Getting to know Honor Play 5 Youth – Honor’s latest smartphone
News unit EMGblog.com: Smartphone Honor Play5 5G is a decent and affordable mid-range phone launched in mid-May by Honor was introduced. Now, after about 5 months, we learned that Honor has decided to expand the Play5 series and another version of this phone is ready to enter the market. On Tuesday, October 26, 2021 (Aban 4, 1400), the Honor brand released its latest product under the title Honor Play5 Youth unveiled. This new phone has appeared better than Play5 in some cases – including processing and battery – but some of its specifications – such as display technology and the number of cameras – have dropped compared to the previous model. In the following, we will review more details of this new phone together.
Smartphone Honor Play5 Youth – also known as the Play5 Vitality Edition – measures 8.5 x 74.7 x 161.8 mm and weighs around 192 grams. This device is produced in two colors: blue (Aurora Blue) and black (Magic Night Black). The thing that attracts attention in the front view of the phone is the pill-shaped hole that is placed in the upper left part of the display and houses a 16-megapixel (f/2.0) selfie camera. Of course, due to the lack of a flash or another camera in this hole, it would have been better for the manufacturer to choose a normal hole for the front camera.
Among the positive points of the design of this phone, we can point out the small margins of the screen, the screen-to-body ratio has reached 94.4 percent. The screen of the phone is 6.67 inches and like the Play5, it has FHD+ resolution (equivalent to 1080 x 2376 pixels). But unlike the OLED panel in the Play5, Honor is satisfied with the use of an LCD panel (IPS type) in the Play5 Youth. Of course, this LCD is also not too bulky and its update rate is 120 Hz.
Honor chip Dimensity 900 (Mediatek product) has been chosen for this phone. This 6 nm chipset of 2 2.4 GHz cores Cortex-A78 and 6 2 GHz cores Cortex-A55 and its graphic processing is done by Mali-G68 (Of course, a function called GPU Turbo X can also help the phone’s graphic performance during games). 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of internal memory are intended for this product. The RAM of the device can be upgraded to another 2 GB in virtual form, but there is no mention of upgrading the internal memory.
On the back of the phone is a relatively large module that has a shape between a square and a circle (called squircle). There are 4 circles inside this module, two of which are the camera lens and one is the LED flash. The fourth circle is also decorative and is included only for symmetry. The camera setup on the back consists of a 64-megapixel camera with f/1.9 aperture and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) depth camera.
The main camera is equipped with automatic focus and can achieve digital zoom up to 10 times . The features of this camera include night mode, time-lapse photography, simultaneous video recording with front and rear cameras, portrait mode, HDR, panorama, professional mode and smile detection technology. This camera is equipped with electronic stabilizer or EIS and can record videos with 4K resolution. The maximum video recording resolution with the front camera is 1080p.
Play5 Youth smartphone uses a powerful battery with a capacity of 4,300 mAh. This battery will last up to 20 days in standby mode and up to 30 hours in case of non-stop conversation on the 4G network. The 66-watt fast charging standard is one of the strengths of this battery, thanks to which the battery reserve can be increased from 0 to 50 percent with only 15 minutes of charging. It takes about 40 minutes to fully charge the battery.
Due to the existence of the LCD panel, it is not possible to embed the fingerprint sensor inside the screen, and this sensor is placed on the edge of the phone. The operating system of the phone is Android 11 and the skin Exclusive Honor – that is, Magic UI 4.2 – has changed its appearance and features to some extent. Play5 Youth is a dual SIM phone and is equipped with fifth generation communication technology. Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C port, headphone jack and support for BeiDou, GPS and GLONASS routers are other communication options of this device.
Smartphone enthusiasts Honor Play5 Youth can be ordered now through Honor’s Chinese website, but the official sales of this product will start on November 1 (November 10). will be The base version of the Play5 Youth – with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage – is priced at CNY 1,799, which is roughly equivalent to $280 at the current exchange rate. To buy the advanced version with 256 GB of internal memory, you need to spend 1,999 yuan ($313).