Honor Play in Ultraviolet: A Stand Out Affordable Flagship for This Festive Season

The recently launched Honor Play won a whole lot of accolades for being one of the most well-rounded devices in its price band. A few months later, the phone continues to rank high on our recommendations list and for good reason too. A good-looking screen, top of the line processor, enhancements that make a genuine improvement in day to day usability, what’s not to like? It appears though that Honor isn’t one to rest on its laurels. The launch of the Ultraviolet Honor Play is perfectly timed for the upcoming festive season where we feel it is going to make quite an appearance.

Exquisite Design

Indeed, the Ultraviolet colour has transformed the respectable Honor Play into something every fashionista would be happy to flaunt. Originally available in just Midnight Black and Navy Blue, the new textured colour dabbles in hues of purple and pink. The back is still made of metal of course and is still very robust so you can have peace of mind that your phone will be safe even if you end up dropping it. The new colour, however, gives the phone a certain playfulness and a fun quotient.

Flagship Technology – Kirin 970 and AI

Internally, the Honor Play is a power packed handset that gives you a flagship worthy experience at a fraction of the cost. The phone is powered by the Kirin 970 AI chipset that ships with a dedicated NPU on board. Does that make any difference in actual use? You’d be surprised! The phone is capable of doing real time scene detection and image correction by scanning and adjusting algorithms directly on the NPU. In fact, the dedicated chip is capable of processing hundreds of images within a second. An added advantage of the NPU is that it takes the load off the main CPU and doesn’t require it to speed up when performing complex computational tasks. Better processing and 3750 MaH battery life with fast charge. That’s a win win situation right there!

The AI boosted smartphone recognizes the gaming scenario of team battles, the use of special skills, switching and shooting guns, etc. and intelligently match a vibration feedback like using a game console, giving you a 4D gaming experience with Smart Shock. The phone also brings an amazing 3D sound effect like you are actually in the game.

Industry renowned GPU Turbo

If you’re a mobile gamer, the Honor Play should be on top of your list of smartphones to try out. Using a proprietary technology called GPU Turbo, the Honor Play can deliver up to a 60% boost in gaming performance and 30 per cent of power consumption decrease. The feature is designed to help you get a more consistent frame rate while playing your favourite games like PUBG.

We also really like the screen on the Honor Play. Sure it has a notch but generally speaking, the 6.3-inch screen is very pretty to look at with nicely saturated colours and excellent viewing angles. The phone also goes bright enough to be perfectly visible outdoors. What particularly stood out to us was the 19.5:9 aspect ratio of the display that makes it perfectly usable in the hand despite the larger size. The phone also has a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Notch Display panel with excellent view angles


One of the key highlights of the Honor Play has to be its camera. There’s a 16MP camera at the back of the phone alongside a 2MP depth sensing unit and comes with features such as an LED flash, EIS. At the front too you get a 16MP camera for superior selfies. The camera has been specifically tuned to give you fantastic shots that are ready to be shared right out of the box. The Neural Processing Unit is capable of tuning the images automatically and it brings out details from shadow areas while also retaining details in bright sunlit areas. In low light settings, we observed that the phone is exceptionally capable of keeping noise levels low. Don’t want the camera to do the legwork for you? Just toggle the AI button and you’ll get full control over your shots. The AI-enabled camera identifies 22 different categories and 500 more scenarios in real-time.

Honor Play can also help you with its AI shopping feature. The NPU is automatically able to detect the object and search for a similar item or its alternate options. The brand has also integrated AI features in the Gallery App, which segregates your images according to the time of capture, location, holiday and occasions, among others. The gallery intelligently identifies the characters and scenes in your photos and creates a tag for each group. This makes it easier to search for photos using keywords.

What’s More This Festive Season

Grab the Honor Play with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage at an attractive price of INR 17999 and a variant of Honor Play with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage at an exchange offer of INR 3000. The Honor Play will be available from 24th October mid-night till 28th October mid-night, only on Amazon.

So head on to Amazon.in between 24th – 28th October and don’t miss an opportunity to own the all new Honor Play.

Disclaimer: This content piece was sponsored by Honor