Huawei only last week announced that the Huawei Honor 8 intended for the United States markets.
The phone has just started appearing on retail markets for $399. Offering a real alternative to the likes of the OnePlus 3, the Huawei Honor 8 focuses more on having an attractive design while also providing a real compliment of features to take on such phones from China. Starting out with a slightly smaller 5.2 inch display with full HD resolution gives a strong platform for the Huawei Honor 8. It does not offer technologies like super AMOLED and the LTPS tech may not be the best out there, but it does the job reasonably well.
The phone is incredibly thin at just 7.5 mm while the weight is also reasonably low at 153 g. Compared with phones like the OnePlus 3 which offers well-known snapdragon processors, the Huawei Honor 8 uses a relatively unknown – for the high-end segment – HiSilicon Kirin 950 processors. This octa core processor has the necessary clock speed and power to handle the latest android operating system. Even though the announcement of phone has come out a few days ahead of the Android Nougat’s official release, it is widely expected that the Huawei Honor 8 will be one of the first in the Huawei line-up to receive this update.
The Huawei Honor 8 is one of the few phones in the market still persisting with the dual camera setup in the rear. The phone has a 12-megapixel rear sensor with f/2.2. Assisted by aspects like laser autofocus and dual LED flash, this camera has all the attributes of a high-end sensor but it is letdown by the lack of 4K video recording feature. An eight-megapixel camera with f/2.4 is found just above the display to act as the front camera. Support to DTS sound is an attractive element on the Huawei Honor 8.
It is now easier to connect to the device with a PC or a charging port due to the use of USB Type-C ports. The report also supports fast charging which will be able to get the battery to up to 47% in 30 minutes according to Huawei. The fast charging is especially required since the battery is a rather large 3000 mAh and it may take a long time to get charged up in the normal way. Priced at $399, the Huawei Honor 8 is a direct competitor for the OnePlus 3.