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October 11, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 8 vs HONOR 8 Pro

HONOR 8 Pro is usually regarded as an excellent flagship. Compare HONOR 8, what improvement has the 8 Pro made?

compare honor mobile phones – honor 8 vs honor 8 pro

Here’s the internal difference between HONOR 8 and HONOR 8 Pro.

Specs HONOR 8 HONOR 8 Pro
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2 (dual-SIM model only) GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat12 600/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2016, July 2017, April
Status Available. Released 2016, July Available. Released 2017, April
BODY Dimensions 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in) 157 x 77.5 x 7 mm (6.18 x 3.05 x 0.28 in)
Weight 153 g (5.40 oz) 184 g (6.49 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame Front glass, aluminum body
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.9 cm2 (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio) 5.7 inches, 89.6 cm2 (~73.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~423 ppi density) 1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~515 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Firmware version EMUI 8.0 EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo) Android 7.0 (Nougat), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 950 HiSilicon Kirin 960
CPU Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53) Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-T880 MP4 Mali-G71 MP8
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF 12 MP, f/2.2, PDAF & laser AF
12 MP B/W, f/2.2, 35mm (standard), 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF 12 MP B/W, f/2.2, PDAF & laser AF
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.2", 1.4µm 8 MP, f/2.0
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
DTS sound Yes Yes
Noise cancellation Active noise cancellation with dedicated Active noise cancellation with dedicated
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port Yes Yes
Radio No No
USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
Charging Fast battery charging: 47% in 30 min (Smart Power 4.0) Fast battery charging
Player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
MP4/H.264 player MP4/H.264 player
Features Photo/video editor Photo/video editor
Document viewer Document viewer
BATTERY Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
MISC Colors Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold Pearl White, Midnight Black, Navy Blue
Price HONOR 8 price in your country HONOR 8 Pro price in your country

Now let’s take a look at what optimization HONOR 8 pro has done.

compare honor mobile phones – honor 8 vs honor 8 pro

More rugged: Both the front and the back of HONOR 8 are covered with glass, but its frame is aluminum. Except the front glass, HONOR 8 Pro’s whole body is aluminum. This material is more resistant to falls.

More powerful processor: HONOR 8 Pro is equipped with HiSilicon Kirin 960 while the chipset of HONOR 8 is HiSilicon Kirin 950. Obviously, HONOR 8 Pro has a stronger processor, which will bring a smoother user experience.

More RAM: HONOR 8 Pro has 6 GB RAM while HONOR 8 has 4 GB RAB. The 50% more RAM means more applications can run at the same time, which makes the device faster.

Bigger Screen: HONOR 8 Pro is equipped with a 5.7-inch screen and HONOR 8 has a 5.2-inch one. The bigger screen will make user experience, such as reading, browsing internet and watching movies, more pleasing experience.

Better Screen Resolution: The screen of HONOR 8 Pro is 515 ppi density while that of HONOR 8 is 423 ppi density. In fact, the screen clarity really depends on the ppi density. So the display of 8 Pro is much sharper and crisper.

Slimmer: HONOR 8 Pro’s body is 7 mm, 0.5 mm slimmer than HONOR 8. The slimmer HONOR 8 Pro is easier to carry in pocket and look more fashionable.

Bigger Battery: With the 4000 mAh high density (710 Wh/L) battery working seamlessly alongside the latest SmartPower 5.0 technology, HONOR 8 Pro brings you an ultra-long battery life. Compare HONOR 8’s 3000 mAh battery, HONOR 8 Pro has 33% more battery capacity than HONOR 8, which can generally last more time. HONOR 8 Pro will take you through 2 full days with regular use, and near 1.44 days with heavy use.

Supports DLNA: HONOR 8 Pro supports DLNA, but HONOR 8 doesn’t. DLNA standard enables easy sharing of music, photos, and videos over Wi-Fi. You can stream video from your DLNA supported device to your DLNA TV via Wi-Fi.

However, HONOR 8 has its own highlights. For example, it has a light weight, supports FM Radio and have a more budget price.

Are you satisfied with the upgrade of HONOR 8 Pro?