Our Opinion

The Huawei Honor 8 Pro is a much better phone, but the Oppo F3 Plus (4GB RAM) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Definitely the Huawei Honor 8 Pro, if your budget allows for it.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro  Oppo F3 Plus (4GB RAM) 
Huawei Honor 8 Pro Oppo F3 Plus
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Excellence Score
62.7
33.1
Value for Money Score
66.0
68.9
Price ₹ 29,999 onwards ₹ 14,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2017 Mar, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 6.0 MarshmallowLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch) 1080x1920 pixels (~ 367 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Gorilla Glass 5
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Eye Protection Mode, Do Not Disturb Mode IPS TFT, 2.5D Curved Glass, Gloved and Wet Touch Support
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.4 GHz 1.95 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Kirin 960Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 653Ranked #22 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G71 MP8 Adreno 510
RAM 6 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP 16.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus, Laser Autofocus, Dual-LED (Dual tone) Flash, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama F/1.7 Aperture, Dual Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), 1/2.8" Sensor Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 16MP + 8MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, 77-degree Wide-angle Lens, Full HD Video Recording F/2.0 Aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 120 Degree Wide-angle Lens, Beautify 4.0, Selfie Panorama, Screen Flash, Palm Shutter
Internal Memory 128 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 6.97 mm 7.35 mm
Weight 184 gm 185 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 453 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 16.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, VOOC Flash Charge
Other Battery Parameters Charging Time: 1 hr 50 mins N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features DTS Sound; Fast Battery Charging; 15 months extended warranty; DLNA; NFC; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging: (VOOC Flash Charge); Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Stunning metal build and design - great handling, slim profile and sleek look - continuing the premium design tradition of the Honor line
  • Very good fingerprint scanner with class-leading speed and accuracy
  • Excellent, VR-Ready QHD display - great punch, superb contrast, and brightness
  • EMUI is a decent Android overlay - and is filled to the brim with features that allow you to tweak pretty much every aspect of the UI - gesture support is rich too
  • Good gallery, image editing, and music apps
  • Excellent, flagship-worthy speed and performance, powered by the powerhouse Kirin 960 chipset, along with copious amount of RAM and smart memory management - on the whole, the performance is only slightly below the level of the Snapdragon 835 powered devices, and even that difference will be really difficult to spot in ordinary use
  • Very good set of rear dual cameras - still images show mature processing with accurate colors, high detail level, and great dynamic range - the monochrome camera takes these up another notch (sans the colors, obviously) - lossless zoom works pretty well too
  • Pretty decent low-light images too, and excellent long exposure photos
  • The front camera does well too
  • Video recording too is good (though not exceptional)
  • Good, loud speaker
  • Good audio output over headphones too
  • Solid battery life - arguably among the best in modern phones with Quad HD displays
  • Fast charging time
  • On the whole, the phone is the closest competition to the excellent OnePlus 5 as on date - while performance is a tad lower and the user interface isn’t as light as OxygenOS, the Honor 8 Pro has a larger, higher-resolution screen which is better suited to VR and media use - additionally, there’s 128GB of internal storage and the possibility of expansion, which is more than what’s present on the 6GB/64GB variant of the OnePlus 5 - both phones feature dual-camera systems, which are excellent and on par with each other
  • In the end, if you are looking for raw power and close-to-stock Android, then the OnePlus 5 is the way to go - but if a sleek and sexy device is what's on your mind, and stock Android is not a must, then the Honor 8 Pro takes the cake
  • The F3 Plus continues the Oppo tradition of excellent build quality, finish and design, with a well-designed metal unibody
  • Rounded edges make it relatively comfortable to hold
  • The fingerprint sensor is quick for unlocking the device, and just like before, you can use it for other purposes like locking apps and files
  • The 6-inch display is beautiful, sharp, and really dominates the front of the phone, thanks to thin borders on the sides
  • One of the advantages of lugging around a massive smartphone is the ability to really enjoy watching videos on such a large screen
  • ColorOS UI works well, is well optimised in terms of performance, and has aesthetics similar to iOS
  • Good overall performance backed by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 SoC, and 4GB of RAM (though benchmark numbers might not be as good as what's possible with a top-end Snapdragon 821 SoC but you’d be hard pressed to actually tell the difference in daily usage)
  • Very good set of dual front cameras - unlike other dual front cameras, the second front camera here isn’t used for depth of field - instead, it has a wide-angle lens for group selfies, which is a much more practical idea that's likely to have a wider appeal (you can easily switch between the 2 cameras - one for individual selfies, and the other for group selfies)
  • Overall, pictures from the front cameras are detailed, and even have good low-light performance - this is arguably the best selfie camera in this price bracket
  • Rear camera is good too - daylight shots specially have very good detail and saturated colours that really pop - though the camera it's definitely not as good as the class-leading OnePlus 3/3T
  • The single speaker is quite powerful, and sound is loud and fairly distinct
  • Decent call quality
  • Very good battery life - lasts well beyond a single day of regular usage
  • Supports Oppo’s VOOC fast charging technology
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Unwieldy for one-handed usage and pocket-dwelling
  • No waterproofing, a feature that's present in some of its top competition
  • Striking looks aside, there’s still no getting around the fact that this is a big phone, and quite heavy too
  • The buttons on the sides are a bit of a reach, even for someone with large hands
  • Colors on the display are pretty heavily saturated - which might not be to everyone's taste
  • Misses out on the modern USB standard - USB Type-C
  • No FM Radio
  • No NFC support
Expert Reviews
  1. The best chipset of the house and a high-res screen, backed by the latest Android, certainly help the Honor 8 Pro live up to its name...manages to deliver flagship-worthy specs and performance
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Near-flagship quality without the flagship price
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded phone...it’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It is considerably more affordable than the OnePlus 5, potentially making it just as much of a flagship killer
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. It has all the makings of a phone that is great value for the buyer’s money
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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