Once you try out the novel Honor 8, you'll never be able to go back to boring single-camera phones
Quick, think of the ideal smartphone. Now, we aren’t clairvoyant but we bet we can guess what you came up with – it should look good, be powerful, have a great display, have fantastic battery life, and above all, give you photo quality so good you’ll never stop showing off your vacation snaps.
We’re right, aren’t we? Great. Now, what if we told you we have a phone that ticks off all your boxes? Yeah, we aren’t kidding – the Honor 8’s the smartphone you’ve been searching for. We’ve already spoken a lot about this value-packed flagship, so we’ll skip that for now. Instead, since we’re in the mood for a vacation, we’ll tell you all about its cameras.
Dual-lens and double the delight
The Honor 8 offers something you won’t find in phones from the competition – a dual-lens system at the back, with two 12MP cameras providing enough oomph to make for vacation snaps you print out and frame.
How does this novel camera system help? Well, since you have two sensors (one of which works in monochrome), you have a lot more light coming in, which means you get low-light snaps that are utterly fantastic. Two sensors, twice the light, and twice as better low-light snaps? Try it for yourself!
What else does the dual-lens system offer? You get to take shots with an adjustable depth-of-field. Say, you took some photos of your cute lil’ puppy but focused on his floppy tail. Want his nose to be in focus while the background’s blurred out with some nice, creamy bokeh? You can do that with the Honor 8. Or just walk around and see how a small depth-of-field can turn even everyday objects into portrait-worthy subjects.
And there’s still a lot more to the Honor 8’s camera. You get loads of special modes – HDR which works amazingly well even if you’re shooting against the sun, time lapse, trippy light painting that will have everyone swooning over your photography skills, a food mode to help you show off all the tasty sushi you ate during your vacation, video with object tracking…
A case o’ selfie-itis
That’s exactly what you’ll be diagnosed with once you discover how good the 8MP front camera makes you look. It’s got a beauty mode which takes care of any blemishes, and like the dual-camera system at the rear, it’s got amazing low-light capabilities - out on the beach at night or inside your favourite pub, you’ll get photos you’ll upload straight to Facebook.