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Huawei Honor 8 Review: Beauty Redefined

ProsCons
·         Probably the best-designed phone on               the market

·         Great camera quality and speed

·         Phone performance is superb

 

·         Slippery phone

·         Teeny speaker

·         Software experience needs tweaking or changing

 

Specs

 

Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 950

GPU: Mali-T880 MP4

Memory: 32/64GB storage, 4GB RAM

Sim: Dual Nano Sim

Size: 5.2’

Resolution:  1080×1920

Display type: LTPS Capacitive screen

O/S: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)

Camera: Rear – Dual 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm, laser autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash

Front – 8 MP, f/2.4

Battery: Non-Removable 3000mAh

 

Notable Features

 

  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • Dual 12mp Camera setup
  • IR blaster
  • Design
  • USB Type-C

 

Design

 

Arguably the best part of this phone is in the design.  The glass design rivals that of the S7 and with the 15-panel light retracting glass composition it allows for some very intricate light patterns. The Honor 8 feels like a phone that costs twice as much as it actually does. If you have champagne taste but mauby money, nobody would ever know if this was your device. The phone is glass on front and back and is as slippery as it is a finger print magnet. While you may not want a case to cover up the beauty, you’re definitely going to want to protect it from falls.

 

Camera

 

The Honor 8 has a superb camera package with its dual 12mp sensors. One lens captures color while the other is a monochrome lens. This also helps in areas such as low light performance. Another great feature is that you can take a picture in under 1 sec with the Honor 8. You can configure the vol down button to snap your photos. The front camera also takes excellent selfies with its 8mp sensor on the front.

Screen

 

You get a very crisp 1080p panel which can get pretty bright and has good outside visibility. This also helps with battery life.

 

Price

 

The 32 GB variant of this phone goes for $400, while the 64 GB option is available for $450. This is a Great price point for a phone that looks and feels like it should be a whole lot more.

 

Verdict

 

The key to the Honor 8 is value for money. At $400, you’re getting a device with a beautiful design, excellent camera quality, solid battery life, smaller size, IR blaster and a device that performs well. You cannot go wrong with the Honor 8 at the price. While there are many good options available in that price segment, we feel confident that if you would not be disappointed with this phone.

 

Does the Honor 8 do enough to get your attention? Let us know in the comments what you think of the phone and if it is something you would pick up for yourself.

 

 

Keron Mcleish

Keron McLeish is the owner of Droid Island and has over 10+ years of international experience working for some of the biggest brands in mobile such as Apple, Telus, and Rogers. He is located in Trinidad and Tobago and is a trusted mobile expert in the region. In his off time, he can be found shooting airballs on the basketball court or eating a bake and shark on the beach.

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