Honor is a Huawei Sub brand that offers really great budget friendly devices, one of their main focus are the mid to high-end Honor smartphones and this year they made a hit with the recently announced Honor 8.


Recently the devices was officially launched in the US, with much fanfare from the attendants Honor’s new flagship packs everything you would expect from a high-end phone is a more budget form (something we are happy about).

The phone follows the new trend of Glass and Metal construction giving a sense of familiarity when holding it.

And what’s under the hood will make you think twice to let it fall in the “mid-range” category, let’s take a look:

OS: Android™ 6.0 (EMUI 4.1)

Color: Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black

Display: 5.2’’FHD (1920*1080,1080P)

Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 950 (4*Cortex A72 2.3GHz + 4*Cortex A53 1.8GHz)

Battery: 3000mAh(typical), 2900mAh(rated)

Camera: Main 12 MP Dual camera, Front 8 MP


Storage: 32GB/64GB ROM

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/b/g/n, 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 4.2

USB 2.0 with USB Type C Interface

Dimensions: 145.5 x71.0 x7.45 mmWeight: about 153 g

SIM: Dual SIM model option

Fingerprint: Yes (Smart Key)


MicroSD card slot3.5 mm headset

Other: Infrared remote control

As you can see, there’s a lot you can do with this device, even and long missing option like the infrared control is back with this beauty, and man! Is a real beauty.

On the back you see the “2.5D Glass” will offer a 3D grating effect which is a pleasure to see.

Also the P9 look-a-like dual 12MP cameras at the back promises outstanding photos.


Right now the device is not available, but up for pre-orders set to start shipping at early September with an interesting price tag:

The 32GB model will cost €399 or £370 if you’re in the UK and exclusively to use at Three)

The 64GB model will cost €499 so, probably around £470 (if or math game is not too rusty)

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Written by Vicente A. George

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