Honor 8 Pro India Launch Set for July 6, Will Be Amazon Exclusive

Honor 8 Pro, Huawei Terminal brand Honor’s new offering, was unveiled last week in India but without a price tag. Amazon India has now teased the India availability of the Honor 8 Pro, saying it will launch on July 6.

The dedicated page on Amazon India confirms that the Honor 8 Pro will be an Amazon India exclusive. With the Notify Me option alongside, we can expect the smartphone to go on sale on July 6 itself. We can also expect the pricing of the Honor 8 Pro to be revealed on July 6 when the phone goes on sale in India. To recall, the Honor 8 Pro was launched with a price tag of EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 39,500) in Europe and we can expect the India pricing to remain around the same price point in India.

Honor 8 Pro India Launch Set for July 6, Will Be Amazon Exclusive

Some of the highlight features of the Honor 8 Pro are dual cameras at the back, a massive 4000mAh battery, and an impressive 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour choices in India.

The Honor 8 Pro comes with two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes the images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies as well.

The dual-SIM Honor 8 Pro runs on Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1, and features a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display. It is powered by Kirin 960 (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB). The Honor 8 Pro includes 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC.

 

Honor 8 Pro First Impressions: Honor’s best camera smartphone till date

OnePlus 5 has just got its toughest competitor in the form of Honor 8 Pro. Announced on June 23rd 2017, i.e. a day after the official launch of OnePlus 5, Honor 8 Pro was previously seen in China as Honor V9 and is due for an official launch in the first week of July 2017 in the Indian market.

The company hasn’t revealed anything on the pricing of the handset but we expect it to be priced around Rs. 35,000, which can create some serious troubles for OnePlus 5’s popularity in India and off shores. Why do we say that? Let’s find out with the help of Honor 8 Pro’s first impressions.

Design and Display: Premium all metal construction and a 5.7-inch 2K display

Design and Display: Premium all metal construction and a 5.7-inch 2K display Constructed out of metal and glass, Honor 8 Pro feels quite sturdy and premium. The smartphone measures 7.3mm in thickness and has 2.5D curved glass at front. The front fascia is largely occupied by a 5.7-inch 2K display, which packs double the resolution of what OnePlus 5’s 5.5-inch screen offers. The extra pixels mean extra sharpness, rich colours and more clarity while streaming videos, browsing web pages or playing games. However the big screen makes Honor 8 a bit bulky when compared to OnePlus 5, which is just a delight to use with one hand because of its compact form factor. Thanks to the rounded corners and correct placement of power button, volume rockers and the fingerprint sensor, Honor 8 still manages to fit in one-hand for an ergonomic use. It’s been two days that I am using the Honor 8 Pro and the display feels very touch responsive and bright enough to be comfortably used in outdoors. If you love streaming videos and playing graphical intensive games, Honor 8 Pro’s 5.7-inch 2K display offering 2,560×1,440 resolution will come as a delight. I really wish Honor had provided the latest Gorilla Glass 5 protection which comes as a screen protector for OnePlus 5’s 1080p display. Honor 8 settles with the dated Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

Camera: 12MP dual-camera setup is nothing short of a miracle

Camera: 12MP dual-camera setup is nothing short of a miracle It does sounds like a bold claim to use miracle as a word to define a camera for a smartphone, but I mean every word of it. And trust me you will also say so once you start using the camera on Honor 8 Pro. The Leica branded 12MP dual-camera setup on the smartphone comprises of one colour sensor and black and white, something we have seen previously in Huawei P9 and what you will see on the upcoming Huawei P10. The two sensors in real-life scenarios perform a wonderful job of capturing well exposed colours with ample richness. The pictures captured in daylight are amazingly sharp and even show higher contrast and saturation levels than some of the best camera smartphones in house such as Galaxy S8 and Sony Xperia XZ Premium. And when seen on the 2K screen the images look really good displaying punchy colours. But at the same time you will feel that they are a bit unnatural and amplified in terms of colours and sharpness. A good thing, camera also supports 4K video recording.

Camera Sample 1

Camera Sample 1 : The bokeh mode works well and you get a good depth field of effect in shots you capture. Even the 8MP front camera is a great snapper and will please consumers who are fond of creating Instagram and Snapchat stories.

Camera Sample 2

Camera Sample 2 :  You can check some of these sample pictures meantime while we evaluate the camera performance in detail.

Hardware and Software: Huawei’s in-house CPU, latest OS and ample RAM

Hardware and Software:

Huawei’s in-house CPU, latest OS and ample RAM Honor 8 Pro is powered by company’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor that is working without any performance issues on my review unit. It’s able to match the performance delivered by Snapdragon 835 SoC is something we will find out in the coming week. The CPU is coupled with ample 6GB of RAM and 128GB built-in storage, which is further expandable by another 128GB. The expandable storage is another nifty feature that OnePlus 5 fails to offer. Honor 8 Pro runs on company’s customized skin EMUI 5.1 deployed on Android 7.0 Nougat. The user interface offers a slew of customization features and nifty tweaks to improve the everyday user experience.

Battery and Connectivity: 4,000 mAH battery and all required connectivity features

Battery and Connectivity:

4,000 mAH battery and all required connectivity features Honor 8 Pro is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery unit that has to support a dual-camera setup, a 2K display and a flagship CPU. How efficiently it does that is in our check list and will be told in our comprehensive review of the handset in the coming week. As far as storage is concerned, Honor 8 Pro has a hybrid SIM card slot, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, an IR blaster, GPS and Huawei Share.

Conclusion

  Conclusion :

Honor 8 Pro is by far the best camera device from the house of Huawei. The smartphone also boasts of all flagship features that you would expect in today’s time from an affordable flagship Android handset. It is now the pricing of the handset that will decide its win or loss over the recently launched and much acclaimed OnePlus 5. Stay tuned on GIZBOT for our detailed review on both the devices to make your final decision.

Honor 8 Pro With 6GB RAM, 4000mAh Battery, Dual Rear Cameras Unveiled in India

Huawei Terminal brand Honor launched its new smartphone on Friday – Honor 8 Pro in India. Notably, this is the same smartphone that was launched in China in February under the moniker Honor V9 before making its way to Europe and the UK in April as the Honor 8 Pro .

Some of the highlight features on the Honor 8 Pro include a dual camera setup, massive 4000mAh battery and an impressive 6GB of RAM. The smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour choices in India when it will be made available from the first half of July. The Honor 8 Pro price in India has not yet been revealed.

Talking about the dual camera setup on the Honor 8 Pro, it sports two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. One sensor takes the images in RGB while the other takes them in monochrome. At front, there is an 8-megapixel sensor for taking selfies as well.

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The dual-SIM Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 skin on top and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display. It is powered by Kirin 960 (4 Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz + 4 Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM. It comes with 128GB inbuilt storage which can be expanded further by using the hybrid microSD card slot (up to 256GB).

The connectivity options on the Honor 8 Pro include 4G LTE connectivity, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2, and NFC. The smartphone houses a 4000mAh battery and comes with a fingerprint sensor at the back.

While the pricing of the smartphone has not been announced by the company just yet, Allen Wang, Director, Product Centre, Huawei India Consumer Business Group, told IANS: “Honor 8 Pro is one of the best Honor phone so far and will be priced in the affordable price segment.”

To recall, the Honor 8 Pro was launched with a price tag of EUR 549 (roughly Rs. 39,500) in Europe.

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Additionally, the Honor 8 Pro’s retail box could be turned into a Google Cardboard viewer for VR experience as well. The smartphone comes with the Galaxy on Fire 3 and Jaunt VR apps pre-installed. Further, the company says that it has partnered with Gameloft and GoPro for in-built apps (including the GoPro Quik app) and is currently in talks with major e-tailers for exclusive online release.

 

The Honor 5X is a mid-tier Chinese smartphone wrapped in high-end clothing

honor 5x

Huawei is finally bringing its Honor brand to the U.S. The first Honor phone to hit the states will be the Honor 5X, a mid-tier device with several high-end tricks up its sleeve. The 5.5-inch smartphone features a 1.5GHz Snapdragon 615 processor, a 13-megapixel camera, and a rear-facing fingerprint scanner, which Honor swears is as fast and responsive as the Huawei-made Nexus 6P. The 5X will also ship with Honor’s EMUI 3.1 interface on Android 5.1 Lollipop right out of the box, though a Marshmallow update is in the works.

The Honor 5X will likely compete against the similarly-named Nexus 5X and HTC’s One A9, which shares a similar marketing philosophy of packing in mid-tier specifications into a stylish, premium-looking chassis. The 5X will also be sold unlocked for the affordable price of $199 on both Amazon and Honor’s official website, though it is only compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile’s networks.

A simple, affordable smartwatch

honor band z1

Honor’s next device in the U.S. will be its fitness-band-cum-smartwatch, the Honor Band Z1. It runs on Honor’s own proprietary wearables OS and it features fitness tracking, a capacitive touchscreen, and 70 mAh battery pack, which Honor says will last up to three days of constant usage on a single charge. It’s also compatible with both Android and iOS and will soon be available for $79. The Band Z1 went on sale in India last year.

The story behind the story: You know how Lexus is essentially Toyota’s sportier, hipper counterpart? That’s the idea behind the Honor brand for Huawei. It’s got its own cool tagline—“for the brave”—and its products emphasize style. Huawei has quite a bit of marketing work cut out for it before the general gadget consumer recognizes what Honor is, but it likely figures that the more brands the Chinese smartphone maker brings over, the more of a chance it has to grab that number three spot on the US smartphone charts.