Honor Play: A Gaming Smartphone at a Competitive Price

An affordable,  good performance smartphone is aimed primarily at young gamers.


The Honor Play is available now and costs 329 euros, which is an attractive offer given its intrinsic value. The also available “Players Edition” with a slightly different case surface is available for 349 euros.

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This is a lot of smartphone for the money: A large 6.3-inch display with Full HD (2340×1080 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19: 9), but on a first glance gives a neat and strong impression. The Honor Play is powered by a Kirin 970 – still the current top-of-the-line cores from parent company Huawei – with 4 GB RAM available.

The Honor Play has a “GPU Turbo” for the Mali G72 GPU, the eight-core SoC from Huawei’s own chipmaker HiSilicon. This is intended to significantly increase the performance of the graphics unit with a higher frame rate. Huawei and Honor also benefit from direct access to the design of the in-house Kirin chips and GPU.

Huawei speaks of more efficiency in the use of resources. The “Turbo” is another software layer that communicates with the system, the application and the graphic APIs. For example, the GPU is provided with information about which parts of the next adjacent frames must be re-rendered and thus work more efficiently. This saves power and the battery lasts for a longer duration.

For a game to use the turbo, the developers have to make sure that it addresses the GPU correctly. So far, the popular “Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG Mobile) and “Mobile Legends: Bang Bang” support this function. In both games, the GPU Turbo should significantly increase the frame rate.

Honor’s ambitions
The Huawei subsidiary ambitions: Within the next three years, Honor wants to belong to the European market among the best-selling brands, said Zhao on Thursday in Berlin. Honor offers a lot of smartphone for a young target group with limited budget. Honor Play is set to be the first in a new series aimed specifically at gamers. It’s also likely to be of interest to this audience that comes out of the strategic partnership that Honor has signed with PUBG publisher Tencent.

The GPU Turbo will come with future updates on other smartphones by Honor and parent Huawei. The GPU Turbo is already available for the Honor 10, and the Honor View 10, Honor 9 and Honor 9 Lite, the Honor 8 Pro and the Honor 7X will also receive the update in the coming weeks and months. At Huawei, the P20 family and the Mate 10 Pro are just starting out, and the P10 models and the Mate 9 are expected to follow by the end of the year.


Honor play
Operating systemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo), EMUI 8.2
Processor / CoresHiSilicon Kirin 970 OctaCore 2.4 GHz
random access memory4 GB
Flash memory64 GB
Removable storage / max.microSD up to 256 GB (in the 2nd SIM slot)
display6.3 “LCD 19: 9 format
Resolution (ppi)2340 × 1080 (409 ppi)
SIMDual Nano SIM
LTE / UMTSLTE up to 1 Gbit / s
Wireless802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual band
Bluetooth4.2 (tbc)
navigationGPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass
Battery capacity3750 mAh
Main camera16 MP f / 2.02 MP f / 24
Front camera16 MP f / 2.0
Dimensions (H × W × D)158 × 74.3.7 × 7.5mm
Weight176 g
OthersFingerprint Sensor, FM Radio (?)
colorsBlack, Blue, Ultra Violet, Player Edition in Red and Black
Price (EIA)329,00 €, Player Edition 349 €
Available fromAugust 30, 2018

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