick charging it may totally fill its smaller 4,000 mAh battery in 25 minutes (here is a spec comparability). The vanilla Honor 50 did 66W quick charging however lacked in capability considerably in comparison with its alternative (4,300 mAh).
And eventually we get to the cameras, the place the Professional stands out within the ultrawide class. On the again is a 50MP sensor and an autofocus-enabled lens with 122º subject of view and the power to shoot macro. On the entrance, the twin digicam setup is gone, however it’s changed by a single 50MP digicam with a 100º lens. That’s precisely the sphere of view of the ultrawide selfie cam of the earlier Professional mannequin.
To date we largely targeted on the Professional, let us take a look at the vanilla Honor 60 now. In contrast to its predecessor, it has a barely bigger 120Hz OLED show (6.67″ vs. 6.57″) with HDR10, the identical chipset and the identical digicam. Not a lot has modified right here apart from the display screen and battery.
After the Honor 60 and 60 Professional have been introduced folks have been asking the same old questions. Do these two have a microSD slot and three.5mm headphone jack? Water resistance? No, no and no. At the least the Professional has stereo audio system. It might have been good if it had OIS too.
The Honor 60 (8/128GB) in China begins at CNY 2,700, whereas the Honor 60 Professional (8/256GB) begins at CNY 3,700. What else may you get for that form of cash? Word: we’ll take a look at Chinese language pricing for comparability, however concentrate on fashions obtainable globally.
The OnePlus 9 (8/128GB) has gotten a reduction in China (and a smaller one in Europe), so now it’s barely costlier than the Honor 60. It has a flat 6.55″ 120Hz OLED with HDR10+. And stereo audio system, plus the same battery setup (4,500 mAh, 65W). It has massive sensors in the principle and extremely vast cameras too. And a giant efficiency benefit with a Snapdragon 888.
The 9 Professional pricing is out of attain, however the vanilla OnePlus makes use of the identical ultrawide digicam because the 60 Professional (at the very least on the again). Additionally, even the 778G+ isn’t any match for the 888.
The Oppo Reno7 Professional 5G prices CNY 3,700, precisely the identical because the Honor 60 Professional. Its 6.55″ 90Hz OLED show is smaller and slower, although on the plus aspect the Dimensity 1200-Max chipset ought to provide higher GPU efficiency. And whereas we do not know which digicam will win between Reno’s 50MP 1/1.56″ sensor and Honor’s 108MP 1/1.52″ sensor, the Honor undoubtedly has the higher hand in relation to extremely vast cameras (back and front). The batteries are fairly comparable (4,500mAh, 65W vs. 4,800mAh, 66W).
The Motorola Edge 20 prices CNY 2,600 (round €360 in Europe) and packs a 6.7″ OLED show with 144Hz refresh charge and HDR10. It makes use of the common Snapdragon 778G and its 108+8+2 MP again, 32MP entrance digicam setup is on par with the Honor 60. The battery is a downgrade, nonetheless, a 4,000 mAh energy cell with 30W charging.
The Motorola Moto G200 5G is but to launch in China, however its European value of €450 suggests will probably be barely cheaper than the Honor 60 Professional. This one additionally has a 144 Hz show – an LCD with HDR10 this time round – and is powered by the Snapdragon 888+. Nonetheless, its 108+8+2 MP rear digicam (and 16 MP selfie) aren’t any match for the Honor. And neither is the 5,000mAh battery with 33W quick charging.
These ultrawide cameras on the Honor 60 Professional and the comparatively massive, quick charging battery on it and the Honor 60 do quite a lot of work to assist them battle off the competitors. The 2 aren’t excellent, however they’re competitively priced. So, what is going to it’s?
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