In mid-summer 2016, Huawei presented its new smartphone called Huawei Honor 8. The device is equipped with top-end hardware and elegance design. We can say that it is a real flagship in a line of Honor, so the smartphone is aimed to people who need not only powerful, but also beautiful device.
In addition, Huawei Honor 8 has a double main camera. Also, many features of smartphone Honor 8 are similar to Huawei Honor V8, but new device has smaller display – 5.2-inches. In general, if we talk only about the appearance of Huawei Honor 8, it collected the best parts from the design of iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7.
However, the smartphone is not a budget. You need to pay for high performance, build quality and attractive design. Fortunately, the price dropped from the official release. Now you can buy the top model Huawei Honor 8 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of ROM just for $369.99. Also you can use the coupon to save an additional $20. Coupon – HuaweiS.
Huawei Honor 8: Features
Huawei Honor 8 works on HiSilicon Kirin 950. It is powerful processor with good performance in synthetic tests, games, everyday tasks. The smartphone uses USB Type-C for charging and connections. The other specifications are as follows:
- Body: metal, tempered glass;
- Working in networks: GSM / EDGE, UMTS / HSDPA, LTE (nanoSIM)
- Display: IPS LCD-matrix, 5.2-inch, 1080p (FullHD), 423 ppi, Gorilla Glass 3;
- Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 950, 8-core, 64-bit, 4 cores up to 2.3 GHz (Cortex-A72) + 4 cores up to 1.8 GHz (Cortex-A53);
- Graphics Processor: Mali T880 MP4, frequency of 900 MHz;
- RAM: 3 GB or 4 GB LPDDR4;
- Flash memory: 32 GB or 64 GB + microSD card;
- Camera: two modules Sony IMX286 with 12MP each, f/2.2, Laser AF, flash;
- Front camera: 8MP with an aperture f/2.4;
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2 (A2DP, LE), NFC, infrared, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack;
- GPS (A-GPS), GLONASS;
- Fingerprint scanner;
- Battery: 3000 mAh, quick charge;
- OS version: Android 6.0, the shell EMUI 4.1;
- Dimensions:5 x 71 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 153 g.
Honor 8: Performance, Antutu
The chipset HiSilicon Kirin 950 is built by 16 nm technology, has eight physical cores, four of which are high-performance Cortex-A72 with a maximum frequency up to 2.3 GHz, while the other four Cortex-A53 cores provide adequate performance at low loads, thus saving battery power.
As a graphics accelerator using Mali-T880, which copes with all modern 3D-games. In Antutu HiSilicon Kirin 950 is gaining about 95000 points. It is almost reaches the flagship Meizu Pro 6. In GeekBench 3 Huawei Honor 8 has 1800 points in single-core and 6300 point in multi-core test.
The smartphone has shown better performance than HTC Nexus 9, Galaxy S6, Motorolla Nexus 6. Huawei Honor 8 works quickly, without crashing or hangs.
Huawei Honor 8: Design
Huawei Honor 8 looks very cool. I remind that the smartphone is something in between iPhone 7 and Galaxy 7. It is the most beautiful smartphone of Honor line and one of the most attractive among all the devices in the world.
Huwei Honor 8 has two glass-2.5D panel that accurately fitted to the metal frame. All items are sitting on their places, tightly adhering to each other, so there is a monolithic smartphone. Fingerprint reader located at the rear panel.
The Huawei smartphone is available in 5 body colors: black, gold, pink, blue and white.
Huawei Honor 8: Camera
We know everything about dual camera in Huawei P9. The new smartphone Huawei Honor 8 has almost the same camera, but it was developed by another manufacturer. The smartphone is equipped with two modules of 12MP. Thanks to it, you do not need HDR mode for taking good photos in bright daylight. As for shooting in low light conditions, the aperture f/2.2 allows to avoid the noise and soap. The focus and its accuracy are also at the highest level.
Huawei Honor 8 record video in Full HD 1080p resolution at 60 fps with stereo sound.
The front camera of 8MP lets you make good selfie, but in good light conditions, because the aperture of f/2.4. Also it can record video in 720P at 30 fps.
Huawei Honor 8 compared with Honor V8 and Note 8
If we compare all three devices, it becomes clear that Huawei Honor 8 is the youngest model with the smallest screen – Honor V8 has a 5.7-inch screen and Note 8 is equipped with a huge 6.6-inch display. The features of smartphones are following:
As you can see, Honor V8 and a Note 8 have a higher resolution display than Huawei Honor 8 (2K vs. Full HD), processor Hisilicon Kirin 955, which is more powerful than Kirin 950 is about 10%.
If you talk about other features, we do not see the significant differences (except for battery capacity and size). By the way, Note 8 has a regular 13MP camera, not dual.
Huawei Honor 8: price, release date, where to buy
Huawei Honor 8 was released in July 2016, and the sales begin late August. Now you can buy in almost all stores.
We found that GearBest offers the lowest price for smartphone Huawei Honor 8. Now you can buy the most powerful model of the smartphone with 4GB/64GB for $369.99. In addition, if you hurry up, you can use the coupon to order a device for $349.99.