Wow! That’s the only word to describe Honor 8


The Honor 8 is without a doubt one really great mid-ranger smartphone and it has been garnering a lot of praise from critics and customers alike and that is a rare thing. But what makes it as good as it is? Let’s find out.

The Honor 8 is essentially a Huawei P9 in new and improved clothes along with a few tweaks and additions. That itself should be good enough to have many people reach for their wallets and buy one. However, what makes the deal even sweeter is that the phone is cheaper than the P9 even despite having some new and better features too.


It has retained the essence of what was good with the P9. Users still get a beautiful 5.2″ 1080p display with 2.5D curved glass that looks and feels great to use. As a result, the smartphone is also extremely easy to handle and feels premium thanks to the 2.5D curved glass on both the sides of the smartphone. Glass and metal are blended seamlessly to provide a luxurious feel that is taken further through very interesting colour choices which looks the best in blue; in our opinion.


You will be delighted to know that you still get the great dual camera setup at the back with one monochrome sensor and one RGB sensor. It takes detailed photos with a much higher dynamic range with 12 Megapixel of resolution and focusing is “laser fast” literally thanks to the Laser AF module.


It has a powerful Kirin 950 chipset that offers great performance and also is extremely power efficient. The battery life with the 3000 mAh battery is really good as a result and the phone handles multi-tasking with ease thanks to the 4GB of RAM on board. Users get 32GB of internal storage and also a dedicated microSD card slot for storage expansion.


The fingerprint sensor allows users to unlock the phone in any direction even without having to wake up the phone. It allows you to access the notification drawer, browse through photos etc using the fingerprint sensor. However, the highlight is the Switch Key feature which allows you to assign 3 different functions to the fingerprint sensor to access apps or shortcuts since the sensor itself is clickable.


You also get an IR blaster for remote control features which has become something of a rarity on smartphones these days. All this and more at a price of Rs 29,999 in a package that literally makes you go WOW.