Honor Play
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Key Specs
  • Display 6.30-inch (1080x2340)
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 970
  • Front Camera 16MP
  • Rear Camera 16MP + 2MP
  • RAM 4GB
  • Storage 64GB
  • Battery Capacity 3750mAh
  • OS Android 8.1
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateJune 2018

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The Honor Play has been launched in India by Huawei sub-brand Honor. It offers specifications such as a HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC and a dual camera setup at a price of Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB RAM variant and Rs. 23,999 for the 6GB RAM configuration. The Honor Play is also the first smartphone in India to feature GPU Turbo, a technology that Huawei is touting to be the next big revolution in mobile gaming.

Honor Play Summary

Honor Play smartphone was launched in June 2018. The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080x2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Honor Play is powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor that features 4 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and 4 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. It comes with 4GB of RAM.

The Honor Play runs Android 8.1 and is powered by a 3,750mAh battery. The Honor Play supports proprietary fast charging.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Honor Play on the rear packs a 16-megapixel primary camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a second 2-megapixel camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The rear camera setup has phase detection autofocus. It sports a 16-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/2.0 aperture.

The Honor Play runs EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Honor Play is a dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM cards.

Connectivity options on the Honor Play include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.20, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Honor Play supports face unlock with 3D face recognition.

The Honor Play measures 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 176.00 grams. It was launched in Black, Blue, and Violet colours.

As of 25th August 2019, Honor Play price in India starts at Rs. 13,999.

Honor Play Price in India

Product Name Price in India
Honor Play (4GB, 64GB) - Navy Blue 13,999
Honor Play (4GB, 64GB) - Midnight Black 14,999
Honor Play (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Ultra Violet 14,999
Honor Play (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Midnight Black 15,999
Honor Play (6GB RAM, 64GB) - Navy Blue 15,999

Honor Play price in India starts from ₹ 13,999. The lowest price of Honor Play is ₹ 13,999 at Amazon.

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Honor Play Full Specifications

Brand Honor
Model Play
Release date June 2018
Launched in India Yes
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48
Weight (g) 176.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3750
Fast charging Proprietary
Colours Black, Blue, Violet
Screen size (inches) 6.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Processor 2.36GHz octa-core (4x2.36GHz + 4x1.8GHz)
Processor make HiSilicon Kirin 970
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
Rear camera 16-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash LED
Front camera 16-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating system Android 8.1
Skin EMUI 8.2
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM Type Nano-SIM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Face unlock Yes
3D face recognition Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
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  • Killer at this Price
    Pranta Biswas (Aug 16, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Must buy if you want a killer budget phone
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  • its a good phone but..
    rohit nair (Jan 15, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    got update to android 9 and emui 9, but the camera is poor.camera always give you overdecorated photos only and its terrible in low lighting. i personally feel like its a gaming phone,so concentrate on gaming only, rest is just average.and ya the display glass and camera cover is easily scratchable, sound quality from this is average eventhough am using a jbl earphone. pros: amazing good fast charging. good gaming experience no lags or slowdown anywhere. lots of customization no heating issues jus lil. slippery on hand very premium feel on hand. ONE MONTH HONOR PLAY USER(HONEST REVIEW)
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  • Excellent phone on this price
    Ka Nu NgAt (Jul 16, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Everything is good
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    anik dey (Apr 28, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Killer phn
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  • Just perfect
    Adonish Kh (Apr 17, 2019) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Believe me guys this phone is a beast perfoemed aa a flagship phone n battery management is so so good. You will never be disappointed to buy this product. Thanks HUAWEI
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  • It's Really an Honor
    Shaikh Hidayatullah (Aug 6, 2018) on Gadgets 360 Recommends
    Extremely Super good
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    Naresh phulara (Apr 30, 2019) on Amazon
    Everything is ok
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  • Amazing phone
    ANOOP (Apr 30, 2019) on Amazon
    Excellent phone on this price rangeAlso the Kirin 970 processing speed is awesomeCamera not up to the mark
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    DEVA (Apr 30, 2019) on Amazon
    Best mobile for this price
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    Sanjay p. (Apr 30, 2019) on Amazon
    Hard phone hai... Bhai....
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