Honor is Huawei’s “e-brand”, targeting much on millennials. The Honor 8 has a striking resemblance to the Huawei P9. The new Honor 8 has an elegant design and chic craftsmanship, with fingerprint sensors, and two 12MP rear cameras. Also, its software has improved a lot in recent months. Honor 8 runs on version 4.1 and built on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Below are the top 5 features of Honor 8 that will make you drool!
1. Design & Craftsmanship
Honor 8 compiles a unique and high-end craftsmanship. The Honor 8 is identical to the Huawei P9, it’s only a bit thicker at 7.9mm and heavier at 153g. The rear part of the phone is formed from 15 layers of glass, which has a 3D grating and lithography. The Honor 8 also has the level 4 fingerprint sensor which is quick to register and unlock, on the rear. The slick body is made with 2.5D glass on front screen and the back surface, finished aluminum alloy, and ultra-narrow bezel design for a stronger body and a smooth feel.
2. Brighter Display
The display of Honor 8 has a brighter color, smarter visibility control, and much more detailed. It also boasts a 5.2-inch 1080p FHD display and 96% high color gamut, color enhancement. The powerful pixel-level contrast adjustment gives a better experience, with vivid and crisp images. The “Eye Comfort” is a blue filter mode that tweaks the color temperature to make it less harsh at night.
3. Dual-lens Camera
With the Honor 8, you don’t get just one but two rear cameras which are making a big deal. With these cameras, they’ve lost the Leica branding and have used Sony’s 12-megapixel IMX286 sensors instead. Of the two 12MP cameras, one offers color image and the monochrome camera gives increased sharpness. This combination gives you a better overall image quality. The wide aperture mode lets you adjust the aperture from f/0.95 to f/16 for intense effects and can use the “Pro” mode for greater control. The 8Mp front-facing camera and “Perfect Smile” mode allows you to customize your beauty settings. The hybrid auto-focus enables laser focus for short range, depth focus for long range and contrast focus. These work together to help you take good pictures in complex lighting conditions.
4. Faster CPU
The Honor 8 is powered by an octa-core CPU and built on a 16nm architecture. You can experience flawless multitasking and seamless gaming with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Honor 8’s sensors and other features are controlled by the CPU chipset that contains an i5 co-processor. It works together with the Kirin 950 SoC chipset to give increased processing speed, better response time, and superior battery life.It has a smart file processing system for an easy experience.
5. Long lasting Battery
The Honor 8’s 9V/2A fast-charging technology reaches from 0% to 47% charge in just 30 minutes. The battery offers you up to 10 hours of non-stop video playback and speedy recharge. With just a 10-minute charge, Honor 8 gives you 2 hours of phone-call time or 6 hours of offline music streaming. The 300 mAh Li-on battery is capable of offering really solid battery life. It offers fast-charging battery so the charge can be brought back to 100% in less than an hour, which is really good.
Honor 8 is already available in China and Europe and is soon going to be in the markets of US. At an affordable $399 this phone packs a lot of interesting features like two 12MP rear cameras, long-lasting and fast-charging battery, bright display, and an eye-catching design. At the price of $399, Honor 8 has all the specs that you would want in a high-end phone.