Launched this summer, the Huawei Honor 8 has got to be the best looking Huawei smartphone of the current year, at least from those we’ve tested. We’re playing with it right now and below you can watch its unboxing. Priced between $320 and $400 on Amazon, the device features a 2.5D glass back and also a 2.5D glass panel upfront.
The back glass panel catches the light in a very nifty fashion and this model is quite slim, at 7.5 mm in thickness. Inside its box we find a charger, USB Type C cable and metal key used to access the slots. We don’t have headphones or a manual, since we’re playing with a test version, but the commercial model will probably come with those.
Weighing 153 grams, this smartphone packs a 5.2 inch Full HD screen, as well as a Kirin 950 processor, which we also saw on the Huawei Mate 8 and the MediaPad M3 tablet. It offers 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage and a microSD card slot. Of course, its core feature remains the dual back camera with two 12 MP sensors, one monochrome and one color.
There’s also a dual LED flash and laser focus in the mix, by the way. Selfies are taken with an 8 MP front shooter and to round up everything there’s a 3000 mAh battery here. Getting to the back, embedded within the fingerprint scanner is a physical button, used to trigger extra features, that we can associate to it. Huawei Honor 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top and it’s available in white, black, blue or gold, with the latter version being the one we’re playing with.
First impression is great and we’ll be back with a full review very soon. By the way for those of you wondering, the dual cameras at the back don’t feature Leica technology, unlike the P9 cameras. Here’s the updated price of the device.