Although the attention of almost the entire technology sector is on CES in Las Vegas 2019, Honor wanted to launch its first terminal of the year. The Honor 8A is a terminal intended for the youth sector both for the variety of colors it offers and for its price, which, even if we do not have the official price at the Chinese yuan exchange rate, would be about 102 euros.
The Honor 8A is another terminal that becomes part of the great Honor catalog. We are facing a terminal with a design in accordance with current trends, reduced frames and notch or notch at the top. It is built in glass so in hand it will give a premium feeling to its users. Its screen is elongated and has a considerable diagonal, we tell you in detail the characteristics of the new Honor terminal.
Honor 8A data sheet
|screen||IPS 6.09 inches, 720 x 1560 resolution, notch, 283 pixels per inch|
|Main chamber||13 mega-pixels with 1.8 focal aperture|
|Camera for selfies||8 megapixels with 2.0 focal aperture|
|Internal memory||32GB / 64GB / Expandable via microSD card|
|Extension||microSD up to 256GB|
|Processor and RAM||MediaTek Helio P35 with 3GB of RAM|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0|
|Connections||LTE, Wi-Fi b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Glonass, AGPS, microUSB, minijack|
|Design||Metal and glass|
|Dimensions||156.28 x 73.5 x 8mm, 150 grams of weight|
|Featured Features||FM radio, facial recognition|
|Price||102 euros to change|
Honor bets on MediaTek as the processor of the Honor 8A
The sector for which it is intended is the youth sector, that is, users who do not need too much power to perform tasks, but instead make basic use. Therefore the Honor 8A does not mount the latest in processors or is accompanied by an almost exorbitant amount of RAM. Inside we find the MediaTek Helio P35, a processor more than known in the lower-middle range. This processor is accompanied by 3GB of RAM, in the storage we have to choose between 32GB or 64GB, but in both cases they are expandable via microSD.
The combination of processor and RAM will allow the Honor 8A to move any application without much problem. But we have to take into account its limitations , it may take longer than necessary to open games or heavy applications. The capacity of its battery is 3020mAh so at first it should hold a day of use, with a more demanding use we may have to charge it half a day. In the connectivity section, we find the absence of Type-C USB, which at the beginning of 2019 we can forgive but we hope to stop seeing the microUSB throughout this year. We have LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GLONASS and a headphone port.
Youthful design with a variety of colors
Being a terminal designed for the young sector, its appeal must be the strong point, which is why Honor has decided to offer four output colors. We can buy the Honor 8A in black, gold, red and blue . In addition to the colors, its design is striking, the front is almost all screen with the notch at the top and very reduced frames. Its rear is uniform, we do not find the fingerprint reader since this terminal dispenses with this technology and bets on facial recognition.
If we move along the sides we find the button panel located on the right side, lock and unlock control under the volume buttons. At the top we have the headphone port that decides to include this terminal and how missing it is in the high ranges. Below we will find the micro USB port to charge the terminal accompanied by the microphone and the speaker of the terminal.
Price and availability
The Honor 8A has been announced in the Asian market so we have no release date for the Spanish market . We will be attentive to inform you as soon as it officially arrives on the peninsula.