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Huawei Honor 5A Dual SIM 16GB/2GB RAM (Official Huawei Warranty)

RM 699.00


Honor 5A review - Budget enough for anyone with a few nice surprises

Looking for an affordable smartphone with respectable tech-specs? Maybe what you're looking for is the Honor 5A which was launched alongside the Honor 8 back in September this year. Priced at only RM599 in black and white, or RM629 in gold at VMall.my, you might think that a device this affordable might not be able to offer good performance, but check out what we think of the Honor 5A below. 

Design - Another good looking plastic smartphone
Since we got ourselves the gold version, this actually looks sleek and solid for a RM599 smartphone, especially the back cover even though it's purely plastic, but the way Honor put the finishing touch on the surface feels rugged yet delighfully smooth, so a thumbs up for that. However, however nice it may be, if you're the reckless type of person, be prepared to see some scratches on back cover if you don't have a protective casing.

The back side with the nice pattern design

Other than that, there's nothing much to say about the front and sides, except that it looks quite shiny giving off that premium feel. The cross thatch pattern on the back helps to improve this premium yet plastic feel while the front has an anti-shock toughened aluminosilicate glass to protect somewhat from drops or the keys in your pockets. Like most Honor phones, the Honor 5A doesn't have any physical home button or capacitive keys. 

The front view with the 5.5-inch display, which is also an anti-shock toughened aluminosilicate glass protection : 

 


The back cover is detachable, but battery is non-removable 

 

The SIM card slots

 

Power and volume buttons on the right side, the left side is completely empty

 


USB 2.0 port, microphone and speaker grill, the headphone jack is at the top 

 

Honor 5A detailed specifications

  • Octa-core Kirin 620 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB storage (expandable memory available up to 128GB via microSD card)
  • 5.5-inch display (1280 x 720 resolution)
  • 13MP rear camera (F2.0 wide aperture, LED Flash) + 8MP front camera (F2.0 wide aperture)
  • Measures 154.3 x 77.1 x 8.45 mm, weighs 168g
  • Features SWS surround sound and Micro USB 2.0 port
  • Supports LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.0
  • EMUI 4.1 OS based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 3100 mAh battery
     

Dimensions

  • Height 154.3 mm
  • Width 77.1 mm
  • Depth 8.45 mm
  • Weight (with battery) 168 g
  • SIM Card Micro-SIM card

Display

  • Model Honor 5A
  • Display 5.5 inches
  • Processor Kirin620 (V8R2)
  • Operating System Android 6.0

Memory

  • RAM 2GB
  • Internal Memory 16GB
  • External Memory Support    Micro SD Card (up to 128GB)
  • Memory size Memory Size: Usable memory storage is less than the total memory due to Operating system and software which are essential for the phone functions and features

Connectivity

  • Network WCDMA: 5.76 Mbit/s (UL), 21 Mbit/s (DL); HSPA Category 24: 5.76 Mbit/s (UL), 42 Mbit/s (DL); GPRS/EDGE: CLASS 12; LTE Category 4: 51.0 Mbit/s (UL), 150.8 Mbit/s (DL)
  • GPS    Yes
  • wifi_connection    802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz
  • Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Digital compass

Camera

  • Front Side  8 MP
  • Rear Side 13 MP

Multimedia

  • Audio Encoding    MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, PCM
  • Audio file format MP3, MID, AMR, MP4, 3GP, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WAV, M4A
  • Video encoding    H.263, H.264, MPEG-4
  • Video file formatMP4, 3GP, MKV, WEBM
  • Emotion UI HUAWEI EMUI 4.1
  • Battery 3000 mAh

In the Box

  • Device    x 1
  • Battery    x 1 (built-in)
  • Charger    x 1
  • USB cable    x 1
  • Quick Start Guide    x 1

Color

  • Black, Gold, White