Characteristics of Honor Play 8A: budget gaming smartphone on Helio P35

Characteristics of Honor Play 8A: budget gaming smartphone on Helio P35

Chinese company Huawei has announced a new smartphone under the sub-brand Honor. The technology, dubbed Honor Play 8A, is positioned as a budget gaming smartphone for youth audience.
Sale Honor Play 8A will start in January 2019. It is available in two versions with different amount of internal memory. The cost of 32-Gigabyte model is about $ 119, while the version with 64 GB of internal memory is estimated by the manufacturer at $ 129.Full specifications of the Honor Play 8A

Full specifications of the Honor Play 8A


  • Announcement: January, 2019.
  • Status: start of sales in January 2019.


  • Dimensions: 156,3х73,5x8 mm.
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Colors: black, blue, gold and red.
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).


  • Type: LCD, multitouch, 16 million colors.
  • Size: 6.01 inches (~78,8% of the total frontal surface area).
  • Resolution: 1560х720 points, the aspect ratio of 19.5:9 (~283ppi).


  • ОС: Android 9.0 Pie, EMUI 9.
  • Chip: Mediatek Helio P35 (MT6765, 12-nanometer process technology).
  • CPU: OCTA-core (four Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 2.3 GHz and four cores Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.8 GHz).
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320.


  • Slot for memory card: Yes, microSD, up to 512 GB (single slot).
  • Internal: 3 GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of internal.


  • Main: 13 MP (f/1.8, phase detection autofocus).
  • Features: led flash, panorama, HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.
  • Front: 8 MP (f/2.0).
  • Features: HDR.
  • Video: 1080p at 30 frames per second.


  • Loud speaker: Yes.
  • 3.5 mm Jack: Yes.
  • System active noise cancellation with dedicated MIC.


  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot.
  • Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE.
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS.
  • Radio: FM radio.
  • USB: microUSB 2.0.


  • Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor.


  • Non-removable, lithium-polymer, 3020 mAh.


  • Technology: GSM/HSPA/LTE.


  • ~100 euros.


Honor Play 8A – another budget smartphone to this "game" of the smartphone it is, of course, does not hold. It is made in a popular full-screen design, but instead of monopoly at the top of the display it is small pear-shaped ledge under the front camera. Today's fashionable dual-core camera smartphone not. Cameras had two – one on the back side, the other on the front. Have Honor Play 8A unremarkable design and features, which, however, compensates for its low price.


  • widescreen display;
  • support for memory cards microSD and two SIM-cards (separate slots);
  • A 3.5 mm headphone audiojack;
  • Android Pie;
  • affordable price.


  • the main camera with one lens;
  • the microUSB port instead of the more modern USB Type-C.