- Honor 8C is first smartphone with Snapdragon 632 SoC
- It comes with massive 4000 mAh battery
- Pricing starts at Rs. 11,999
On Thursday, Huawei sub-brand Honor launched its new smartphone, ‘Honor 8C’ in India.
Alongside Honor 8C, the company announced Honor Band 4 but didn’t reveal the price or availability as of now. The latest fitness-tracking band features a 0.95-inch OLED display and comes with heart rate monitoring capabilities
The latest smartphone sports a HD+ Notch Display, Dual Rear Cameras, Snapdragon 632 SoC and much more.
Top Highlights of Smartphone:
The main highlights of the smartphone are massive 4,000 mAh Battery.
Honor 8C: Price in India, Sale Date
- Honor 8C price in India starts at Rs. 11,999 for the 4GB RAM/32GB internal storage variant and Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage variant.
- The smartphone will be exclusively available for purchase via Amazon.in and HiHonor Stores starting December 10. The smartphone will come in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, Platinum Gold, and Nebula Purple colours.
Honor 8C: Specifications and Features
Now coming to the specifications, Honor 8C sports a 6.26-inch TFT IPS LCD Notch Display with 19:9 aspect ratio and HD+ (720×1520 pixels) resolution. It has 86.6 percent screen-to-body ration. Based on Android 8.1 Oreo on the top of EMUI 8.2, the phone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 with Adreno 506 GPU. It comes with 4GB RAM option. The smartphone has the support of dual-SIM (Nano+Nano+microSD).
In optics, there is a dual rear camera setup, the first camera includes a 13MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the second camera includes a 2MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there is an 8MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. The phone has LED flash on the back.
When it comes to storage, the smartphone comes with 32GB/64GB of internal storage and the microSD card support up to 256GB. Connectivity suite of the smartphone includes Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, GLONASS, 3.5mm headphone jack and Micro-USB port. The sensors on board the handset are accelerometer, proximity sensor, electronic compass and rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Honor 8C battery capacity is 4,000mAh with the support of 10W normal charging. The handset is listed in Aurora Blue, Magic Night Black, Platinum Gold, and Nebula Purple colours, measures 158.72×75.94×7.98mm and weighs 167.2 grams.
The smartphones pack a lot of features which are listed below:
- It is the first smartphone with Snapdragon 632 SoC.
- Face unlock feature that uses the front camera sensor along with an AI algorithm to recognise facial features of users.
- It has Gradient back with multiple colour options
- Camera feature includes recognising over 500 scenarios in 22 different categories, HDR support to improve photo quality and an AR lens feature.
- AI Shopping feature that detects the object and searches for a similar item or its alternative online using the built-in NPU.
- Front Camera feature AI beautify.
The Honor 8C comes with decent features. No doubt, the battery is huge with decent cameras but there are many drawbacks.
Talking about the competition in this price range, the real competitors of this smartphone are Realme U1, Redmi Note 6 Pro, Realme 2 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. So, the competition in this price range is very heated up.
If compared with the competition, the smartphone is just offering Snapdragon 632 whereas others are offering Snapdragon 636, Snapdragon 660 and Helio P70. Also, the smartphone doesn’t come with full-HD+ display whereas others are coming with a full-HD+ display.
Overall, We don’t recommend Honor 8C to buy in this price range. However, at the time of writing this article, our first recommendation will be Realme 2 Pro (Flash Review).
Note: These are my initial impressions of the smartphone. For Full Flash Review, Stay tuned with our Instagram Page.
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