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Honor Play5 Review

The Honor Play5 5G is a new smartphone that falls under the midrange category announced in China. The smartphone comes with Dimensity 800U, 64MP quad cameras, and 66W charging. Below, we will be looking at the phone full information with details and price.

Honor Play5

Honor Play5

Honor Play5 5G Key Specs & Features

  • 6.53 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~403 ppi)
  • Android 10, Magic UI 4.0
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 2 MP Quad Rear Cameras
  • 8 MP Front Cameras
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • Fast Charging 66W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 3800 mAh Battery

Design and Display

In terms of body design, the Honor Play5 resembles the Huawei Honor 8 SE with Dimensity 800U chipset that was announced last year November. It has a beautiful body that is built with both glass and aluminum.

The panel features both the camera setup and an LED flash. The phone measures 161.6 x 74.8 x 7.5 mm and weighs 179 grams. It offers a display screen size of 6.53-inch OLED that delivers a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It also features a 20:9 ratio, 403 PPI density, and 85.2% screen-to-body ratio.

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Cameras

The Honor Play5 has a waterdrop notch that is housing a selfie camera of 16 MP. The squarish camera module on the backside consists of a 64 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultrawide lens, a 2 MP macro lens, a 2 MP depth camera, and an LED flash.

It also features HDR, panorama and can shoot [email protected], and [email protected] videos respectively.

Hardware and Software

The Honor Play5 is powered by MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G chipset based on a 7nm process node with an octa-core processor running at 2×2.4 GHz speed.

It has a Mali-G57 MC3 graphics card and runs on Android 10 OS with Magic UI 4.0 on top but no Google Play Service. This means users won’t be downloading apps from Google Play Store. The smartphone is available in 128GB and 256GB inbuilt memory and they are paired with the same 8GB LPDDR4x RAM.

Battery and Network

The Honor Play5 draws its power from a 3,800mAh battery which has support for 66W rapid charging that will charge the device to %100 in just 35 minutes.

It features an under-display fingerprint scanner. Other features on the phone include dual SIM support, 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB-C, a 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 5.1, and GPS.

Honor Play5 5G Price and Availability

The Honor Play5 5G will sell for $326 for the 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage and $358 for the 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage. You can order the device in gradient, purple, and black colors.

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In Nigeria, the Honor Play5 will cost 136,000 Naira, about 1,900 Ghs in Ghana, and 36,000 Ksh in Kenya.

Honor Play5 5G Specs

Here are a few specs of the Honor Play5 5G:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 10, Magic UI 4.0, no Google Play Services
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm), Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G57 MC3
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Violet, Light Blue
  • Dimension: 161.6 x 74.8 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 179 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Display: 6.53 inches OLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF + 8 MP, f/2.4, (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) Quad Rear Cameras, [email protected][email protected], gyro-EIS
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 16 MP Camera, f/2.0, (wide)

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: –
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes, CDMA 800
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G: Yes, 1, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
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Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, optical)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: No
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: Li-Po 3800 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 66W, 60% in 15 min, 100% in 35 min (advertised)
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