Huawei Honor 8: 12MP Dual Rear Camera Setup with HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset

Honor keeps introducing its new budget smartphones. Honor Smartphones focuses to give the best flagship smartphone with amazing camera features and performance. Huawei Honor 8 was launched on October 12, 2016. This phone puts itself in an upper mid-range smartphone segment which ranges at the rate of Rs. 29,999 for 4GB/32GB. It is one of the best camera smartphones under Rs.25,000. It comes with dual rear camera setup, both having resolution of 12MP. On the front, it has 8MP for selfies and video calls. This phone is suitable for those who are interested in the camera segment.

Huawei Honor 8 comes in three different colors such as Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue. This phone is powered by HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset which gives high-speed performance.

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ModelHonor 8
Launched DateOctober 12, 2016
ColorsSunrise Gold, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue


Huawei Honor 8 sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display of full HD resolution and a pixel density of 424 PPI. The aspect ratio is 16:9. This phone has a quality panel display, colors are punchy and viewing angles are good. This phone has a thin border, it is very manageable for one-handed users. The infrared emitter is on the top and a USB Type-C port on the bottom.

The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass v3 to avoid scratching. It has a Capacitive, Multi-touch Touchscreen.

Screen Size5.2 inches (13.21 cm)
Screen Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixel Density424 PPI
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass v3, Scratch-resistant glass
Touch ScreenCapacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Huawei Honor 8 measures at the height of 145.5mm, weight of 153grams, width of 71.0mm, and a thickness of 7.4mm.

Height145.5 mm 
Width71.0 mm
Thickness7.4 mm
Weight153 grams


Huawei Honor 8 is powered by two quad-core processors Cortex A72 and Cortex A53 which has clock speed of 2.3GHz and 1.8GHz enabling this device to operate at super fast speed. It has a 64-bit architecture. The processor of this phone is handled by Mali-T880 MP4 graphics. It runs on latest Android v6.0 (Marshmallow) OS.

This phone comes with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage capacity which is capable of performing high smooth gaming performance. There is no heating issues while gaming. It has expandable memory up to 128GB. The user available storage is up to 22.3GB. It supports USB OTG.

HiSilicon Kirin 950
ProcessorOcta core (2.3 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A72 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Architecture64 bit
GraphicsMali-T880 MP4
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable MemoryExpandable Memory up to 128 GB
User Available StorageUp to 22.3 GB
USB OTG SupportAvailable


Huawei Honor 8 has a 3000 mAh non-removable battery capacity and comes with Li-Polymer type battery. Within half an hour charging, 45 percentage is charged using bundled adapter and cable. It supports fast charging. In the video loop test, 11 hours and 7 minutes of runtime is noted. It has ROG power saving mode, which renders the display at 720p to save power.

Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Quick ChargingFast
USB Type-CAvailable


Looking into the camera, Huawei Honor 8 has a dual rear camera setup. It consists of individual 12-megapixel color and monochrome sensors. The rear sensors have an aperture of f/2.2 while the front 8-megapixel camera has an f/2.4 aperture. In the front, it has an 8MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

Under natural light, landscapes and macros give good detailed images with near-accurate colors. With ‘Wide aperture’ mode, the sensors produce good background blur images. The background blur can also be adjusted using a slider near the focus reticule, from f/16 to a simulated f/0.95. 

For videos and photos, Pro mode is available. HDR, Panorama, slow motion, light painting (slow shutter), Time-lapse and Beauty are available.

The quality of recorded video is also pretty good. The maximum resolution is 1080p at 60fps and 4K video capture is missing. The quality of the front camera is also good which captures detailed photos under appropriate lighting.

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Rear Camera:

Camera SetupDual
Resolution12 MP f/2.2 Primary Camera
12 MP Camera
SensorExmor-RS CMOS Sensor
AutofocusLaser autofocus
Physical ApertureF2.2
Optical Image StabilisationNo
FlashDual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution4000 x 3000 Pixels
SettingsExposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting ModesContinuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, Touch to focus
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps
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Front Camera:

Camera SetupSingle
Resolution8 MP f/2.4 Primary Camera
Physical ApertureF2.4
Video Recording1920×1080 @ 30 fps

Network and connectivity:

Huawei Honor 8 has a single Nano-SIM slot. It supports 4G, 3G, and 2G networks. The SIM slot and the microSD card tray are on the left. Connectivity options include Hybrid SIM, 4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac 5GHz, hotspot tethering, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, GLONASS, NFC and USB type C.

SIM SizeSIM1: Nano
Network Support4G, 3G, 2G
SIM 14G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40)
FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 2600(band 7) / 900(band 8) / 1900(band 2) / 1700(band 4) / 850(band 5) / 700(band 17) / 850(band 18) / 850(band 19) / 800(band 20)
3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 800 / 850 / 900 MHz
2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz
4G Speed: 50 Mbit/s 300 Mbit/s (LTE category 6)
3G Speed: HSDPA 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s
GPRS: Available
EDGE: Available
SAR ValueHead: 1.45 W/kg
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
Wi-Fi FeaturesWi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
GPSwith A-GPS, Glonass
USB ConnectivityMass storage device, USB charging


Huawei Honor 8 does not support FM Radio. The media playback is good and it supports high-resolution video files, including 4K. The stock music and video player have a slick design and support DTS audio (only for headphones). Audio quality is good through the headphones but the sound lacks good definition and feels a bit flat, even with good earphones.

FM RadioNo
SoundLoudspeaker, 3.5 mm audio jack


Huawei Honor 8 has fingerprint sensor and it is available on the rear of the phone. It has other sensors such as Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope.

The fingerprint sensor quickly unlocks the phone. It can be used for lock apps, access hidden files, and perform functions such as answering a call, taking a selfie, or even pulling down the notifications shade. 

Fingerprint SensorAvailable
Fingerprint Sensor PositionRear
Other SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Huawei Honor 8 FAQs:

1. What is the price of Huawei Honor 8 in India?

The price of Huawei Honor 8 in India is Rs. 29,999 for 4GB/32GB.

2. What are the colors available in Huawei Honor 8?

There are three different colors available in Huawei Honor 8 such as Sunrise Gold, Pearl White, Sapphire Blue.

3. When was Huawei Honor 8 launched in India?

Huawei Honor 8 was launched in India on October 12, 2016.

4. What is the battery capacity of Huawei Honor 8?

The battery capacity of Huawei Honor 8 is 3000 mAh that comes with Li-Polymer type battery.

5. What is the screen resolution of Huawei Honor 8?

The screen resolution of Huawei Honor 8 is 1080 x 1920 pixels.