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Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs + Pros and Cons Reviews

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs

Date Released: 2018, December

DisplayTypeLCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.01 inches, 90.6 cm2 (~78.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~283 ppi density)
Protection-
BodyDimensions156.3 x 73.5 x 8 mm (6.15 x 2.89 x 0.31 in)
Weight150 g (5.29 oz)
Build-
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CameraPrimary13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF, LED Flash
Secondary8 MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p
FeaturesTouch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video1080p@30fps
MemoryExternal SlotmicroSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)
Internal32/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
NetworkTechnologyGSM / HSPA / LTE
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery
Available ColorBlack, Blue, Gold, Red
PlatformOSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
UIEMUI 9
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35
CPUOcta-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
SoundAlert TypesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm JackYes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
RadioFM radio
USBmicroUSB 2.0
NFC-
FeaturesSensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5

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Huawei Honor Play 8A Review

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs has some mid-range components where it can consider as a gaming smartphone lite. It has a large GHz and memory storage to able to play online games without worrying its resolution as well as. The device was officially released this month of January 2019 as the latest smartphone of the Huawei this year. The device has a design with a top-notch front view display that is good for gaming. It offers acceptable specs and features as what the price can offer too.

Honor Play 8A comes as a Dual Nano SIM card with dual standby mode feature supported by a 4G LTE band for network technology on data connection. It is 6.01 inches full-screen view with LCD capacitive touchscreen display. It has a dimension of 156.3 x 73.5 x 8 mm (6.15 x 2.89 x 0.31 in) and weighing 150g. The display resolution has the spec of 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and 283 ppi density.

The device runs on the UI of EMUI 9 based on the operating system of Android 9.0 Pie version. The processor is powered by a 2.3 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 along with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It has a 3 GB RAM with 32/64 GB internal memory as the built-in storage. Selecting between the 32 GB and 64 GB as the internal memory may vary with the pricing on the market. The built-in storage can be expanded via microSD card up to 512 GB capacity storage as the external memory with a dedicated slot allotted.

The main camera has the quality lens of 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF with LED Flash. It has camera mode features and settings including the HDR and Panorama. The front camera has the quality of 8 MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p for taking selfies and videos. The video resolution using the main camera has the spec of 1080p@30fps for recording. The device has a loudspeaker and supported with 3.5mm jack for a headphone adapter. It also has active noise cancellation with dedicated mic.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Price and Battery Capacity

The connectivity packs with specs and feature of the following: Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP, LE), GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), FM radio, and micro USB 2.0. The device doesn’t have a fingerprint scanner sensor feature. The sensor features of the device can offer are the accelerometer and proximity. The battery of the Honor Play 8A is non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh. It doesn’t support any fast charging feature. The colors available of the device are Black, Blue, Gold, and Red.
As for the official market price, the device has about 100 EUR or 115.26 USD or 6,016.70 PHP if converted into US and Philippines currency respectively.

Pros

  • 6.01 inches full-screen view with LCD displayAndroid 9.0 Pie
  • 2.3 GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 processor
  • 3 GB RAM with 32/64 GB internal memory
  • External memory up to 512 GB via microSD card
  • Main camera: 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF with LED Flash
  • Front camera: 8 MP, f/2.0, HDR, 1080p
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Li-Po 3020 mAh battery
  • Affordable price

Cons

  • No Corning Gorilla Glass protected
  • Non-removable battery
  • No fast charging features
  • No fingerprint scanner

Review Overview

Design - 87%
Performance - 89%
Specs - 88%
Camera - 85%

87%

Ratings

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs has a design with a top-notch front view display that is good for gaming. It offers acceptable specs and features as what the price can offer too.

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