Honor started the Play line a couple of years ago with the Honor Play , thinking of satisfying the needs of the most playful users on a budget that is too tight for the high-end. Years later he has continued with her and the latest members of this family are the new Honor Play 4 5G and Play 4 Pro 5G , although what most catches our attention in the second is nothing related to games.
These are two terminals that differ in several sections, especially in the processor and cameras. They retain the striking and rather youthful design that characterizes the brand, seeking to differentiate themselves by 5G and that built-in thermometer that leaks already anticipated.
Honor Play 4 Pro
As quite a few mid-range today, we see IPS panels for these two new Honor. In this case it is a 6.57-inch IPS screen with FullHD + resolution , being a smaller diagonal than the other Play 4.
The design is similar in both devices, with rear and flat screen and with reflections in the different tones that we see (black, blue and pale pink). The module in this case maintains the form of a domino, but as we will see it integrates only two cameras.
For the Pro, the Kirin 990 processor is chosen , which takes the 5G support in hand. We will see that this is one of the differences with the standard edition, in addition to that for the Pro we see the unique configuration of memories of 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
It has NFC and above all, the infrared sensor stands out for temperature readings between -20 and 100 degrees Celsius. A body temperature sensor that, according to what they have shown, allows this value to be taken by bringing it closer to the person (or the animal), which comes at a more than favorable moment.
Being somewhat more content than the Play 4, the Play 4 Pro integrates a 4,200 mAh battery , but with fast charge up to 40W. And speaking of cameras, we will see that there are the same number both on the back and on the front:
- Main rear camera: with 1 / 1.7-inch Sony IMX600 40-megapixel RYYB sensor.
- Rear secondary camera: 8 megapixels with 3x telephoto lens, up to 30x digital.
- Main front camera: with 32 megapixel sensor.
- Secondary front camera: with 8 megapixel sensor and ultra wide angle lens
Maintains artificial intelligence stabilization (AIS) for video, being able to record up to 4K at 60 fps.
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Honor 4 Play
Brightness, reflections and striking colors in these new Honor, following as we said the aesthetic lines of the brand. The Honor Play 4 is somewhat reminiscent of its predecessors the Honor Play 4T and 4T Pro , but we will see some differences especially in the rear camera module and how the front is inserted.
In this case, a 6.81-inch IPS panel with FullHD + resolution is integrated , but we do not see a notch but a hole for the front camera on the left. The fingerprint reader is located on the edge, being a physical button and not being on the screen.
In the interior, in this case, the Dimensity 800 is chosen , one of the MediaTek processors for this year that, like the Qualcomm analog, serves to democratize 5G in the mid-range. There are two RAM options, with 6 or 8 GB , and 128 GB storage.
The battery is 4,300 mAh , supporting fast charging by 22.5W cable like the Honor Play 4T Pro. And what they wanted to highlight is the steam chamber for heat dissipation, in addition to that it comes with Magic UI 3.1 on Android 10 (without Google services).
Speaking of cameras, it is striking that the more basic of the two has more rear cameras than the Pro. Thus, the Honor Play 4 5G has:
- Main camera with 64 megapixel sensor with f / 1.89 lens.
- Ultra wide angle with 8 megapixel sensor and f / 2.2 lens.
- Macro lens with 2 megapixel sensor and f / 2.4 aperture.
- Sensor for depth readings.
As for the video, they have shown promising electronic stabilization and will be able to take 4K shots. The front camera , meanwhile, integrates a 16-megapixel sensor.
Price and availability of the Honor Play 4 and Play 4 Pro
At the moment it is a presentation for the Chinese market and we know the prices and availability for it.
- Honor Play 4 (6 GB + 128 GB): 1,799 yuan, about 225.66 euros to change.
- Honor Play 4 (8 GB + 128 GB): 1,999 yuan, about 250.74 euros to change.
- Honor Play 4 Pro (8 GB + 128 GB): from 2,899 yuan, about 363.63 euros to change.