90
DetailScore

Mobisium
Score

8.5

Honor 8 Pro Performance

8
Octa-Core, 2.4 GHz, Cortex A-73, Cortex A-53.
6 GB RAM

Honor 8 Pro Display

9
5.7 inches (14.48), Quad HD, 515 PPI IPS LCD

Honor 8 Pro Camera

8
Auto-focus, Yes
8 MP Front Camera

Honor 8 Pro Battery

9
4000 mAh, Fast Charging.
Non-Removable
  • Supports Indian bands
  • Dual SIM Nano (Hybrid) + Nano (Hybrid)
  • 128 GB + 128 GB (Expandable)
  • VoLTE
  • No Face Unlock
  • Fingerprint Scanner

Buy Device

Rs. 29,999.00 onwards
Details about Honor - 8 Pro

Honor has unveiled its new high mid-range on the 10th of July 2017 in India exclusively via Amazon. Honor tried to compete in the 30k price range which was hugely captured by Oneplus after the launch of its flagship Oneplus 3t last year and then announcing its latest flagship, the Oneplus 5.

Honor 8 pro has almost all the features it needs to stand against any phone of its price range or even a higher priced phone. It packs the latest Hisilicon Kirin 960 octa-core chipset with huge 6GB of RAM.  It sports a beautiful 5.7 inch Quad HD screen with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on it. In the camera department, the Honor 8 pro has a dual 12+12 megapixel camera setup on the back with a dual led flash and on the front, it has an 8MP setup which performs very well in well-lighted conditions. The phones comes with 128GB of internal storage which is excellent at this price point.  The overall performance of the Honor 8 Pro is excellent and does well in almost all departments.

On the cons side, the phone has a hybrid sim setup. Hence, you need to use a single sim if you want to use the SD card for storage expansion. Though camera performance is above average but lacks OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) which makes the photos and videos a bit shaky.

Considering the price of the phone which in INR 29,999, this phone turns out to be one of the best in its class. It is one of the best performing phones produced by Honor and by far can beat almost all the other phones in its price range. The new Oneplus 5 has got a strong competition from Honor this time and it will be great to see which one excels in the Indian market.

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Review from an Expert

Steals the flagship killer title from OnePlus!

Reviewed by Mobisium - Published on 14-07-2017

Score

4/5

After the Honor 8 from Huawei comes the new flagship smartphone, the Honor 8 Pro. The Honor 8 was the complete package but the mid-range specifications didn’t really permit it to come any near the “flagship” tag. The Honor 8 Pro packs all the great specs for a flagship smartphone in 2017, but does the specs merit can categorize it along with more expensive flagship devices, and the mid-range phones like the OnePlus 5? Let’s find out in our review.

The Honor 8 pro comes with a curved edge which makes it easy to fit in hand. Its sports an ultra slim metal unibody of less than 7mm.  6.97mm to be precise which beats the OnePlus 5 which is around 7.2mm in thickness.

The phone is available in two color options, navy blue or midnight black color. The screen is a bit bigger at 5.7 inches and it comes with a gorilla glass 3 protection which is not as good as OnePlus 5’s Gorilla Glass 5 protection but can manage to keep the scratches away.

The glass has 2.5D curved effect at the edges which feel good to use and swipe across. However, we’d recommend using a screen protector.

There is an 8MP camera on the front. At the bottom of the phone, we get a USB type-C port, the regular 3.5mm audio jack and the openings for the speaker. The power button and the volume button on the right. On the left, we have access to the hybrid tray which accepts two Nano sims or one sim and one micros SD card if you don’t need dual sim functionality.

Honor retains an IR blaster on the top of the phone so you have a remote control to other devices like your TV.  There is also a secondary noise cancellation microphone on the top. The back holds a seamlessly built dual camera, a dual tone LED flash and a fingerprint sensor which a quick way to power on with just a touch.

Honor 8 pro has a 2K QHD resolution screen translating to a crystal-clear cinema-like performance whereas OnePlus 5 settle with 1080p screen resolution.

It is packed with 6GB of RAM, 128GB internal storage, a high-speed octa-core processor and a 4000 mAh battery giving a life of almost 2 days from a single charge, depending on your usage. The phone also ships with Huawei quick charger which can charge it fully in fairly less time. In terms of battery size, Honor 8 Pro beats the OnePlus 5 again. But it has no competition with OP5’s dash charger.

Coming back to the camera. There is 12 MP dual camera which comes with a separate sensor for color and black & white, making the picture clearer and more color accurate.

Honor 8 Pro comes with the Android nougat 7.0 out of the box with Huawei’s own highly customized interface.

The box that it ships with doubles up as a VR cardboard to get a taste of virtual reality right on this phone.

Verdict:

The phone in terms of performance is on par with OnePlus 5 moreover it beats the OnePlus in terms of price and internal storage and battery life. The design of the phone is also better than OnePlus 5 but it’s a matter of preference. Honor 8 Pro is bigger and slimmer than OnePlus 5. The huge size of the phone comes with a cost, the Honor 8 pro weights far heavier than OnePlus 5 at 184gms. It is definetly a better choice and less expensive than HTC U Ultra and LG G5.

To sum it all, Honor 8 Pro’s amazing specs and lower price at Rs. 30000 steals the flagship killer title from OnePlus.

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Honor - 8 Pro Specification

General

General specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Launch DateJul 10, 2017 (official)
BrandHonor
Model8 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid v7.0 (Nougat)
SIM Slot(s) Dual SIM
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano (Hybrid)
SIM 2 : Nano (Hybrid)
Network 4G: Available (supports Indian bands)

Display

Display specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Screen Size 5.7 inches (14.478 cm)
Screen ResolutionQuad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels)
Pixel Density515 ppi
Display TypeIPS LCD
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen - Multitouch Supported
Screen to Body Ratio73.6 %
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 3

Performance

Performance of Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 960
Processor Octa-Core, 2.4 GHz, Cortex A-73, Cortex A-53
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-G71 MP8
RAM6 GB

Device Design

Device Design Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Height157 mm
Width77.5 mm
Thickness7 mm
Weight184 g
Build Material Front : Aluminium
Back : Aluminium
ColorsNavy Blue, Midnight Black

Storage

Storage specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Internal Memory128 GB
User Available StorageUp to 128 GB

Camera

MAIN CAMERA specs for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Resolution12 + 12 MP Primary Camera
Sensor image sensor
Autofocus
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash Yes
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesHigh Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Continuos Shooting
Camera FeaturesAuto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recoding4K@30fps, 1080p@60fps
FRONT CAMERA specs for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Resolution8 MP Front Camera
Autofocus
Flash
Video Recoding1080p@30fps

Battery

Battery specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationDetail
Capacity4000 mAh
TypeLi-Polymer
User Replaceable
Wireless Charging
Quick Charging

Network & Connectivity

Network & Connectivity specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SIM Size SIM 1 : Nano (Hybrid), SIM 2 : Nano (Hybrid)
Network Support4G (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
VoLTE Supported
SIM 1
4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
GPRS:
EDGE:
SIM 2
Same as SIM 1
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth v4.2
Location Yes, with A-GPS, with Glonass
NFC
Cable Type USB Type-C

Multimedia

Multimedia specifications for Honor - 8 Pro
SpecificationsDetail
FM Radio
Loudspeaker
Audio Jack3.5 mm

Special Features

Special Features
SpecificationDetail
Fingerprint Sensor
Other Sensors Proximity sensor, Compass, Gyroscope
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