Before the Dual Camera setup become popular with OnePlus 5 and iPhone 7 Plus, there was Huawei P9 and Honor 8, both came with Dual Cameras and sold well in India. Even before that, Huawei had Honor 6 Plus with Dual cameras. Huawei is now launching an improved variant of the Honor 8 in India called Honor 8 Pro.
Expected Price : Around 30K
Honor 8 Pro Specs, Comparison with Honor 8 and Honor 9
So what has changed from the original Honor 8? It now has a bigger higher resolution display and a faster processor. Honor 8 Pro features a 5.7 inch Quad HD IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Older variant has a 5.2 inch Full HD one instead. The newer Pro variant is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octacore processor and Mali-G71 MP8 GPU while the older one has less powerful HiSilicon Kirin 950 CPU and Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. Kirin 960 is also seen on the just announced Honor 9 which is a more expensive device than Honor 8 Pro.
The latest Octa-core Kirin 960 raises CPU processing by 18%, while the Mali-G71 GPU exceeds its predecessor in graphic rendering by 180% . Combined with the 6GB RAM, it means you can just breeze through even the most demanding apps and games. Exceptional graphic processing by the Vulkan API enables the most demanding games to run at high frame rates with minimum lagging.
Since the new version is a bigger phone, naturally it comes with a bigger battery. There is a 4000mAh one on board. Older Honor 8 camera with 3000mAh one. With the help of many optimizations Huawei has build in to their EMUI 5 based on Android 7 Nougat, you can easily get 4 – 6 hours of screen on time.
What about the Camera? What has changed ? Looking at the specs sheet, i hardly see any difference between the cameras on the newer Honor 8 Pro and older Honor 8 / Huawei P9. It has Dual 12MP F2.2 aperture lens with one recording color and the other a monochrome one. This camera is quite good in good lighting conditions, however when it comes to low light, due to a slower F2.2 aperture lens, it often takes photos in high ISO resulting in noisy photos often.
Honor 8 Pro comes with the regular Huawei camera app which is loaded with full of features. It has a Night Mode feature, with which you can take some cool night photos like light trails, with the help of a tripod ofcourse. The front facing selfie camera is a better one comparing to older Honor 8 thanks to a brighter F2.0 aperture lens.
Honor 8 Pro will be available in 4GB ram or 6GB ram variants with 64GB internal storage. There is an Sdcard slot available as well part of Hybrid Dual Sim slot.