Huawei Unveils Honor 5A Budget Smartphone for $100

Huawei has unveiled their latest addition to their budget-friendly smartphone lineup, the Honor 5A. This smartphone only costs ¥ 699 (about $106 USD) however packs some pretty decent specs.


Inside, you’ll find a 5.5-inch 720p LCD IPS display, an octa-core Snapdragon 617 processor in the China Netcom variant and Huawei’s own octa-core Kirin 650 in the other, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage which is expandable via microSD card, a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front sensor, a 3100mAh battery, and Android Marshmallow straight out of the box.

Obviously, these are some pretty good specs (especially for the price), however there are some cutbacks. First off, you’re not getting NFC for mobile payments or pairing accessories, you are getting a cheap-feeling plastic body, a fingerprint sensor is missing, and there’s no 802.11ac Wi-Fi support. However, if you just look past all that, this phone is pretty capable especially, again, for the price.

The Honor 5A will be available soon in China for order in either white, black, blue, pink, yellow, or gold. It’s unclear where else the device is heading, however if it reaches the US, we’ll let you know.

Sources: 9to5Google, Android Authority