Huawei Honor 8 

price Rs. 18,334 onwards | launch Oct, 2016

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quick-read review written by the phonecurry editorial team, summarising opinion across 18 Expert Reviews

What we liked
  • Stylish, premium design, and striking aesthetics - curved-edge metal frame with both front and back glass - with a 15-layer "light-catching finish" for the back that plays with ambient light in a way that looks great!
  • Very good, bright display
  • Huawei's EMUI looks good, and a has an iPhone-like app-drawer-less interface
  • Very good speed/performance
  • Superlative rear camera with a dual lens setup - overall, one of the best cameras on a smartphone - and comparable to the very good camera of it's top competitor - the OnePlus 3
  • Good front camera, too
  • Decent loudspeaker
  • Good call quality
  • Good audio quality
  • Good battery life - should get you through the day comfortably - although not as good as it's top competitor - the OnePlus 3
  • Fast charging support (full recharge in under 100 minutes) - although again not as fast as the "dash charging" on OnePlus 3
  • Incredibly fast, accurate fingerprint scanner
What we didn't
  • All glass design attracts smudges/ fingerprints and is slippery (so using a case is a good idea)
  • Video recording quality could be better
  • While the phone performance is pretty good, it doesn't hold up against the top performing Snapdragon 820 phones that rule the market currently

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Huawei Honor 8 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0, Upgradeable to 7.0, Expected upgrade to 8.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.2 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 424 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Display
  • 96% NTSC Colour Gamut
  • Eye-care mode
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.3 GHz, Octa Core, Kirin 950
GPUMali-T880
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • Online Video Streaming Time: up to 9 hrs
  • Online Music Streaming Time: up to 24 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: up to 10 hrs
Dimensions
Weight153 gm
Thickness7.45 mm
Camera
Camera12.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (12MP + 12MP)
  • Full HD Video Recording
  • Laser Auto Focus
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 6P Lens
  • 1.4um Pixel Size
  • Screen-lock snapshot
  • Virtual aperture shooting
  • Night shot
  • Professional Mode
  • Beauty mode
  • Food mode
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Watermark
  • Light painting
  • Time-lapse
  • Slow-motion
  • Audio note
  • Document scan
  • Capture smiles
  • Touch to capture
  • Sound Snap
  • Delayed Shot
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.4 Aperture
  • Delayed shooting
  • Panoramic Selfie support
  • Perfect Selfie mode
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
NFCYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Noise FiltrationYes
More
  • 2.5D Curved Glass Back Panel
  • Smart Control 4.0
  • 2 yrs extended warranty 
  • USB Type-C
  • USB On-The-Go
  • WiFi Dual Band

About Huawei

Motorola
Headquaters China
Brand Perception
Good
Service Quality
Very Good
Contact Info
Service Centre Locations