- Huge battery
- Value for money
- Good screen
- Outdated chipset
- No fingerprint scanner
- No OTG support
The Huawei Honor 2 Plus is a budget smartphone with really good specs for it’s price tag, might have been among the best in class in value for money department, if not for a certain Redmi 2 Prime. The phone has pretty standard specs in the price range and can actually be called value for money for what it offers overall.
Design and Build:
The Holly 2 Plus has a pretty good build quality. The phone has a shiny chrome plastic around its edges, which may appeal to some. The overall look and feel of the phone is actually quite premium for the price tag. The back cover is textured so it actually gives the phone a good grip in hands which is actually pretty nice and makes the phone good to hold in hands. Overall the phone isn’t good to look at but the phone feels good in hands and has a pretty good build quality as well.
The phone has a 13 MP front camera and a 5 MP rear camera which on paper is really good for a phone that costs so less. The phone performs pretty well in well lit conditions, the pictures come out good, but low light photos without flash are something you probably want to avoid. The normal pictures have good detailing and have pretty natural colors which is great. The selfie snapper is fixed focus, so it’s good only for quick selfies that too in well lit conditions. Overall the phone’s camera is pretty good for the price tag.
The phone has a 5 inch 720p IPS LCD display. The IPS LCD screen has great brightness as well as good viewing angles, and sunlight legibility is pretty good too. The color reproduction is pretty natural and nice to look at. So using this phone , you’ll never face a problem as far as display is concerned.
The phone has a Mediatek 6735 chipset along with the Mali T720MP2 GPU. The CPU is quad core and clocked at 1.3 GHz so it’s pretty good for a low end device. The phone performs well in day to day usage and won’t be giving you much of a headache. The phone also has 2 gigs of RAM which is great for a phone in this budget and helps the phone function smoothly in most cases. The phone is provided with 16 GB internal storage as well as the option of expansion with SD card which supports upto 128 GB. Even on the gaming front the phone performs really well, though slight lags were faced on high end games, but it’s a low end phone and it does really well with games meant for it.
The phone runs on Huawei’s EMUI UI on top of Android 5.1.1 and you probably won’t be getting an update to Android 6.0. The internal storage is 16 gb, but user available storage is about 10 gigs only, rest is filled with pre-loaded apps. The UI though isn’t too heavy on the RAM which is really good, and helps the phone run smoothly.
The highlight of the phone is the battery, and coming with a massive 4000 mAh battery in a budget smartphone is highly appealing. The battery is non-removable though, but with such high capacity and running on such hardware you’ll never even have to think of removing the battery to put in a spare. The phone easily lasts over a day with regular use which pretty much satisfies everyone’s needs. The huge battery can last you 2 days if you’re a light user. The phone also has a power bank option, which is pretty much to charge other devices connected through the micro USB port.
The Honor 2 Plus is a pretty decent phone for the price tag, it’s good value for money as well. The camera is pretty good in daylight like most other smartphones now and disappoints in low light. The huge battery is the best part of this phone, the 4k mAh battery will easily last you over a day of usage.