Honor, a sub-brand of the popular Chinese smartphone maker Huawei recently release a new smartphone; Honor Play 8A. The new Huawei Honor Play 8A comes with humble specs and a nice design. You won’t even find a fingerprint scanner on the smartphone but it does have face unlock on it and you know how that goes. If you are a fan of the water drop notch then that gives this smartphone a mark because it has one. It has an average 6.09-inch screen, 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage and even runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie out of the box.
Huawei Honor Play 8A Key Specs
- Network: 2G – Yes, 3G – Yes, 4G – Yes
- Operating System: Android 9.0, Pie
- Processor / GPU: Octa Core (2.3 GHz Quad Cortex A53 & 1.8 GHz Quad Cortex A53) / PowerVR GE8320.
- Display / Resolution: 6.01 Inches / 1560 x 720 pixels (19.5:9)
- RAM: 3 GB
- Internal / External Memory: 32 GB / 64 GB / Expandable by up to 512 GB (Uses a Dedicated Slot)
- Camera: Back / Rear (13 MP), Front (8 MP)
- Battery Capacity: 3020 mAh Li-Po Non-Removable
Design And Display
The Honor Play 8A body is made up of plastic with a metal frame all around which is pretty standard for a budget device. At the back is free of a fingerprint sensor which leaves the face Unlock through the front camera as the only biometric verification/authentication option.
The Huawei Honor Play 8A comes with a display of 6.01 inches. It uses the IPS LCD display technology. It has a resolution of 1560 by 720 pixel. The display is quite good quality for phones within this price range.
Camera and Battery
There are only two cameras on this device which isn’t much but is pretty decent given the price. Each side get one camera. The front facing camera here on the Honor Play 8A is a single 8MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. The rear camera is also a single camera setup; a 13MP shooter with f/1.8 aperture with PDAF.
The Huawei Honor Play 8A goes along with several other budget smartphones out there with just about the middling capacity. In that the regard, the smartphone sports a 3, 020mAh battery capacity enough on light usage.
Hardware and Software
The Huawei Honor Play 8A boasts of an Octa (Eight) Core processor clock at Octa-Core (2.3 GHz Quad Cortex A53 & 1.8 GHz Quad Cortex A53), the chipset is the MediaTek Helio P35. The GPU is the PowerVR GE8320. Also in the mix is 3GB RAM accompanied by either a 32GB or 64GB internal storage space depending on your choice. It’s very important to note that the storage is expandable up to 512GB with memory card.
Huawei Honor Play 8A Pricing and Availability
The 32GB model goes for about 43, 000 Naira while the higher 64GB version sells for around 54, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.