Meet Honor 8 – Honor’s new, 5.2in, all-glass smartphone.
It has designer looks, packs cutting-edge features and brings next-generation smartphonery to the masses. If you’re in the market for a new phone, aiming for the extraordinary and seeking high value, it could be the ideal choice.
Want to know more? Here are all the key details, in handy, octagonal-ish form.
1. A glass act
You can stick your metal-bodied phone in the recycling bin, because Honor 8’s stunning exterior is as much class as it is glass. But the double glass, aluminium-edged body, with its aurora-esque sheen and diamond-cut design, isn’t just gorgeous – the 15 shiny layers on the back are also tough enough to withstand just about anything you can throw at them.
2. Faster than a cheetah in a fighter jet
Eight-core, 2.3GHz processor? Yep. 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM? You betcha. There’s more to Honor 8 than brute force performance, though: the Kirin 950 system-on-a-chip processor is ultra-efficient, so Honor 8’s 3,000mAh battery can keep up with all your activities.
4. SIM City
If you’re a frequent international flyer but don’t want to get lumbered paying exorbitant roaming fees, Honor 8’s dual SIM card slot makes it an ideal travelling companion. Pick up another SIM card while you’re away and browse to your heart’s content. Or, if you have no use for a second SIM, fill the slot with a microSD card to expand Honor 8’s built-in storage.
5. Take your best shot
Honor 8 has an innovative dual 12MP camera. One lens captures RGB colour pictures, the other is monochrome, and together they gather more light to capture vastly improved detail, even at the dimmest club or party. The wide f/2.2 virtual aperture enables you to change the focal point after you shoot an image, and the dual LED flash lends an additional helping hand in low light.
On the front, there’s an 8MP camera for high-resolution selfies. Its large, 1.4μm pixels mean you get less noise in low light, and a range of clever post-processing technology makes for better, brighter photographs.
6. Android, upgraded
Improving Android is tough: it’s already an outstandingly flexible, secure and speedy mobile OS with an incredible range of apps and games. But Honor 8 goes one better with its EMUI overlay, which provides a number of new contact management, media playback and HD audiovisual experiences.
7. Bang for your buck
A 5.2in HD smartphone shouldn't leave your wallet lighter and feeling happy. Factor in twin SIM card slots, three high-quality cameras and cutting-edge, trend-setting design and you could be forgiven for expecting a hefty bill. But with prices for Honor 8 starting at US$399.99, you’re getting a vast amount of smartphone for a marginal outlay.
8. Life calls
Honor 8 is a frontrunner when it comes to the marriage of design, features, and go-anywhere, can-do smartphone making. Whether you’re using it for its next-generation, multi-core performance, the impressive camera technology or its standout travel credentials, Honor 8 is a trendsetting smartphone for the bold.