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Honor Play review


Honor is making a great name for itself in the global market. Honor is a separate brand owned by Huawei that often takes the exact same specs of a Huawei phone, repackages it and sells it in a cheaper price. If you are a consumer, it’s a great thing for you to get good specs phone at a cheaper price.

Honor make budgeted smartphones which is useful for almost everyone. Honor phones have attractive designs, sleek finishes and AI Software features that Huawei phones have in the elevated price range. Honor Smartphones range from Premium to Extremely affordable ranges.

Honor Play is so called a gaming smartphone but its display is exceptional when compared to its peers gaming smartphones. It’s a budgeted Smartphone with top notch features and performances. The base variant of Honor Play is priced just at Rs 19,999 which makes it a great phone in terms of Price to performance. Let’s review the specifications of Honor Play which will help you guys to make a decision whether or not this phone is apt for you I terms of features and price. The review of the phone is based on one week of extensive usage of the phone.


  • It contains features like GPU turbo & 4D gaming.
  • 36 GHZ Kirin 970 Octa – Core processor.
  • Honor play is available in 4 GB & 6 GB RAM variants.
  • 3-inch Full-HD display + (2340 x 1080 pixels) 19.5:9 display with 2.5D curved glass.
  • Honor Play weighs 176 gms
  • Operating system is based on EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
  • Rear camera with 16 MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) with PDAF and LED flash.
  • Front camera with 16 MP (f/2.2 aperture) + 2 MP (f/2.4 aperture) with PDAF and LED flash.
  • 64 GB internal storage which is expandable up to 256 GB.
  • Dual SIM NANO/ hybrid SD card slot.
  • In terms of connectivity, Honor Play has 4G LTE, GPS, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB Type-C
  • Fingerprint Scanner, GPU Turbo, 4D Gaming.
  • 3750 MAH battery with 18W Charging.
  • Honor Play comes in Black, Blue & Violet colour.


  • Honor has used flagship processor in its Honor Play
  • Front screen is protected by tough glass that is why Gorilla glass protection is not required.
  • Honor play is very easy to hold, & has a solid look.
  • Selfie images are vibrant & natural looking.
  • GPU turbo technology maximizes its performance by 60 percent whereas reduces power consumption by 30 percent.
  • In terms of security it is the safest device, it has a safety like “file safe” & “private space” it also has a quick face scanner.
  • 3750 MAH battery last for more than a day easily for a heavy user, also it has a fast charging feature that is 0 to 100 percent is charges just within 1.5 hours. Excellent battery I must say
  • The pictures from the rear camera in the ample lighting condition are very good & even portrait mode is good as well.
  • It is a budgeted gaming phone and has lot to give.
  • Excellent RAM management , hence no lag whatsoever.


  • Although finger print scanner is quite responsive but it would have been great if it was placed a little lower.
  • Rear Camera performance in the low lighting and artificial lighting conditions is not up to the mark
  • Though it has a hybrid SIM slot, it could be a problem if in case we want to increase storage in future.
  • There only one speaker present at the bottom and the sound level even in the maximum is not up to the mark.


Look and Feel :

What I really loved about this device is the built quality. It is obviously the best built quality we have ever seen but for this price range, i.e. 19,999 (Price for the base variant) it is the best you will get. Feels like a block of metal in hand, Honor Play is very handy to hold and non-slippery. It feels like a premium handset in terms of built quality without any doubt.

Here are the pics that I have attached for you guys to have a look at the box and things you get inside it.

Price :

Honor Play prices for the different variants are as below

  • 4GB RAM 64 GB ROM – 19,999
  • 6GB RAM 64 GB ROM – 23,999


Honor Play is a budgeted Smartphone from Honor and even if you’re not a gamer, this is one of the best value phones on the market, offering flagship performance at a fraction of the price, so long as you don’t mind missing out on the best photography features. A thumbs up from my side.

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