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Honor 8A


Honor 8A
Honor 8A (8 Series)
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 1.8 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
6.09 inch 19.5:9, 1520 x 720 pixel 276 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 17 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSD (up to 512 GB, FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (850, 900, 1,800, 1,900), UMTS (850, 900, 1,900, 2,100), LTE, 3 (1,800 MHz), 20 (800 MHz), 1 (2,100 MHz), 5 (850 MHz), 8 (900 MHz), 38 (2,600 MHz), 40 (2,300 MHz), 41 (2,600 MHz), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 156.28 x 73.5 ( = 0.31 x 6.15 x 2.89 in)
3020 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/1.8
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: virtual, Keyboard Light: yes, SIM tool, USB cable, power supply, 24 Months Warranty, head SAR: 0.43 W/kg, body SAR: 1.01 W/kg, fanless
150 g ( = 5.29 oz / 0.33 pounds), Power Supply: 25 g ( = 0.88 oz / 0.06 pounds)
159 Euro



Average Score: 78.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 57%, features: 40%, display: 88% mobility: 93%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Honor 8A

72% Honor 8A Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Big display with a waterdrop notch, sleek design, efficient processor, and a light-sensitive camera are the Honor 8A's pros according to the manufacturer. Considering the device's low price this sounds almost too good to be true, or does it?
70% Temel ihtiyaçlar için; Honor 8A incelemesi
Source: TR→EN version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Honor 8A incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN version
Positive: Nice performance; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Not suitable for games.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2019
Обзор смартфона Honor 8A: бюджетник с каплевидным вырезом экрана
Source: Yamobi RU→EN version
Positive: Stylish design; high autonomy; nice display; great cameras; support NFC. Negative: Weak hardware; poor connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2019
Обзор плюсов и минусов Honor 8A. Стильный бюджетник с NFC
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN version
Positive: Great display; decent processor; good price; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/24/2019
93% Đánh giá Honor 8A: Máy đẹp, cấu hình ổn, loa ngoài rất to
Source: VN→EN version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 94% workmanship: 97%
Honor 8A: Không cần phô trương, nhưng trải nghiệm phải ấn tượng!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Low price; elegant design; decent hardware; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2019
HONOR 8A ra mắt với thiết kế giọt nước giá chỉ 3 triệu đồng
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN version
Positive: Impressive design; low price; big screen; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2019
Với mức giá hơn 3 triệu, trải nghiệm trên Honor 8A liệu có tốt?
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Low price; elegant design; great built quality; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2019
Mở hộp và trên tay nhanh Honor 8A: Chiếc smartphone đáng mua nhất trong tầm giá hơn 3 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Attractive price; nice performance; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2019
Những điểm ấn tượng nhất trên Honor 8A trong phân khúc hơn 3 triệu
Source: FPT shop VN→EN version
Positive: Attractive price; elegant design; nice display; decent performance; impressive cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/27/2019



Honor has a lot of great options out there that cover all three categories of smartphones, from budget and mid-range to flagship. The Honor 8A falls in the mid-range category, but it still features a great display and design. The widely acclaimed high-volume speakers of the Honor 8A's predecessors have yet again received an upgrade. The big sound cavity with a dual-suspension structure is combined with the new high-power SmartPA speaker, a 30% improvement compared to the previous generation's speakers. This dual-SIM smartphone is a tribute to the classic dual-texture smartphone body design and their multilayered smooth surfaces. It is also available in four stylish and trendy color options, namely Black, Gold, Red and Blue, that are guaranteed to provide aesthetics that are pleasing to the eyes. The front camera, the light sensor, the proximity sensor and receiver are well integrated in the merely 3.2 mm thin edge at the top of the screen. The dewdrop notch design reduces the area by 71.1% compared with traditional notches in other smartphones. The Face Unlock feature is effective, functional even in the dark and identifies 1.024 distinctive facial features with precise accuracy. Furthermore, the Finger Gesture commands are designed to make single-handed operation a simple matter on this FullView Display mobile.

The rear 13MP camera with an f/1.8 aperture of the Honor 8A lets in more light for crisp and clear night-time photos and an accurate background bokeh. At the same time, its 8MP front camera provides intelligent beautification to selfies. Not only is the Honor 8A the best for shooting night photography, but the dual SIM Slot and Micro-SD slot design support dual VoLTE HD calls, while the two SIM cards and microSD card can work simultaneously. As for the display, it comes with a 6.09-inch flagship-level dewdrop notch screen which reaches a 87% screen-to-body ratio through an ultra-narrow border that graces three of its edges. Having passed the TÜV Rheinland eye comfort certification, the screen reduces emissions of blue light, which means less harm to the eyes, especially for heavy users who experience long periods of exposure to the phone. To deliver performance, the MT6765 high-frequency 8-core processor, clocked at up to 2.3 GHz, delivers strong functionality, while its 12mm flagship-level processing provides the ultimate power-saving performance. The processor is paired with a 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM. As for the operating system, the device is equipped with the optimized EMUI 9.0 operating system that is based on the latest Android 9. The built-in 3,020mAh battery of the Honor 8A works with a 12nm power-efficient processor and the leading technology of EMUI’s intelligent power-saving capabilities to easily provide a full day’s use. In conclusion, the Honor 8A is a great option for users who are on a budget. With exceptional sound and a good display, the Honor 8A will make a great entertainment device.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio P35 MT6765: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.15 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


In 2014 Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. Occasionally the products are also called Huawei Honor.

The market share of Honor products is manageable, but there are several reviews on Honor smartphones with average ratings (as of 2016).

78.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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