Nov 17, 2016

Playing around with the Honor 8 phone....

The Honor 8 is an elegant phone.. it is definitely smaller then my Huawei Mate 8 with a 5.2-inch screen instead of 5.5-inch.
It’s also pretty lightweight at just about 153 grams and about 7.5mm slim. The glass back has multiple layers inside that reflect light in interesting ways. You can get it in white, sapphire blue and gold. I got a white one to try out and I have to say that the Honor 8 feels good in the hand.

It has smooth, rounded edges,and there aren't any bumps on the phone, except for the buttons on the side. The back is said to be made up of 15 layers of glass, which refracts light and gives the phone a shimmery look. It's quite pretty and classy looking in my opinion…..

I like the fingerprint scanner which works quite fast and accurate. However, the fingerprint scanner doubles up to what is also called a Smart Key and you can supposedly set it to different things with a click, double click or long press. The charging cable for the Honor 8 is however different from all the other phones with a USB type-C with fast charging support that kind of reminds me of iPhone…and so no you cannot use the one size fit all regular cable to charge this phone

You will however find a bit slippery, so you have to be careful of it and sadly it is hard to get a phone cover for this.
I was kind of disappointed that Honor did not include at least a plastic/rubber cover to use…, unlike the vivo I had and the Huawei Mate 8 I have…

Honor 8 camera in normal mode

I however must say that I like the new knuckle gestures features on the phone. You can rap your knuckle against the screen, then draw a letter or shape that are actually commands. Drawing an "m" pulls up maps, a "c" the camera, "e" the internet and "w" the weather. You can draw a square around your screen to take a screenshot, too.
It takes some getting use to since I was already use to doing this on my Huawei… and have my friends and family members stair at me when I rap my knuckles on the phone, hahaha…

Screen: 5.2in full HD LCD (424ppi)
Processor: Octa-core Huawei Kirin 950
Storage: 32GB + microSD card
Operating system: Android 6.0 with Emotion UI 4.1
Camera: 12MP dual rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera
Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fiac, NFC, IR, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-C and GPS
Dimensions: 145.5 x 71.0 x 7.5mm
Weight: 153g

using the Honor 8 wide aperture photo mode....

I have to say my most favorite thing about the Honor 8 would be the 12 MP dual-camera configuration with an f/2.2 aperture and hybrid autofocus (laser assisted). One of the lens is suppose to capture color, while the other is monochrome; but this setup allows the phone capture better, crispier looking images.

this photo was taken with the Honor 8 object tracking mode

With my mirrorless camera lense spoilt, the Honor 8 camera helped me take pretty awesome and sharp images. I was quite impressed at it

using the panorama mode.....

It probably might not outperform the Samsung Galaxy S7, iPhone or Huawei P9, but I feel this is pretty great on its own. I have to say that I also like the 8 MP front-facing camera .

Anyway, if you are looking to get one of these gorgeous phones, you can check out the  new Honor Malaysia Concept Store at Plaza Low Yat, the first in Malaysia… 

Honor hopes that with the launch of its Concept Store it will provide better customer service and product offering experience for the Malaysian consumers.

This move also marks the company’s gradual step into the retail market and reflects Honor Malaysia’s plans in meeting consumer habits today, providing Honor fans a first-hand experience of using Honor products before purchase.
The Concept Store will offer various Honor devices such as the Honor 8, Honor 5A, Honor 5C, Honor 5X, Honor 6 Plus, Honor 7, and the Honor 7 Enhanced. Not only is Honor Malaysia gracing us with its first Concept Store, the company is also holding a promotion period from November 15th to November 21st.

During this promotion, customers are entitled to receive free gifts with a purchase of the above-mentioned devices. Additionally, customers that purchase an Honor smartphone have the opportunity to enter into a lucky draw to win the Honor Band Z1, Honor Band SS, Bluetooth Speaker, and other valuable gifts.

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  1. I've been aiming for this model from Huawei, it's really nice smart phone :)

  2. So this honor phone is a Huawei, right? I must have missed the thought. I was amazed by the phone. hahaha I thought honor is a new brand. Anyhow, I am sure this is something to look forward in Philippines as well. Also, for the Vivo, I have seen on here. So that means, honor 8 can possible be here anytime soon.


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