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Honor Holly

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Honor Holly

Originally reviewed by 12 March 2015

£110 SIM-free

Key features:
  • 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 IPS display
  • 8-megapixel camera with HDR
  • Good battery life
While £110 almost seems too cheap for any half-decent smartphone, the Honor Holly is a well-rounded budget option. While the super-glossy plastic rear is slightly off-putting, it still looks good and feels nice in the hand, thanks to its slim, 9.4mm chassis.
The 5-inch, 1,280 x 720 IPS display is obviously no match for the QHD offering of the Samsung Galaxy S6, but it’s bright, colour-accurate and difficult to find fault with. We prefer it to the Moto G 2’s display. The 8-megapixel rear camera comes with an LED flash and HDR mode, which some significantly more expensive phones lack. The 2-megapixel selfie camera is good enough for video calls.
Inside, a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 CPU runs the show alongside 1GB of RAM. General performance is good but the Honor isn’t great for gaming. Battery life makes up for this though, with the handset lasting around a day and a half between charges.
Before deciding to buy it, make sure you can live without 4G and NFC, which are the missing features that help keep the price so low.
Price: £110

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