In an event last week, Honor launched its two new devices in India, one being the Honor 5X and the other the Honor Holly 2 Plus. The Honor 5X is priced at INR 12,999, whereas the Holly 2 Plus is priced at INR 8,499. Today, in this detailed camera review, I will bring to you the camera review for the cheaper of the two, the Honor Holly 2 Plus. Is the camera even any good at the price at which it is offered? Well, we’ll find out!
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Honor Holly 2 Plus Hands-on Review, Camera and India Price [Video]
Honor Holly 2 Plus Camera Hardware
The Honor Holly 2 Plus, at a price point of just INR 8,499 offers some good camera hardware. The primary camera on the device is a 13-megapixel shooter, with an aperture of f/2.0. The secondary camera on the device is a 5-megapixel shooter. The primary camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080p quality, whereas the secondary camera can record videos up to 720p quality.
Camera Hardware Table
|Model||Honor Holly 2 Plus|
|Rear Camera||13 Megapixel (4160 x 3120 pixels)|
|Front Camera||5 Megapixel (2560 x 1920 pixels)|
|Sensor Type (Rear Camera)||CMOS BSI|
|Sensor Type (Front Camera)||-|
|Sensor Size (Rear Camera)||-|
|Sensor Size (Front Camera)||-|
|Aperture Size (Rear Camera)||F/2.0|
|Aperture Size (Front Camera)||F/2.0|
|Video Resolution (Rear Camera)||1920 x 1080 p|
|Video Resolution (Front Camera)||720 p|
|Slow Motion Recording||No|
|4K Video Recording||No|
|Lens Type (Rear Camera)||6 Element lens|
|Lens Type (Front Camera)||-|
Diving deep inside the hardware of the camera, you’ll find that the camera comprises of an OmniVision sensor, and a 6-element lens on the primary camera side. On the secondary camera, you’ll find nothing exceptional other than the usual camera. The aperture on both the cameras is the same, f/2.0.
Honor Holly 2 Plus Camera Software
The Honor Holly 2 Plus Camera software is clean and simply laid out for you to click pictures with ease. Inside the camera, you’ll find options for beauty mode, photo mode, and video mode. Inside each of these modes, you’ll find individual filters and settings.
The camera has a few modes including HDR, Panorama, Watermark and Audio Note. These modes perform the way just as you’d expect them to perform. Here’s a screenshot depicting the same.
Low Light Sample
Honor Holly 2 Plus Camera Samples
We tested the Honor Holly 2 Plus’s camera intensively and came out with a lot of pictures to share with you all here. As usual, we have them segregated into categories below to allow you to browse them easily.
Front Camera Samples
The front camera on the Holly 2 Plus is decent, and is able to take good pictures in natural lighting conditions. The pictures come out great almost every time, but sometimes it gives out on the details, and the image doesn’t look that sharp as you’d expect.
Rear Camera Samples
The rear camera performs really well, by capturing some really great shots in natural lighting conditions, and decent shots in artificial lighting and low lighting condition, though you can see some noise in the images in low light.
In artificial lighting, the camera performs decently, though you can see some noise in the pictures, but it isn’t that bad. You can still ignore that and continue clicking pictures with your smartphone.
In natural lighting conditions, the camera performs really well, depicting each and every detail clearly, and even focusing on the subject really quickly. The images did come out great with the natural lighting conditions.
In low lighting conditions, the camera stutters to click pictures. It sometimes can not focus on the object easily, and then you have to tap to focus on the object a few times. Given the price of this smartphone, the camera is still okay.
Honor Holly 2 Plus Camera Verdict
The Honor Holly 2 Plus has a good camera setup overall. The primary camera is definitely a great choice for the Holly 2 Plus, with a great 13-megapixel image size. The secondary camera with 5-megapixel gives out on details sometimes, and the quality of the images produced is not up to the mark most of the times. Stay tuned to GadgetsToUse to read the full review of the Honor Holly 2 Plus to know what all is good, and what all is not so good about the device here.