Honor, a division of Huawei, brings for the first time to the US its flagship phone, Honor 8.
Honor 8 has a stylish design made of metal and glass that resembles a bit to what they have offered phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7, with different layers that allow light to be reflected in different ways when you move the device.
However, the Honor 8 tends to keep the finger marks on its cover.
In the back of Honor 8 are two cameras, but instead of being developed by Leica lens manufacturer as happened with Huawei P9, this time Huawei developed this technology.
In addition, the cell also brings a fingerprint reader that is located at the rear, similar to how it did in the Nexus 6P.
Honor 8 has an elegant glass design with metal frame and dual rear camera.
Honor Marshmallow 8 runs Android with custom interface Huawei, which means it does not have a drawer apps as generally find in most Android phones. However, this drawer can be obtained by installing a launcher.
Also, Honor said cell receive the update to Android 7.0 Nougat, but would not confirm if this will happen this year.
Moreover, the Honor 8 has a 5.2 inch screen with a Full HD resolution provides enough detail and good colors.
In addition, cell 950 brings a processor HISILICON Kirin (similar to 955 Huawei Kirin P9) eight core with a maximum speed of 2.3GHz, which is manufactured by the same Huawei. This is not very common to see in the market because the company often decides to change its processor to integrate a processor from Qualcomm US
The two rear chambers of Honor 8 are 12-megapixel camera and one camera is a monochrome (black and white) and other is color.
Although the two cameras offer different features that are coupled to provide the best picture quality, it is possible to have covered the lens of the monochrome camera to take pictures with the lens color – although this would not offer the best quality you can offer cellular.
The rear cameras have an aperture of f / 2.2, while the front 8-megapixel camera has an aperture of f / 2.4.
Despite being a small cell (7.45mm), Honor 8 integrates a 3,000mAh battery, the same capacity using Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and its flagship phone HTC HTC 10.
Unlike 5X Honor, one of our cell favorite for its low price and good experience, Honor 8 brings NFC for mobile payments using Pay Android.
Also, the Honor 8 has 4GB of RAM, microSD card slot, USB-C (USB type C) with fast charging port and infrared emitter to control TVs.
Huawei integrates more functions in the fingerprint reader Honor 8 what he did in the Nexus 6P.
In addition to allowing unlock the phone or enter some apps with your fingerprint, the reader also integrates a button that allows you to open apps or different functions when you press once, twice or holding down (three different functions).
Also, you can use your knuckle to draw on the screen the letter “C”, “E”, “M” and “W” to open other functions, such as camera to “C”, “E” for Chrome, “M” for music and “W” for the climate.
Also, you can give two shots straight at the screen with your knuckle to take a screen shot or two shots in a row with two knuckles to start recording the screen.
Such functions are not entirely new, because gestures on the screen (with lyrics) have integrated the cell as the OnePlus 3, while taps with his knuckles we have seen in phones like the Huawei Mate 8.
Honor 8 has two rear 12-megapixel cameras.
Honor 8 will be a presale from August 17 in US US $ 399.99 for the 32GB version storage and US $ 449.99 for the 64GB storage version, as unlocked cell.
Honor 8 will be available through Amazon, Best Buy, B & H Photo Video, Newegg and website of the company HiHonor.com.
Huawei Honor will sell 8 in white, black and blue, but during the first 60 days of its launch Best Buy will have exclusive blue.
In addition, Huawei offers a gift card (gift card) $ 50 to users who purchase the pre Honor 8 on its website HiHonor.com.
Honor 8 looks like a really attractive cell and with great potential.
The design is very elegant, your fingerprint reader is fast, the camera seems to be good enough to please most users and the processor provides a good experience, at least in the short time that we could try.
However, the market in which enters the Honor 8 is not easy, since cell as the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7 provide specifications and high-end features for the same price and are a bit more established than the brand Honor .
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