Honor 50 Pro review: Can you still play with Hongmeng Ecological Team? ｜Huangjia Evaluation
I believe everyone in the digital circle must know that at the Qualcomm summit last month, Honor can be said to have a great sense of existence. The official announcement of the Honor 50 series will be the first Snapdragon 778G , which is also the first since Honor announced its cooperation with Qualcomm Products, the Huangjia evaluation is the first time to get this brand-new Honor 50 Pro. Then let us take a look at the performance of the new Honor 50 Pro in this issue.
The Huangjia evaluation this time got the Honor 50 Pro of the 8 + 256 version. In terms of appearance, the hyperboloid design is still adopted. The thickness of the whole machine is 8.05 mm and the weight of 187 grams is not too heavy in the hand. What attracts our attention is the non-rear camera module in the appearance of the Honor 50 series. The two huge circular lens groups make people think of the P50 preview released by Huawei some time ago. It feels that their previous tacit understanding is still there.
The Honor 50 Pro in our hand uses a black jade green color scheme, which is designed for a bright surface and has a gradual luster. The rear lens module uses the same color scheme to make this lens module less obtrusive. Compare this time with another blingbling color scheme. , Mo Yuqing will be more stable and suitable for male users. However, after using it for a period of time, we feel that if you are taboo about fingerprint collectors, you must choose non-glossy materials.
Turning to the front of the fuselage, Honor 50 Pro is equipped with a 6.72-inch 120Hz refresh rate OLED curved screen, supporting 100% DCI-P3 color gamut and 1.07 billion color display. After actual testing by professional instruments, the average ΔE of the screen in standard mode is Around 1.2, this result can relieve students who want to use it to accurately distinguish the lipstick number. The color is also good from the naked eye.
This time the Honor 50 Pro still uses the RGB-Delta screen with a screen resolution of 2676×1236. Compared with previous generations of FHD+ screens using this arrangement, the Honor 50 Pro has slightly increased the resolution in exchange for a higher The pixel density makes the text and icons sharper than before when viewed with the naked eye, but there is still a certain gap in the perception of the arrangement of diamonds.
On the whole, we think that this screen can still be called the "Dongyu Zhou after the Golden Horse Movie" screen , and it is a high-quality RGB-Delta array screen.
Having finished talking about the outside, let’s take a look at the first Snapdragon 778G mobile platform. The core uses 6nm process, Kryo 670 architecture, and the CPU has one 2.4GHz super core, three 2.2GHz large cores, and four 1.9GHz small cores. Core; GPU adopts Adreno 642L.
In order to measure the chip level, we pulled the OnePlus 9R equipped with Snapdragon 870 and iQOO Z3 equipped with Snapdragon 768G to compare the running scores. The score of AnTuTu is 27% lower than that of Snapdragon 778G and 870, which is about 16% higher than 768G.
In GeekBench 5, the multi-core score of the Snapdragon 778G is about 50% higher than that of the 768G, which is close to the 870.
In the Wild Life test of 3D Mark, the Snapdragon 778G has an improvement of about 30% compared to the 768G, but there is still a 42% gap with the 870.
It can be seen that the Snapdragon 778G has improved CPU and GPU performance compared to the previous generation 768G. Among them, the multi-core performance has improved significantly, and the overall performance is also stable under 870. Qualcomm's knife method is consistently accurate. We also tested the performance of the three mobile phones, Honor 50 Pro has the highest average frame rate, and the results are somewhat unexpected. The gap opened in the running sub-links, and Honor has found it back in terms of game optimization.
We also used an infrared camera to test the heating performance. After half an hour of the highest image quality, the highest temperature of the Honor 50 Pro is 44.3 degrees on the front and 42.4 degrees on the back. The heat is mainly concentrated in the left hand grip and the frame of the phone.
In terms of power consumption, we also used the 3-hour battery life model of the Phoenix evaluation to test the Honor 50 Pro. The total power consumption is 46% in the whole process . It ranks low in the Phoenix evaluation database. It may be because the system version we tested is still the engineering version. Leading to unsatisfactory results, we look forward to the optimization of the official version. However, the Honor 50 Pro supports 100W fast charging. After actual testing, it can be charged 60% in 15 minutes and fully charged in 27 minutes. It can meet the needs of rapid blood recovery in daily use.
Now we look back at these two circles on the back. In the upper circle is a 100-megapixel main camera, and in the lower circle is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, a macro lens, and a depth-of-field lens. The lack of a telephoto lens makes us a little disappointed. The Pro model also put two to make up the number, some lack of sincerity.
Let's actually look at the effect. This time, we also pulled the big cup products next door for comparison, one is Xiaomi 11 Pro and the other is Huawei Mate40 Pro.
Let’s first look at the wide-angle lens. In a scene with sufficient daylight, the first impressions of the three are not much different. Huawei and Honor are more stable in the color reproduction of the building than Xiaomi. If you zoom in on the text on the building, you can find it in the automatic mode. The resolution of Honor is much lower than the other two phones.
Looking at this scene again, Honor's white balance and color reproduction are the most stable. Xiaomi and Huawei's wall colors have different degrees of deviation, but the problem of Honor is still resolution. After zooming in on the photos on the wall, The gap can be seen, and the engineers who feel that Honor still have to tap the potential of 100 million pixels.
At the same time, during the shooting process, we found that the algorithm of Honor needs to be strengthened in the environment of high light ratio. If the dark part of multiple scenes is preserved, the highlight will overflow, and if the highlight is preserved, the dark part will be underexposed. In HDR, multi-frame synthesis, Now that the partition optimization algorithm is so advanced, I still hope that glory will work harder. Among the three models, the best performer in this regard is Huawei, which is actually Xiaomi.
In portrait mode, the texture of the Honor film is still good, and the background blur can also be processed, but the fill light and brightening of the main character are not as obvious as the other two phones. It is fine under a dark background, once the background is bright , It will appear very dark.
At the same time, it can be seen from this group of pictures that Huawei’s algorithm is really powerful. The other two mobile phones have a silly sky. Only Huawei restores the colors and retains the cloud details. The overall look and feel is the best.
After turning on the ultra-wide angle, the Honor 50 Pro can get a 112-degree wide-angle field of view, and the edge distortion is well controlled. However, by zooming in on the wall and poster in the center of the screen, you can find that the Honor is missing in detail compared to the other two photos, and the smearing is a bit serious. , The overall performance in multiple scenarios is not much different from that of Xiaomi. Huawei performs best, but has a small field of view.
At night, in the normal mode, the Honor 50 Pro cannot well suppress the overflow of highlights, and the look and feel is relatively poor. In contrast, the algorithms of Huawei and Xiaomi will be more mature, and the look and feel of the photos will be much better. The algorithm looks forward to the follow-up OTA update of Honor soon.
After turning on the night scene mode in the same scene, Honor's photo quality will return to the mainstream level. The processing of highlights and shadows, as well as the brightness of the screen, are on the same level as Huawei and Xiaomi, and the usability is greatly improved.
In terms of video shooting, we pulled the iPhone 12 for comparison. In the daytime video comparison, the resolution of the Honor 50 Pro is equivalent to that of the iPhone, but there will be frame dropouts, and in the case of highlights, the picture The tolerance performance is obviously inferior to that of the iPhone, and the anti-shake performance of the two is equivalent; at night, the resolution of the Honor 50 Pro is not as good as that of the iPhone. It can be seen from the buildings in the picture that the walls and glass shot by the Honor are somewhat blurred and tolerant The performance and anti-shake performance are not as good as the iPhone.
You can get the original proofs by privately messaging "Honor 50 Pro" at the backstage of Huangjia evaluation. Let you see the difference more clearly.
In order to meet more and more vlog creation needs nowadays, Honor 50 Pro also provides some small video recording functions, such as this multi-lens recording. After it is turned on, you can choose up to two different from the front, the main camera and the ultra-wide angle. The pictures are recorded at the same time, and the pictures can be switched during the recording process, so that even if one person shoots the vlog, pictures of different scenes can be obtained.
The official provides 5 recording modes. What we think is the most interesting is that it should be a simple front and rear mode for variable speed shooting. During shooting, you can choose between double, quadruple, and 0.5x speed by tapping the clock button at the top of the screen. However, when switching to 0.5x speed, the screen will be blurred for about one second, and at the same time between double speed and double speed. It cannot be switched directly. Hope the engineers of Honor in the future OTA can make these two points more comfortable.
In the multi-camera recording, Honor also provides several sets of different styles of micro-film templates. Through segmented video presentations, you can create short video clips. Honor is still quite prepared for the vlog this time.
In terms of the experience configuration that everyone cares about, the Honor 50 Pro is equipped with a Z-axis motor, which gives good vibration feedback, but the dual speakers are missing on the Honor 50 Pro. This is what we think is the current positioning of the mobile phone. Not really, we also invited our old friend Mi 11 Pro for comparison.
On the system, Honor 50 Pro uses Magic UI based on Android 11. The overall experience is the same as before. At the same time, during use, we also discovered that although Honor kept saying that it has nothing to do with Huawei, it is still very honest. For example, the HUAWEI mobile service page will be prompted directly after activation, the HUAWEI account login will be prompted in the app store, the HMS Core access permission will be prompted in the app, and we have tried to install the Google Suite, but in the end it is still unsuccessful. Retreat.
When we log in to the cloud space with our Huawei account, the memo and address book are also synchronized to the new mobile phone. We even tried to use the Honor 50 Pro to connect with the Huawei MatePad Pro equipped with the Hongmeng system, and they actually formed a super terminal. At present, we feel that this situation must be good for the original Huawei and Honor users. Your account can be smoothly transitioned to the new device, and it also increases the range of options for new products; but for the Honor itself, we still think it should be. As soon as possible at the system level, establish your own ecology and give everyone a brand new impression, and perhaps users will recognize the new glory even more.
Well, today’s experience ends here. During this period of experience, the multi-lens video recording function of Honor 50 Pro is still quite playable. If you love to shoot Vlog and usually do not pursue high performance, you can consider this A mobile phone, and its support for Huawei’s ecology can also allow old Huawei users to migrate smoothly; but if you are a geek parameter party, when you see the Snapdragon 778G, you should know that this machine is not for you. If you want to buy For glory, you can look forward to the follow-up Magic 3, the official also said that the flagship chip will be used.
If the Honor V40 at the beginning of this year is a transitional model of Honor after independence, then Honor 50 Pro should be regarded as the first official work of the new Honor. The first release of the new Honor and the cooperation with Qualcomm and the chip is regarded as the new Honor. It’s a good start, but beyond this, I feel that Honor has lost something in hardware tuning and software innovation. The new Honor is now in products, and it is more of inheriting the set of things from Huawei in the past. I believe this is not the case. Will not make more users satisfied, we still hope that Honor can walk its own path on the rich heritage, and truly become independent in the hearts of users.