The Honor 8 has been discontinued.
The replacement model is the Honor 9.
Honor 8 (SIM Free / UK)
Backed by smartphone giant Huawei, Honor is offering exceptional products at prices that are equally as impressive and often considered cheap or somewhat of a bargain when you really consider what you get.
The Honor 8 has a 5.2" Full HD display, a fast octa-core processor, dual 12MP megapixel rear camera, with lots of shooting modes, and Emotion UI, which brings a user experience which differs from that on other Android devices.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
The Honor 8 is provided as a SIM-free, Unlocked model. The phone can be used with SIM cards from all over the world.
Clove Technology prides ourselves on providing UK-specification SIM-free/unlocked phones, directly from the manufacturer and their preferred UK supply chain. The Honor 8 is no exception to this rule.
This is a dual SIM (standby) enabled smartphone. You can run two SIM cards on the phone at the same time, useful for keeping work and personal numbers separate but active, or perhaps having a backup network in place for if you travel regularly and network signal changes.
The Honor 8 is certified for use on all UK and European networks, as well as compatible EMEA regions.
For 4G / LTE support outside of Europe, please check the phone specifications against your local operator's frequency provisions.
Reasons to buy the Honor 8
- DUAL SIM - Have a personal and business SIM on the phone at the same time
- 5.2" 1080 x 1920p Full HD touchscreen display - Enjoy things in more detail with high definition content
- Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.1 - Access to Google services along with added value customizations from Honor
- USB Type C - Charge faster and with more ease
- Fingerprint scanner - Protect your valuable data from unwanted access
- 12-megapixel dual rear camera - Capture more photos in great detail
- 8-megapixel front facing camera - Ideal for selfies or video conferencing
- Smart Key - Press briefly or hold for longer to launch different services
- Fast charging - Get 50% charge in just 30 minutes
- Infrared Remote - Control your audiovisual equipment right from your phone
Colour and memory variants
The Honor 8 is available SIM-free in White, Black, and Blue with 32GB internal memory. All models will be Dual SIM devices
- Honor 8
- AC Adapter
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Warranty Card
Honor is the more affordable sub-brand of the Chinese giants Huawei, but that doesn’t mean they have shortchanged the Honor devices in any way. Huawei has brought much of their innovation, design, and hardware into the Honor brand so in terms of value for money Honor is often tough to beat. Not only is this phone well designed and carries with it a pretty impressive spec sheet but it also won’t break the bank when comparing this to other flagships and devices with similar hardware.
Design and Craftsmanship
The premium design and build quality in the Honor 8 come in the form of a durable 2.5D glass body, with a diamond-cut finish offset with aluminium alloy edge.
A sleek, slim bezel around the 5.2" touchscreen display helps give a comfortable feel in hand and reduces the overall profile of the handset.
The Honor has some details that make it stand out such as the fingerprint sensor which is located on the back of the device. It also comes in some beautiful colours, Blue, Black, and White, that are crafted with metal to give the device a high-end flagship look but without the price tag.
The Honor 8 comes with a Hisilicon Kirin 950 2.3GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core processor which will deliver you some great processing power. This means that multitasking won’t be a problem and the Honor 8 will keep up with just about anything you throw at it.
Couple this with 4GB of RAM and this is great news for everyone whether you use your device for business and personal, having a phone that keeps up with you is vital.
Honor Smart Key
We all have features of a phone we use more often than others and whilst shortcuts on the home screen can help, a physical button can, on occasions, be even easier. Honor recognises this and, with the Smart Key, you can access 2 different functions, one with a short press and another with a long press.
Imagine setting a short press to launch Google Voice. Within seconds you can be searching the web and getting results with a single tap and by using your natural language. No need to type. You configure the options.
Android & EMUI
Running Google Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) the Honor 8 has applied a skin that has been created by Honor to not only look different but offer you more.
Simple touches such as being able to draw on the screen to access apps or pinch into the screen to hide apps.
Add your Google account and sync your contacts, emails, calendar appointments and more within minutes.
Social media accounts, work email, file sharing services can all be added to the device, as can your favourite free or paid for apps via Google Play Store.
Services such as Google Maps allow for street level navigation whilst Play Music and Movies can bring media to your device too.
To name just one of the innovative features you can take a screenshot of the whole screen with a double tap of the knuckle and then crop to just a section of that, just draw on the screen.
The Honor 8 comes with a Dual 12MP camera which captures brilliant colour and deep blacks to give your images more depth. With the two sensors, you will be able to capture more light which means whatever lighting conditions you have you’ll always get an incredible shot.
The front-facing camera boasts 8MP which for a camera in this price bracket is more than respectable. Combine this with Honor's low light technology that they have brought from the main camera you can capture great selfies even in low light conditions.
A 4G enabled device the Honor 8 benefits from the best in mobile technology and antenna performance.
As the parts inside the Honor are made by Huawei, who also manufacture a large proportion of the technology used in getting a mobile phone signal to you from your network provider, their knowledge and expertise allow for devices to boast great reception and in turn more efficient power usage.
As expected, the Honor 8 has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C and NFC connectivity.
Another feature included is an Infrared Remote control, which, after a simple setup, allows you to control audio-visual equipment and more right from your phone, no need to hunt around for specific remotes you have, just use the one thing you always carry, your phone.
Fixed internally is a 3000mAh battery which is comparably sized to most other smartphones with similar specifications. However, the efficient power usage Honor employ allows you to get good usage times from the phone.
If you do need to recharge, the fast charging support means you can obtain 50% charge in just 30 minutes.
All features and capabilities considered the Honor 8 is an inexpensive smartphone bearing in mind the features that have been included.
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||EMUI 4.1|
|Speed||2.3 GHz & 1.8 GHz (2x quad-core)|
|Make/Model||Hisilicon Kirin 950|
|Capacity (Up to)|
|Resolution||1920 x 1080 (~423 ppi)|
|Other||Scratch resistant glass|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800)|
|Speed||LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast / Google Cast|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Other||Smart key with embedded fingerprint sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Laser auto focus with dual LED flash|
|Camera Lens||f/2.2, 1.25 µm pixel size|
|Other||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Type||8MP - f/2.4, 1.4 µm pixel size|
|Formats||MP3 / WAV / eAAC / Flac player|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|Dimensions||145.5 x 71.0 x 7.45 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Services|
|Other||Fast battery charging (Smart Power 4.0), Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, DTS sound|
The following is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about this product. Hopefully you will find the answer to your question, if not, use the contact form below and we shall answer it for you.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link: http://www.clove.co.uk/international-customers.aspx
Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?
Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.
Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.
Is this phone brand new?
Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.
Is there any network/operator branding?
No - There is only the manufacturer’s branding.
Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?
Yes - It will support up to 256GB Micro SD Cards
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone takes 2 Nano SIM cards or 1 Nano SIM and an SD Card
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes - this handset is 4G compatible
Does this phone have a removable battery?