Honor Holly: Entry-level Smartphone with 8-Megapixel Camera In The First Impression

Test conclusion: what you should know

5-inch HD display, 16 gigabytes (GB) of memory, 1 GB RAM and 8 mega pixel camera: price of 119 euros, the honor Holly is a real bargain. The display is sharp and bright even the iphone 6 is not much better in these disciplines. Your phone has two SIM card slots. But there is also a flaw: the fast LTE Mobile phone is missing. Per order this product at Amazon bright and sharp display memory card slot good work pace dual-SIM contra no LTE of small device storage assessment of editorial good users rating now to review the honor Holly is visually similar to the honor of 3 C and offers technology differently than the honor of 6 for beginners. The Holly has a sufficiently sharp screen with 1289 x 720 pixels, IPS technology to provide stable colors even at oblique angles. As for the honor of 3C, so a 1.3-gigahertz quad core processor from Mediatek also works in the Holly. 0.9 gigabytes (GB) of memory is only half the size, to extend the internal memory, however, when the Holly 8 to 16 gigabytes, of which 13 gigabytes are available for free. Good: Anders as initially suspected the memory via microsd card, expand.

Attractive Price Reductions

The subsidiary of the Chinese Smartphone manufacturer Huawei announced the new entry-level Smartphone honor Holly in the context of the price hacker initiative. It was a marketing campaign, in which registered customers the starting price even certain which initially amounted to 140 euro, fell to 99 euros. To the official sales launch in Germany on 23 February 2015, the reduction came into force this. The company has already raised the price for the Holly: In online trading, you get it for 119 euros.

Honor Holly: looks like the entry-level Smartphone

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The display makes a very good impression for the price range, the build quality is relatively high and the Holly lies well in the hand. Especially the curved backrest, which clings comfortably on the hand, is responsible for good tactile feel. Under the hood, the shafts for two SIM, a microsd card and the replaceable battery that contains 2,000 Milliamperstunden (mah) and according to the manufacturer, up to 48 hours to hold are also. Possibly the very smooth plastic surface should be not to everyone’s taste are there clearly visible fingerprints. Improper clearances were not on.

Display: rich colours, good contrast

The 5-inch LCD display of honor Holly shows 1280 x 720 pixels. The pixel density an amazing value for a one dough unit with it even almost get the iphone 6 (326 ppi) is 294 ppi. Who here looking for pixels, looking in vain. The display is very sharp font elements and app icons. So, small font elements can be read easily by the large touch screen. Also good: Had a very natural colours and also the contrast agrees. Even when exposed to direct light, the Holly was still reasonably well read.

Pace of work in the quick test

Operation menu was very fluid, the Smartphone reacts pretty fast thanks to the 1.3-gigahertz quad-core processor and 1 GB memory. Also has allowed the surface compared to the honor of 6 honor again clearly changed, now also use third-party Android user interfaces (launcher) and inverts the kitkat factory emotion Launcher about Android 4.4.2. For graphically sophisticated games, however, it is missing the honor Holly performance: In the gfxbench benchmark test (T-Rex Offscreen 1080 p) it reached 234 points so only about one-tenth the pace that reach top smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5. Reached the Holly 17.228 points at the antutu benchmark and is about half as powerful as the Galaxy S5.

Honor Holly: the camera

The main camera trumps with a back-lit 8-megapixel sensor, a lens with five lenses and an aperture of F2. 0 on. In addition, the camera offers an HDR function. Sharp macro shots are close to up to eight centimeters will be possible. During daylight hours, the image quality was good. Only enlarge were impurities on some slight noise. The artificial eye is but less suitable for photographing at dusk. Both colors as also the contrast were counterfeited and because of strong noise, many details disappeared. The front camera is 2 megapixels, but with clever software: for self portraits honor offers a car beauty mode with built-in preview. The mode was unhelpful to take good Selfies. Although he laminated skin blemishes and wrinkles, yet he corrected also the natural shape of the head or eyes, as if the lens photographed someone else would have.

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Alternative: Motorola Moto G 4 G LTE

Of around 30 euros you get for an extra fee the brand new Motorola Moto G 4 G LTE. As the name implies, your Smartphone thanks to LTE wireless speeds up to 300 megabits per second through the network. The 4.5-inch display is smaller than that of Holly, is still sharp image and font elements. Thanks to the Snapdragon-400 processor, the device offers a good work rate. From the factory, you use the current Android 5.0 lollipop.