The pixel-dense main and the selfie camera are 200MP and 50MP, respectively. Alongside those, there's a 12MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP depth sensor hanging out on the rear camera setup. It's essential to note that more megapixels don't always translate to better photos. In fact, cramming in too many megapixels can sometimes impact a camera's ability to capture light effectively. That's why many smartphones opt for a sweet spot around 48MP or 50MP for their sensors.
The photos it produces are pretty solid, though it tends to crank up the contrast and colours a bit, especially in outdoor shots but the images definitely have good details. The ultrawide shots also impress. It doesn't mess around with colours too much. And, since it supports autofocus, you can even snap some respectable macro shots. When it comes to portraits, these are quite on point. The camera strikes a nice balance between background blur, subject skin tone and contrast. The camera app only gives you a 2x zoom toggle, but feel free to pinch and zoom up to 10x – anything up to 5x looks pretty sharp in daylight. You can also shoot in full 200MP resolution. You'll get larger images that you can zoom in and crop. However, snapping one of these high-res photos takes a solid second and a half, and you might lose some of the benefits of pixel binning, which could affect dynamic range. The lack of Optical image stabilisation (OIS) makes it a bit of a challenge when it comes to locking focus on moving objects, so a steady hand or some extra stability is a good idea.
The selfie game on the Honor 90 is a bit of a mixed bag though. It tends to give your selfies a smoothing effect and occasionally plays around with colour correction. However, there's a silver lining. Unlike some phones that force beauty mode on you by default, Honor lets you decide whether to enable it or not. Plus, its digital depth blur effects do a pretty convincing job, so you can add that touch of artistry to your selfies if you like. Shifting gears to video, this phone can crank out 4K 30FPS videos, and it's not just limited to the primary camera, even the selfie camera joins the party. The videos come out pretty stable, thanks to EIS (Electronic Image Stabilisation).
Another cool feature of the Honor 90 is its AI recommendation system. When you start your video recording session, you'll spot the AI recommendation option at the top, waiting to assist you. It analyses the scene and suggests the best shooting mode for the situation.
There is also an AI instant movie feature that does the editing for you. Plus, there is AI noise reduction onboard. Whenever you're shooting a video, it cleverly drowns out the background noise, making your voice the star of the show. These features can actually prove very useful for those who use vlogging to earn their living.