Huawei Honor 8 has been launched in India today. The latest smartphone from Huawei comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with the latest update of Emotion UI on top. Featuring a 5.2 inch full HD display, the Honor 8 comes with Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC with an octa-core processor and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 4 GB RAM.

Huawei Honor 8 Pros

  • 5.2 inch Full HD display
  • 4 GB RAM
  • Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC
  • Dual 12 MP + 12 MP camera, 4K recording, 1.76 µm pixel size
  • 8 MP front camera
  • Premium metallic design with glass back

Huawei Honor 8 Cons

  • 3000 mAh battery

Huawei Honor 8 Photo Gallery

Huawei Honor 8 Specifications

Key SpecsHuawei Honor 8
Display5.2 inch LTPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD 1920x1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 4 x 2.3 GHz
4 x 1.8 GHz
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 950
Memory4 GB
Inbuilt Storage 32 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, with microSD
Primary CameraDual 12 MP with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus and dual LED flash
Video recording1080 @ 60 FPS
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
VoLTEYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, micro+nano, hybrid SIM card slot
WaterproofNo
Weight153 GMs
Price Rs. 29,999

Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 have dual SIM Slots?

Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots. The device supports micro+nano SIM cards.

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Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 have microSD expansion option?

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: Pearl White, Sapphire Blue and Midnight Black

Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Question: What all sensor does it have?

Answer: The Huawei Honor 8 comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor and compass.

Question: What are the dimensions?

Answer: 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm.

Question: What is the SoC used in the Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: The Huawei Honor 8 comes with HiSilicon Kirin 950.

Question: How is the display of the Huawei Honor 8?

nswer: The Huawei Honor 8 comes with a 5.2 inch full HD LTPS LCD display. It has a pixel density of ~424 ppi.

Huawei Honor 8

Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 support Adaptive Brightness?

Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.

Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?

Answer: The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top.

Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?

Answer: The device comes with on-screen buttons.

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Question: Does it come with a fingerprint sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a fingerprint sensor.

Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution.

Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: Yes, the device supports fast charging. It comes with Smart Power 4.0.

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: Yes, it comes with a gyroscope sensor.

Question: Is it waterproof?

Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.

Question: Does it have NFC?

Answer: Yes, the device comes with NFC.

Question: How good is the camera quality of the Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: The Huawei Honor 8 comes with a dual 12 MP primary camera setup with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus and dual-LED flash. On the front, the device features an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.4 aperture.

We haven’t tested the Huawei Honor 8 yet. Once we have done our testing, we will post more details in the review.

Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?

Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.

Question: Is there any dedicated camera shutter button on the Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: No, it does not have any dedicated camera shutter button.

Question: What is the weight of the Huawei Honor 8?

Answer: The device weighs 153 grams.

Question: How loud is the loudspeaker?

Answer: We are yet to test the loudspeaker quality. We will confirm this after testing the device.

Question: Can the Huawei Honor 8 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?

Answer: Yes, the can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.

Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?

Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.

Conclusion

The Huawei Honor 8 is a fairly competitive phone on paper. Its main attractions are the premium design and the dual camera setup with two 12 MP sensors. Apart from that, the Kirin 950 SoC is also a good point in favour of the Honor 8. With the competition heating up in the sub-20k price segment, Huawei will have to make sure it markets the phone well and sorts out any issues with availability and after-sales support.

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Rounak is techie by heart and journalist by profession. He is responsible to take care of editing job at Gadgets To Use. Driven by curiosity and a thirst to learn new things in life, he is always intrigued by the things we can do with a gadget in our hands. A stock Android and Nexus fan, he also enjoys cricket and reading in his free time.