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Honor 9A test: a very affordable smartphone, but without Google services
The Honor 9A is the affordable smartphone par excellence in the catalog of the Chinese manufacturer. But does it provide the minimum union to convince the potential buyer?
- Honor 9A price in Pakistan: 25,000
- Honor 9A price in usd: 151 Dollars
- Pta Tax on Honor 9A: 55,00
The Honor 9A is a smartphone that has two particularities: a basic technical sheet for a very affordable price; it does not offer Google services, but Huawei’s famous App Gallery. This terminal houses a 6.3-inch IPS screen (720 x 1600 pixels), a MediaTek Helip P22 SoC associated with 3 GB of RAM, but also 64 GB of internal storage, a 5000 mAh battery and a photo block including three modules, including a wide-angle (13 megapixels, f / 1.8) and an ultra-wide-angle (5 megapixels, f / 2.2). The Honor 9A is marketed at 25,000 pkr.
Ergonomics and design
In the absence of a dedicated sub-rating, we decided to reflect the absence of Google services on the Ergonomics and Design sub-rating. We cannot recommend this smartphone as is.
Smartphone at a low price requires, the Honor 9A does not present itself as the most elegant of models. However, its very sober black appearance is not to displease us. Honor does not make frills and opts for a flat plastic back which, at a minimum , has the advantage of not letting the photo block protrude, or very little. A fingerprint reader takes place on this rear face.
At the front, the panel is also flat and shows a notch in the format of a water drop that houses a basic front photo sensor. Despite a slightly pronounced chin, this mobile displays an honorable screen / facade ratio of 81.3%. The dimensions of the smartphone are quite contained with 159.1 x 74.1 x 9 mm for a weight of 185 g. The grip is easy and rather comfortable.
The Honor 9A has a small screen size, since this screen measures 6.3 inches. It is of the IPS LCD type with the definition of 720 x 1600 pixels (278 ppi), occupying approximately 81.3% of the front panel. The aspect ratio is 20: 9.
This screen deserved a visit to our laboratory to assess the full potential of its display parameters. It was a question of choosing the “hot” profile. The maximum brightness was calculated at 567 cd / m², which is very good. The minimum brightness is 2.5 cd / m², a roughly comfortable value for nighttime viewing. The contrast ratio is okay (1261: 1), while the Delta E points to 4.1. The color temperature with this warm mode is 6,670 K. Finally, the tactile delay is classic (86 ms), as is the afterglow (16 ms). The set is correct for a smartphone of this ilk.
With its MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, the Honor 9A doesn’t aim for the top and even slips all the way to the bottom of our performance comparison chart. Only the Xiaomi Redmi Go, Huawei Y6 2019 and Wiko View 4 do less well.
On our protocol, this smartphone hardly obtains an index of 52 in multitasking and 16 in game for an overall index of 34. In summary, this smartphone is not made to perform heavy tasks on a daily basis.
The Honor 9A offers a photo block made up of three modules, two of which are usable on a daily basis: a 13-megapixel wide-angle and a 5-megapixel ultra wide-angle.
Main module (13 megapixels, 26mm eq., F / 1.8)
By day, the main module behaves rather well, and even better than expected. The pictures are correctly exposed, the colorimetry rather correct, and the image is homogeneous with many details still visible in the corners. The Honor 9A even does a little better than the 9X that came before it.
At night, it is immediately more complicated with an obvious underexposure and the immediate loss of many details. The pictures taken under these conditions will have difficulty convincing anyone.
Ultra wide angle module (5 megapixels, 17mm eq., F / 2.2)
The ultra wide-angle module does not benefit from any geometric distortion correction, so users will get very pronounced fisheye-effect shots. Except in the center of the image where the level of detail remains very correct, the photographs will be difficult to use
With its 5000 mAh battery, the Honor 9A could save the furniture on our autonomy test. But with a poorly performing SoC, the expected effect is often unconfirmed. The mobile still manages to provide the essential with 18 h 28 min of autonomy on our protocol, far from the performance of the Realme C3 . The charge is more disappointing with 2 h 16 min to regain full autonomy.