Honor 8 Pro (Review), the latest flagship-level smartphone launch from Huawei Terminal brand Honor, will go on open sale via Amazon India on Thursday. Specifically, the smartphone will be available to buy for non-Amazon Prime members from 12am IST on Thursday. To recall, the smartphone was launched in India last week. and was first made available exclusively for Amazon Prime members to buy during the Amazon Prime Day sale on Monday. Featuring a 4000mAh battery as one of its biggest highlights, the Honor 8 Pro also comes with a dual rear camera setup, 6GB of RAM, and a 5.7-inch QHD display.
At its price point, the Honor 8 Pro competes with the newly launched OnePlus 5. On paper, the OnePlus 5 has several advantages over the Honor 8 Pro, but it doesn't fare favourably in all aspects. Some notable differences include a smaller battery and a lower resolution display on the OnePlus 5, however, in our tests, the OnePlus 5 delivers better battery life, which can be attributed to the larger, higher-resolution display on the Honor 8 Pro and the use of a less power-efficient processor compared to the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
The Honor 8 Pro price in India is Rs. 29,999. During the open sale, Amazon is enticing users with its Vodafone 45GB data over five months offer, as well as no-cost EMI options. The smartphone will be available in Navy Blue and Midnight Black colour options. The company has launched the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant of the smartphone in the country.
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.
As for 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.