Independent company Honor announced in itsnative China, a smartphone with a beautiful laconic name Honor Play 5. Nice device. Powerful, with OLED screen, 5G support, NFC, super fast charging, but somehow without a gyroscope.
Honor play 5
A powerful smartphone, but without a gyroscope.What da deja vu? I am looking, I am finding. At the end of autumn last 2020, the Huawei nova 8 SE High smartphone was announced. By a strange coincidence, it is an exact copy of today's Honor Play 5. Only the inscription on the case is different, but the set of colors is slightly different.
nova 8 SE High
Briefly about the characteristics.
The chipset is not flagship, but powerful. MediaTek Dimensity 800U. In AnTuTu the ninth version is gaining under four hundred thousand points.
Very fast charging - 66W. A full charge takes only 35 minutes. From zero to 60% - 15 minutes in general. Battery capacity is typical average, 3800 mAh.
There is a lot of memory, 8 GB of RAM, 128 or 256 GB of permanent. But at the same time, apparently, there is no support for memory cards.
OLED screen diagonal 6.53 ″ with high resolution 1080 × 2400 (403 ppi). With a teardrop notch for the front camera and an in-screen fingerprint scanner. Nothing is said about the refresh rate, so there is clearly a standard 60 Hz.
Front camera 16 MP. Behind the standard quartet 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP (main module, wide-angle, macro, depth sensor). There is no mention of stabilization, no telephoto lens either, macro without autofocus. So the set can be considered quite simple.
Wi-Fi dual-band, modern USB. Everything is good here. What is bad, the smartphone is tailored exclusively to the requirements of the Chinese market, so there is no support for “our” 7 and 20 LTE bands.
The prices are quite humane. ¥ 2099 (₽24,100, $ 326) for the younger version 8 + 128 GB and ¥ 2099 (₽24,100, $ 326) for the 8 + 256 GB.
Key features of Honor Play 5:
Screen OLED, 6.53 ″, 1080 × 2400, 403 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multitouch
IronMediaTek Dimensity 800U
2.4 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 MC3
Memory: RAM 8 GB, ROM 128–256 GB, no memory card
Mobile networks 5G Bands 1,28,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1-5,8,18,19,26,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 4 (1700), 5 (850), 6 (800), 8 (900), 19 (800)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 3800 mAh, fast charge 66.00 W
Dimensions161.6 x 74.8 x 7.46 mm
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus
- 64 MP, f / 1.9
- 8 MP wide-angle f / 2.4
- 2 MP, macro, f / 2.4
- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4
front camera: 16 MP, f / 2.0, no flash, no autofocus
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, Magic UI 4.0
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Zoom, Light, Fingerprint (screen), NFC
USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG