Huawei Honor 8 smartphone was launched in July 2016. The phone comes with a 5.20-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 423 pixels per inch.
The Huawei Honor 8 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Kirin 950 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Honor 8 packs a 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Huawei Honor 8 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 145.50 x 71.00 x 7.45 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 153.00 grams.
The Huawei Honor 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G, 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
Huawei Honor 8 Features
Design and Display
The Honor 8 flaunts a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display of full HD resolution and a pixel density of 424ppi. The handset measures 153grams in weight and has a thin waistline of just 7.4mm.
Platform and Configuration
The device comes with the latest Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS straight out of the box. The smartphone is powered by two quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor having an enormous clock speed of 2.3GHz and 1.8GHz enabling this device to operate at superfast speed. It is paired with a mammoth 4GB RAM that handles applications running on background and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU that can run even the most high resolution games smoothly.
Camera and Storage
The Honor 8 sports a dual rear camera setup, both having resolution of 12MP. They also autofocus feature and a dual-color LED Flash. It is accompanied by an 8MP front facing camera for selfies and video calls. The smartphone houses a huge 128GB internal storage, which is even further expandable upto 32GB by using microSD card on its hybrid SIM.
Connectivity and Battery
Connectivity options present in the the Honor 8 are Hybrid SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 5GHz, hotspot tethering, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, glonass, NFC and USB type C. Sensors present in this device include light, proximity, accelerometer, compass and a round shaped fingerprint sensor on the back. The device is backed by 3,000mAh li-polymer battery non removable battery with fast charging feature.
The Honor 8 is a powerful smartphone. It boasts of some of the best available features that delivers a great performance. Other major attraction of this phone is its impressive camera quality. Battery backup seems to be a bit low, but this drawback is negated to an extent by its fast charging feature. It saves us the trouble of keeping the device plugged in with charger for longer periods of time.
Huawei Honor 8 Specs
Huawei Honor 8 Full Specifications
|Network||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|HSDPA 850 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 – AL00 (USA)|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 12(700), 17(700) – AL00 (USA)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Status||Available. Released 2016, July|
|Body||Dimensions||145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)|
|Weight||153 g (5.40 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|– Custom function back button|
|Display||Type||LTPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.2 inches (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (~423 ppi pixel density)|
|– Emotion UI 4.1|
|Platform||OS||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 950|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex A53)|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 µm pixel size|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DTS sound
|Comms||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||v4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant)|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|– Fast battery charging: 47% in 30 min (Smart Power 4.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold|
|Price group||7/10 (About 400 EUR)|
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