Honor 8A Prime

Honor silently launched a new smartphone called the Honor 8A Prime. This is a budget device that parades a waterdrop notch and it’s available in vibrant colors. The smartphone features a 6.09-inch Display.

The handset is now official in Russia with a price tag of 9,990 Rubles. Below is everything we know concerning the new Honor 8A Prime.

Honor 8A Prime Key Specs & Features

  • 6.09 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~282 ppi)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Octa-core Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 64GB Built-in Storage up to 128GB Memory Card
  • 13 MP Rear Camera
  • 8 MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE Network
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh Battery

Honor 8A Prime

Design and Display

The Honor 8A Prime is a nice device that is built with all plastic on the back and a glass on the front. It comes in a smooth and neat panel that houses the camera, an LED flash and also a fingerprint scanner.

The sleek body has curved edges that make the device portable to hold despite the bigger screen. Talking about the screen, it has a small amount of bezel on the top and bottom of the screen.

It’s not that bad and considering the price tag, we have no complain here. Well, it offers a display size of 6.09 inches that packs the IPS LCD panel.

The screen has a resolution of 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio and 282 PPI density. The overall body reaches a 79.2% screen-to-body ratio.


As for the camera set-up, the Honor 8A Prime is equipped with a combo camera configuration. It has a single snapper of 13-megapixel that is assisted by an LED flash for low background shooting.

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The main camera also has HDR, panorama and can record 2K video quality. Upfront is a selfies camera of 8 MP for both selfies and video calling.

Hardware and Software

The Honor 8A Prime is driven by a Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 chipset based on 11nm process technology. It also comes with an octa-core processor running at a speed of 2.3 GHz.

Its promise to provides good graphics while gaming with the help of PowerVR GE8320 and the phone runs on Android 9.0 Pie operating system with EMUI 9 user interface on top. The internal storage on the handset is 64GB coupled with 3GB RAM. You can further expand it using a micro SD card if you want.

Battery and Network

The battery included on the phone is 3,020mAh without fast charging. The phone also comes with 3,020mAh. It has 4G LTE and other options such as micro USB 2.0 for file charging and many more.

Honor 8A Prime Price and Availability

The Honor 8A Prime is the same version that was announced in Russia as Honor 8A Pro back in April 2019. It comes with 13,990 Rubles pricing. This one will be shipped in Dark Blue, Midnight Black, and Emerald Green colors.

Since the Honor 8A Prime is the refresh version of the Honor 8A Pro it may come with Google Mobile Services (GMS).

Talking about the pricing, it will cost about $126 which converts to 46,000 Naira in Nigeria. In Ghana, the Honor 8A Prime will sell at a price of 750 Ghs and 13,500 Ksh in Kenya.

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Honor 8A Prime Specs

Here are a few specs of the Honor 8A Prime:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12nm), Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • Memory: 3GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, Blue, Green
  • Dimension: 156.3 x 73.5 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.09 inches IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~282 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: NO


  • Rear Camera: 13 MP, 1080p@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 8 MP


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infra Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes
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Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: –
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 3020 mAh battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: No

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