The honor 8 has launched in Malaysia, offering great build quality and performance at a reasonable price tag.
While the honor 8 is widely regarded as the cheaper clone of Huawei P9 due to extremely similar hardware specifications, but honor has opted for a completely different design approach for their millennials oriented flagship smartphone with the combination of metal rim sandwiched between 2.5D glass at the front and back.
honor 8 is equipped with Kirin 950 octa-core processor, mated with 4GB RAM along with 32GB or 64GB storage configuration. Nevertheless, with micro SD card support, you can increase the storage with a super speed + high capacity micro SD card up to 128GB. Of course, the micro SD card would take up the second slot of the hybrid SIM slot.
The 5.2-inch display is a 1080p Full HD IPS panel which is not too shabby consider that the pixel density of 423-ppi that is hardly noticeable from human's naked eyes. Meanwhile, imaging department gets the dual 12MP camera, equipped with laser autofocus and f/2.2 aperture sans Leica endorsement.
Out of the box, the honor 8 runs Emotion UI (EMUI) 4.1 which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Keeping phone running is the embedded 3000mAh battery, which we are looking forward to test out the battery life.
Users are spoilt for choice as the honor 8 comes in four colour variants: Sapphire Blue, Sunrise Gold, Pearl White and Midnight Black. The Pearl White and Midnight Black standard variants come with a 4GB RAM and 32GB storage, priced at RM1699. Meanwhile, the premium Sapphire Blue and Sunrise Gold variants with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage space are priced at RM1899.
honor Malaysia is also offering "VIP Services" which includes 12-months 1-to-1 swap service and 3-months screen crack protection service for both front and rear glass.
Last but not least, starting from 10:08am, 8th September, you can purchase the honor 8 from honor's official e-commerce partner - VMall and Lazada; or retail partner - DirectD and SenHeng Malaysia. Free gifts are available for the first 100 purchase at each retail partners
Stay tuned, for our review of honor 8 real soon.