Honor 8 Pro Review: The Affordable Huawei P10 Plus minus Leica camera

Intro

Honor 8 Pro

Honor 8 Pro
8.5

Build Quality

9/10

Accessories

9/10

Audio

8/10

Display

9/10

Camera

9/10

Software & Features

8/10

Performance

9/10

Battery Life

9/10

Value

9/10

Pros

  • Great build quality
  • Comes with cardboard VR headset
  • Accurate & fast fingerprint scanner
  • Great 5.7-inch 1440p IPS display
  • Good rear camera
  • Excellent performance
  • Good battery life
  • Under RM 2000

Cons

  • No IP-rated dust and water resistant
  • No OIS
  • Battery drain with machine learning algorithm
  • Slow charging
Honor 8 Pro front

Honor 8 Pro front

Last year, we reviewed the Honor 8 over at Tech-Critter and overall we are very satisfied with the form factor and performance of the phone. Not to mention the extremely competitive pricing as well.

The Honor 8 Pro now comes with a larger and sharper display, high-performance chipset and bigger battery. Let’s find out what does Honor has to offer for the price of RM 1, 999.

Honor 8 Pro Specifications

Honor 8 ProHonor 8
CPU & GPUHiSilicon Kirin 960
4 x 2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
HiSilicon Kirin 950
4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
RAM4 GB / 6 GB4 GB
Storage64 GB32 GB / 64 GB
Display5.7 inches
1440p
LTPS IPS
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.2 inches
1080p
LTPS ISP
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Camera (rear)Dual 12 MP
f/2.2
PDAF, Laser AF
Dual tone LED flash
Dual 12 MP
f/2.2
PDAF, Laser AF
Dual tone LED flash
Camera (front)8 MP
f/2.0
8 MP
f/2.4
BatteryNon-removable 4000mAh Li-PoNon-removable 3000mAh Li-Po
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
EMUI 5.0
Android 7.0 Nougat
EMUI 5.0
SIMDual SIM (Nano + Nano)
Hybrid SIM tray
Dual SIM (Nano + Nano)
Hybrid SIM tray
ConnectivityGSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
GSM / HSPA / LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FeaturesFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner

Unboxing

Unboxing

Unboxing

What’s in the box:

  • Honor 8 Pro
  • Huawei Super Charge adapter
  • USB-C cable
  • Earphones
  • VR headset
  • Paper works

VR Headset

VR head set

VR head set

The box can be transformed into a card box VR headset with the included cardboard cut out and the lenses.

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