Huawei Honor 8

price Rs. 26,990 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
68.8
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#6
of 38 phones in Rs. 25,000 - 30,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 17 expert review(s)

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

17 expert review(s)


394+ user reviews

video review

source: @PhoneArena
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.50/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys