Huawei Honor Play 5A Design, Hardware, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review


Huawei Honor series are one of the best seller of Huawei including Huawei Honor Play 4X, Huawei Honor 4C, 4A, Honor 4 due to the competitive price and configuration. Now Huawei Honor has released the new member, Huawei Honor Play 5A smartphone which is also the budget phone to kill Xiaomi Redmi 3 and Meizu M3 smartphone. So can Huawei Honor Play 5A not only beat those same level smartphones in configuration, but also do well in its quality?  So let’s start to test Huawei Honor Play 5A.




Huawei Honor 5A ‘s highlight is in the classic 3D texture back cover with British style and it has also added plastic material for more beautiful design. 3D texture back cover can reflect different kinds of quality feeling from different angle. The texture of the bump can also strengthen the grip feeling, not easy for slipping or get fingerprint. Meanwhile, it has also provided many versions with different colors to meet students’ needs.


It has 5.5inch waterfall black screen for better screen light, 178 degree wide viewing angle, 1000:1 contrast can offer the excellent image quality, 10 points touch also plays very important role for playing games. The big black edge on the screen can have a good control for the screen on or screen dead problem.


We can see the Honor logo under the screen which has changed since Huawei Honor V8, there are advantages and disadvantages in the design of the virtual button and physical button. So it will depend on customers’ interest. Huawei Honor 5A virtual button can hide freely, which can make up the problem for occupying the screen place.


It uses light metallic paint processing in the side body. Meanwhile, it holds very smoothly. In some details, it uses symmetrical design such as speaker at the bottom and microphone, BOX integration design and sound out design which make Huawei Honor 5A full of nice performance.


Its back cover can be removed freely, and it has offered three card slot, two SIM slot and one MicroSD slot which means we can not only enjoy dual sim card, dual standby, but also get microSD card for storage expansion. Huawei Honor 5A also provides netcom version to achieve inserting two SIM cards freely, and its second card can support WCDMA and CDMA voice network.


Huawei Honor 5A has use the main antenna and diversity antenna combined with dual antenna technology, MDA antenna made of aluminum alloy can ensure the signal reception ability,  in the underground garage and enclosed elevator, no signal will not happen, which bring nice network experience like flagship smartphone.



Because of positioning, Huawei Honor 5A has not so outstanding hardware. We got the netcom version with Snapdragon 617 Octa core processor, 1.5Ghz frequency, which is often used in the mid-range or high-end smartphone, such as Galaxy C5, HTC One A9. It has RAM 2GB, ROM 16GB to support expansion.



According to Antutu test, the final score is 44984, so it can be proved it will be a good phone for daily use.

We use Honor Play 5A to watch tv online, play games online, the overall result is quite satisfied. There is no non-fluent and over heating problem. We believe it can meet most students’ need except playing 2K video and some large 3D games.


As for battery,  Huawei Honor 5A battery life makes us impressive, it is equipped with 3100mAh battery, couple with the power-saving optimization, it can be used at least two whole days under our heavy use. We have tested calling, chatting, watching games, playing games, etc. So the battery life can be one of the highlights of Huawei honor 5A.



In OS, Honor 5A uses EMUI4.1 OS based on Android6.0 OS, if you are Huawei phone user, it will be not strange about this OS. EMUI has updated and used for long time, it has done well in its convenience and stability. So the overall function is very complete.


Smart Scene and LINK+ has become the special feature of EMUI, the former can record users’ behavior smartly and then remind properly, and the latter can improve users’ network experience.


The student mode and simple style of Huawei honor 5A make children and old people use conveniently. The former can limit your children to play smartphones’ time and search the Internet safely, block unhealthy websites, which let children use smartphone healthily.




Most students or young people, even old people love to take selfies. Huawei honor 5A performs well in dual camera, it has 8MP front camera, F2.0 aperture, 27mm wide viewing angle, 4P lens and 10 level smart beautification. The back camera has 13MP Sony OV sensor, F2.0 aperture, 28mm wide viewing angle, 5P lens, 7cm macro taking pictures, and other configuration, which plays important role in its hardware.


Shooting modes are very rich including charming ourselves, professional, food, light shutter, document correction, smiling face capturing, screen off quickly, acoustic filming, which all increase the fun for taking photos.


According to the following samples, we can see Huawei Honor 5A can record well  the building outline in the distance, the color recovering,analysis and other functions perform well.


Although Huawei Honor 5A doesn’t have more highlights than Honor 5X and Honor 5C, it still contines Huawei honor superior quality, strong signal, etc. It not only keeps this kind of basic experience, but also add more functions for students such as battery life and camera. So they will use the phone in long time and fluently. So what do you think of Huawei Honor Play 5A?


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