Huawei Honor Play 9A

Huawei
Last Updated Date : June 2, 2021

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Description

On the front sits a 6.3 inches display at a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels. The camera department has 13 MP camera, on the rear, and 8 MP on the front. The Huawei Honor Play 9A also comes with 128 GB internal storage and a capable 5000 mAh battery sits inside powering the whole setup.

Design

Huawei officially launched its new smartphone Huawei Honor Play 9A in April 2020. Sporting a Candybar design, it will have a model number MOA-AL00, MOA-TL00, MED-AL20, MOA-AL20. The Huawei Honor Play 9A will retail in a variety of colours including Blue Water Emerald, Jasper Green, and Dark Night Black to give you options to choose according to your style. In terms of durability, well, the handset is made of the Polycarbonate material. So, you be the judge of that. Know that it weighs at 185 grams.

Display

Most important aspect of the smartphone is its display. Take a hard look at the Huawei Honor Play 9A display specifications. It is a 6.3 inches display offering a 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. It uses the IPS display technology. The pixel density of the screen comes out to be 278 ppi. The screen-to-body ratio of the smartphone is at 81.61 %, which is a result of the Waterdrop notch and aspect ratio of 2.222:1 (20:9).

Camera

These days when we look for a smartphone to buy, the first thing that we asked is about the details of the camera. So here you go! The Huawei Honor Play 9A comes with a dual rear camera setup, which includes a primary 13 MP resolution shooter with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary shooter with 2 MP resolution. Know that there will be LED flash for low light photography support. The selfie camera is of 8 MP resolution with an aperture of f/2.2. The front camera can record videos at 1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps.

Hardware and Software

Coming to the internals on the Huawei Honor Play 9A, it comes powered by a MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765) processor, which is accompanied by a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. There is an external storage option available and it supports external storage type of microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC. As far as the biometric security is concerned, it come with a fingerprint sensor. We are mostly concerned about the battery life on our phones, the Huawei Honor Play 9A offers a 5000 mAh capacity non-removable battery with a fast charging support. The connectivity features includes two SIM slots with VoLTE, 4G, 3G, and 2G support. Further, it offers Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Micro USB v2.0 port. It supports a 3.5 mm audio jack. And it supports latest Wi-Fi standards.

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Launch Details

Officially announced
April 2020
The date when the arrival of the smartphone is publicly announced
Launch date
April 2020
The date when the smartphone is released for the public

Phone

Brand
Huawei
OEM producing the smartphone
Model
MOA-AL00, MOA-TL00, MED-AL20, MOA-AL20
Model name based on OEM nomenclature
Phone type
Smart phone
Classification based on what functionalities are offered by the phone
Form factor
Candybar
Classification of smartphone according to basic shape
Operating system
Android 10
Operating system powering the entire smartphone. In an Android phone this is the OEM's fork on android with their customisations and features. Some of the most popular Android Skins include MIUI, Oxygen OS, Grace UI, HYC sense etc.
Dimensions
159.06 x 74.06 x 9.04 mm
physical dimensions of the smartphone
Weight
185 grams
Weight of the mobile phone in grams
Colours
Blue Water Emerald, Jasper Green, Dark Night Black
Availability of various colors
Materials
Polycarbonate
Materials that constitute the body and structure of the smartphone

Display

Screen size
6.3 inches
physical size of the screen measured by the diagonal.
Resolution
720 x 1600 pixels
Total number of pixels on the display
Pixel density
278 ppi
number of pixels per square inch of the display.
Technology
IPS
Display technology used in the smartphone. The display technologies decide a lot of factors including how it looks, what the brightness can be, the power consumption etc. Morden smartphone displays range from TFT, TN Panels to IPS LCD, OLED, and AMOLED panels.
Display design
Waterdrop notch
Display shape with classification based on current trends. Morden displays come in different shapes and sizes and this varies from near bezel less, notch display, waterdrop notch, to fully bezel less phones. This lets one get an idea of how the display looks.
Aspect ratio
2.222:1 (20:9)
Screen-to-body ratio
81.61 %
Percentage of display area to the front of the smartphone. This ratio became more popular recently with the introduction of tall 18:9 displays. Now we have bezel less, notched displays with screen to body ratios of 18.5:9, 19:9, and even 19.5:9.
Display Features
Capacitive, Multi-touch, 2.5D curved glass screen
Availability of special features in the display

Camera

Rear Camera
13 MP
Primary Rear camera Megapixel count
2nd Rear Camera
2 MP
Secondary rear camera megapixel count
Rear Aperture Size
f/1.8
Primary Rear camera aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Rear Video
1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps
Rear camera maximum video recording resolution. This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 1080x1920 @ 30fps/60fps, or 4K @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Autofocus tech
Touch-to-focus, Phase Detection AF
Technology used to facilitate AutoFocus. AutoFocus is one of the most useful features in a smartphone camera and can be facilitated using a few different methods including Phase Detection Auto Focus, Laser Auto Focus etc.
Flash
LED
Availability of flash at the rear. The flash makes sure that you can take low light shots.
Front camera
8 MP
Primary front camera megapixel count.
Front Aperture Size
f/2.2
Primary front camera Aperture. The aperture stop of a photographic lens can be adjusted to control the amount of light reaching the film or image sensor.
Front Video
1920 x 1080 pixels @ 30 fps
Front camera maximum video recording resolution.This let's one know the highest resolution they can shoot in and will be in the order of 720x1280 @ 30fps, or 1080x1920 @30fps/60fps and can be lower too depending on the smartphone.
Features
CMOS BSI (backside illumination), Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Geotagging, Panorama, HDR, Touch focus, Face detection, White balance settings, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Self-timer, Scene mode, Phase detection autofocus (PDAF), Secondary rear camera - 2 MP (depth-sensing)
Special features in the camera

Hardware

Chipset
MediaTek Helio P35 (MT6765)
System on Chip powering the smartphone. Smartphone chipsets are designed by very few companies in the world
CPU
8 Cores 2.3 GHz 64-bit 4 x 2.3 GHz ARM Cortex-A53 4 x 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A53
Central Processing unit
GPU
PowerVR GE8320
Graphics processing unit. The GPU is responsible for all the graphics intensive stuff on your smartphone including video rendering, playing games etc.
Internal storage capacity
64, 128 GB
non-removable hardware storage inside the smartphone. The internal storage on a smartphone is responsible both for storing files, as well as the applications on it. The whole system runs on that internal storage which makes its quality important. Modern internal storages range from Emma 5.0, Emma 5.1, UFS 2.0, UFS 2.1 etc.
External storage available
Yes
Availability of a micro-sd card slot.
External storage type
microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC
Fingerprint
Yes
Availability of a fingerprint scanner as a biometric unlock. The fingerprint scanners have become the most popular and secure way to unlock smartphones today and will be used till other biometric locks become as secure and as convenient.

Battery

Capacity
5000 mAh
battery capacity in mAh. This indicates the physical capability of your battery to store charge in it. If we don't take into account software optimisation, and a few other factors, the with capacity the bigger the better.
Removable
No
if it can be taken out without expert help. Removable batteries which used to be a standard a few years ago has now become rare. The ability to remove the battery provides the unique opportunity to keep two batteries and keep them both charged which make sure that you are never out of battery.
Fast charging available
Yes
Availability of high wattage charging for high intensity charging. This type of charging facilitated faster charging times and lesser time plugged to the wall.

Technology

No of SIM slots
2
The amount of slots in the phone including the sim and micro SD card slots.
SIM type
Nano
physical classification of SIM card based on size. Different phones have different sized slots depending on how much space they are willing to spare for the sim slot. That would mean that if you have a standard large sim and your phone supports micro or nano sim, then the sim would be need to be replaced with a smaller version from the service provider.
Hybrid slot
No
Availability of a slot which can either hold a micro sd card or a SIM card. This slot was designed to address the Indian audience which was divided into dual sim users and a sim and micro-SD card users.
Cellular standard
VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Maximum cellular connection standard supported by that SIM card.
GSM
850 (B5), 900 (B8), 1800 (B3), 1900 (B2) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
UMTS
800 (B6), 900 (B8), 2100 (B1) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
LTE
LTE-FDD 850 (B5), LTE-FDD 900 (B8), LTE-FDD 1800 (B3), LTE-FDD 2100 (B1), LTE-TDD 1900 (B39), LTE-TDD 2000 (B34), LTE-TDD 2300 (B40), LTE-TDD 2500 (B41), LTE-TDD 2600 (B38) MHz
Type of a cellular standard
Network
UMTS (384 kbit/s ), EDGE, GPRS, HSPA+, LTE Cat 4 (51.0 Mbit/s , 150.8 Mbit/s )
Positioning
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Ability to track the position of the smartphone through Cellular networks. This helps to track the geo location of a particular device using the position of cellular towers are reference.

Connectivity

Bluetooth available
Yes
If Bluetooth is available on the smartphone or not. Having bluetooth in your phone enables it to make data transfers wirelessly to another bluetooth supported devices, which includes file transfers, wireless audio etc.
Bluetooth version
5.0
Bluetooth version present on the smartphone. Bluetooth versions indicate the generation and with every generation the bluetooth connection becomes better in various ways. The bluetooth versions started with Bluetooth 1.x then came Bluetooth 2.x and the nomenclature goes similarly for later versions.
Bluetooth codec
A2DP, LE
Wireless data encryption algorithms for audio through smartphones. It encodes and decodes digital audio data into a specific format. Ideally, it transmits a high-fidelity signal at the minimum specified bit-rate.
NFC
No
Wireless pairing technology by bringing two supported phones with 4cms of each other. NFC is used for social networking, for sharing contacts, photos, videos or files. NFC-enabled devices can act as electronic identity documents and keycards.
USB connector type
Micro USB v2.0
The data/power input/output port on the smartphone. The USB connectors include Type A, type B, Micro USB, Mini USB, and USB-C.
Audio connector type
3.5 mm
The audio input/output port on the smartphone. The audio connectors range for analog 2.5mm, 3.5mm ports to various digital USB ports.
Wi-Fi
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999), 802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003), 802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009), Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
The ability to connect to the internet wirelessly. Wifi let's you connect various devices to the same network and get access to internet with a wire-free experience.
Fm Radio
Yes
The ability to play FM channels natively on your smartphone

Price

Launch Price
$129
Price of the mobile phone at the time of launch. This price may differ from the retail pricing and depends on both the region and the duration from the launch of the phone.
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Motorola Moto G10 Power
Score 59.0 60.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, LPP, SUPL
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Realme GT
Score 59.0 58.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
Has FM Radio Yes No
Has Front Camera 8 MP 16 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Motorola Moto E7 Power
Score 59.0 59.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, LTEPP, SUPL
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Motorola Moto G10
Score 59.0 60.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, LPP, SUPL
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Samsung Galaxy A02
Score 59.0 59.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 5 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Has Fast charging Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Doogee S88 Plus
Score 59.0 58.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 16 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Lenovo K12
Score 59.0 59.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, LTEPP, SUPL
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes
Name Huawei Honor Play 9A Ulefone Armor 8 5G
Score 59.0 57.0
Ratings
Has NFC Support Yes
Has Wi-Fi
Has GPS GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
Has FM Radio Yes Yes
Has Front Camera 8 MP 8 MP
Has Removable Battery
Has VoLTE VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G VoLTE, 4G, 3G, 2G
Has Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Has Fast charging Yes Yes
Has Hybrid SIM Slot Yes

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