Honor Holly 2 Plus (Review)

Holly 2 Plus is a powerful member of the Honor family, which is not just good in looks and style, but also performs much better while gaming for a long time. With a 4000mAh huge battery, the phone supports up to 600 hours standby and quick charging. Apart from that, the Holly 2 Plus supports 4G and CDMA and loads of other features that I am going to review today. But before getting into the detailed features of Honor Holly 2 Plus, let’s have a look at its key specifications.

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Key specifications of Holly 2 Plus

Display 5-inch(1280 x 720p) HD IPS display
Processor 1.3GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU + Cortex-A53 MTK MT6735P
Storage 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, 16GB internal storage with microSD support up to 128GB
Camera 13MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash, HD video recording, and BSI Sensor

5MP front camera with fixed focus

OS Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Battery 4000mAh Li-Polymer non-removable battery
Additional features Dual SIM with 2G/3G/4G supports and CDMA, Bluetooth v4, GPS, WiFi
Color Gold, Grey, White

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Performance and Battery

Honor Holly 2 Plus consists of a big 4000mAh battery which is perfect for hardcore gamers and movie lovers. The battery is non-removable and supports up to 600 hours standby with a quick charge that gets its charged within 10 minutes with 5V2A. The phone consists of eight power saving technologies that extend the battery life by 30% and this lets you work 20 hours, even having 10% remaining charge under Honor’s Ultra Power Saving Mode. The phone brings you a visual power saving widget that displays the remaining time and the power consuming apps which are causing the battery drained. The phone also supports reverse charging so that you can share the battery power with anyone via a micro USB cord.

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Dual SIM World Phone

Its dual SIM feature supports 2G, 3G, 4G and CDMA with full compatibility so that you can access the entire web without any restriction. It consists of 2 SIM slots where one supports CDMA + 4G SIM and the other supports 4G + 4G SIM card. This means you can run both 4G and 3G CDMA data at a time and the other SIM will run 2G networks. In short, the phone is perfect for travelers and business persons who keep traveling around requiring internet connectivity all the time. The connectivity speed will depend on the carrier network.

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Looks and Display

Built with a thickness of 6.5mm, the phone is crafted with NCVM non-conductive vacuum metallization plastic that gives it a rippling touch and a metallic look and feel. Its visual body thickness is only 8.5mm and it consists of microcosmic 5176 different types of planes that deliver a magical mirror effect to view different texture under different light and angle. Its audio speaker is integrated at the bottom that comes out of the elegant looking sound holes built on both sides of the charging point. The power on/off and volume up/down button are built across the sides and the screen is not scratch resistant. Holly 2 Plus consists of a 12.7 cm (5-inch) HD IPS display that delivers vivid and clarity images with 16 million colors and 296 PPI.  The display is not Gorilla Glass protected and hence, it is not scratch resistant, which is a big disappointment.

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Holly 2 Plus includes 13MP rear auto focus camera which is built using a 5 levels meticulous craftwork and anti-fingerprint film. This helps the camera to deliver professional level images with high clarity and resolution. The camera uses Omni Vision, a 3rd generation BSI sensor with F2.0 large aperture and 78 wide-angle to enhance the camera functionalities rather using pixels. It supports panorama shots with strong background light and ten continuous shots to bring more effect to your photos. The 5MP front camera uses F2.2 large aperture to get glowing images and 84 wide angle to balance the subject with the background. The front camera is perfect enough for taking selfies and groupies with 10 smart level skin beautifying functions and 8 separate filters to make the subject appear brighter.

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Honor Holly 2 Plus operates on Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with the EMUI 3.1 skin running on top of it. EMUI brings you a number of functionalities and options to customize your phone. You will come across a default magazine style layout with the built-in wallpapers that will change each time you unlock the screen. You can customize your lock screen from the settings panel and choose your own theme. The launcher includes a number of transition effects from where you can make a choice and the notification panel includes a few settings shortcuts to control your phone. EMUI also brings a number of third party apps which can be installed. The phone comes with pre-loaded apps like UC Browser, Instagram, Facebook, Clean Master, Weather, and WPS Office.




Superb battery life No Gorilla Glass
Good display A bit bulky
Fine camera functionality Non-removable battery (in case the phone gets crashed)
Good for multitasking No LED Notification light
Dual SIM support (2G/3G/4G/CDMA) No headphones with the pack

Pricing and Availability

Honor Holly 2 Plus comes in three color variants- Gold, Grey, and White. The phone is available for purchase from popular eCommerce giants Flipkart.com, Amazon.in and from the Honor store itself. The device is available for a budget cost of Rs. 8,499 with exclusive offers from the online stores. You will get the handset charger, data cable, warranty card and user manual in the box.

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So overall, if you need a phone with excellent battery life, the Honor Holly 2 Plus would be a great option. Although regarding interface, there are some options in the market, but for a good backup and performance, you can consider Holly 2 Plus as your choice. There are some disappointments that the phone give us, as I have mentioned in Con(s) but, based on the price, it is perfectly built for consumers who are looking for a lasting performer.

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