Huawei has finally launched the Honor 8 Pro in India, a year after launching the Honor 8 Pro in the European market. The Honor 8 Pro was initially launched as the Honor V9 in China. The device touts a dual camera setup at the back and comes powered by the Kirin 960 octa-core SoC. The Honor 8 Pro 128GB Storage/6GB RAM version is priced in India at Rs 29,999 and will be sold exclusively on Amazon.in starting July 10, 6PM.
Coming to the specs, the Honor 8 Pro packs a large 5.7-inch Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS LCD display on the front. So it goes, without saying that the smartphone indeed has quite a big footprint. Underneath, the Honor 8 Pro is powered by a Kirin 960 octa-core SoC and a Mali G71 MP8 GPU. On the storage front, the device offers 128GB of onboard memory (110GB available) which can further be expanded up to 256GB via the Hybrid slot.
Specification wise the Honor 8 Pro is in league with the OnePlus 5 and is also priced marginally lower. The rear dual camera setup is made up of two 12-Megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash and 4K video recording. While one sensor is an RGB the other is a monochrome one. The front facing/selfie camera is an 8-Megapixel sensor. The Honor 8 Pro runs on EMUI 5.1 based on the Android Nougat. Connectivity features on the Honor 8 Pro include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC and GPS.
Honor 8 Pro Specifications
- 5.7-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) IPS LTPS Display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Hi-Silicon Kirin 960 Octa Core Processor with Mali G71 MP8 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 64GB UFS 2.1 Internal Storage + Up to 128GB External Storage (via microSD card)
- 12MP f/2.2 Dual Rear Camera with Laser Autofocus, PDAF and dual LED Flash
- 8MP f/2.0 Front Camera
- 4,000mAH battery with Fast Charging Support
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Android Nougat 7.0 with EMUI 5.1
I have been using the Honor 8 Pro from the last couple of weeks and the device has been pretty impressive. The EMUI has become better, lags less and the 6GB RAM is more than sufficient to handle a slew of open applications. Yet another impressive bit is the 4000mAh battery that manages to survive for a day and a half despite above average usage.
Stay tuned for our in-depth review and meanwhile you can check out the Honor 8 Pro first impressions here.