Honor Play


Honor Play

  • Ram 4GB Rom 64GB
  • Battery 3750mAh
  • Display 6.3 inches


Introduction of Honor Play

  • Design

The Honor Play’s most notable feature is its metal unibody, which recalls the Honor View 10 from last year (Review). The Honor 10 (Review), Huawei P20 Lite (Review), and Huawei P20 Pro are all examples of Huawei and Honor’s new interest in glass backs, which we’ve seen a lot of with continuous premium offerings like the Honor 10 (Review), Huawei P20 Lite (Review), and Huawei P20 Pro (Review).

Honor Play
Honor Play

While glass has a beautiful and elegant appeara


nce, it lacks the durability and strength of metal. The Honor Play is less difficult to use than, example, the Honor 10, but it doesn’t have the same luxury appearance. The phone’s towering appearance and skinny body also make it feel far too large to comfortably handle in more modest hands.

With little lines to the edges of the screen, the Honor Play borrows the most of its design language from


the Honor 10. This time, the indent on the top is much deeper. The base has a more modest jawline with an Honor logo. Despit


e the fact that it is small for a phone with a 6.3-inch screen, the Honor Play isn’t very comfortable to carry. In truth, the structure element of a 5.5-inch phone, such as the iPhone 7 Plus, can accommodate this large screen.

The finger impression sensor is located on the back of the phone due to the small bezel and edge-to-edge design. The distinctive mark sensor is tough to reach once again due to the towering construction. To reach the phone in a regular manner, clients must hold it in a precise manner.

The power key and volume buttons are located on the right side of the device; we would have like a little more travel or depth in the buttons. On the left is a hybrid twin SIM plate that can accommodate two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and a microSD card, allowing the phone’s 64GB of internal storage to be expanded to 256GB.

On the base, there’s a USB Type-C connector, a 3.5mm earphone jack, the necessary amplifier, and a secondary amplifier. We tested the speaker with music, YouTube videos, and games, and found the sound to be harsh and distorted at maximum volume. The phone is around 7.5mm thick and weighs 176g.

The Honor Play was dropped throughout our testing session and received multiple scratches as a result of the poor assembly quality.

Honor Play
Honor Play
  • Specification and Display from the Honor Play

The Honor Play is powered by the company’s own HiSilicon Kirin 970 CPU, which has recently been seen in the Honor 10, Honor View 10, and Huawei P20 Pro, among other devices. When IFA 2018 comes along, a revival – dubbed the Kirin 980 – is expected. The Kirin 970, as previously stated, contains a proprietary NPU (Neural Processing Unit) for AI processing, which is supposed to boost camera execution, battery life, and application performance. Huawei claims that AI computations are performed locally on the device, with no data sent to the cloud.

GPU Turbo, a portable gaming-focused upgrade that claims to offer 60 percent better execution and 30 percent longer battery life during gaming encounters on the phone, is an exciting new component of this CPU. In the presenting section of our survey, we leaned more toward this.

The phone comes in two versions, with 4GB and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM, respectively, and we tested the latter. It also comes with a non-removable 3,750mAh battery and 64GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The Honor Play features 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone socket, among other features. An accelerometer, a surrounding light sensor, an electronic compass, a whirligig, and a proximity sensor are among the sensors. This phone has two SIM cards (Nano) that can both connect to 4G networks at the same time.

Honor Play
Honor Play
  • Performance, programming, and battery life of Honor Play

There’s no denying that the Kirin 970 performs admirably in terms of verifiable execution. Whether it’s heavy games like PUBG and Asphalt 8, accelerated work meetings with 4G connectivity, or virtual entertainment that does a variety of activities, the Honor Play’s variant that we tested performed admirably. Honor boasts of another receiving wire plan that claims to improve call quality. Calls, to be sure, stood out even in areas with poor network coverage. We didn’t like the earpiece, which was actually clear and new.

Additional information

2G Band

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Band

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Band

3(1800), 40(2300), 41(2500), 5(850), LTE band 1(2100)


3.5mm Audio Jack, DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Speaker Phone

3.5mm jack



(Li-Po Non removable)

Battery Capacity



apt-X HD, EDR, LE, v4.2 with A2DP






4GB RAM, 64GB Built-in


Fast charging 18W


Hisilicon Kirin 970


Black, Blue, Violet


Octa-core (4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)


3G (HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps), 4G (LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps), Edge, GPRS


157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm


Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Document viewer, Photo/video editor


Built-in + Downloadable


BDS, Yes + A-GPS support, & GLONASS


Mali-G72 MP12

In Box

Warranty 1 year

Main Camera

Dual 16, f/2.2, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor, LED Flash

Main Camera Video

[email protected], [email protected]

Memory Card

(supports up to 256GB), microSD Card


SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM




Android V8.1 Oreo


FM Radio


1080 x 2340 Pixels (~409 PPI)

Selfie Camera


Selfie Camera Features

[email protected]


Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint (rear mounted), Gyro, Proximity


Dual Standby (Nano-SIM), Hybrid Dual SIM


6.3 Inches


IPS LCD Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M Colors, Multitouch




EMUI 8.1


2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector


176 g


dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct


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