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Huawei Honor Play 8A Launched With Pie OS and PowerVR GPU

Huawei Honor Play 8A is interesting in all ramifications, and its price tag could make you think it is entry-level. Find out more here!

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Huawei is one of the biggest brands that doesn’t joke with any customer sector, be it low-end, mid-range or flagship. For its budget segment, precisely mid-range, the outstanding Chinese OEM has released the Huawei Honor Play 8A.

Huawei Honor Play 8A is interesting in all ramifications, and its price tag could make you think it is entry-level. That’s why I said Huawei loves to please their customers to the fullest. Imagine using a cool mid-ranger you bought at a dirt cheap price.

Having said that, let’s see what the phone has in stock.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Quick Review

Starting with its appearance, the phone looks great thanks to the dewdrop notch on its screen. As expected, the notch serves as the dwelling place of the front-facing camera – 8MP. The camera works smoothly with f/2.0 aperture. It is capable of capturing and recording 1080p images and videos.

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If the notch and chin are taken away, you’ll be left with 78.8% screen-to-body ratio for your viewing gusto. Given the phone’s 6.01-inch screen, that’s sufficient enough for decent multimedia relay. More so, resolution of 720 x 1500 pixels teams up with 283PPI density for the screen’s vibrance.

Huawei opted for an aluminium alloy covering that looks good from every angle. With no fingerprint sensor in place, only the camera setup and Honor emblem are found at the phone’s back. The camera -13MP- captures low light images well with the support of the LED flash. Even so, HDR and panorama images can be taken by this camera too.

As sure as taxes, the MediaTek Helio P35 can’t fail on you whenever you’re intensively using your smartphone. And why’s this so? It is built on 12nm FinFET process and carries octa-core 2.3GHz ARM Cortex-A53 CPU and PowerVR GE8320 GPU.

A 3GB RAM works side by side with the chipset while 32GB or 64GB is available as the ROM for file storage. Android 9.0 Pie OS backed up by EMUI 9 handles anything software on the device. The 3,020mAh battery provides modest duration on the smartphone.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Key Specs

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Here are the Huawei Honor Play 8A key specifications…

Display 6.01-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1500 pixels, 283PPI
OS Android 9.0 Pie OS (EMUI 9)
Processor Octa-core 2.3GHz MediaTek Processor
Storage 32GB / 64GB ROM + 3GB RAM (MicroSD card up to 512GB)
Camera 13MP Rear/8MP Front (With LED light)
Battery 3,020mAh
Price N32,000 – N38,000

Huawei Honor Play 8A Photos

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Huawei Honor Play 8A Price and Availability

The Huawei Honor Play 8A was launched in January 2019; it is available in colours Black, Red, Aurora Blue, Gold. You can order the smartphone from any of the online shopping markets using the links below.

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Huawei Honor Play 8A retails at $100 (₦32,000 – ₦37,000 in Nigeria). (CLICK TO BUY HUAWEI HONOR PLAY 8A)

Huawei Honor Play 8A Full Specifications and Features

General Features

  • Platform: EMUI 9 (Android 9.0 Pie)
  • Processor: Octa-core 2.32.3 Cortex-A53 (MexiaTek Helio P35 SoC)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Midnight Black, Red, Aurora Blue, Gold
  • Dimension: 156.3 x 73.5 x 8 mm
  • Weight: 150g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.01-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1500 pixels (283PPI)
  • Screen Protection: –


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 1080p [email protected]


  • Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 512GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: –
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –


  • Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
  • Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: –
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: –
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3,020mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

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