Huawei has been aggressive about the pricing for its latest wave of Honor series devices and Huawei Honor Holly is no exception. The Honor holly is meant to compete in the entry level budget Android wars which are quite intense as of now. We have spent some time with the device and this post is meant to answer queries that we have been receiving about Honor Holly.
Huawei Honor Holly Quick Specs
- Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1080 HD resolution
- Processor: 1.3 GHz quad Core MediaTek MT6582
- RAM: 1 Gb, 600 MB Free
- Software Version: Android 4.4.2 (Kit Kat) OS with Emotion UI
- Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
- Secondary Camera: 5 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
- Internal Storage: 16 GB with Approx 13 Gb user available
- External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
- Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion, Removable
- Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes (Both MicroSIM), LED Indicator – Yes
Question – Does Huawei Honor Holly have Corning Gorilla Glass Protection?
Answer– No, Huawei hasn’t mentioned any protection layer on the 5 Inch IPS LCD display, you will have to rely on your scratch guard.
Question – What processor is Huawei Using?
Answer – Its standard MediaTek Mt6582 quad core clocked at 1.3 GHz. Graphics are handled by Mali 400 MP2 GPU.
Question – What comes inside the Box?
Answer- We did not have headphones inside the package for our review unit. 1A wall charger with USB Cable, Warranty card and Other documentation was there.
Question –Do both SIM cards support 3G?
Answer –Only one SIM card supports 3G.
Question – Can you do video call via SIM card?
Answer – No, the dialer app doesn’t list direct 3G Video calling option. You will have to rely on third party apps to do the same.
Question – Does it have LED notification?
Answer – Yes, It does have LED notification light with red and green color
Question – How much is Free Storage?
Answer – Out of 16 GB about 13.3 GB is available at user end. You can also use up to 32 GB MicroSD card as well.
Question – Can Apps be transferred to SD Card
Answers – Yes, apps can be moved to and installed on SD card
Question – Does it support USB OTG?
Answer – No, Huawei Honor Holly does not supports USB OTG.
Question – What is the Android version used below Emotion UI
Answer – Its running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and OS is upgradeable. There are good chances that Huawei will offer Android Lollipop update sometime later.
Question – How is the Display of Honor Holly?
Answer – The new Honor Holly too has a 5 point multitouch 720p HD display and everything looks crisp and clear. Colors brightness and viewing angles are also very good. Touchscreen responsiveness is decent.
Question – How is the Build Quality?
Answer – Build quality is ok considering the price range. Nothing too special nothing too flimsy. Software capacitive keys are not backlit and the rear glossy back cover (which will attract fingerprints and scratches over long run, if not handled properly) is removable. It does not feel chunky when held in hands. Hardware buttons are situated at right spots and have good feedback.
Question – How is the Camera Quality?
Answer – The 8 MP rear camera is good in quality, but we will rate it below Zenfone 5 and Redmi 1S. In good lighting images are crisp and with good colors. You can record 1080p videos as well. The camera UI is standard. Front fixed focus is decent enough for video calling. Considering the price range, imaging hardware is good on the whole.
Huawei Honor Holly Camera Review [Video]
Question – How much RAM is available on first boot?
Answer – Around 600 MB RAM is free on first boot. There is no major lag on UI, but you can notice a few glitches here and there.
What are Antutu and Nenamark score on Honor Holly?
Answer – Honor Holly scored 18296 on Antutu and 51.7 fps on Nenamarks 2, which is inline with most other MT6582 smartphones.
Question – How is the Gaming Performance?
Answer – Basic gaming works well, sensors work fine and display doesn’t obstruct gaming experience in any way. We were able to play most high end games easily without much issue.
Huawei Honor Holly Gaming Review, Benchmark Scores and Overview [Video]
Question – How is GPS Locking?
Answer – GPS locking works well, although we experienced some hiccups indoors. Mostly GPS worked fine.
Question – How many sensors does Huawei Honor Holly have?
Answer – Honor Holly features Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, orientation and Magnetometer sensor.
Question – How Loud is Loudspeaker on Honor Holly 2nd Gen?
Answer – Loudspeaker is good. It’s loud enough to enjoy multimedia content in noise free environment.
Question – Can Huawei Honor Holly 2nd Gen play Full HD 1080p Videos?
Answer – Yes, it can play full HD and HD videos.
Question – Can Honor Holly be connected to Bluetooth headsets?
Answer – Yes, you can connect it to Bluetooth headset
Questions – How is the Battery backup?
Answer – Battery backup is around 1 day with moderate usage. Backup can be rated slightly better than Redmi 1S. There is no power saving mode pre-installed on the device. Battery is removable.
Questions – Is the wireless display supported?
Answer- Yes, Wireless display is supported
Huawei Honor Holly Unboxing, Full Review, Gaming, Benchmarks, User Interface and Overview [Video]
Honor Holly strikes as a value for money smartphone with its USP being the 5 Inch HD display and ample storage space. If you have more queries about the device, leave a comment below, we will try to answer your question as soon as possible.