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Honor Holly – Review – 4 Part Review

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To help you, I have created this single post that links to all of the review posts written on the Honor Holly.

Part 1 – Review

Part 2 – Review

Part 3 – Camera samples

Part 4 – Conclusion

And all the camera shots are in their own Flickr album click here.

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Honor Holly – Review – Conclusion

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Welcome back to part 4 of my review on the Honor Holly. Today I will cover off my final thoughts on this lovely budget phone.

Huawei have produced a decent budget phone with the Honor Holly that is dual sim, 16gb storage with micro sd expansion and a camera that took much better photos than I expected. The included software provides enough to get most people off the ground with an all round capable budged priced smartphone.

Its additional versatility with the dual sim really makes it stand out from the crowd. I can see this being a popular addition to the Honor range. And at the moment it is on for pre order at Amazon UK for only £74.99!!

Honor Holly – Review – Part 2

Welcome back to the Honor Holly review part 2. Today I am going to cover the audio and camera.

The Honor Holly camera app has a number of options available including ISO controls all the way up to ISO 1,600. The burst mode captures up to 40 shots or you can amend the setting to allow up to 99 shots in a burst. The burst mode works fairly well. The separate post today covers off some of the camera shots taken on this phone.

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It also features a number of other options from HDR, Face detection and timer can be set for 2 or 10 seconds.

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Scene mode has options for night, sunset, party, portrait, panorama, night portrait, theatre, beach, snow, steady photo, fireworks, sports, candle light or auto. There is a number of colour filters available from whiteboard, blackboard, aqua, negative, sepia and mono.

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The main interface on the left side includes modes for panorama, face beauty, live photo mode (combines a photo and video) and the standard camera shooting mode. On the top right you can toggle HDR and the flash and switch between front and rear camera.

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All in all a competent set of options and in my testing a good camera too that punches above it weight at its price point.

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The Honor Holly has its own music player app, similar to Honor 6 which I reviewed recently.It also includes a number of options in the graphic equaliser department as shown below.

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The loudspeaker sounded a bit tinny and the sound via the headphone socket was satisfactory. However, with the help of all the EQ options you could tweak it to your liking. I tried connecting via USB Audio but the Honor Holly does not support this.

Tomorrow I will provide my final thoughts on the Honor Holly.

Honor Holly – Review – Part 1

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Welcome to my review of the Honor Holly.

The Honor Holly is budget priced phone but as you will see, it comes with some midrange features. So lets have a look at the hardware. The back of the phone is white, and lifting the battery cover off reveals it is a dual sim phone with a micro SD slot too for cards up to 32gb. The battery is removable and therefore also user replaceable too.

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The official specifications of the Honor Holly are –

– 5 inch IPS 720p screen
– Quad Core CPU MT6582 1.3GHz
– 16gb Storage
– 1gb ram
– Android 4.4.2 with Emotion UI
– 8MP rear & 2MP front cameras, both BSI and with F/2.0, panoramic mode, beauty mode, HDR mode, continuous shot, scene mode and video stabilizer
– Battery 2,000maH
– Dimensions – 142.2 x 72.3 x 9.4
– Removable battery
– Dual sim, plus micro sd up to 32gb
– 48 hours battery life

The Emotion UI skin provides a clean look as without the app drawer.
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As you can see there are a few extra apps included in the Honor Holly to add to the experience. Also included is WPS Office by Kingsoft Office Software, Facebook and Twitter. In the pull down settings, cast screen is included automatically as is the sound profiles (4 options). The phone comes with 16gb storage of which just over 12gb is available.

Whilst the phone is 720p in resolution, this did not impact my enjoyment as the device had good viewing angles and had a high brightness level. Battery life is stated at 48 hours and in my usage I managed close to that figure. In terms of benchmarking AnTuTu scored 18,995 and Geekbench 3, 352 for Single Core and 1156 for Multi Core. I have said I don’t personally care for these types of scoring as they often don’t translate in to real life usage. I have found the Honor Holly to be snappy to use and quick opening applications.

So far it has been a positive experience.

Tomorrow I will cover off the audio and camera and in the meantime, if you have any questions, please let me know.

Honor Holly – The New Phone from Huawei where you can set the price

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Huawei recently announced the Honor Holly. The Honor Holly 5 inch IPS screen phone with a quad-core 1.3GHz chip, 16GB of expandable storage, and 1GB of RAM. The rear camera is 8MP and the front is 2MP and both are BSI modules with f/2.0. It features dual sims and a micro SD slot. It’s powered by a 2,000mAh battery, and will run Android 4.4.2 with Emotion UI. A 48 hours battery life is claimed.

So what is the price. Well that is up to you to help set. By registering online and you can vote for a lower price with the final revealed on February 23rd. After that, you will have until the 26th to purchase one online. For more details on this click here – http://www.hihonor.com/en/pages/campaigns/pricehacker

My review of the Honor Holly will go live next week. If there is anything you would like to know about this phone or covered in my review please let me know.