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After their initial release in China last month, HONOR’s 200 series has just been officially launched into the European market at an event in Paris today. Below are some of the key features and differences between the HONOR 200 and HONOR 200 Pro along with their pricing and availability for Ireland.

HONOR 200 & 200 Pro – Key Features

The newly launched HONOR 200 and 200 Pro have some standout features in their own right with the Pro model understandably availing of a number of little additional extras to warrant the Pro moniker.

In terms of rear cameras, both are extremely similar in specs with a triple lens set up. Saying that, the Pro model slightly edges out ahead with a larger main camera sensor size, f/1.9 compared to f/2.0. The HONOR 200 Pro has a 50MP Portrait Main Camera with a Super Dynamic H9000 Sensor for capturing well-balanced images in difficult lighting. It uses 4-in-1 pixel binning technology with a 2.4μm pixel size for detailed low-light photos. It also includes a 50MP Portrait Telephoto Camera with a Sony customised sensor, enhancing light sensing for clear, detailed images of distant objects.

As already announced in their initial China launch, HONOR have teamed up with world-renowned Paris-based portrait photography house, Studio Harcourt, to offer users settings and camera features to help them capture some of the best portrait shots available on a smartphone at this price point.

 

According to the launch press release, “HONOR’s product team have worked closely with Harcourt’s expert photographers to analyse thousands of images and co-engineer the HONOR AI Portrait Engine.”

Honor 200 Pro Studio Harcourt Partnersip | TheEffect.NetWhen jumping into the camera and selecting the ‘Portrait’ mode, users will be greeted with a ‘Harcourt’ button at the top of the display which gives advice on how to capture more professional looking portraits along with the option to select between three preset ‘filters’ including the black and white ‘Harcourt Classic’ option which the company is most famous for.

For their displays, both the HONOR 200 and 200 Pro models offer extremely impressive 4000 nits of peak brightness which is sure to make both displays easily visible in direct sunlight. The 200 Pro has 3840Hz PWM Dimming, certified by TÜV Rheinland for Flicker Free and Full Care Display. It includes Natural Tone 2.0 to adjust display colour temperature based on ambient light, and an AI Circadian Night Display that uses AI to regulate blue light and switch to a sleep-friendly setting at night to improve sleep quality.

The both run Android 14 out of the box with 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

HONOR 200 & 200 Pro – Key Differences

Processing Power

Key differences between the Honor 200 and 200 Pro models include the processors and display sizes. The HONOR 200 is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 processor, providing robust performance for everyday tasks. In contrast, the Pro model boasts a more powerful Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 processor, catering to users who demand higher performance for gaming and intensive applications.

Display

The display sizes also differ slightly between the two models. The HONOR 200 features a 6.7″ FHD+ OLED display, delivering impressive colours and sharp details. The Pro model has a slightly larger 6.78″ FHD+ OLED display, offering a slightly improved viewing experience.

Battery & Charging

Another significant difference is in battery capabilities. Both phones features a 5200 mAh battery with 66W wireless fast charging, enabling quicker and more convenient recharging. The regular HONOR 200 does not support wireless fast charging, which may influence the decision of users who prioritise battery features.

Selfie Cameras

Additionally, the camera setups on the front of the devices differ. The HONOR 200 Pro includes an extra 2MP front camera in addition to the 50MP selfie camera, potentially offering more versatility for photography enthusiasts. This difference in camera hardware highlights the Pro model’s appeal to users who value advanced camera capabilities.

Design & Build Quality

The rear of the 200 model has a satin-like plastic finish while the 200 Pro has a more premium feeling, marble-like, glass finish. The edges of the 200 model are also slightly more angular and squared off where as the 200 Pro model has rounded sides, making it that bit more comfortable to hold in the hand.

Honor 200 Pro White | TheEffect.NetHONOR 200 & 200 Pro Pricing & Availability

The newly launched HONOR 200 and 200 Pro will be available in Ireland from early July, starting at €649 for the 200 model (12/512GB) and €799 for the Pro Model (12/512GB) The HONOR 200 will be available via Three, Tesco Mobile and Harvey Norman and the HONOR 200 Pro will be available via Harvey Norman and Tesco Mobile.

 

John Reilly

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