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September 28, 2018

Compare HONOR Mobile Phones: HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8

As a once-popular flagship, HONOR 7 was considered as offering good value for money. HONOR 8 was an upgraded version released one year after HONOR 7. What features are different between these two models?

Let's take a closer look.

From a preliminary check, we can easily find that the two have significant differences in following aspects.

HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8

Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8: Design

HONOR 7 owns aluminum design and gorgeous silver color, giving it a premium look at the time. But HONOR 8 chose glass over aluminum. Although the frame is still metal, the front and back panels are completely made of glass to offer smooth, seamless design and a thorough feeling. As for the color, silver and grey is out of use, HONOR 8 is available in black, white and a new premium color: Sapphire Blue. In addition, the position of the brand name, headphone jack and the camera has been made some adjustments.

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Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8: Camera

The main camera of HONOR 7 shoots 20 megapixels with an f/2.0 aperture and the front camera has 8 megapixels and a f/2.4 aperture. And HONOR 8 features one RGB and one monochrome sensor, 1.25 um large pixel size, the dual 12MP lenses capture more lights, increase picture quality, bring bright color and crisper details to your photos.

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Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8: Performance

HONOR 8 has an octa-core Kirin 950 processor (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72), paired with a Mali-T880 GPU as well as 4GB of RAM. HONOR 7 has an octa-core Kirin 935 (4x2.2GHz Cortex-A53) and a Mali-T628 graphics chip with 3GB of RAM. It seems that HONOR 8 has more advantages over HONOR 7 in this aspect.

Compare HONOR 7 vs HONOR 8: Battery

HONOR 7 has its 3100 mAh battery capacity yet, it is really good. The battery of HONOR 8 lost 100 mAh but remains good. And HONOR 8 has faster battery charging, it can charge 47% in 30 minutes, with Smart Power 4.0.

There are more details about HONOR 7 and HONOR 8 on the following table:

Specs HONOR 7 HONOR 8
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 (dual-SIM model only)
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - Europe HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800) - Europe LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
LAUNCH Announced 2015, June 2016, July
Status Available. Released 2015, July Available. Released 2016, July
BODY Dimensions 143.2 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm (5.64 x 2.83 x 0.33 in) 145.5 x 71 x 7.5 mm (5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30 in)
Weight 157 g (5.54 oz) 153 g (5.40 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Custom function back button
DISPLAY Type IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches, 74.5 cm2 (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio) 5.2 inches, 74.9 cm2 (~72.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~424 ppi density) 1080 x 1920 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~423 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Emotion UI 3.1 - EMUI 8.0
PLATFORM OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop), upgradable to 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) - Enhanced Edition
Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), upgradable to Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 935 HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53) Octa-core (4x2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex A53)
GPU Mali-T628 MP4 Mali-T880 MP4
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal 16/64 GB, 3 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM - Enhanced Edition
32/64 GB, 4 GB RAM
MAIN CAMERA Modules 20 MP, f/2.0, 27mm, 1/2.4", PDAF 12 MP, f/2.2, 35mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
12 MP B/W, f/2.2, 35mm, 1/2.9", 1.25µm, PDAF & laser AF
Features Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps, HDR 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
SELFIE CAMERA Modules 8 MP, f/2.4, 26mm 8 MP, f/2.4, 1.4µm
Features LED flash
Video
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes Yes
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- DTS sound
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, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, EDR, LE 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS/ BDS (market dependant) Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC NFC - SIM Yes
Infrared port Yes Yes
Radio Stereo FM radio No
USB microUSB 2.0 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
- Fast battery charging - Fast battery charging: 47% in 30 min (Smart Power 4.0)
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- MP4/H.265 player - MP4/H.264 player
- Photo/video editor - Photo/video editor
- Document viewer - Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by Up to 350 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 20 min (3G)
MISC Colors Gray, Silver, Gold Pearl White, Midnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Gold
SAR EU 1.13 W/kg (head)
0.52 W/kg (body)
Price HONOR 7 price in your country HONOR 8 price in your country

From the comparison, it is obvious that HONOR 8 is more powerful and more fashionable, but HONOR 7 is still holds its own and more affordable.

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