Huawei Honor 8C 64GB  +1 variation

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchDec, 2018

28.2

excellence score

66.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Very attractive rear panel design - there’s no doubt that Honor knows how to make some beautiful phones - the unique “cat’s eye effect” will get you attention and second looks
  • The company hasn’t used glass to build the Honor 8C but instead there’s a 3D nano-level texture design technique which gives the back panel a shiny and soft-touch finish, with a mixture of glossy and matte surfaces
  • The in-hand feel and lightness of the Honor 8C is worth appreciating too – especially since it includes a massive battery but doesn’t feel like it - the curved back and slim body make for a comfortable user experience
  • The buttons on the right edge are likable and clicky
  • The fingerprint sensor is fast and accurate
  • Thankfully there is a notification light - something that’s missing on the recently launched Realme U1
  • In the end though, it is an all-plastic body, so the build quality is not up to the standard of more premium glass or metal phones in this price bracket
  • It is also a pretty large device, so one handed use is not a strong suit

Display

  • Good 6.26-inch HD+ IPS LCD display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio - the almost edge-to-edge screen, with a moderately-sized notch help with an immersive experience - the screen also has good color reproduction, wide viewing angles, and gets pretty bright – not just indoors but under direct sunlight as well
  • The corners of the display are a bit too rounded though and can get in the way of the experience - the battery icon on the right and telecom operator names on the left are too close to the curved edges- almost touching it

Software

  • EMUI is one of the better Android skins overall along with Xiaomi’s MIUI - it’s feature-packed, and reasonably fluid - it even offers you the Google Now Feed by swiping right from the home screen (a la stock Android phones) - it gives you access to a ton of features such as the option to hide the notch, Eye comfort, App Twin, and optional app tray
  • There is also support for gesture based navigation - something that's especially helpful on such a large phone
  • It is pretty cluttered though - and the bloatware duplicate apps that Honor pre-installs on the phone don't help the cause (simplicity and minimalism is not the strong point of any Android UIs except for OxygenOS)

Performance

  • Solid, decent performance from the new Snapdragon 632 chipset - which comes somewhere between the Snapdragon 630 and 636 in performance - everyday use a breeze and games work pretty well too
  • There are however Snapdragon 636 phones available in the same price vicinity that outperform the Honor 8C - so it doesn't have the best 'performance to price ratio'

Camera

  • Average cameras of the rear (dual) and front (single) - especially low light performance is mediocre with both rear and front cameras
  • The front camera lacks a portrait mode (might come in later though via a software update)
  • Video recording quality is also average

Audio

  • Average bottom firing speaker - it gets reasonably loud - but sounds a bit tinny and doesn’t output any bass or treble

Battery

  • Very good battery life with a 4000 mAh battery, along with some smart battery saving modes (especially “Smart Resolution” that lowers the resolution when the battery is about to be depleted) - with moderate use, you will be able to get 2 days of usage

Verdict

  • Overall, the Honor 8C, while it's one of the best looking devices in the budget segment, loses out on account of it's average cameras and so will find it tough to compete with the likes of the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the Nokia 5.1 Plus - all of which turn out to be better all-rounders - after knocking it out of the park all year, Honor seems to have missed the mark with the Honor 8C

Expert Reviews

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  1. After knocking it out of the park all year, Honor has missed the mark with the Honor 8C
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Manufacturers including Xiaomi, Nokia, Asus, and Realme have raised the budget smartphone game, and Honor needs to do more if it wants to come out on top
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Honor 8C is a good phone to consider if you’re not much of a power user
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Hits a few spots, misses most
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. fonearena.com hands-on Read Review »
  6. ibtimes.co.in hands-on Read Review »

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Huawei Honor 8C 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.26 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.8 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 632Ranked #34 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 506
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight167 gm
Thickness7.98 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; PDAF
  • 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture; Depth sensor
  • HDR
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes

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