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Honor Play 3

From $130 From 10 174 ₽ From 3 692 ₴
Status: Available.
Announced: September 2019.OS: Android 9 Pie. VDRD caring review: It is better not to buy!
  • Screen 6.39" IPS LCD
  • Rear сamera 48 MP Wide 3 modules
  • Selfie camera 8 MP
  • CPU 8 cores HiSilicon Kirin 710F
  • Memory 4/6 GB RAM
  • Storage 64/128 GB ROM
  • Memory cards microSDXC
  • Battery 4 000 mAh
  • Thickness 8.1 mm
  • Sim Cards 2 items dual sim
All characteristics

Short description Honor Play 3

This is a smartphone on Android 9 Pie with a very fast and productive processor, with a huge touchscreen size, with a very cool camera that has 3 modules (48 MP Wide, 8 MP UltraWide, 2 MP Depth sensor), and the front camera here turned out to be absolutely ordinary. And Honor Play 3 has such features: a slot for two SIM cards, cut-out notch above the screen (so that a selfie camera, speakers and additional sensors are placed there).

Disclaimer. The table shows the main technical characteristics of the device. For a full list of features and capabilities of this model, see the manufacturer’s website. We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct.

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Android version and market relevance

Honor Play 3 is a novelty of 2019, which was officially announced in September the world′s electronics manufacturer — the company Honor. In addition, this smartphone supports the work of two SIM cards, here you are, and please, the first reason for buying this model (or any other dual-smartphone from the catalog).

In 2019 this new model works out of the box running the Android operating system 9 Pie. But in the market of android-smartphones an important factor when buying a new device is the possibility of updating it to a fresh version of the OS. So Honor Play 3 has not received any software updates, which is very sad, so we advise you to look at other DROID-smartphones in our catalog.

And also it is worth mentioning that the manufacturer did not implement support for 5G networks in Honor Play 3. Therefore, if this is an actual requirement for a smartphone for you today, we advise you to choose any 5G smartphone from this list of models.

Screen, body and battery

In the case Honor Play 3 thickness 8.1 mm is placed battery for 4 000 mAh and a very large IPS LCD touchscreen with a diagonal 6.39″. As you can see in the official photos, the body has a neat little cutout in the screen that houses the selfie camera. Thus, the manufacturer decided to increase the screen area without increasing the physical size of the smartphone body. The screen is very close to the edges of the case, which also improves the ergonomics of using the phone with one hand. This model could become a flip smartphone and get into our catalog on a separate page, where all phones with flexible screens are collected. Unfortunately, this did not happen. And therefore, if you are interested in smartphones with such top-end characteristics, we advise you to look at them in our catalog and get a deeper understanding in which direction the entire mobile electronics industry is moving. Perhaps, in a couple of years, every second person on the planet will have such flip smartphones.

Main camera and selfie camera

The most important characteristics of Honor Play 3 cameras: main camera received 48 MP Wide + 8 MP UltraWide + 2 MP Depth sensor, front camera got 8 MP with a regular lens. See examples of photos and videos from this smartphone to visually assess their quality. And the most interesting thing is that the main camera on the back of the body has several lenses (triple camera smartphones). That can do 2x zoom without losing quality. And with the help of at least two lenses, you can shoot portraits with the bokeh effect, this is when the background is blurred and the photo appears like depth. In this model, the selfie camera is on the front and you can see it. In 2019, smartphones were announced with a front camera, which is located inside the body and is not visible. When you need to take a photo, the front camera slides up from the body. You take your selfie, the photo is saved and then the camera goes down into the body. All smartphones with pop-up front camera from different producers at different prices are collected in the catalog. If you are interested in such models, we advise you to first watch video reviews about them, and then make a choice and buy.

Processor and Internal Memory

Brilliant multi-core processor HiSilicon Kirin 710F installed in Honor Play 3. 4/6 GB of RAM will help make the interface work smoother. There is also built-in memory in the smartphone, which stores photos, videos, music and all your other data. The amount of this built-in memory is 64/128 GB. Memory cards you can also use, in this model are supported microSDXC-cards.

Price for Honor Play 3: buy or not to buy?

If you are looking for a camera phone, then Honor Play 3 is just what you need. If you need a smartphone with a huge touch screen, then this is just the real phablet! You can buy! If you are looking for selfie smartphone (smartphone with a very cool front camera for shooting selfie), then this is not the model you need to buy.

Let′s step back from the lyrics and talk about money. Selling Honor Play 3 will begin in September 2019 at a price of $130. There are analogues of this model from its price segment “Affordable smartphones from $100 to $200”, you can choose any smartphone for the same money.

We recommend buying a new smartphone only from trusted sellers. And preferably before buying the phone hold in your hand, to feel the dimensions of his hand and look at all of its external signs (build quality and materials). Then turn it on and check the touch screen (there should be no “broken” pixels, color gradient), open several built-in applications to assess the speed and smoothness of the interface. Be sure to launch the “Camera” application and take a few photos and videos, then view them (there should be no artifacts or traces of dust on the lens or glass).

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