Honor Play 8A

Honor Play 8A

Brand: Huawei
Category: Smartphones
  • CPU: Helio P35
  • RAM+ROM: 3GB + 32GB
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Display: 6.09 inches / 1520x720 high resolution
  • Battery: 4000mAh

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Call Quality 8 / 10

Honor Play 8A 4G Smartphone

New year, new honorary smartphones. Let’s start with the Honor Play 8A, which has now been introduced in China and is sure to come to us.

After the Honor V20, the Huawei subsidiary presents the Honor Play 8A a few days later in its home country. The smartphone, which is visually very reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi Play, is considered the successor of the Honor 7A.

The successor for the Honor 7A is official, because the Honor Play 8A was officially introduced as expected. This week there were already the first press pictures. It is not called Honor 8A, but Honor Play 8A.

We can expect a nearly 6 inch IPS display (HD+), a Helio P35, 3 GB RAM, 32 or 64 GB memory, a battery with 3020 mAh, a camera with 13 MP on the back and one with 8 MP on the front and even if a lot is outdated/bad here, there is still USB C.

As with Xiaomi, we shouldn’t be put off by the name “Play”. The Honor Play 8A is not a gaming smartphone, but rather suitable for a young target group. The non-existent fingerprint sensor quickly makes this clear. In contrast to the Xiaomi model, the main camera is also only equipped with a 13.0MP single lens. For Selfies, Honor Play 8A offers an 8-megapixel sensor that can also be used for face recognition.

This is located in a small notch, at the top in the middle of the 6 inch IPS display. This offers a resolution of economical 1,560 x 720 pixels. Speaking of economy: the battery has a capacity of 3,020 mAh and can be charged quickly with the included 10-watt power supply.

While the back is made of polycarbonate, the Honor Play 8A has a metal frame. Honor uses a MediaTek Helio P35 Octa-Core processor, which could be compared to the in-house Kirin 710. With 3 GB RAM and either 32 or 64 GB expandable program memory, the company underlines the beginner.

The sale in China starts next week and the price is about $110 (converted), so it is an absolute beginner model. If I would have to guess, then I would assume from scarcely $160 and a market start in the spring with us.


Product Details

Features 6.09 inch display afford you a vivid and different visual experience. 13.0MP+2.0MP back cameras and 8.0MP front camera, you can enjoy images with 1520x720 high resolution. It comes with most of the features we've come to expect from a smartphone, including Android 9.0 and 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM storage equipped 4000mAh big capacity battery that you can play games faster.
Specification Brand: Huawei
Model: Play 8A
Language: Multi-language
Form factor: Touchscreen
Battery capacity (mAh): 4000
Google Play Store: No
Screen size (inches): 6.09
Screen type: TFT LCD (IPS)
Resolution: HD+ 1520x720
Processor: octa-core
Chipset: Helio P35
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 512 GB
Dedicated microSD slot: Yes
Rear camera: 13-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel(f/2.4)
Rear flash: LED
Front camera: 8-megapixel (f/2.0)

Operating system: Android 9.0
Skin: EMUI 8.2
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 ac
GPS: Yes
Bluetooth: v 4.2


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