The one gadget you use every day, pretty much all the time - the smartphone. So why not get an all-rounder device that also does everything you ask of it?
If you’ve ever found yourself go “Do I pick battery or performance? Or do I go with the one with the nice display?”, you can stop doing that now. There’s no longer any need to compromise when it comes to picking your next smartphone. All thanks to the Honor 8.
An innovative dual-lens camera system
We can’t stop talking about the Honor 8’s camera system, but we’ve got a good reason to do so - it’s really innovative and it’ll please even the serious photographer out there. That’s because the Honor 8 uses a dual-camera system, with one sensor capturing ‘normal’ photos, and the other working in monochrome mode. That has two benefits for serious shutterbugs: You get better low-light photos as there’s a lot more light going in. And the dual-sensor setup lets you take artsy photos with the background all blurred out. Portraits, food pics, travel shots, everything just comes out brighter, crisper and looking absolutely gorgeous.
A compact body and a vibrant screen
This is the year when we all realised how useful a compact phone could be. And with its 5.2in display and narrow bezels, the Honor 8 delivers. It’s compact enough to be used in one hand without any hair-raising ‘oops, I dropped my phone’ moments. Even better, the front-and-back glass design of the Honor 8 makes it look, for want of a better term, breathtakingly sexy. It’s the kind of device you’d love to show off. (Trust us on this; we can be pretty vain). Turning back to the screen, it’s got a Full HD resolution and is super-vibrant. Text looks crisp and colours ‘pop’ yet look balanced. Everything we wanted? Yup.
It’s powerful yet power-efficient
You know all about the Kirin 950 processor used here? So you know the Honor 8’s gonna be one hell of a powerhouse. Yeah, this next-gen 64-bit processor runs cool and runs fast. It’s made on a ‘16nm process’, making it ultra-efficient, and with eight meaty cores (four A72 cores running at 2.3Ghz and four A53 cores running at 1.8Ghz, for the spec-curious) sitting inside, it’s got what it takes to make every app fly.
There’s also 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM and an i5 co-processor to take care of the Honor 8’s sensors and features. In all, multi-taskers will fall in love with the Honor 8’s responsiveness. Gamers and movie fanatics also have it good thanks to the powerful Mali T880MP4 GPU, which has more than enough muscle for the latest games and has support for the latest media codecs.
And finally, with a 3000mAh battery inside, there’s enough juice for over a day’s usage - which you wouldn't expect from the competition, but is possible here thanks to the efficient Kirin 950 and the neatly optimised EMUI 4.1 OS.
A fingerprint scanner that makes life easier
But the Honor 8 has more up its sleeve that makes it such an attractive buy - there’s NFC for folks who love using NFC tags to automate stuff, there’s a smart Wi-Fi and mobile switching system, advanced RF tech (Honor’s parent company, Huawei, is the world’s largest maker of telecom gear) to make sure you get a nice, chunky signal while everyone around you is cursing their cellular provider, and of course, our fav bit - the Smart Key fingerprint sensor.
Not only is it amazingly fast, but it’s also super-secure and very, very innovative - Swipe down to pull the notification shade, click to launch WhatsApp, double-click for Twitter and press-and-hold for the camera - that’s what we’ve done but you’re free to customise it the way you want!