The Beastly Honor 8 Pro impresses at EyeMyth 2017
Smartphones are an evolution of the humble mobile handsets of old. Those little devils with tiny screens may be nostalgic but are completely unsuited to the fast-paced hustle of modern life. Phones evolved to be smarter, more powerful not because the people wanted it but because our modern lives demanded it. The need for a reliable, fast and all-encompassing communications tool pushed the smartphone industry forward until we arrived at the modern smartphone that we know today. The demand for media consumption pushed the screen sizes upward, while the want of a premium experience led to breakthroughs in materials used to build a phone. One more thing that changed is the emergence of the modern-day smartphone as a powerful platform that rivalled desktops for productivity features, which meant you could get real work done on the move.

Huawei's Honor 8 Pro is built from the ground up on these pillars of the modern smartphone experience, everything from the design to the internals has been carefully chosen to let it be your communications tool on the move.

Replacing the glass back which was found on the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro gets a fully anodized aluminium chassis which has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner. At 7mm thin, this is a slender phone, however, as it packs a hulking 5.7-inch quad HD LTPS screen and a massive 4,000mAh battery, it weighs a hefty 184 grammes.



The highlight of the phone is its 12-megapixel dual camera system. One camera is a standard RGB camera while the other one is a monochrome camera allowing some impressive software induced bokeh effects, and overall great photography experiences. On the front too, this phone also has an 8-megapixel camera which is also supplemented with a simulated flash that comes from the main display.

Internally, the phone is very powerful. It is powered by Huawei's Hi-Silicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage which can be further expanded via a microSD card slot. Honor has optimised the Mali GPU on the phone with the Vulkan API which promises to parley class leading gaming experiences on the phone.

Other bells and whistles included are an IR blaster, a cardboard VR paired with the Jaunt VR app and Huawei's own Emotion UI 5.1 which deploys system level machine learning to ensure that the phone performs optimally for a long time. As part of the user interface, Honor is also providing an app from GoPro, the action camera maker, for users to edit their videos shot from the phone.

As always, this is a 4G LTE dual SIM smartphone which supports even VoLTE networks in the country like Reliance Jio. It supports modern technologies like USB Type C for charging and connecting to PCs while retaining a 3.5mm headphone jack.

But hey! you don't have to take our word for it, here's a look at the bustling experience zone at EyeMyth 2017