Honor is very near in launching its new player in market i.e. Honor 8 pro mobile and as the name suggests it will be a better version of honor 8. The phone is scheduled to launch on July 6 2017 and people just can’t wait to see this phone. The price of this phone isn’t known either, but if rumors are to be believed, it might be priced around Rs. 32,999 rivaling the recently launched One plus 5. So is there anything that makes the Honor 8 Pro special?
The Honor 8 Pro mobile sports a new design compared to the Honor 8 (Review) and the budget friendly Honor 8 Lite (Review). Its metal unibody measures 6.97mm in thickness and has rounded edges. While it isn’t the thinnest phone around, it’s still surprisingly slim considering it packs a 4000mAh battery inside. The screen measures 5.7 inches and has thin borders on the sides to make the phone easier to hold. The Honor 8 Pro has Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and like most phones these days it has rounded edges. The QHD resolution makes it quite dense, at 515PPI.
Just above the screen there is an 8 megapixel camera. Unlike other Smartphone, design of the honor 8 pro is quite different as it has a full metallic body and has a finger print sensor at the back which is responsive well enough. The Honor 8 Pro misses out on front-facing stereo speakers and has to do with a single one on the bottom. Next to the loudspeaker is a USB Type-C charging port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a microphone. On top, the Honor 8 Pro sports a secondary microphone and an IR emitter which can be used to control appliances such as TVs and ACs. It is quite rare to see this feature in a Smartphone today, and you might find it to be useful. The Honor 8 Pro mobile has dual 12-megapixel cameras at the back, without a camera bump. The cameras sit flush with the body, with a protective glass covering. Just like the Huawei P9 (Review), the Honor 8 Pro has one RGB sensor and one monochrome sensor, but without the Leica branding this time. Honor states that the monochrome sensor captures more light and helps make shots look crisper. Below the two lenses is a recessed fingerprint scanner. The metal unibody makes the phone look premium but the smooth finish makes it little slippery when holding it. The left side of the phone is pretty much plain and only has the SIM tray.
Powering the phone is a Kirin 960 processor which is made by Huawei itself, along with 6GB of RAM. The phone gets 128GB of storage which is expandable using the hybrid SIM slot. The Honor 8 Pro mobile can work with either two Nano-SIMs or one SIM along with a microSD card, giving you the option to expand storage. In terms of software, the Honor 8 Pro runs on EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The UI is quite basic and does not need much time to get used to. Huawei claims that its control over hardware and software helps it deliver a better overall experience to the user. We saw the phone running the latest security patch which gives it a few points in our books. Honor has baked in a few customizations such as fingerprint gestures which let you control notifications by swiping on the fingerprint sensor on the back. Display output can also be tweaked by altering the color temperature to suit your taste. We also spotted night mode called “Eye Comfort” which filters out blue light to reduce eye fatigue.
The time is almost here when the world will finally witness Honor 8 pro and this time huawei took care of everything. Huawei left no stone unturned. We are also waiting to see how the Kirin 960 fares against the recently launched Snapdragon 835. Pricing will be crucial for the 8 Pro, as the OnePlus 5 is a serious competitor.