Huawei Honor Play Specs Review, Features and Price

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Huawei Honor Play was launched alongside the Honor 9i budget gaming smartphone we reviewed earlier. The Honor Play got its moment on screen with all of its features displayed for everyone to see. First of all, it comes with a notch and dual rear cameras.

Huawei Honor Play

Then the Hisilicon Kirin 970 on the P20 Pro is on-board as well. Furthermore, the graphics processor comes with enhanced GPU Turbo to boost performance. The Histen audio tech is also present, providing 3D game sounds and 7.1 channel virtualization. Lets find out more.

Huawei Honor Play

Design

Huawei Honor Play

It's a combination of Metal and Plastic here, both elements came together to form this sleek looking beauty. It sports two antenna lines as well, there's one on top and another at the bottom corner. There's a rear fingerprint scanner if you're too shy to show your face.

Huawei Honor Play

Unlike the Honor 10 and 9i, this Play smartphone sports a different camera placement. They remind us of what we saw on the P20, being vertically placed with the LED flash underneath. It measures 7.5mm in thickness and weighs 176g overall, you can also get it in Black, Blue and Violet colors.

Huawei Honor Play

Display

Huawei Honor Play

The same notched screen on the 9i is present here as well. Although, the screen on the Huawei Honor Play seems bigger and taller. Honor also removed the physical home button at the bottom chin making it less minimal. However, it seems the Honor logo has to go as well.

Huawei Honor Play

This device was built around a massive 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. This is perfect for big screen lovers, it has a sharp resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels with 409 pixel per inch density. The screen also ditches out a 19:9 aspect ratio and stretches up to 83% screen to body ratio.

Hardware and Software

Huawei Honor Play

Under the hood, the Hisilicon Kirin 970 is still in control with an Octa-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor clocks at a fast speed of 2.4GHz with 10nm process technology. In the graphics department, the Mali-G72 MP12 comes with GPU Turbo tech.

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Huawei Honor Play

There are two versions in terms of RAM, there's one with 6GB and another with 4GB, which will be cheaper on shopping stores. Nonetheless, its memory speed clocks at about 1.9GHz with a single storage variant of 64GB. Although, you can upgrade up to 256GB using a memory card. The Huawei Honor Play runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2 skin on top.

Camera

It doesn't come with Huawei's award winning trio cameras though, the dual 16MP + 2MP camera has f/2.2 + f/2.4 aperture respectively. The cameras has scene recognition for over 500 scenes and it's powered by the NPU, Kirin’s AI core.

Other features include phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. With the Huawei Honor Play, you can record videos of 2160p and 1080p @30fps. While the AI powered 16MP selfie shooter has f/2.0 aperture, 2.0µm pixel size and selfie enhancements.

Battery

Powering the Huawei Honor Play is a 3750mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn't take up to 1.8 hours.

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Huawei Honor Play Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Huawei Honor Play
Announced June, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal + Plastic
Dimensions 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm
Weight 176g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Blue, Violet
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Display

Display Type FHD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.3-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density 409ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 83%
Touch ScreenYes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

16MP + 2MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus 
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
Geotagging 
HDR 
ISO settings 
Panorama 
Scene mode 
Self-timer 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED
16MP

Software

Android 8.1 Oreo
EMUI 8.2
Yes
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

Hisilicon Kirin 970
CPU Octa-core 2.4GHz
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
4GB/6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Yes, up to 256GB
Fingerprint (Rear)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Ambient Light
Compass
ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared-
Wi-FiYes
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
NFC-
HDMI-
Facial Identification Yes
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Capacity 3750mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby-
Talk Time-
Music Play-

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
-
-
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes

Other Features

- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
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What is Huawei Honor Play Price and Availability Status?

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