Sep 26 AT 2:11 PM Edgar Cervantes 18 Comments

Huawei Honor makes the world jealous with 3-day battery life


Last time we saw this device, it promised some pretty good specs. You may know Huawei as a low-to-mid-end manufacturer, but the Huawei Honor looks like quite a powerful smartphone. Huawei has just announced this device, and the Honor is actually better than we’d heard.

Last month’s leaked specs are still standing. The Huawei Honor will come with a 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 4-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480), 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory with microSD slot (supports cards up to 32 GB), an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a 2 MP front-facing camera and a hefty 1900 mAh battery.

One of the main features on this device is something most of us really want: good battery life. By good battery life, we mean nearly as good as those Nokias we almost never charged. That 1900 mAh sure is big. And according to Huawei, this device will give up to 3 days of battery life. That’s simply unimaginable for anyone who’s been using Android smartphones.

That’s Huawei’s estimated battery life, which might not be what everyone will experience. We assume only those who use the device fairly lightly will get 3 days of juice. Heavy users should not expect such longevity. It’s safe to assume heavy users could definitely get through the day easily with one charge, though. If Huawei is going to make such a claim, the battery life must be substantially superior than average.

The Huawei Honor is comes with the bands GSM 850/900/1800/1900 and the WCDMA/HSPA+ 900/AWS/2100. This means the device is compatible with America’s T-Mobile 3g network. So if the device happens to not come around the US, you might be able to import it. Release is scheduled to come during Q4 of 2011 in China, Russia and the Middle East. For the Classic Black version, that is. If you want to add some color to your life, other colors are “to follow” soon afterwards.

What do you guys say? Would you go for this device? Are you surprised by the specs/battery life? Would you be willing to import it, if it doesn’t hit the US?

Side Note

Watch out for lawsuits, Huawei! Your device looks a lot like you-know-who’s…

Show Press Release
Huawei’s latest smartphone Honor packs a punch with its 16M true color HD display and three-day battery life, the longest in its class

Shenzhen, 26 September 2011: Huawei today officially unveiled the Huawei Honor, its latest Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread smartphone that features a 16M 16:9 true color high-definition (HD) 4-inch FWVGA capacitive touch screen. Powered by a 1,900 MAh battery, Honor frees consumers from the inconvenience of searching for an electricity source, allowing them to share and connect for up to three days1 on a single charge — the longest battery life among smartphones in the 4-inch screen range. With a 1.4 GHz processor, an 8-megapixel HDR2-enabled camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, Honor is a powerhouse in a sleek 10.9 mm-thin body and weighs just 140g.

“Huawei Honor encapsulates the Huawei brand — it features simple-to-use, advanced technology that allows people to share and connect easily. Honor provides a package of features that elevates the smartphone user experience, including an ultra-long battery life, so critical to the performance of smartphones but yet is often downplayed,” said Victor Xu, chief marketing officer of Huawei Device. “Consumers now have a high-performing smartphone that lets them communicate, connect, entertain and share content for an extended period of time without compromising on looks, technology or style.”

Honor comes with an exclusive Huawei user interface which is easier to customize and manage, as well as a dynamic weather widget. Honor also features a Gyroscope which enables a better gaming experience. The smartphone is DLNA-certified which ensures interoperability with other DLNA-certified devices such as digital cameras, game consoles and TVs. This makes it easier for consumers to share their digital photos, music and videos between different DLNA-certified devices. The DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a non-profit organization with more than 250 member companies in the mobile, consumer electronics, PC, and service provider industries. According to ABI Research data, as of 2010, more than 440 million DLNA-certified devices have been installed in homes.

Honor will be commercially available in “Classic Black” in Asia-Pacific, China, Russia and the Middle East in Q4, 2011. Honor will be released in more colors closer to the Christmas holidays.

Technical Specs

Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 OS
1900mAh battery
1.4 Ghz processor
4.0 inch 16M 16:9 true color FWVGA capacitive touch screen
8 megapixels auto focus camera supporting HDR, with 2 megapixels front-facing camera
2G Network (operating band) GSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G Network (operating band) WCDMA/HSPA+ 900/AWS/2100
Measures 10.9mm (0.43 inches) at its thinnest point and weighs around 140g (0.3 pounds)
Support Class 10 GPRS and EDGE
3G HSPA+ DL 14.4 Mbps/UL 5.76 Mbps
WiFi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth V2.1 with A2DP
512M RAM + 4G ROM memory with a memory card slot up to 32GB
Micro USB 2.0 port

Additional Features

Assisted GPS support
FM radio
Dual MIC, compass and gyroscope
G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor
Exclusive Huawei user-interface with a dynamic weather widget
160GB network capacity CloudDrive
DLNA-certified enables sharing with other DLNA-certified devices

Colors and Availability

Classic Black available in China, Russia and the Middle East from Q4 2011 with other colors to follow

Via: Engadget

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  • PhineasJW

    Well, 3-day battery life is essentially 3x longer than *everyone* else. Without some proof of what they’ve done differently, I’m VERY skeptical…

    • pekosROB

      you and me both


    why can no one else do this then?

    • ben steel

      Has any other manufacturer used a 1900 mAh battery…?

      • Binary


      • Alex

        HTC Sensation Beats Ed. and battery for SGS II has similar capacity (~1860 mAh), but still it’s more close to 1 day rather than to 3 ;-)

        It’s very interesting to see.

  • DK

    up to 3 days… So that would be w/airplane mode on, no wifi, gps, etc. And never used, just on standby. Once someone actually picks it up and uses it, they’re not going to get this battery life.

    With all the advancements in phones, they really need to start figuring out some new battery technology, not just putting in bigger ones.

    • Edgar Cervantes

      Personally, I am looking forward to see RCA’s Airnergy batteries coming in the future. The idea is that these batteries will actually pull out energy from WiFi signals, and charge your phone (whether you are connected to the WiFi network or not).

      In the beginning, these charging methods might not be enough for you to charge your phone quickly. It should definitely keep your battery running much longer, though. As long as you stay close to WiFi signals, which are everywhere nowadays.

      • John J

        I was also looking forward for this.. but I hear this is a HOAX.. from RCA.. in reality this can not be done.. with the low level Wifi radio we have…

        some even made a video of it. .explain why it wont work..

        but lets see i still have my finger crossed.. I would buy the battery in a heart beat.. for my Nexus S…

  • Elitebattlefield

    Believe it when I see it. The technology is ultimately going to be revealed, so why not tell us now Huawei :0\

  • McLovin

    I call BS. I stopped believing advertizing claims. Just like data rates and coverage areas, battery life is another measure that is sadly misrepresented in rediculously overly optimistic claims.

    I’m running 1800 mAh modified CHICHITEC batteries to fit in my TMobile G2 and I can’t make it past 7:00 PM. I’m already planning to upgrade to 3500 mAh Seidio Innocell extended batteries soon.

    • mikeyDroid

      Must be fun to own a phone you have to mod to last a day..

  • jlschulz

    Two words, communist China, who gives a crap. you buy it you support the commu ist party and all they represent.

    • Daniel

      really? haha, unbelievable comment.

    • Brian

      HUH? Daniel you are correct, that comment is unbelievable.

      @Mr. Schulz: Although you are correct that China is a Communist ideologically controlled country. They are far from the hardcore sickle and Hammer communist that have controlled the country for decades. They are slowly becoming a non-Leninist society; Libertarian Socialist if you will. That is why there is so much production and money coming from that country verses the communism style that oppresses its people into poverty like the former Soviet Union.

      Communism is about a classless society of working members producing to enrich the nation as a whole, not what you have now with millionaires starting companies in Economic free zones not controlled by the government. Maybe you should pick up a book about politics before you say something that makes you look like an idiot on a public blog.

      If you hate their products, maybe you should pick up a book or come up with idea that will allow you to produce the products that you want. That way you will not need to buy a product made in China. Personal responsibility is more difficult than blatant ignorance.

  • http://None CaribGrackle

    I wish I could believe this, but sadly I’m very skeptical. I mean, c’mon 3 days? My current phone can barely stand for a full day of regular use.

  • Brian

    Three days! I have Samsung batteries that die with out even being in the phone! I want to know how they can get three days out of a battery with normal usage. I will believe it when I see it.