Thursday, 9 August 2018

Huawei has shocked everyone with this phone's pricing

Huawei Honor Play

Honor is a sub brand of famous smartphone brand Huawei. Under this sub brand Huawei intends to launch more value for money smartphones. Earlier Huawei has already launched many good phones under Honor but this one seems to be the most interesting. Huawei launched this smartphone last month in china at a starting price of CNY 2000. You will get to know later why is it so much interesting phone at this price. And now the company has launched this in India as well at a price tag of 21000 INR which is also really aggressive. So let's see what specs has company offered in this phone.

Size: 6.3"
Display: IPS LCD Type with 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Resolution: 1080*2340 pixels
Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 970
GPU: Mali-G72 MP2
OS: EMUI 8.1 based on Android 8.1
Memory: 64GB 4/6GB RAM
Battery: 3750 mah
Rear: Dual 16MP,f/2.0 + 2MP,f/2.4 depth sensor
Video: 1080p@ 30fps
Front: 16MP,f/2.0
SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
3.5 mm jack: yes
Sensors: Compass, Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyro, Proximity
Weight: 176 grams

 Honor Play has a very well build design. It has a metallic back. The frame is also made up of metal. It also comes with that trending notch design on front. The screen size is 6.3 inch. This is an IPS LCD type display with full HD+ resolution. This has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 with 1080*2340 pixels resolution. The fingerprint sensor is at the back. The notch on it's front houses front camera, ear piece and sensors. The design of this phone is very good.


This is the strongest aspect of Honor Play. Honor Play is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset which also powers Huawei P20 and P20 pro which are also flagship phones. So this is really strong chipset which has performance more or less same as Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. And Qualcomm snapdragon 845 powers most of the flagship phones of this year. Hisilicon Kirin 970 is based on octa core processor with four cortex A-73 cores cloaked at 2.4GHz each and other four cortex A-53 cores cloaked at 1.8GHz each. For better graphics it is powered by Mali-G72 MP2 GPU. So gaming and other graphic intensive tasks will also run fine. Also Honor Play is having GPU turbo technology known as revolutionary graphic processing acceleration technology. With this honor have achieved a key technological breakthrough of improving graphics processing efficiency by 60% while reducing the SOC energy consumption by 30%. It also improves the gaming performance on the device. Till now only two games are compatible with this feature among which one is PUBG. But in future more games will be compatible with this as it really enhances the gaming performance.


Huawei Honor Play is equipped with dual camera setup at back which includes 16MP,f/2.2 + 2MP,f/2.4 shooter. Here 2MP lens is just for depth sensing. In camera we get a full fledged manual mode. It also has portrait mode for good background blur shots. This camera can capture videos upto 2160p @30fps. But we don't know about the stabilization. This camera is powered by NPU, Kirin's AI core. There is a  shooter on front for selfies and here also portrait mode is given. This lens has an aperture size of f/2.0 and a pixel size of 2.0┬Ám. Also it can capture 3D portrait lightening shots like iPhone X. This camera can capture videos upto 1080p @30fps.


Honor Play is having a 3750 mah battery which is a quite a decent amount. It is also having fast charging of 18W. Also it is bundled with a fast charger within the box. The processor used on this is built on 12nm architecture so it will be very power efficient as well. For charging it is having a USB Type-C port.


Honor Play comes in two memory configurations that are 4GB,64GB and 6GB, 64GB. You can also increase it's memory by microSD as it has a hybrid SIM slot. On software part it comes out of the box with EMUI 8.1 which is based on Android 8.1. The phone comes in three colors that are Midnight Black, Navy Blue and Violet. The 4GB RAM model is just priced at 20000 INR and 6GB RAM model at 24000 INR which translates to $290 and $349 respectively. It also has 3.5 mm jack which many of the companies are skipping these days.


Huawei Honor Play is must for grab phone at this price. It is having a Kirin 970 chipset which has performance same as Qualcomm snapdragon 845 chipset. At this price this is the cheapest phone to have so much performance. Also the camera seems to be quite decent on this. Xiaomi has also launched Mi A2 at 17500 INR. But Honor Play is far value for money than Mi A2. It doesn't mean Mi A2 is not decent. So if you are in very tight on budget at 17-18k, then only go for Mi A2 but if you can spend 2-3k more you should definitely go for Honor Play. But keep in mind Mi A2 doesn't have a 3.5mm jack and also has a 3000 mah battery.




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