Honor 8S is an entry-level Android Smartphone with 5.71-inch HD+ LCD panel, dewdrop notch display, Face Unlock feature and it runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box.
The mobile handset is enhanced with different specs and features, and it was officially announced in Russia. And it is coming straight after the Huawei Y5 2019 was announced with Faux leather finish design.
Anyways, the both Smartphones arrives with the same specifications and features, only that the design is quite different from each other.
Honor 8S Specs
*. Display: 5.71-inch (1520 × 720 pixels) HD+ 19:9 curved glass display
*. Processor: 2GHz Quad-Core MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor
*. GPU: IMG PowerVR GE-class
*. RAM: 2GB
*. Storage: 32GB internal storage expandable memory up to 512GB with microSD
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0
*. Dual SIM: YES (nano + nano + microSD)
– Back camera: 13MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/1.8 aperture
– Front camera: 5MP front-facing camera
*. Dimensions: 147.13 × 70.78 × 8.45mm
*. Weight: 146g
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio, dual microphones, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS
*. Battery: 3020mAh capacity
Design and Display
The Honor 8S sports a unique double texture back made out of plastic design, which is definitely amazing and quite distinctive from other mobile phones out there.
However, it arrives with a 5.71-inch HD+ 720x1520p screen resolution, and it also boasts of a 84.6% screen-to-body ratio. Which isn’t a bid deal.
Being the company’s latest budgeted Smartphone, it packs some slim bezels around the screen display, and a chin at the bottom display.
The handset lacks a fingerprint sensor scanner at the back, and it is available in Black, Blue or Gold color options. You can pick one up in the coming weeks.
Camera and Connectivity
For the cameras, the mobile handset arrives with a single 13-megapixel rear camera with f/1.8 aperture. And it support single LED flash.
While the dewdrop notch display houses a single 5-megapixel front shooter with f/2.2 aperture. It also supports Face ID Unlock, using your face as your passwords.
It arrives with a lot of network and connectivity features, which includes 4G LTE support, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, it also supports dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD), and the dated Micro-USB 2.0.
Performance and Battery
Honor 8S is powered by a 12nm MediaTek Helio A22 chipset, which runs as a frequency of 2GHz Quad-Core processor. Along with IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU support.
It is available in a single variant, it is the 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
However, the phone runs on Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top, and backed by a 3,020mAh battery capacity. The handset is priced at RUB 8,490 around Rs. 9,190/$130/€120.