Huawei Honor 8 first impression: Display
Huawei Honor 8 first impression:Rohit KVN/ IBTimes India

Huawei's online brand Honor, which is steadily growing in the Indian smartphone market, launched a mid-range Honor 8 in India on October 12.

During the unveiling, we got a chance to get a feel of the Honor 8's capabilities and it did not disappoint us at all.

Here's our initial impression of the Honor 8:

Though Honor 8 costs less than Rs. 30,000, don't be fooled by the mid-range price-tag. When held in hand, Honor 8 exudes a premium feel all the way. It features a uniquely designed smooth texture on the back giving a mirror like effect.

It also boasts a 2.5D Corning Gorilla glass cover with high-grade metal frame on the edges that not only protects the device from accidental fall, but also adds value to the design of the phone.

Honor 8's 5.2-inch full HD screen is also compact enough to operate with one hand and doesn't strain the eye at all. 

The key aspect of the Honor 8 is its 12MP parallel rear camera setup. We played around with numerous features of the phone and among them, the 3D panorama and the Bokeh effect impressed us a lot. The phone's camera app allows the user to re-focus subject even after the photo was taken.

There were several other interesting features, but due to shortage in time, we could not test it completely.

Huawei Honor 8 first impression: back panel
Huawei Honor 8 first impression: back panelRohit KVN/ IBTimes India

We will be coming up with full review next week and as a part of our user interaction initiative, we urge our readers to send us any queries or requests to test on Honor 8 in our comments section below. We will include answers (results) of select interesting questions in our final article.

Huawei Honor 8 first impression: A promising camera phone
Huawei Honor 8 first impression: A promising camera phoneRohit KVN/ IBTimes India

Watch this space for more updates.