Honor 8 makes its debut in India for ₹29,999

Honor 8
Honor 8

The Honor 8 is now official in India for ₹29,999.

The phone offers a 5.2-inch Full HD display, octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 SoC with four Cortex A72 cores at 2.3GHz and four 1.8GHz Cortex A53 cores as well as a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. There's 4GB of RAM on offer, along with 32GB storage and a microSD slot to extend storage further. The highlight of the phone is a dual camera setup at the back, which includes two 12MP lenses — one shooting in color and the other in monochrome.

Other specs include an 8MP shooter up front, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, IR blaster, USB-C, and a 3000mAh battery. On the software front, you're looking at Huawei's EMUI 4.1 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There isn't a whole lot to like about EMUI right now, but Huawei is set to roll out the Nougat-based EMUI 5.0 with a design overhaul later this year.

The Honor 8 goes up against the OnePlus 3, which retails for ₹27,999 on Amazon, the ₹22,999 Xiaomi Mi 5, and the even more affordable Lenovo Z2 Plus, which costs just ₹19,999.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is Android Central's Senior Editor of Asia. In his current role, he oversees the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, networking products, and AV gear. He has been testing phones for over a decade, and has extensive experience in mobile hardware and the global semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.