Huawei has launched a new smartphone today in the Indian market – Huawei Honor Holly 4. It’s a successor to their mid-ranger Holly 3 which was released a year ago.
Huawei has previously launched the Huawei Honor 8 Pro in the Indian market. The introduction of the Holly 4 is a refresh in the affordable Honor lineup.
Huawei hasn’t seen a successful launch in budget series apart from Huawei Honor 6X.
Huawei Honor Holly 4 Competes With Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K8 Plus
Honor Holly 4 has a price tag of Rs. 11,999. At this price, it rivals top selling phones like the Redmi Note 4, Lenovo K8 Plus and their Honor 6X.
Design-wise, the phone looks a refined version of Honor 5C, with rounded corners and curved antenna lines. The smartphone comes with a metallic build and seems robust.
There’s also a fingerprint sensor at the back that also doubles up as key for shortcuts like photo browsing, answer calls and stop the alarm.
Overall it feels to be ergonomically designed with no sharp corners that make it easy to hold and use.
The Honor Holly 4 sports a 5 inch HD display (1280*720) pixels with 2.5D curved glass on top. The HD display seems to be the low point for the Holly 4, as most rivals in above 10k price range offer a Full HD display, even the Huawei Honor 6X, and 5C came with a Full HD display.
Also, the Holly 4 is driven by an entry-level Snapdragon 430 SOC clocked at 1.4 GHz and has the Adreno 505 GPU.
It’s paired with 3 GB of RAM and has 32 GB of internal storage. The smartphone has storage expansion option of up to 128 GB with the help of micro SD card slot.
The Huawei phone flaunts a single 13 MP sensor at the back with PDAF support and dual LED flash. Notably, the front has a 5 MP sensor selfie camera with no front flash functionality.
Powering the phone is a sizeable 3020 mAh battery that doesn’t support fast charging.
Moreover, it does support OTG which is a critical feature for many heavy media users.
The mobile comes with EMUI 5.1 based on Android Nougat 7.0, out of the box. This makes it, even more, user friendly since the v5.1 is significantly better when compared to the past iterations.
The Lack of Full HD Display is a disappointment in this price range
The Holly 4 comes with an ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, magnetic sensors which help in the navigation on devices. There is also Dual sim and 4G VOLTE support.
The company is offering the Holly 4 in Gold, Grey and Silver variants and also comes with bundled earphones from Huawei.
The VP, Mr P Sanjeev; the head of Sales, Huawei Consumer Business Group India shared his views on their latest offering. He said, Holly 4 is part of our festive offering to consumers wanting to buy a great device in a budget.
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