Honor 8 Pro

Huawei’s honor brand has added a new smartphonee, the Honor 8 Pro to its Honor 8 lineup of beautiful high-end smartphones. The Honor 8 Pro comes with many impressivve specifications, among which is a dual rear camera setup, a large battery capacity, large memory capacity and the latest in terms of software.

Honor 8 Pro Specifications, Review and Highlights

Honor 8 Pro Colours

Design & Display

The Honor 8 Pro sports a beautiful and sleek design similar to that of the iPhone 7. The phone is just 6.97 millimetres thick and weighs just 184 grammes, so you don’t need to be worried about extra load in your pocket.

The Honor 8 Pro comes in the phablet section with a 5.7-inch Quad HD (2560 * 1440) LTPS display with 2.5D curved glass and a 515 PPI pixel density.

Storage & Processor

The Honor 8 Pro is powered by Huawei’s flagship Kirin 960 processor with eight cores and a clock speed of 2.4GHz. Its graphics operations are handled by an octa-core Mali G71 GPU.

The phone has a whopping 6GB RAM capacity and 64GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 256GB using an external microSD card.

Camera

As mentioned earlier, the Honor 8 Pro sports a dual camera setup at the rear. Both have 12MP lenses and a f/2.2 aperture, and the first uses a monochrome sensor while the second uses a RGB sensor. The rear cameras can be used to record videos in 4K resolution.

Honor 8 Pro Design

The phone sports an 8MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture at the front for taking selfies.

Battery & Connectivity

A full day’s usage is guaranteed with the 4000mAh battery packed in the Honor 8 Pro, and when it’s drained, you can charge it up for the next day’s use in no time, thanks to the phone’s fast charging feature.

The Honor 8 Pro comes with a USB Type-C port which aids its fast charging and grants it USB OTG feature. The phone comes with a hybrid dual Nano SIM slot which has support for 4G LTE networks.

Software & Hardware

There is a fingerprint sensor at the rear of the smartphone for biometric verification on the phone, and an infrared sensor is present at the front for uses like remote control.

The Honor 8 Pro comes running Android 7.0 Nougat with Huawei’s EMUI 5.1 layered on it out of the box.

Honor 8 Pro Full Phone Specifications

Honor 8 Pro

General

Device Brand Honor
Model Honor 8 Pro
Announced April 5, 2017
Released April 20, 2017
Status Coming

Network

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
SIM Type Nano SIM
SIM Count Hybrid SIM

Data

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G Up to 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Design

Type Phablet
Dimensions 157 * 77.5 * 7 mm
Weight 184g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black & Navy Blue

Display

Display Type LTPS IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.7 inches
Resolution 1440 * 2560 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density ~515 ppi pixel density
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Features n/a
Secondary Display No

Camera

12MP Monochrome + RGB Dual rear cameras
f/2.2 aperture
Yes
2160p
PDAF, Subject-Tracking, HDR, Panorama, Laser Autofocus
Yes, Dual-tone LED flash (Primary)
8MP
f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording

Software

Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
Huawei EMUI 5.1
No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-Core 2.4GHz
GPU Octa-core Mali G17 MP8
6GB
Internal Storage 64GB
Expandable up to 256GB (microSD) [hybrid]
Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Fingerprint Sensor, Infrared Sensor, Gyroscope, Compass

Connectivity

Yes, Bluetooth v4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, LE
Infrared Yes
Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes; USB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG) Yes
GPS Yes, GPS + A-GPS + GLONASS + BDS
NFC Yes
No
Yes

Battery

Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 4000mAh
Placement Non-removable
Standby Up to 504 hours (on 3G)
Talk Time Up to 30 hours (on 3G)
Music Play

Messaging

SMS Yes (threaded view)
MMS Yes
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
n/a
Yes No
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

Availability and Price of Honor 8 Pro in Nigeria, Kenya & Ghana

The Honor 8 Pro is already available for pre-order on Honor’s online European store, and would go on sale on Amazon from the 20th of April. It will cost 474.99 Pounds in Britain and 549 Euros in Europe, and would be sold later on in India at an undisclosed price.

The Honor 8 Pro comes with Honor’s VR cardboard glasses enclosed in its packaging box, allowing you to enjoy the best of virtual reality on mobile.

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