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8 Reasons to get the Honor 8

8 Reasons to get the Honor 8

by Vyncent ChanSeptember 26, 2016
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I have used the Honor 8 for three weeks now, and I really, really love this phone. Here are the top 8 reasons why you should get the Honor 8 for yourself as well.


1. Amazing camera

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Yes. The dual camera is no gimmick. Despite not featuring the dedicated monochrome mode which was the Huawei P9’s claim to fame, the Honor 8 still features a dual RGB + monochrome camera system. The camera combines the data obtained from both sensor to obtain a sharp and vivid image in any lighting conditions. And even without the dedicated monochrome mode, the Mono filter gives B&W shots that look way better than from any other smartphone. Don’t believe me? See for yourself.

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2. Kirin 950 is both powerful and power efficient


Usually these two adjectives do not describe a single SoC, but Huawei managed to pull of a manufacturing feat with their Kirin 950. The Kirin 950 is based on the 16nm manufacturing process, which promises less power leakage, for better power efficiency, and in turn, longer battery life. With the four A72 cores and four A53 cores, the Kirin 950 is quite the speed demon as well. Speed and battery life. Just perfect.


3. Smart Key integrated into the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor


Fingerprint sensors are too mainstream nowadays. Bringing over the much-loved Smart Key from the Honor 7 which offered a way for users quick access to various features, Honor has now integrated it into the fingerprint sensor. Yes, you can now press the fingerprint sensor, double tap it, and slide down over it as shortcuts to apps as well as the notification shade. Trust me, once you get used to this, you will never look at any device without this functionality.


4. Stunning design


If you have ever seen the Honor 8, you will know that the back glass panel is really one of a kind. Consisting of up to 15 layers of glass, the Honor 8’s back refracts and reflects light in a way you must see to truly admire. Supposedly every unit has the 15 layers stacked a bit differently, so your device is uniquely yours, unlike any other.


5. Fast charging via USB Type-C

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The Honor 8 actually comes with a fast charger in the box. Even the Huawei P9 doesn’t, which makes it even more awesome. The new USB Type-C connector makes the Honor 8 the first Honor device with the latest USB standard, and is really nifty. Gone are the days of visually checking/feeling the microUSB connector to get it in the right orientation.


6. IR Transmitter

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Ever found the movie at the local mamak too boring? Just change the channel! With support for up to 232,740 products from 5810 brands, you are more likely than not to find yourself being able to control the TV at your local mamak, or the air conditioner in your room, or in your office, or… you get the idea.


7. Amazing value for money

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For the RM1699 Honor is asking for the 32GB version of the Honor 8, it is really quite a steal. Where else can you get a flagship-class smartphone for this price? Before this we had Xiaomi, but now, I am not so sure.


8. Premium unboxing experience

This is something often overlooked by budget smartphone manufacturers. You get a new device, you do want to experience the feel of everything. How everything slides out of their compartments. How you remove every included accessories. The Honor 8 has got that down pat, and you are set for one enjoyable experience, even before you begin using the Honor 8.

About The Author
Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.

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