Huawei, the world’s 3rd largest smartphone maker has just launched the upgrade to two of its earlier released models in India. The two models released are the Honor Holly 2 Plus (successor of Honor Holly) and Honor 5x (successor of Honor 4x).

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The Honor Holly 2 Plus is powered by a 64-bit 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735P SoC with Quad-core CPU and Mali T720 GPU, and sports a 5 inch IPS HD display. On the storage and memory, it includes 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 128 GB via microSD. Holly 2 Plus comes along a 13 MP rear camera along with a 5 MP front camera. The good news is that the Holly 2 Plus being a budget phone has a massive 4000 mAh battery and supports all the connectivity options like GSM/CDMA dual SIM support, 4G and Wi-Fi.

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The other launch was that of the Honor 5x which was previously seen at the CES apart from its launch in China in October 2015. We always wondered if this budget phone would see the sunrise in India and I think someone heard us. The phone has its heads up and ready to intensify the budget smartphone competition in India, We honestly couln;t find a readon to say no to this phone looking at what’s on offer. Let us give you a glimpse, the phone has 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display (403 ppi) and runs 64 bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM 8939 processor with Adreno 405 GPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage with support for microSD up to 128 GB.

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The all metal, sleek looking phone has more to its premium feel, yes it has a fingerprint scanner and it’s not just any other scanner, but it’s a high quality one with 0.5 seconds recognition time. I think gone are the days of app lock, this is power and personalization in the hands of user, beat that. The all rounder boasts of a 13 MP primary camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture and wide-angle lens, blue glass filter and a 5 MP front snapper. Plenty of connectivity options are on offer, with almost everything you can ask for, including the 4G, Dual-SIM. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, QC 2.0 with a pretty decent 3000 mAh battery to keep you up and rinning for almost one good working day.

With the experience we have had of the previous models of the Huawei’s, confidence runs our minds that the two models are durable and interesting offers for those who want to buy phones around this price segment.

Price and Availability

Honor Holly 2 Plus is priced at INR 8,499 and will be available on Amazon and Flipkart from 15th of February.

Honor 5x is priced at INR 12,999 and the preorders are available from the 28th of January 3 PM sharp only on FLipkart and Amazon.