Honor 8, the full review of GizChina.it


After analyzing many of the devices of the Chinese brand, here we are to test the latest addition to the house, that is Honor 8. Undeniable similarities hardware with Huawei P9, an index of great commitment in wanting to churn out a real top di gamma.

Un interesting device and that closes with the past, featuring for one design refined and a constructive quality Without precedents. He will be a worthy heir to his predecessor Honor 7? Let's find out together in ours review Assessment!


Honor 8, the full review of GizChina.it


Already starting from the package we notice the first ones differences from past. It is in fact considerably more clean, made in a white hardcover with small streaks.


Inside the device è inserted cuttingas in the past it had been for Huawei P8. In addition toHonor 8 we find:

  • cover in plastic rigid;
  • charger with quick charge 9V 2A;
  • USB cable Type-C;
  • quick manuals;
  • the two adhesives Honor;
  • pin to remove the SIM tray.

Design, Display and Construction Quality

The device, once out of the box, is presented in all his splendor, especially in this fantastic coloring Sapphire Blue. Already at first glance we notice how, for materials ed aesthetics, nothing have been left to chance.


On the front we look at a display from 5.2 inches Full HD da PPI 424, protected by a curved glass 2.5D and a treatment oleophobic really impeccable but that tends to reflect very in bright environments. Although it is a IPS, Presents saturated colors and a similarity incredible with a panel AMOLED.


- viewing angles are good, but not perfect, and viewing content really turns out a lot enjoyable.


In front of it there are the sensors of brightness and proximity, the camera from 8 mega-pixels and the ear capsule, in which a small is embedded RGB notification LED.


Below the display, placed in a very elegant way in contrast with the color of the device, is inserted the scritta Honor. They are not present, as the manufacturer has accustomed us, i keys by touch, as they are available on the screen.


On the right edge of this Honor 8 we find the volume rocker and the Power button, both made in aluminum, as well as the frame of the device. These are introduced in a manner  firm to the body.


On the left edge there is only the trolley for the two Nano SIMs which allows the possibility of expand la the memory internal through microSD, unfortunately renouncing one of the SIM.


Below you can see the USB port Type-C, alongside which we find the system speaker and the 3.5 mm mini-jack input.


On the top of the frame are the second microphone for the suppression of environmental noise and one port ad infrared.


Il back it turns out perhaps the most side nice ed elegance of the device. It too is made of glass and sees the presence of the fingerprint readerand dual-chamber da 12 mega-pixels with autofocus laser and double flash Dual tone LED.


Il reader It always turns out to be a lot fastreliable and full of smart features and it is placed exactly within reach ditto, also thanks to the small size of the device.

As regards'ergonomics, the device results easy to use one-handed, but which, due to the construction materials, tends to to slide with ease if kept without a cover.


Hardware and Performance

As anticipated poco ago, this Honor 8 inherit part ofhardware from Huawei P9. Our version is in fact equipped with a Kirin 950, for an octa-core operating at the frequency of 2.3 GHz. The GPU is instead one Mali-T880 MP4 and then we have 4 GB of RAM LPDDR4.


Thanks to a good one optimization software, this Honor 8 behaves in exquisite manner in any kind of task, making theuser experience always a lot fluid ed fulfilling. The use in Gaming è excellent and also challenging games like Real Racing 3 they turn without indecision and with a high frame rate. Fluida also there navigation website with Chrome.

Le temperature reached are not then there Elevate e annoying, index of one good dissipation device.


Photographic sector

On board this Honor 8 check one dual-chamber da 12 mega-pixels which, unlike Huawei's flagship, was not created in collaboration with Leica. It is characterized by an opening f / 2.2 and for a quality really shots eccellente. It is also equipped with focus of type laser and a double LED flash dual-tone.


In conditions of good lighting the Scatti they always turn out well balanced and with one good management di shine e shadows.

Di notte la quality it tends to go down a bit, remaining anyway high, but not yet at the levels of P9 e P9 Plus. However, a broad one can be seen edge di improvement over the next updates.


There really is poco to say about the software which is practically identical to that of the house Huawei. On the device we find the EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, enriched with some functions technical for this Honor 8.


It's possible to set to your complete liking the smart button place below the fingerprint reader o manage the navigation bar and of motion controls.

We will not be here to dwell further, as the characteristics of the software are already state depth a lot during the previous reviews of the Asian brand.


La reception of the device is really eccellente, managing to hook the network even where other devices of the same price range have some problems.


It's enough fast in change of cell and also in the passare from 3G / 4G data network to that Wi-Fi. As for the connectivity in question, there is full band support 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac

The device is then equipped with A-GPS / GLONASS / Beidou for satellite navigation and always results accurate ed reliable.

Audio quality

L'audio in capsule è good, also because of what was said about the reception. THE'speaker of system, however, guarantees a sound decided and from volume abbastanza high. It also turns out to be enough clean in the reproduction of all kinds of frequencies, even if sometimes you have the feeling that it is slightly muffled.



The battery from 3000 mAh it really surprised us. We have always managed to arrivare in the evening with the 20% di residual autonomy compared to a medium / intense use. We therefore attest to the 3.5 hours of active screen of media, but sometimes it is also possible to do better.


Also present the mode of ROG energy saving, which reduces the resolution of the display a 1280 720 pixels x.

With regard to the recharge, this is really quick, as they are necessary about 1 now and a half hours for a full charge.


Materials, performance e usability can certainly lead to evaluate thepurchase of this Honor 8, preferring it to other competitors in the same price range. In some ways the price of 399 € it can be high, even if it is a terminal top of range to all effects.


Definitely a recommended purchase, even if, given the lowering of the price of the Huawei P9 some additional consideration may be needed, which we will address in the context of match between the 2 terminals.

Will you buy it? Let us know in the comments!

L'Honor 8 is available for purchase on The Amazon and vMall at a price of 399 €.

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