Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Honor 9A

Specifications

Honor 9A
Honor 9A (9 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.30 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 278 PPI, capacitive Touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 55 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audioport, Card Reader: microSDXC up to 512 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B4/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41) , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 159.1 x 74.1 ( = 0.35 x 6.26 x 2.92 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix f/​1.8, phase comparison-AF, LED-flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps (Camera 1); 5.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle lens (Camera 2); 2.0MP, f/​2.4, depth of field (Camera 3)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/​2.0, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, charger, USB cable, headset, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.81W/​kg (Head), 1.27W/​kg (Body); FM radio; no Google services, fanless
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
149 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 67.13% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 22 reviews)
price: 67%, performance: 48%, features: 50%, display: 77% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 72%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Honor 9A

74.5% Honor 9A Smartphone Review- Cheap cell phone with much battery, but little power | Notebookcheck
The Honor 9A wants to convince above all by its large battery. With the achievement however the manufacturer saved and users must adjust themselves also to get along without Google services. Is it enough nevertheless for a tidy a riser Smartphone
60% HONOR 9A Review
Source: Appuals English
The purchase decision of Honor 9A is certainly dependent on your usage and budget. For those who are looking for a new mid-range phone at an affordable price tag, decent cameras, and long-lasting battery the Honor 9A could become your next companion. However, you will have to compromise on the Google Mobile Services support.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Honor 9A review: An entry-level phone that has (almost) everything you need
Source: Neowin English
After I was initially scared of using it, the Honor 9A did an amazing job of turning its own story around. Almost everything about this phone is better than I would have expected at this price. The cameras are decent, the performance is solid, the battery life is incredible, and it's just an overall good experience. If it weren't for the fact that many apps I use require Google services, I wouldn't lose sleep if I was forced to use the Honor 9A permanently.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/16/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Honor 9A review
Source: Techradar English
If you’re just looking at the Honor 9A from a hardware perspective, it offers phenomenal value. For £160 you get a multi-lens camera, fingerprint scanner, and long-lasting battery. But without Google Services, it’s a tough sell.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Honor 9A review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The best thing about the Honor 9A is undoubtedly the battery life - getting a 5000mAh battery for such a low price is a real plus. The striking exterior design is also rather aesthetically pleasing. Nonetheless, the budget price means that the camera is hit and miss, and the lack of Google really makes the OS harder to use if you’re integrated within this system heavily. Huawei’s own app store is still relatively new and has a long way to go before it can catch up with its western rivals. If you’re looking for a basic phone for your day-to-day tasks and aren’t too bothered by no Google integration, then it’s still worth considering the Honor 9A.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Honor 9A smartphone review
Source: IT Pro Portal English
The lower end of the market is where profits are eroded and every penny is counted (and counts). Honor is taking a very risky bet with the 9A, one where it expects customers to embrace HMS without flinching, magically eschewing their decade-long dependence on Google Web Services. That remains the biggest existential threat to Huawei and to Honor, alongside the ban on the use of arm-based processors.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 9A unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with Honor's latest low-end smartphone, the Hpnor 9A. It's poerred by a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, and it has a 3GB of RAM and 64GB pf storage. It doesn't have Google services, though, so you'll have to rely on the Huawei AppGallery and other Huawei services.
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2020
HONOR 9A Review: A subpar device with a huge battery
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
HONOR 9A Review: A subpar device with a huge battery 30At the price of RM549, the HONOR 9A is not the best choice out there for those looking for a daily driver. It will, however, suit those who don’t need a high-end phone and prioritises battery life — perhaps the elderly who just need a phone to connect with their family.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2020
Honor 9A – Up close and personal. Is the App Gallery good enough?
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The phones are great, but the apps just aren’t there. Some aren’t even listed, and I’ve not even touched on the more specialist-but-popular apps that you might expect, such as your supermarket shopping app, your network account app, your VPN app, the app that talks to your CCTV, your credit card app or whatever.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Review – HONOR 9A: Entry-level smartphone with a massive battery
Source: NLT English
For the price of RM549, the HONOR 9A is good enough for those who just want a simple smartphone for texting and some social media. Or maybe even for us who want a secondary phone to use as a dedicated WiFi hotspot device while traveling (when the quarantine is over, of course).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2020
76% Honor 9A Review — Bigger Is Better?
Source: Pokde English
For its price tag of RM549, the HONOR 9A doesn’t really stand out. A basic chipset, camera and HD display places it solidly in the entry-level segment. It does have long battery life in its favor and it is also a pretty inexpensive entry point into the HMS ecosystem. If that’s what you are looking for, the HONOR 9A fits the bill just fine.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 69% performance: 69% mobility: 76% workmanship: 79%

Foreign Reviews

40% Honor 9A Rettet der Riesen-Akku durchs Embargo?
Source: Nextpit Germany German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 40%
Honor 9A Das bekommst du für 150 Euro
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2020
67% Honor 9A Was ein 150-Euro-Handy heutzutage drauf hat
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 67%
68% Honor 9A
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60%
Recensione HONOR 9A: senza Google ma autonomia eccezionale e buone fotografie
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2020
Rating: price: 64% features: 62%
40% Test du Honor 9A: Son énorme autonomie ne peut pas le sauver
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Test du Honor 9A : à moins de 150€, une affaire, même sans Google ?
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/31/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honor 9A: Un smartphone polyvalent à 150 euros
Source: Nextpit France French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; decent hardware; good performance. Negative: Missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2020
Test du Honor 9A : bonnes spécifications, à petit prix
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Good price; elegant design; great built quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2020
Бюджетник с хорошей батареей: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 9A
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; decent display; long battery life; attractive price; NFC module. Negative: Slippery; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Бюджетник с хорошей батареей: тест-обзор смартфона Honor 9A
Source: Yamobi RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; great built quality; nice display; long battery life; attractive price; NFC chip. Negative: Slippery; missing Google services.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Обзор Honor 9A и 9S: сверхбюджетная линейка с крутыми камерами, модным дизайном и мощной батарейкой
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; long battery life; attractive price.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/04/2020

Comment

Model:

Despite facing bans imposed by the US, Huawei remains strong in some markets that it has been dominating in the past. Its smaller sibling, Honor, also does well and is still one of the best affordable brands out there. The Honor 9A is an entry-level phone and one of the cheaper models in the Honor 9 series; in terms of price, it is positioned even lower than the Honor 9X Lite. The thickness of the phone is 9 mm, and the weight amounts to 185 g. The colour options available include Black, Blue, and Green. As for the display, the Honor 9A has a 6.3-inch screen with a waterdrop design, a resolution of 1600 x 720p, a ratio of 20:9. It supports e-book mode and has also obtained the TÜV Rheinland eye-protection certification which can suppress harmful blue light emitted by the screen. In terms of the configuration, the Honor 9A is equipped with a MediaTek Helio P22 processor, 3 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of ROM. It also features three card slots, allowing the user to expand the memory with Micro-SD cards by up to 512 GB. Users can use one SIM card for work and one SIM card for a private number. The phone can switch between calls on the fly, and users can even make VoLTE calls from either SIM.

In terms of photography, the Honor 9A has three rear cameras: 13 MP (main lens) + 5 MP (ultra-wide-angle lens) + 2 MP (depth-of-field lens). The front is equipped with an 8MP selfie lens. The rear camera's f/1.8 aperture is augmented with an algorithm that helps soften the background, grab perfect bokeh shots and take excellent night scene photos. As for the front lens, it is equipped with a smart skin-beautification function. The Honor 9A has a built-in 5,000mAh battery that can play videos for up to 32 hours continuously.  This smartphone also offers reverse charging – the OTG cable of the Honor 9A allows users to charge their other devices. However, the lack of fast charging means the Honor 9A is going to take a while before it recharges. In other aspects, the Honor 9A runs Magic UI 3.1, supports audio smart power amplifier and party mode. Users can split audio channels across multiple phones, so that a group of users can enjoy immersive and loud surround sound. Conclusively, the Honor 9A is a budget phone that delivers quite decent hardware specifications. It is perfect for users who are on a budget, but still want a good-looking smartphone with decent performance.

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 P22 MT6762: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.30":

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.


0.185 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Honor:

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).


67.13%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

Please share our article, every link counts!

Similar devices from a different Manufacturer

LG K42
PowerVR GE8320
Oukitel WP8 Pro
PowerVR GE8320
Alcatel 3X 4Cam
PowerVR GE8320
Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320
Alcatel 3X 2020
PowerVR GE8320
Elephone E10 Pro
PowerVR GE8320
Nokia C5 Endi
PowerVR GE8320
Samsung Galaxy M01s
PowerVR GE8320
Huawei Y6p
PowerVR GE8320
Sony Xperia L4
PowerVR GE8320
ZTE Blade A7 2020
PowerVR GE8320
Motorola Moto E6s
PowerVR GE8320
Alcatel 1S (2020)
PowerVR GE8320
Oukitel K13 Pro
PowerVR GE8320

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

realme C21
PowerVR GE8320, unknown
Oppo A54
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Motorola Moto E7 Power
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio G25
Doogee N30
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio A25
Oppo A15s
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
realme C20
PowerVR GE8320, unknown
F150 Bison 2021
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio G25
Xiaomi Redmi 9C NFC
PowerVR GE8320, unknown
Gigaset GS3
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio A25
Motorola Moto E7
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio 20 Helio G25
Samsung Galaxy A12
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Vivo Y12s
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Oppo A15
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Xiaomi Poco C3
PowerVR GE8320, unknown
Wiko View5 Plus
PowerVR GE8320, Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
Current Prices
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Honor 9A
Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06- 5)