Honor recently released their GPU Turbo-powered Honor Play smartphone in several regions. It’s a game-focused device that comes with a Kirin 970 chipset, 4GB RAM, and dual-rear cameras. We already have an idea how well it performs from the teasers, now it’s time to check what this phone has to offer:
Design and Construction:
The Honor Play design seems similar to Nova 3i but with a less premium look. It has a notch at the top which houses the camera, earpiece, and quality sensors, while down below on the chin lies the Honor branding.
On the right are the firm yet clicky power/lock & volume buttons, while on the left is the hybrid SIM slot.
Up top is the secondary microphone, while down below are the USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio port, loudspeaker and the main microphone.
Dual rear cameras, the LED flash, and the fingerprint scanner are located at the back. On the back, the antenna lines are visible but they provide a cool effect to an otherwise bland rear.
The 6.3-inch display is quite exceptional but the narrow frame and rounded sides make it easy to grip. When it comes to its body’s material, the Honor Play has the metallic frame which feels well-made and has the matte finish that repels fingerprints and smudges well.
Display and Multimedia
The Honor Play is packed with a 6.3-inch screen Full HD+ display, 2340 x 1080 resolution, and an exceptional pixel density of 409ppi. Users have the option to manually lower it to HD+ (1560 x 720) or enable Smart resolution to let the device automatically lower the screen resolution to make the battery last longer. Other screen features include the ability to hide the notch and adjust color modes and temperature.
Display quality is fine as it is sharp with accurate colors. Viewing angles are decent but they seem dimmer when viewed from the top. It’s not a serious issue though as we never came across any problems when operating the phone normally, watching videos, or playing games.
When it comes to multimedia, the Honor Play features a Music Party mode that is found in other Honor devices. If you’re not familiar with the feature, it basically connects multiple Honor devices in the same WiFi network and streams the same music. This gives users a louder and dope experience compared to playing solo.
After looking at the specifications & design, the phone looks fine both for business & commercial purposes. Let’s see how it goes.
The official Price of this phone is: 41,999 PKR (364$)