VR-ready elegance with best-in-class battery


Just as rumored, the Honor V9 has been officially brought from China to the European shores as the Honor 8 Pro, making it is one of the best phablets you’ll be able to order there this season, at a pretty reasonable price of 549 EUR for the 6 GB model to boot. For fans of higher-end handsets, the new phone is stuffed to the gills with contemporary tech, but perhaps its biggest advantage is the gargantuan 4000 mAh battery that fits in a 7mm thin body that charges fully in less than two hours. What else? 
For starters, the Honor 8 Pro is armed with the latest Kirin 960 processor, which is accompanied by blazing Mali-G71 graphics. Manufactured by honor’s parent company Huawei, it’s the same octa-core chipset found within the Mate 9 which, as we noted in our review, is plenty powerful, with the latest Cortex-A73 top-shelf cores. Furthermore, on offer are no less than 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, and 64 GB of expandable storage, so honor is bringing its A-game to Europe. 

The display is a 5.7-inch TFT LCD effort, boasting a QHD (1440 x 2560) resolution. Also adorning the front of the device is an 8-megapixel selfie camera, while the dual 12-megapixel main shooters tout f /2.2 aperture, dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording an 30fps. Interestingly, Honor doesn’t mention a 3D-modeling laser focus feature here, as it did with the V9, offering users a chance to 3D-print stuff they’ve captured. Instead, Honor touts “fluid VR streaming” for the 8 Pro, and even includes a bundled cardboard viewer and pre-installed Jaunt VR app containing a wealth of video content. Users will also be able to dive into the world of Galaxy on Fire 3, the first 3D game running on the Vulkan interface, all for free. Good guy Honor.

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