In an effort to spice up the flagship war, Huawei has introduced the latest Honor 8, which is one of a kind smartphone. The handset is available at a price of Rs. 29,999, which is half of what other flagship smartphones ask for and still leaves no stone unturned.
Unlike hundreds of Android incarnations, Honor 8 packs in all the elements of a true flagship smartphone without burning a hole in your pocket. So without wasting any time, let's find out why Honor 8 is the best smartphone in the market.
1) Premium Design
Honor 8 is designed to impress. The smartphone has a premium, slick body with finished aluminum alloy frame sandwiched between two sheets of heavy 2.5D curved glass. The aluminum alloy gives Honor 8 a stronger body and the curved glass with ultra-narrow bezels offers a smooth, seamless feeling.
What's simply amazing is the 15-layer craftsmanship and light-catching glass finish makes the Honor 8 stand out from the crowd. Moreover, at 153g, Honor 8 feels very light in everyday usage.
2) Crisp 5.2-inch Full HD Display
Honor 8 sports a 5.2-inch FULL HD IPS display that delivers 1080x1920 pixels at an impressive 423 dpi. The text, images, videos and games look amazingly sharp and colours look exceptionally vivid. The viewing angles are brilliant and sunlight legibility is also strong, which allows you to use the smartphone in outdoor conditions with no viewing problems. You can also adjust the colour temperature in Display Settings.
It is worth mentioning that the full HD display on Honor 8 even beats the 4.7-inch HD display on the latest Apple iPhone 7 in terms of sharpness and colour reproduction.
3) DSLR-level camera hardware
If you take photography in your highest regard, then this the smartphone for you. Honor 8 has an innovative bionic 12MP dual-lens system, which is equipped with two Sony-made IMX 286 sensors to deliver the best-in-class camera performance. One lens enables the system to capture rich color, and the other monochrome lens give the images more light and increased sharpness. They work in tandem to capture crisper, more detailed photos.
The smartphone's camera is capable to deliver high-quality pictures while shooting macro, landscape or portrait shots. The dual-lens system let in more light to result in bright images even when the light conditions are not good. This makes Honor 8 the best smartphone camera in low-light and complex lighting conditions. The camera setup is also equipped with hybrid auto-focus and laser focus that makes sure you never miss a precious moment.
The smartphone also has an 8MP front camera to offer amazing selfies.
4) Smooth Multitasking
Multitasking on Honor 8 is simply a breeze. The 4GB RAM under the hood makes sure you run more than 30 applications simultaneously without worrying about the memory consumption in the background. You can play games, browse internet, create lists, play music and the smartphone will function without breaking up a sweat.
5) Latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1
Honor 8 also makes sure you get the best mobile software experience. The smartphone runs on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei's Emotion UI 4.1 that supports gesture-based actions and voice control features. The single-layered user interface is buttery smooth and Huawei's built-in apps follows a minimalistic and clean user interface.
6) Long-Lasting Battery
Honor 8 has a 3000mAh battery that supports fast charging. The battery is able to last for up to 10 hours of nonstop video playback and can give two days of backup on a single charge. Moreover, the bundled charging adaptor in the package can boost the battery to 50 percent power in just 30 minutes of charging time.
7) Freedom of Dual-SIM connectivity and Expandable memory
Honor 8 is one of the few flagship smartphones in the market that offers the freedom of using two SIM cards at one time. The smartphone comes with a Hybrid SIM card slot that makes it possible to use two SIM cards at the same time. You don't need to carry two phones as Honor 8 allows you to keep your professional and personal life separate with its dual-SIM connectivity.
Moreover, you can also expand the internal 32GB storage to 128GB via microSD card.
8) Smart Fingerprint Sensor
Honor 8 is the first smartphone to feature the latest fingerprint technology, which allows you to unlock the handset in only 0.4 seconds. The smart Fingerprint Sensor is basically a programmable shortcut button capable of performing a number of functions. In addition to unlock the handset, the fingerprint sensor can be customized to click images, display notification panel, browse gallery, dismiss an alarm or simply to accept an incoming phone call. The auto-learning skills of the fingerprint sensor improve the recognition of your fingerprint over time.
9) Control electronic equipment with Honor 8
Honor8 integrates a separate infrared module with built-in IR codes for popular products. This allows you to control devices even when you are without an Internet connection. Honor 8 offers support for 232,740 products from 5810 brands.
10) No compromise on Connectivity
Honor 8 is a no compromise device when it comes to connectivity. The smartphone supports Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, VoLTE (a Software update is required), 3G, 2G, GPS and Bluetooth. Honor 8 has a 'Double antenna switch' that allows the smartphone to seamlessly selects the antenna with the strongest signal to ensure you always have the best possible reception.