Huawei Honor 8: Dual Cameras – A new standard?

Mid-range Android phones have became a popular choice for consumers due to their price and performance. Earlier this year, Huawei released the well-known budget phone, the Huawei Honor 5X. Just recently, Huawei recently released a new device, this time available to the United States market.

The Honor 5X from earlier this was a great success. It had a premium aluminum design and even included a fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, at only $199 it was one of the best budget phones, if not the best.

Following the success came the new Honor 8. The Honor 8 has buffed up specs from its predecessor, this time including a refined design, more ROM, more RAM, fast charging, USB C, and a dual camera setup. Priced at just $400, the Honor has specs comparable to devices priced much higher.

Quick Specs

SOC: HiSilicon Kirin 950

GPU: MAli-T880 MP4

ROM: 32GB and 64GB with MicroSD Expansion
RAM: Both 3GB and 4GB options

Main Camera: Dual 12MP F2.2 1080p@120fps

Second: 8MP F2.4

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC

Battery: 3,000 mAh with Quick Charging

Port: USB TYPE C

Colors: Pearl White, Sunrise GOld, Midnight Black, Sakura Pink, Sapphire

Material: Mainly Glass

The main new feature to the Honor lineup is the addition of a third camera. In addition to the front facing camera, there are 2 cameras on the black, similar to the Huawei P9 from earlier this year. Unfortunately, the Huawei P9 was not released in the US. Dual camera setup would include multi-camera aperture, which would improve low light and overall image quality, 

This device is expected to start around $400 unlocked. Other specs and features are pretty standard in the smartphone market so we will not go over them here but in our full review which will be published soon.

 

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