December 25, 2020
Honor 8A Prime
Every time Huawei presents a new smartphone, Honor brand follows suit, and this time is the Honor 8A Prime.
The interesting part is, Honor devices aren’t just cheaper, but are also a lot more interesting features like vibrant colours, tear-drop notch and a nice display.
Here’s everything you need to know about the new Honor 8A Prime.
Design and Display
The mid-range smartphone is built with a plastic back, plastic frame and a glass on the front.
On the back is a smooth panel showcases the camera eye and an LED flash on the left, a fingerprint scanner at the center and the brand name at the bottom left.
The rear is also divided into two surfaces, glossy and matte, in a ratio of approximately 70/30.
The sleek body has curved edges making the smartphone portable to hold despite the bigger screen. There’s a small amount of bezel on the top and bottom of the screen.
The glass display is protected by a film with an oleophobic coating and the screen is packed with 6.09 inches IPS LCD panel.
The screen resolution measures 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and a pixel density of 282 PPI coupled with 79.2% screen-to-body ratio.
It is available in several shades such as in Dark Blue, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green colors.
Sadly it has only one camera module on the rear which is actually weird now, even on low-budget devices. When cheaper devices have second sensors to measure the depth of the image.
The main camera in Honor 8A is a 13MP single sensor with a f/1.8 luminosity, a phase autofocus (PDAF), LED flash for low background shooting.
The main camera mode includes beautification, manual mode, panorama and HDR and can record 2K video quality.
Upfront is an 8MP selfie camera capable of making decent photos and video calling.
Hardware and Software
The heart of the smartphone is a fresh 12-nm MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) chipset supported by an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2.3 GHz.
Graphic tasks assigned to the PowerVR GE8320 video accelerator which in a synthetic test it is equivalent to Snapdragon 625.
The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system on top of EMUI 9 user interface and a staggering 3GB of RAM.
The comes with an in-built 64GB which can further expanded using a micro SD card.
Unlocking by facial recognition is naturally there coupled with a fingerprint scanner which works great.
It features a single-band Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (LE, A2DP) and GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS), USB 2.0, NFC and others.
It has 4G LTE network support.
The battery in Honor 8A is only 3020 mAh which is not large, so don’t expect much. There’s no fast Charging.
Honor 8A Prime Price and Availability
It was announced in Russia with a price tag of 13,990 Rubles.
In other climes, it is priced around $126 which is approximately 46,000 Naira, 750 Ghs in Ghana and 13,500 Ksh in Kenya.