Honor Play Hands On Review

There's no denying that Honor is making a forceful play for an offer of the Indian smartphone showcase. With an unfaltering spate of dispatches, there's presently a Honor phone at relatively every value point. Enter the Honor Play, a strong gadget that brings top of the line determinations at an exceptionally moderate value point. Here's our initial introductions. 

Honor Play specifications


  • 6.3-inch (2340 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ LCD 19:5:9 2.5D bended glass display, 85% NTSC shading extent 

  • Octa-Core Huawei Kirin 970 (4 x 2.4 GHz A73+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) 10nm processor with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU, i7 co-processor, NPU, GPU Turbo 

  • 4GB/6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.1) inward capacity, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD 

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with EMUI 8.2 

  • Cross breed Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD) 

  • 16MP back camera with LED streak, f/2.2 gap, PDAF, CAF, EIS, optional 2MP back camera with f/2.4 opening 

  • 16MP forward looking camera with f/2.0 opening 

  • Unique finger impression sensor 

  • 3.5mm sound jack, 7.1-channel Histen sound 

  • Measurements: 157.91×74.27×7.84mm; Weight: 176g 

  • Double 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac (2.4GHz/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 LE, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 

  • 3750mAh (average) battery with quick charging 


My Opinons and review

The notch is standard, all hail the notch. The Honor Play is the most recent smartphone to pack a notch and we're relatively beginning to warm up to it. As a result of it, the phone figures out how to pack in a substantial 6.3 inch Full HD+ display in advance and it looks great. The Play's display is each so somewhat oversaturated however it makes content exceptionally speaking to take a gander at. It is additionally consummately obvious outside. 

The 19.5:9 viewpoint proportion implies that the phone is very long. This makes the phone simple to grasp regardless of the vast display yet the diminished width implies that individuals with thicker fingers may discover it somewhat difficult to type on the screen. 

There is a button at the base and a notch at the best, which you can incapacitate. We're not aficionados of the Honor logo at the base, particularly since there's more Honor marking at the back. 

Over on the privilege is the volume rocker and power catch. Regardless of being a mid-run gadget, there is no indication of a drop in fabricate quality. The phone feels shake strong and the catches have adequate give. Along the base edge is a Type C port, headphone jack and additionally a speaker grille. The area means that you'll wind up closing it off while gaming or watching recordings. We're astounded at the absence of stereo speakers regardless of the gaming center. 

The back of the phone is made of matte metal. We have the blue variation with us and it looks extremely pleasant and premium. Along the best edge is the camera module and there's a unique mark sensor too obviously. Significant, the unique finger impression sensor is one of the speediest we've run over in this class of gadgets. The phone bolsters Face Unlock too and is sensibly quick at that however not exactly as quick as the OnePlus 6. 

Honor has overplayed the AI empowered camera on the Honor Play. The thought here is that utilizing the devoted NPU on the Kirin 970 chipset, the phone can do constant scene identification and apply machine learning based calculations to consummately tune the shot. Presently you may reject it as a great deal of promoting spiel however shockingly, it works. The Play doesn't yield consummately characteristic shots. Rather, you prepare pictures that are to go on Instagram or Facebook without dealing with Snapseed or any such application. Need the normal look? Simply flip off the AI catch. We'll be speaking inside and out about this yet until the point when at that point, here's a couple of tests to kick you off. 

The locally available AI models recognized the scene as one with plants and foliage in it. You'll see the supported greens. 

In the show shot, the phone pulled some additional points of interest from the shadow area while keeping by and large clamor levels low. You do wind up yielding a touch of detail yet this is path superior to anything a ton of phones in the value go. 

The Honor Play is fueled by a Kirin 970 chipset that is combined with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. A major USP here is GPU Turbo which interfaces amongst programming and equipment to present to a 60% graphical execution pick up. As a general rule, you'll get a couple of more edges and for the most part, a more reliable framerate. Significantly more on this in our survey. In the interim, the phone sports 64GB of capacity and you'll have the capacity to grow this further by means of the microSD card opening. The battery is a 3750 mAh unit. In the course of the most recent couple of days we've reliably got over an entire day's utilization on a solitary accuse of screen on time averaging between 5.5 – 6 hours. 

Evaluated at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM variation, the Honor Play is an impressive passage into the mid-run fragment. While it is being focused at the gaming group of onlookers, the Play is still all around a decent phone. We like the construct quality a great deal and the screen is somewhat decent to take a gander at. In spite of the Kirin 980 chipset being ideal around the bend, the Honor Play is the genuine article. 

It will go on special only on Amazon.in and Honor official store beginning from 4PM today. At Rs. 19,999, the phones makes for a simple proposal however regardless we'll recommend that you sit tight for our audit coming up not long from now.
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