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Honor banks on big battery and low price for Honor 9A smartphone

Honor is now shipping the Honor 9A, a budget smartphone with a big 5000mAh battery and a low price tag, just £130. The brand says this power reserve can deliver 33 hours of 4G calls and up to 35 hours of video playback. That’s a lot of bingeing. 

Photography is functional rather than flashy. The 9A features a Triple Rear Camera set-up, comprising a 13MP lens, a 5MP ultra-wide camera as well as a 2MP depth assistant.  A 8MP front camera is provided for selfies.

The mobile over-delivers when it comes to design. The large 6.3-inch LCD display, with thin 9.04mm bezel, gives an all-up weight of just 189 grams.  

The Honor 9A runs Android 10 but relies on the Huawei App Gallery for apps…

The Honor 9A comes with a dual-SIM, SD card combo slot. 3GB RAM and 64GB of storage can be expanded via a microSD card up to 512GB. There’s also a 3.5mm audio jack, for wired headphone use.

The Honor 9A runs Android 10 but relies on the Huawei App Gallery for apps, as it lacks access to the Google Play Store, a consequence of parent company’s Huawei’s legal spat with the US. 

In related news, Honor is bringing its Honor Choice True Wireless earbuds to the UK. The headphones feature a 7mm composite diaphragm driver, with 24 hours battery life.

The brand is also upgrading its smartwatch, the MagicWatch 2. In addition to 15 pre-installed workout modes, it’s adding 85 new customised workout modes able to automatically detect six different categories of sports (extreme, leisure, fitness, aquatics, ball games and winter sports).  

About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice, Ideal Home, The Luxe Review, Channel News and the i newspaper. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI, and contributor to industry trade magazine ERT. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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