Huawei has always gone that one extra mile when it comes to smartphone innovation. The recently launched Honor flagship, the Honor 8, pays meticulous attention to details and packs all its mighty hardware prowess in a befitting, sublime casing that it truly deserves.
Now, this isn’t the first time that we have seen a design with metal frame layered between 2 sheets of glass. But remarkably, the Honor 8 feels electrifying and 100 percent unique, and that is only made possible because of several subtle enhancements and the finesse of Huawei engineering expertise.
For instance, the rear 2.5D Glass on Honor 8 has 15 different layers underneath it! These layers include filters, color-etched nano-film, and even a milled 3D diffraction grating that diffuses light in different ways. This means your Honor 8 will look different depending on the ambient lighting condition.
There is even a subtle texture below the glass that looks appealing. It is this precise attention to details that make Honor 8 a feel very premium.
This means your Honor 8 will look different depending on the ambient lighting condition. There is even a subtle texture below the glass that looks appealing. It is this precise attention to details that make Honor 8 a feel very premium.
Another feature, which is bound to turn heads, is the dual rear camera setup. Huawei has skillfully planted two camera sensors on the rear while avoiding any sort of hideous camera bump! Both camera sensors sit flush with the body and are covered by the same glass back that runs through the entire body.
This is no mean accomplishment. Especially considering that the Honor 8 is just 7.5mm thick. Even many tier-1 branded flagships which sell for more than twice the price can’t work around this issue.
Since there are two rear cameras, and one of these is a monochrome sensor – both of them gather more light than conventional large size sensors and thus results is stunning low light shots. The point being, the camera quality is not being compromised for this design victory.
Also housed on the rear is a slightly recessed fingerprint sensor with a chamfered ring around it. Not only is it extremely fast and accurate, but you can also program it to launch different apps and trigger specific actions with a press, double press and press and hold. The sensor is painted the same color as the rest of the body and doesn’t break design continuity.
The aluminum frame separating the two 2.5D glasses is also painted the same color. The frame is chamfered on both sides and seamlessly merges with the dual glass plates. Besides, its rounded construction ensures a firm and comfortable grip.
On the left edge, you will find the SIM tray slot. On the right edge, you will find the power button and the volume rocker. On top, you will find the secondary microphone for noise cancellation and an IR blaster. The USB Type-C port, Speaker grill, and Audio jack are all neatly stacked on the bottom edge.
On the front, the gorgeous 5.2-inch Full HD LTPS display with minimal side bezels compliments its beauty. The display has very high maximum brightness and very low minimum brightness levels, which makes it perfect for viewing in any kind of lighting. Huawei has also added different color modes to suit all kinds of tastes.
It shows that Huawei has put a lot of thought and hard work in this innovative design. Honor 8 looks absolutely phenomenal, and this staggering beauty will certainly make you skip a heartbeat or two. Moreover, it is available in three different color options – Pearl White, Sapphire Blue and Gold. We personally love the Blue one, which is your favorite colour?