Huawei Launches Honor 4 Play, An Ultra Affordable 4G Phone

There has been an influx of great 3G and 4G smartphones in the market after the introduction of the new technologies in Pakistan. The price barrier to entry is quite low (just recently we covered a list of 3G phones you can buy under PKR 10,000 here) and the packages offered by the telcos are quite reasonable as well.

Keeping up tradition, Huawei has launched a new 4G enabled smartphone called Honor 4 Play. The smartphones comes with a 5 inch IPS display with a resolution of 720×1280. Under the hood, it’s powered by a 64 bit Quad Core 1.2GHz processor (Snapdragon 410) and 1GB of RAM.

The Honor 4 Play will run Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 and will support both 3G and 4G connectivity.

Other features include an 8MP front camera (with autofocus, LED flash), a 2MP secondary camera, 8GB internal memory and a 2000mAh battery. It has not yet been confirmed whether it will support expandable storage. The phone will also have Dual SIM support.


The pricing for Pakistan has not been confirmed yet — neither we know about its launch date in Pakistan — but it is going on sale in China for around 130 USD (roughly PKR 13,000).

Looking at the price and the offered specs, it seems like Huawei is dead set on locking the lower end Android smartphone market. With offerings and price points bordering the ‘hard to believe’ territory, we don’t think they will have much trouble doing that.


  • Display: 5-inch HD (1280 x 720), 294 ppi
  • Processor: 1.2 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 410 quad-core SoC
  • GPU: Adreno 306
  • OS: Android Jelly bean (4.2) with Emotion UI
  •  Memory:
    • RAM:  1 GB
    • ROM: 8 GB
  • Connectivity: 4G/LTE/WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  •  Camera:
    • Rear Camera: 8 MP with LED flash
    • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 2,000 mAh
  • Others: Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby, NFC, GPS, A-GPS
  • Price: USD 130 or PKR 13,000

Talal is a Director at ProPakistani. Reach out at [email protected]

  • Arsalan

    Huawei is really making some great effort to strong its possition in the market. I am currently using honor3c which is a really awesome phone but this honor 4 play will make me much more imprese if there will be external storage too.

    Loved huawei. They are making it possible.

    • Wajahat Ali Chowdry

      Bro i am also using Honor 3C but it have an advantage that it have 2GB RAM whereas this phone have 1GB RAM. Secondly if I am not wrong it is with 5MP from Camera it have 2MP.

      But this set is with NFC and 4G LTE

    • Zaki Uddin

      Tell me it’s camera isn’t horrible? Which phone you can compare the results? Also battery life while using mobile Internet and sound through headphones?

    • Shahwaiz

      Do you like honor 3c? How is the battery and how strong it is when it falls is it of good quality like Samsung give advice. Please!!

  • SSyar

    sassta aur tikao.,., !

  • ali

    13K what!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Abbas

    this phone will cost 20k here

  • Saeed

    Zabardast set :)

    The main thing is the storage 8GB and enough and Qmobile most sets are 4GB storage.

    Also 4G supported – awesome.

    • Shoaib

      Agreed.Data Market is moving in right direction.

  • Fawad Hassan

    Does anyone know what’s its 3G (21mbps or 42mpbs) and 4G (100mbps or 150mbps) modem speed?

    • Abbas

      hspa speeds vaey upto 21 mbps and hspa+ speed upto 42 mpbs. 4g speed upto 100and lte speed 150

      • Fawad Hassan

        Thanks for the info but what about this particular device?

        I assume from the specs that it’s LTE enabled phone so it will have 150mbps speed

        • Hassam

          The SOC has CAT4 LTE support.

      • Bilal Iqbal

        LTEA is 150 mbps

  • Savvy

    This will cost more then 20K in Pakistan. China ki price quote ker k sharminda na karain

  • Rami

    is this phone FCC approved?

  • ali

    Good set.But i already purchased honor 3c.

    • Shahwaiz

      Do you like honor 3c? How is the battery and how strong it is when it falls is it of good quality like Samsung give advice.

      • ali

        IT is very fast also battery timing is good can give 1 day.Dropped it 2 times accidentally but nothing happened set is still working perfect in medium range don’t ever go for samsung.Their crappy touchwiz UI destroy the cellphone and uses alot of RAM.In Huawei Honor 3C 1.3 GB Ram always free even when running apps.Unless you are purchasing Samsung flaship device then it is worth it otherwise all their medium range handsets are useless.

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  • Bilal Iqbal

    Filhal to 3G wala naya set lia hy or speed bhi fit hy telenor 3G ki.. ;)