Honor Play 8A has been launched and it arrives with spectacular specifications, and features. The handset is available in two different variants and models.
The newly announced mobile phone, was officially launched in China. Arriving with MediaTek Helio P35, a 6.09-inch IPS LCD 720p display, and 3GB of RAM.
Of course, it is budgeted friendly Smartphone and it packs some other respectable features. The Smartphone was earlier expected to launch as the Honor 8A.
Honor Play 8A Specs
*. Display: 6-inch (1560 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:5:9 2.5D curved glass display
*. Processor: 2.3GHz Octa-Core (ARM Cortex A53) MediaTek Helio P35 12nm Processor with 680 MHz IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
*. RAM: 3GB
*. Storage: 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)
– Back cameras: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/1.8 aperture
– Front cameras: 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Dimensions: 156.28×73.5×8.0mm
*. Weight: 150g
*. Network and connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
*. Battery: 3000mAh
Design and Display
Th Honor Play 8A Smartphone is the direct successor to the Honor 7A. And it has got 6.09-inch IPS LCD 720×1560 pixels HD+ panel with a waterdrop-style display notch.
At the top and bottom of the display, the handset sports a slimmer bezels, and borders. And it comes with a chin at the bottom. It also boasts of 87% screen-to-body ratio.
The smartphone lacks a fingerprint sensor scanner at the back, and it is available in in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, and Platinum Gold color options.
Camera and Connectivity
For the optics of the mobile phone, the Honor Play 8A arrives with single rear camera setup, and it consists of a 13-megapixel sensor, paired with an f/1.8 aperture and phase-detection autofocus (PDAF).
And the rear camera sensor comes with an LED flash and supports an automatic HDR feature. Which can take amazing and crystal clear photo shots.
And for the selfie snapper, it comes with an 8-megapixel sensor at the front along with an f/2.0 aperture. However, the front facing camera shots are stunning.
And for the network and connectivity, the smartphone comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, MicroUSB 2.0, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Performance and Battery
The phone runs on Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) SoC, coupled with 3GB of RAM. This will increase the optimization of the mobile phone and the efficiency of the battery.
Fortunately, the phone packs a reputable 32GB and 64GB storage options that both supports expansion via microSD card (up to 512GB). You can save more files and documents.
It is powered by a 3000mAh battery capacity, and runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with the company’s EMUI 9.0 out of the box.
The phone is already on sale, and the price for the 3GB + 32GB is CNY 799 / US 116 / Rs. 8,000, while the 43GB RAM + 64GB goes for just CNY 999 / US$ 145 / Rs. 10,200.