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The Honor Play was released here in the Philippines mid-August powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 available at an affordable price. On the other hand, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is starting to create a hype in the international market reaching a sold out in just 3 minutes.

With a close price range, we compared this two side by side to see which is a better smartphone.

Nokia 6.1 Plus and Honor Play difference

Nokia 6.1 Plus pros over Honor Play

  • Android One
  • 16MP + 5MP rear camera

Honor Play pros over Nokia 6.1 Plus

  • Larger screen
  • 1080 x 2340 resolution
  • Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • 6GB variant
  • 3750 mAh battery w/ Fast battery charging 18W

Nokia 6.1 Plus and Honor Play similarities

  • 4 GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • 16MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

The Nokia 6.1 Plus features a 5.8-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels with an aspect ratio of 19:9. Meanwhile, Honor Play sports a bigger 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a dimension measurement of 147.2 x 71 x 8 mm weighing 151 grams while Honor Play is heavier with 176 grams measuring 157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm.

Under the hood, the Nokia 6.1 Plus is released with two chipset – Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android One and Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 with Adreno 509 GPU carrying 4 GB RAM + 64GB storage. On the other hand, Honor Play is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 970 paired with Mali-G72 MP12 GPU carrying 4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage. Both runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.

Going to the camera department, Nokia 6.1 Plus houses a 16MP + 5MP rear camera with 16MP selfie snapper while Honor Play has a 16MP + 2MP rear camera paired with a 16MP front-facing camera.

The Nokia 6.1 Plus is fueled with 3060 mAh battery while Honor Play 3750 mAh battery supported with fast battery charging 18W.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer? Comment your thoughts down below.

Specs Nokia 6.1 PlusHonor Play
Display5.8” IPS LCD 1080 x 2280, 19:9 ratio, 432 PPI6.3″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2340 resolution, 19.5:9, 409 PPI
Dimensions147.2 x 71 x 8 mm, 151g157.9 x 74.3 x 7.5 mm, 176g
ChipsetAndroid 8.1 (Oreo); Android One
Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636
Hisilicon Kirin 970
GPUAdreno 509Mali-G72 MP12
Memory4 GB RAM + 64GB storage4GB/6GB of RAM + 64GB storage
Main Camera16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm, PDAF + 5 MP, f/2.4, 1.12µm, depth sensor16, f/2.2, PDAF + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.016 MP, f/2.0
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS micro USB 2.0 USB On-The-Go.Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3060 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery w/ Fast battery charging 18W
OSAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Official PricePHP 15, 990PHP 15, 990

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