High-end phones can be very expensive, but they don’t have to be, as the brand new Honor 8 proves.
The phone is launching in the UK for just £370 SIM-free, which isn’t cheap, but is surprisingly low given the specs of this phone. So what do you get for your money?
Well, the Honor 8 has a sleek design, with a glass back and a metal frame, all coming in at just 7.5mm thick, and the premium appeal goes beyond the looks, thanks to a powerful octa-core processor clocked at up to 2.3GHz and coupled with 4GB of RAM.
The 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 screen, which you can see up close in Three’s hands on video above, should impress too, coming in at a sharp 423 pixels per inch, and the 12MP dual-lens camera works just like the snapper on the Huawei P9, with one colour lens and one monochrome one, delivering rich, detailed images.
Round the front there’s a high-spec 8MP selfie camera and there’s a fast fingerprint scanner, which can also act as a shortcut to apps and functions if you tap, long-press or double click it.
The Honor 8 is a fully flagship spec phone then, complete with 32GB or 64GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a big 3000mAh battery which supports fast charging. All that for around £150 less than most high-end handsets.
The Honor 8 will be launching on September 9th exclusively on Three, where you’ll be able to pick it up in Sapphire Blue or Midnight Black on a range of contracts, likely at an appealing price if its SIM-free price is anything to go by.
It’s a big upgrade on the Honor 7, and looks to be a great choice if you want a flagship handset without a flagship price.