HONOR has joined the fray of affordable but feature-packed smartphones dominating the shelves with their own offering: the HONOR 8C. With a new Snapdragon chip at the helm and a gorgeous back panel aesthetic, HONOR leverages premium features at an affordable price point perfect for consumers who want a decent upgrade without being a burden on the wallet.
Here are the specs:
6.26″ 19:9 HD+ dew drop display
Snapdragon 632 processor
32GB storage (up to 256GB)
13MP (f/1.8) + 2MP (f/2.4) dual rear cameras
8MP (f/2.0) selfie camera
Triple Slot Tray
On the outside, this smartphone is housed in a one-of-a-kind and striking shade of blue with a matte finish. Inspired by what HONOR calls ‘Cat’s Eye’ design, there’s a distinct gem-like glow when light hits the back and that mimics the striking eyes of a cat’s vertical pupils.
According to HONOR’s survey of the top features people want in budget smartphones, display size and battery life ranked high among participants. The 8C offers a large HD+ display that produces crisp colors and enough real estate for gaming and media viewing.
For battery life, the 4000mAh pack should be ample enough to game untethered to power bank or wall socket, and can easily keep all of the phone’s services active throughout the day without problems. 4000mAh seems to be the sweet spot of entry-level smartphones in terms of power capacity these days, which is a great boon to our mobile culture: one of gaming and movie-watching.
The 8C also boasts of a Snapdragon 632 processor, a first in this category of smartphones. Most entry-levels have the 626, but this new chip provides 40% better overall performance, a key factor in keeping entry-levels relevant for the long-term.
Rounding out the features would be the cameras. HONOR carries over its signature AI technology to its entry-level challenger with built-in 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras paired with an 8MP shooter at the front notch. Same as with mid-range to flagship brothers, HONOR 8Cs AI tech identifies and recognizes up to 500 scenarios in 22 different scene categories perfect for budding mobile photographers.
The HONOR 8C will be available tomorrow (March 30, 2019) on their Shopee website for one week from March 30 to April 6 with a price tag of P7,999. The first 200 Shopee users to purchase the HONOR 8C will also get to receive and enjoy a free HONOR Band 4 Running and up to P800 discount when they spend a minimum purchase of P5,000 on other HONOR products available on the e-shopping platform.
JD is the EIC of twenty8two. His life revolves around three Gs: Gadgets, Games, and Gear. He also likes pizza and tea.