Honor 8 Pro (Review), the latest flagship-level offering from Huawei Terminal brand Honor, was launched in India last week. The smartphone at its price takes on the recently launched OnePlus 5, and sports a dual rear camera setup, 6GB RAM, and 4000mAh battery. The honor 8 Pro will be available to buy in India from Monday during the Amazon Prime Day sale, which kicks off at 6pm IST. This first Honor 8 Pro sale is exclusively for Amazon Prime members. Open sales for the Honor 8 Pro begin from 12am on July 13. The smartphone has been made available only in its Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour variants in India.
The Honor 8 Pro price in India is Rs. 29,999, and as we said, at this price point, the smartphone goes head to head with the OnePlus 5 in the country. As for launch offers, during the Prime Day sale, Prime subscribers will get 15 percent cashback if they use HDFC Bank credit and debit cards. During the open sale, Amazon is enticing users with its Vodafone 45GB over five months offer, as well as no-cost EMI options.
The dual-SIM Honor 8 Pro runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1 out-of-the-box. The company has touted the adaptive nature of the OS in the past, and claims that 90 percent of core operations can be completed in 3 easy steps. and sports a 5.7-inch QHD (1440x2560 pixels) LTPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The smartphone is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.8GHz and four Cortex-A73 cores clocked at 2.4GHz) coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM.
Starting with the optics on the smartphone, Honor 8 Pro comes with a dual rear camera setup that consists of two 12-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture, laser autofocus, LED flash, and 4K video recording. As you might expect, one sensor takes the images in RGB while the other sensor takes the images in monochrome. At front, the smartphone comes with an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with an 77-degree wide-angle lens.
The Honor 8 Pro comes with 128GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM format. The company says this 128GB variant is meant specifically for the Indian market, and that the "rest of the world will have to make do with 64GB." The connectivity options on the Honor 8 Pro smartphone include 4G VoLTE connectivity, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, and NFC. As mentioned earlier, the handset features a 4000mAh battery that's rated to deliver up to 1.44 days of battery life with heavy use and 2 days with regular use. Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared sensor, and proximity sensor. It measures 157x77.5x6.97mm and weighs 184 grams.
The smartphone comes with the Galaxy on Fire 3 and Jaunt VR apps pre-installed and company says that it has partnered with Gameloft and GoPro for in-built apps as well.