Honor Bee 2 with Android 5.1 Lollipop & 5MP camera launched – Specs & Price

Honor Bee 2
Honor Bee 2

Huawei Honor has launched a new budget smartphone in its major market for such category of smartphones, India. The smartphone is named the Honor Bee 2, and I’m here wondering if its name is related to the rainbow-patterned circular notification light at the phone’s rear.

The Honor Bee 2 is not limited by its budget status, as it features a metal back panel and an extra hardware button that can be used for various functions.

Honor Bee 2 Specifications, Review and Highlights

The Honor Bee 2 comes with a 4.5-inch FWVGA (854 * 480 pixels) display. The phone is 9.9mm thick and uses capacitive navigation buttons. The phone packs a 2100mAh battery which, when coupled with its other low-end specs, would last you through the day.

The Honor Bee 2 is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. It ha a dual SIM slot with 4G LTE connectivity option.

Honor Bee 2 Rainbow Light

At the rear of the smartphone, a 5MP camera with a dual-LED flash is present to handle moderate photography ventures, while a 2MP camera at the front makes sure you’re not exempted from making video calls and taking selfies, at the least.

On its left side, the Honor Bee 2 sports a Smart Key button which can be used to open applications like flashlight. It also has a special notification system called Rainbow Light which is in a circular form around the rear camera sensor and lights up in rainbow-like colours when notification-worthy events occur on the phone.

The Honor Bee 2 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 layered on top.

Honor Bee 2 Full Phone Specifications

General

Device BrandHonor
ModelBee 2
AnnouncedApril 19, 2017
ReleasedApril 19, 2017
StatusAvailable

Network

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G NetworkLTE with VoLTE
SIM TypeMicro-SIM, dual standby
SIM CountDual SIM

Data

2GGPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4GUp to 300/50 Mbps
SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web BrowserYes, HTML5

Design

TypeSmartphone
Dimensions134.18 * 66.7 * 9.9 mm
Weight
BuildMetal aluminium design
ColorsGold, White & Black

Display

Display TypeIPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size4.5 inches
Resolution480 * 854 pixels (FWVGA)
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density
Touch ScreenYes
Protectionn/a
Featuresn/a
Secondary DisplayNo

Camera

5MP
1.4µm Pixel size
Yes
Yes
n/a
Yes, Dual LED flash (Primary)
2MP

Software

Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Emotion UI 3.1
No
SkypeYes
WhatsappYes
FacebookYes
YoutubeYes

Hardware

CPUQuad-Core 1.3GHz
GPU
1GB
Internal Storage8GB
Expandable up to 32GB (microSD) [dedicated]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.0
Bluetooth ProfilesA2DP
InfraredNo
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes; USB v2.0
USB On-the Go (OTG)No
GPSYes, GPS + A-GPS
NFCn/a
No
No

Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Capacity2100mAh
PlacementRemovable
Standby
Talk Time

Messaging

SMSYes (threaded view)
MMSYes
EmailYes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IMYes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Honor Bee 2 in India

The Honor Bee 2 costs Rs. 7499 in India and can be picked up with a 15-month service warranty in Honor partner stores in the country.

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