Reviewing The Huawei Honor 8
Huawei recently launched its newest flagship smartphone, the Honor 8. A stellar device that is packed with quality features, the Honor 8 is giving devices like the OnePlus3 and the Asus ZenFone 3, stiff competition.
With a sleek, full-glass body, the Huawei phone has a touchscreen display of 5.2 inches. The screen’s full-HD resolution of 1080px by 1920px has a pixel density of 423PPI (pixels per inch). So users can expect a crisp display with deep colours, and a good viewing-ability from angles even in sunlight. The addition of a curved 2.5D glass on the front and back gives this phone a shiny look, albeit it adds a slippery feel to the device and makes it prone to fingerprints.
Packed with a Kirin 950 octa-core processor of 1.8GHz and a RAM of 4GB, the Huawei Honor 8 is fast and powerful too. Playing heavy games is not just an enjoyable experience but it is easy too. You can even switch between tasks at leisure and without any interruption. Available with Android v6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed, the Honor 8 also has Huawei’s Emotion UI v4.1 integrated over it. The user interface has an array of features like the voice control ability, which allows you to ask your device “Where are you”, which then makes the phone ring, flash and vibrate.
One of the major features of the Honor 8 is the addition of dual-cameras. With two 12 megapixels sensors, one colour and the other monochrome, this camera allows you to capture crisp images with intense colours. The f/2.2 aperture works with the camera’s Wide Aperture Mode and to help take pictures that have a good depth of field and a balanced blur. Using the Pro Mode, you can even take photos and videos of an SLR camera level, by controlling settings like ISO, exposure and shutter speed.
The front camera has 8 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.4, which provides good quality images even in reduced lighting. The camera app features modes like Panorama, light painting, slow motion, HDR, Beauty and time-lapse.
A storage capacity of 32GB is built into the device and it can be expanded using a microSD card of up to 128GB. The dual SIM Honor 8 has a number of connectivity options including 4G, GPS, WiFi and Bluetooth. It also has several built-in sensors like the Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Gyroscope, Accelerometer and a finger print sensor as well.
Huawei has taken the finger print sensor to the next level. You can now access hidden data, lock applications, answer calls, revel the notification bar and even take selfies using the rear fingerprint sensor. There is also a multi-touch Smart Key that replaces the physical button. This can be used to toggle the flashlight, record sounds, take screenshots and launch apps as well.
The smartphone is fitted with a battery that has a capacity of 3000mAh and offers quick-charging via a Type-C USB cable. This should easily last you up to an entire day, even when using internet and gaming. Huawei has also included a power-saving mode called ROG, which works by reducing the screen resolution to 720 pixels.
Priced at RS. 29,999 the Huawei Honor 8 is undoubtedly a premium smartphone. While it does not offer features as good as the OnePlus3, for those looking for a stunning camera phone, this is a great device.
Picture courtesy – hihonor.com
by techtalks @TechTalks November 3, 2016 5:48 AM UTC