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Design

The design of the Honor 8 Pro is slightly different when compared to its sibling, the Honor 8. The older model has a glossy glass back, whereas the Honor 8 Pro gets a metal unibody. It’s available in two colours, Midnight Black and Navy Blue, and you’ll be happy with either one. The smartphone is quite sleek, measuring just 6.97mm in thickness, and has curved sides. What is surprising is that Honor has managed to cram a 4000mAh battery into this body.At the front, there’s a 5.7-inch LTPS panel, with super-slim side borders. The top and bottom are thicker, and there’s an Honor logo below the screen. Above it, you’ll find the 8-megapixel selfie shooter along with the earpiece and a couple of sensors. The power and volume buttons are on the right side. The power button is well within reach but you might have to stretch a little to reach the volume controls. The left side of the Honor 8 Pro only has the SIM slot.

Honor has placed the USB Type-C port and the 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, along with the loudspeaker and the primary microphone. At the top, there’s a secondary microphone and a IR emitter which lets you control household appliances.The highlight of the Honor 8 Pro, the dual rear cameras, are placed at the back in the upper left corner, along with a dual-tone LED flash. Unlike many other phones, both cameras are fitted flush with the body of the smartphone, under a glass window which should keep the lenses from picking up scratches. The fingerprint scanner is also at the back, and we found its placement to be a little higher than what would have been comfortable. You’ll have to stretch your finger a little or shuffle the device in your palm to reach the fingerprint scanner.Honor ships this phone with only an 18W charger and USB cable, but the party trick is that the box itself can be converted into a cardboard-style VR headset. You get all the required materials, including the lenses, in the box.

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Software And Performance

Honor has the 8 Pro running on EMUI 5.1 which is a slightly newer version than what we saw on the Honor 8 Lite. The UI is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, and our unit also had the June security update installed. With 6GB of RAM at its disposal, the Honor 8 Pro had no issues when loading apps and games. Even when switching between apps, we found that the device would retain them in memory, reducing reload times. After a day of use we had over 3.5GB of RAM free on average, which is great.You also get a one-handed mode which makes it easier to use this big device. Fingerprint scanner gestures let you pull down the notifications shade and dismiss notifications as well. There are a few apps from Honor that come preloaded, but you can uninstall most of the bloat.The software has a few battery saving options baked in. There is Power Saving mode which limits background apps and disables auto-sync, as well as an Ultra Power Saving mode which switches everything off allowing connectivity only to apps you select. We also found a Screen Power Saving option, which claims to lower the resolution of the display to conserve power. We couldn’t see this taking effect as our device reported QHD as the resolution all the time.There’s a voice control feature built in which responds to the phrase ‘Dear Honor’. In case you can’t find your phone, you can loudly ask the device where it is and it will respond by playing a loud tune and triggering the flashlight. You can also try using custom commands, but we found that this did not work most of the time, making the whole feature somewhat pointless.We ran the Honor 8 Pro through a couple of benchmarks to see how it fares against the competition. The phone returned 124,151 in Antutu, as well as 1,877 and 6,222 in the single- and multi-core tests in Geekbench. It managed to push out 56 frames per second while running the T-Rex test in GFXBench. While the scores are good, devices based on the Snapdragon 835 including the OnePlus 5 performed better.The phone lasted for 10 hours, 19 minutes in our HD video loop test, and we could get through a full day with medium use.

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Camera

The highlight of the Honor 8 Pro is its dual 12-megapixel rear cameras. Unlike smartphones that have a telephoto lens on the second camera, these two are used as independent RGB and monochrome sensors. Honor claims that the monochrome sensor can absorb more light which results in better details. To leverage the hardware, Honor has built its own camera app that offers multiple modes to choose from.While Auto mode is set by default, you can take control using the Pro mode for stills and video. You can also set it to monochrome mode which uses only the monochrome sensor to deliver a black-and-white image. We found that the phone would get warm when using the camera even though it managed to run cool at other times including when gaming.The photos with this phone turned out really good, and details really were better than average. Colours were accurate and we did not find any chromatic aberration or purple fringing when shooting against the light. Macros were also impressive, and the phone managed a good amount of separation between subjects and backgrounds. In low light, we saw that the camera would sharpen images which improves visibility at the cost of noise and some loss of detail. Selfies were also good, and we noticed that the camera app smoothens them. By default, the camera app adds a watermark advertising the name of the phone. You can disable this, but the option is buried within the Settings menu. We hope this option isn’t turned out by default in the units that ship to the consumers.The Honor 8 Pro can record video at 4K but the ability to continuous autofocus is lost at this resolution. You can switch to 1080p at 30 or 60fps to enable it. We found noticeable lag in the viewfinder while recording video and panning from side to side, but it does not affect the output.

8 Total Score

Huawei Honor 8 Pro smartphone was launched in April 2017. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels at a PPI of 515 pixels per inch. Huawei Honor 8 Pro price in India starts from Rs. 24,999.

Design
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Battery Life
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Camera
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PROS
  • Good camera performance
  • Good battery life
  • Lots of storage space
  • Excellent value for money
CONS
  • Display saturation can’t be changed
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General
In The Box Handset, Charger, USB Cable, Quick Start Guide, Service Card, Sim Eject Tool, VR Lens
Model Number Duke-L09 / Duk-L09
Model Name 8 Pro
Color Navy Blue
Browse Type Smartphones
SIM Type Dual Sim
Hybrid Sim Slot Yes
Touchscreen Yes
OTG Compatible Yes
Sound Enhancements DTS Sound, Dual Microphone Noise Reduction
Display Features
Display Size 5.7 inch
Resolution 2560 x 1440 Pixels
Resolution Type Quad HD
Display Type LTPS
Display Colors 16 M
Other Display Features Multi Touch Sensitive Screen
OS & Processor Features
Operating System Android Nougat 7.0
Processor Type Kirin 960
Processor Core Octa Core
Primary Clock Speed 2.4 GHz
Secondary Clock Speed 1.8 GHz
Operating Frequency GSM - 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz; WCDMA - 1 / 2 / 5 / 8; 4G LTE (FDD) - Bands 1 / 3 / 5 / 7 / 8 / 20, LTE (TD) - Bands 38 / 40
Memory & Storage Features
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
Expandable Storage 128 GB
Supported Memory Card Type microSD
Memory Card Slot Type Hybrid Slot
Call Log Memory Yes
Camera Features
Primary Camera Available Yes
Primary Camera 12MP + 12MP
Primary Camera Features Auto Focus, Laser Focus + Contrast Focus, Support Wide Aperture, Light Painting (Tail Light Trails, Light Graffiti, Silky Water, Star Track), Super Night Mode, Voice Activated Shooting, Slow Motion Recording
Secondary Camera Available Yes
Secondary Camera 8MP
Secondary Camera Features Fixed Focus, Beauty (Perfect Selfie, Standard Beauty), Beauty Video, Panorama, HDR, Watermark, Audio Note, Ultra Snapshot, Capture Smiles, Timer, Touch to Capture
Flash Rear Dual Color Temperature Flash
HD Recording Yes
Full HD Recording Yes
Video Recording Yes
Video Recording Resolution 3840 x 2160
Dual Camera Lens Primary Camera
Call Features
Phone Book Yes
Connectivity Features
Network Type 4G VOLTE, 3G, 2G
Supported Networks 4G VoLTE, 4G LTE
Internet Connectivity 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE
3G Yes
GPRS Yes
Pre-installed Browser Android
Bluetooth Support Yes
Bluetooth Version v4.2
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Version 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Hotspot Yes
NFC Yes
USB Tethering Yes
USB Connectivity Yes
EDGE Yes
GPRS Features 40 Kbit/s(UL), 60 Kbit/s(DL)
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
EDGE Features Class 12: 236.8Kbit/s (UL), 236.8Kbit/s (DL)
Map Support Google Maps
GPS Support Yes
Other Details
Smartphone Yes
SIM Size Nano SIM
User Interface EMUI5.0
Removable Battery No
MMS Yes
SMS Yes
Voice Input Yes
Graphics PPI 515 PPI
User Memory 50
Sensors Hall Sensor, Infrared Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Gravity Sensor, Gyroscope, Status Indicator
Browser Yes
Other Features Wi-Fi Direct, Certifications: BQB, Wi-Fi, CE, REACH, RoHS, 4G Voice Resolution: CSFB, USB Type C Support, Charging Duration: 1 hours 50 Minutes
Multimedia Features
Audio Formats MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI
Video Formats 3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, ASF
Battery & Power Features
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Talk Time 16
Dimensions
Width 77.5 mm
Height 157 mm
Depth 6.97 mm
Weight 184 g
Warranty
Warranty Summary Brand Warranty of 1 Year Available for Mobile and 6 Months for Accessories

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