OverViewHonor 8A is the successor to last year’s
Honor 8A is the successor to last year’s Honor 7A, which offered a great price-performance ratio, a modern design with narrow bezels, and decent performance and battery life. Its main drawbacks were a comparatively dim display and a cheap look and feel, which came mostly from the cheap-looking plastic used during the molding and manufacturing process. Considering its low price we were not particularly surprised to be honest. Compared to its predecessor the internal storage has been doubled in capacity to 32 GB. Like before it can be expanded via microSD cards, and the 8A supports cards with up to 512 GB in size. The fingerprint reader remained at the back, and unfortunately the device still features a microUSB port at the bottom instead of the more modern USB-C connector. NFC is not supported. With Android 9.0 Pie and EMUI 9.0, the Honor 8A runs an up-to-date version of Google’s operating system. It lacks support for Magic UI, which is only offered on more-expensive models such as the Honor 20. At the time of writing, security patches were as of March 1, 2019 and thus sufficiently up-to-date.
|No of Cores
|Yes, MicroSD up to 512GB
|HD 800 x 1280
|Android 9 (PIE)
|with GMS (pre-loaded with google playstore)