Honor Play 7 launched in China: Best Alternatives available in India right now

Honor Play 7
Honor Play 7 is available in Black, Gold, and Blue colour variants in China

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched a new budget smartphone, the Honor Play 7 in China. The Honor Play 7 comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio display and a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. All this fits into a price bracket of just CNY 599 which roughly converts to Rs. 6,400.

As far as the specifications are concerned, the Honor Play 7 features a 5.45-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720×1440 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek MT6739 SoC. The device packs in 2GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage. The storage is further expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card. The smartphone is backed by a 3,020mAh battery and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

On the optics front, the Honor Play 7 sports a 13-megapixel camera at the back with a dual-LED flash. Up front, there is a 24-megapixel selfie snapper with a selfie flash.

The Honor Play 7 is currently available only in China. So, if you are looking for a similar smartphone in the same price range in India, here are some great alternatives.

10.or E

10.or E software update
10.or E runs on Android 7.1.2 out of the box with Android Oreo on its way

The 10.or E is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SoC. The smartphone sports a 5.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The dual-sim handset comes in two variants, 2GB+16GB and 3GB+32GB. The 2GB+16GB variant is priced at Rs. 5,999 whereas the 3GB+32GB version retails for Rs. 6,999.

Xiaomi Redmi 5

Xiaomi Redmi 5 is available in Gold, Lake Blue, Rose Gold and Black colour variants

Impressed by the 18:9 display on the Honor Play 7? The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a great alternative that also sports an 18:9 panel up front. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC. The Xiaomi Redmi 5 is a bit more pricey than the Honor Play 7 starting at Rs. 7,999 for the base variant. However, the better processor and a fingerprint sensor make up for the price difference.

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