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Honor 8 – Review

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Rating : 85/100Riding on the success of Huawei P9 launched a few months back, Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei introduced Honor 8 with Dual Camera to capture incredible in-depth shot. But can it continue to beat the popularity of the LG G5 and the expensive iPhone 7 Plus?

How does it feel out of the box?

Honor has done a superb job with the design of the Honor 8. To some extent, it has managed to copy the shape of iPhone 6s. But the Honor 8 is stunning to look at, as it reflects light so uniquely because of phone exterior is made up of 15 layers of glass to reflect the light in every way. Both sides of the device have 2.5D of glass which means that the glasses on both the side has a slight curvature to let the glass fit the frame more seamlessly but on the other hand, the device is very slippery.

How does it perform?

honor 8The Honor 8 has got a custom EMUI 4.1, which has got a different look than the traditional stock Android UI. The Honor 8 uses the in-house HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage which can be further expanded using MicroSD card. It’s has a hybrid SIM/MicroSD card tray, you will have to choose which is more important, the secondary nano-SIM or more storage. The overall performance is pretty decent as it manages to handle multitasking without heating up or showing any signs of slowing down. The sound output of the speaker is pretty impressive. It boast a 5.2 inch full HD display with 423ppi density that is more than sharp enough for us. With 3000mAh battery, Honor 8 gets throughout the day with average usage.

HOW IS THE CAMERA?

It has a same dual camera setup as seen on Huawei P9, but misses Leica branding. The two 12MP lens share same 1.25um pixel size sensor as the P9. One camera takes a Black and White photo while the other camera takes a color photo, this lets the camera take two photos in two different exposure at the same time minimizing noise while maximizing details and textures. Even the selfie 8MP front camera worked quite well. Video recorder is capable of recording up to 1080p video at 60fps but the 30fps option offers image stabilization. The front camera can take pretty good video as well.

Verdict

Overall, the Honor 8 has a superfast fingerprint scanner, great battery life and the comfortable 5.2-inch vibrant color display all wrapped in a beautiful package sure to please any smartphone buyers. 

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