Huawei Honor 8 Pro 


launchJul, 2017

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  • 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
  • Unwieldy for one-handed usage and pocket-dwelling
  • No waterproofing, a feature that's present in some of its top competition


  • 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

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  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 in-depth Read Review »
  2. Near-flagship quality without the flagship price in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery in-depth Read Review »
  4. It is considerably more affordable than the OnePlus 5, potentially making it just as much of a flagship killer in-depth Read Review »
  5. It has all the makings of a phone that is great value for the buyer’s money in-depth Read Review »
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Huawei Honor 8 Pro Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.0 Nougat, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.7 inches
Screen Resolution1440x2560 pixels (~ 515 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Eye Protection Mode
  • Do Not Disturb Mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Hall Sensor
  • Infrared Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • G-sensor
  • Gyroscope
  • Status Indicator
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor2.4 GHz, Octa Core, Kirin 960Ranked #28 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G71 MP8
Internal Memory128 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 128 GB
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)453 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)16.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Charging Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Fast Charging SupportYes, Fast charger included
Weight184 gmMedium
Thickness6.97 mmSlim
Width77.5 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Primary Camera12MP + 12MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 77-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • Full HD Video Recording
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFi DirectYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
  • DTS Sound
  • Fast Battery Charging
  • 15 months extended warranty

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