Couple of days back Huawei has launched an very affordable smartphone, the Honor Bee in India to which company has said to be Made For India device. With this device Huawei is trying to target entry level segment of Indian market. Last year company has launched Honor Holly with which company was able to sell good number of units of this device. At the launch event we got some time to play with the device and after playing with it for around 1 hour we can say its a nice device which comes at very good price tag and offers nice built quality to the users.
Build And Design of Honor Bee :-
Honor Bee comes with rounded corners which we have not seen in any other devices launched by Honor in recent days, these rounded corners provide good hold to the device. At front side of the device you will find 4.5 inch FWVGA qHD display screen with screen resolution of 960×540 pixels which seems okay as per the price tag of the device.
Above display you will find an 2MP front facing camera, earpiece and sensors placed over it, below display you will find three touch capacitive buttons which do not support backlit but are finished in silver so you can easily identify them.
On the right side you will find your volume rockers followed by your power and sleep button which are plastic button finished again in chrome which will give nice feedback to you, there is nothing left side.
At bottom of the device you will only find your primary microphone, while at top you have 3.5 mm audio jack and you Micro USB port for charging and data transfer.
Back panel of device is made up of smooth plastic which feel slippery and can slip out of hand if not handled carefully. At back you will find a primary shooter of 8MP along with LED flash. There is also a secondary mic for noise cancellation, we really appreciate Huawei for including secondary mic as in this price category you rarely find this.
When you remove back panel you will have access to your dual SIM slots and a micro SD card slot and a 1,730mAh battery which can be removed.
Hardware and Specs of Huawei Honor Bee :-
If we talk about under the hood features of Huawei Honor Bee then it is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad core Cortex A7 processor and Mali 400 MP2 GPU and 1GB RAM, it comes with 8GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 32GB via micro SD card slot. We really appreciate as Huawei has provided 8 Gigs of internal storage to the phone. In terms of connectivity, Honor Bee supports 3G (on Both SIM), Micro USB, WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS.
Software Of Huawei Honor Bee :-
In past we have seen that Huawei has launched its devices powered by EMUI, and here Honor Bee runs on toned down version of EMUI, the EMUI Lite 3.0 which has all basic features which we have seen in its pricier siblings.
It do comes with the same launcher on which you will find all apps icons are placed on dashboard. It also features the Magazine Unlock screen on which you will find a new wallpaper every time when you unlock it.
Camera Of Huawei Honor Bee :-
Huawei Honor Bee features a primary shooter of 8MP at back which takes decent images, to take better images under low light there are dual LED flash which, it comes with the default camera app which we have seen in other Honor devices, there are bunch of menus and options which lets you control each and everything. There
In launch event we took some images which seems to be decent under low lights. We will be able to say more when we will get our review unit.
Final Verdict On Huawei Honor Bee :-
Huawei Honor Bee seems to be a decent device at this price tag range where it is offering some good features and nice specs, however here it face competition with Micromax Canvas Spark (First Impression) And Infocus M2 (Review).