Honor 8 Pro in the test: premium claim with slight swabs

Honor 8 Pro im Test: Premium-Anspruch mit leichten Abstrichen

With the Honor 8 Pro, the brand breaks through a price of more than 500 euros for the first time. The motto of Honor is nevertheless: A lot of smartphone at a good price. The flagship of the Huawei brand with processing, high resolution and good battery is convincing in the test. But software and camera are not dull.

Table of Contents
1Honor 8 Pro in the test – a lot of smartphone for good money
New painting by metal instead of glass
5.7 inches and WQHD
Dual camera without Leica in black and white
Modern hardware, old security patch
4,000 mAh with fast charging
Dual SIM, Infrared and USB Type C
Price and availability

Honor 8 Pro in the test – A lot of smartphone for good money

With the 8 Pro, Honor tries out a smartphone with a premium claim, which is also the price at 549 euros the most expensive model to date. To date, this title had the former flagship Honor 8 (test), which however with 399 respectively 449 in the premium version up to 150 euros was cheaper than the new top model. Nevertheless, Honor emphasizes the price-performance ratio of the smartphone.

In the test, the smartphone shows itself as a high-quality addition to the portfolio, which combines already known technology from the predecessor, but also from Huawei top models such as the Mate 9 (test) and also sets its own accents. Nevertheless the brand remains with the camera with proven technology, so that the bank does not give an improvement over the predecessor generations.

Honor V9 / 8 Pro (6 GB RAM) Honor 8 Huawei Mate 9 Huawei P10 Plus
(bei Erscheinen)
Android 7.0 Android 6.0 Android 7.0
Display: 5,70 Zoll
1.440 × 2.560, 515 ppi
5,20 Zoll
1.080 × 1.920, 424 ppi
5,90 Zoll
1.080 × 1.920, 373 ppi
IPS, Gorilla Glass 3
5,50 Zoll
1.440 × 2.560, 534 ppi
IPS, Gorilla Glass 5
Bedienung: Touch
Fingerabdrucksensor, Status-LED
SoC: HiSilicon Kirin 960
4 × Cortex-A73, 2,40 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1,80 GHz
16 nm, 64-Bit
HiSilicon Kirin 950
4 × Cortex-A72, 2,30 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1,80 GHz
16 nm, 64-Bit
HiSilicon Kirin 960
4 × Cortex-A73, 2,40 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53, 1,80 GHz
16 nm, 64-Bit
GPU: Mali-G71 MP8 Mali-T880 MP4
900 MHz
Mali-G71 MP8
RAM: 6.144 MB
4.096 MB
4.096 MB
6.144 MB
Speicher: 64 GB (+microSD) 32 / 64 GB (+microSD) 64 GB (+microSD) 64 / 128 / 256 GB (+microSD)
Kamera: 12,0 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/2,2, AF
12,0 MP, 1080p
Dual-LED, f/2,2, AF
12,0 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/2,2, AF, OIS
12,0 MP, 2160p
Dual-LED, f/1,8, AF, OIS
Sekundär-Kamera: 12,0 MP, f/2,2 20,0 MP, f/2,2 20,0 MP, f/1,8, AF
Frontkamera: 8,0 MP, 1080p
8,0 MP, 1080p
8,0 MP, 1080p
f/2,4, AF
8,0 MP, 1080p
f/1,9, AF
↓42,2 ↑5,76 Mbit/s
LTE: Advanced
↓300 ↑50 Mbit/s
↓600 ↑100 Mbit/s
WLAN: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct, Miracast
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth: 4.2 LE 4.2
Ortung: A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou
Weitere Standards: USB 2.0 Typ C, NFC, Infrarot
SIM-Karte: Nano-SIM, Dual-SIM
Nano-SIM, Dual-SIM
Akku: 4.000 mAh
fest verbaut
3.000 mAh
fest verbaut
4.000 mAh (15,20 Wh)
fest verbaut
3.750 mAh
fest verbaut
Größe (B×H×T): 77,5 × 157,0 × 6,97 mm 71,0 × 145,5 × 7,45 mm 78,9 × 156,9 × 7,90 mm 74,2 × 153,5 × 6,98 mm
Gewicht: 184 g 153 g 190 g 165 g
Preis: ab 526 € ab 335 € / 449 € 699 € / ab 584 € – / ab 711 €

All openings are very precise
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As with the Honor 8, the processing convinces and shows that even more affordable smartphones from Huawei are high-quality. Unlike its predecessor, the new metal backs up fingerprints significantly less strongly, while the front brings the same shimmering effect, but also more strikingly reflected.

5.7 inches and WQHD

For a long time the screens of Huawei flagships “solved” with Full HD, but now also the WQHD used by other manufacturers for years has established itself in more and more smartphones of the manufacturer. According to the Huawei Mate 9 Pro / Porsche Edition and the P10 Plus, the Honor 8 Pro also distributes 1.440 × 2.560 pixels over the screen, in this case to 5.7 inches. The display should also be close to the DCI-P3 color space and thus also have a large color space cover.

Das LTPS-Display misst 5,7 Zoll

The LTPS display measures 5.7 inches
High resolution, good brightness

The color representation of the 8 Pro convinces, the image is strong, but not saturated. With a white point of about 7,100 Kelvin, the picture is tendencially cool, as is common for many smartphones. The brightness is satisfactory with 450 cd / m², although not on the highest level of other top models, even from the own ranks. Due to the additional comparatively strong reflection of the front, the readability in the incident sunlight is sometimes difficult. The contrast is good with 1,500: 1. Even when viewed from the side, all the contents on the screen are easy to recognize and do not distort.



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