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Honor Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Honor Play. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and battery. The screen and price also get good opinions.

performance, price, screen, battery, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Honor Play is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Huawei's Honor Play could be the perfect PUBG phone


The Chinese phone features GPU tweaks and AI enhancements to make your PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends experience awesome.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Burns (

Honor Play Review: Inexpensive, Balanced, Unique


The Honor Play is a surprisingly low-cost smartphone made with gaming in mind. It features a 6.3-inch display with a notch and a relatively small chin, and it runs a unique sort of Android (with Honor's EMUI on top). The Honor Play is aimed at the...

Looks good (subdued, stylish gaming aesthetic) ; Battery lasts all day ; Display is bright and colorful ; Fast-charge USB-C port ; Headphone jack

Back cameras could be better ; Front cameras aren't great ; Gaming-focused software doesn't make big difference ; Not a fan of logo printed on front of phone ; Not for sale inside USA (not without major markup)

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Honor Play Review


the Honor Play has nearly no competition as a phone that can drive demanding games on a good 6.3” display. That is a great product positioning.

Large 6.3-inch display ; Very good battery capacity ; Great gaming performance ; Excellent value

Camera low-light performance is lower ; Battery charge speed could be better

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Honor Play Review


The latest in a growing wave of gaming phones, the Honor Play is downright affordable, but what are the compromises that come with the low price?…

Powerful chip, smooth performance ; Thin design, does not overheat ; Great optimizations for PUBG ; Takes good-looking selfies

Screen is too dim, lacks punch ; The camera is just average, video recording quality is downright disappointing ; Interface looks terribly outdated ; Loudspeaker is on the quiet side ; No waterproofing

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Pierre Vitré (

Honor Play review: at this price, it's well in the game | AndroidPIT


It was at IFA 2018 in Berlin that Honor made its new smartphone official. Called the Play, the device is more oriented towards gamers with a large screen and GPU-Turbo system. After several weeks of use, we can now present our full review.

With this Play, Honor returns to its first love by addressing a young and playful audience directly. The manufacturer offers an attractive terminal for gamers that is affordable and solid in terms of technical characteristics. The smartphone also has...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Caitlin McGarry (

Honor Play Hands-On: A Gaming Phone We Actually Like


We hope this budget phone brings its gaming prowess, smart camera and stylish looks to the U.S.

Aug, 2018

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Honor Play


The Honor Play may be a gaming-focused smartphone but the specs and price make this Kirin 970-powered handset a worthwhile option for anyone after a deal.

Affordable performance ; Rich user experience ; Strong battery life ; Attractive screen

GPU Turbo only benefits compatible games ; Smart Shock feature not available at launch ; No IP certified protection ; Metal body is slippery

Like the display, I assumed that the low-cost nature of the Honor Play meant that, with performance and battery as good as they are, the camera would be far more pedestrian. However, the moment I started snapping with the phone’s 16-megapixel...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Honor Play review: The best affordable phone on the planet


The company's best phone to date and at a price that's simply incredible. This is a serious handset, one strong enough to take the eyes off OnePlus

Incredible price point makes it the sub-£300 phone to buy ; Accomplished metal unbody design ; Outstanding battery life ; Lots of power on tap (and GPU Turbo for gaming extras)

Irksome vibration sound ; Yes there's a notch ; Paint finish around cameras scratches ; Won't totally beat all flagships for load time/speed

Aug, 2018

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Honor Play review


Gets your game on… without giving the game away

Stellar gaming performance ; Great value considering the hardware ; Notched screen is on point for 2018

Camera is fairly average for the cash ; Performance gains are pretty minor

Satisfies your gaming addiction, but loses out in other areas to focus on performance. Still a bit of a bargain, though.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : James Peckham (

Honor Play review


A brand new mid-range phone for Honor

Slim, attractive design ; Top-end power ; Big display

One storage option ; No wireless charging ; Singular speaker

There isn't much that makes the Honor Play excel as a gaming phone apart from its powerful internals, but with a huge screen and a premium look it makes for an all-round impressive device. That's especially true when you consider the price.

Aug, 2018

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