Honor Play is one of the most power-packed devices we have seen in a mid-range section. The powerful Kirin 970 processor is the main highlight of the phone which is a flagship range processor used by Huawei. When the device first launches in the market it is advertised as a gaming device in under 20,000 Rs range. And that is a huge thing in 2018 when devices in this range did not come with these high-end processors.
And if we talk about the performance of the honor play in the year 2020 after the 2 years of its release it didn’t drop a little. It almost runs like a smooth as it runs when it was new in a market.
So whats change now if the performance of the device is good as it is in 2018. If we say about changes the only one thing that changes now in honor play device is its updates. Honor now officially announced that it is not giving any big update to Honor play devices. Which means a big no to Emui 10 version which is based on Android 10. So it is quite heartbreaking for the honor play users.
But for not giving any big updates on honor play devices any further. Huawei gives compensation of 500 INR to its users who use honor play. You can redeem this compensation in Amazon pay. For further information, about this topic, you can check our post on How to redeem Honor play compensation rupees.
Is it still worth to buy honor play in 2020?
It is quite a tricky question and it also varies from user to user. If you are a user who loves a device with high-speed performance and loves to play gaming. Then definitely this device is best for you. But there are some cons in the device too. And if you are thinking of buying this device in 2020. Then look at the comparison of the pros and cons of the device.
Honor Play: Pros
- The body of the honor play is a metallic design that feels very premium in hand. Not like phones which are coming in the market with a plastic body. The other advantage of the metallic body is that it doesn’t break easily when it falls from hand.
- The display quality of the honor play devices is also better from many other phones which come in the same price range. In honor play, you get an FHD+ resolution display with 409 PPI pixel density. And you can also change the resolution of the display from FHD+ to FHD based on your preference.
- The video recording of the device is also very impressive. The device support 4K videos at 30FPS and 1080 videos at 60FPS. It also comes up with an EIS technology which helps for stabilizing the video.
- And the main highlight of the device is its processor. Which is Hi-Silicon Kirin 970 who is designed for the max performance. If we compare the Kirin 970 processor with Snapdragon 845 it is almost the same. And the device can smoothly run games like PUBG, Modern Combat 5, and Fortnite without any frame drops.
- And since the phone is seen as the gaming smartphone. It also comes up with a GPU Turbo technology which maximizes the performance in gaming by 60 percent.
Honor Play: Cons
- If we talk about the cons of the phone then the camera department of the device is quite decent. The images clicked by the phone is not too good in quality. And if we talk about the AI mode in the camera it over-saturate the photos and then it looks not too real.
- Another disadvantage of honor play is its battery. If you are a heavy gamer and play high graphics games then you have to charge the phone tow or three times a day. Because the battery comes up with a phone is 3750mAH which is less than many phones releasing in 2020. But the plus point in this segment is the fast charging adaptor which came up with an 18W fast charger.
- And the biggest disadvantage of Honor Play in 2020 is its update. The device now runs on Emui 9 which is based on Android 9. And it’s now confirmed that the device does not get any major updates further like Android 10 or Android 11.