Honor – a subsidiary brand of Huawei has unveiled another budget-friendly device moniker Honor Play 9A. The new entrant offers a huge battery, reasonable internals but no impressive camera specs. However, if we consider the price tag, everything seems justified.

Honor Play 9A Design and Features


The Honor Play 9A resembles a bit with Honor 30S on first sight having similar rectangular camera housing and a subtle paint job. However, rear mounted fingerprint sensor makes the only difference.

The new Honor device comes with a 6.3-inch water-drop notch LCD having 720p resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio and 70% of the NTSC color space. The smartphone is launched with three fascinating colors that is Night Black, Blue Emerald and Jasper Green.


The Honor Play 9A runs on Android 10 with Magic UI 3.0.1 lying on the top. The smartphone gets powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 chipset paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB expandable storage.

The device 9A is also equipped with a 3.5mm headphone jack, FM radio receiver as well as Huawei’s Histen 6.0 audio tech. Honor claims that if you go headphones-free, the loudspeaker will provide as much as 88dB of audio.



As mentioned in the opening lines, the honor Play 9A lacks exciting camera specifications. It sports a dual-sensor camera system with a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor on the rear. Whereas, it brings an 8 MP single sensor on the front that provides 1080p video recording capabilities.


A real plus point that may attract customers towards the Honor Play 9A is the battery compartment that houses a massive 5000 mAh battery. However, you may not expect super-fast charging as the device it gets charged over the dated micro USB port with support for minimal 10W fast charging.


Honor has listed the Honor Play 9A for pre orders through Vmall in China. The base model is priced at $125, while the 128 GB version will cost around $167.

Honor Play 9A Specifications

CPUOcta-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPUPowerVR GE8320
ChipsetMediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
OSAndroid 10.0, Magic UI 3.0
Supported Networks2G, 3G, 4G LTE
DisplayIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 6.3 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio
Internal Storage64GB/ 128GB
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera8MP
ConnectivityLTE, MicroUSB, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, 3.5mm jack
Fingerprint ScannerYes (rear-mounted)
Battery5,000 mAh
Price4GB RAM + 64GB ROM: ~$125
4GB RAM + 128GB ROM: ~$167