Honor Malaysia has made a name for itself for offering some of the most value-packed phones in the market and their officially launched Honor 8 Pro is one of their most powerful and affordable phones yet.
The Honor 8 pro takes a page off last year’s flagship P9 and comes with a fetching brushed aluminium unibody casing that can be had in your choice of either Midnight Black or Navy Blue that weighs 184g but is 6.97mm thin. Eschewing the mirrored finish of the Honor 8, the Honor 8 Pro’s more practical finish resists fingerprints while providing enough tactility to offer a firm grip.
In terms of hardware, the Honor 8 Pro is exceptionally well equipped. For the price of entry at RM1,999, you’re getting a massive phablet-sized 5.7-inch 2K display that possesses near DCI-p3 performance with a brilliant 515ppi and the ability to offer 94.5% coverage of the NTSC colour gamut, effectively offering near cinema standard accuracy and detail on screen for gaming and movie watching duties alike.
In terms of hardware, the Honor 8 Pro packs a Kirin 960 2.3GHz octacore processor that integrates a quartet of 2.4GHz Cortex A73 cores and four efficient Cortex A53 cores clocked to 1.8GHz along with a Mali-G71 GPU that offers Vulkan graphics support, making the phone ideally suited for playing the latest games and for experiencing VR applications. In keeping with that, the phone comes with a bundled cardboard viewer to experience VR straight out of the box.
Paired with the Kirin 960 is a whopping 6GB RAM and 64GB of expandable storage, making it as powerful as many of the current leading edge flagship blowers in the market without having to pay a bomb. Running under the hood of the Honor 8 Pro is Android Nougat 7.0 overlaid with their spiffy EMUI 5.1 user interface that comes with their machine learning algorithm that helps to optimise performance and battery life so that apps load in a consistently nippy fashion. EMUI 5.1 also notably comes with the ability to intelligently organise photos by category and generate a video storage montage from captured snaps for easier sharing.
On the camera front, the Honor 8 Pro is armed for bear with a rear dual 12-MP sensor with one camera packing an RGB sensor to capture colour snaps while the other one is a mono sensor to snag detail as well as black and white imagery. Along with capturing snaps in mono and colour, the Honor 8 Pro also has the novel ability to digitally tweak apertures from F/0.95 to F/16 in both photos and videos, which can be captured in luscious 4K. On the selfie front, the Honor 8 Pro has an 8-MP sensor enhance by a slew of filters and beauty modes.
Keeping it all powered is a massive 4,000mAh battery juiced via a USB Type-C port that can offer two full days of average use and over a day and a half with heavy usage which is subtantl by any measure of the word. Of note for the Malaysia launch is that the Honor 8 Pro will have an exclusive partnership with the 2017 Mobile legends South East Asia Cup in Malaysia where the Honor 8 Pro will be used as the official gaming phone for the tournament.
The Honor 8 Pro will retail starting today at RM1,999 at Honor’s official Vmall store online at www.vmall.my followed by honor experience stores and display zones nationwide the following day. Online e-tailers Lazada, 11street and Shopee will offer the phone at a later date. The first 100 customers who purchase the honor 8 Pro via vMall and share their purchase via a Facebook post are able to redeem a power bank on the house worth RM128. For more details, swing by honor’s official site on www.hihonor.com/my.