Huawei Honor 8 Hands-on

A wonderful glass back and a crispy 5.2″ screen.  Can we ask for more?  Yes, but this phone just feels right.
Enter Huawei Honor 8.
Huawei Honor 8.
Huawei Honor 8.
While I was unable to put this phone through it’s paces, from what I can tell, the software experience isn’t bad.  Although this is a skinned version of Android the UI still feels snappy and most applications load swiftly after pressing on the icon.  Huawei does not feature the app drawer that is common to Android, instead, it places all icons and widgets on the homescreens that are offered.  This device could be a could entry into the ecosystem of iPhone users that are accustomed to this type of setup.  In addition, while the software features are light, Huawei seems to have executed these additions tastefully as with it’s take on the notification pane.
Key specs:
  • 5.2″ screen
  • 1080p resolution
  • 1.8 GHz octa-core processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32 GB internal storage
  • 12 MP rear & 8 MP front cameras
Huawei Honor 8 notification pane.
Huawei Honor 8 notification pane.
 The camera, which is becoming more and more the most important feature of a smartphone, captures great shots and the front facing camera features a beauty mode that seemingly transforms the subject.  As with most manufacturer cameras, this was is not shy with throwing features in your face, which is this case are presented well to the user.
The budget sector of Android smartphones is quite competitive and this phone surely competes with the One Plus 3 and others.
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