Honor Play4 Series: Review

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Price Comparison

Honor released Play4 and Play4 Pro on June 13, 2020- in 3 color variants: Black, Blue, Light Blue. Honor Play4 is currently priced at about $300. Play4 Pro is currently priced at about $400. Both phones support 5G.

It also appears that the company will soon add a new member to Play 4 lineup Play 4e. Honor Play 4e should come this year and will be priced at around $140.

Specification Comparison

Display

Honor Play4 comes with a 6.81-inch IPS LCD display having a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 and aspect ratio 20: 9. It has great viewing angles, the pixel density of 386PPI, and 83.9% screen-to-body ratio. Honor Play4 Pro comes with a 6.57-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 with the same aspect ratio. Pixel density is 401PPI, and 84.5% screen-to-body ratio.

On the other hand, Honor Play 4e should come with a 6.39-inch IPS LCD punch-hole design display. It may have a screen resolution of 1080 x 2310 pixels.

Camera

Honor Play4 has a quad-camera system: 64MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro camera, and 2MP depth camera. This phone can shoot 4K videos at 30 fps and 1080p also at 30 fps. Play4 has a 16MP selfie camera that can shot videos at 1080p at 30fps.

On the other hand, Play4 Pro has a dual-camera system 40MP main camera and 8MP telephoto 3x optical zoom camera. Those rear cameras can shoot 4k video at 30/60 fps, and 1080p to up to 960fps. It has dual selfie camera one 32MP main and 8MP ultra-wide selfie camera, videos can be shot on selfie camera at 4k at 30 fps and 1080p at 30fps as well.

For now, we know that Play 4e will have a triple rear camera system which will include a 13MP main camera, but the resolution and purpose of the other two shooters are currently unknown. We don’t have any pieces of information about the selfie camera.

Honor Play4 Pro

Configuration

Honor Play4 has a MediaTek MT6873 chipset, which is a great mid-class chipset. It will handle both gaming and everyday usage without a problem. It has a Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, which is decent for graphical effects. Play4 comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Storage won’t be a problem since its expandable through SD card.

Honor Play4 Pro has a Kirin 990 chipset(The same chipset is in P40 and P40 Pro), which is a great flagship chipset. It will handle both gaming and everyday usage without a problem. It has a Mali-G76 MP16 GPU, which is great for graphical effects. Play4 Pro also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, and storage is also expandable through SD Card.

Honor Play 4e will have Kirin 710A chipset, which is a good budget chipset. It should handle some games and everyday usage without problems. It’ll have ARM Mali-G51 MP4 GPU, which should be enough for graphical effects. It will have 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, and it is most likely that storage will also be expandable through SD card.

Battery

Honor Play4 has a 4300 mAh Li-Po battery, which will provide more than a day of usage. It also comes with a 22.5W fast charging, which can fully recharge the battery in less than an hour. Play4 Pro comes with a 4200 mAh Li-Po battery, which will also last more than a day. It also includes 40W fast charging, which can recharge the battery in less than an hour. Pro version comes with reverse USB charging technology too. About Play 4e it should ship with 4000 mAh Li-Po battery, but we don’t know at what rate it will charge. We hope to get more details about Play 4e soon.

Honor Play 4

AnTuTu test

AnTuTu is a Benchmark app for android users. It gives your device an overall numerical score as well as an overall score for each test it performs. It’s useful for comparing your device’s speed and performance with other options on the market.

According to AnTuTu scores, Play4 Pro will give you significantly better performance than Play4. Honor Play4 got 316k, and Play4 Pro got 466k. However, we still don’t have information about the Play 4e score.

Software

Honor is a subsidiary company of Huawei, and the relationship between the two brands is complementary. As a result of a ban on trading with the US, Huawei and Honor can’t preload newly released phones with Google apps like Maps and YouTube, the Play Store or Google Assistant. New Play4 phones all come with a new android 10 but without Google services. Don’t let this disappoint you, there is a chance of getting your services back, you can do in two ways with and without a USB drive.

Which one should you buy?

Honor Play4 Pro is a lot better than the Play4 and is more similar to P40 so if you have a higher budget we recommend you to buy Play4 Pro. If you are on limited budget Play4 is a great 5G phone that will give you great overall experience. And if you are looking for a great budget phone Play 4e is for you.

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