Huawei has announced the successor device to the Huawei Honor and the actual launch of Huawei Honor 2 smartphone is on November 4th, 2012 in China. The Honor 2 power packs a Quad Core processor that clocks at 1.4 GHz speed topped with 2GB of RAM, with an option to choose a variant with 1GB RAM. The first gen Huawei Honor hasn’t received much appreciation from the global market, but the manufacturer hasn’t given up with this series and they have upgraded the device to add many good specifications.
Here are the specifications of the Huawei Honor 2:
- 1.4 GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8GB Local storage
- 4.5-inch capacitive touchscreen
- Screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels – 326 PPI
- Thickness of 10.5mm
- 8-megapixel rear camera
- Android 4.0.4 Operating system
The 8MP camera would do a 1080P FHD Full HD video recording and a 1.3MP front camera can capture videos at 720p quality. There is a second microphone for the noise reduction and the audio is provided by the Dolby 5.1 surround stereo sound.
One of the drawbacks could be the ICS version of Android, because we have now got the Android 4.2 and Huawei should consider providing an update very soon after the launch. The company boasts a long 72 hours of battery life with the 2230 mAh battery, but we can’t be sure about that because the 4.5-inch display and the huge processor would surely drain a lot of battery, the reason why Samsung and other brands are placing higher capacity batteries in their smartphones lately. One good thing here is that the battery is replaceable because the Honor 2’s back cover can be removed.
Now, one of the main aspects for the end user to consider is the pricing of the device, and the Honor 2 would be available in China for 1888 yuan (US $302), which is a price quite less for a phone having a quad core processor, and the contenders are priced at least double than the Honor 2 which would make this one a phone worth trying out for some heavy usage.
The Huawei Honor first gen has got the Android 4.0 update, so for sure it would be a disadvantage for those who would be thinking to purchase the Honor 2, with the same Android version, only for the upgraded specs.