Smartphone Of The Month – October 2016

Every month many smartphones get launched and to pick the best one is always difficult. From now on we will pick the best smartphone available for that particular month and you get to buy them without any confusion.

We pick the smartphones based on the looks, price, features and value for money. This month we have picked Huawei Honor 8, the much talked about phone mainly because of the dual camera present in it. Honor 8 is a great phone to buy under Rs 30000. Here are some things you should know before you buy it.

POSITIVES

  • Display: The phone sports a 5.2 inch IPS LTPS display. The 423 ppi (Pixel density) is on spot, delivers bright colours and excellent contrast, the blacks appear to be dark and whites are perfect. The viewing angles are great, however The phone comes with 2.5 D screen glass with some protective screen that is prone to scratches. It would have been better if the company had come up with a better protective screen.
  • Build : Honor 8 looks very beautiful with it’s glass build, the phone is very sleek and stylish. Unlike its predecessor,Honor 8 looks much more premium and comes in 3 attractive colours : Sapphire blue, Pearl white and Sunrise gold. Frankly, the Sapphire blue looks very beautiful. The only negative would be the phone’s back attracts a lot of fingerprints and it feels very slippery while holding.
  • Processor: Honor 8 is powered by Hisilicon Kirin 950 Processor with 4 cores. The performance with 4GB RAM is very smooth and fluid. The phone doesn’t lag even with heavy usage. The phone also comes with Mali T880 GPU, the gaming performance is simply outstanding and it can play any heavy games that you throw at it.  The phone doesn’t heat up as well.
  • Finger print sensor : The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back and it  works exceptionally well, can unlock the phone within seconds. This fingerprint sensor comes with added features that can configured by using single tap, double tap and Hold and press these can be manually set to open the preferred apps within seconds. This feature is very useful and will be liked by many.
  • Software : It runs on Android 6.0 Marshamallow with EMUI custom user interface. Takes a bit of time to get used to it, Nevertheless the phone is great.
  • Camera : One of the best feature about Honor 8 is the dual rear camera, Everybody loves to click pictures from a smartphone and Honor 8 is that kind of a phone which takes exceptionally good pictures may it be low light or bright light. You simply cannot complain about the phone’s camera. The camera also supports Auto focus which lets you take perfect pictures. The black and white pictures come out great. The phone comes with RAW mode, ISO and shutter speed, this lets you click the picture exactly like that from a DSLR camera. The phone also comes with 8MP selfie camera that clicks good selfies as well. Overall it is one of the best camera that is available under Rs 30000. The only downside is that videos cannot be shot in 4K.
  • Battery: The Phone comes in 3000 mAh battery. That can lasts a day. It also comes with power saving technology that changes the display from 1080p to 720p clarity. This feature is very useful if you are stuck to you mobile the whole day. It helps you to save some battery and can help you during any emergency. The phone supports fast charging and it also comes with a fast charger that can charge the phone less than an hour.
  • Speaker: This time Huawei has improved a lot on it’s speakers. The speakers are loud and clear.
  • Supports USB on to go that lets you transfer files.
  • Comes with 32GB internal storage with expandable storage upto 256 GB


NEGATIVES:
  • It is a hybrid sim device, this means you won’t be able to use both sims and micro SD card together.
  • The phone feels a bit slippery while holding
  • The back of the phone attracts fingerprints
  • No 4K video recording.



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 Honor 8
Display Size5.2 inch
Display Resolution1080 x 1920
PanelLTPS
Protection_
Dimensions145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm
Weight153 grams
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
CPUHiSilicon Kirin 950
GPUMali-T880 MP4
RAM4 GB
Storage32 GB
FingerprintYes
MicroSD cardup to 128 GB
Back CameraDual 12 MP
Front Camera8 MP
Dual SIMNo
GPSYes
InfraredYes
NFCYes
USBUSB-C
Battery3000 mAh

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