Its retail box contains the phone, a standard 10W power brick and a charging cable ending up on a microUSB connector – yes, unfortunately the Honor 9A comes with the dated standard.
The Honor 9A comes with a Helio P22 chipset, coupled with 3GB RAM and 64 gigs of storage. However, there is a long tray for two SIM cards plus microSD on the left side.
One of the most impressive features of the phone is the paint job, and this isn’t some sort of backhanded irony – our unit is in Phantom Blue color and it has some pixel-like pattern on the back visible under direct light.
The Honor 9A comes with an 5,000 mAh battery, which should provide excellent power autonomy given the modest chipset.
The Honor 9A is currently selling in select European countries for €150 with deals letting you bring it down to €129.90. We now set off to find out if that’s a deal worth taking – stay tuned for the full review.