Honor Bee2

Huawei’s subsidiary brand, Honor introduced a new smartphone Honor Bee 2 in India. It’s a budget segment smartphone and is successor of Honor Bee. The Honor Bee 2 is priced at Rs. 7,499 and will be  available from April 19 through Huawei’s 20,000 plus offline partners. The smartphone comes with a 15 month service warranty and will be offered in gold, white and black color options.

The Huawei Honor Bee2 features a 4.5-inch display, a quad-core chip-set and runs on an older Android 5.1 Lollipop. It comes with 4G and VoLTE support. Moreover this smartphone comes with a 15 months of service warranty which is nice thing to see.

Honor Bee 2 Pros

  • VoLTE
  • Compact Form Factor
  • 15 Months Warranty

Honor Bee 2 Cons

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • No HD (720p) Display
  • Only 1 GB RAM

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Huawei Honor Bee 2 Specifications

Key SpecsHuawei Honor Bee2
Display4.5 inch
Screen Resolution854 x 480 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 5.1 Lollipop
ChipsetMediaTek MT6735M
Processor 1.4 GHz quad-core
Memory1 GB
Inbuilt Storage 8 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, up to 32 GB
Primary Camera5 MP
Secondary Camera2 MP
Battery 2100 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
Price Rs 7,499

Question: Does the Honor Bee2 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots.

Question: Does the Honor Bee2 Support VoLTE?

Answer: Yes, it supports VoLTE out of the box.

Question: How much RAM and internal storage does the Honor Bee2 have?

Answer: The phone has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage.

Question: Does the Honor Bee2 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 32 GB via microSD card slot.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in gold, white and black.

Question: Does Honor Bee 2 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Honor Bee 2 comes with an Accelerometer, and Proximity Sensor.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 134.2 x 66.7 x 9.9 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Honor Bee 2?

Answer: The Honor Bee 2 comes with a quad-core MediaTek MT6735M chip-set paired with Mali T720 GPU to handle the graphics.

Question: How is the display of the Honor Bee 2?

Honor Bee 2

Answer: The Huawei Honor Bee 2 sports a 4.5 inch FWVGA (854x480p) IPS LCD display on the front. The display is decent.

Question: Does the Honor Bee 2 Support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: No.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with EMUI 3.0 skin on top.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with touch capacitive buttons.

Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: No, it does not have a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No.

Question: Does it have Infrared Port?

Answer: No.

Question: What is the warranty period of Honor Bee 2?

Answer: The smartphone comes with a 15 month service warranty.

Question: Is there any notification light in Honor Bee 2?

Answer: Honor Bee2 comes with Rainbow Light feature which lights up while getting a call, or notification.

Question: Will Honor Bee 2 be available online or offline for purchase?

Answer: It will be  available from April 19 through Huawei’s 20,000 plus offline partners.

Question: Are there any additional features in the Honor Bee 2?

Answer: The Bee 2 features a Smart-key which can be customized to launch any app.

Question: What are the camera specifications on Honor Bee 2?

Honor Bee 2

It houses a 5 MP rear camera with autofocus and dual tone LED flash. On the front, it has got a 2 MP selfie camera. The camera app comes with Touch focus, Self timer, Face Detection, Smile detection, HDR, Face Beauty, and Touch Shot modes.

Question: Does the camera support HDR mode?

Answer: Yes, you can switch to HDR mode for better color reproduction.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the Honor Bee2?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to FWVGA resolution.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Honor Bee2?

Answer: No.

Question: What is the weight of the Honor Bee2?

Answer: The device weighs approx 145 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: In our initial testing, we found the speaker to be loud enough.

Question: Can the Honor Bee2 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be attached to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create a hotspot to share the internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Honor Bee 2 comes with a pretty decent set of specifications. It also comes with VoLTE support which is quite important these days thanks to Reliance Jio. However there is nothing very special with this device and sadly it runs on an older Android 5.1 Lollipop OS which is kind of disappointing.

There are better options available in this price range to go with like Xiaomi Redmi 3S, and Micromax Unite 4 Pro. But where most of the phones are sold online these days, Honor Bee 2 can be an option for anyone looking for a smartphone from an offline store.