Huawei Honor 8 Smart was launched alongside the new Honor 8 and the Honor Holly 3 at an event held in New Delhi. The new Honor smartphone from Huawei is a budget version of the Honor 8. It comes with a 5.2 inch full HD display and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Pros

  • 5.2 inch Full HD display
  • 13 MP primary camera
  • 8 MP secondary camera
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Cons

  • Kirin 650 processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Price

Huawei Honor 8 Smart Specifications

Key SpecsHuawei Honor 8 Smart
Display5.2 inch LTPS LCD
Screen ResolutionFull HD 1920x1080 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor Octa Core 2.0 GHz
ChipsetKirin 650
Memory2 GB
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, with microSD
Primary Camera13 MP with f/2.0 aperture
Video recording1080 @ 30 FPS
Secondary Camera8 MP
Battery 3000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorYes
NFCYes
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM, micro+nano, hybrid SIM card slot
WaterproofNo
Weight153 GMs
Price Rs. 19,999

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

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

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

Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion.

Question: What are the color options?

Answer: The device will be available in Black, White and Gold color options.

Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 Smart 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 Smart comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, 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 Smart?

Answer: The Huawei Honor 8 Smart comes with Kirin 650.

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

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

Recommended: Huawei Honor 8 FAQ, Pros & Cons, User Queries and Answers

Question: Does the Huawei Honor 8 Smart 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.

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 Smart?

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

Question: Does it support USB OTG?

Answer: Yes, it supports USB OTG.

Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?

Answer: No, the device does not come 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 Smart?

Answer: The Huawei Honor 8 Smart comes with a 13 MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture. On the front, the device sports an 8 MP secondary camera with f/2.0 aperture.

We haven’t tested the Huawei Honor 8 Smart 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 Smart?

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

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

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 Smart 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 Smart is supposed to be a more affordable version of the Honor 8. However, its specs paint an entirely different picture. Save for the UI and Marshmallow, the Honor 8 Smart shares little with the Honor 8. It doesn’t come with the nice camera, the RAM is too little at 2 GB for a phone that costs Rs. 20,000, and it runs on a lower specced Kirin 650 processor. The battery is also average at just 3,000 mAh.

At a time when you can buy phones like the Lenovo Z2 Plus with a Snapdragon 820 processor (the top of the line SoC from Qualcomm). For nearly half the price, you can get the more powerful Redmi Note 3 which comes with 3 GB RAM and Snapdragon 650 processor. Huawei may have priced the Honor 8 Smart a little higher than what it should have.

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