Connectivity

Honor 8
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Materials - 8.5/10
  • 8/10
    Software - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Connectivity - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Screen - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Specifications - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Camera - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Battery - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Value - 9/10
8.9/10

Summary

Honor 8. Right off the bat, it’s a great phone. May be the one and only smartphone at 5.2-inch size with flagship specs too. Although the camera is a toned down version from the Huawei P9, it still manages to perform the fantastically. The only minor letdown for me is the battery usage. It didn’t last as long as the ASUS ZenFone 3, but it can still last for a day without a sweat. For all these features at such a price point, it’s just fantastic.

As mentioned earlier, the Honor 8 comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and I think that relieves many of us here. Together with that IR blaster, it’s one of the most fully-featured smartphone of today in terms of connectivity.

However, I do think that it’s sad knowing that Honor took the combo SIM2/microSD slot instead of having a dedicated one. This approach had been taken by many other smartphones, and it still hurts to see such a thing exists. I want both SIM2 and microSD to be separated. It might be difficult to do on a 5.2-inch screen device such as the Honor 8 though.

Moving on, it’s great to see the absence of physical navigation keys. Just maintains that super sleek look and functionality. Also, moving these navigation keys to be virtual does make it versatile too. More on this later.

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