Social media lovers have a set criteria of they want out of a smartphone. While individual preferences may also play a role, we think there are a few key points that a smartphone should have to best suit those whose live revolve around social media.
Enter the honor 8, honor’s latest flagship smartphone in Malaysia. It’s arguably one of the best looking smartphones in the market now, and it offers quite the bang for your buck as well. If you’re in the market for a new smartphone – and social media is your thing – here are five reasons why the honor 8 is ideal for you.
We see a lot of smartphones come through our office, but the honor 8 was especially interesting. It’s well-designed, and we really like the phone’s rear glass panel. honor dubs it “Aurora Glass,” and it’s made from 15 layers of glass which refracts light in a very unique – and mesmerising – way.
The overall design of the honor 8 is really polished and refined as well. There are no sharp corners to be found, and it’s a comfortable device to use for long periods of time. Evidently, honor has put a lot of thought into the design of the honor 8. If you regularly post on social media, we imagine the honor 8 will be an ideal accessory for your #OOTD shots.
Commendable Battery Life
Despite packing only a 3,000mAh battery – which isn’t very big by today’s standard – the honor 8 has impressive battery life. As noted in our review, we managed to get about five hours of screen on time with the honor 8; not many devices with such a battery capacity can last quite as long. This usually translates to about a full day of use – even with lots of time spent with the camera and social media apps.
If that’s not enough, the honor 8 has fast charging as well. The included 9V/2A charger lets you charge the phone from 0 to about 50% in just 30 minutes.
Imagine this: just as you’re trying to take the perfect shot with your phone, it ran out of storage. Believe it or not, this scenario isn’t quite as rare as some would expect, which is why a large amount of storage space is needed – especially for those who’s basically living in the social media space.
Thanks to the honor 8’s built-in 64GB storage – or 32GB if you go for the RM1,699 base model – it’ll take some time before it’s completely filled up. If that’s not enough, the honor 8 can also be fitted with a microSD card up to 128GB; plenty of storage space there.
Nothing is quite as frustrating as dealing with a slow smartphone; we’ve all been there. Naturally, this isn’t an issue with the honor 8. Packed with Huawei’s very own Kirin 950 processor, the honor 8 delivers performance when you need it.
In fact, after using honor’s latest offering for some time, I notice that the honor 8 feels more fluid than smartphones with Snapdragon 820 chipsets, which is supposedly better. Chances are, honor’s software optimisation plays a role here. Rest assured, you won’t have to deal with long loading times when you’re editing your pictures or playing games.
Although the honor 8’s dual-camera system isn’t Leica-certified like the Huawei P9‘s, it is actually quite a powerful shooter. One of the two 12MP camera sensors is a conventional RGB one, while the second shooter is a monochrome sensor. Images taken with both sensors are then combined to create a single image, which produces some really impressive shots.
The camera app has live filters, HDR, and you can even unlock manual controls for that perfect shot. It’s also really fast to lock focus with its hybrid AF system consisting of a laser and phase detect module. It’s a powerful camera to rely on for more than just selfies, really.
These are just some of the honor 8’s strongest features, and they apply not just to those who are living in social media. Let’s also not forget the fact that this is a flagship smartphone that is less than RM2,000. For its price, the honor 8 offers features and hardware not many phones can match, and we reckon social media lovers will like the honor 8.
Disclosure: this article was sponsored by honor Malaysia.