Honor Play 8A
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About the Phone
- Good battery life
- Good screen display
- Sleek, lightweight body
- Better than average configuration of processor
- Has the latest Android 9.0 operating system
- High end graphics, suitable for gaming, watching videos, and browsing the internet
- Good storage
- Average camera
- No fingerprint detection
- Average screen size
- Average screen resolution and pixel density
- Does not have Gorilla Glass cover
- It is not water and dust resistant
- Wireless charging not available
- No barometer or temperature sensor in spite of non- removable battery
Expected to launch in August, 2019 in India, the expected price for Honor Play 8A is set at Rs. 8, 190. It is a classic budget phone, with a sleek look, great battery life, and good configuration available at a budget price. However, it has an average screen size, screen resolution and an average camera. It lacks features such as fingerprint detection and water and dust resistance.
Honor Play 8A is plastic built with metal frames. This model is 8mm slim, with a weight of 150 grams. It has a sleek, slim design with bezels at the bottom of the model. A teardrop notch at the top of the screen contains the front camera and other sensors like face detection. The phone back is rather attractive with it’s two tone design. It has a screen to body ratio of 87%. As of now it is available in four colours, Black, Red, Blue and Gold. The design is pretty good, pleasing to the eye, lightweight and will have a good grip.
Honor Play 8A has a 6.09 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels at 283 PPI. It has a LCD capacitive touchscreen with a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor. It also has the water drop notch feature. The screen has a 2.5D curved glass screen with 16M colours. The screen is vivid and suitable for watching television shows. However, the screen size is pretty average.
Honor Play 8A has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor. This model is based on a MediaTek MT6765 Helio P35 octa core processor. With 3GB RAM and either 32 or 64 GB internal storage, there is also a space for a micro SD card which is expandable up to 512 GB. Although, there is ample space, the phone does lag down sometimes. Honor 8A Play has Android 9.0, Pie operating system. With a better than average configuration, this phone is expected to give a pretty good performance for its offering price.
Honor Play 8A has a single rear camera with 13MP, f/1.8 aperture. The front camera is 8MP with f/2.0 aperture. The camera of the phone is not up to the mark and not at par with the current phones which are available on the market. It has the video recording feature at 1080p and at 30 FPS FHD, geo tagging, auto focus, touch focus and face detection. Although the camera is sharp,all of these features have now become available as basic features on any other smartphone and does not make the phone camera stand out.
The phone has an unremovable 3020 mAh, Li-Po battery. It has a good battery life with an approximate 14 hours of battery life while web browsing, 67 hours while listening to music and a whopping 105 hours while on standby. This model’s battery life trumps all its other features. It will be chargeable by a micro USB port. It does not have the wireless charging feature, which may become cumbersome for those travelling or having long office hours. It also does not provide a temperature sensor for the battery, although the battery is removable.
With a lightweight body, good display, great battery life and good graphics, the phone will be ideal for gaming, watching videos and browsing the internet at one’s leisure. But the pretty average camera will become a serious disadvantage for this model. This also does not provide for screen protection with Gorilla Glass nor does it provide dust and water protection. But, for its offering price, Honor Play 8A is equipped with all the right features and the latest Android operating system. However, looking at the same budget range, phones with better features are available on the market.