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Honor Play

Specifications

Honor Play
Honor Play
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 54 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio jack, Card Reader: microSD up to 256GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850/​900/​1800/​1900), UMTS (850/900/2100), LTE (1/3/5/7/8/20/38/39/40/41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 157.9 x 74.3 ( = 0.3 x 6.22 x 2.93 in)
Battery
3750 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix dual: f/​2.2, phase detection Auto Focus (AF), LED flash, videos @2160p/​30fps (main camera); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (secondary camera)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/​2.0, videos @1080p
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker along bottom edge, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, AC adapter, USB cable, SIM tool, Silicon case, 24 Months Warranty, LTE Cat. 18 (1.2 GBit/s download, 250 MBit/s upload); SAR value: 1.10 W/kg (body)
Weight
176 g ( = 6.21 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 68 g ( = 2.4 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
350 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 82.1% - good
Average of 51 scores (from 89 reviews)
price: 89%, performance: 82%, features: 80%, display: 85% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Honor Play

86.3% Honor Play Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The first gaming smartphone from Huawei is coming to the western hemisphere: While the Honor Play does not particularly look like a gaming device, it is supposed to impress gamers with its low price. We will take a look at whether this is an advantage or disadvantage and whether the phone offers sufficient power for current games.
90% Honor Play review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Honor Play joins the rest of the Huawei and Honor family in running EMUI, the company’s Android skin, which skews a little bit closer to iOS than stock Android in some of its design choices, including defaulting to a grid of home screen icons (though the classic Android app drawer is still an option).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
100% Honor Play review: a quality Android phone that excels at mobile gaming
Source: T3 English
The Honor Play is a fast and affordable Android phone that will appeal to gamers in particularly, with its in-built GPU Turbo tech, as well as a spacious screen and dedicated Game Suite features making playing modern mobile games a joy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
82% Honor Play – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
I have been very pleased with the Honor Play it is a great value device and will punch well above its weight particularly when gaming is the task at hand. My only real major complaint was that the screen is not good in direct sunlight and is un-usable when wearing glass with polarisation. This is not really a massive problem and is the case for most phones at this and in some case much higher price points.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 84% performance: 73% features: 95% workmanship: 70%
Huawei Honor Play Review: Premium-looking mid-range for all-day gaming
Source: Androidcommunity.com English
The Honor Play appears well-designed. It offers a nice look and feel and is enough for mobile gaming. It may not beat the Razer Phone 2 or the ASUS ROG Phone but the Huawei Mate 20’s display offers cool and brighter images.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2018
70% Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique
Source: Slashgear English
This phone comes with either 4 or 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. You can potentially (if you’re lucky) find it in several different colors. If you’re able to find one, you could find one in Midnight Black, Navy Blue, Violet, Player Edition Red, or Player Edition Black. The version we’ve reviewed here is Player Edition Black.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
88% Honor Play Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
Whatever your preferences, the thing is: at below $400, the Honor Play has nearly no competition as a phone that can drive demanding games on a good 6.3” display. That is a great product positioning.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
78% Honor Play review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Play delivers on its promise - it provides an excellent gaming performance with a twist on the cheap. And if those two factors are leading for you, the Honor Play should be on your shortlist of devices you must check before getting your next phone.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
100% Honor Play review: a quality Android phone that excels at mobile gaming
Source: T3 English
The Honor Play is a fast and affordable Android phone that will appeal to gamers in particularly, with its in-built GPU Turbo tech, as well as a spacious screen and dedicated Game Suite features making playing modern mobile games a joy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Honor Play
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With word of its aggressively low price tag and high performance, the Honor Play has the ability to appeal not only to gamers but anyone looking to pick up a handset that doles out a flagship-class experience across so many areas, without breaking the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2018
90% Honor Play review
Source: PC Advisor English
At £279, it's very easy to recommend the Honor Play. The display is no match for the likes of the Razer Phone or Asus ROG, but the Play offers top notch performance at a far lower price than either of those, which might make it the ideal phone for gamers on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Honor Play review
Source: Techradar English
There isn't much that makes the Honor Play excel as a gaming phone apart from its powerful internals, but with a huge screen and a premium look it makes for an all-round impressive device. That's especially true when you consider the price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Honor Play review
Source: Stuff TV English
Satisfies your gaming addiction, but loses out in other areas to focus on performance. Still a bit of a bargain, though.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet
Source: Pocket Lint English
The company's best phone to date and at a price that's simply incredible. This is a serious handset, one strong enough to take the eyes off OnePlus and its impending competition for a cut of the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 100%
Honor Play Review: A Quality Gaming PHP 15k+ Phone
Source: Manila Shaker English
In conclusion, the smartphone was able to prove that it has other good features other than gaming. Moreover, the fact that it sports the Kirin 970 chipset yet costs PHP 15,990, makes the smartphone a great choice for mobile gamers. The Honor Play is truly a quality gaming phone at a very affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2018
80% Honor Play review: Premium smartphone, midrange price
Source: The Indian Express English
Honor Play is an excellent smartphone that comes very close to matching a premium, flagship smartphone. Of course, it’s not perfect and has the not-so-fluid software. I still feel that Honor has done a great job in cramming a lot of features to make the Honor Play a desirable package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor Play review: The affordable gaming smartphone for everyone
Source: Talk Android English
The Honor Play is a gaming handset with an understated design that the average user will appreciate for its performance, battery life, and a quality display. And gamers? Well, its target audience will enjoy the battery life, the display’s vibrancy, and the gimmicky 4D Smart Shock, and 3D Surround Sound features will certainly add something to the gameplaying experience. If Huawei can get more game developers on board with its GPU Turbo technology, phones such as the Honor Play can only benefit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2018
Honor Play review: Flagship specs on a budget (video added!)
Source: Android Authority English
Of course, there’s more to a smartphone than just its spec sheet. This phone performs as good as any flagship phone out there and looks quite brilliant as well. However, the camera could’ve definitely been better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/26/2018
60% Honor Play Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Summing it all up, the Honor Play is a controversial device: on the surface and on paper, it’s a beast with the company’s fastest chip and a killer price, but in reality things like the disappointing screen quality, the outdated interface looks, as well as the quiet loudspeaker and the bad video recording quality really ruin what could have been a great device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 60%
Honor Play Review: Flagship Power for a Steal?
Source: Unbox English
Honestly, we’d rather change that phrase to “why should you not buy it?” and we can’t think of a solid reason. While some would nitpick by saying that it has ordinary cameras and a rather boring aluminum unibody, Honor is aware that the main market of the Honor Play is those that are looking for pure performance without spending a fortune.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/23/2018
80% Honor Play Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Honor Play is the most affordable smartphone from Huawei to rock the Kirin 970 SoC, which makes for good overall value. It has a sleek and elegant design with a vibrant display. However, its physical size and average cameras might be dealbreakers for some.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Honor Play Review
Source: Yugatech English
The Honor Play is that kind of smartphone that punches like a heavyweight but fights in the middleweight class. It’s got a nice display, flagship-grade Kirin 970 with GPU Turbo, large RAM and storage, decent cameras, and above average battery capacity. There are some issues like its thermals but we believe it’s something that can be fixed with a software update.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2018
Honor Play Review: Will it impress the gamers?
Source: The Mobile Indian English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/20/2018
First looks: Honor Play's budget gaming smartphone
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Honor Play phone is now available in Singapore for S$429. The phone is available at selected retail stores and at all official online partners such as on Qoo10, Shopee and Lazada.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2018
Watch: Honor Play Hands On, Quick Review
Source: Unbox English
Honor made a surprise move for the Honor Play yesterday. For a phone that sports a flagship Kirin 970 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB internal storage, they have decided to price it for an insanely low price of Php 15,990. Such pricepoint will give the rest of the mid-range segment a run for their money.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/08/2018
70% Honor Play Review: Plays its card right
Source: Gadget Show English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% Honor Play Review: Only Meant For Mobile Gamers, If You Aren'T One Look Elsewhere
Source: Tech2 English
If you are a mobile gaming enthusiast with a budget below Rs 25,000, just buy the Honor Play.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Honor Play Hands-on [Images] – The budget gaming smartphone
Source: Mobygyaan English
Honor’s new gaming smartphone Honor Play has finally arrived in India at an unbelievable price of Rs 19,999. ASUS and Xiaomi entered the gaming smartphone market with their ASUS ROG Phone and Xiaomi Black Shark and now we have Honor’s gaming beast focusing on gaming features, the Honor Play is truly made for mobile gamers. Powered by HUAWEI’s flagship chip Kirin 970 octa-core SoC and paired with 6 GB of RAM, this is probably the best budget gaming phone ever launched in India.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
Honor Play Unboxing, Quick Review: Turbocharged Budget Flagship
Source: Unbox English
The Honor Play retails for Php 15,990. While it has to undergo our usual tests for the full review, the Honor Play is a promising and strong contender for the budget flagship segment. You can pre-order the Honor Play on August 11 at the at the ‘Game with the Brave’ event at SM City Fairview.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
80% Honor Play review: A gaming phone for the masses
Source: India Today English
Before I conclude, here is some key information: The Honor Play's big feature, which is GPU Turbo, isn't exclusive to it. Honor will roll it out to existing phones like the Honor 10, Honor View 10, Honor 9 Lite and Honor 7X via a software update. And do understand that the Honor Play is essentially a toned down Honor View 10.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Huawei Honor Play 6GB Review
Source: Think Digit English
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.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Honor Play First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for a full review of the Honor Play, in which we will see where this smartphone stands in terms of performance, design, display quality, software, battery life, cameras, and value for money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 100% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

80% Honor Play Crazy Laufzeit, crazy durchschnittlich
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Honor Play Ausgepackt und ausprobiert
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 76%
Honor Play günstiges Smartphone für mobile Gamer
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2018
85% Honor Play
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Honor Play Nicht nur für Gamer ein guter Deal
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor Play Das preiswerte Gaming-Smartphone
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018
80% Honor Play: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
81% Honor Play, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
83% Honor Play, análisis: ideal para jugar a PUBG Mobile, pero también para todo lo demás
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 88% display: 83% mobility: 88% workmanship: 85%
84% Honor Play, análisis: maximiza los juegos, minimiza su precio
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 70% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Prueba Honor Play, mucho más que un móvil para gamers
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; great built quality; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/18/2018
Honor Play: análisis de un gama media muy particular
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Fast system; powerful hardware; premium design; great cameras; good price. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2018
Honor Play: primeras opiniones y toma de contacto
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice gaming performance; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2018
Honor Play, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; high gaming performance; nice cameras; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2018
Análisis del Honor Play, un móvil de 329 euros que da mucho juego
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; high gaming performance; solid workmanship; nice design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/09/2018
Honor Play, primeras impresiones: los jugones tienen un nuevo candidato con un sonido 3D muy envolvente
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent display; nice design; high gaming performance; good hardware; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2018
Primeras impresiones del Honor Play, un móvil diseñado para jugar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice gaming performance; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2018
Hands Honor Play – IFA 2018
Source: Android Geek Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; decent battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2018
90% Recensione Honor Play by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Honor Play recensione: il miglior rapporto prezzo/prestazioni?
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Recensione Honor Play: è lui il best buy sui 300€?
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 75% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
83% Recensione Honor Play – Quando il gioco si fa duro
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 95% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
84% Recensione Honor PLAY
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 92% display: 79% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80%
84% Recensione Honor Play: uno scherzetto poco simpatico (sì, ma per la concorrenza)
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 92% features: 92% display: 86% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 78%
80% Recensione Honor Play
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Recensione Honor Play: pronto a sfidare PocoPhone F1
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Honor Play
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2018
Honor Play: lo smartphone creato per il 'gaming' ma anche per tutto il resto. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent cameras; large battery capacity; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2018
Recensione Honor Play: Specifiche top su un Budget phone? Quasi
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2018
Preview Honor Play by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; nice cameras; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/19/2018
Honor Play: ecco lo smartphone per i videogamer
Source: Panorama Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2018
Honor Play: lo smartphone per il gaming più economico sul mercato
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good hardware; large screen; nice gaming performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
70% Review Honor Play: weinig 'play' wel een degelijk en betrouwbaar toestel
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Honor Play review: de snelste voor weinig
Source: All About Phones Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Honor Play
Source: Le monde numerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Test du Honor Play : mérite-t-il vraiment son titre de smartphone gamer ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 90%
80% Test du Honor Play : un produit taillé pour le jeu
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Model: Honor Play Test du Honor Play : l'un des meilleurs rapports performances-prix
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Honor Play : le smartphone gaming à petit prix !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Honor Play : le smartphone gaming à petit prix !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Test Du Honor Play : Même Joueur Joue Encore...
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Prise en main du Honor Play : le smartphone gaming de l'IFA
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; good speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/30/2018
Prise en main du Honor Play : le smartphone gaming abordable ?
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Nice display; decent gaming performance; good hardware. Negative: Mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2018
78% Test, recenzja, opinia – Honor Play – Tak wiele, za tak niewiele
Source: 90 Sekund Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 90% features: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
87% Recenzja Honora Play – smartfon ze świetnym stosunkiem jakości do ceny
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% performance: 85% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90%
84% [Recenzja] Honor Play – nie wiem czy dla graczy, na pewno dla wszystkich
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% display: 90% mobility: 80%
Recenzja Honor Play. Lepszy od Pocophone F1?
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice screen; metal case; support NFC; decent cameras; long battery life; good price. Negative: Combined slot; poor display; mediocre headphone output.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/28/2018
Różowy Honor Play w naszych rękach. Rozpoczynamy testy!
Source: Galaktyczny Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/11/2018
Honor Play - flagowa wydajność w cenowej klasie średniej
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; good price; high performance. Negative: Poor cameras; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2018
84% Honor Play incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 84%
90% Honor Play - Обзор смартфона "честь играю!"
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Обзор смартфона Honor Play
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; good price; decent cameras; smart AI mode.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2018
Тест-обзор игрового смартфона Honor Play от Huawei
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Stylish design; great built quality; nice display; decent cameras; good connectivity. Negative: Combined slot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2018
Honor Play okostelefon teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; elegant design; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Huawei Honor Play - Játékra tervezve
Source: KinaTech HU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; solid workmanship; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2018
Honor Play
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice gaming performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/15/2018
Honor Play - smartphone hiệu năng cao, giá mềm
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: High performance; low price; decent hardware; large screen.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2018
90% مراجعة لهاتف الألعاب Honor Play
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%

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Model: The Honor Play is a smartphone designed for the young and young heart. It has GPU Turbo that brings a dramatically fast and smooth gaming phone experience, which accelerates every touch, every interaction, and even every game. And with the AI NPU (neuron process unit) of Kirin 970, the intelligent gaming and photography give a professional experience. The Honor Play has a full-metal unibody, which is heavily influenced by the design language of the Honor 10. This phone feels even easier to hold in hand though, as unlike the 10 it doesn’t have a glass back, although it is a touch heavier than the Honor 10 at 176 g. This isn’t a particularly large phone considering it has a 6.3-inch screen in its center. That’s because it has a 19.5:9 aspect ratio display with thin bezels around the edges, and that means there’s a notch at the top of the phone to house the front camera and more. Along the bottom edge, there's a USB-C port in the middle, with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a single speaker to the right. That’s the only speaker on this device, so it won’t sound great if users cover it up. The fingerprint scanner is on the back of this phone, and while it may not look particularly attractive we found the position made it easy to reach and tap. The display itself is just a Full HD+ panel, but the viewing experience is quite impressive. Colors are good and the screen is clear, with a resolution of 409 pixels per inch. This isn't going to be as good a display as those on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 or S9 family, but it looks great considering the price point.

Honor often includes one RGB (color) sensor with another black and white one, with the phone taking an image with both and combining them for a far clearer image. Instead of that, here Honor has included a 16 MP sensor with a f/2.2 aperture, paired with a 2 MP depth sensor. That second sensor is just to allow a user to take bokeh shots as well as enabling a few other smarts on the device's shooter. This isn't likely to give photography that's as good as the Honor 10, but it performed well in good lighting. The Honor Play is powered by 2.36 GHz octa-core (4x 2.36 GHz + 4x 1.8 GHz) processor and it comes with 4 GB of RAM. The phone packs 64 GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card. The strong Kirin 970 Chipset introduces an independent AI NPU that makes lots of AI smart applications running faster. It's a powerful chipset that almost rivals Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845, which is running in a selection of top-end phones, and it ensures a smooth experience when opening up multiple apps on the phone and speedily completing tasks. As a conclusion, Honor is marketing this as a phone for gamers, but the Honor Play is a compelling handset whether users are looking for a gaming phone, or just a phone with a high-end feel, but without a high-end price tag.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G72 MP12: Integrated graphics card from ARM with 12 cores based on the 2nd generation of the Bifrost architecture. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 970: ARM based octa-core SoC with 4x Cortex-A73 (up to 2.4 GHz) and 4x Cortex A53 (up to 1.8) Ghz. Furthermore, it integrates a fast LTE modem with up to 1.2 GBit/s.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.3":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.176 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).


82.1%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Huawei Nova 4
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970
BQ RU BQ-6200L Aurora
Mali-G72 MP12, Mediatek Helio P60
Huawei Nova 3
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970
Honor 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970

Devices with the same GPU

Honor Note 10
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.95", 0.23 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.4", 0.18 kg
Honor 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.162 kg
Honor 8C
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 632, 6.26", 0.167 kg
Honor Magic 2
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.39", 0.209 kg
Honor View 10 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.175 kg
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.175 kg
Honor 7C Pro
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 5.99", 0.164 kg
Honor 7S
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739, 5.45", 0.142 kg
Honor 7A
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5.7", 0.15 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Honor MagicBook VLT-W60A
GeForce MX150, Core i7 8550U, 14", 1.5 kg
Honor MagicBook KPL-WOOB
Vega 8, Ryzen 5 2500U, 14", 1.5 kg
Honor Magicbook
GeForce MX150, Core i5 8250U, 14", 1.442 kg
Honor 8X Max
Adreno 509, Snapdragon 636, 7.12", 0.21 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-29)