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Honor Play

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 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 really like the battery and design. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably.

performance, price, screen, design, battery

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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (cnet.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

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 (ubergizmo.com)

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 (phonearena.com)

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lacks punch ; The camera is just average, video recording quality is downright disappointing ; Interface looks terribly outdated ; Loudspeaker is on the quiet side ; No waterproofing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 (androidpit.com)

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 (tomsguide.com)

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 (trustedreviews.com)

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 (t3.com)

Honor Play review: a quality Android phone that excels at mobile gaming

 

Fast and geared toward gaming, the Honor Play is a crazy attractive proposition for gamers

Fast Kirin 970 CPU ; Large 6.3-inch display ; 7.1 Channel Histen audio ; GPU Turbo built-in ; Useful Game Suite ; Very attractive price

Only 64GB of storage space

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

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

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

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

Price comparison for Honor Play

  Store     Price
Honor Play Dual/Hybrid-SIM 64GB (GSM Only, No CDMA)...
For USA Buyers : This Smartphone is compatible/will work with any GSM Networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile. For...
$399.00 TO SHOP
Honor 9X (128GB, 6GB) 6.59", 3 AI Cameras, 4000mAh...
6.59 inches TFT LCD (LTPS), 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density), Hisilicon Kirin 710F...
$238.00 TO SHOP
Honor 9X w/Play Store (128GB, 6GB) 6.59", 3 AI...
6.59 inches TFT LCD (LTPS), 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~391 ppi density), Hisilicon Kirin 710F...
$249.00 TO SHOP
Honor 9X Lite w/Play Store (128GB, 4GB) 6.5", 48MP...
6.5" FullView Display, 2340p x 1080p, 16.7M colors, 397 PPI, Bluetooth 4.2, 3750mAh Battery
$192.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P30 Lite (128GB, 4GB RAM) 6.15" Display, AI...
GSM / 4G LTE Compatible
$182.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P30 Lite (128GB, 4GB RAM) 6.15" Display, AI...
Factory GSM Unlocked. International Version. DUAL SIM. 128 GB, 4 GB RAM
$239.00 TO SHOP
PlayStation 4 Slim 1TB Console
Incredible games; Endless entertainment
$323.00 TO SHOP
Huawei Honor 8X (64GB + 4GB RAM) 6.5" HD 4G LTE GSM...
4G LTE bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 28(700), 4G LTE tdd: B41, 3G WCDMA...
$172.00 TO SHOP
JESLED 8FT LED Shop Light Fixtures - 72W 7200LM...
【HIGH PERFORMANCE】 - This 72W T8 integrated LED shop light 8ft comes with high output 7200Lumens, 150watt...
$124.00 TO SHOP
Huawei Honor 10 lite (32GB + 3GB RAM) 6.21" FHD 4G...
Unlocked for GSM networks only. DOES NOT WORK WITH CDMA CARRIERS such as Sprint, Verizon, US Cellular, etc.
$235.00 TO SHOP

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