Huawei and Honor are gearning up to fight each other for the market share that’s been increasingly grabbed by more and more chinese compaies.Both of them are releasing new pjones every 6 months and have tied up with 1000’s of sellers to promote their products along with gaining a sizable following. None of them is ready to stay silent in the fight or settle for the second spot. Huawei also declared GPU Turbo lately, a beast which the company claims can improve the gaming experience for it’s users.The Honor Play is the first smartphone in India to have this adiition and it would be intersting to see the user’s reaction to it. But can the honor play live up to the hype? That’s what we are going to find out today.

Construct and Design

The Honor Play includes a unibody aluminum structure, eventually leaving glass since the selection of building material on a telephone that does not even provide wireless charging. At only 7.5mm thick, the phone packs 6.3 inches and packs a 3750mAh battery, which makes its slender form factor rather an achievement.

Concerning layout, the rear of the telephone is quite smooth and very nominal. The fingerprint sensor is mounted in a position that has been simple and normal for me to achieve, but a couple of coworkers who attempted to use the phone said that it had been somewhat higher than usual. There is also a vertical dual camera and has one LED flash beneath it. The antenna lines have been etched directly on the curves, making them difficult to view, giving the trunk a very smooth appearance.


The screen resolution of the honor is 2340×1080 which is pretty good for a mobile of it’s range, Also the resolution fixes the pixel density at 409 ppi. The 19.5:9 aspect ratio gets the massive display phone a simple grip with one hand, though successful one-handed usage will likely be hard unless you’ve got large hands. The notch debate has been beaten to death, so if you are somebody who does not like that, then you just have to turn it off at the Display preferences.

The screen is adequately smart for using it outside. But things can find a little hard to find because of the reflective surface of the screen. But if you’re able to get some color or uniformity, then almost everything is legible and you can get it. Along with that what helps with this is the color uniformity and viewing angles, that can be as excellent as you’d expect in the IPS screen. The screen is vibrant and nice and if you are not overly fond of over-saturated colors, you may simply dial them back into more natural tones in the Screen settings.

There is also 6GB of RAM and 64GB of all UFS 2.1 storage to increase speed. The mix does reveal promising results, even in reference amounts where the phone scores 202639 in AnTuTu, not so far from your OnePlus 6.

The Actual attraction for your Honor Play is your GPU Turbo attribute. Considering that Huawei makes its processors, it managed to reprogram how the GPU handles directions. This has enabled the company to push a characteristic that makes big claims of fostered gaming functionality whilst at the same time reducing battery drain. While these claims cannot be attested for if you don’t have the real thing in your hands we can certainly try something else, therefore we attempted to utilize the next best thing; the Huawei Nova 3 that we recently examined. Both the telephones have equal chips, the exact same amount of RAM and the exact same quantity of storage. Both the telephones also share the exact same 3750mAh battery along with the exact same screen. Because of this, it’s safe to presume that variance in battery drain could be minimal. Since PUBG is among the only couple of games which encourages you to get the GPU Turbo, I played the sport on both the phones. The Nova 3 doesn’t possess the GPU Turbo update nonetheless, which makes it a great candidate for this contrast.

Throughout the game, both the mobiles maintained about 30fps, and that’s quite impressive for phones of this range. But where there was a real surprise was that there was very low power-draw from the Honor Play. Even though the Huawei Nova 3 used up 850mA in 9 minutes and 52 minutes of play time, the Honor play just used 677mA of the battery during a 10 minute 29 second round. There’s undoubtedly lower current draw from honor play’s side and this may be GPU turbo doing its job and fantastically nonetheless. Huawei and Honor’s objective should be to expand GPU Turbo to be utilized by EMUI’s port too, further bettering battery lifetimes of their products. Regrettably, if you would like to acquire the advantage of GPU Turbo, the programmer of your preferred game might need to work on allowing the support for the attribute. Even if playing with other, non-GPU Turbo enabled games, the operation is very easy and stutter free.


The Honor Play has an action-packed 16+2 Megapixel back camera setup. The secondary detector is merely for the immersion effect and there is no actual use of it. Thus it can be primarily stated there is actually only one camera that does all the work. There is PDAF to aid with focusing on the back sensor along with the front-facing detector which appears to be using a pixel binning tool to generate the images.We obviously went through all he hardware apart from this and honestly could conclude that it was not that great and walked off feeling somewhat underwhelmed.

Honor phones include a whole slew of AI attributes, particularly for the camera. I discovered that nearly all photographs with the AI attribute allowed were extremely over-saturated compared to the photographs where the AI was turned off. Pictures taken in Portrait style had great separation, however, the Aperture mode given by the smartphone is a far more useful attribute.

Having been shooting photographs using the camera, there are a couple of things that become apparent. The camera provides EIS and some thing Honor calls AIS, however there were lots of photographs at which camera shake was evident. The sound levels are low in high ISO shots, however, the perfect method to get the maximum from this detector is to take the AI turned away.


Amother feature of the honor phones was honestly the gragantuan battery they had. During our battery test, the phone ran for 9 hours and 40 minutes without any problems and finished it with still 20 percent battery remaining. I managed to find a day and a half usage as Honor maintained it’s pace with my heavy use, in other words, with lots of audio playback (over Bluetooth and headphones ), gaming (obviously ) along with the usual flurry of messaging and social networking action. Honestly, the phone supplied really excellent battery life and that is something many will come to appreciate. If Honor does indeed end up implementing GPU Turbo to get EMUI’s port like they intend to, then you can anticipate even greater battery life over the duration of time.


The Kirin 970 SoC and 6GB RAM setup is something we find in far more expensive models from Honor and Huawei, therefore this specific phone is about changing the game in the under-20K range. Honestly, the phone provides a phenomenal value and also GPU Turbo, as you might not be getting high frame rates in such budget phones, along with the extended battery life. As part of the 2nd biggest smartphone maker on earth, it’s simply likely to be a while before popular gaming titles are upgraded to encourage GPU Turbo. The one place in which the phone does falter is its own camera, which delivers only about pretty desirable outcomes. If you’re searching for a phone that is about good battery life, quite superior performance and has beautiful visuals, then the Honor Play will fit your requirements perfectly, provided that you do not especially care about getting the best image headset too. If you think the Rs 23,999 price tag is a lot of you then, there’s also a 4GB RAM/64GB storage version of this Honor Play accessible at Rs 19,999 to fit your pocket.