Specs summary

Screen
5.7"

The Huawei Honor 8 Pro's screen is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.4GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 21 days standby time, 1800 minutes (3G).



The Honor 8 Pro is a well-rounded, accomplished phone that’s not overly lacking on any front.

- Luke Johnson , TechRadar 

Previous Honor phones were great for the money; the 8 Pro is just a great phone, period.

- Alex Dobie , Android Community 

Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 11 reviews

What's good  

  • Bright, detailed display
  • Solid build quality
  • Buttery smooth performance
  • Great camera quality

What's bad  

  • Mediocre battery life
  • No optical image stabilization
  • No water resistance

Due to its budget branding, many people ignore the Honor sub-brand of Huawei. Those looking for a flagship experience normally wouldn’t give the Honor a second glance. The Honor 8 Pro hopes to change that.

Reviewers are in a tizzy about the smartphone because it offers premium specs while undercutting other flagship competitors.

What are they saying? Read on to find out!

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If you’re looking for screen real estate, then look no further. The Honor 8 Pro offers a 5.7-inch, QHD (2560-by-1440) display for a pixel density of 515ppi. Reviewers found the screen sharp and detailed. Some called it “stunning.”

Of course, a screen isn’t just about sharpness. The Honor 8 Pro delivers on brightness levels too. Reviewer had no trouble with screen visibility, even on the brightest days.

With that said, they found colors to be muted and contrast lacking. This is because the phone uses an LCD screen instead of the AMOLED screens typically found on flagships. With that said, Stuff.tv notes, “… this is still a top-notch panel. You’ll struggle to get better for less cash.”

A large screen also means larger dimensions. While thin, many found the phone feels wider than even the Samsung Galaxy S8 or LG G6. It’s also a bit heavy, weighing in at 184g. However, they add that weight is distributed evenly across the body.

The metal phone chassis provides a premium appearance. Reviewers also note it makes for sturdier build quality. Still, they add the metal makes it difficult to grip so they recommend getting a protective case in case you drop the phone. This is made even more important by a lack of water resistance.

For performance, the Honor 8 Pro is no slouch. Armed with an octa-core processor with four 2.4 GHz cores and four 1.8GHz cores, it breezed through any challenges reviewers threw at it. They noticed no lag upon app startup or even during gaming. With 6GB of RAM, reviews show no issues with multitasking either. Techradar adds, “There’s a beautiful fluidity to the phone made possible by its overloaded power reserves.”

Backing up all that power is a 4,000mAh battery. Despite its size, many could only get a full day of life with mixed usage. During their benchmark tests, it lost 25 percent of its battery within 90 minutes. Recharges are also slow since there is no quick charging capabilities. Reviewers found a full charge requires a few hours. To make matters worse, the battery is not removable. So, you can’t carry around any spares.

With dual 12MP cameras on the back, the camera is very similar to the Honor 8. One camera captures full color, while the other sensor is monochrome, which allegedly provides better contrast and detail in more challenging lighting conditions.

So does it work? Experts say yes. They note that the camera on the Pro is much better than its predecessor thanks to a better processor and image signal processor. Most of the images taken had great range of depth and natural colors.

Despite the amount of light the camera let in through the lens, low-light images got noisy. Since the phone lacks optical image stabilization, reviewers warn you’ll need steady hands to avoid reshooting—even with the camera's fast focus and image capture speed.

Despite some shortcomings, experts overwhelmingly recommend the Honor 8 Pro. Android Central states, “The Honor 8 Pro is a fantastic option for anyone looking for a premium phone without dropping a ridiculous amount of cash.” Trusted Reviews adds, “Between an attractive design, a solid performing camera… there’s a great deal to like about Honor’s flagship phone.”


Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


Digital Trends

High-performing phone at exactly the right price

from Digital Trends
Should you buy it? Yes. If you have a maximum budget of 500 British pounds (~$590), the Honor 8 Pro represents astonishing value, with better features than you’ll find on phones at or around the same price. Its build quality as well as the software experience are also excellent. We don’t suggest importing one to the U.S.. Instead, wait to see if Honor announces a U.S. version, or just opt for the Huawei Mate 9... Full review
GSMArena

Flagship-worthy specs and performance

from GSMArena
The Honor 8 Pro is a very capable phone that confidently steps into flagship territory knowing it can be more than just a pretty face. Now, how much it'll last is a different question but there is honor in both victory and defeat... Full review
Fone Arena

Amazing build quality and attractive design with fluid performance

from Fone Arena
Honor essentially took the Honor 8 as a base, enlarged it and fixed some of the flaws and shortcomings to create the Honor 8 Pro. The Honor 8 itself is a great phone and the 8 Pro is even better. The lack of 4K recording, the slippery design, battery life and many other aspects have been addressed. The audio department could still use some improvement but nonetheless, it seems to offer more value for money than the Honor 8 did. However, that precisely was the problem of the Honor 8, at least in India where it was priced much higher than it should’ve been... Full review
TechRadar

Big and powerful but not quite perfect

from TechRadar
The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded phone, but one that's just lacking that killer feature to take it from good into the realms of greatness. It’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery, but there’s nothing to get truly excited by... Full review
What Mobile

A true flagship contender

from What Mobile
Honor is typically a company you’d associate with value focused handsets that sit firmly in the mid-range The Honor 8 was a major success, sporting sleek styling, good pricing and plenty of features. The company has now decided to release a ‘Pro’ version of that very device, which has it’s self set on being a flagship killer. Boasting top-tier specs and an attractive price-tag, can it tempt you to part with the Samsungs and Apples of the world?.. Full review
PhoneArena

A very compelling offer in the high-end

from PhoneArena
The Honor 8 Pro takes off where the Honor 8 left, adding a larger display, a faster chipset, more memory, and a bigger battery, all in a very slim and elegant metal body. That being said, it doesn't differ all that much as a concept – it still offers a dual camera with depth of field tricks, very good battery life, and the same pretty, functional interface, all at a price that undercuts the direct competitors just enough for potential users to pay attention... Full review
PC Advisor

Incredibly fast and powerful

from PC Advisor
After a good stint with the Honor 8 Pro, it remains a promising device. It represents the brand moving even closer in look and price to big bro Huawei, but it is a decent option. However without contract options in the UK at this time, you’ll have to plump for SIM free, and at just under £500 you might be tempted to look at the OnePlus 3T or even go for a more expensive, better phone on contract. And even though they cost more, the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus hardware is better designed... Full review
Expert Reviews

Quite simply one of the best money can buy

from Expert Reviews
There’s very little to dislike about the Honor 8 Pro. It has a blazingly fast processor, 6GB of RAM, a beautiful Quad HD display, a mesmerising design and solid build quality. And with 64GB of internal storage, dual-SIM capabilities (or microSD card expansion) and a good pair of cameras, it’s amazing value for £475. The Honor 8 Pro is nothing short of amazing at this price, and if you’re looking to buy a large, phablet-sized smartphone for less than £500, the Honor 8 Pro should be one of your first choices... Full review
Pocket-lint

Flagship that's no money pit

from Pocket-lint
The Honor 8 Pro might not be quite as future-facing as 2017's latest flagships, but it's still a decent affordable phone. At this price point, given all the power and capability on board, it's a real alternative to consider over the OnePlus 3T should you not want to go and spend mega bucks on the priciest of handsets... Full review
SlashGear

Not perfect, mind you, but it gets damned close

from SlashGear
The Honor 8 Pro is definitely one of the unexpected surprises of the smartphone market this year. You would have never expected that Honor, whose smartphones so far have been on the far side of mid-range, would come so close to Huawei’s own flagship while still remaining within reach for many consumers. That translates to around 500 EUR, roughly $540, still well below the $700-800 tags on this year’s premium handsets... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 20, 2017
Regions available United Kingdom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/850/900 /1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 7.0 Nougat

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa core 2.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
64 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1800 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 21 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Blue, Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.7 x 7.7 x 0.7 cm
(6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 184 grams
(6.5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel Density 515 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, 2.5D curved glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Chrome
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture ƒ/2.2
Resolution 12+ megapixels
Dual Lens Yes
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera), Voice activation, Exposure compensation, HDR
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Zoom Yes
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
Notepad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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