A premium value for the new Premium smartphone from Honor. While it is not free from a few flaws, the new Honor 8 Pro has all the qualities one would expect from a high-end smartphone.
After the P10, P10 Plus and P10 Lite labeled Huawei, it is at the Honor Girl brand that we find a nice new model: the Honor 8 Pro. New high-end brand smartphone, it can easily compete with the big names of the sector.
Even if it has something in common with the P10 Plus, the Honor 8 Pro costs 100 dollars less and it is an interesting alternative to the LG G6. Even to the iPhone – yes, not even scared.
A globally successful design
Of course, the Honor 8 Pro is nothing very original. However, the shell in anodized aluminum is adorned with a metallic blue color for a serious and neat presentation. Everything is very well finished with an excellent ergonomics for the buttons as for the sensor very effective imprint.
However, the edges are a bit too wide with a 5.7-inch screen that occupies “only” 73% of the front panel. So, difficult to use this smartphone with one hand, especially with its 184 g.
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Powerful screen and VR viewer in bonus
The readability is very good as well as the contrast ratio. As for the definition, it is particularly generous with 2560 x 1440 px – not the HD, but the 2K! Vulkan technology allows excellent graphic rendering during game sessions.
Even if the screen is less high-end than the LG G6 or Samsung Galaxy S8, the picture quality is good. In addition, the Honor 8 Pro can turn into a VR viewer. Nothing is lost, everything is transformed!
Interface, autonomy the main characteristics
Inside, there is the EMUI 5.1 house overlay, which allows numerous customizations. The new Honor inherits the interface with icons that accumulate.
In addition, since personalization is present on this model, let us add that the biometric sensor can also be programmed for certain actions.
In use, there is no slowing down with the Kirin 960 chip. However, Honor 8 Pro tends to heat quickly. It’s big battery of 4000 mAh is not so powerful that that but the total recharge takes only 90 minutes.
For the other technical characteristics, we mention the internal memory of 64GB, the 6GB of RAM, or the presence of the latest version of Android 7 Nougat.
Top level in photo
With its very large screen, this Honor 8 Pro puts the video in the honor. No association with Leica this time and “only” 12 Mpx with a color sensor and a black and white sensor: yes, it is less careful than the Huawei P10 but the color rendering and level of detail remain very good. What can make this model one of the most performing of the moment in a photo and not only?