Huawei Honor 8 Specs, Release, Price, Feature and Review


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
Launch Announced 2016, July
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)
Multitouch Yes
– 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)
GPU Mali-T880 MP4
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 [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]
Secondary 8 MP, f/2.4, 1.4 µm pixel size
Sound Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
– 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)
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Features Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
– 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)
Tests Performance Basemark OS II: 2029 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2099
Basemark X: 16592
Display Contrast ratio: 1243:1 (nominal), 3.346 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 66dB / Ring 82dB
Audio quality Noise -98.3dB / Crosstalk -97.3dB
Battery life

Endurance rating 63h

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