Huawei’s Honor 8: A Brief Review

Huawei Honor 8

Huawei, the Chinese company responsible for one of the most gorgeous looking Nexus phone (6P) has scheduled a smartphone from their honor series for a US release. Liquid is perhaps a perfect way to describe their gorgeous looking device. Huawei’s Honor 8 was unveiled at a Press Event in San Francisco and comes out in three shades, black, white, and dark blue.

Honor is a sub-brand of the company which usually sells phones at a lower price than the rest of Huawei lines. Honor 8 I brandished with the same glossy coating as witnessed in Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and S7. The phone can be labeled as a re branded version of the P9, which was released last year and had two rear cameras. Unlike the P9, however, the device doesn’t use quality components like Leica-cameras. Giving credit where its due, the Honor 8 has a brushed metal design which is much better than the P9.

The phone is scheduled for a US and China release. In the US the 32GB variant runs for $400 whereas the 64GB version will set you back by $450. However, the best part is that if you pre-order the phone you will get a $50 gift card. The bright blue color is limited to Best Buy for the first two months.

Honor 8 is a 5.2-inch phone having a comfortable design. However, the shiny surface of the phone is prone to fingerprints and smudges. The pixel resolution comes in at 1,920×1,080 which is bright but not as detailed as the panels found in Samsung or LG’s flagship devices. This is not a pitfall as it won’t matter unless you intend to use your device for VR. The fingerprint scanner lies appropriately on the back of the device and is easily accessible. Furthermore, the fingerprint scanner also works as a smart button allowing you to use it for launching specific applications.

In the specification department, the device has two rear cameras (12-megapixels), with one operating for monochrome, while the other has RGB field. This gives photos additional depth usually associated with DSLR cameras. An 8-megapixel front snapper operates for your selfies needs. Powering the device is Huawei’s octa-core processor, Kirin 950 which is coupled with 4 GB of RAM. Additionally, the device is bestowed with 3000 mAh battery capable of fast charging. For connectivity Huawei opted USB Type-C.

Needless to say, it is a more than decent phone capable of providing you with high performance at a meager price. If you are tight on budget, then this is a definite steal.

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