As announced earlier, Honor has launched the Honor 5X at an event held in New Delhi and as few rumors suggested the company also unveiled the Honor Holly 2 Plus. It is the successor for the Honor Holly that was launched in India way back in December 2014. This is the same entry-level device that was launched in China in October 2015 as Huawei Enjoy 5 with some advanced specifications and affordable pricing. It comes with a polycarbonate body which we cannot complain at this price range of Rs. 8,499.
It features a 5-inch IPS display with HD (1280 x 720) resolution. Under the hood, it is powered by a 64-bit MediaTek MT6735P quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz along with Mali 720 GPU. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be further expanded up to a maximum of 128GB.
Compared to Honor Holly, the major changes can be seen in the camera department, where it sports a 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash, and a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture and 84-degree wide-angle lens for selfies and video calls. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop with customized EMUI 3.1 user interface. It also supports CDMA network which we rarely find this option in the smartphones launched in Indian market.
The Holly 2 Plus comes with dual SIM supports and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery that is rated to deliver 600 hours on standby. By charging 10 minutes with the 5V/2A adapter, the device can give 3 hours of talk time. The SmartPower 3.0 enables the battery to give 30% more energy by optimizing the device. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS, and a MicroUSB port.
On the back of the device, we can find a textured layer that gives a nice grip to hold on to the device. The company is also providing 15 months of manufacturer warranty and one month of display replacement for free. The device comes in the colors – Gold, White & Black. It is priced at Rs. 8,499 and sale start from February 15th via Flipkart & Amazon India.