The Honor Play 5T Pro surfaces in the category of mid-range smartphones manufactured by Honor. It comes packed with most of the features you would expect from a standard mid-range smartphone. However, users won’t be getting Google to play services.
The Honor Play 5T Pro design isn’t really spectacular. It’s basically nothing we haven’t seen before or something that’s going to leave you surprised.
Upfront we have a slab dominated by a 6.6 inches IPS LCD display with a punch-hole camera in the top middle position.
The resolution of this display is 1080 x 2400 Pixels, it has a density of approximately 399 PPI, which again isn’t far from being par for the course on most Android smartphones in this category.
On the rear, we have a subtle gradient design on which you will find a camera module with dual cameras and an LED flash. You will also find the Honor branding, which indicates it’s an Honor smartphone.
The colour options available on the Honor Play 5T Pro include Magic Black, Titanium Silver, which could end up being a dilemma for people who aren’t into any of the colours.
The cameras on the Honor Play 5T pro are far from being exceptional. It sort of falls in line with one of the most subtle cameras you will find on mid-range smartphones.
On the rear, we have a dual-camera setup that comprises a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.9 and a 2MP depth camera with an aperture of f/2.4. Video recording on this camera is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Moving upfront, we have a single 16MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. This camera is capable of recording videos up to 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
As mentioned in the introductory paragraph, the Honor Play 5T falls in the mid-range category, which is mainly indicated by its MediaTek Helio G80 processor.
We also have the Mali-G53 MC2 GPU, 8GB RAM, 128GB built-in storage, a non-removable 4000mAh Li-Po battery, and a 22.5W fast-charging system.
On the software side, we have the Magic UI 4.0 user interface running on top of the Android 11 operating system. Please note that enthusiasts won’t have access to the Android as seen on Honor / Huawei smartphones release in the past few years.
The Honor 50 features a USB Type-C port, low-energy Bluetooth 5.1, Wifi / Hotspot, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C version 2.0 port.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t be getting 5G internet on this device.