Honor Play 4 series is now officially unveiled with updated specifications. The main highlight of the fourth generation Honor Play series is 5G as well as high performance on a budget. There are two smartphones unveiled today including Honor Play 4 and Honor Play 4 Pro. The Honor Play 4 is a mid-range oriented smartphone while the Play 4 Pro is more of a high-end mid-range smartphone.
Honor Play 4 Specifications:
Honor Play 4 boasts a 6.71-inch FHD display. There is a quad-camera setup on the Honor Play 4 featuring a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens, 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The camera supports features like AIS handheld and super night scene 2.0 While on the front side, a punch hole notch gives housing to a 16MP selfie camera.
The biggest highlight of Honor Play phones is the chipset and Honor Play 4 is no exception. The Play 4 features the latest MediaTek Dimensity 800 chipset, which is based on a 7nm process. Being a 5G supported chipset, a VC liquid-cooling system has been used. The 12-layer heat dissipation structure will solve the heat-up problem and quickly dissipate the heat. It also comes with the AI temperature control technology to keep the device temperature in control. A 4,300mAh battery is present on the Honor Play 4 supporting fast-charging up to 22.5W.
Honor Play 4 Pro Specifications
The Pro version is the star of the show as it comes with amazing specifications as well is a powerhouse. Talking about the display, The Play 4 Pro features a 6.57-inch IPS LCD display with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2,400 pixels. The Honor Play 4 Pro features a dual-camera setup led by a 40MP Sony IMX600 RYYB sensor. The primary sensor is supported by an 8-megapixels telephoto lens that captures every small detail. It can capture on 3 times lossless optical zoom and up to 30 times digital zoom. OIS and fast laser focusing are some of the camera features.
Whereas on the front side, a pill-shaped notch carries a dual 32-megapixels and 8-megapixels camera setup. On the performance side, there is no compromise done. Huawei’s flagship chipset which is Kirin 990 is powering the Honor Play 4 Pro. The Kirin 990 supports dual-mode 5G and offers up to 2Gbps+ download speeds as well. The Honor Play 4 Pro has a 4,200 mAh that can be charged quickly thanks to 40W fast charging support.
New Feature: Honor Play 4 Pro Can Measure Your Temperature!
As you know, one of the symptoms of the Corona Virus is high fever and hence thermometers have become a compulsory tool. Honor Play 4 Pro features a built-in thermometer. The device can be used to take the temperature of objects, people and animals without touching.
This feature is possible because of the Infrared camera which can be seen on the rear side of the device along with camera sensors. The sensor can measure temperatures ranging from -20 degrees Celsius to 100 degrees Celsius. I really liked this feature, and I appreciate Honor to implement such features. Other companies should also implement features like this since we have to survive the apocalypse!
Honor Play 4 & Play 4 Pro Price
Now comes the major part, the price. The Honor Play 4 comes in two variants – 6GB + 128GB and 8GB +128GB. Priced at 1799 yuan ($253) and 1999 yuan ($281) respectively. The phone comes in Iceland Phantom, Phantom Blue, and Phantom Night Black colors.
Whereas talking about the Pro version, it comes in 8GB + 128GB variant priced at 2899 yuan ($408). While the one wit infrared temperature version is priced at 2999 yuan ($422). The device comes in 3 colors as-well including Mecha Blue, Icelandic Illusion, and Fantasy Night Black.
My Initial Thoughts
The new Honor phones are performance-centric, yes I agree to you the Pro version comes with a dual-camera setup whereas the $200 smartphone in your pocket has 4 cameras. But also remember quality over quantity! And we do not need those macro sensors, but a flagship-level chipset at $400 price tag, also check out some of the pictures that were taken from the Pro version, they are lovely!
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