Huawei Honor 8 Review: Price, Specs, Pros and Cons

Review of Huawei Honor 8 at a Glance:-

Huawei tried to refine the build quality and specification in their latest Smartphone Honor 8 as compare to previous honor series smartphone, This Smartphone is loaded with pretty enough features but still there are many Advantages and Disadvantages in this phone whom we are going to explain here. This Smartphone is featuring 5.2 inches FHD display, Android v6.0 Marshmallow, 2.3 GHz HilSilicon Octa-core CPU, 12 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary camera, 32/64 GB Internal, 128 GB SD Card Support, 4 GB RAM and 3000 mAh battery.
The design and construction of the smartphone is stunning as there is 2.5D glass on both the side and frame around the edge is made of a rounded metal with ultra fine diamond-cut edges. As it is made up of glass feels slippery in hand, also look like little prone to scratches better to put on a case or cover. The Power and volume keys in this handset are fixed on the right edge, card slot on left. The bottom houses USB 2.0 with USB Type C Interface, 3.5 mm audio jack and a speaker grille equipped with DTS sound processing technology.
Company has fixed 5.2 inches LTPS display with the Full HD resolutions, which is enough sharp and vibrant, can be easily used in bright daylight and from different viewing angles, The back and rear, both sides are made of 2.5D glass looks shiny and glamorous. It is offering a great pleasure while watching movies or streaming online videos. The bottom has mono speaker that produces enough loud sound to entertain you. Although it has 2.5D Glass but still missing the special protection for the display. The fingerprint scanner is quite fast unlock your phone in only 0.4 seconds and also supports NFC tag read/write, P2P transfer and HCE-based mobile payment.
To re-define the experience of photography, in this handset Huawei offering Dual rear camera, one of the Sony-brand IMX386 sensors captures only Monochrome (black/ white) to refine the lightening and helps provide brighter pictures. Other camera for rich colors, focus of rear 12 MP camera is easily adjustable. Although camera takes vibrant quality pictures but this is not same case with Videography from this phone, the sound quality recorded while video shooting is also not up to the mark. for the taking photos it is quite good but for video-graphy it's mediocre. However the 8 MP front camera doing great job for taking selfies especially "Perfect Selfie” mode enables you to customize your beauty settings and taking photos quality to other level.
They have modified the Android v6.0 Marshmallow into their own Huawei’s EMUI 4.1, which is somehow looks like the Apple's iOS, There are many shortcut are added for ease of accessing the applications. Phone also featuring IR blaster to control your Smart TV, AC etc.
The Soul of every smartphone is CPU and this phone has its own manufactured HilSilicon Kirin 950 Octa-core processor coupled with 4 GB RAM, That is definitely going to give a superior performance. Whether you are doing day to day task or multitasking it is running Smoothly even for high graphical games however Mali-T880 MP4 GPU is not so impressive in handling the graphical frames. There is nothing like heating issue with this phone while playing games. This CPU is quite self sufficient.
Inside the phone, there is 3000 mAh battery with 9V/2A, supports fast-charging technology reaches 47% charge in just 30 minutes, and also offering 15 hours talk-time over 3G network. moderately heavy user easily can take the battery charge for one full day, however battery backup is completely depend on how powerful features you are using for long time.

Specification of Huawei Honor 8

Operating System
OS- Android 
OS Version- v6.0 (Marshmallow) 
  
Chipset
CPU- HiSilicon Kirin 950  
Clock Speed- 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72  
Core- Octa-core 
GPU- Mali-T880 MP4

Screen and Display
Type- LTPS capacitive touchscreen 
Size- 5.2 inches  
Display Resolution- 1080 x 1920 pixels  
Display Reinforced- 
Display Density- 423 ppi 
Screen-Body Ratio- 72.5%

Camera
Rear- 12 MP
Front- 8 MP  
Max. Video Resolution- 1080p 
Max Video Frames- 120fps@720p

Form and Dimension
Phone Dimension- 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm
Form- Bar 
Weight- 153 grams

Data Connection and Connectivity 
4G- LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
3G- HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
Bluetooth- v4.2 
WiFi- 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Headphone Jack- 3.5mm

Sensors
Proximity- Yes 
Accelerometer- Yes 
Light- Yes 
Gyroscope- Yes
Fingerprint- Yes 

Memory and RAM
Internal (ROM)- 32/64 GB
External (SD)- 128 GB
RAM- 4GB

SIM
SIM Type- Nano-SIM
SIM Support- Single SIM

Battery
Capacity- 3000 mAh
Stand By- 360 hours
Talktime- 15 hours

Phone’s Available Colour- Pearl White, Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue


Pros of Huawei Honor 8

  • Supports OTG Cable for data transfer from pendrice.
  • Display is clean and vibrant, well balanced colour saturation.
  • Dual camera for taking sharp and vibrant pictures (Monochrome + Rich colour).
  • Supports Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic and DTS sound.
  • NFC tag supports read/write, P2P transfer and HCE-based mobile payment.
  • Bigger screen with compatibility, Ultra-narrow bezel design.

Cons of Huawei Honor 8

  • Battery is not removable manually.
  • Slot for SIM 2 is not Available.
  • No Special kind of protection for the display.
  • You can't tune your favourite FM channel without Internet.
  • OIS is missing from the Camera.

Why to buy and Final words about Huawei Honor 8

Honor 8 is good option for camera and stunning display experience. Actually most of the fans especially in India are waiting for Dual SIM Honor 8 but Huawei is providing only single SIM support in this handset. The optimized 5.2 inches display with 7.45 mm thickness is quite comfortable to hold and accessing the features. Gaming Experience is comfortable without the worrying about the heating. However there is equally good smartphone available in market like OnePlus 3 and you can also consider Mi 5.


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