Honor 9A

Launch Date : 6 August, 2020
Honor 9A
9,999
Highlights
  • 64 GB / 3 GB RAM
  • 13 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP Triple lens Primary Camera, 8 MP Front Camera
  • 6.3 inches 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~278 ppi density) Display
  • Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22, Octa Core Processor
  • Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery

Honor 9A: Specs Score

  • 3.1
    Camera
  • 4
    Battery
  • 3.1
    Display
  • 3.5
    Value for Money
  • 3.8
    Performance
Rated at 70%
  • Display: 3.1/5
    Medium sized display with low resolution
  • Camera : 3.1/5
    Entry-level triple camera setup
  • Processor : 3.8/5
    Basic processor
  • Battery : 4/5
    Big battery with slow charging
  • RAM : 3/5
    Plenty of RAM for basic performance
  • Storage : 3.5/5
    64GB storage with a microSD card slot
  • 4G/5G : 4/5
    No 5G support

Honor 9A: Price

Honor 9A: Review

Pros
  • Good Battery
  • Premium Design
  • Rear-facing Fingerprint Sensor
Cons
  • micro USB Port
  • 720p

Honor 9A: Design

Honor -- the sub smartphone brand from Huawei is known for pushing entry-level and affordable smartphones with a great set of features. This specific model is an entry-level device with a modern-looking design, where the Honor 9A offers a glass back panel with a gradient finish. The smartphone has a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen and the device does get 2.5D curved tempered glass protection. There is a tiny notch at the top and the device does have a bit of chin. So, the Honor 9A does look like a typical mid-range smartphone that we have seen in 2020.

Honor 9A: Hardware Performance

The Honor 9A is powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, an entry-level eight-core processor with a peak CPU clock speed of 2.0GHz on four cores and the remaining cores run at 1.GHz. The graphics are handled by the PowerVR GE8320 GPU and one should not have any issue with the regular gaming or using social media apps. However, do note that this might not be the most capable gaming smartphone for the asking price. The Honor 9A is a device that can handle basic tasks and is not meant for heavy usage, especially not for those who might want to play a game.

Honor 9A: Camera Performance

The Honor 9A is a triple camera setup smartphone with a 13MP wide-angle lens, 5MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor to achieve those portrait shots. The smartphone has a single 8MP selfie camera with support for HD video recording and it is also capable of face unlock. The camera performance of the Honor 9A is nothing fancy and it takes decent photos that look good when taken with good lighting. Though there are a lot of software features on the Honor 9A, photos taken under low light do retain a lot of noise and sometimes they are even unusable.

Honor 9A: Price To Specs Ratio

The Honor 9A cost around Rs. 11,999 and it is great pricing for a phone of this class. This device has everything that a first-time smartphone buyer might look out for, including a premium-looking design, and the phone also has a rear-facing fingerprint sensor that increases the overall aesthetics of the smartphone. The Honor 9A is a device that is designed to offer good experience for the basic users and it just does that. Do keep in mind that the smartphone does not offer Google Play Services, hence, you might not be able to use all the apps that you were using on your previous device.

Honor 9A: Important Features/Highlights

The Honor 9A is a device that just follows the formulae with no gimmicks. This device has a 5,000 mAh battery. However, it still uses a micro-USB port and it is definitely one of the drawbacks considering the features offered on the device. The Honor 9A also comes with a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack, and having a glass back panel is something that we don't generally see on devices of this class.

Honor 9A: Verdict

The Honor 9A is not a special smartphone, in fact, it is a smartphone that most of the Android users will be familiar with. Having a bigger battery ensures that the smartphone can easily last for an entire day even with continuous usage and can handle most tasks with ease. Overall, the Honor 9A is a great entry-level smartphone.

Honor 9A: Specifications

GENERAL
Operating System Android 10
Custom UI Magic UI 3.1
Device type Phablet
Sim Dual Sim
Colours Black, Blue, Green
ANNOUNCED
Status Available in India
Global Release Date April, 2020
Indian Release Date 6 August, 2020
BODY
Dimensions 159.1 x 74.1 x 9 mm
Weight 185 g
DISPLAY
Screen size 6.3 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Screen resolution 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~278 ppi density)
Touchscreen Capacitive Touchscreen
Form Factor Touch
PROCESSOR
Chipset Mediatek MT6762R Helio P22
CPU Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU PowerVR GE8320
STORAGE
Internal Storage 64 GB Storage
RAM 3 GB RAM
External Storage Up to 512 GB
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)
Phonebook Unlimited
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Call Records Unlimited
CAMERA
Primary camera 13 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 5 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 2 MP (f/2.4, depth) Triple Cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera 8 MP (f/2.0, wide) Camera
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Camera Features HDR, Panorama
MULTIMEDIA
Audio Player MP3, WAV, AMR, AWB
Video Player MP4, 3GP, H.263, H.264, AAC, AAC+
Games Yes
FM Radio Yes
Speakers Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack
BATTERY
Type Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
CONNECTIVITY
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
GPS Facility with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Browser HTML5
Speed HSPA, LTE
NETWORK SUPPORT
2G GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Dual VoLTE
MORE FEATURES
Sensors Fingerprint sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass
Other Features Face Unlock

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Honor 9A: FaQs

  • What colors are available for the Honor 9A?

    The phone is offered in Midnight Black and Phantom Blue color options.

  • What are the Camera features of the Honor 9A?

    The camera features include HDR, Panorama, portrait, and more.

  • How is the rear camera of the Honor 9A?

    There is a triple camera module at the back side which offers a 13MP main lens.

  • Is the Honor 9A worth buying in India?

    We cannot say the Honor 9A will be a perfect choice. However, having a big battery, good looking design can be a plus point for an asking price of Rs. 10,000.

  • Is the Honor 9A heavy in Weight?

    The smartphone is a little heavy in weight. It weighs about 185g.

  • What features lack in the Honor 9A?

    The Honor 9A does not include Google Play Store. However, instead of you will get the HuaweiApp Gallery.

  • Does the Honor 9A support the 5G network?

    No, the smartphone doesn't support the 5G network.

  • What is the screen size of the Honor 9A?

    The handset sports a 6.3-inch IPS LCD screen with 20:9 aspect ratio.

  • What is the Android version on the Honor 9A?

    The handset ships with Android 10 based on Magic UI 3.1.

  • Does the Honor 9A have a notch display?

    Yes, the smartphone features a tiny notch for selfie camera.

How do we rate a Device?

Rating a smartphone is a tedious process and a lot of parameters have to be considered before judging the overall performance of the device such as display, camera, processor, RAM, storage, battery, and the pricing.

So, here are how these specs will affect the real-life usage of a device and why how we meticulously consider each of these points to rate a smartphone.

Camera

Cameras have evolved a lot over the last few years and multi-camera setup is a new norm. We consider various parameters like MP count, aperture size, pixel size, image stabilization to rate a camera system of a smartphone out of 5. Any device that scores more than 3.5 can take good photos and videos and if a phone scores over 4, then it will be one of the best camera smartphones in the market.

Battery

Though battery seems like an underrated feature and we look at the battery capacity, fast charging supporting technology, and even the wireless charging capability is also taken into consideration to rate smartphone's battery capability.

Display

The display is the face of a smartphone. And there are a lot of parameters like the panel technology (IPS LCD, OLED, TFT) and other parameters also taken into consideration like the resolution, pixel density, and refresh rate.

Value for Money

A smartphone could have great specs, but if it is not priced well then you might not get the best value-for-money. So, we compare a smartphone with the contemporaries to rate the value-for-money of a device out of 5.

Performance

This aspect is decided on various sub specifics, such as availability of microSD card slot, the amount of RAM the device offers, processor capability, and the network support. This parameter has more weightage when compared to other departments.

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