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Honor Holly

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Honor Holly

Originally reviewed by 12 March 2015

Best Cheap Camera Phone

Key features:
  • 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 IPS display
  • 8-megapixel camera with HDR
  • Good battery life
Despite its curious name, the Honor Holly is another sensible choice, particularly for TV and movie lovers. It features a 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 IPS display that’s bright, colour-accurate and simply excellent for the price.
 
We could live without the highly-polished plastic rear, but the phone still looks good. It’s also just 9.4mm thick, so it feels nice in the hand too. Under the hood, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 CPU and 1GB of RAM take the reins and do a good job. While performance is solid, the Holly isn’t great for gaming. Battery life is strong too, with the handset going for a day and a half between charges.
 
The main camera is an 8-megapixel affair that comes with HDR and an LED flash, for improved low-light performance. The 2-megapixel selfie camera is good enough for video calls.
 
While the Holly is undoubtedly a brilliant bargain, make sure you can live without 4G and NFC before making your purchase.
 
Price: £110 SIM-free

Our Score

8/10
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