Honor Holly Smartphone Could Probably Set the Pace for the Huawei’s Good Run in India

January 3, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Chances are that you thought that Chinese phone maker Huawei had been only spinning their wheels in the mud. Despite filling up their inventory with some value-for-money smartphones, they are yet to take off for a desired flight in the Indian market.

But they are now on a resolve to hit good fortune in the coming year, for which plans are on. The upcoming arrival has been named Honor Holly.

Devices from Huawei have always been derailed by the arrival of its rival products. While it was Moto G, which toppled the Ascend series of smartphones in India, its Honor 3c smartphones failed to draw attention as it was undone by Xiaomi Mi3 smartphones. Maybe that’s the reason why they are playing it late this time around.


Huawei’s Honor Holly smartphone is a perfect entry-level smartphone with low-mid range specs and comes fairly under the range of affordable smartphones; a segment which is dominated by Redmi 1S and Moto E.

Honor Holly would have had the same fate had it been released just before the release of Redmi 1S. But with the late entry, it sure has eased past some of the in-market smartphones to be the apt rival for the Xiaomi model.

Honor Holly is priced at INR 6499, slightly above the Redmi 1S. The 5-inch IPS display is boosted by a display made up of 1280×720 pixels. Running in its core is the Mediatek MT6582 chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM. The dual-SIM smartphone also offers 16 GB inbuilt storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB with the micro SD slot.

The 8MP primary cam and 2 MP front cam can be expected do fairly, although not stunningly. A 2000 mAh battery is packed inside to meet the power requirements. Huawei Honor runs Android 4.4 KitKat, however with the Emotion UI, the iOS lookalike, from its maker.

Honor Holly’s timing of its entry looks apt with Xiaomi pushing for the sales of its Redmi Note. The slot was vacant for a mid-range smartphone at entry level pricing. But news is that Xiaomi is bringing back the Redmi 1S smartphone with an upgraded Snapdragon 400m chipset.

Xiaomi smartphone is continuing with its Flipkart exclusive sales strategy, which will open the window for the registered ones on January 6th. Users missing out on the flash sales will sure be able to make amends as Huawei Honor Holly could be the perfect replacement, although for a few hundred Indian rupees more.

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