It’s getting hard to spot a smartphone with a different design. The back panel may have different colors and build quality but the main deciding factor for a smartphone design is the camera module. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen any good-looking camera modules this year. When Apple is sticking with the old camera design, how can we expect the Chinese manufacturers to up their game? Well, today we present you with yet another horribly looking Honor 80 GT smartphone. The camera module of this phone will surely remind you of a refrigerator.
What is this design, Honor?
Back in the day, Huawei (and Honor) were known for their innovative smartphone designs. Their smartphones used to stand out. Recently, Honor and many other smartphone manufacturers have been lazy with their designs. We have seen the horrible design language of the Redmi Note 12 Pro that was launched recently in China. And then when I saw Honor 80 GT, I knew I had to write on this issue.
Just have a look at this piece of innovative technology. The camera module is divided into two segments. Seems like when the top piece was made, the designer literally duplicated it, and boom a refrigerator-inspired camera design.
Honor 80 GT Highlights
I can roast Honor full day for this design but we should carry on with the positives of the device. The Honor 80 GT ticks the display department with a 6.67-inch OLED panel with 1080 x 2400px resolution with 10-bit color depth, 100% DCI-P3, 1,400 nits peak brightness, and, of course, 120Hz refresh rate.
Ah, and the camera? Well, it has a primary Sony IMX800 54MP, 1/1.49″ sensor paired with f/1.9 aperture, while for the ultrawide, the device settles for the less-than-ideal 8MP, f/2.2 camera. Thankfully, Honor has included the most-wanted 2MP dedicated macro snapper on this beautiful module. The front camera is 16MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Powering the phone is the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, and spoiler alert: the refrigerator camera does not keep the device cool. However, there is a large 4,386mm2 vapor chamber for improved cooling and a small 1,415 copper wire. A 74mm graphene sheet has also been implemented.
Moving to the battery segment, the Honor 80 GT gets a 4,800 mAh battery, supporting Honor’s 66W fast charging. Lastly, the phone gets an older Android 12-based Magic UI 7.0. The pricing of Honor 80 GT is listed below:
- 12GB RAM version starts at CNY 3,299 ($475)
- 16GB RAM option is priced at CNY 3,599 ($520)
- Color options: Black, Blue, and White.
That being said, we hope 2023 brings some changes, especially in the camera design language. Maybe we have seen enough of the bold design language and companies should try something else. Until then, why don’t you enjoy the holidays with Amazon Prime Video free 30 days trial?