Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs and Price

Huawei Honor Play 8A
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The word ‘Play usually appears in what seems to be budget smartphones and that is exactly what we see here as another of such from Huawei is released. The new Huawei Honor Play 8A comes with humble specs and a nice design. You won’t even find a fingerprint scanner on the smartphone but it does have face unlock on it and you know how that goes. If you are a fan of the water drop notch then that gives this smartphone a mark because it has one. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty here already. Shall we?

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Huawei Honor Play 8A Key Specs and Features

  • 6.01-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen,  720 x 560 pixels
  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 CPU with a 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera
  • 32GB built-in storage space, up to 512GB with a memory card
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 020mAh non-removable Li-Po battery

Huawei Honor Play 8A

Design and Display

The blueprint here is pretty much simple with a plain finish no gradients and with a drop notch on top of the screen up front. There is a single camera at the left edge of the back cover and a tiny flash below it. To the font, there is Honor written legibly at the bottom of the screen and some considerably slim bezels around the screen. It is available in red, black, gold and blue colours.

The display here almost extends all the way to the top thanks to the small notch which takes up the middle space at the top. It can also qualify as large with its 6.01-inch size, although kind of norms in these modern times. However, the screen is not so punchy with just a 1560 x 720 pixel resolution to back it up.

Battery and Camera

The Huawei Honor Play 8A goes along with several other budget smartphones out there with just about the middling capacity. In that the regard, the smartphone sports a 3, 020mAh battery capacity enough on light usage. As you’d expect, the smartphone features a MicroUSB port with no fast charge in sight.

Don’t quite bother about the camera prowess on this smartphone because it is just about the money’s worth it delivers. That sums it up in a single 13MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie shooter which performs averagely in full light and poorly in low light.

Hardware and Software

Internals is within the budget circle as it features a MediaTek eight-core chipset. The Helio P35 is a rather new budget SoC and it is paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU. Also in the mix is 3GB RAM accompanied by either a 32GB or 64GB internal storage space depending on your choice. Anyway, you will still be getting Android 9.0 Pie and I should also tell you that the storage is expandable up to 512GB with memory card.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Pricing and Availability

The 3GB model goes for about 43, 000 Naira while the higher 64GB version sells for around 54, 000 Naira depending on the deal and your location.

Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs

Here are a few specs of the Huawei Honor Play 8A:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Processor: Octa-core MediaTek Helio P35
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Gold, Red
  • 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, 1560 x 720 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8MP camera, 720p [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
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0


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


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


  • Navigation: Yes, with 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:
  • Fingerprint Scanner:
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • 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
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging:
Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Huawei Honor Play 8A Specs and Price was written by Odunayo Ezekiel. The article was last modified: October 27th, 2020
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