In 2013, when Huawei, still in its nascent stage, declared that it aims to overtake Samsung in the near future, I was one of those many people who laughed at such a thing. But today, in 2018, Huawei seems to be growing towards overtaking the elite smartphone brand called Samsung. The statistics, numbers, and facts suggest such a phenomena that could happen anytime soon.
There are many reasons for Huawei’s unprecedented growth but amongst all of them, there are 3 main points that stand out. Firstly, Huawei’s own Kirin processor is something that makes it a smartphone brand which is destined and determined to chalk out its own path towards greatness. Secondly, Huawei has never tried to imitate Xiaomi’s kind of marketing model for its smartphones and has always relied on tried and tested methods of manufacturing good phones and adding value to its brand. Thirdly, it takes its own time to launch its phones thereby building a curiosity in the minds of smartphone users.
From super-costly elite phones with impeccable features to budget-oriented smartphones, Huawei produces all of them. Talking about its budget smartphones, Huawei has recently launched the 3rd generation phone of its Honor Holly series.
Launched in 2014, the 1st generation Huawei Honor Holly was a massive success and was able to create its own brand value even against the likes of Asus and Xiaomi. The 2nd generation, although not equally successful as its predecessor, was given thumbs up by many smartphone pundits and users. And today, when the 3rd generation Huawei Honor Holly makes its way towards the Indian smartphone market without creating much noise, it would be very interesting to see how it stands against phones like Lenovo Vibe K5 plus and Xiaomi’s super likable Redmi 3.
Launched at a price of Rs. 9499, Honor holly 3 comes with a plastic built. This seems to be an outright negative point for this smartphone since even at a price lower Rs. 9499 there are smartphones that are giving you full metal build-up. With 168 gms, the smartphone falls on the higher side in terms of weight.
Talking about the display, the Honor Holly 3 smartphone has 5.5 Inch 720p display that can be termed as something with decent color reproduction.
Coming to the camera, the phone packs a 13 mp rear camera and an 8 mp front snapper. The photos do come out to be good with both the cameras but the front camera particularly gives better selfies as compared to any phone in this price segment, thanks to its beauty algorithm with 10 levels of adjustable settings for skin perfection. Although, the colors come out accurate enough, but sadly photos taken in the low light by the rear camera fails to impress.
An octa-core Kirin 620 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz powers the 3rd generation honor holly phone along with an old Mali-450 GPU. With 2 GB RAM, the processor is only able to give a decent performance which is unfortunately not expected from a brand that is preparing itself to overtake Samsung.
And finally, the battery too seems to be only a moderate one with 3100 mah which means special care have to taken to ensure that the phone lasts for a full working day in a single charge.
Other than the above mentioned features, the Honor Holly 3 runs on Android Marshmallow and has an internal storage of 16 GB that can be expanded through micro SD card upto 128 GB.
Unless and until, you are not a hardcore Huawei fan, it is better to avoid this phone and look for a much cheaper Xiaomi Redmi 3 prime.