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Huawei Honor Play: 6.3-inch gaming smartphone starting from $299

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It seems like the wave of gaming smartphones are about to start, with Huawei Honor Play providing an affordable solution.

One of the most recent Huawei releases is the Honor 10 which is aimed at the flagship space. Here’s to its specs:

  • 5.84-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio or ~432 ppi density
  • Fullview display
  • Front/back glass with aluminum frame
  • Gorilla Glass protection
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP12 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP (f/1.8 aperture) + 24MP B/W primary camera with phase detection autofocus and LED flash
  • 24MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture
  • 64GB/128GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery with Fast battery charging (50% in just 24 minutes)
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • May 2018 release date
  • USD 469 price tag

Huawei Honor 10 is everything that you need in a flagship that is also affordable. Great screen, great look and feel, good protection, speedy performance, great camera and a great battery combines well.

As the name suggests, Honor Play is targeted for gamers. Why spend more money on a console or a high-end PC to play games? Since a smartphone is so essential, why not get a gaming smartphone?

But the issue with most gaming smartphones, they are more expensive than your regular console. This is where Honor Play comes into the picture:

  • 6.3-inch Full HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio or ~409 ppi density
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset, Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) processor, Mali-G72 MP12 graphics and 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Dual 16MP (f/2.2 aperture, PDAF) + 2MP primary camera (f/2.4 aperture, no AF, depth sensor) and LED flash
  • 16MP secondary camera (f/2.0 aperture, 2.0µm) and 1080p
  • 64GB internal storage + microSD expansion slot up to maximum 256GB
  • 3D sound and 7.1 channel virtualisation
  • Android Oreo 8.1
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery with Fast battery charging
  • Dual-sim and 4G LTE
  • June 2018 release date
  • 2,000 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 299 for 4GB RAM and 2,400 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 359 for 6GB RAM price tag

It is great to know that Honor Play comes with a large 6.3-inch Full HD IPS screen with a peculiar aspect ratio. This gives gamers more stuff to see on-screen, and the viewing angle becomes larger than other smartphones. Great if you are playing fast-paced action games that needs a wide POV to spot your enemies.

Talking about spotting enemies, you will also need a good sound setup to hear where they are coming from. Here’s where Honor Play also shines with its 3D sound system that supports 7.1 channel virtualisation. 

To help gamers have the fastest gaming experience, here we can find Honor Play being fitted with the Kirin 970 chipset paired with a fast octa-core processor, great graphics and either 4GB or 6GB RAM. No problem to play fast-paced action games on this setup.

For gamers, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to handle poor battery issues. With its 3750 mAh-rated battery, you can be assured of a long gaming lifespan.

That’s about it that makes Honor Play a great gaming smartphone. But don’t forget that it also comes with a great dual 16MP-2MP primary camera setup, great 16MP selfie camera, large 64GB of internal storage, and the latest Android Oreo 8.1 operating system.

Conclusion:

Huawei Honor Play seems to be hitting the right notes with a great gaming setup. Even then, it still is a great smartphone, even if you are just a casual gamer.

Huawei Honor Play had just been released for 2,000 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 299 for the 4GB RAM variant and 2,400 Chinese Yuan or ~ USD 359 for the 6GB RAM variant. You can choose either Black, Blue or Violet colour.

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