Huawei has launched the Huawei Honor 8 Smart in India, adding yet another smartphone to its Honor series of smartphones. The Huawei Honor 8 Smart was launched in India today alongside the Honor 8 at an event in the country.
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart is a variant of the Honor 8 with a reduced price and equally reduced specifications. When you compare the specifications of the Honor 8 Smart and Huawei Honor 5C, you would discover that both devices are very similar, even though the Honor 8 Smart is costlier.
Huawei Honor 8 Smart Specifications
Display & Design
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart has a 5.2-inch IPS display which offers wide viewable angles. It has a Full HD (1920 * 1080) pixel resolution, a 1500:1 contrast ratio and a maximum brightness level of 405 nits.
The body of the device is manufactured with Aircraft-grade aluminium alloy, and a 76.4% screen-to-body ratio ensures that you get enough screen real estate to perform activities like reading and watching videos.
Memory & Performance
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart is powered under the hood by a Kirin 650 processor which runs on the 16nm process, has eight Cortex-A53 processors and a maximum processing speed of 2GHz. The processor is assisted by a Mali T830 GPU which handles the graphics operations on the device.
The smartphone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB with a microSD card.
The Honor 8 Smart packs a 3,000mAh battery which Huawei claims can give up to 1.3 days of battery life even when used heavily.
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart comes with a single SIM slot which supports 4G LTE network bands. It also comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n for wireless connections, Bluetooth 4.0 LE which allows you to transfer files wirelessly with reduced power consumption, and GPS for navigation.
The smartphone sports a 13MP camera at the rear which employs the use of a LED flash when it’s too dark for it to capture clear images. The main camera uses a Sony IMX214 sensor and has a f/2.0 aperture to regulate and filter incoming light. The camera packs five lenses inside which greatly improves the quality of pictures taken by it.
The 8MP front camera doesn’t have a LED flash but also possesses a f/2.0 aperture like its partner at the rear.
Software and Hardware
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart has a 3.5mm audio jack at the top and packs an HiSilicon Hi6402 24-bit DAC (Digital-to-Audio Converter) which uses a Smart PA amplifier to deliver high-quality audio. The device sports a fingerprint sensor at the back for security purposes.
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with version 4.1 of Huawei’s EMUI layered on top, offering software tweaks and customizations.
Huawei Honor 8 Smart Specifications (Summary)
- 5.2-inch IPS display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) pixel resolution. 1500:1 contrast ratio & 405 nits brightness.
- Octa-Core Kirin 650 (Cortex A53 – 4× 2 GHz + 4×1.7 GHz) 16nm processor.
- Mali T830 GPU.
- 2GB RAM.
- 16GB internal memory, expandable up to 128GB with a microSD card.
- 13MP Rear Camera with LED Flash, Sony IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture & 5P lens.
- 8MP Front Camera with f/2.0 aperture.
- 4G LTE network connectivity.
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 LE & GPS.
- 3,000mAh battery.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- 3.5mm audio jack, HiSilicon Hi6402 24-bit DAC & Smart PA amplifier.
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS with EMUI 4.1.
Huawei Honor 8 Smart Price in Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana
The Huawei Honor 8 Smart will be available for sale soon in India and it would come in White, Black and Gold colour versions. The Honor 8 Smart carries a price tag of Rs. 19,999, 9,000 INR more than the Honor 5C which shares similar specs with it.
When it’s available in Africa, the Huawei Honor 8 Smart will cost N94,500 in Nigeria, KES 30,315 in Kenya and GHS 1197 in Ghana.
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