Honor launched their honor play on Monday at an event in Delhi. This was originally launched in China in June this year and now they decided to bring it to India.Honor play as key highlights :

  • Kirin 970 CPU
  • Turbo GPU
  • Dual Cameras
  • 3750mah battery

Honor play is a midrange phone but has features of a flagship phone. It has kirin 970 CPU which is a flagship processor and will compete against Mi A2 which has Snapdragon 660. the phone is launched in two different variants with 4Gb Ram and 6GB Ram. Price for the two variants is Rs 19999 and Rs 23999 respectively. It has two color options Midnight Black and Navy Blue. The phone is already available for sale on Amazon India.

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Honor Play Specifications

honor play launched with dual rear cameras and kirin 970 cpu

It has a 6.3 inches full HD+ Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display has the resolution of 1080×2340 pixels with pixel density of 409 PPI. It also has a notch on the top. Honor Play has dual rear cameras with 16 Megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 2 MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture. In the front, it has a 16 Megapixel camera with the aperture of f/2.0. It has LED and PDAF support also with EIS for stabilization. The phone runs on the powerful octa-core flagship processor HiSilicon Kirin 970 Soc. It has 4 cores clocking at 2.36 GHz and other 4 cores at 1.8 GHz. This is the high-end CPU by Huawei and that’s not enough. To solve GPU issues, Huawei recently announced about GPU Turbo and Honor Play is the first device with GPU Turbo. So, this is going to be a device meant for heavy usages like gaming and stuff.

It has EMUI 8.2 and Android 8. Oreo running inside. The phone has two Ram options 4Gb and 6GB. Both the variants have 64Gb internal storage options which can be expanded up to 256 Gb with a microSD card. It has dual nano sim support with a hybrid sim slot where you can also insert an SD card instead of sim card. Honor Play has 3750 mah battery with 9V 2A charger. There is a fingerprint sensor in the back, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope and Digital compass. Connectivity options include 4G  VOLTE, Wi-Fi 802.111ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB type C, GPS/A-GPS and thankfully a 3.5mm headphone jack.

honor play launched with dual rear cameras and kirin 970 cpu

Honor Play vs Mi A2

Honor Play is one of the best devices at its price segment but it is going to compete against Mi A2, so we need to look at what we get in both the phones side by side. Firstly, Mi A2 runs on Snapdragon 660 which is a midrange CPU whereas the Honor Play runs on a flagship CPU of Kirin 970. MiA2 does not have any headphone jack available but Honor Play gives you the option of a 3.5mm headphone jack. GPU Turbo is also a point to consider in comparison with Mi A2. Somewhere Honor Play is behind Mi A2 is in terms of cameras.

All in all, if you are looking for a camera device then you may not consider it buying otherwise honor play is the perfect device available out there. It gives you the powerful kirin 970 which gives you performance that no one provides you at this segment. Also, the GPU Turbo enhances your gaming performance.

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