Huawei has launched the Honor 8 smartphone in India, after it was made available in the U.S. earlier for the price of USD 399. In India, the phone comes with a price tag of Rs. 29999. The Honor 8 brings about a lot of changes and upgrades from its predecessor, the Honor 7.

Starting with the design, the Honor 8 has a 2.5D arc curved glass on the front and back, while an aluminum alloy frame meets both of them covering the sides. The Honor 8 has a 5.2-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display with a 96% high color gamut (NTSC) and under the hood is Huawei’s Kirin 950 processor, an octa-core chipset clocking at 2.3GHz (4 x 2.3, 4 x 1.8GHz) and along with that is 4GB of RAM.

Honor 8

What should set this device apart from the others in this category is the camera combination. The Honor 8 comes with a Dual-lens rear camera setup and an 8-megapixel front-facing camera is given for the selfies. The bionic 12MP dual lenses on the back of Honor 8 comprises of an RGB sensor and a monochrome sensor, both of which work together in getting out a perfect color accuracy and a brighter capture as the monochrome sensor allows more light to pass through. The built-in dual ISP improves focus, speed, and process time when you take pictures.

The dual-lens camera setup is not only for a good capture but it is also assisted for a better focusing and post-processing, thanks to the features like Wide aperture mode. The software also has a Professional Mode where the user can change the exposure, ISO, etc. at will if they are good at knowing these parameters and using them.

The 3D fingerprint scanner on the back of the Honor 8 can unlock the phone in about 0.4 seconds, and it is an auto-learning sensor whose accuracy gets better with time. It isn’t only the unlocking of the phone for which one would need to use the fingerprint scanner, because there are added features like dragging of notification panel, clearing notifications, and swiping to scroll across Gallery pictures.

Honor 8 Box

The Honor 8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery and the 9V/2A fast charging technology helps charge the device from 0% to 47% in about 30 minutes. In India, it is the Single SIM variant of the Honor 8 that will be available and it supports all the 4G bands in India. To add to the connectivity, the device has Smart dual-band wi-fi switching where there is support for 2.4 GHz/5 GHz bands and it defaults to the faster 5 GHz band unless the 2.4 GHz signal is stronger.

There is an Infrared sensor on the top of the device helping it function as a remote for smart electronics, and according to Huawei, Honor8 supports 232,740 products from 5810 brands. As far as the software is concerned, the Honor 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow based EMUI 4.1.

The Honor 8 from Huawei will be available at both, online and offline platforms. Alongside this, the company has launched Honor 8 Smart and the Honor Holly 3 smartphones.


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