Honor WaterPlay Tablet With IP67 Rating, 6660mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Honor WaterPlay Tablet With IP67 Rating, 6660mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor WaterPlay price starts at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000)
  • It comes with water-resistant body
  • It packs a 10.1-inch full-HD display

Huawei brand Honor brand unveiled the new Honor WaterPlay tablet alongside the Honor 7X smartphone in China on Wednesday. The new Honor WaterPlay tablet supports IP67 certification, which means it is dust resistant and capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1 metre of water for 30 minutes. The new WaterPlay tablet from Honor joins some of the other water-resistant tablets from Sony. Apart from water resistance, the new Honor WaterPlay tablet comes with other highlights such as a large 6660mAh battery.

The new Honor WaterPlay tablet will be available in three variants: Wi-Fi only model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000), Wi-Fi only model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,000), and LTE model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500). The new tablet from Honor will go on sale later this month but interested consumers can now pre-order in China. Unfortunately, there’s no word whether the new Honor tablet will make its way to other markets outside China.

For specifications, the Honor WaterPlay features a 10.1-inch full-HD display and is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz). It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB). The tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1. It supports fast charging and comes with USB Type-C. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The tablet also comes with fingerprint sensor located at the front. The WaterPlay comes with speakers tuned by Harman Kardon audio. It measures 248x173x7.8mm and weighs 465 grams. It will be available in Silver and Champagne Gold colours.

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Huawei Honor WaterPlay

Huawei Honor WaterPlay

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

10.10-inch

Processor

2.36GHz octa-core

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

1200×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

6660mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – 
    Rs.6,948
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT
    Rs.6,999
  • Huawei Honor T1 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT
    Rs.7,850
Huawei Honor WaterPlay LTE

Huawei Honor WaterPlay LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

10.10-inch

Processor

2.36GHz octa-core

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

1200×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

6660mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT – 
    Rs.6,948
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT
    Rs.6,999
  • Huawei Honor T1 (Silver, 8GB) – SOLD OUT
    Rs.7,850

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Honor 9i First Impressions: Will It Leave a Mark in Sub-Rs. 20,000 Segment?

Honor 9i First Impressions: Will It Leave a Mark in Sub-Rs. 20,000 Segment?

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Honor 9i has a 5.9-inch FullView display
  • It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage
  • It sports dual cameras at the front and at the back

Honor 9i is the latest sub-Rs. 20,000 entrant to hit the Indian market, relying on features such as its four cameras, and bezel-less FullVision display. The company has been expanding aggressively in India, launching a handset for each key price point, such as the Honor 8 Pro in the sub-Rs. 30,000 segment. So, with the Honor 9i in its portfolio, will the Huawei-owned brand have enough firepower to make a last mark in the segment, which is dominated by the likes of Vivo, Oppo and Samsung? Find out in our Honor 9i first impressions.

 

With the 9i, Honor has a lot of firsts. For starters, this is the first device from the company to sport an 18:9 FullView display. It is also the first to launch with dual cameras at the back as well as the front. So how good is it in the real world? We got to spend some time with the Honor 9i at the company’s launch event and here are our first impressions.

The device looks quite premium. It also feels solid and has a good heft to it. There’s a 13-megapixel primary camera along with a 2-megapixel secondary one on the front, while the pair on the rear consist of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera bump on the back is positioned in the centre of the phone and protrude slightly. While it does seem to have a raised metal trim around it, we are curious to see how it holds up with regular use.

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Power the device on and the big 5.9-inch display fires up giving you the first indication of how thin the borders around it are. Honor has followed the current market trend and opted for an 18:9 aspect ratio for its display. The different aspect ratio results in what’s called FHD+ resolution which is 1080×2160 pixels. At the bottom of the phone, you’ll find an old-style Micro-USB port and a 3.5mm headphone jack along with the loudspeaker. Powering the Honor 9i is Huawei’sown Kirin 659 which is an octa-core processor. There is also 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which seems to be in line with similarly priced devices like the Xiaomi Mi A1 and the Moto G5S Plus. You do get the option to expand storage using the hybrid dual-SIM slot, at the cost of a second SIM.

Honor has managed to cram in a 3340mAh battery which is good considering its thickness. In our brief time with the Honor 9i, it didn’t exhibit any abnormal drain or heating issues. However, we’ll hold our comments on battery life till we run it through our full review process.

Once powered on, you are treated to EMUI 5.1 running on top of Android 7.0 Nougat. While the basic functionality of the OS is the same, Honor has added a few features.

There are multiple gestures and shortcuts that can be used to get things done. Also, the higher resolution means that most apps will need to be stretched to make use of the entire screen.

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There is no doubt that the cameras are the highlight of this smartphone. With dual cameras on both sides, Honor is claiming that it is using hardware to create bokeh effects rather than software, which most other manufacturers use. We will test how much of a difference this makes when we conduct our full review.

Priced at Rs. 17,999, it does seem that this phone offers good hardware. With an 18:9 display and four cameras, the Honor 9i could tempt a lot of buyers looking for new features to play with. Stay tuned for our review to see how well it performs in the real world.

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Disclosure: Honor sponsored the correspondent’s flights and hotel for the event in Goa.

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Huawei Honor 9i

Huawei Honor 9i

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.50-inch

Processor

2.36GHz octa-core

Front Camera

13-megapixel

Resolution

1080×2160 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

16-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3340mAh

Also See
  • Motorola Moto G5 Plus (Lunar Grey, 32GB, 4GB RAM)
    Rs.16,999
  • Oppo F1S (Gold, 64GB) With offer –
    Rs.17,990

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Honor 6 Play With 3020mAh Battery, 8-Megapixel Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

Honor 6 Play With 3020mAh Battery, 8-Megapixel Camera Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The smartphone comes with a 5-inch HD display
  • It packs 2GB of RAM
  • The handset comes with MediaTek MT6737T SoC

Apart from launching its V9 Play smartphone, HuaweiTerminal brand Honor has also launched its affordable segment Honor 6 Play smartphone with 4G VoLTE support and a 3020mAh battery in China. The new smartphone from Honor has been priced by the company at CNY 599 (roughly Rs. 5,900) and will be made available for purchase in the country from Thursday.

The dual-SIM Honor 6 Play runs EMUI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow out-of-the box. The handset sports a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display with a pixel density of 294ppi. The smartphone is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T SoC clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 2GB of RAM. In terms of optics, the Honor 6 Play comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture. At front, the smartphone bears a 5-megapixel shooter with f/2.4 aperture for taking selfies.

The Honor 6 Play comes with 16GB of built-in storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB).In terms of connectivity, the handset offers options including 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n options. The sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. The handset measures 143.8x72x8.85mm and weighs 150 grams.

To recall, the recently launched Honor V9 Play runs EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat and supports a hybrid dual-SIM slot (Nano + Nano/ microSD). The smartphone features a 5.2-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) display. It is powered by the MediaTek MT6750 octa-core SoC paired with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and Mali T860 GPU. Internal storage is at 32GB with the option to expand further available as well using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 128GB).

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Huawei Honor 6 Play

Huawei Honor 6 Play

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

5.00-inch

Processor

1.4GHz quad-core

Front Camera

5-megapixel

Resolution

720×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 6.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

3020mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor 6 (Black, 16GB) – OFFER
    Rs.11,900
  • Huawei Honor 6 (White, 16GB) – OFFER
    Rs.13,299
  • Huawei Honor 6 Plus (Black, 32GB RAM) – OFFER
    Rs.26,499

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Honor 8 Pro Review

Honor 8 Pro Review

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Honor 8 Pro is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 960 Processor
  • It has 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and dual 12-megapixel rear cameras
  • It packs a 4000mAh battery in a relatively slim body

Huawei has steadily been releasing devices in India under its sub-brand Honor. With this strategy, the brand has managed to place one of its devices in every price segment below Rs. 30,000. The Honor 8 (Review) has been its top-of-the-line device so far, and now it looks like the Honor 8 Prowill take over that position. The Honor 8 Pro sports dual rear cameras and is priced to go up against the new kid on the block, the OnePlus 5 (Review). So does this phone have what it takes to dethrone one of the most popular models around? Let’s find out.

Honor 8 Pro design

The design of the Honor 8 Pro is slightly different when compared to its sibling, the Honor 8. The older model has a glossy glass back, whereas the Honor 8 Pro gets a metal unibody. It’s available in two colours, Midnight Black and Navy Blue, and you’ll be happy with either one. The smartphone is quite sleek, measuring just 6.97mm in thickness, and has curved sides. What is surprising is that Honor has managed to cram a 4000mAh battery into this body.

At the front, there’s a 5.7-inch AMOLED panel, with super-slim side borders. The top and bottom are thicker, and there’s an Honor logo below the screen. Above it, you’ll find the 8-megapixel selfie shooter along with the earpiece and a couple of sensors. The power and volume buttons are on the right side. The power button is well within reach but you might have to stretch a little to reach the volume controls. The left side of the Honor 8 Pro only has the SIM slot. Honor has placed the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, along with the loudspeaker and the primary microphone. At the top, there’s a secondary microphone and a IR emitter which lets you control household appliances.

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The highlight of the Honor 8 Pro, the dual rear cameras, are placed at the back in the upper left corner, along with a dual-tone LED flash. Unlike many other phones, both cameras are fitted flush with the body of the smartphone, under a glass window which should keep the lenses from picking up scratches. The fingerprint scanner is also at the back, and we found its placement to be a little higher than what would have been comfortable. You’ll have to stretch your finger a little or shuffle the device in your palm to reach the fingerprint scanner.

Honor ships this phone with only an 18W charger and USB cable, but the party trick is that the box itself can be converted into a cardboard-style VR headset. You get all the required materials, including the lenses, in the box.

Honor 8 Pro specifications

The Honor 8 Pro has some impressive specifications. To start with, the 5.7-inch display has a Quad HD resolution, which translates to a dense 515 pixels per inch. The front panel is made of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection, with 2.5D curved edges. The display has punchy contrast and is quite vivid. Some users might not like the aggressive colour reproduction, and sadly, there is no way to tone it down. You can only tweak the colour temperature to suit your liking. You also get a night mode that claims to reduce strain on the eyes in low light. We liked watching videos on this display. The single speaker was loud enough, but we did feel that front-firing stereo speakers would have done better justice.

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Huawei has used its own Kirin 960 SoC to power the Honor 8 Pro. It is an octa-core processor with four Cortex A73 cores running at 2.3GHz plus four Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. This seems slightly dated when compared to the Snapdragon 835 which powers the OnePlus 5. The Honor 8 Pro gets 6GB of RAM along with 128GB of storage which is expandable using a microSD card in the hybrid SIM slot. We found that the firmware occupies close to 16GB of space on the phone, but we still had over 100GB free to use.

The phone also has Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi ac, and NFC. The Honor 8 Pro is a dual-SIM device with two Nano-SIM slots. There is support for 4G, VoLTE, and carrier aggregation.

Honor 8 Pro software and performance

Honor has the 8 Pro running on EMUI 5.1 which is a slightly newer version than what we saw on the Honor 8 Lite. The UI is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and our unit also had the June security update installed. With 6GB of RAM at its disposal, the Honor 8 Pro had no issues when loading apps and games. Even when switching between apps, we found that the device would retain them in memory, reducing reload times. After a day of use we had over 3.5GB of RAM free on average, which is great.

You also get a one-handed mode which makes it easier to use this big device. Fingerprint scanner gestures let you pull down the notifications shade and dismiss notifications as well. There are a few apps from Honor that come preloaded, but you can uninstall most of the bloat.

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The software has a few battery saving options baked in. There is Power Saving mode which limits background apps and disables auto-sync, as well as an Ultra Power Saving mode which switches everything off allowing connectivity only to apps you select. We also found a Screen Power Saving option, which claims to lower the resolution of the display to conserve power. We couldn’t see this taking effect as our device reported QHD as the resolution all the time.

There’s a voice control feature built in which responds to the phrase ‘Dear Honor’. In case you can’t find your phone, you can loudly ask the device where it is and it will respond by playing a loud tune and triggering the flashlight. You can also try using custom commands, but we found that this did not work most of the time, making the whole feature somewhat pointless.

We ran the Honor 8 Pro through a couple of benchmarks to see how it fares against the competition. The phone returned 124,151 in Antutu, as well as 1,877 and 6,222 in the single- and multi-core tests in Geekbench. It managed to push out 56 frames per second while running the T-Rex test in GFXBench. While the scores are good, devices based on the Snapdragon 835 including the OnePlus 5 performed better.

The phone lasted for 10 hours, 19 minutes in our HD video loop test, and we could get through a full day with medium use.

Honor 8 Pro camera

The highlight of the Honor 8 Pro is its dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. Unlike smartphones that have a telephoto lens on the second camera, these two are used as independent RGB and monochrome sensors. Honor claims that the monochrome sensor can absorb more light which results in better details. To leverage the hardware, Honor has built its own camera app that offers multiple modes to choose from.

While Auto mode is set by default, you can take control using the Pro mode for stills and video. You can also set it to monochrome mode which uses only the monochrome sensor to deliver a black-and-white image. We found that the phone would get warm when using the camera even though it managed to run cool at other times including when gaming.

The photos with this phone turned out really good, and details really were better than average. Colours were accurate and we did not find any chromatic aberration or purple fringing when shooting against the light. Macros were also impressive, and the phone managed a good amount of separation between subjects and backgrounds. In low light, we saw that the camera would sharpen images which improves visibility at the cost of noise and some loss of detail. Selfies were also good, and we noticed that the camera app smoothens them. By default, the camera app adds a watermark advertising the name of the phone. You can disable this, but the option is buried within the Settings menu. We hope this option isn’t turned out by default in the units that ship to the consumers.

The Honor 8 Pro can record video at 4K but the ability to continuous autofocus is lost at this resolution. You can switch to 1080p at 30 or 60fps to enable it. We found noticeable lag in the viewfinder while recording video and panning from side to side, but it does not affect the output.

Verdict

Honor has built the Honor 8 Pro with the best technology it has to offer, which is at par with some of the best in the industry. The Kirin 960 processor is the most powerful silicon that Huawei currently makes, even though it falls behind the Snapdragon 835. The Honor 8 Pro also runs latest version of EMUI. Compared to the OnePlus 5, you get twice the storage and a higher resolution screen at an even lower price.

The camera performance is quite good and so is the implementation of the dual-camera functionality. The monochrome sensor does help and we were impressed with the level of detail in every picture. Overall, we were happy with the photos we took with the Honor 8 Pro.

It does seem as though the Honor 8 Pro is a good all-rounder. It might not be the leader of the pack but it isn’t far behind, and definitely looks like a much better deal than the slightly less expensive Samsung Galaxy C7 Pro (Review) and Moto Z2 Play (Review). For Rs 29,999, it is considerably more affordable than the OnePlus 5, potentially making it just as much of a flagship killer.

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