In an event today, Honor launched the Honor 5X and the Honor Holly 2 Plus. The Honor Holly 2 Plus is priced at INR 8,499 and is a good device for the price at which it is offered. I was there at the event, and I recorded these answers for a few FAQs that you would have about the phone along with a few pros and cons that can be seen out of the box.
Honor Holly 2 Plus Pros
- Support for all types of mobile networks like 2G, 3G, 4G and CDMA
- Low-cost of the smartphone
- MicroSd card storage expansion
- Massive battery capacity
Honor Holly 2 Plus Cons
- The phone sports a plastic build
- There is no fingerprint scanner in the device
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Honor Holly 2 Plus Quick Specifications
|Key Specs||Honor Holly 2 Plus|
|Display||5 inches IPS|
|Screen Resolution||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad-Core
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 32 GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||13 MP with LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
Question- How is Design and Build Quality?
Answer- The design of the device is impressive, but the device does not feature a metal build to call it a premium built device. The device is made up of plastic, yet feels sturdy enough.
Question- Does the Holly 2 Plus Have Dual SIM Slots?
Answer- Yes, the phone has dual SIM slots.
Question- Does the Holly 2 Plus Have microSD Expansion option?
Answer- Yes, the storage can be expanded using microSD card up to 32GB.
Question- Does Holly 2 Plus Have Display Glass Protection?
Answer- No, the Holly 2 Plus does not have Display Glass Protection
Question- How is the Display of the Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- The display of the device is a good and bright 5-inch 720p panel. It is viewable at extreme angles as well.
Question- Does Honor Holly 2 Plus Support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer- Yes, the phone supports adaptive brightness.
Question- Are navigation Buttons Backlit?
Answer- The navigation buttons are on-screen itself.
Question- Which OS Version, Type Runs on Phone?
Answer- The phone runs EMUI 3.1, which is powered by Android Lollipop 5.1.
Question- Is there any Fingerprint Sensor, How Good or Bad It Is?
Answer- There is no fingerprint sensor in the phone.
Question- Is Fast Charging Supported in Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- Yes, there is fast charging support on the Honor Holly 2 Plus. With just 10 minutes of charge, you can get up to 3 hours of talk time.
Question- How Much Free Internal Storage is Available to User?
Answer- Out of the 16GB of onboard storage, there is about 9.38GB free for the user.
Question- Can Apps be moved to SD card on Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- No, the apps can not be moved to the SD card on the Holly 2 Plus.
Question- How Much Bloatware Apps are Pre-installed, Are They Removable?
Answer- There are quite a few apps installed on the Holly 2 Plus, but they can not be removed.
Question- How Much RAM is Available on the first Boot?
Answer- On the first boot, there was about 1GB of RAM available out of the 2GB RAM.
Question- Does it have LED notification light?
Answer- No, it does not have an LED notification light.
Question- Does it support USB OTG?
Answer- Yes, it supports USB OTG for data transfer.
Question- Does Honor Holly 2 Plus offer theme options to choose from?
Answer- Yes, there are a few themes available on the phone that you can choose from. You can also install new themes as you like.
Question- How Loud is The Loudspeaker?
Answer- The loudspeaker of the device is loud enough, allowing it to be audible in loud environments.
Question- How is the Call quality?
Answer- I was not able to test the call quality on the show floor for the Holly 2 Plus.
Question- How good is The Camera Quality of the Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- The camera on the Holly 2 Plus is decent. I took a few pictures of the device, and they came out good, even in the artificial lighting on the show floor.
Question- Can we Play Full HD 1080p Videos on Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- Yes, you can play full HD 1080p videos, but the screen is only 720p.
Question- Can Honor Holly 2 Plus record slow motion videos?
Answer- No, you can not record slow motion videos on the Holly 2 Plus.
Question- How is the Battery Backup on Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- I can’t really comment on this without much testing. Wait for the full review on GadgetsToUse to know more about the battery backup of the device, but since it has a 4000mAh massive battery, it should give great battery backup.
Question- What Color Variants Available for Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- The Holly 2 Plus is available in 3 different colors, gray, white, and gold.
Question- Can we set the display color temperature on Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- Yes, you can set the color temperature on the device.
Question- Is there any inbuilt power saver in the Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- Yes, there is an inbuilt power saving mode that allows it to provide much more battery backup.
Question- Which Sensors are available on Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- The Honor Holly 2 Plus features an Accelerometer, a proximity sensor, and a compass.
Question- What is the Weight of Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- I am not sure about the weight of the device yet.
Question- What is the SAR Value of Honor Holly 2 Plus?
Answer- I am not sure about the SAR value of the device.
Question- Does It Support Tap Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support tap to wake up commands.
Question- Does It Support Voice Wake up Commands?
Answer- No, it does not support the voice wake up commands.
Question- Does Honor Holly 2 Plus Have Heating Issues?
Answer- I was not able to test the phone intensely on the show floor and hence did not notice any heating issues. But we will make a note of this for our full review.
Question- Can Honor Holly 2 Plus be connected to a Bluetooth Headset?
Answer- Yes, it can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question- How is the Gaming Performance?
Answer- I was not able to test the gaming performance on the show floor. We will definitely include this in our full review in some time.
Question- Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing Supported?
Answer- Yes, mobile hotspot internet sharing is supported on the device.
The Honor Holly 2 Plus is an interesting device at the price which it is offered. The phone packs a massive battery and supports the CDMA networks as well, which is a good thing. Though there may not be that many CDMA users in India, but still there are quite a lot of them out there. Stay subscribed to GadgetsToUse to read the full review of the device when we put it through all its paces in the next few weeks.