Intro

At this day and age, gaming phones are the next big thing. We know this. The industry knows this. That’s why we can see a lot of gaming phones appearing left and right since the launch of Razer Phone – and now, the Honor Play arrives. Is it worth your money? Let’s take a look.

Thanks to Honor Malaysia for this opportunity to review the Honor Play.


Before getting into the full review of the Honor Play, I suggest everyone to read up on how Huawei/Honor cheats benchmarks and mislead customers about GPU Turbo at this article here.

[UPDATED] Cheating Benchmarks & Deception: Why Honor Play Overheats & What’s GPU Turbo


Unboxing

Honor Play

Firstly, the box. It’s simple and I like it. It’s not flashy – just white throughout with a stylish logo that writes “honor Play” with the AI branding beside. Very clean packaging design.

Opening it up reveals the Honor Play wrapped in plastic.

Honor Play

Further down, a box shows up. This box houses the included TPU case and documentation alongside with the SIM ejector tool.

Honor Play

At the bottom of the packaging we were greeted by the charger and USB-C cable. That’s pretty much it.

Honor Play

Honestly speaking, the things included with the Honor Play is quite good. Albeit without earphones included, the TPU case is a great addition where many customers will actually use it.

Honor Play

I honestly think Honor should’ve included earphones in the box as well since the Honor Play is advertised as a gaming smartphone. Playing games like PUBG Mobile, it’s always better to wear earphones to hear where your enemies are coming from.

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
8
Software
7
Connectivity and ports
8
Screen
8
Specifications
8
Camera
5
Battery and charger
7
Value
8
The enthusiastic nanoelectronic engineer who found his way into simplifying the world of tech for everyone. Introverted, but noisy. Nice to meet you!