Honor is relatively a new brand for Nepali smartphone market. And it has just a handful of devices in its lineup. But Honor Mobile Nepal is trying really hard to create its own full-fledged lineup by filling in all the price gaps. And its next stop seems to be on the entry-level segment. For that, the phone has brought Honor 8s this time to close in the gap.
Entry-level devices usually come with a bland and highly normal design. But Honor, unconventionally, wrapped the Honor 8s with a dual-textured back, due to which the handset looks quite striking.
Going by the specs, the handset features a 5.71-inch display with a tiny notch on the top. Maintaining the standards of entry-level devices, the phone comes with HD+ resolution.
On the performance front, there is Helio A22 chipset complemented with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. On top of that, you get a dedicated slot to let you expand the storage further up to 1TB.
In the lens department, the Honor 8s sports a 13MP camera module on the rear. On the front, a 5MP selfie snapper rests snuggly on the notch. Even if there is no fingerprint scanner on the phone, you can unlock the device via Face Unlock feature. In doing so, this same 5MP camera comes into action.
When it comes to the software, Honor 8s boots on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Honor has also included EMUI 9 Lite software overlay to add some flavors on native software experience. The phone is powered by a 3020mAh battery and gets a Micro USB port for charging.
Honor 8s specifications:
- Display: 5.71-inch LCD IPS display
- Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 295PPI
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
- CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- OS & UI: Android Pie (v9.0) with EMUI 9 Lite on the top
- RAM: 2GB
- Storage: 32GB, up to 1TB expandable storage (Dedicated SD card slot)
- Rear Camera: 13MP, f/1.8, LED flash
- Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
- Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
- Battery: 3,020mAh; Uses Micro USB Port
- Colors: Blue, Black, Gold
Price & Availability
A few months back, Honor had silently launched the device in Russia. The device was priced at RUB 8,490 ($130/€120) back then. Adding the taxes and excise duty, we were expecting the device to cost around Rs. 15,000. But Honor Nepal launched the device for Rs. 12,500. Given its entry-level nature and ample 32GB of storage, it sounds reasonable. What do you think about this device? Do let us know in the comments.