Honor 6 Play with dedicated hardware button & 2GB RAM launched


Alongside the Honor V9 Play, Huawei’s Honor brand yesterday launched the Honor 6 Play which is the Chinese version of the Y5 2017 that was launched by the global arm of Huawei earlier in the year.

Honor 6 Play Review

Honor Play 6


The Honor 6 Play runs on version 4.1 of Huawei’s custom UI, EMUI which is built upon version 6.0 (Marshmallow) of the Android Operating System. This is quite old for a new phone, but the device is targeted towards budget users who might have no inhibitions towards it.

Design & Display

The Honor 6 Play has a 5-inch HD display and uses capacitive navigation buttons. It has a weight of 150 grammes and is 8.85 millimetres thick.

The smartphone has its power button and volume rockers on the right, and a hardware button dedicated to launching and performing different operations on apps based on gestures like press, double press and press-and-hold.

Memory & Performance

The Honor 6 Play is powered by a quad-core MediaTek MT6737T processor which has a clock speed of 1.4GHz. It’s graphics operations are handled by a Mali-T720 GPU.

The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded using an external microSD card.


The Honor 6 Play sports an 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture and dual LED flash at the rear, and a 5MP camera with the same aperture size, 84-degree wide-angle lens and LED flash at the front for taking selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

The Honor smartphone packs a 3020mAh battery which can last for a whole day on average use.

The Honor 6 Play comes with dual SIM slots and supports 4G VoLTE & FM Radio. It offers connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth version 4.0 and GPS.

Honor 6 Play Full Specifications

Huawei Honor Play 6


  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz.
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 /1900 / 2100 MHz.
  • 4G: LTE with VoLTE.
  • Network Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50Mbps.
  • SIM Type: Micro-SIM,dual standby.
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM.
  • OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
  • User Interface: n/a

Design & Display

  • Dimensions: 143.8 x 72 x 8.85 mm.
  • Weight: 150g.
  • Display size: 5 inches.
  • Display Resolution: 1280 * 720 (HD).
  • Pixel resolution: ~294 ppi pixel density
  • Display Technology: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen.
  • Form Factor: Touchscreen Bar.
  • Build: Metal aluminium design
  • Protection: n/a.
  • Colours: White and Gold.


  • Processor Name/Technology: MediaTek MT6737T processor.
  • Processor Speed: 1.4GHz.
  • Number of Processor Cores: Quad-core.
  • Graphics Processor: Mali-T720.
  • RAM: 2GB .
  • Internal Storage: 16GB.
  • External Storage: expandable with microSD.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Fingerprint sensor.



    • Lens: 8MP.
    • LED Flash: dual LED Flash.
    • Video recording: Yes.
    • Properties: f/2.0 aperture, auto focus.


  • Lens: 5MP.
  • LED Flash: Yes.
  • Video recording: Yes.
  • Properties: f/2.0 aperture, 84° wide-angle lens


  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3,M4A, MKA.
  • Loudspeaker: Yes.
  • Audio Technology: –
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264player.
  • FM Radio: Yes.


  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Bluetooth Profiles: LE.
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-FiDirect, hotspot.
  • GPS: Yes.
  • USB: v2.0.
  • USB OTG: Yes.
  • NFC: No.
  • 3.5mm audio jack: Yes.


  • Battery Capacity: 3020mAh (typical) / 2920mAh.
  • Battery Technology: Li-ion.
  • Removable? No.
  • Fast Charging: No.


  • Extra Features: –
  • Launch Date: September 7, 2017.
  • Availability: September 7, 2017.

How much is Honor 6 Play in China?

The Honor 6 Play costs 699 Yuan in China and is available in White and Gold colours.


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