The Honor series is doing everything it can to bring honour to Huawei. The latest Honor 8 is a reminiscent of the beauty and the beast; beauty because of its stunning looks plus exterior and the beast because in all fairness, the smartphone is a beast when it comes to performance.
Build quality and display
The Honor 8 looks pretty much like a smartphone that’s every user’s dream. This is primarily due to its shiny metallic body. This is probably the first time we’re seeing metal (this polished) in a smartphone and kudos to Huawei for getting the smartphone’s looks right from every possible angle. The Honor 8’s dimensions are pretty neat as well; besides the fact that the smartphone is loaded with features and a powerful built, it only features a 7.5mm width and a 153g weight.
Talking about its display, the smartphone features a 5.2 inches LTPS capacitive touchscreen with 423ppi pixel density. This translates into a 1080p HD resolution that is as crisp and clear as the Honor 8’s metallic back panel. Unfortunately, we cannot entice you with dust or waterproofing which is becoming a norm nowadays.
The Honor 8 gives Huawei the opportunity to yet again showcase its dual-lens camera prowess. That’s right! The Honor 8 features a 12 megapixel dual-lens camera sensor with laser autofocus and a dual-tone LED flash. That’s as good as a camera can get on a Huawei device as it pretty much intelligently works the same way as the P9 Plus’s primary camera does.
The selfie camera seems like it spent a lot of time buffing up before the Honor 8’s release as the it features an 8 megapixel sensor.
Hardware and software
We previously talked about the Honor 8 being a beast; this is possible due the presence of an Octa-Core processor with an additional 4GB of RAM. That’s some muscle to run the built-in Android Marshmallow while you can purchase either a 32 or 64GB internal storage variant. Fingerprint sensor, Smart Power and a large 3000 mAh battery rounds off the specifications of this utterly beautiful smartphone from Huawei.
Top Huawei Honor 8 Competitors
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|Key Specifications||Key Specifications|
|Display Size||5.2 inches||6.4 inches||6.5 inches||6.52 inches|
|RAM||4 GB RAM||3GB||6 GB RAM or 64 GB 4 GB RAM||4GB|
|Rear Camera||12 MP||13 MP||20 MP||Dual 16 MP + 2 MP|
|Front Camera||8 MP||8 MP||16 MP||8 MP|
|Battery Capacity||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3750 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery|
|Internal Memory||32/64 GB||32GB||64/128 GB||32GB,64GB|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels||720 x 1560 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels||720 x 1600 pixels|
|Release Date||2016, July|
|SIM Support||Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Phone Dimensions||5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in|
|Phone Weight||153 g|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to 7.0 (Nougat)|
|Screen Size||5.2 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Screen Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Internal Memory||32/64 GB|
|RAM||4 GB RAM|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Processor||Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53)|
|Type||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Front Camera||8 MP|
|Front Video Recording||No|
|Back Flash Light||Yes|
|Back Camera||12 MP|
|Back Video Recording||1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|