Honor 8 Pro

₹29,999, www.hi­honor.com

T3 India - - HYPE -

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

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