Honor Play Forbes
Honor Play Forbes


Take a look at Huawei Honor Play super game smartphone from a distance and you’ll think it’s just another ‘handset’ but look deeper by checking out the specifications and you’ll see that Honor Play is truly a marvel…

Honor is a sub-brand of Huawei and with a release of several Honor smartphones, it appears that the tech giant is really bent on releasing devices that offer gamers a lot of unique characteristics.

With Honor Play, a smartphone that went on sale in the month of August 2018 in India and China, we got to see amazing features that allow users to make the most of the device as soon as they buy. Here below are the salient features of Honor Play mobile phone.

Display and Design

The Huawei Honor Play has got a ‘controversial’ notch display with rounded corners and a small chin bezel. At the back, you see the camera and logo as much as you see in Huawei’s latest smartphones.

The rear side of the device is made of aluminum. Most other Huawei’s devices make use of glass. The display, however, features 6.3-inch 1080 x 2340 pixels, having 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 409 ppi density.

It weighs 176 grams and is also IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 16M colors. The physical colors of the smartphone itself are midnight black, violet, player edition red, player edition black.

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Camera Features

Huawei Honor Play has the main camera to the back. The dual rear camera is 16 MPM + 2 MP f/2.2 and f/2.4 depth sensors respectively. The selfie camera to the front is 16 MP f/2.0 aperture.

The video performance for the rear cameras is high 2160p@30fps, while the front-facing video performance is 1080p@30fps.

Network and Connectivity

The network on Huawei Honor Play are GSM, CDMA, HSPA, and LTE. There is Wi-Fi 802.11, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, and hotspot connectivity. There’s provision for hybrid dual SIM, and dual Nano SIM on stand-by.

Honor Play has Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS and Glonass, coupled with NFC. There include fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, and compass sensors as well.

Operating System and Storage

Huawei Honor Play is built on Android 8.1 Oreo Operating System (OS), it is also running on Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset which enables users to play games without hindrance.

With the aforementioned points, you get a smartphone much cheaper than high-end smartphones which helps you to enjoy the most complicated and demanding games with ease. Trust the ‘GPU Turbo’ that will increase performance.

The storage capacity is also favorable for the games you may need to store on the drive too.

There is the internal storage capacity of 64GB of two different kinds of RAM; 4GB or 6GB RAM. With microSD in the card slot, users are able to achieve up to 256GB.

Battery Life

Huawei Honor Play has an envious battery life estimated at 94 hours endurance rating. The battery is a non-removable 3750 mAh that the company said will last more than a day even from strenuous use.

Price and Availability

The Honor Play is a middle player and a smartphone that really is priced at a reasonable rate. It goes for about $300 or about £279 when you go to several online stores. Don’t forget; Honor Play is not a glass back device. The back is made of aluminum.

The device is was announced in July 2018 and released in the month of August 2018. By mid-September, we trust it will be available in major online and offline smartphone stores.


The Huawei Honor Play mobile phone is great at gaming. It is also taking the place of most already known as mid-tier gaming phones. The device has three features which gamers love. One, it has superb colors on display. Two, it is fast even when you multi-task on it. Three, The screen size is just perfect for game mongers.

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