An affordable cell phone with a 5,000 mAh battery is already attractive to more than one user, but what else can it offer in other aspects? Do you excel in multimedia? And what about its performance?
To begin with, the most sensible or fair thing to do is to mention which brand the smartphone belongs to, Honor. The company has just launched the 9A in Mexico, a mobile designed for young people.
In addition to its autonomy and vivid colors, the Honor 9A also includes a 6.3-inch screen with HD+ resolution, Helio P22 processor —the same one that integrates the recently introduced Nokia 2.4—, 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage ( if necessary, it allows microSD cards up to 512 GB) and a triple rear camera, composed of a 13-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The rear of the Honor 9A
It all sounds like the phone—priced below $195—will meet its target audience’s diverse communication and entertainment needs. But how much will it exceed them?
And the “traditional” Android?
The Honor 9A “runs” with Android 10 (Magic 3.1.0 customization layer), although you won’t find the traditional apps you have when you start a cell phone with this mobile operating system. This is due to the problematic situation of Huawei -of which Honor is a part- in the United States, which prevents it from having Google Mobile Services, or the services and developments of the Californian, on its devices.
Although the AppGallery store is enabled, the truth is that installing applications such as Netflix, Facebook, and Instagram is not as simple as pressing the corresponding button. Sometimes, it is necessary to go directly to the developer’s page to have their app, making the situation less complicated.
Whoever manages to pass this barrier can get to have a more or less well-known Android phone, with all the applications they usually use daily. The truth is that you must arm yourself with patience since some processes require several steps.
I am running Instagram on the Honor 9A
Honor reports that AppGallery has become the third largest application store in the world, with more than 400 million active users.
As for the response of the 9A, it could be considered fluid, whether in multimedia or productivity applications of all kinds. There is no problem when reviewing posts on Instagram or browsing different digital sites.
Likewise, it stands out that the cell phone can play radio stations without the need to use headphones as an antenna, which could be an advantage for those who still consider this function important.
The Honor 9A falls into that kind of cell phone with a feature that stands out. Yes, it’s a 5,000 mAh battery.
That means the user can forget about plugs for a couple of days. Or if it is an intensive client, do not worry about being cut off part-time.
Except for its battery, the Honor 9A already stands out from cell phones in the price range of $190 and $200 dollars.
The Honor cell phone stands out for its green and blue colors and iridescent finish. They are shades that reflect a youthful spirit.
In its design, the phone considers a 3.5 mm jack for wired headphones (a pair is included in the box), a fingerprint sensor on the back, and three vertically aligned lenses in a module that does not protrude so much.
Although the phone feels solid in the hands—it doesn’t hurt to put on the holster included in the box right away anyway—it’s light, weighing in at around 185 grams. Also, it can be easily used with one hand.
The 9A is an exciting phone in its price range, especially since the user will find significant autonomy thanks to its 5,000 mAh battery.
Its screen would have been better used, without a doubt, with the Full HD + resolution. However, that would indeed have increased its cost a few more dollars.
Customizing it 100 percent means investing more time than is spent on an Android that does include Google services and applications, which could discourage those who do not have enough patience to navigate between different tools and sites to get apps.
HD+ resolution is becoming a standard on phones that cost around $200. And what you can expect is sound content playback on your bread.
Depending on the manufacturer, an episode of a series or a YouTube clip may have a suitable brightness. What can not be expected are precise images and a fantastic refresh rate.
The Honor 9A fits that profile. The size of its display does allow you to run an episode of a production comfortably. However, there is some visual “noise” in images with a lot of movement.
You are playing content on the Honor 9A.
For those who have tried smartphones with Full HD + resolution, at least they will have a diminished experience. Those from the low to the lower-middle range will see a clear difference in the new Honor member.
The sound it emits is also powerful, for those times when the hearing aids have been forgotten. Just be careful not to block the sound channel when holding the unit.