Honor Play In-Depth Review – Mobile Gaming FTW!

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Work Performance, Battery Life + Recharging Speed

Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the Honor Play’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

Honor Play PCMark results

Work 2.0Honor PlayHonor 10ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1Samsung Galaxy S9
Performance Score
Web Browsing7695729558155357
Video Editing5499515948985265
Photo Editing1332612910100417560
Data Manipulation5764552452405616
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The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is a flagship SoC and it shows. Powered by the Kirin 970, both Honor Play and Honor 10 (Price Check) devices beat the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 as well as the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Price Check)!


Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the Honor Play’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

Honor Play battery life

Work 2.0 ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1Honor PlaySamsung Galaxy S9Honor 10
Battery Life14 hours 12 mins9 hours 56 mins9 hours 6 mins8 hours 56 mins
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Despite its large 6.3-inch display, the Honor Play (US Price Check | MY Price Check) managed to deliver a battery life of just under 10 hours!

Thanks to its larger 3,750 mAh battery, it will last about one hour longer than the Samsung Galaxy S9 (Price Check) or Honor 10 (Price Check) smartphones. Only the ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 (Price Check), with its phenomenal 5,000 mAh battery, lasted longer.

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Battery Recharging Performance

The Honor Play supports 18W fast charging, and comes with an 18W quick charger. Take a look at how fast it recharged its 3,750 mAh battery.

Honor Play battery recharging speed

It took the Honor Play (US Price Check | MY Price Check) just 92 minutes (1 hours 32 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. This gives it a battery life : recharging ratio of just under 6:5.

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