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Midrange HONOR 90 5G camphone improves massively multiple areas on user experience

To say “The HONOR 90 5G delivers massive improvements across multiple key areas pertaining to user experience and its innovation offers great value to consumers” is a correct statement.

To say “The HONOR 90 5G delivers massive improvements across multiple key areas pertaining to user experience and its innovation offers great value to consumers” is a correct statement.

I think, no other than rising social media content creators specially would agree.

For several weeks, Upgrade Magazine visited numerous places in the city and in the nearby countryside (under stormy and sunny days) to test the newest model’s reliability and stability. Overall, HONOR 90 5G delivered on its promise. It met this reviewer’s expectations. I, a senior citizen confesses to having a shaky start. Accustomed to a decade old celfone operating on Android ver 8.10, octa-core processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB device storage, the HONOR 90 5G initially was a technology shock. Read on and know why.


Without question, first off on the industry leading feature is it is a flagship camera phone boasting an impressive zero flicker display.

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A Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Dimming technology allows the display to pulse at a rate of up to 3,840Hz for it to maintain a comfortable, flicker-free viewing experience even at lower brightness levels.

To appreciate the effects of high-frequency PWM Dimming, the phone maker suggests this test.

Launch the camera app’s RPO mode, set the ISO as 6400, and adjust the shutter speed to 1/1250s or less. Decrease the brightness of the display to less than 90 nits.

Observe how much thinner the black bars appear on the HONOR 90 5G. The thinner the black bars, the less strain on the eyes.

Please take note that the 3840Hz ultra-high frequency PWM dimming technology of HONOR 90 5G is TÜV Rheinland Flicker-free certified and achieves the risk-free dimming level, which only takes effect when the refresh rate is 120Hz. The refresh rate may be varied slightly under different app interfaces and game image quality.

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By achieving the risk-free dimming level, HONOR 90 5G is “perfect for today’s entertainment-hungry generation who spend long hours viewing and watching content on their smartphones,” underscores a HONOR specs tearsheet.


Belonging to the acclaimed HONOR N Series, at a price below the Php 30,000 price tag, the HONOR 90 5G leads the pack of value for money camera phone in the midrange market segment.

The main camera of HONOR 90 5G, boasting of a pixel parameter of 200MP, promises a better low-light performance, thanks to a 25% bigger sensor (1¼-inch) than the previous generation. This is important because 200MP high resolution photography can be experienced in “HIGH-RES” mode. Of course, actual photo and field of view may vary depending on the shooting modes.

It also features a 12MP ultra wide and macro camera, and a 2MP Depth Camera to capture an incredible amount of detail, including recreating stylish bokeh effects.

For selfie aficionados, the 50MP Selfie Camera delivers “true-to-life” selfies.

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Making its debut with the HONOR 90 5G, the enhanced Portrait mode captures ultra-clear portraits across different light conditions. Users can take a great portrait not only in 1x zoom to take in more of the background but also in 2x zoom for a portrait that is more focused on the subject. The bokeh effects have also been improved, providing a more natural transition between the blur effect and the photography subject. Thanks to the powerful hardware and optimizations, the camera also captures skin texture faithfully with minimal manual effort.

Try this test.

Turn on Portrait Mode and take an outdoor photo of a person with a clean background (e.g., a wall with simple decorations) with 2x zoom in and see how the bokeh effects have also been improved, providing a more natural transition between the blur effect and photography subject.


HONOR 90 5G’s AI Vlog Master can revolutionize video content creation. The AI Vlog Assistant and AI-powered noise reduction allows for quick video production

With AI Sharpening and AI SR Technology, every frame of a video can be sharpened, creating clearer scenes with higher dynamic range. Furthermore, the HONOR 90 5G features Always-on HDR Effect, which allows SDR videos to be enhanced to HDR effect and HDR10 videos to be enhanced to HDR10+ effect, providing vivid colors and more details.

By using dual Microphone and through 100+ real scene AI training, HONOR 90 5G achieves omnidirectional noise reduction with a signal-to-noise ratio of 20dB, which is close to a professional recorder. This can help you filter out background noise such as traffic horns or human shouting when shooting Vlog, allowing users to capture clear human voices without other noise disturbances.

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All of these features make the HONOR 90 5G the perfect vlogging device for younger consumers looking to express themselves.

For its part, the AI Vlog Assistant analyzes key details in real time. After recording, users can click the “Instant Movie” option to produce a social media-ready 15-second video clip, in just one second.

A huge storage is not to be overlooked. True enough, HONOR 90 5G has a 12GB+ 512GB super memory storage. This is one of the largest storage in the midrange category.

Get HONOR 90 5G for only Php 24,990 and get a FREE JBL Flip 6 worth Php 7,499 until supplies last when you pre-order from August 16 to August 25, 2023.

Visit any HONOR Experience stores, kiosks, and partner stores near you or check out online via:
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Symmetrical Slim Design, Quad Curved Display
Axisymmetric Dual Ring Camera
Dimensions: 161.9mm (L) x 74.1mm (W) x 7.8 mm (D)
Weight: 183g (including the battery)

6.7 inches AMOLED Quad Curved Floating Display
1.07 Billion colors, 100% DCI-P3, HDR 10+
PPI: 435
120Hz Refresh Rate
1600 nits Peak Brightness
Resolution: 2664×1200
Amazon Prime Video, Netflix HDR Certified

Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Accelerated Edition 5G (4nm)
CPU: 1 × Cortex-A710 2.5GHz + 3 × Cortex-A710 2.36GHz + 4 × Cortex-A510 1.8GHz
GPU: Adreno 644

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8GB+256GB /12GB+256GB /12GB+512GB

50MP Front Wide Camera

200MP Ultra-Clear Camera (f/1.9) 1/1.4-inch CMOS size
12MP Ultra Wide and Macro Camera (f/2.2)
2MP Depth Camera (f/2.4)

Portrait Mode
High Res Mode
AI Video Quality Enhancement HDR Enhancement
Moving Photo
AI Vlog Assistant
Video Noise Reduction

5000mAh Super Battery
66W HONOR SuperCharge
Charged to 20% in 5 mins

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MagicOS 7.1, based on Android 13

Wi-Fi 6

Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE/5G

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