Catering to all categories of customers and budgets, Huawei and its subsidiary Honor are slowly but steadily giving a tough fight to the likes of Apple and Samsung in the top-end segment and Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo in the midrange segments. Very recently, Honor has introduced a new mid-range smartphone called Honor Play with the most powerful chipset in HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor. Breaking the set norms of a glass back for premium smartphones, Honor has opted for an all-metal uni-body design for the Play edition. Without saying, the phone is a solid, well-built one and very comfortable to hold. With looks similar to iPhone X, the FHD+ display with thin bezels on both sides makes Honor Play a dazzling proposition to hold. The rear of the phone has a vertically mounted dual camera setup followed by LED flash and AI camera with the fingerprint scanner sitting at the center of the phone. The volume rocker and the power buttons are placed at the right side of the phone with hybrid-SIM card slot on the left. The Honor Play features 6.3-inch screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403ppi display. Blessed with wide viewing angles, the Honor Play offers crisp and bright view with an added advantage of high legibility even in direct sunlight. Thanks to the impeccable software, the Honor Play delivers a great performance with zero issues while multitasking and navigating through the menus. Holding the distinction of the first smartphone from Huawei to have GPU Turbo technology, the Honor Play runs on latest EMUI 8.2 user-interface on the top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Honor Play is equipped with a handful of pre-loaded apps such as Phone Manager and also comes with the dedicated NPU (Neural-network Processing Unit) for deep machine learning and other AI-based features, especially in camera. If you are very keen of safeguarding your phone, Honor Play suits perfectly for you. Honor has included a bunch of features such as ‘Private Space’ and ‘File Safe’ feature to keep apps and data safe using a fingerprint scanner or pass code. Talking about camera specifications, the Honor Play comes with a dual-rear camera module of 16MP (f2.2) and 2MP (f2.4) with an LED flash and a 16MP (f2.0) sensor at the front. The camera produces very clean and sharp photos, particularly in AI mode and well-lit conditions. Amazing selfies are guaranteed with the front camera enabling you to click in all lighting conditions. Honor has also attached an AI-based bokeh mode in Honor Play which detects edges around the face effortlessly and quit effectively. Capable of capturing 4K resolution videos at 30fps, the video quality of the phone is amazing, to say the least. With no shutter or lag, opening the camera app and clicking pictures is as easy as it gets on Honor Play. The camera also offers quite a few pre-defined modes such as Aperture mode, Portrait mode, AR Lens, Pro mode, Slow-mo video mode and Night mode. In terms of connectivity options, the Honor Play has a hybrid SIM slot with 4G VoLTE capability, type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Available in black and blue, the Honor Play scores high points in the battery section with the phone lasting for a full day on auto-brightness and moderate to heavy usages. As the smartphone supports fast-charging technology, it will take only 90 minutes to fully charge the device from 0% to 100%. In short, excellent cameras, bright display, impeccable performance and satisfactory battery life, Honor Play has the power and style to become one of the top stars of the segment.
Technical Specifications for Huawei Honor Play
|Screen Size Category||6.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Actual Screen Size||6.3 inches|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm|
|Processor||Hisilicon Kirin 970 Processor|
|RAM||4 GB,6 GB|
|Internal Storage||64 GB|
|OS Version||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Primary Camera||16 Megapixel +2 Megapixel|
|Primary Camera Features||LED flash, HDR, and Panorama|
|Primary Camera Lens Setup||Dual lens|
|Front Camera||16 Megapixel|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi and Bluetooth|
|Battery Capacity||3750 mAh|
|USB Type||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) for Huawei Honor Play
Q. What is the display ratio of Honor Play?
A. The Honor Play features 6.3-inch screen with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 403ppi display.
Q. Does the Huawei Honor Play have MicroSD card?
A. Yes, the Huawei Honor Play has a slot for MicroSD Card which can be used to expand the storage capacity.
Q. What is the processor used in Huawei Honor Play?
A. The Huawei Honor Play smartphone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor.
Q. What is the storage capacity of Huwaei Honor Play?
A. Huawei Honor Play is equipped with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB of internal storage, expandable via a micro- SD card.
Q. What are the camera specifications of Huawei Honor Play?
A. The Honor Play comes with a dual-rear camera module of 16MP (f2.2) and 2MP (f2.4) with an LED flash and a 16MP (f2.0) sensor at the front.
Q. What are the different modes the camera in Huawei Honor Play offers?
A. Honor Play has quite a few pre-defined modes such as Aperture mode, Portrait mode, AR Lens, Pro mode, Slow-mo video mode and Night mode.
Q. What are the connectivity options in the Huawei Honor Play?
A. In terms of connectivity options, the Honor Play has a hybrid SIM slot with 4G VoLTE capability, type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Q. What are the color options available for Huawei Honor Play?
A. Huawei Honor Play is available in two colors – Black and Blue.