Huawei Honor Play

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Huawei Honor Play currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 9 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.4 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
16+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Deccan Chronicle

The Honor Play is as good as a smartphone can get in its price range. It outguns its rivals in the similar price bracket and even matches the flagship class smartphones of 2018 with its sheer gaming performance and the capability to be a reliable all-day companion.

- Amritanshu Mukherjee, Deccan Chronicle
Gadgets Now

Honor Play brings a lot to the table. With a good camera, vivid and bright display, reliable performance, above average battery life all at a starting price of Rs 19,999. The only thing we missed a bit is some freshness on design front. Overall, Honor Play is one of the best performers in this price...

- Shaurya Shubham, Gadgets Now
The Next Web

I can say that the Honor Play has a lot going for it at its price, regardless of whether you want to use it to frag baddies or browse Instagram all day – but it’s not the best device a gamer can buy right now.

- Abhimanyu Ghoshal, The Next Web
Firstpost

It has a phenomenal battery life, a great display, surround sound for immersive gaming and of course a top of the line chipset. It is, as I had mentioned in my first impressions: A metallic Honor 10 with a focus on gaming.

- Kshitij Pujari, Firstpost
BGR

It’s simply a top-spec device with the right hardware to allow it to run most current games as smoothly and efficiently as it can. And at its price of Rs 19,999 onwards, there’s very little to complain about as well. Even if you don’t intend to use the Honor Play for games, it’s easily the best perf...

- Ali Pardiwala, BGR


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Huawei released the Honor Play on August 7, 2018.


Huawei backs up the Honor Play with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.3"

The Huawei Honor Play's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 16+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3750 mAh battery.

Honor Play Specs

Overview
Release date August 7, 2018
Regions available India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1900/2100/850/900 /1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Octa core 2.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Blue, Purple
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.79 x 7.43 x 0.75 cm (6.2 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 176 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.2
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera, f/2.4), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
16+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Deccan Chronicle

Powerful gaming made affordable

from Deccan Chronicle

The Honor Play is as good as a smartphone can get in its price range. It outguns its rivals in the similar price bracket and even matches the flagship class smartphones of 2018 with its sheer gaming performance and the capability to be a reliable all-day companion.

Read full review

The Honor Play is as good as a smartphone can get in its price range. It outguns its rivals in the similar price bracket and even matches the flagship class smartphones of 2018 with its sheer gaming performance and the capability to be a reliable all-day companion.

Read full review

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Gadgets Now

Plays its card right

from Gadgets Now

Honor Play brings a lot to the table. With a good camera, vivid and bright display, reliable performance, above average battery life all at a starting price of Rs 19,999. The only thing we missed a bit is some freshness on design front. Overall, Honor Play is one of the best performers in this price segment.

Read full review

Honor Play brings a lot to the table. With a good camera, vivid and bright display, reliable performance, above average battery life all at a starting price of Rs 19,999. The only thing we missed a bit is some freshness on design front. Overall, Honor Play is one of the best performers in this price segment.

Read full review

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The Next Web

Solid hardware for a budget ‘gaming’ phone

from The Next Web

I can say that the Honor Play has a lot going for it at its price, regardless of whether you want to use it to frag baddies or browse Instagram all day – but it’s not the best device a gamer can buy right now.

Read full review

I can say that the Honor Play has a lot going for it at its price, regardless of whether you want to use it to frag baddies or browse Instagram all day – but it’s not the best device a gamer can buy right now.

Read full review

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Firstpost

Meant for mobile gamers

from Firstpost

It has a phenomenal battery life, a great display, surround sound for immersive gaming and of course a top of the line chipset. It is, as I had mentioned in my first impressions: A metallic Honor 10 with a focus on gaming.

Read full review

It has a phenomenal battery life, a great display, surround sound for immersive gaming and of course a top of the line chipset. It is, as I had mentioned in my first impressions: A metallic Honor 10 with a focus on gaming.

Read full review

Less

BGR

Enough power for your games

from BGR

It’s simply a top-spec device with the right hardware to allow it to run most current games as smoothly and efficiently as it can. And at its price of Rs 19,999 onwards, there’s very little to complain about as well. Even if you don’t intend to use the Honor Play for games, it’s easily t...More

It’s simply a top-spec device with the right hardware to allow it to run most current games as smoothly and efficiently as it can. And at its price of Rs 19,999 onwards, there’s very little to complain about as well. Even if you don’t intend to use the Honor Play for games, it’s easily the best performing smartphone in its price category right now, and is well supplemented by good design, a decent screen and flagship-level features.

Read full review

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Digit

Packing some great value for money

from Digit

The Honor Play brings the company’s flagship hardware to an even lower price point, making it the most powerful device under Rs 25,000. Add to it the GPU Turbo feature which reduces battery drain and you get a very lucrative device for gamers and those who like consuming a lot of visual content...More

The Honor Play brings the company’s flagship hardware to an even lower price point, making it the most powerful device under Rs 25,000. Add to it the GPU Turbo feature which reduces battery drain and you get a very lucrative device for gamers and those who like consuming a lot of visual content on their phones. While there’s a lot that impresses, the camera, leaves one wanting more.

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The Mobile Indian

Solid spec card

from The Mobile Indian

Honor Play does come loaded with a robust design and display looks impressive as well. The performance and AI in the camera have shown improvement though it sometimes oversaturates some pictures. Overall, considering this price point, the Honor Play surely seems to be an exciting smartphone to co...More

Honor Play does come loaded with a robust design and display looks impressive as well. The performance and AI in the camera have shown improvement though it sometimes oversaturates some pictures. Overall, considering this price point, the Honor Play surely seems to be an exciting smartphone to consider but it needs to be optimised for the high graphics intensive games, not just the PUBG.

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India Today

A gaming phone for the masses

from India Today

If you're looking for something more affordable, the Honor Play is the most powerful Honor phone that you can buy at its price point. And it has the essential goodies. It is well built, has a neat display, good selfie camera and great battery life. I just wish it had somewhat better cameras like what you get with the View 10.

Read full review

If you're looking for something more affordable, the Honor Play is the most powerful Honor phone that you can buy at its price point. And it has the essential goodies. It is well built, has a neat display, good selfie camera and great battery life. I just wish it had somewhat better cameras like what you get with the View 10.

Read full review

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Deccan Chronicle

Flagship gaming on a superb budget

from Deccan Chronicle

For a smartphone supposed to sit in the midrange segment, the Honor Play seems to offer tremendous value. Right from its flagship-grade chipset to the impressive display to the seemingly-capable cameras to the stylish aesthetics, the Play has what it takes to the challenge and even outgun everyone in its price bracket.

Read full review

For a smartphone supposed to sit in the midrange segment, the Honor Play seems to offer tremendous value. Right from its flagship-grade chipset to the impressive display to the seemingly-capable cameras to the stylish aesthetics, the Play has what it takes to the challenge and even outgun everyone in its price bracket.

Read full review

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