Honor – Who are you?

In this series, we will discuss the following regarding the smartphone brand Honor:

  • Who, Where and When did the Honor brand existed?
  • Name the amount of series smartphones made under the Honor brand.
  • Name the best Honor smartphones available currently.

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Who, where and when did the Honor brand existed?

Honor is a smartphone brand that was formerly owned by Huawei Technologies. During the time Honor was formerly owned by Huawei, they assisted with the manufacturing of smartphones, tablets and wearable technology.

Honor headquarters is in Shenzhen, China. Honor was founded since 2013. During these 8 years they work in-hand with Huawei and assisted Huawei to achieve great success. However, this has changed in the year 2020. In November 2020, Honor was acquired by Shezhen Zhixin New Information Technology. This was a result of the pandemic outbreak that occurred in 2020 and the limitations the US placed on the Huawei brand.

Since Honor is now owned by another company besides Huawei, they are allowed to make use of the google mobile services platform. Honor’s current CEO, Zhao Ming, main goal is to surpass Huawei and also compete against Apple smartphone brand.


Name the amount of series smartphones made under the Honor brand

Honor has made and sold around 12 different smartphone series since it made its appearance, namely the following:

  • N-Series
  • Magic Series
  • C Series
  • V Series
  • I Series
  • X Series
  • A Series
  • S Series
  • Lite Series
  • Play Series
  • Note Series
  • Holly Series


Name the best Honor smartphones available currently

The best Honor smartphones in year 2021 currently are the following:

Here is a table of all the Honor smartphones mentioned above:

Honor is planning on releasing the Honor View 40 in certain countries which is suspected to be a big success since they want to surpass their previous owner Huawei. More of this new series will be discussed in the unbox/review section soon.



I believe Honor is going to make a big impact in the 3rd quarter of the year 2021. Since they are going to stand out as a brand itself and actually compete against their former owner.

However, they will be facing other smartphone competitors that entered in other countries already namely Oppo and Vivo in the first quarter of 2021. Will be interesting to see how the market shift will shift when Honor enters into the market in other countries. We might see a new number one smartphone.

It has been proven before with Nokia and Blackberry as an example. Look where they are now. They are no more in top or even mentioned in the top 10 ranking. Exactly my point, the market keeps changing and Honor might be a new number one. So watch the space.

Hope you enjoyed the post and will consider purchasing an Honor smartphone. If you have any questions or comments, please comment below. Also, you are welcome to follow me on my social links.

10 thoughts on “Honor – Who are you?”

  1. Hi Burnheart. Very interesting post. To be fair I have never heard before about this brand but looking on your review its seems as interesting option for 2021. I have enough choosing between apple and Samsung, and I would love to try something different. Specification looks fine, and looking forward to see prices and first detailed tests.

    • Hi Cogito

      Thank you for your comment!

      Glad that you find the post interesting. Honor is a interesting smartphone brand and when it launches its new series away from Huawei as a stand alone brand, watch how the smartphone brand rankings going to change. There is some smartphones available through Amazon which you can find on this post if you are interested.

  2. Thank you for an informative article on Honor. It is my first time hearing of this brand. I have been schooled. The range does offer great options when comparing Honor with other brands I have been exposed to in the past. I am drawn towards the Honor view 20. The camera quality looks exceptional. You have given plenty of options to choose from and will continue exploring from the range.

    Thank you once more for a great post.


    • Hi Ntlhane

      Thank you for your comment!

      Glad to share information of a smartphone brand you did not know about. They aren’t very known in certain countries as this brand worked under the Huawei brand. But not anymore and will compete against Huawei this year which is going to be very interesting. Keep an eye out when I post Honor’s new series as their first stand alone brand.

  3. I have never come across the brand Honor when it comes to smart phones and electronic devices, so it was interesting to come across this review. And then to find that they have already released 12 different series of smart phones. 

    So if this is a Chinese brand, do they predominantly sell in the Far East, or where is their main market? How do they compare price wise with Samsung and Apple phones?

    • Hi LineCowley

      Thank you for your comment!

      Many people do not know of the Honor smartphone brand as they were part of the Huawei brand which they are no more since they have been sold to a new owner. This means Honor will now be a stand alone brand that will compete with all other brands including against it former owner. It is mostly known the Far East in China market. But will change as they are going global later this year. In price range they are ranked the same as Samsung ranges in mid and premium prices.

      There are ones available on Amazon to purchase in this post if you interested. Or you can wait when the latest smartphone of Honor is available. 

  4. I have never heard of an Honor phone before but I don’t know why!  This seems like a fine piece of equipment that will give the iPhone a run for its money!  I wish this company all the best in its endeavor to compete against its former owner.  Where can I buy one of these? In the first video, it said “Amazon Exclusive.  Does this mean it’s only available from Amazon?

    • Hi Cynthia

      Thank you for your comment!

      Many people have not heard of Honor as it was under the Huawei brand. Plus was mostly sold in the Far East market. Honor new owners is aiming to surpass their former owner Huawei and even Apple which I believe is possible. For the Western Market, it is best to purchase through Amazon as the video reflected. But might chance when Honor launches its new solo series and popularity grows. But, if you want to try a Honor brand smartphone now, check out the ones listed in the post.

  5. Thanks for writing about the Honor smartphone brand. I only heard about them once since I rarely find them in local stores, or even mentioned. I’m surprised they were once under Huawei, though. Their specs are quite decent for middle-class smartphones, so I can see they will compete fiercely with Oppo and Vivo. This is really an informative article. Thanks.

    • Hi Alblue

      Thank you for your comment!

      Not many customers know about the brand. Not even that they were part of the Huawei brand. The Honor smartphone brand is going to known more when they launch their first new series as their stand alone brand. They hope this new series will surpass their former owner Huawei and even Apple brand as well. Which is a big challenge, but possible. Question is how it will do against the other emerging brands like Oppo and Vivo. Things going to be interesting. 

      At the moment Honor smartphones aren’t available to purchase in store, but is available to purchase through Amazon which can be seen in the post. Check them out if you interested to purchase one.


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