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.
|Work 2.0||Honor Play||Honor 10||ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1||Samsung Galaxy S9|
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%.
|Work 2.0||ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1||Honor Play||Samsung Galaxy S9||Honor 10|
|Battery Life||14 hours 12 mins||9 hours 56 mins||9 hours 6 mins||8 hours 56 mins|
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.[adrotate group=”1″]
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.
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.