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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|
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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.
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?