On January 4th, Honor launched its new budget flagship, the Honor X50GT, priced at 2199 yuan for the 12GB+256GB version, with an initial offer of only 1999 yuan.
The Honor X50GT is a new addition to the Honor X50 series, each with its own advantages compared to the mid-range Honor 80GT. The Honor 80GT, a mid-range flagship released in December 2022, saw a significant price drop from its original 3299 yuan for the 12GB+256GB version to around 2000 yuan currently as other phones from its time have either been discontinued or reduced to budget prices.
Nevertheless, the Honor 80GT remains a mid-range performance flagship.
In terms of design, the rear camera module of the Honor 80GT draws inspiration from the double-mirror design of interstellar portholes. With a weight of 187g and a thickness of 7.9mm, it belongs to the category of light and thin flagships.
The camera module of the Honor X50GT remains consistent with the Honor X50, paying tribute to the Huawei Mate60, which is known for its high-end design made accessible to the masses.
Regarding the display, the Honor 80GT features a 6.67-inch 1080P resolution AMOLED flat screen, displaying 1.07 billion colors, with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and eye protection display.
The Honor X50GT, on the other hand, boasts a 6.78-inch 1.5K resolution AMOLED flexible curved screen, certified by SGS for its five-star anti-drop durability, ensuring a more secure screen that is resistant to accidental falls.
In terms of performance, both phones are equipped with the Snapdragon 8+Gen1 processor and GPU Turbo X optimization technology. However, the Honor 80GT has an additional frame-boost exclusive graphics chip, enhancing its overall performance.
For heat dissipation, the Honor 80GT is equipped with a 4386 square millimeter VC liquid cooling heat plate and a super-dense copper mesh consisting of 1415 copper wires, offering better heat dissipation due to the larger coverage area.
The Honor X50GT features a second-generation 5100 square millimeter VC liquid cooling heat plate. The screen, camera, and battery are consistent with the Honor X50.
In terms of imaging, the main rear camera of the Honor 80GT is a 54-megapixel Sony IMX800 sensor, also found in phones like Xiaomi 13, Redmi K60 Pro, and Redmi K60 Extreme. With a sensor size of 1/1.49 inches, an f/1.9 aperture, and support for full-pixel focusing. Additionally, it has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro lens, using the Honor Image Engine for image processing.
The Honor X50GT features a 100-megapixel main rear camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
Regarding battery life, the Honor 80GT houses a 4800mAh battery, supporting 66W wired fast charging that can charge up to 50% in just 15 minutes.
The Honor X50GT comes with a 5800mAh battery and supports 35W wired fast charging.
The Honor 80GT also supports NFC, infrared remote control, stereo dual speakers, and a linear motor. The Honor X50GT supports NFC too.
A comparison reveals that the Honor X50GT is relatively simpler in functionality, with its camera and battery being borrowed from the Honor X50. While the battery capacity is large, the fast-charging capability is somewhat lackluster. The screen stands out as the main highlight.
Interestingly, the discounted Honor 80GT now offers a more competitive price, with comprehensive features, strong performance, a main camera featuring a large sensor, and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens—all factors that add to its cost. However, its screen resolution is only 1080P, slightly inferior to the curved screen of the Honor X50GT.
Currently, the 12GB+512GB version of the Honor 80GT has dropped from 3299 yuan to 2063 yuan, a substantial reduction of 1236 yuan. This significant price drop significantly enhances the cost-effectiveness of the Honor 80GT, making it even more worthy of purchase.