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In a nutshell

  • 6.3-inch Full HD display
  • 16MP camera + 16MP selfie camera
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Available in blue

What Carphone Warehouse says

What Carphone Say

“The HONOR Play is made for fun and games. Its big screen is great for watching, playing and scrolling, while 16MP cameras on the front and back take your photos to the next level.”

What Users Say

  • Operating System

    Android (8.2)

  • Battery

    Up to 20 hours talktime

  • Camera

    16 Megapixels

  • Storage

    Available in 64GB

  • Display

    6.3 inches

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Big screen, great gaming

With a massive 6.3-inch display, the HONOR Play is a gamer’s best friend. Whether you’re deep in a dungeon quest on the train home or kicking back with the latest addictive puzzler, you’ll get a picture-perfect display that’s boosted by its GPU Turbo processor. More than just a pretty face, its Huawei Histen Sound Effect system gives you 3D audio so you know the sound matches up to the impressive screen.


Good vibrations

Get buzzing with the HONOR Play’s built-in vibration motor. It’ll add a bit of oomph to your gaming with vibrations while you play, making that goal you score on FIFA even more exciting when the ball thuds into the net.



Super snapshots from the front and the back

Take a picture on the HONOR Play and you might just get mistaken for a professional photographer. It’s got amazing 16MP cameras on the front and the back, so everything you snap’s going to come out really detailed. It’s also got loads of shooting features like Night Shot, Monochrome and Panorama.  So pull your best pose, share your freshly taken selfie and watch the likes roll in.

And did we mention it records video in 4K Ultra HD? Bring out your inner director and make a mini-movie or just switch on Slow-Mo and take a hilarious clip of your friend falling over.



A battery that’s large and in charge

Don’t worry about running out of power halfway through the day, the HONOR Play’s battery has a talktime of 20 hours and a standby time of up to 396 hours! Fast charging means when you do need a burst of battery, you won’t have to wait ages by the charger.


Storage for days

The HONOR Play comes with 64GB of storage, which is more than enough for lots of apps, games, photos and music. One of those people who always wants more? Pop in a microSD card and you can super-size up to 256 GB!




  • Dimensions

    • 157.91 x 74.27 x 7.48 mm

    • 176 grams

  • Body

    • Nano

  • Calls & Messages

    • Quad band

  • Operating System

    • Android

    • Android (8.2)

  • Apps

    • Play Store

  • Battery

    • USB Type-C

    • 396 hours

    • 3750 mAh

    • 20 hours

  • Special Features

    • Google Assistant

  • Connectivity

    • Huawei Share, USB OTG, USB tethering

  • Camera

    • Front camera: 16 mega-pixel , F/2.0 aperture; Rear camera: 16 mega-pixel + 2 mega-pixel, F/2.2 aperture; Shooting mode: Wide virtual aperture photo, Moving picture, professional camera, video, professional video, 3D panorama, Monochrome, HDR, Night shot, Panorama, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-mo, Filter, Watermark, Document scan, portrait mode, Wide aperture video, Timer, Audio control, capture smiles, Ultra snapshot. Focus mode: Front camera: Fixed focal length (FF) Rear camera: Automa...

    • UHD 4K

    • 16 megapixels

    • 1080P

    • 16 megapixels

  • Storage

    • MicroSD

    • 256 GB

  • Music and entertainment

  • Processor

    • Octa

    • Kirin 970, octa-core

    • 2.36 GHz

    • 2.36 GHz

    • 4 GB

  • Display

    • Full HD

    • 409 ppi

    • 2340 x 1080 pixels

    • LTPS

    • 6.3 inches


HONOR Play is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! I bought this just over a month ago as a birthday gift and decided that this phone was the budget gaming killer that I wanted. The colours are vibrant and the screen with the notch looks astonishing. Though I would prefer better battery life.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good budget buddy I bought this phone for my mom 5 months ago. It is a good phone with many necessary features and good overall performance. I use a OnePlus 6T and the features of honor play are almost the same for half the price of my phone. I don't like only one thing and that is Huawei Swiftkey and ID and mail "forces" you to use them instead of Google apps, those notifications are annoying. (But mums cool with it)
Date published: 2019-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone Had This 3 months and by far the best phone I've had. Came from an s8+.
Date published: 2019-06-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor build quality. I bought this in December and it was great but today I dropped it from about 3 feet high and the screen completely cracked. Apart from that, this phone is great
Date published: 2019-04-22
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