Honor has renewed its range of mobile phones for games with two versions, the Honor Play 4T and Honor Play 4T Pro. Specialized in performance, but not at the expense of other aspects such as photography, the two new smartphones hit the market with three different versions and a design that is already common in the brand. They are also cheap.
The mobile phone market is so saturated that manufacturers no longer know how to stand out. So they have decided to specialize in the mid-range to reach a larger audience: those who seek benefits and do not have a baggy pocket. That was the origin of the Honor Play range, a phone that achieved remarkable success. And today, several generations later, we have their successors: the Honor Play 4T and Honor Play 4T Pro.
Technical data of the Honor Play 4T and Honor Play 4T Pro
|Honor Play 4T||Honor Play 4T Pro|
HD + at 1,520 x 720
Ratio 19: 9
FullHD + at 2,400 x 1,080
Ratio 20: 9
|Processor||Kirin 710A||Kirin 810|
|Versions||6GB / 128GB|
MicroSD up to 512GB
|6GB / 128GB|
8GB / 128GB
MicroSD up to 256GB
|Frontal camera||8 megapixels||16 megapixels|
|Rear cameras||48 megapixel|
2 megapixel bokeh
8 megapixels super wide angle
2 megapixels bokeh
|Operating system||Android 10|
Magic UI 3.0
Magic UI 3.0
22.5W fast charge
USB Type C
USB Type C
|Others||Rear fingerprint reader||On-screen fingerprint reader|
|Dimensions and weight||159.81 x 76.13 x 8.13 mm|
|157.4 x 73.2 x 7.75 mm|
They are not the most powerful, but they defend themselves
Honor has maintained the orientation of the range by offering multiple features at a more or less content price. And, as usual, lately, it has divided the iteration into a ‘regular’ model and a ‘Pro’ mobile. The justification is adequate since the Honor Play 4T Pro offers a much more solvent processor than its brother, the Honor Play 4T, to dry: Huawei Kirin 810 compared to the Kirin 710A. This difference in muscle will bring a noticeably higher game quality, also better performance: the Pro offers a version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, enough for anyone.
The differences between models are notorious, not only in the chosen processor: while the Honor Play 4T bets on a 6.39-inch IPS LCD panel, the Honor Play 4T Pro mounts a 6.3-inch OLED panel. The resolution of the ‘big brother is higher: FHD + vs. HD +. In addition, the OLED screen allows the Honor Play 4T Pro to have a fingerprint reader under the panel (the Honor Play 4T installs a rear capacitive sensor).
Both models feature a perforated screen for the front camera: 8 megapixels on the Honor Play 4T and 16 megapixels on the Honor Play 4T Pro. From behind, we see a dual camera in the smaller model (48 megapixels as the primary sensor and 2 megapixels as a secondary sensor dedicated to depth) and a triple camera in the Honor Play 4T Pro (the two sensors of its brother are joined by a super wide-angle camera 8 megapixels). Photographic performance shouldn’t be wrong on paper. And it doesn’t dispense with versatility thanks to the inclusion of Huawei’s usual capture software.
Both phones have their custom Magic UI 3.0 layer, heir to the original Honor Magic. And in both phones, the layer is on Android 10. By the way, neither has Google applications and services, although they do share a 4,000 mAh battery with a fast charge. 10 W on the Honor Play 4T and 22.5 W on the Honor Play 4T Pro. Both with USB C.
Price and availability of the Honor Play 4T and Honor Play 4T Pro
Honor has presented its two new mobiles in China, and it is most likely that they will stay there. They can be purchased from today in that country at the following prices:
- Honor Play 4T 6/128 GB : 1,199 yuan or 156 euros at the exchange.
- Honor Play 4T Pro 6/128 GB : 1,499 yuan or 196 euros at the exchange.
- Honor Play 4T Pro 8/128 GB : 1,699 yuan or 222 euros at the exchange.