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Huawei Honor Play 3

Huawei Honor Play 3
$201
Brand: Huawei
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.39-inch (720 x 1520 pixels) HD+ display
  • Camera 48 + 8 + 2 MP Back / 16 MP front
  • Storage 64/128 GB
  • RAM 4/6 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.2 GHz, HiSilicon Kirin 710F
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI V9.1

Our Rating

The review rating is based on accessment of the device by experts, and opinions of trusted YouTube reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Overview

Huawei Honor Play 3 is a feature packed mid-range smartphone from Huawei. The device comes with a large 6.39-inch screen with 720 x 1520 pixels resolution. The display account for about 84% of front, thanks to the use of a punch hole front-facing camera, which hides the front camera sensors in a circular ring on the screen.

Specification wise, the Honor Play 3 is powered by an Octa-core home-made HiSilicon Kirin 710F CPU clocked at 2.2GHz, along with Mali-G51 GPU, 4/6GB RAM and either 64/128 GB internal storage, expandable up to 1TB via SD card. On the camera department, you are getting a triple-placed rear camera sensors, comprising of a 48 MP main sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide angle lense and a third 2 MP depth sensor, featuring PDAF, f/1.8 aperture and a single LED flash. Selfie duties are however, left to the aforementioned 16-megapixel pop up camera.

The device is available in Magic Night Black, Aurora Blue, Charm Red, and run on Android 9.0 (Pie) based on Huawei EMUI V9.1. The Honor Play 3 is available either with a single or dual SIM options, with 4G VoLTE network support on all SIMs. What’s more? You also get Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 interface, and a 4000mAh battery out of the box. Other key specifications and silent features of the Huawei Honor Play 3 are detailed in the table below.

Full Specifications

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 400/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 158.9 x 76.1 x 8.1 mm (6.26 x 3.00 x 0.32 in)
Weight 176 g (6.21 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic back
SIM Type Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~82.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.1
Chipset Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G51 MP4

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 4/6 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 1TB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 48 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Phase detection
6-element lens
8 MP ultra-wide sensor (second camera)
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor (third sensor)
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) Motorized pop-up 16 MP, f/2.0
Camera Features HDR+, scene recognition, AI FaceID
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio FM radio

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 29 hours
Stand-by Up to 500 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

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