Huawei’ sub-brand Honor recently launched the Honor 8 Pro smartphone in India. The device carries a price tag of Rs. 29,999 because it is aimed at competing with the OnePlus 5. The device is available exclusively on Amazon India.
Despite being priced aggressively, the Honor 8 Pro is a great buy and is completely worth the asking price. Here are the top five features of the Honor 8 Pro, which makes it the best smartphone under Rs. 30,000.
Retail Box Cum VR Headset
The Honor 8 Pro’s retail packaging also doubles as a VR box. Yes, you heard it right, Huawei’s team has come up with an innovative idea, which removes the fuss of not purchasing a separate VR headset.
5.7-inch Quad HD Display
Huawei has added a massive 5.7-inch Quad HD display to the Honor 8 Pro. Offering a QHD display under Rs. 30,000 is a great move by the company. The display is vivid and offers punchy colours. However, the display is slightly reflective, which affects the viewing angles at times.
High-End Hardware and Android Nougat based EMUI
The smartphone is powered by Huawei’s in-house HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, paired with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU which handles the graphics. The Honor 8 Pro has a generous 6GB of RAM and also offers a whopping 128GB of internal storage.
The smartphone comes laden with Android 7.0 Nougat based EMUI out-of-the-box. Paired with high-end hardware, the Honor 8 Pro delivers seamless performance, and EMUI has come a long way from what we have seen with Huawei’s previous smartphones such as Honor 5X and Honor 7. Further, the Honor 8 Pro always stayed cool even when we ran graphic intensive tasks.
Dual Camera is a Treat
Being a successor to last year’s Honor 8, Huawei has added a dual camera setup at the back of the phone. The smartphone has two 12MP sensors at the back, one capturing coloured shots and the other one captures dedicated black and white (monochrome) images.
The camera performance on the Honor 8 Pro is impressive and is the best one we’ve seen in this price bracket.
Massive 4000mAh Battery
Unlike other flagship smartphones which pack a relatively smaller battery of around 3000mAh, the Honor 8 Pro has a beefy 4000mAh battery unit. Along with Huawei’s software optimisations, the Honor 8 Pro last for two days on a single charge. With intensive usage, the handset will surely last for a single day with some juice left at the end of the day.
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