Honor Play Photos, Specs, and Reviews

Created date: 03/18/2019, 20:00:12, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 06:36:19

Detailed review of Honor Play's features

How does the Honor Play's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the Honor Play

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Honor Play, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Honor Play around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Honor Play is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Honor Play in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

The Honor Play has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Honor Play is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Honor Play by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

The Honor Play is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Honor Play feels too heavy to operate with one hand, so the device wouldn't be a good choice even if you are just going to use it for a short period of time. We suggest that you hold it tightly with both hands as it may hurt your hands if you use it with just one hand for an extended period of time.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the Honor Play with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the Honor Play are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Honor Play can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Honor Play with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Honor Play is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Honor Play is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Honor Play displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The screen of the Honor Play can display pictures and videos quite vividly. This makes it great for enjoying videos and games dynamically. It has a very beautiful screen.

Ease of writing sentences

The Honor Play has enough screen space even when typing and the screen is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Because the sentences being typed can be seen clearly, the phone's screen size makes it suitable for typing and editing large bodies of text such as office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Honor Play provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of Honor Play performance and functions

The size and weight of the Honor Play

The body of the Honor Play is 2.9 inches (74.3 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (157.9 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (7.5 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 6.3 inch, and it weighs 176 oz (176 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

Honor Play
Honor 7C
Honor 10
Honor PlayHonor 7CHonor 10
ColorMidnight Black/Navy Blue/Violet/Player Edition Red/Player Edition BlackBlack/Red/Gold/BluePhantom Blue/Phantom Green/Midnight Black/Glacier Grey/Lily White
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (74.3 mm) x 6.2 inches (157.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.5 mm)3.0 inches (76.7 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.3 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.8 mm)2.8 inches (71.2 mm) x 5.9 inches (149.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight176 oz (176 g)164 oz (164 g)153 oz (153 g)
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Display of the Honor Play

The Honor Play has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 2340. Compared to normal smart phones, its screen is relatively beautiful. It shows great images even when up close, such as when using it for VR.

Honor Play
Honor 7C
Honor 10
Honor PlayHonor 7CHonor 10
Display size6.3 inch5.99 inch5.84 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2340720 x 14401080 x 2280
Pixel density409 ppi268 ppi431 ppi
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The battery life of the Honor Play

The Honor Play has a battery capacity of 3750 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.

The processing capability of the Honor Play

The Honor Play uses the Hisilicon Kirin 970 CPU with 2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 6GB. With a CPU of quite high performance, it has processing capability way above normal smart phones. It is hard to find cases where its performance is lacking from the perspective of CPU performance, and you can even say it is excessive. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Honor Play
Honor 7C
Honor 10
Honor PlayHonor 7CHonor 10
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450Hisilicon Kirin 970
CPU specs2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.4GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size6GB4GB8GB
Storage size64GB64GB128GB
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The camera of the Honor Play

The Honor Play has a back camera with 16 MP. The front camera has 16 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. In addition, compared to standard smart phones, its rear camera has quite high performance. It is great for scenery photography and such as it is able to take photos of quite high resolutions. While great for taking photos of things far away, I feel it may be lacking when photographing near objects.

Honor Play
Honor 7C
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Honor PlayHonor 7CHonor 10
Rear-camera resolution16 MP13 MP24 MP
Front-camera resolution16 MP8 MP24 MP
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