The recently launched Honor 8 pro is the beefed up version of the last years Honor 8. The Honor 8 failed to justify as a flagship because of its mid range specification. Therefore Huawei has implemented some serious specification into the Honor 8 Pro to earn the flagship tag. It has already launched in India and UK and it will cost you around $460.
The Honor 8 was one of the best-looking smartphones of 2016 and the new Honor 8 Pro manages to justify that title. It sports a unibody metal design which looks and feels premium. Though keep in mind it is on the beefy side of the spectrum. It weighs in at 184 grams and feels pretty comfortable while holding in hand. The Honor 8 pro is obviously a stylish looking smartphone and stands out from the crowd.
The Honor 8 pro is obviously a stylish looking smartphone and stands out from the crowd.
The Honor 8 pro comes with a 5.7-inch IPS display. The screen resolution is in the Goldilocks zone (1440 x 2560). The quad HD display and the 551 ppi pixel density combined makes a terrific display. The contrast ratio is good and you can easily read under direct sunlight. Also, the maximum brightness goes up to 560 nits which is more than enough for a smartphone. It also offers a 2.5D curved glass for better swiping experience over the display. The Corning gorilla glass 3 is surely going to keep your phone scratch free for a long period of time.
The higher resolution display is certainly a good thing for a smartphone but it also has its downsides. It is going to affect your phones battery life and will put more strain on the GPU.
The Honor 8 pro packs an octacore Hisilicon Kirin 960 processor and Mali G71 GPU. It also has 6 GB ram and 128 GB internal storage. The Kirin 960 is one of the best top end smartphone processors and can take on the processor giants like Snapdragon and Exynos. The Honor 8 Pro runs on Android Nougat.
The Honor 8 pro will give you snappy performance and powerful multitasking ability. The huge amount of RAM also helps with the fluid performance and we failed to find any lag in day to day use. Also, you can play high-end games without any problems.
The rear Dual camera setup is nothing new for Huawei. Actually, they came very early in the dual camera game. The dual camera setup consists of one RGB sensor and one Monochrome sensor. Both of them are 12 MP shooters and have a f/2.2 aperture. The both shooters work in symphony to produce great images. Also, the Monochrome shooter helps with low light imaging. It offers 4k recording option at 30fps. The front camera consists of an 8MP shooter with f/2.0 aperture.
The overall picture quality is quite good for a mid range phone. In addition, the manual mode provides full control over the camera.
The Honor 8 pro comes with a 4000 MAh battery which combined with good battery optimization will last at least one day. It also comes with fast charging option which will charge your up to 40% under 30 minutes. The full charge will take at least 2 hours to complete.
The Honor 8 Pro is going to throw some serious challenges towards its biggest competitor Oneplus 5. The display is top notch and top of the line processor combined with a great camera leaves very little space to complain. As a result, Honor 8 Pro truly is a flagship smartphone of 2017 under $460.