Oppo F9 Pro: 5 Reasons Why Honor Play is Feature-rich-enough to Compete With the Latest Oppo Phone

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Oppo F9 Pro

Oppo F9 Pro is one the most popular offering by the Chinese smartphone maker. The smartphone was the first one to introduce the waterdrop notch to the public. For a mid-range smartphone, Oppo F9 Pro brings a lot to the table. One more mid-tier smartphone that comes with impressive features and would put up a good fight against the Oppo F9 Pro is Honor Play. Here, we have compiled five reasons why the Honor Play is a worthy competitor of the Oppo F9 Pro.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Honor Play: Design, Display

The Oppo F9 Pro features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The addition of the waterdrop notch allows the device to achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 84 percent. In comparison, the Honor Play offers the same  6.3-inch IPS LCD notched display with 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. However, it features a screen-to-body ratio of 83 percent, lagging only marginally.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Honor Play: Performance, Hardware

Under the hood, the Oppo F9 Pro is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The Honor Play also offers the same storage and RAM options. As for the hardware, Honor Play is powered by an octa-core Kirin 970 10nm processor, which is the same chipset found on the flagship Huawei P20 Pro and other latest high-end smartphones from Huawei and Honor. In terms of performance, Honor Play can easily outperform the Oppo F9 Pro.

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Additionally, the Honor Play also features GPU Turbo technology to deliver a smooth gaming experience while saving power. The smartphone is essentially a gaming-oriented device. The Honor smartphone also delivers a 4D gaming experience owing to 3D audio and AI vibration in games.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Honor Play: Optics

Moving on to the optics department, the Oppo F9 Pro features a dual camera setup at the back of the device consisting of a 16MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, along with a 2MP depth-sensing camera unit with an aperture of f/2.4. On the front, the device houses a powerful 25MP camera for selfies and video calling.

In comparison, the Honor Play offers the same 16MP + 2MP dual camera setup with f/2.2 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. However, the camera on the front features only 16MP resolution but comes with an impressive 2.0um pixel size.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Honor Play: Battery, OS

The Oppo F9 Pro comes with a powerful 3500mAh battery along with the VOOC Flash charging, which could charge the device from 0 to 75 percent in just 30 minutes. The Honor Play, on the other hand, comes with a bigger 3750mAh capacity battery and also supports fast charging.

For software, the Oppo F9 Pro runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Oppo’s custom Color 5.1 OS UI, while the Honor Play currently runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.2. The connectivity options that tag along with the devices are more or less the same. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, are some of the connectivity features common to both the devices.

Oppo F9 Pro Vs Honor Play: Price in India

The Oppo F9 Pro only comes in a single memory configuration- 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage which sells for Rs. 23,990. The device comes in thee different colors- Sunrise Red, Twilight Blue, Starry Purple, all priced the same.

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The Honor Play has been priced at Rs.19,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. If you choose to pick the storage variant with 6GB RAM + 64GB internal memory, you will be spending Rs.23,999. The Honor Play comes in two different colors – Midnight Black and Navy Blue.

Gargi’s inclination towards gadgets developed over the four years that she invested on her Electronics and Communication degree. She last worked at HeyMojo Inc., where she lead the product marketing team and designed chatbots for the top QSRs around the world. Currently, she is a regular contributor at MySmartPrice and plans on enlightening readers with interesting news on smartphones and telecom industry. Oh, and did we forget to mention that she is also a growth hacker.