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Honor 90
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Honor 90 Display test

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We put the Honor 90 through our rigorous DXOMARK Display test suite to measure its performance across six
criteria. In this test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key display specifications:

  • 6.7 inches OLED, ~91.7% screen-to-body ratio
  • Resolution: 1200 x 2664 pixels
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz

Scoring

Sub-scores and attributes included in the calculations of the global score.

Honor 90 Honor 90
140
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142

163

154

164

150

162

115

159

131

170

128

163

Pros

  • Brightness is comfortable in indoor and low-light conditions
  • Well-rendered details in HDR10 videos
  • Stable screen readability when viewed at an angle, down to a low 20°
  • Best-in-class flicker management

Cons

  • Low brightness in outdoor conditions
  • Frame drops when playing videos games and watching videos
  • Does not read UHD 60 fps videos

The Honor 90 brings a pleasant display, delivering an overall balanced performance in most use cases, with strong showings in color and readability.

Brightness levels offer a comfortable experience in most lighting conditions, except in outdoor situations where the screen’s peak brightness remains slightly limited, resulting in contents with low contrast.

The video-watching experience on the Honor 90 was good, thanks to the display’s adapted brightness and well-rendered details, particularly on  mid- and dark-tones for HDR10 content. However, the screen had a tendency to drop frames when watching videos as well as playing video games.

In addition, the Honor 90 has a very high flicker frequency, resulting in a pleasant, nearly flicker-free experience.

Test summary

About DXOMARK Display tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone and other display reviews, DXOMARK
engineers perform a variety of objective and perceptual tests under controlled lab and real-life conditions.
Note that we evaluate display attributes using only the device’s built-in display hardware and its still image
(gallery) and video apps at their default settings.
(For in-depth information about how we evaluate
smartphone and other displays, check out our articles, “How DXOMARK tests display quality” and “A closer look at DXOMARK Display testing.

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories.
Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Readability

142

Honor 90

163

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Readability score is composed

Readability evaluates how easily and comfortably
users can read still content (photos & web) on the display under different real-life conditions. DXOMARK uses its
Display Bench to recreate ambient light conditions ranging from total darkness to bright sunlight. In addition to
laboratory tests, perceptual analysis is also made in real-life environments.

Luminance under various lighting conditions


Readability in a low-light (0 lux) environment
From left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)


Readability in an indoor (1000 lux) environment
From left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)


Readability in a sunlight (>90 000 lux) environment
From left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)

This graph shows the uniformity of the display with a 20% gray pattern. The more visible the green
color, the more uniform the display.

Color

154

Honor 90

164

Google Pixel 8 Pro
How Display Color score is composed

White point under D65 illuminant at 1000 lux
Honor 90


Color rendering indoors (1000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)


Color rendering in sunlight (>90 000 lux)
Clockwise from top left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)
Color fidelity measurements
Honor 90, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the sRGB color
space
Honor 90, color fidelity at 1000 lux in the Display-P3
color space
Each arrow represents the color difference between a target color pattern (base of the arrow) and
its actual measurement (tip of the arrow). The longer the arrow, the more visible the color difference is. If the arrow
stays within the circle, the color difference will be visible only to trained eyes.
Color behavior on angle
This graph shows the color shift when the screen is at an angle. Each dot represents a
measurement at a particular angle. Dots inside the inner circle exhibit no color shift in angle; those between the
inner and outer circle have shifts that only trained experts will see; but those falling outside the outer circle
are noticeable.

Video

150

Honor 90

162

Samsung Galaxy S23 (Snapdragon)
How Display Video score is composed

Video brightness at 10% APL in the dark ( < 5 lux)


Video rendering in a low-light (0 lux) environment
Clockwise from top left: Honor 90, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon), Xiaomi 12T
(Photos for illustration only)

Gamut coverage for video content
HDR10 Gamut coverage
SDR Gamut coverage
The primary colors are measured both in HDR10 and SDR. The extracted color gamut shows the extent
of the color area that the device can render. To respect the artistic intent, the measured gamut should match the master
color space of each video.

Motion

115

Honor 90

159

Honor Magic6 Pro
How Display Motion score is composed

The motion attribute evaluates the handling of dynamic
contents. Frame drops, motion blur, and playback artifacts are scrutinized using games and videos.


Video frame drops at 30 fps
Honor 90
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE 5G (Snapdragon)
Xiaomi 12T

These long exposure photos present the number of frame irregularities in a 30-second
video. A good performance shows a regular pattern (either a flat gray image or a pull-down pattern).

Touch

131

Honor 90

170

Samsung Galaxy S24+
How Display Touch score is composed

To evaluate touch, DXOMARK uses a touch robot
and a high-speed camera to play and record a set of scenarios for smoothness, accuracy and response-time
evaluation.

Average Touch Response Time Honor 90
59 ms
Fast
Good
Bad
Slow
This response time test evaluates precisely the time elapsed between a single touch of the robot on the screen and the displayed action. This test is applied to activities that require a high reactivity, such as gaming.

Honor 90

How Display Artifacts score is composed

Evaluating artifacts means checking for
the performance, image rendering and motion flaws that can affect the end-user experience. DXOMARK measures
precisely the device’s reflectance and the presence of flicker, and assesses the impact of residual aliasing
when playing video games, among other characteristics.

Average Reflectance (SCI) Honor 90
4.6 %
Low
Good
Bad
High
Reflectance (SCI)
Measurements above show the reflection of the device within the visible spectrum range (400 nm to 700 nm). It includes both diffuse and specular reflection.
Flicker Frequency Honor 90
2170 Hz
Bad
Good
Bad
Great

Temporal Light Modulation
This graph represents the frequencies of lighting variation; the highest peak gives the main flicker frequency.
Aliasing (closeup)
Honor 90
(Photos for illustration only)

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