Huawei launched their Honor Holly 2 Plus in an event in New Delhi in January this year, and it went on sale on 15th February, while Samsung Galaxy J3 was launched in November last year. Both the phones comes under the mid range budget category, with Honor holly 2 Plus priced at Rs. 8,499 and Samsung Galaxy J3 at Rs. 8,990. Both the phones have their strong and weak areas. Let us take a look at the complete comparison between Honor Holly 2 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J3, to figure out which one is better.

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Specifications Comparison

Key SpecsHonor Holly 2 PlusSamsung Galaxy J3
Display5 inches IPS5 inches Super AMOLED
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)HD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1Android Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
1.5 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735PSpreadtrum SC8830
Memory2 GB RAM1.5GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB8 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 128 GB via microSDYes, upto 128 GB via microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with LED flash8 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps720p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP 5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh 2600 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNoNo
NFCNoYes
4G readyYesYes
SIM card typeDual SIMDual SIM
WaterproofNoNo
Weight160 gms138 gms
Price INR 8,499INR 8,990

 

Pros and Cons

Honor Holly 2 Plus Pros

  • Massive 4000mAh battery
  • Support for Fast Charging
  • 16GB internal storage

Honor Holly 2 Plus Cons

  • Non-Removable battery
  • Slower processor as compared to Samsung Galaxy J3
  • Does not support NFC

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pros

  • Removable battery
  • Better Sunlight Visibility with Super AMOLED display
  • Samsung’s S Bike Mode

Samsung Galaxy J3 Cons

  • Only 8GB Internal Storage
  • No support for fast charging
  • Less RAM as compared to Honor Holly 2 Plus

Display & Processor

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The Honor Holly 2 Plus features a 5.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294 ppi, on the other hand Samsung Galaxy J3 also features a similar 5.0-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and same pixel density. However, the two phones differ in the terms of display quality, the Honor Holly 2 Plus features an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, whereas the Galaxy J3 features a Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

Coming to the processor, the Honor Holly 2 Plus features a MediaTek MT6735P processor, clocked at 1.3GHz whereas the Samsung Galaxy J3 is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with Spreadtrum SC8830 chipset. Processor wise, Samsung Galaxy J3 is better than Honor holly 2 plus, which means more smooth experience. The RAM on both the smartphones is also different but the other way round. The Holly 2 Plus features 2GB of RAM, whereas the Samsung Galaxy J3 features only 1.5GB of RAM, which means better multitasking on Holly 2 Plus.

User Interface & Operating System

Both the smartphones run on Android Lollipop 5.1 based custom roms build by the respective manufacturers. The Holly 2 Plus runs on the EMUI 3.1 built by Holly, which is actually a toned down version of the EMUI 3.1 and the OS runs buttery smooth on the device. The Samsung Galaxy J3 runs on the ever so popular Samsung TouchWiz, with a few modifications to make it run smoothly on the device. The operating system and the user interface choice depends on your personal preference.

Camera & Storage

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Holly 2 Plus consist of a 13-megapixel primary camera in comparison to a 8 megapixel rear camera in Galaxy J3, with common feature in terms of autofocus and LED Flash. The aperture on the phones is a bit different, though. The Holly 2 Plus has a f/2.0 aperture, whereas the Galaxy J3 has a f/2.2 aperture. The secondary front-facing camera on both the devices is a 5-megapixel shooter with an aperture of f/2.2.

The storage on the device is where the things differ. The Samsung Galaxy J3 has an internal storage of only 8GB, with a microSD card slot that can accept cards up to 128GB. On the other hand, the Honor Holly 2 Plus has 16GB internal storage and along with that, it also features a microSD card slot that can hold cards up to 128GB in size.

Battery & Other Features

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The battery on the devices takes a huge difference. The Honor Holly 2 Plus features a massive non-removable 4000mAh battery, whereas the Samsung Galaxy J3 features a removable 2600mAh battery.

Other than all this, the Holly 2 Plus also features Fast Battery charging, which the Samsung Galaxy J3 lacks. Also, the Holly 2 plus has a dedicated microphone for active noise cancelation that the Galaxy J3 does not have. In return, Galaxy J3 features a unique S bike mode for improving your ride.

Pricing & Availability

The pricing of these phones does not differ much, as Honor Holly 2 Plus is available for INR 8,499 whereas Samsung Galaxy J3 is available for INR 8,990 . As of writing this post, the Honor holly 2 Plus is available at Amazon and Flipkart, whereas the Galaxy J3 is available only on Snapdeal.

Verdict

Neck to neck prices of both the phones can make it difficult to choose, but other features enables you to decide which one suits your need better. Samsung Galaxy J3 have a Removable battery, Faster processor, Super AMOLED display and S bike feature that are missing in Honor Holly 2 Plus. On the other hand, Honor Holly 2 Plus is equipped with 16 GB internal storage (double as compared to J3), around 33% more RAM and a massive 4000 mAh battery which supports fast charging.

 

 

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Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.