Honor has silently launched a new entry level smartphone into the highly competitive Indian smartphone market. It is called the Honor Bee 2. The budget smartphone from the Huawei sub brand is the successor to the Honor Bee that was launched in the country back in 2015.
The Honor Bee 2 was originally launched in China as the Huawei Y3II last year. It comes in a compact form factor. Design wise, the Honor Bee 2 comes in a polycarbonate shell that features a brushed metal finish to the rear. It comes in three color options namely Arctic White, Obsidian Black and Sand Gold.
Up front, the Honor Bee 2 packs a 4.5 inch FWVGA (854 x 480p) LCD display. The entry level smartphone is powered by a 1GHz quad core Mediatek 6735 processor on the inside. This is mated with just 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Honor, however, is providing room for memory expansion via a microSD card slot.
Coming to the optics, the smartphone features a 5MP rear shooter alongside a 2MP selfie snapper. The rear shooter is accompanied by a dual LED Flash. In an interesting addition, the Honor Bee 2 features a Rainbow LED notification light surrounding the camera module. This LED flashes different color depending on the type of notifications. The implementation is quite similar to the one found in the Samsung J2 Pro. Apart from that, the smartphone from Honor also sports an Easy Key to the side which lets you quickly access any three of your favorite apps.
Powering the Honor Bee 2 is a 2,100 mAh battery which can be charged using the microUSB 2.0 port. The budget smartphone runs on Android Lollipop 5.1 with EMUI 3.1 on top. It’s worth noting that the smartphone does support 4G VoLTE, thus using Jio won’t be a pain. The Honor Bee 2 comes with a price of Rs 7,499 and is currently available for sale via various brick and mortar stores across the country. Needless to say, it’s no match for the Redmi 4A or Redmi 3S Prime, but then, it’s not easy to get hold of that online.
Honor Bee 2 Specifications
- 4.5 inch FWVGA (854 x 480p) LCD Display
- 1GHz Quad Core Mediatek 6735 Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB Internal Storage + Upto 32GB External Storage (via microSD)
- 5MP Rear Camera with dual LED Flash and Rainbow LED notification
- 2MP Front Camera
- 2,100mAh Battery
- Android Lollipop 5.1 with EMUI 3.1
- Colors: Arctic White, Obsidian Black and Sand Gold