Honor Play for long is always like the peak of mid-range gaming smartphones from Honor and the previous Honor Play released back in 2018 during the days of the Honor 8x was an interesting smartphone but it seems Honor is taking another dimension by offering an entry-level model for the device, the Honor Play 9A.
While there isn’t nothing much going on with the smartphone, it definitely caught my eyes with the massive 5000 mAh Li-Po battery which although charges slower with a 10Watts of wired charging. But still, this device is great for kids or if you’d like to have a much affordable second smartphone and don’t want to spend too much, this can fit right into that portion.
It’s made of Glass and plastic combo making it quite sratchy if not well protected with casing and also features a dual rear camera setup and in fact a micro USB in 2020. While other interesting features includes FM Radio, the 3.5mm Headphone jack, I believe Honor made this device for a certain purpose.
It runs on the Android 10 “AOSP” (Android Open Source Project) platform with the Magic UI 3.0 built right on top of it. While that might not sound interesting, Huawei had tried to incorporate the AOSP into its system by making the Huawei Mobile Service or HMS which is meant to replace the Google Moble Service or GMS making the device fall more under the control of Huawei in terms of the software maintenance and so forth.
Overall, the device is really great and has interesting hardware features like the 4GB of RAM and 64GB or the 128GB variant of internal storage and comes in numerous color options such as Blue Water Emerald, Jasper Green, Dark Night Black. As for the pricing, the base price starts at US$130 and without further ado, below are the full specifications of the Honor Play 9A.