Honor 90 5G smartphone review: Display and storage giant

Honor 90 5G smartphone review: Display and storage giant

Classy design. Honor aims to win over new fans in the midrange with the 90. 512 GB of storage, 12 GB of RAM, a 200 MP camera and a 120 Hz OLED panel do not sound measly at all. Moreover, the design of the Honor smartphone certainly stands out from the crowd. Our review clarifies whether the Honor 90 is the perfect all-rounder.

Benedikt Winkel, 👁 Daniel Schmidt (translated by Jacob Fisher), Published 🇩🇪

After Honor released great high-end devices in the Magic5 Pro and the Vs, the manufacturer is now courting the midrange with the Honor 90. Here, Honor focuses on the display and the cameras. The predecessor, the Honor 70, had already won us over in these aspects. However, there were weaknesses in the speaker, WLAN capabilities and software.

At an RRP of just over US$500, the Honor 90 is in a price range in which there are also top devices from last year – so the expectations are correspondingly high.

Display

6.70 inch 20:9, 2664 x 1200 pixel 436 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz

Storage

512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 512 GB 

, 489 GB free

Connections

1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, OTG

Networking

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz; 3G: bands 1,2,4,5,6,8,19; LTE: bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,13,17,18,19,20,25,26,28,32,66,34,38,39,40,41; 5G: bands 1,2,3,5,7,8,20,28,38,40,41,66,77,78, Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS

Size

height x width x depth (in mm): 7.8 x 161.9 x 74.1 ( = 0.31 x 6.37 x 2.92 in)

Battery

5000 mAh Lithium-Ion

Charging

fast charging / Quickcharge

Operating System

Android 13

Camera

Primary Camera: 200 MPix (f/1.9) 1/1.4-inch CMOS size, 12 Mpix Ultra-wide/ Makro (f/2.2), 2 Mpix Depth Camera (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 50 MPix

Additional features

Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Onscreen, 66W charging cradle, Case, SIM-eject-Tool, Magic OS 7.1, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1; Camera 2API Level 3; SAR-Head: 0.85, SAR-Body: 1.26; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), Galileo (E1), Beidou (B1), fanless

Weight

183 g ( = 6.46 oz / 0.4 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

Rating

Date

Model

Weight

Drive

Size

Resolution

Best Price

86 %

08/2023

Honor 90 5G
SD 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644
183 g 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash 6.70″ 2664×1200
85.7 %

05/2023

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5
202 g 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash 6.40″ 2340×1080
86.4 %

04/2023

Xiaomi 13 Lite
SD 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644
171 g 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash 6.55″ 2400×1080
86.8 %

07/2023

Motorola Edge 40
Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9
171 g 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash 6.55″ 2400×1080
88.5 %

11/2022

Google Pixel 7
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
197 g 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash 6.30″ 2400×1080

Honor uses a lot of plastic for the 90. Both the frame and the back are made of it, which clearly shows the gap to the premium class. In return, the front impresses with thin display edges, which are also accentuated by the display’s curved side edges. The back is also curved on the sides, which Honor calls “quad-curved”.

The smartphone is pleasantly flat, which you can feel in the hands and this impression is further reinforced by the rounded sides. However, the camera humps protrude even more from the case due to its slim build. This causes the device to wobble when placed on a flat surface, such as a table. This wobbling remains when the included protective cover is attached.

The power button and the volume rocker are on the right side. Power and volume down are easy to reach, but the tester’s thumb has to stretch a lot for the volume up button. The volume rocker on our test device is rather loose, but the power button is tight.

Honor offers the smartphone in three colors: Emerald Green, Midnight Black and Diamond Silver. Our test device is silver, and the color changes to gold depending on the ambient light, but also shows reflections of blue, green and pearl. The upper third of the device is smooth and glossy, the lower two thirds are textured, and this texture also has a particular feel.

The workmanship of the smartphone is pleasing. It cannot be bent or twisted and gaps are even. However, the back is very susceptible to fingerprints without a cover. Honor does not specify an IP certification for the 90. A rubber seal on the SIM card slot suggests that it is at least protected against splashes of water.

Honor is launching the 90 onto the German market in the largest memory configuration, namely a whopping 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. Storage expansion via a microSD card is not possible and buyers also have to do without a jack connection. Furthermore, the 90 only has a mono speaker and the USB-C port only supports 2.0.

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 is used as the SoC. According to Honor, this is the “Accelerated Edition”, which has a slightly higher clock rate. NFC is on board, so paying with the smartphone is possible. Dual SIM is also supported. Two physical SIM cards can be used, but an eSIM can also be installed.

The Honor 90 launches with Android 13, which is accompanied by an update guarantee. The smartphone should get two major version updates and security updates over three years. However, the interface of the Honor 90 differs from stock Android insofar that Honor uses its own Magic UI user interface. No app drawer is found in this UI. Instead, Honor relies on folders, maps and widgets.

The proprietary Yoyo assistant is intended to provide suitable app suggestions on the start page based on user data. The assistant also recognizes and copies text in applications. If the Honor 90 is plugged into a computer, Honor Suite can be installed, which can be used to synchronize and copy data between the computer and the smartphone. 

Other Honor devices with the same Honor ID in the vicinity should be able to easily connect to each other via Honor Connect. In testing, the Honor 90 automatically detects Honor X5 headphones in the vicinity of the smartphone.

The Honor 90 supports current mobile phone standards, including 5G-Sub6. The device impresses with a broad band coverage of 23 LTE and 14 5G bands. Thus, network coverage should not be an issue in Germany or in Europe. The device’s reception is inconspicuous in everyday use.

In the Wi-Fi transfer test with our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Honor 90 performs solidly and is on par with the comparison devices. Only the Xiaomi 13 Lite is in a league of its own. 

We particularly like the stability of the transmission. The Honor 90 is more stable here than the Samsung Galaxy A54 and significantly better than the Honor 70 predecessor. Although the Honor 90 supports WiFi6, it does not exhaust the possibilities here at all.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash





1440 (1312min – 1540max) MBit/s ∼100% +58%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





910 (839min – 954max) MBit/s ∼63%

Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





904 (816min – 917max) MBit/s ∼63% -1%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash





843 (813min – 856max) MBit/s ∼59% -7%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





839 (774min – 879max) MBit/s ∼58% -8%

Average of class Smartphone
  (34.8 – 1875, n=186, last 2 years)





631 MBit/s ∼44% -31%

iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash





1757 (1611min – 1817max) MBit/s ∼100% +87%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





942 (912min – 964max) MBit/s ∼54% 0%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





939 (470min – 967max) MBit/s ∼53%

Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





936 (863min – 963max) MBit/s ∼53% 0%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash





750 (546min – 831max) MBit/s ∼43% -20%

Average of class Smartphone
  (40.5 – 1810, n=187, last 2 years)





665 MBit/s ∼38% -29%

iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





1716 (845min – 1757max) MBit/s ∼100%

Average of class Smartphone
  (229 – 1894, n=41, last 2 years)





1504 MBit/s ∼88%

iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash





1757 (1694min – 1797max) MBit/s ∼100%

Average of class Smartphone
  (598 – 1840, n=41, last 2 years)





1366 MBit/s ∼78%

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Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 644; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (839-954)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø842 (813-856)

Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 644; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø923 (470-967)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380, ARM Mali-G68 MP5; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø750 (546-831)

In regard to satellite communication, the Honor 90 makes a good impression. Although the device only establishes a single GNSS connection, it delivers stable and reliable tracking. All common satellite systems are supported.

We took the Honor 90 on a bike tour together with the Garmin Venu 2. The route is recorded reliably, and radii are also reproduced well.

Honor uses its own phone app. The software is clearly arranged and does not cause confusion. Settings for call forwarding, caller ID and voicemail can be set individually for both SIM cards. Wi-Fi calling is also possible with the Honor 90.

The voice quality during calls is good for both callers. There is no transmission interference, but background noise is constantly transmitted and hardly filtered. Both the earpiece and the speaker get sufficiently loud during hands-free calls.

Selfie with the Honor 90
Selfie with the Honor 90

Honor is said to have attached a lot of importance to the cameras of the 90. Visually, they clearly stand out owing to the two circles on the back. The star of the cast is clearly the main camera with its maximum resolution of 200 MP. This is flanked by a 12 MP ultra wide-angle lens, which also takes care of macro shots.

The triple is rounded off by a 2 MP sensor for depth information. A dual LED flash occupies the remaining space in the second circle. On the front, Honor uses a 50 MP lens that sits in a punch hole. In doing so, Honor has completely changed the camera setup compared to the predecessor.

The main camera in particular made a good impression in our tests. The working speed is pleasing; the shutter button works promptly and images are processed quickly. The software also offers many additional functions, allowing users to take full-resolution photos, and the app also offers a Pro mode with manual adjustment of ISO, exposure time, aperture and white balance.

HDR recordings have to be activated separately via a menu. Zooming is only possible digitally with the 90 and this area is not one of the device’s strengths. Pictures with 5x zoom clearly lose detail, and stabilization is also difficult.

The front camera delivers good results. The images are sharp and have natural color reproduction. The portrait mode also works reliably most of the time. The Honor 90 also offers numerous filters and a beauty mode.

Video recordings are possible in 4K at a maximum of 30 FPS with all cameras, and the 90 also records at 60 FPS in a resolution of 1080p. Additional functions include slow motion and, while recording a video in landscape mode, the app can record a second one in portrait mode. Photo stories can also be created as videos directly via the photo software.

The quality of the video recordings is impressive. Although Honor doesn’t use optical image stabilization, it still manages to take solid pictures. The autofocus also works quickly; only the adjustment of the automatic brightness is a bit erratic. The quality of the sound recordings is good and Honor also offers a filter to reduce background noise ex works.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Plush toy rabbitLakeUltra wide angle5x zoomLow light

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Photos with the main camera are pleasing and display a lot of sharpness, even in the details. The sharpness only drops at the very edges. The camera is also capable of taking pictures in low light. At only one lux, the test chart is clearly visible with all details and there is only slight noise.

When analyzing the color representation, it becomes apparent that the Honor 90’s color tones are too warm. This is particularly clear in the case of white and dark green. The color reproduction in the dark, on the other hand, is surprisingly good, but the images have a visible red cast.

ColorChecker

11.1 ∆E

6.1 ∆E

8.4 ∆E

14.6 ∆E

7 ∆E

4.2 ∆E

8.8 ∆E

6.8 ∆E

11.3 ∆E

6.1 ∆E

7.3 ∆E

6.9 ∆E

6.2 ∆E

11.7 ∆E

13.2 ∆E

2.7 ∆E

7.2 ∆E

9 ∆E

9.8 ∆E

3.8 ∆E

4.6 ∆E

5.4 ∆E

2.2 ∆E

4.2 ∆E

ColorChecker Honor 90 5G: 7.43 ∆E min: 2.19 – max: 14.63 ∆E
ColorChecker

18.8 ∆E

24.4 ∆E

23.1 ∆E

27.1 ∆E

22.5 ∆E

26.3 ∆E

22.7 ∆E

18.8 ∆E

13.5 ∆E

16.8 ∆E

21.4 ∆E

25.9 ∆E

17.9 ∆E

23.5 ∆E

6.3 ∆E

21.3 ∆E

15.8 ∆E

29 ∆E

24 ∆E

24.1 ∆E

24.1 ∆E

26.5 ∆E

22.1 ∆E

12.5 ∆E

ColorChecker Honor 90 5G: 21.17 ∆E min: 6.31 – max: 29.02 ∆E

Honor includes a transparent silicone case with the 90 and attaches a protective film to the display ex-works. The box also contains a USB cable (USB-A to USB-C) and a needle to open the SIM card slot.

Our review sample also comes with a 66-watt power adapter, and Honor offers a 24-month warranty for the smartphone in Germany. This may differ in other countries, so buyers should double check before purchasing.

Honor uses Microsoft’s SwiftKey keyboard ex works. The display reacts promptly to inputs and long typing sessions are unproblematic. However, the keyboard layout in connection with the rounded sides can lead to incorrect inputs at the beginning. Also noticeable is that the keyboard takes up a lot of space in landscape format. Hardly anything can be seen apart from the keyboard, especially with the additional bars activated ex works.

The Honor 90 can be unlocked via 2D facial recognition and a fingerprint reader. The optical fingerprint reader sits under the display and works with a high level of reliability. However, the operating speed could be a little faster and the position a little higher.

Then again, the finger scanner is hardly ever used when unlocking via camera, as unlocking via the front camera works quickly and smoothly. The function can be activated by lifting the smartphone and the lock screen can be skipped if desired. Thus, lifting and looking at the 90 is enough to access apps directly.

The touchscreen recognizes all inputs reliably and gliding properties are good despite the protective film. The Honor 90 has a one-hand mode, but the display is quite large and so it is difficult to use it with one hand. The smartphone also supports gestures, such as tapping twice with an knuckle to take a screenshot. 

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The display is one of the highlights of the Honor 90. The 6.7-inch AMOLED panel is rounded on the sides and supports a maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz. The refresh rate can be set to 60, 90 or 120 Hz; alternatively, the software can ensure dynamic adjustment of the levels to the displayed content.

In terms of maximum brightness, the 90 is clearly at the top of the comparison devices at 1461 cd/m² and is even brighter than a Samsung Galaxy A54 (940 nits), a Google Pixel 7 (979 nits) or a Motorola Edge 40 (1106 nits). In this measurement, the ambient light sensor is activated and HDR content is displayed. However, we did not achieve the 1600 nits advertised by Honor in our tests. Without an ambient light sensor, the panel achieved a maximum brightness of just 592 cd/m².

The Honor display has to make concessions in terms of illumination, which is not particularly uniform at 88 percent. All comparison devices are better in this area, but the inhomogeneity is not noticeable in everyday use. A special feature of the Honor 90 is PWM dimming at a frequency of up to 3840 Hz. The high frequency is intended to significantly reduce screen flickering. We measured a frequency of 728 Hz in normal mode.

The Honor 90 also offers different filter levels for blue light. The filters can either be used all day or they can be scheduled. This is intended to adjust the amount of blue light to the circadian rhythm and reduce sleep difficulties – Honor calls this the circadian night display.

1160
cd/m²
1192
cd/m²
1297
cd/m²
1153
cd/m²
1180
cd/m²
1293
cd/m²
1137
cd/m²
1150
cd/m²
1253
cd/m²

Distribution of brightness

X-Rite i1Pro 3

Maximum: 1297 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1201.7 cd/m² Minimum: 2.68 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 1180 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.5 | 0.55-29.43 Ø5.1
ΔE Greyscale 2.8 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.25

Honor 90 5G
AMOLED, 2664×1200, 6.70
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Super AMOLED, 2340×1080, 6.40
Xiaomi 13 Lite
AMOLED, 2400×1080, 6.55
Motorola Edge 40
OLED, 2400×1080, 6.55
Google Pixel 7
OLED, 2400×1080, 6.30
Screen

-6%

9%

-4%

12%

Brightness middle

1180

940

-20%

905

-23%

1023

-13%

936

-21%

Brightness

1202

935

-22%

904

-25%

1042

-13%

947

-21%

Brightness Distribution

88

99

13%

99

13%

90

2%

95

8%

Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *

1.5

2.4

-60%

1

33%

1.6

-7%

1.3

13%

Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *

4.8

3.2

33%

3

37%

4.3

10%

2.7

44%

Greyscale dE 2000 *

2.8

2.2

21%

2.2

21%

2.8

-0%

1.4

50%

Gamma

2.25 98%

2.05 107%

2.23 99%

2.27 97%

2.25 98%

CCT

6489 100%

6422 101%

6382 102%

6457 101%

6664 98%

* … smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession – a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.

Screen flickering / PWM detected 728 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 728 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 728 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18961 (minimum: 5 – maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Measurement series at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

While the screen’s maximum brightness is solid, there is still room for improvement in color matching. The display of the Honor 90 deviates from the target values, especially in the grayscale. However, the average color deviation is okay.

Without a measurement or a comparison device, these deviations are not noticeable in everyday use. The coverage of the sRGB color space at 99.7 percent in the Calman 2D measurement is good.

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.

       Response Time Black to White
1.45 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined ↗ 0.7455 ms rise
↘ 0.707 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.7 ms … rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined ↗ 0.7715 ms rise
↘ 0.927 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 3 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34.7 ms).

Outdoors, the Honor 90 shines with its large reserves at maximum brightness. Even in bright sunshine, the smartphone’s display is nice and bright and content is easy to read.

The viewing angles are also good. Although the displayed content is a little darker at acute angles, content remains clearly legible and does not show any color changes.

Honor uses the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 in the “Accelerated Edition” in the 90. According to the manufacturer, the difference compared to a normal 7 Gen 1 is that the maximum clock speed has been increased from 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz.

In the benchmarks, however, the differences between the two versions are minor. The Honor 90 performs similarly well to the average of all smartphones with this SoC. The Xiaomi 13 Lite with the same chipset performs similarly well. In general, the performance of the Honor 90 is around the class average. The comparison devices all have similar performance; only the Google Pixel 7 with the Tensor G2 clearly pulls ahead in some tests.

Only in UL’s Procyon AI Inteference benchmark does the Honor 90 clearly fall behind the other devices. But in everyday life, the smartphone’s smooth performance is always convincing. Large apps are opened quickly and thanks to a generous 12 GB of RAM, many apps can remain open in the background.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


1050 Points ∼100% +27%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


835 Points ∼80% +1%

Average of class Smartphone
  (119 – 1885, n=246, last 2 years)





834 Points ∼79% +1%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


826 Points ∼79%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (775 – 826, n=3)





797 Points ∼76% -4%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


791 Points ∼75% -4%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


783 Points ∼75% -5%

Multi-Core
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


3310 Points ∼100% +7%

Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


3265 Points ∼99% +6%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


3094 Points ∼93%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (2894 – 3094, n=3)





2973 Points ∼90% -4%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


2894 Points ∼87% -6%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


2817 Points ∼85% -9%

Average of class Smartphone
  (473 – 5538, n=246, last 2 years)





2682 Points ∼81% -13%

Geekbench 6.1
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 – 2104, n=26, last 2 years)





1163 Points ∼100% +4%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


1120 Points ∼96% 0%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


1119 Points ∼96%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (1056 – 1119, n=2)





1088 Points ∼94% -3%

Multi-Core
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


3617 Points ∼100% +11%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


3261 Points ∼90%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (3064 – 3261, n=2)





3163 Points ∼87% -3%

Average of class Smartphone
  (845 – 5648, n=26, last 2 years)





3064 Points ∼85% -6%

Antutu v9 – Total Score
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


773655 Points ∼100% +30%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


687619 Points ∼89% +16%

Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 – 1322448, n=168, last 2 years)





675982 Points ∼87% +14%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


593635 Points ∼77%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


581838 Points ∼75% -2%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (566018 – 593635, n=3)





580497 Points ∼75% -2%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


507481 Points ∼66% -15%

PCMark for Android – Work 3.0
Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


16611 Points ∼100% +35%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


13024 Points ∼78% +6%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


12265 Points ∼74%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (11890 – 12278, n=3)





12144 Points ∼73% -1%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


11890 Points ∼72% -3%

Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 – 28378, n=234, last 2 years)





10903 Points ∼66% -11%

Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


10530 Points ∼63% -14%

CrossMark – Overall
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


898 Points ∼100% +28%

Average of class Smartphone
  (200 – 1356, n=150, last 2 years)





793 Points ∼88% +13%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


704 Points ∼78%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


703 Points ∼78% 0%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (662 – 704, n=3)





678 Points ∼76% -4%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


662 Points ∼74% -6%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


620 Points ∼69% -12%

BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


6247 Points ∼100% +45%

Average of class Smartphone
  (411 – 9679, n=170, last 2 years)





5243 Points ∼84% +22%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


4666 Points ∼75% +9%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


4539 Points ∼73% +6%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (4296 – 4698, n=3)





4511 Points ∼72% +5%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


4296 Points ∼69%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


4153 Points ∼66% -3%

System
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


9601 Points ∼100% +11%

Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 – 19657, n=170, last 2 years)





9030 Points ∼94% +5%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (8634 – 9463, n=3)





8965 Points ∼93% +4%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


8961 Points ∼93% +4%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


8797 Points ∼92% +2%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


8634 Points ∼90%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


6136 Points ∼64% -29%

Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 – 11617, n=170, last 2 years)





5708 Points ∼100% +57%

Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


5392 Points ∼94% +48%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


4857 Points ∼85% +33%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


4404 Points ∼77% +21%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


4385 Points ∼77% +20%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (3640 – 4859, n=3)





4295 Points ∼75% +18%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


3640 Points ∼64%

Graphics
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


16001 Points ∼100% +96%

Average of class Smartphone
  (697 – 31928, n=170, last 2 years)





11654 Points ∼73% +43%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


8229 Points ∼51% +1%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


8150 Points ∼51%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (7612 – 8150, n=3)





7797 Points ∼49% -4%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


7612 Points ∼48% -7%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


7108 Points ∼44% -13%

Web
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


1838 Points ∼100% +38%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


1533 Points ∼83% +15%

Average of class Smartphone
  (10 – 2392, n=170, last 2 years)





1462 Points ∼80% +10%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


1445 Points ∼79% +9%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (1330 – 1445, n=3)





1388 Points ∼76% +4%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


1337 Points ∼73% +1%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


1330 Points ∼72%

UL Procyon AI Inference – Overall Score
Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


42556 Points ∼100% +477%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


29413 Points ∼69% +299%

Average of class Smartphone
  (207 – 84787, n=125, last 2 years)





22553 Points ∼53% +206%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


21840 Points ∼51% +196%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (7374 – 29413, n=3)





15534 Points ∼37% +111%

Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


7374 Points ∼17%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


5835 Points ∼14% -21%

AImark – Score v3.x
Honor 90 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 12288


46207 Points ∼100%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
  (44527 – 47384, n=3)





46039 Points ∼100% 0%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, Adreno 644, 8192


44527 Points ∼96% -4%

Average of class Smartphone
  (365 – 128240, n=60, last 2 years)





13791 Points ∼30% -70%

Motorola Edge 40
MediaTek Dimensity 8020, Mali-G77 MP9, 8192


11860 Points ∼26% -74%

Google Pixel 7
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 8192


1002 Points ∼2% -98%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Samsung Exynos 1380, Mali-G68 MP5, 8192


622 Points ∼1% -99%

The result of the GPU benchmarks is similarly balanced. The Honor 90 has an Adreno 644 graphics unit and thus does not deliver top values, nor does it flounder. It falls almost squarely in the middle of the comparison devices across the board.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


1800 Points ∼100% +111%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


1228 Points ∼68% +44%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


854 Points ∼47%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


829 Points ∼46% -3%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


799 Points ∼44% -6%

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


1841 Points ∼100% +116%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


1262 Points ∼69% +48%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


854 Points ∼46%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


838 Points ∼46% -2%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


813 Points ∼44% -5%

3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


6660 Points ∼100% +112%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


4405 Points ∼66% +40%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


3137 Points ∼47%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


3035 Points ∼46% -3%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


2853 Points ∼43% -9%

3DMark / Wild Life Score
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


6513 Points ∼100% +107%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


4490 Points ∼69% +43%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


3146 Points ∼48%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


3095 Points ∼48% -2%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


2826 Points ∼43% -10%

3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


5415 Points ∼100% +20%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


4501 Points ∼83%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


4227 Points ∼78% -6%

Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


4086 Points ∼75% -9%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


3325 Points ∼61% -26%

3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


11491 Points ∼100% +56%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


8601 Points ∼75% +16%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


7388 Points ∼64%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


6767 Points ∼59% -8%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


5129 Points ∼45% -31%

3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


8192 Points ∼100% +27%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


7606 Points ∼93% +18%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


6466 Points ∼79%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


5501 Points ∼67% -15%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


4897 Points ∼60% -24%

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


139 fps ∼100% +132%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


113 fps ∼81% +88%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


94 fps ∼68% +57%

Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


90 fps ∼65% +50%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


60 fps ∼43%

GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


249 fps ∼100% +58%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


202 fps ∼81% +28%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


158 fps ∼63%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


147 fps ∼59% -7%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


119 fps ∼48% -25%

GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


90 fps ∼100% +50%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


76 fps ∼84% +27%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


69 fps ∼77% +15%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


60 fps ∼67%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


44 fps ∼49% -27%

GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


132 fps ∼100% +40%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


94 fps ∼71%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


88 fps ∼67% -6%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


80 fps ∼61% -15%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


49 fps ∼37% -48%

GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


88 fps ∼100% +60%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


59 fps ∼67% +7%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


55 fps ∼63%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


47 fps ∼53% -15%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


41 fps ∼47% -25%

GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


89 fps ∼100% +33%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


67 fps ∼75%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


63 fps ∼71% -6%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


52 fps ∼58% -22%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


45 fps ∼51% -33%

GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


62 fps ∼100% +94%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


40 fps ∼65% +25%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


34 fps ∼55% +6%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


32 fps ∼52%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


26 fps ∼42% -19%

GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


68 fps ∼100% +70%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


43 fps ∼63% +8%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


40 fps ∼59%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


37 fps ∼54% -7%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


31 fps ∼46% -22%

GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


48 fps ∼100% +109%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


33 fps ∼69% +43%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


24 fps ∼50% +4%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


23 fps ∼48%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


20 fps ∼42% -13%

GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


33 fps ∼100% +83%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


21 fps ∼64% +17%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


18 fps ∼55%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


16 fps ∼48% -11%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


13 fps ∼39% -28%

GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


65 fps ∼100% +76%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


46 fps ∼71% +24%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


39 fps ∼60% +5%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


37 fps ∼57%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


30 fps ∼46% -19%

GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


71 fps ∼100% +45%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


50 fps ∼70% +2%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


49 fps ∼69%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


46 fps ∼65% -6%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


34 fps ∼48% -31%

GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Google Pixel 7
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


14 fps ∼100% +77%

Motorola Edge 40
Mali-G77 MP9, Dimensity 8020, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


9.2 fps ∼66% +16%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


7.9 fps ∼56%

Xiaomi 13 Lite
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


7.3 fps ∼52% -8%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


5.9 fps ∼42% -25%

The browser benchmarks paint a different story: the Honor 90 ends up in last place in all benchmarks, but the gap to the closest comparison device is only very small in each case. Further runs with a different browser confirmed these results. Nevertheless, web browsing in everyday life functions flawlessly.

Jetstream 2 – Total Score
Google Pixel 7 (Chrome 106)


96.314 Points ∼100% +50%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)


94.611 Points ∼98% +47%

Average of class Smartphone (17.3 – 282, n=173, last 2 years)





89.7 Points ∼93% +40%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (64.3 – 115.8, n=3)





84.7 Points ∼88% +32%

Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)


74.161 Points ∼77% +15%

Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)


67.258 Points ∼70% +5%

Honor 90 5G (chrome 115)


64.3 Points ∼67%

Speedometer 2.0 – Result
Google Pixel 7 (Chrome 106)


100 runs/min ∼100% +62%

Average of class Smartphone (14.4 – 375, n=159, last 2 years)





83.2 runs/min ∼83% +35%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)


70.5 runs/min ∼71% +14%

Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)


69.9 runs/min ∼70% +13%

Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)


67.2 runs/min ∼67% +9%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (61.8 – 69.7, n=3)





66.2 runs/min ∼66% +7%

Honor 90 5G (chrome 115)


61.8 runs/min ∼62%

WebXPRT 4 – Overall Score
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)


97 Points ∼100% +67%

Google Pixel 7 (Chrome 106)


93 Points ∼96% +60%

Average of class Smartphone (25 – 202, n=108, last 2 years)





92.8 Points ∼96% +60%

Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)


79 Points ∼81% +36%

Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)


78 Points ∼80% +34%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (58 – 79, n=3)





68.7 Points ∼71% +18%

Honor 90 5G (Chrome 115)


58 Points ∼60%

Octane V2 – Total Score
Google Pixel 7


45158 Points ∼100% +114%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)


33801 Points ∼75% +60%

Average of class Smartphone (4633 – 74261, n=207, last 2 years)





30313 Points ∼67% +43%

Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)


28282 Points ∼63% +34%

Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)


27804 Points ∼62% +32%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (21143 – 34300, n=3)





27749 Points ∼61% +31%

Honor 90 5G (chrome 115)


21143 Points ∼47%

Mozilla Kraken 1.1 – Total Score
Honor 90 5G (chrome 115)


2686.1 ms * ∼100%

Average of class Smartphone (414 – 9999, n=175, last 2 years)





1892 ms * ∼70% +30%

Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 (1208 – 2686, n=3)





1759 ms * ∼65% +35%

Motorola Edge 40 (Chrome 114.0.5735.57)


1738.9 ms * ∼65% +35%

Xiaomi 13 Lite (Chrome 111.0.5563.115)


1384.1 ms * ∼52% +48%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G (Chrome 112)


1208.8 ms * ∼45% +55%

Google Pixel 7 (Chrome 106)


1021.8 ms * ∼38% +62%

* … smaller is better

In matters of storage, Honor not only gives the 90 a lot of storage space with 512 GB, but the read and write speeds are impressive. Only Motorola’s Edge 40 can keep up in sequential read and write. All other comparison devices are downright outclassed.

The UFS 3.1 storage’s random read and write rates are on par with the class average. Just under 489 GB of storage is available after starting up for the first time.

Honor 90 5G Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Xiaomi 13 Lite Motorola Edge 40 Google Pixel 7 Average 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash Average of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5

-54%

-12%

1%

-20%

7%

-24%

Sequential Read 256KB

1831.4

528.32

-71%

1001.82

-45%

1876.88

2%

1280.81

-30%

1867

The performance of the Honor 90 is also sufficient for current gaming titles such as PUBG Mobile. At most, the game can be played in HDR settings. The performance of the smartphone remains stable when gaming, as measurements with our partner GameBench show.  No matter which settings are selected, there are no frame drops. The frame rates of the Honor 90 are not only more stable than those of the Samsung Galaxy A54, they are also higher.

The frame rates are even higher in simpler games such as Dead Trigger 2, but the Honor 90 does not manage more than 60 FPS regardless of the selected settings. During gaming, the smartphone offers a well-rounded audio-visual experience. Although the 90 only has a mono speaker, the sound quality is appealing.

The speaker is also not covered by fingers during gaming. Another noteworthy feature is Honor’s gaming mode, which can be used to block notifications and access different performance modes.

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Honor 90 5G Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Dead Trigger 2; 1.9.1: Ø60.4 (59-61)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 3.6.0_13833164_13951843: Ø56.7 (31-61)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Genshin Impact; medium 120 fps; 3.6.0_13833164_13951843: Ø43.1 (26-58)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 3.6.0_13833164_13951843: Ø36.5 (23-53)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.5.0: Ø30 (29-31)

Honor 90 5G Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.7.0: Ø39.6 (37-41)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; PUBG Mobile; Balanced; 2.5.0: Ø30 (29-31)

Honor 90 5G Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.7.0: Ø39.7 (37-41)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.5.0: Ø30 (29-31)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Diablo Immortal; 1.8.0: Ø55.5 (39-61)

While the Honor 90 stays nice and cool in everyday use, it gets hot under load. We measured a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees on the back and 47.4 degrees on the front. This makes using the smartphone uncomfortable, but harmless. We recently used the Burnout benchmark for this measurement, so the values are not directly comparable with those from older tests.

However, these high values are only reached under extreme loads, such as benchmarks or complex applications and games. The device stays cool in everyday use, so it can be used without hesitation on hot summer days. Despite the high heat development, the Honor 90 was very stable in our stress tests.

  46.2 °C
115 F
46.6 °C
116 F
42.2 °C
108 F
 
  46.5 °C
116 F
47.7 °C
118 F
46 °C
115 F
 
  46.2 °C
115 F
46.1 °C
115 F
45.7 °C
114 F
 
Maximum: 47.7 °C = 118 F
Average: 45.9 °C = 115 F
40.8 °C
105 F
43 °C
109 F
43.5 °C
110 F
41.1 °C
106 F
42.8 °C
109 F
44.4 °C
112 F
39.4 °C
103 F
40.2 °C
104 F
43.5 °C
110 F
Maximum: 44.4 °C = 112 F
Average: 42.1 °C = 108 F

Power Supply (max.)  29 °C = 84 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260

(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 45.9 °C / 115 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47.7 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 44.4 °C / 112 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 34.3 °C / 94 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


99.6 % ∼100%

Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


99.6 % ∼100% 0%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


98.8 % ∼99% -1%

Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Honor 90 5G
Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash


99.7 % ∼100%

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash


99.5 % ∼100% 0%

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Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø4.85 (4.84-4.87)

Honor 90 5G Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø18.8 (18.8-18.9)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø16.9 (16.8-17)

Honor 90 5G Adreno 644, SD 7 Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø18.9 (18.7-18.9)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Mali-G68 MP5, Exynos 1380, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø17 (17-17.1)

Honor only installs a mono speaker on the bottom of the 90. Yet the speaker is surprisingly loud and the smartphone does not vibrate at full volume. Moreover, the device performs well with a fairly linear tuning of the mids and highs.

While the 90 hardly offers anything in the way of low-range frequencies or bass, these frequencies are linear. Overall, the smartphone convinces with good quality sound despite the single speaker. No noise interference was observed during testing.

Buyers of the Honor 90 have to do without a jack connection. Nevertheless, Bluetooth headphones are easily recognized. Common codecs such as SBC, AAC, LDAC, aptX and aptX HD are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2030.937.12522.3333123.235.44025.433.35031.141.8632034.48017.836.810017.536.512517.343.41601552.420015.153.625016.356.131513.556.440013.957.650013.463.163013.36680011.768.710001474.312501474.9160013.378.120001378.1250013.580315014.381.5400013.483500014.781.4630013.680.4800014.181100001477.31250014.273.51600013.857.9SPL25.891.1N0.783.6median 14median 74.3Delta0.711.429.638.63029.724.525.225.826.737.537.925.228.120.222.920.43017.543.114.453.914.351.415.256.311.957.913.560.612.163.512.459.711.765.311.87211.475.912.376.312.276.312.178.312.27712.98013.479.813.277.712.977.913.675.213.466.113.264.924.888.70.673.3median 12.9median 720.99.3hearing rangehide median Pink Noise

Compared to the comparison devices, it is immediately noticeable that the Honor 90 has above-average power consumption in all areas. The significantly higher power consumption, especially under load, is particularly noticeable when compared to the Xiaomi 13 Lite with the same SoC.

The high power consumption under load is also noticeable when looking at the average of all devices with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. However, we used the Burnout benchmark to determine power consumption under load. This should be taken into account when comparing with older measurements.

Honor 90 5G
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A54 5G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi 13 Lite
4500 mAh
Motorola Edge 40
4400 mAh
Google Pixel 7
4355 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption

21%

28%

25%

40%

16%

23%

Idle Minimum *

1.19

0.75

37%

0.74

38%

0.62

48%

0.89

25%

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Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1; Geekbench 5.4: Ø5.76 (1.974-11)

Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.609 (1.472-2.15)

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Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1; 1920×1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.82 (4.53-5.76)

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G Samsung Exynos 1380; 1920×1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø4.32 (4.08-4.55)

Honor 90 5G Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.609 (1.472-2.15)

The high energy consumption rates are already indication that the Honor 90’s battery runtimes are not bound to be outstanding. Nevertheless, the smartphone performs particularly well in our real-world Wi-Fi test. The rates are okay under load or when playing videos in a continuous loop, but the comparison devices are still better. 

Fortunately, Honor installs a large 5000 mAh battery in the 90. The smartphone thus achieves a runtime of about 1.5 days in everyday use if no CPU-intensive apps are run or games are played. However, a Samsung Galaxy A54 with the same sized battery manages twice as long a runtime under low load. With a suitable 66 watt power supply, the 90 can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in less than an hour. Wireless charging is not supported.

Battery Runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness) 20h 39min
WiFi Websurfing (chrome 115) 15h 01min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p 16h 30min
Load (maximum brightness) 4h 07min

Pros

+ large, bright AMOLED display

+ slim design

+ strong main camera

+ low light performance

Cons

mono loudspeaker

high consumption rates

update support

no wireless charging

In review: Honor 90 5G. Test device provided by Honor Germany
In review: Honor 90 5G. Test device provided by Honor Germany

Honor has upped the ante in the midrange. We were already impressed by the Honor 70, but it also showed some weaknesses. Some of these have been recitified in the 90: the WLAN connection is stable and the slow storage is now a thing of the past.

We also liked the maximum brightness of the panel and the good quality of the camera – especially in low light – in the predecessor. The display and the camera systems remain two of the manufacturer’s main areas of focus in the 90. The panel is particularly impressive at maximum brightness and features functions that are intended to reduce eyestrain, such as PWM dimming and a certified blue light filter.

In terms of camera setup, the main camera is particularly impressive. The sharpness and performance in difficult lighting conditions are particularly pleasing. The selfie camera also performs well with the same characteristics. Zoom and ultra-wide-angle shots, on the other hand, are somewhat weaker.

The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 in the Honor 90 is labeled “Accelerated Edition”, but cannot outclass devices with the normal 7 Gen 1 in terms of performance. The performance of the 90 is solid and ensures smooth operation in everyday life and also in current games. Considering the RRP, the 90 would have been better with a faster SoC.

Large battery, large memory, large camera sensor – Honor goes to great lengths in many areas.

The performance of the smartphone remains stable under load, but the device gets very hot. And the power consumption of the Honor 90 under load is significantly higher than that of comparable devices. Thanks to a large 5000 mAh battery, the runtimes are still okay.

The smartphone’s high power consumption is a point of criticism. We would have also liked stereo speakers and wireless charging for the price. Also a pity is that Honor shortens the update support for the 90 compared to flagships such as the Magic5 Pro.

Nevertheless, the overall package is very solid. The 90 is a very well equipped smartphone with an ambitious price tag. The Google Pixel 7 offers more performance but also much less storage. Samsung offers longer update support and longer runtimes in the Galaxy A54.

Honor 90 5G

08/22/2023 v7

Benedikt Winkel

Connectivity

51 / 70 → 73%

Games Performance

58 / 64 → 91%

Application Performance

80 / 86 → 93%

Smartphone – Weighted Average

Transparency

The present review sample was made available to the author as a loan by the manufacturer or a shop for the purposes of review. The lender had no influence on this review, nor did the manufacturer receive a copy of this review before publication. There was no obligation to publish this review.

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Benedikt Winkel, 2023-08-26 (Update: 2023-08-26)

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