Huawei Honor 8 – Affordable Flagship with Excellent Dual Rear Cameras

Huawei Honor 8 is a gorgeous affordable flagship with premium design and surprisingly good Dual Cameras.

Highlights of the Huawei Honor 8:

  • Premium 2.5D Dual Glass Design, Chamfered or rounded on the corners
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner, customizable “Smart Key” Feature
  • CPU Performance comparable to the Snapdragon 820 (95, 359 Antutu Points)
  • Emotion UI 4.1 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 5.2 inch IPS 1080p, 455 nits brightness
  • Dual SIM Support
  • USB Type C
  • 9V/2A Fast Charger, charges to 45% in just 30 minutes
  • Dual 12 MP Camera, Laser Assisted (Monochrome and Capture RGB)
  • Wide Aperture Control (f/0.95 to f/16) for that Bokeh effect
  • Professional or Manual Mode also available for the Camera
  • You have multiple gimmicky features available such as Knuckle Gestures
  • IR Blaster supports multiple devices

CONS:

  • EMUI is not for everyone, it doesn’t have App Draw, and is a heavily Customized OS (Android 6.0)
  • No 4K Video Recording available
  • Average Battery life (3.5 hours screen time)
  • Mali-T880 is way behind compared to Adreno in terms of gaming (hiccups and game slowdowns are noticeable)

Availability? (May 14)

Huawei Honor 8 retails at $349 – Buy here

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SpecsHuawei Honor 8
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 950 1.8-2.3GHz Octa Core
GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
MemoryRAM: 4 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 64 GB eMMC
Expansion: MicroSD support up to 128 GB
OSEmotion UI 4.1 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
Display5.2 inch IPS, LTPS
1920 x 1080 pixels
Rear CamerasDual 12 MP (RGB+Monochrome)
f/2.0 Aperture, Dual ISP, Hybrid Auto focus
Front Camera8.0 MP
1.3um Pixel size, Selfie Mode
Special Features3D Fingerprint Scanner, IR Blaster
NetworkDual Nano SIM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
4G: TDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20
ConnectivityBluetooth 4.0
Dual Band WiFi 2.4/5GHz, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
NFC (Near Field Communications)
SensorsAccelerometer, Light, Gyroscope, E-Compass, Hall, Proximity, Fingerprint
IO2x Nano SIM
1x 3.5mm Audio Port
1x USB Type C
Dimensions145.5 x 71 x 7.4mm
Weight: 153g
Batterybuilt-in 3000mAh (Fast Charging)

Highlights of the Huawei Honor 8:

  • Premium 2.5D Dual Glass Design, Chamfered or rounded on the corners
  • Rear Fingerprint Scanner, customizable “Smart Key” Feature
  • CPU Performance comparable to the Snapdragon 820 (95, 359 Antutu Points)
  • Emotion UI 4.1 (based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
  • 5.2 inch IPS 1080p, 455 nits brightness
  • Dual SIM Support
  • USB Type C
  • 9V/2A Fast Charger, charges to 45% in just 30 minutes
  • Dual 12 MP Camera, Laser Assisted (Monochrome and Capture RGB)
  • Wide Aperture Control (f/0.95 to f/16) for that Bokeh effect
  • Professional or Manual Mode also available for the Camera
  • You have multiple gimmicky features available such as Knuckle Gestures
  • IR Blaster supports multiple devices

CONS:

  • EMUI is not for everyone, it doesn’t have App Draw, and is a heavily Customized OS (Android 6.0)
  • No 4K Video Recording available
  • Average Battery life (3.5 hours screen time)
  • Mali-T880 is way behind compared to Adreno in terms of gaming (hiccups and game slowdowns are noticeable)

Availability? (May 14)

Huawei Honor 8 retails at $349 – Buy here

You may be interested: Smartphone Deals (updated)

The Huawei Honor 8 is a budget oriented Smartphone, similar to the Huawei Honor 5. Except, that it is a Flagship Smartphone but a damn good looking one. It is likely a younger brother of the Huawei P9, knowing that they have similar camera features. Speaking of the camera, I know that it is not new, Dual Cameras have been popping out like the Xiaomi Redmi Pro. The Huawei Honor 8 manages to make a above average performance camera at its innards, and for the price, you have a premium looking and quality Smartphone with good performance and great camera.

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