Honor Play Review - Turbo Boost with AI Camera

Huawei launched their sub-brand Honor Play that offers a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC and double camera setup with 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM variants. The Honor Play is also the first smartphone to project Turbo boost feature that is claimed to bring new depths to the extreme gaming experience.

With a metal unibody, 19.5:9 display, and Huawei's leading SoC, the Honor Play looks solid in its performance. Brandishing as the best bet for current middle price segment, does honor play holds its claim? Let's see.

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Honor Play Design

One of the greatest features of the Honor Play is its metal unibody, that resembles with Honor View 10. It is also a different approach from Huawei and Honor's ongoing glass backs design set. The Honor Play is less slippery due to its metal design but the taller and slimmer frame makes it a bit difficult to hold in smaller hands. The build quality is average and the phone can pick up scratches on the rough surface.

Honor Play features and performance

The Honor Play is run by HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor, which has been used only in top Huawei models till time. It supports AI integration in the basic user interface.

Equipped with GPU Turbo, Honor play offers 60 percent better performance and 30 percent better battery life during gaming.

The Honor play battery is non-removable 3,750mAh battery. The Honor play comes with 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2 LE, GPS/A-GPS, Double band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GLONASS, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm sound jack.

Honor Play Performance and Software

The Kirin 970 processor of Honor play works incredibly in gaming. Be it extensive gaming experience, Honor Play did not pose any stutter or lag. The call quality is good, clear and crisp.
During gaming sessions, battery level drops comparatively faster and the phone also gets somewhat warm after 25-30 minutes of gaming.

Honor Play Display

The full-HD+ IPS 6.3-inch LCD display with 1080x2340 pixels and 19.5:9 viewpoint angles projects the extraordinary colors and viewing experience. You will find no issues in outside in direct sunlight or inside.

Honor Play Battery

The Honor play 3,750mAh battery gives adequate power for the whole day during moderate and genuine use of the smartphone.

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Honor Play Camera

The Honor Play camera comes integrated with AI to capture the best shots for you. It gave decent pics in low light conditions but the light came in abundance in outdoor lighting conditions. The AI captures can be edited even after the shot is taken. The Honor play camera application highlights the modes such as Manual Aperture, Portrait, Photo, Video, and AR Lens.

In the conclusive consideration, the camera performance on Honor play is satisfactory in both the back and front angles.

Whether to Buy Honor Play or Not?

The Honor Play is most economic phone from Huawei featuring Kirin 970 SoC that gives it the power and smoothness. The camera could be a little better. Except for latest processor, there is no other highlight that makes it a deal maker at Rs. 20000 segment. If you are into smartphone gaming, then you can consider Honor Play.

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