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Truth to be told, we all need to replace a phone in short or long range future. Although some get a new phone mainly because he/she likes the latest and greatest, most of us can find resonance in the reasons below.
Of all the HONOR phones released in 2018 in India, HONOR Play is just the durable device we would like to recommend to you.
Let's first take a look at the specifications of HONOR Play.
|HONOR Play Specifications|
|PLATFORM||OS||EMUI 8.2 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Hisilicon Kirin 970 (10nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|DESIGN||Dimensions||157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm (6.22 x 2.93 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||176 g (6.21 oz)|
|Build||A unibody aluminum construction with a matte finish|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (83.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (409 ppi density)|
|Screen||2.5D curved glass|
|Colors||Midnight Black, Navy Blue, Violet, Player Edition Red, Player Edition Black|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Storage||64 GB + 4/6 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Modules||16MP, f/2.2, PDAF
2MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Modules||16MP, f/2.0, 2.0µm|
|AUDIO||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||A mono speaker|
|Headphone jack||3.5mm headphone jack|
|SENSOR||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Quick Charging||Fast battery charging 18W|
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) - China|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|TESTS||Performance||Basemark OS II: 3693 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3294
Basemark X: 32238
|Display||Contrast ratio: 1135:1 (nominal), 3.349 (sunlight)|
|Loudspeaker||Voice 68dB, noise 73dB, ring 75dB|
|Battery life||94h endurance rating|
In the following sections, let's see some interesting functions in addition to the above.
1. AI Camera: Similar to other HONOR mobile powered by the Kirin 970 processor, the camera on HONOR Play has a bunch of AI features using the SoC's dedicated NPU, like real-time scene detection.
(Ps: Since AI tends to oversaturate the photos, you can toggle off the AI if you want.)
2. 4D Smart Shock: It means the mobile can recognize the gaming scenario of team battles, the use of special skills, switching and shooting guns, and then offer the player a vibration feedback similar to a game console. Aimed to enhance the gaming experience, 4D Smart Shock feature was added for PUBG, Asphalt 9 and more. On Aug 21st, 2018, HONOR Play has got 4D Gaming Shock Update with Security Patch. Check out simple steps to know How to Enable 4D SMART SHOCK right now!
3. Customized Notch: As you can see, the front of HONOR Play has nothing but the notched 19.5:9 display. But you might not be aware of that there is a unique design about this notch. Whether you like the top notch or not, you have an option to disable it. To hide or disable the notch design, just go to the Settings> Display>Hide notch option. You can also see a video- How to Hide Notch.
4. Three-type System Navigation: Including the top customized Notch, you can change system navigation at the bottom. HONOR Play has three different Navigation styles – Single Key, Three-key and Navigation Dock. To change it, go to Settings > System > System Navigation.
5. Full-screen Assistant: The 19.5:9 display might not support a few apps. So HONOR Play offers an option to launch those in full screen. To do this, go to Settings> Display> Full screen display.
6. App Twin or Dual Apps: HONOR Play also got this feature. To use it, go to Settings> Apps & Notifications > App twin, and then enable the app you want.