The Huawei Honor 8 was recently launched in India for Rs. 29,999 as an Amazon exclusive. The device comes with a dual camera setup at the back and the company has mentioned the cameras to be the ‘jewel in the crown’ on the Honor 8 Pro. The device boasts 2K resolution screen, 4,000 mAh battery, and 128GB memory. Here is a detailed review of its camera performance.
Honor 8 Pro Camera Hardware
The Honor 8 Pro has a Horizontally – set Dual camera module at the back. The lens setup has a primary 12MP lens and a Monochrome 12MP lens with f/2.2 aperture and dual-tone dual LED flash. The front snapper is an 8MP unit with f/2.0 aperture and 77-degree wide angle lens.
The rear camera can shoot 2160p videos @ 30 fps and the front shooter is capable of recording 1080p videos.
|Model||Honor 8 Pro|
|Rear Camera||12MP (RGB) + 12MP (Monochrome)|
|Sensor Size (Rear Camera)||-|
|Sensor Size (Front Camera)||-|
|Aperture Size (Rear Camera)||f/2.2|
|Aperture Size (Front Camera)||f/2.0|
|Flash Type||Dual-tone Dual LED flash (Rear camera)|
|Video Resolution (Rear Camera)||2160p @ 30 FPS|
|Video Resolution (Front Camera)||1080p @ 30 FPS|
|Slow Motion Recording||Yes|
|4K Video Recording||Yes|
Camera User Interface
The user interface on the Honor 8 Pro is simple and easy to use. The shutter button is at the bottom center of the screen, making it easy to reach on the big screen. You can switch between photo and video mode by clicking the video camera icon on the right of the shutter button.
The icon on the left side of the shutter will show recent images when tapped. On swiping left, you enter the settings menu where you can manage the camera grid, Capture on smile feature, timer and so forth.
By swiping left, you can see the various modes. You have various options like 3D creator, Time Lapse, Watermarked image capture, Document scan and much more. The user interface offers a smooth experience browsing through it. All the modes are present just one swipe away and can be toggled with one tap.
Honor 8 Pro Camera Samples
The camera on the Honor 8 Pro is smooth when it comes to user interface, so we took it for a practical test and captured images using different modes under various light conditions. Here is what we captured with the Honor 8 Pro.
The Honor 8 Pro has an HDR mode that works really well. The difference was clear as soon as we took 2 images with and without toggling HDR.
Coming to Monochrome, the images are crisp and the Rear 12MP monochrome camera seems to be doing a good job.
We took the Honor 8 outdoors to capture Batman vs Superman and other objects. The images captured look crisp and retained their natural colors. Even with smaller objects, the focus and clarity is not compromised.
Images taken in artificial light with the Honor 8 Pro have an overall good quality. The dual camera seemed to have done the depth job really well as we took images that required deeper shots and the Honor 8 Pro delivered good results.
The image as a whole looks clear and sharp but if you think of excessive zooming and cropping images to make a wallpaper, you may spot some grains in the images.
The one area where the image processing of the Honor 8 Pro can be seen is low light photography. When we clicked images in low light, we found the samples as clear as those clicked in artificial light. The colors also remained close to natural and the device certainly did good in low light conditions
The Honor is Pro is a great device priced at Rs. 29,999. It offers all the features of a true flagship and the camera in itself is good. In every condition, the camera performs really well and if we see the overall quality and color retention of the image, we find its better than most devices.
The phone offers a simple yet effective camera User Interface. Other departments like display, performance, and connectivity in the Honor 8 Pro are really good. The phone does not heat much and battery has also been optimized properly by the company.