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Huawei Honor Play 8A

Huawei Honor Play 8A
$121
Brand: Huawei
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.09-inch pixels 720 x 1560 HD+ display
  • Camera 13 MP Back /8 MP front
  • Storage 32/64 GB
  • RAM 3 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.3 GHz Mediatek Helio P35
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

8.2
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 8 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Huawei Honor Play 8A Highlights and Overview

The Honor Play 8A is a midrange Android smartphone from Huawei targeted at the youth and middle-aged smartphone users. The device comes in a 6.09-inch HD+ screen and runs on the latest Mediatek Helio P35 CPU and comes with a single rear camera.

So you are getting the aforementioned Mediatek Helio P35 (MT6765) CPU. This CPU is an Octa-core AI Chip, which comprises of 4x 2.3Ghz and 4x 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs. The CPU is backed up by a PowerVR GE8320 Graphic Processor, along with 3GB of RAM and either 32/64GB internal storage, expandable upto 128GB via microSD card.

As for the camera department, you are getting a single 13-megapixel rear camera with single LED flash. The main camera comes with 6 elements lens, featuring PDAF, HDR mode, and f/1.8 aperture. At the front, there’s also a single 8-megapixel front-facing camera, with AI backed features.

Interestingly, the Huawei Honor Play 8A comes preloaded with Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. There’s support for a dual LTE SIM cards, and is fuelled by a 3020mAh battery. The full specifications and key features of the Honor Play 8A are detailed in the table below.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 156.3 x 73.5 x 8 mm (6.15 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
Weight 150 g (5.29 oz)
Build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.09 inches, 91.0 cm2 (~79.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI v9
Chipset Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 13 megapixel main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 1.12 μm
Phase detection
6-element lens
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 8-megapixel
Camera Features HDR+, scene recognition, AI FaceID
Video Resolution 720p

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 19 hours
Stand-by Up to 400 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Huawei Honor Play 8A User Reviews and Opinions

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