Honor has been having a good year in 2024, with the release of the Magic 6 series being the major highlight for the company considering how great those devices were. Now, the company has just officially unveiled the Honor 200 series at its global launch.

The series consists of the Honor 200 Lite, Honor 200, and the Honor 200 Pro, and the Chinese manufacturer places a lot of weight on the photography capabilities of these devices, though there’s a lot more to them than just that. Let’s talk about what comes to the stage.

Honor’s 200 Series Utilizes Its AI Engine To Enhance Its Portrait Photography Skills

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One of the things that Honor wants you to know is that the Honor 200 series has worked closely with Studio Harcourt in Paris to develop its Honor AI Portrait Engine. Working with such an esteemed portrait photography house should mean an AI photo model that gives you studio-grade portraits each time. Well, at least in theory.

The Honor 200 Pro Is The Star Of The Show

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You must want me to cut to the chase, and what better phone to use to start the program than the Honor 200 Pro? However, before we get into things, let me say: that I am really not a fan of that design. An oval camera module as big as that certainly isn’t a common sight and that dual-tone finish just doesn’t work for me. I’m an inch away from calling it “hideous”, but I’ll be careful with my words. The white colorway goes down easier though.

However, maybe there’s more to a book than its cover, and perhaps the internals can redeem the device. The star is the 50MP “Portrait Main Camera” paired with a 50MP “Portrait Telephoto Camera”. Very clearly, portraiture is the selling point of the camera setup. The final camera is a 12MP ultrawide that can also serve as a macro lens. The front-facing camera is a 50MP unit, paired with a 2MP depth sensor in the pill-shaped cutout.

On the front is a 6.78-inch 1224 x 2700 AMOLED panel with 3840Hz UHF PWM dimming, 120Hz refresh, and 4000 nits peak brightness. A Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 runs the phone, and it comes in a 12GB/512GB configuration. The battery weighs in at 5,200 mAh and can be charged to 100% in about 40 minutes thanks to 100W wired charging. There’s also the choice of 66W wireless charging. It’s available in Ocean Cyan, Moonlight White, and Black colorways. The Honor 200 Pro will set you back at least £699.99 (~$900).

The Honor 200 Brings Less Power, Yet Still Plenty

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The Honor 200 is very similar to the Honor 200 Pro, but quite expectedly, it pulls back in certain aspects. The designs are essentially identical, though the dual-tone model isn’t used here, and that’s for the best. That isn’t enough to make the device an instant looker though.

There’s a slightly smaller 6.7-inch 1200 x 2664 120Hz AMOLED panel with 3840Hz UHF PWM dimming and 4000-nit peak brightness. The processor gets stepped down to a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 instead, which offers upper midrange performance instead of flagship-grade. However, you get what is essentially the same camera setup, though the primary lens has a different aperture and pixel size. There’s also no depth sensor on the front. The battery and charging, again, stay the same.

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The device is available in Emerald Green, Moonlight White, and Black. This device will set you back starting at just £499.99 for the 8GB/256GB variant (there’s a 12GB/512GB option for those who want more power), which is roughly ~$640. There’s an argument to be made that this is the much better phone unless you really need that Snapdragon 8s power.

The Honor 200 Lite Is A More Affordable Option With The Same DNA

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The Honor 200 Lite opts for a different that is somehow not great, but still much better than the other smartphones in the 200 series. The camera module is more of a rounded rectangle here. You can buy it in Midnight Black, Cyan Lake, and Starry Blue colorways.

As a Lite phone, the camera setup changes entirely. You get a 108MP main camera with a 5MP wide lens and a 2MP macro. On the front, there’s a 50MP which is seemingly identical to the cameras on the bigger phones. There’s a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen with 3240Hz PWM dimming and 2000-nit peak brightness. You get a MediaTek Dimensity 6080 along with an 8GB/256GB storage configuration.

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The battery drops off to a 4,500 mAh battery with just 35W wried charging, but then, this is a Lite model and all these cut corners should be entirely expected. That’s why it is available at just £279.99 (~$360).

Through Tecno, Gionee, Vivo, Google, and now Samsung, Ayomide has always been an Android enthusiast. His current partner in crime is a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. You can find him playing Candy Crush or Call of Duty: Mobile, watching movies, and he is a big fan of trivia and quizzes.

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