Let’s check it out!
Honor is the sub-brand of Huawei, using the same chipsets and features, however they are always a lot cheaper. Their new phone is for gamers, and has features like the top gaming phones.
At first view, the Honor Play looks like the iPhone X, notch on the top and the cameras are in a line on the back with a silver frame. However it has a fingerprint reader located in a good place on the back, and a front facing stereo speaker system. The screen is a 6.3” Honor FullView Display (LCD IPS) with 89% Screen-to-body Ratio with 1080 x 2340 pixels (409 ppi) resolution.
Huawei’s Kirin 970 Chipset and AI NPU is under the hood with 4/6GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM, moreover it has a GPU Turbo, so probably the hardware will be more than enough for almost the most resource hungry games. The Battery is 3750mAh, so if you are not a serious user it will lasts for more than a day. It also has a Smart Shock feature, that means the AI chip will analyse the game and vibrate when there is an explosion or shooting etc. Face Unlock is not like on the new Mate20 Pro, it’s far not as secure and accurate, neither laser based.
The Double camera system includes a 16 MP, f/2.2 lens and a 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor, and with AI chip it can identify 22 different categories and more than 500 scenarios in real time. There is also portrait mode for selfies as well as the rear camera. The pictures are sharp and colorful, but far not as impressive as iPhone’s or Samsung’s ones.
The Honor Play is for those who doesn’t care about IP ratings and top chipsets, but for basic gamers is enough, and the Player Edition is looks really cool (see it in the gallery). 4D Smart Shock system is a good try, but it consumes a lot of power, so i would rather turn is off. The price is really friendly, and probably this is the least expensive “Gamer” phone on the market with it’s 330$ pricetag.