How does Honor 8 Pro fare against other flagship smartphones


In the same month India saw the launch of the OnePlus 5, Huawei’s online brand, Honor launched the successor of the Honor 8 in the Indian market dubbed as Honor 8 Pro. Soon after the launch, the device was very well received by both critics and masses. So what makes the Honor 8 Pro, a worthy smartphone to consider, apart from its aggressive price point of only 29,999? Of course, It’s performance.

In an attempt to make Honor 8 Pro smoother and stronger on the performance front, Honor has equipped this device with its in-house Kirin 960 processor with Mali G71 Octa-core GPU under the hood.


To be more specific, this chipset is based on four high-performance ARM Cortex A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz alongside four low-power Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. Moreover, this is the first chipset to use ARM’s brand new Mali-G71 GPU, which is built on a 16nm manufacturing process similar to Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 SoC.

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As expected, the performance is butter smooth and the device handles multitasking as well as gaming with ease. Surprisingly, the Honor 8 Pro also does a good job at staying relatively cool even when under heavy tasks.

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The icing on the cake here is the 6GB RAM on board, which explains why the device is insanely great at multitasking fluidly. In terms of GeekBench 3 test, Honor 8 Pro surpasses the like of Google Pixel XL, Sony Xperia XZ Dual, HTC 10 and many more with ease. Moving on, the Mali-G71 GPU on Honor 8 Pro offers 40% better performance, which enables the most intensive games to run at high frame rates with minimum lag.

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The best part about the Kirin 960 SoC is that it fully supports Vulkan API. It helps in delivering a significant performance over its predecessor Open GL, raising the devices’ graphical and data processing capabilities. With Vulkan API, the graphic performance is enhanced up to 400% paving the path for some demanding games.

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Putting everything into perspective, the performance of the Honor 8 Pro is more impressive and neat for its price point than other devices at this range including LG G6, Xperia XZs Dual, Google Pixel XL, HTC 10 and much more. This device from Honor is nothing short of amazing with all the necessary ingredients to give other flagships a run for its money.

The Honor 8 Pro comes in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colors, at a price tag of Rs. 29,999. You can get your hands on this device now exclusively on