Honor is making some good offerings considering the budget of the users but none of them have managed to stand out like Honor 7 which was a well-crafted with good performance in all the departments except the battery. Honor 8
The company then launched the Honor 8 which is a new model in the mid-range of the smartphone segment, which can prove to be an excellent choice. The 5 Best Camera Phone under 10000 (2019)
Price: Rs. 11040,
32 GB of internal storage,
Camera 12 MP,
Build And Design
The new model of Honor looks striking and has renovated the design completely that makes it look premium but fingerprint feature is a nightmare. 10 Best Smartphone 2019
It is quite slippery and slides off the surface in case you are not careful.
The display is of 5.2 inches diagonally and is a full-HD resolution while the text is razor sharp.
They have used a good quality panel as colors are quite punchy, sunlight legibility is strong, and the view angle is also good.
You can easily adjust the color temperature in your handset and can toggle a blue light from the Settings.
The borders are very thin on the display of the Honor which makes it very manageable for use.
With just 153 grams, it is quite light for many of us. The notification LED is cleanly hidden in the earpiece and there is an infrared emitter, a USB port (USB 2.0 speed) Type-C port is in the bottom.
The microSD card which is expandable up to 128GB along with the SIM tray is on the left.
Though the SIM slot is having a physical cutout for other Nano-SIM however, the handset will not recognize it.
Huawei Honor 8x
Talking about the camera, we have dual cameras in the back with laser autofocus and LED flash dual-tone unit.
The fingerprint sensor is quite sensitive and it unlocks your phone very quickly which you can use to lock the apps, to access the hidden files, and for performing various gestures like answering the call, pulling down the notifications, while taking a selfie.
There is one peculiar feature offered by Honor and that is of placing the sensor on a physical button that is a Smart Key.
You can use it for various functions depending upon the type of press done by the user which can be a single press, double press or a long press.
All you need to do is just trigger it and you can use it for voice recording, taking a screenshot, for the flashlight, and even for launching the app.
It has an 18W charger along with the data cable, an instruction leaflets, and a SIM ejector tool. You might miss the headset, but the accessories provided are well built and will last long.
Specifications And Features
- Huawei’s in-house silicon in the CPU with Kirin 950 octa-core.
- RAM of 4GB, storage of 32GB, USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC with a dual-band Wi-Fi.
- It supports 4G LTE for TDD and the FDD bands
- Android Marshmallow called EMUI or Emotion UI.
- the latest version that is v4.1
- The voice feature enables you to ask “Where are you”
- 3000mAh battery
- Camera 12MP
If you are the one who loves listening to the radio, then you will be missing the FM radio feature.
It supports 4G LTE for TDD and the FDD bands. A major highlight is of Android Marshmallow called EMUI or Emotion UI.
It’s the latest version that is v4.1 not only retains some features namely Now-on-Tap but also offers many new features and customizations.
A single-layered interface having its icons, notifications shade and Settings app.
You can even modify the screen buttons layout if you want to as per your desire.
In the ‘Wireless and Networks’ section, you will be getting enhancements to offer to improve the signal network when you are on the move like quick connections from the networks while you are in roaming,
Enabled auto-updates, and Wi-Fi+ which switch automatically between mobile data and Wi-Fi. Google WiFi,
Huawei Honor 8 Pro
Though it is difficult to verify the effectiveness of these features so you have to take Honor to say a word on this subject.
Emotion UI does have a pack of many gestures -based voice and action features which you can easily locate in the ‘Smart assistance’ option in the Settings.
The single-handed mode so offered can be used as a dial pad or you can even use it for the full display with a swipe to the right option from the navigation keys.
The voice feature enables you to ask “Where are you”, to which the handset will ring, flash its LEDs, vibrate, and will help you in finding it.
You can call other people with this voice feature as well with this feature of voice control.
It works quite decently and will recognize most of your commands. There is one more feature and that is Knuckle Sense that allows you take a screenshot and to start a screen recording, either by drawing a circle or you can start by knocking the screen with your knuckles.
When you start the screen by tapping the display with your knuckles, it will work but drawing a circle to start the screen was kinda an awkward thing as lots of pressure was required to do that.
The Floating Dock which provides shortcuts for common actions is the same as MIUI’s Quick Ball.
Good thing is that your handset Honor 8 will not be burdened with a bunch of pre-installed apps.
There is a Google app suite that works as a Smart Controller, works for basic functions along with IR appliances and with Phone Manager for the system maintenance, for managing the blocked calls and for setting permissions for the apps.
Battery Life And Performance
The Honor 8 can handle the multitasking so effectively that games like Mortal Kombat X which are visually demanding will work very smoothly.
You will not be facing any kind of heating issue during gaming; however, the handset gets hot whenever you will fire up the camera.
It has a non-removable 3000mAh battery which supports fast charging. By using a bundled adapter and the cable, you can manage to get 45 percent within half an hour.
You just need to charge once and you can easily an entire day of usage. Its battery feature that you will find handy is the ROG power mode of power saving, which renders display at 720p just to save power.