Honor has launched its Honor Play gaming smartphone in India today. The new mid-range smartphone from Honor comes with Huawei’s top-end Kirin 970 processor with GPU Technology, notch display, dual rear AI cameras and many more new features.

Honor had already launched the phone in China back in June in two variants and both the 4GB and 6GB variants are coming to India. The Honor Play price in India starts at Rs. 19,999 and it will be available via Amazon and Honor online store starting today itself.

So, if there are questions about the first dedicated gaming device from Honor that you have been looking for, we have brought Honor Play FAQs. Apart from that, we have also listed some pros, cons of the device.

Pros

  • FHD+ Notch Display
  • Dual Cameras
  • Powerful Hardware

Cons

  • Average battery life

Honor Play Full Specifications

Key Specifications Honor Play
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD 19.5:9 ratio
Screen Resolution FHD+ 1080 x 2340 pixels
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
 Processor Octa-core
Chipset Kirin 970
GPU Mali-G72 MP12
RAM 4GB/6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable Storage Yes, up to 256GB
Primary Camera Dual: 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP f/2.4, PDAF, LED flash
Secondary Camera 16 MP, f/2.0, 2.0µm, 1080p
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080@30fps
Battery 3,750mAh
4G VoLTE Yes
Dimensions 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm
Weight 176 g
Water Resistant No
Sim Card Type Dual Nano SIM
Price 4GB/64GB- Rs. 19,999

4GB/128GB- Rs. 23,999

 

Design and Display

Question: How is the build quality of Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play comes with a metallic body instead of the trending glass design maybe because of the rough handling for gaming. Still, Honor Play looks premium with metallic back design and a full-screen display at front with about 83% screen to body ratio. The front panel with a notch and slimmer bezels on each side look premium.

Overall, the Honor Play looks premium phone when it comes to design.

Question: How is the display of the Honor Play?

Answer: Honor Play sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display panel. The display has an FHD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Further, it has 19.5:9 aspect ratio meaning it has almost no bezels and a notch on top. The brightness level and colors are fine in the display.

Question: How is the fingerprint sensor of Honor Play?

Answer: The phone comes with a back-mounted fingerprint sensor which is fast.

Question: Does the Honor Play support face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, the Honor Play supports face unlock feature with AI features to adapt to different lightings and minute facial changes.

Camera

Question: What are the camera specifications of Honor Play?

Answer:  The Honor Play comes with a dual camera setup at the rear. There is a 16 MP primary sensor with f/2.2 aperture, PDAF and a 2 MP secondary depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. Up front, there is a 16MP selfie camera with AI features and f/2.0 aperture.

Question: What are the camera modes available in Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play rear camera supports Pro Mode, HDR, Night Shot, Light Painting, Time-Lapse, Wide Aperture, Slo-mo, and many more modes. The front camera also comes with Portrait Mode, Moving Picture, Panorama, AR lens, Time-Lapse, Filter, and Watermark modes.

Question: Can 4K videos be recorded on Honor Play?

Answer: Yes, you can record 4K videos @30fps on Honor Play.

Question: Does the Honor Play’s camera support image stabilization?

Answer: Yes, the Honor Play comes loaded with Electronic Image Stabilization in the rear or front camera and also Artificial Intelligence-based AIS as well.

Hardware, Storage

Question: Which mobile processor is used in Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play is powered by Huawei’s flagship octa-core Kirin 970 processor clocked at 2.36GHz and coupled with Mali-G72 M12 GPU. The Kirin 970 also comes with a dedicated NPU for AI features. The chipset also comes loaded with GPU turbo tech.

Question: What is 4D gaming feature in Honor Play?

Answer:   Honor Play has the AI capability with real-time image and sound recognition that offers an intelligent game vibration dubbed as smart shock through which you can feel the 4D gaming experience like being in the game itself with 3D sound effects.

Question: How many RAM and internal storage options are available for Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play comes in two storage variants- 4GB and 6GB RAM options, both with 64GB storage options.

Question: Can the internal storage in the Honor Play be expanded?

Answer: Yes, the internal storage in Honor Play is expandable up to 256GB with a dedicated microSD card slot.

Battery and Software

Question: What is the battery size on Honor Play and does it support fast charging? 

Answer: The Honor Play is powered by a 3,750 mAh non-removable battery. It supports fast charging.

Question: Which Android version runs on the Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play runs its own EMUI 8.1 skin on top of Android Oreo 8.1.

Connectivity and Others

Question: Does Honor Play support dual SIM cards?

Answer: Yes, it supports dual Nano-SIM cards.

Question: Does Honor Play support both LTE and VoLTE networks?

Answer: Yes, it supports both LTE and VoLTE networks.

Question: Does the Honor Play support NFC connectivity?

Answer: No, it doesn’t have NFC connectivity.

Question: Does the Honor Play sport a 3.5mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Question: Does it supports face unlock feature?

Answer: Yes, the Honor Play supports Face Unlock feature.

Question: How is the audio experience of Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play has several new features in terms of audio experience like 3D sound effect for gaming. There is a bottom mounted speaker and a dedicated mic for noise cancellation.

Question: What sensors are there in Honor Play?

Answer: The Honor Play comes with Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Compass, and Gyroscope.

Price and availability

Question: What is the price of Honor Play in India?

Answer: The Honor Play has been priced at Rs. 19,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. While the 6GB/64GB variant is priced at Rs. 23,999.

Question: Will the Honor Play be available in offline stores?

Answer: The Honor Play will be available to purchase exclusively via Amazon India and Honor India online store starting today, August 6th.

Question: What are the color options of Honor Play available in India?

Answer: This Honor Play will be available in Black, Blue and Violet color options in India.

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