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.

Honor 8 Pro Dual  Camera NDTV Honor 8 Pro Review

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.

Honor 8 Pro Review NDTV Honor 8 Pro Review

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.

Honor 8 Pro Fingerprint NDTV Honor 8 Pro Review

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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Honor Play Pad 2 Tablet Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Honor Play Pad 2 Tablet Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor Play Pad 2 comes in two display sizes but same specifications
  • The tablet is available in 8-inch and 9.6-inch IPS display variants
  • It will go on sale first in China next month

Huawei Terminal brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 6A smartphone and the Honor Band A2 fitness tracker. Alongside, it also launched two new tablets – the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch). Both tablets will be available in Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE variants, as well as different memory/ storage models, from June 1 in China.

As for pricing, the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) is priced at CNY 799 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage Wi-Fi only model, CNY 999 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage LTE model, and CNY 1,299 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage LTE model. The Honor Play Pad (9.6-inch) on the other hand is priced at CNY 999, CNY 1,299, and CNY 1,499 for the same models respectively. Both tablets also support voice calling.honor play pad 2 gold honor

Apart from the display sizes, the specifications of the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) tablets are identical. Both tablets sport a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, and both sport IPS displays. They run on quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoCs with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The tablets can have their inbuilt storage expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Both the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) sport 5-megapixel rear cameras and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port. Both tablets sport 4800mAh batteries. As for form factor, the 8-inch tablet measures 211.07×124.65×7.95mm and weighs 350 grams, while the 9.6-inch tablet measures 229.8×159.8×7.95mm and weighs 460 grams.

 

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch)

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch)

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

8.00-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB ,Wi-Fi+ 3G+Voice Calling) –
    Rs. 6,948
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch)

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch)

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

9.60-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB ,Wi-Fi+ 3G+Voice Calling) –
    Rs. 6,948
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) LTE

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

8.00-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB ,Wi-Fi+ 3G+Voice Calling) –
    Rs. 6,948
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) LTE

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

9.60-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB ,Wi-Fi+ 3G+Voice Calling) –
    Rs. 6,948

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For Honor: First Looks at the Shinobi, Centurion, and Epic Gear

Image result for For Honor: First Looks at the Shinobi, Centurion, and Epic GearAs Ubisoft ramps up for Season Two of the Faction War, the For Honor team has revealed what the Shinobi and Centurion gear sets may look like, as well as some of the Epic gear. Furthermore, the developers have changed the gear stat reporting system from bars to numbers. Season Two begins on May 16 coinciding with the release of the two new maps, Epic gear, and DLC classes.

Centurion

Here are the alternate outfits and gear sets for the Centurion:

For honor centurion alternate outfits

From left to right, each image shows the natural progression of armor sets you might obtain as you level. Because there are only four images, each new set of gear can be seen as an example of each successive tier.

for honor centurion weapon design

For Honor’s weapons are known to get increasingly ornate as you reach new Reputation levels, and each class had named items they could scavenge beginning at Rep level three. The weapons at the far end for both the Centurion and Shinobi are likely to be the rarest weapon designs, though the stats may vary.

Shinobi

Here are some shots of the gear sets for the Shinobi:

for honor shinobi alternate outfits

For Honor’s Shinobi employs mostly dark colors, at least in these art shots, and with each successive gear set, the class becomes increasingly detailed and menacing. That said, there are almost no cosmetic changes to the sandals other than different colored straps.

for honor shinobi weapon design

When building your weapon in For Honor, there are normally three pieces: the blade, hilt, and crossguard. As for the Shinobi’s kusarigama, the blade and shaft pieces are apparent while more subtly, the third piece will either be where the chain connects or the chain itself.

Epic Gear

for honor epic gear lawbringer season two

As part of the new content, For Honor is receiving a full new rarity of gear. The weapons of the epic gear look increasingly ornate, usually with gold trim. The new armor sets, at least for this Lawbringer, pull away from the mostly ceremonial armor they may obtain at Rep level three. Granted, you can always keep your current armor for later transmogs to copy the design.

Stat Reporting System Change

for honor centurion epic weapon

The image above gives a preview of many Epic crossguards the Centurion will have access to. More importantly, the developers have changed the stat reporting system from bars to actual numbers. Now you’ll be able to get exact data on the attributes you change for your character, instead of basing your playstyle on obscure bar-charts.

For Honor’s Season Two of the Faction War releases on May 16 alongside the two new maps, Epic gear, as well as the Shinobi and Centurion.

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