Honor Holly 2 Plus

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 Plus (14)

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

Honor Holly 2 Plus Coverage

Honor Holly 2 Plus Hands-on Review, Camera and India Price [Video]

Honor Holly 2 Plus Quick Specifications

Key SpecsHonor Holly 2 Plus
Display5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight-
Price INR 8,999

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.

Elegant Design

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.

Android OS

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.

Quick Charging

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.

Battery Life

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.

Conclusion

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.