Honor 8 Pro, Quick Review; Is it a real competitor to OnePlus 5?

Honor 8 Pro, Quick Review; Is it a real competitor to OnePlus 5?

Honor 8 Pro, the upgraded version of Honor 8, is expected to be a tough competitor for OnePlus 5. Apart from the price advantage, the phone also packs some superior features which help it stand ahead of its competitors. The prices start at INR. 29,999. The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and is believed to be a good competitor to recently launched OnePlus 5. Here is what Honor 8 Pro offers.
Priced at Rs.29,999, Honor 8 Pro puts forward a tough competition to other smartphones of the same range.


·         Honor 8 Pro is launched at a competitive price of  Rs.29,999.
·         The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 4000 mAh battery.
·         The phone features QHD display and has a pixel density of 515 PPI (pixel per inch).

Compared to the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro comes with an all new design and has rounded edges. It sports a 5.7-inch display with QHD resolution (1440x2560 pixels). The phone has Gorilla Glass 3 protection.  It is powered by a massive 4000mAh battery and yet remains remarkably slim.

The Honor 8 Pro sports USB Type-C charging port, a microphone, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone has an IR emitter which is useful for controlling home appliances like TV and Air Conditioner. This feature is useful yet rarely seen in smartphones.

At the rear, the smartphone features dual primary cameras of 12MP each. It lacks a telephoto lens seen on OnePlus 5. The cameras are capable of capturing videos in 4K resolution and supports 1080p at 60fps. In addition, there is an 8MP shooter at the front as well. The phone boards features like fingerprint gestures and ‘Eye Comfort’ night mode.

Honor 8 Pro is powered by a company’s own top-of-the-line SoC Kirin 960 and a 1.8GHz octa-core processor coupled with 6GB of RAM. The phone runs on Huawei’s own EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 (Nougat). The smartphone comes with 128GB/64GB of internal storage which is further expandable. The hybrid slots of the dual SIM phone support either two nano-SIMs or one SIM + microSD card.

Having features like 6GB of RAM, Huawei’s top-of-the-line SoC Kirin 960 and dual rear cameras; the Honor 8 Pro is likely to become a good competitor for OnePlus 5. The price too is going to be a key factor in the race. Well, in that aspect too Honor 8 Pro has some advantage!