Honor Play

Honor Play

Honor Play

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Honor Play (SIM Free UK)

More people are enjoying playing games on their smartphones.

The Honor Play has been designed to excel in providing the best graphics, with super- fast gameplay. With a unique 4D gaming experience, using Smart Shock to emphasis key game dynamics. So, gamers can have a new type of mobile experience.

It features a Kirin 970 AI Chipset, which benefits from the inclusion of GPU Turbo, from Honor. This software and hardware combination can dramatically improve the frame rates and graphics, which the smartphone can offer.

Reasons to buy the Honor Play

  • Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Huawei EMUI 8.2.0
  • 6.3-inch (1080 x 2340 pixels) IPS touchscreen display
  • 2.36 GHz octa-core Huawei Kirin 970 processor
  • 16MP + 2MP dual main cameras - capture depth of field, with dedicated black & white sensor
  • 16 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 for incredibly good low-light performance
  • USB Type C - Charge faster and with more ease
  • Face Unlock – AI lets the face unlock in various conditions
  • Fingerprint scanner - Protect your valuable data from unwanted access
  • NFC compatible (UK/EU model)

Box Contents

  • Honor Play Smartphone (SIM Free / UK)
  • Honor Charger (UK 3pin)
  • USB Type-C cable
  • SIM tray pin
  • Documentation


The Honor Play has been designed with gamers in mind, but it also offers all the features you need for it to be your daily device. Including a high-quality dual lens main camera, which uses the AI NPU processing for quick and easy photos. Along with face unlock and finger scan security.


Honor has taken great care with the design of the Play. With it having smooth and seamless lines and benefiting from an 89% screen-to-body ratio. This maximises the display of the phone, without increasing the overall size, improving the look and feel.


The Honor Play has been designed for gamers in mind. With the result, it can increase your significantly improve in-game frame rates, for a better gaming experience. But, this improvement is not only limited to games, as it also accelerates every interaction with your smartphone.

This is possible with the Kirin 970 AI Chipset and the benefit of GPU Turbo. The latter being software, which has been specially designed to maximise the benefits of the Kirin chipset.

The combination is staggering with an up to a 60% increase in performance improvement, and a 30 % decrease in power requirements.

Display & Sound

A 6.3-inch Honor FullView display allows you to view the stunning visuals this smartphone can offer in amazing clarity. With bright vivid colours and a high-resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, you can see every bit of the action in games.

Not content with taking the visuals to a new level, Honor has given this smartphone 3D gaming sound effects to your games. Improving the immersion of your gaming experience.

In certain games, you can have a 4D gaming experience. As the Honor Play can provide vibration feedback at significant moments in the game. Enhancing the how you play your games and interact with them.


With the 16MP + 2MP dual-lens rear camera you can obtain stunning results. This is due to the depth and clarity the lens offers to your images.

The independent AI NPU can identify up to 22 different categories and 500 more scenarios in real-time. It even recognizes the different parts of what you are shooting at the same time. Adjusting the processing of images to your content instantly.

You can also create artistic self-portraits using the 16MP front camera. With beautification and accurate bokeh effects been added, along with lighting effects. These employ AL algorithms to give you studio-level portraits.

Stock Origin & Compatibility

All our phones are SIM Free & Factory Unlocked, compatible with UK, EU & most global SIM cards, with support for global GSM & 3G networks. For 4G/LTE & 5G support outside of Europe, please check the specifications.

Clove Technology primarily obtains stock from a manufacturer's official UK supply chains. These products will be displayed as a 'UK Model'.

Occasionally Clove source products from the European mainland. These will be marked as an 'EU Model', supplied factory sealed with a 2pin EU mains charger or 'EU Convert', opened to swap to a UK charger and resealed.

EU sourced phones will have a full warranty and are compatible with all UK networks. We do not source any products from Hong Kong or other Asian markets.

Operating System
Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Custom Skin
EMUI 8.2
HiSilicon Kirin 970 (10 nm)
Octa Core (4x 2.4 GHz & 4x 1.8 GHz)
Mali-G72 MP12
Expansion Slot
Micro SD
Capacity (Up to)
256 GB
Internal Storage
64 GB
4 GB
1080 x 2340 (~409 ppi)
19.5:9 ratio
Rear Camera
Dual 16 + 2 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
16MP: f/2.2, PDAF | 2MP: f/2.4, depth sensor
Flash & Focus
LED Flash
HDR, panorama
Front Camera
16 MP
Lens & Sensor Tech
f/2.0, 1.0um
Flash & Focus
3,750 mAh
Non-removable Li-Po
2G/GSM Bands
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G/HSPA Bands
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G/LTE Bands
1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
5G Bands
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)
4.2 with A2DP, aptX HD, LE
FM Radio
Power Port
USB Type-C
Data Port
USB Type-C
Audio Port
3.5mm audio jack
Video Out
Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home
Physical Keyboard
Power, Volume
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Controls
Location Technologies
Built-In Maps
Google Maps
Digital Compass
Light Sensor
157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm (6.22 x 2.93 x 0.30 in)
176 g (6.21 oz)
Google Play, Google Apps, EMUI Apps & Themes
GPU Turbo - 4D gaming experience with smart shock & 3D surround audio