Honor Play review

31 August 2018
The alluring but always elusive gaming smartphone - many have tried to build it, even Razer, but no one did it perfectly. Now, Honor is also joining the gaming race but with a new concept. Instead of greatness, the new Honor Play is pursuing affordability. And that's a very welcome turn of events.

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  • Anonymous

Glitz, 24 Apr 20201 year and 3 month old play user and I'm not pleased. This ... morewhat were you expecting?! s25 ultra with 20gb ram?!

  • Anonymous

Joey, 19 Apr 2021Is it water proof? Nope, but I normally use it on rain and it still works after 2,5 years. Best thing is, the phone fully works in -10°C and below, my friend's samsung a40 dies when it's about 5°C outside.

  • Joey

Is it water proof?

  • anku

MrRoAsted, 03 Dec 2020I still use this device & still satisfied me through 2 ... moreyou need to downloadgrade its sowftwere on emui 8.1 and then you get proper 60fps on your device... without any lag

  • Allen Robinson

Been using Honor play for 3 years now.. Ita a beast of a phone and is very durable.

The processor is top end and display is very good.
Wish the camera had been better..

Its still a valye for money buy in 2021. And its a good phone for the gamers

  • MrRoAsted

I still use this device & still satisfied me through 2 years & I played Genshin Impact at 30 fps still better and low setting with shadow on low, motionblur low still optimize in this device but just a 2 second stutter, maybe because of throttle (recommended use the BlackShark FunCooler Pro) with cooler everything runs well. PUBGM v1.0 still work with GPU Turbo v3.0 whether this device is never updated to the new emui 10.

  • go.inkiat

I like this phone, it's cheap but the build quality is premium. This is one of the most durable phones I've ever had and is really fast considering the price point.

  • Nfs

Best phone ever it is most secured phone in android so far I saw. Performance is amazing.

  • Nick

lol, 01 Jan 2020honor play in 2020?? Don't buy thus in 2020

1 year and 3 month old play user and I'm not pleased. This phone ages quicker than expected and I feel that GPU is not the only thing that they lie about. Despite using a kirin 970, it certainly do not felt like I'm using a device with that high end processor. This feels like a device that made for benchmark, not for practical use.

lol, 01 Jan 2020honor play in 2020?? Cheap, great performance, excellent battery life, good for smaller hands and tuff well built. Get 1 for £100 or less and be very pleased. (bought 1 at £85 bargain for the missus, £100 cheapest seen since, £130 current going rate). Won't get Android 10 update but trust me, is no big whoop. Kirin 970 performs great in games whilst being good to the battery. Honor 10 has same 970, but sells for more...

  • lol

Anonymous, 26 Oct 2019I have 4GB model and I get scores of around 200k in normal ... morehonor play in 2020??

  • Devendra

Sam, 19 Apr 2019My score after pie and emui 9 update is 213k how yours lowe... moreMy phone score 288K after updating

  • Anonymous

Jakz, 21 Apr 2019I am using 4Gb variant and also getting 140k score after Pi... moreI have 4GB model and I get scores of around 200k in normal mode and 220k in performance mode. I have had the phone for about 2 months so it might not have slowed down as much. Also games like Fortnite easily run 30 FPS in normal mode so performance is fine.

  • Jakz

Sam, 19 Apr 2019My score after pie and emui 9 update is 213k how yours lowe... moreI am using 4Gb variant and also getting 140k score after Pie update but when I enable Performance mode I am getting 185k score on antutu.
Performance is excellent, Gameplay is superb, yes it gets a little hot but nothing out of ordinary, Fully Satisfied.
Only concern is I don't like App Icons they need to be changed and hopefully not in IOS lookalike way.

  • Sam

abdullah, 03 Jan 2019I updated my honor play to Android 9 emui 9. What happened ... moreMy score after pie and emui 9 update is 213k how yours lower than 200k. Maybe ram ? I'm using 6 GB version,even before update score was consistent of 210k.

  • singh

Honor Play has very bad Screen view outdoor, as nothing is visible outdoor, the brightness of the screen is nothing like other phones with the same price range.

indoor screen viewing is ok, but other features are good and appreciated.

  • Sean

Anonymous, 29 Oct 2018I bought this phone recently and I'm totally dissatisfied b... moreNone of those issues on my Honor Play and camera is tack sharp

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu1ecERjMl8/

  • babak

Gk, 14 Nov 2018Hi, Wanted to know whether the audio output while watching... moreyes it is mentioned good speaker loudness

  • Anonymous

Over heating while charging, no back ground apps running check everything but i dont know why, normally heats when we use for more tbats fine but even mobile was on complete idle and put on charging heating too much..
Please fix it.