Honor 8 Pro
Another new model joins the 8 series, huh?
Yeah and the Honor 8 Pro can be seen as an evolution of the series with all the changes and refinements it brings to the table at a competitive price.
Does the distinct yet finicky glass back from Honor 8 return?
Gone is the 2.5D glass coating. In its place comes a metal unibody. The brushed metal definitely attracts less fingerprints and helps provide a better grip. The device might be a bit heavy at 184 grams but due to balanced weight distribution, the grip is good.
It looks quite thin so should I be worried about battery life?
That should be the last thing on your mind, with the 4000mAh battery they have managed to cram inside the device! The bundled 9V/2A fast charger won’t take too long to fully charge the device either.
Impressive! So what makes it tick?
Well, it is powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, 6GB RAM, Mali-G71 GPU and 128GB internal storage. Huawei has fit in a 5.7-inch display with 515ppi into a 5.5-inch form factor, although 18:9 would have been preferable. The 8MP front camera with a 77-degree wide-angle lens does the job but the dual-camera setup on the rear steals the show.
Dual cameras seem to be all the rage these days. Anything different done by Huawei?
Nothing different per say, but the setup definitely covers its bases by including all the features. The dual 12MP lenses include one colour lens and the other for monochrome. The latter adds details to snaps clicked by the primary sensor. It is further supported by dual-LED flash, Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF), Laser Focus and f/2.2 aperture. 4K and slow-motion video recording are supported.
What’s the word on VR support?
In a very interesting twist, the retail box doubles up as a VR headset similar to Google Cardboard! All the required items like the lenses are already included in the box. The Jaunt VR app will contain loads of supported content for users to enjoy.
The Honor 8 Pro is available in Midnight Black and Navy Blue colours