Gaming smartphones seem to be the new underdevelopment in the market. After all, if your device can run resource-intensive games without blasting it can do it all. But while those who like the ASUS ROG Phone really take the idea of a game smartphone to the extreme, others, like Huawei-sub-brand Honor, take a slightly different and more moderate path. The Honor Play will not pretend to carry a miniature game PC, but promises to give you the game console feeling instead. And it comes to almost all markets around the world and you probably will not be shocked where it is not.
The Honor Play may well be the company's flagship, despite having nothing in its name and despite being marketed as a gaming-centric phone. You would definitely not guess just by looking at its fancy, non-gaming design or its specifications, including the latest Kirin 970 processor, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage space and a 6.3-inch 2340 × 1
Its game line comes from two places. First, Huawei's new GPU Turbo, which basically increases graphics performance using both Kirin 970 hardware and some software tweaks. We assume that there is a similar cooling solution to compensate for all the heat. We will know soon enough when we give credit. Play a thorough review, but for now, enjoy our own Chris Burns unboxing experience.
And that's what Honor calls "4D Smart Shock". Think of it like PlayStation DualShock feedback, but for smartphones. In a nutshell, it uses some Aid to AI to make Honor Play vibrate under certain scenarios in the game, like being hit or when enemies are approaching. However, the function depends on the game and the credit does not lose the chance to announce that it has optimized the feature of PUBG Mobile (not Fortnite).
Gaming smartphones are expensive, but it's an Honor phone, this is definitely an exception. The Honor Play costs only 329 EUR, around $ 384, when launched in Western Europe (including), CEE and the Nordic, Middle East, Russia, India and Asia Pacific. If you noticed the absence of North America, especially the United States, you are not alone. Hopefully, the credit will change soon.