New User, 31 Jan 2015I love everything bout this phone except the sound... the sound is so poor although i already ... moreI agreed that this phone has poor under average sound speaker and far worst than my other phone Xiaomi Redmi 1s which had excellent sound system.
I love everything bout this phone except the sound... the sound is so poor although i already put change it to maximum... how can i increase the volume... i barely can hear the calls ringtone and alarm tone..pls help..:'(
Huawei Honor Holly :
IN-BOX AND MOBILE QUALITY:
You get only mobile, charger head with USB. There is no Headset inside the box. There is no scratch guard either on the phone or a one additionally. This is acceptable yet bad. Because some local manufactures around 8-9k even gives headset, additional scratch guard and flip cover. On the other hand the quality of mobile is very good. Its black at the front and glossy white at the back which attracts finger prints. There is no other color option. The phone is on the slimmer side which is happy news. It looks slim and feel likes inspired from nexus 5 design slightly.
Flipkart provides variety of flip covers with both Black and White colors. But beware some are of bad quality and mobiles don't fit good. I'm having "Accezory Flip Cover" white and "Blue Rock Flip cover" Black. Both are printed with Huawei Honor Holly at front and feels bit loose. You need to push the holder sides on top and bottom inwards a bit of the flip cover to get better grip. But quality is ok for the price of 150INR.
With 16GB inbuilt storage you get 13.1GB at first boot and about 588MB of free from 1GB of RAM which is great. You can also use micro SD card up to 32GB. I'm using Samsung 16GB class 10 memory card and it works great. Also while you purchase an memory card don't forget to get an class 10 micro SD card. It gives you best performamce.
5-inch HD display of 720X1280 comes with good color reproduction. Colors are vivid and viewing angles are good. I personally love the display. Its way better than some phones priced at 10-17k. But i find colors are bit inaccurate in display, which you could fix easily using "Darker" app from the play store.
For eg. the light green color in the title and install button of play store appears yellowish green.
8MP auto focus rear camera and 2MP fixed focus front camera is great for the price range. But if you want to compare it with the other high end and mid end mobiles like Galaxy S3 etc, Honor Holly will be a good camera not the best. The images captured outdoors have good detail(not fine) but the colors are bit under saturated and I find images are bit soft. You can easily over come it by tuning settings manually by setting sharpness and saturation from "middle" to "high". It has bunch of controls including HDR. Rear camera can record in 1080p while the front stays with 720p. If you know to handle camera settings manually then tweaking the settings in right way you will get better results than with default. Video Quality is good too and has in built EIS- Enhanced Image Stablization. If you want to compare it with Micromax Unite 2, Huawei Honor easily beats it in terms of quality. Flash performs good in my mobile though some tend to report their flash light bluish at center and yellowish at corners.
CALL AND SPEAKER QUALITY :
Speaker is bit loud. SO you can enjoy playing music, videos and you don't need to hold it near to you to make it audible. The mid is less and treble is a bit high from the speaker output. But it easily blows away the Micromax Unite 2 again in this segment, which has a feeble speaker. Unlike the speaker, the in call volume is a bit less. Sure the quality is good but it could have been bit more loud.
Running an display with HD 720X1280 resolution with Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and Mali-400MP2 GPU, I first expected a great lag free performance. But my older Micromax unite A092 performance well in everyday usage than Huawei Honor Holly. Just installed whatsapp and a custom keyboard, and while using whatsapp which loaded with around 500 messages it started to lag a bit inside whatsapp. Eg. viewing a contact and returning back to another delayed a bit. I tried clearing all the messages but still found bit delays. On the other hand my older Micromax unite A092 never lagged even after installing around 80 apps. This might be because of higher resolution HD screen, Huawei's customizations and poor software optimizations. Also the phone tends to heat a bit while playing games and even while using camera for around 15 mins continuously. The heat is around the rear camera area.
(YOU CAN IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE. SEE 'NOTE' BELOW)
SOFTWARE - Emotion UI 2.3 :
Running Android Kitkat 4.4.2 with Emotion UI 2.3 will feel good or bad depending upon your personal likes. The icons are changed and its shapes are similar to Symbian Belle. The launcher has no app drawer and All the apps are present on the home screen as like the iOS. Dialpad is modified. Music player doesn't have an Equalizer. Two thing I mainly noticed is there is no option to change from 'dalvik' to 'ART' runtime in developer options under settings and MTK Engineering mode is also not working.
(MTK Engineering mode in Mobileunlce Tools is helpful to tweak your phone for eg. you can increase the loudness of the speaker, headset etc.)
2000mAh Removable battery is now way great. Using internet on wifi downloading data and chatting continuously,drains battery in 8 hours. But a normal use with internet turned off provides a better battery backup for one whole day. Battery Stand by is good. I recommend to take a Charger or Power Bank with you.
"TO IMPROVE THE PERFORMANCE" YOU NEED TO ROOT THE PHONE.
Yes ! Huawei Honor Holly can be Rooted.
Check the Tutorial from the above link to Root the Phone..
After Rooting install Root Explorer, allow permissions from Super User.
Go to /System
1.Delete Unwanted Google and Huawei apps for you.
-eg. I Deleted Google+, Play books, Play Games, Huawei Keyboard and Launcher etc.
(Do download and install a custom Launcher from Play Store before deleting Huawei Launcher. I'm using Lollipop Launcher)
2. Navigate to /System/lib/EGL
-open the text file and remove the line "0 0 android"
3. Open 'build.prop' in /system
You need to add Additional Tweaks in it for smooth performance.
-Mail me @ JilluVikky@gmail.com
I will send the Tweaks !!!
jos, 30 Jan 2015some video is not playing,but in samsung Rs 4000 model play all vedio is possible why like thi... moreMTK 6582 chipset is capable decoding all video at 1080p based on MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, DivX, VP8, VC1. That's mean no problem playing video MPG, MP4, MKV, AVI, FLV, ,or etc by using proper video codecs (must installed apps such as MX Player, KMPlayer or VLC Player because Honor holly build-in video player might be not support some of video format.
jose, 30 Jan 2015i bought it 4 days back.The Wifi is not working.The Audio sound is so poor.Send it back to service centre.
ram, 30 Jan 2015Which is the best phone to buy ...lenovo a6000 or hauwei honor hollyBoth model has similar specs but with different CPU equipped by MTK and Qualcomm. A6000 has 4G LTE network which is Honor Holly just have 3G/HSDPA. However Honor Holly has 16Gb internal memory while A6000 got only 8GB. For market price, I guess A6000 is higher than honor holly since normally 4G/LTE phone is a little bit pricey compared with phone with just 2G/3G bandwidth.
aly, 30 Jan 2015Hey karthik you are tight bro i also saw the same afyer installing cpu zCPU-Z battery info is not accurate. I've tested to my other phone Asus Fonepad Note 6 which have battery 3200mAh but CPU-Z detected as 1704mAH. While my Xiaomi Redmi 1s which have battery 2000mAh but Cpu-z shown at 1390mAH only.
i bought it 4 days back.The Wifi is not working.The Audio sound is so poor.
some video is not playing,but in samsung Rs 4000 model play all vedio is possible why like this ?
Can I install internet explorer ?
does anyone know how to get (touch) options like mute, menu, etc. on this phone???
Hi i recently Buy the honor holly phone, but the problem is the battery is not working i don't no what happen what should we do i'm waiting
Its not written company name like samsung.. Its written simply honor so people don't believe its huawei
WiFi doesn't work
Battery last only 3 hours while surfing
Couldn't download songs from website
A good phone to buy. Worth for your money. I'm also using this phone with honor :)