The Honor WaterPlay is a water-resistant tablet with a 6600mAh battery and 4G LTE

Honor WaterPlay Tablet Review

Huawei’s online-only subsidiary, Honor, has continued to maintain its competitiveness online. With the launch of several top-notch devices this year already with over two flagship devices, the Honor series isn’t looking like it would be taking its foot of the gas soon. Alongside the Honor 7X, it launched the Honor WaterPlay tablet, keeping Huawei very much alive in the tablet business.

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Specifications, Review and Highlights

Honor WaterPlay Tablet

Display & Design

The Honor WaterPlay has a large 10.1-inch QXGA display that flaunts a crystal clear 1920 by 1200 pixels of resolution with multi-touch support. On the design front, the name already tips a water-resistant metal-clad design with an IP67 rating, that is the WaterPlay can survive in up to 3.3 feet of water for as long as 30minutes. The physical Home button also serves its fingerprint sensor. The Honor Waterplay is 7.8mm thick and weighs 465g.

Storage & Processor

The WaterPlay comes in two variants; a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model and a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM model, both variants to run on an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC which comprises a 2.36GHz quad-core cluster and another 1.7GHz quad-core cluster. It supports expandable storage using a microSD card.

Camera

The tablet boasts an 8MP rear camera with a front-facing camera.

Battery & Connectivity

Tablets always do it big when it comes to battery capacity and that’s their selling point. With that in mind, the WaterPlay tablet is backed by a massive 6600mAh battery plus fast charging support. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac(2.4GHz + 5GHz), GPS, USB Type-C, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE(optional).

Software

Honor WaterPlay runs on Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1 out of the box based on Android’s Nougat 7.0 Operating System..

Huawei Honor WaterPlay Full Phone Specifications

Honor WaterPlay Tablet Review

General

Device BrandHonor
ModelWaterPlay
AnnouncedOctober, 2017
ReleasedOctober, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE
SIM Typen/a.
SIM CountSingle SIM(optional)

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GLTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeTablet
Dimensions248*173*7.8mm
Weight465g
BuildMetal Unibody Design.
ColorsSilver and Champagne Gold

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Display
Size10.1 inches
ResolutionQXGA (1920 * 1200) pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Densityn/a
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
FeaturesMulti-touch
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

8MP camera
n/a
Yes
Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR
  • Rear camera: No
  • Front camera: No
0.3MP
n/a

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
EMUI 5.1
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Huawei Kirin 659
Number of Processor CoresOcta-Core
CPU Speed2.36GHz
GPUMali T830 MP2
3GB/4GB
Internal Storage32GB/64GB internal memory
expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, fingerprint sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth 4.1
InfraredNo
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeUSB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes
NFCNo
Yes

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po
Capacity6600mAh
PlacementNon-Removable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Yes, WMV, MP4
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV, Polyphonic, MIDI, AMR
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer
Karman / Kadon Audio technology

Availability and Price of Huawei Honor WaterPlay in China & India

The Honor WaterPlay is priced at 1999 Yuan for the 3GB RAM (Wi-Fi only) variant, 2399 Yuan for the 4GB RAM(Wi-Fi only) variant and 2699 Yuan for the 4GB RAM plus LTE version. It is available in China.

1 COMMENT

  1. What will make me go for this device is that it comes with a good battery capacity and the specs are Up to date, just waiting for the price to see if i can afford it some day

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