The Honor 8 Pro has been discontinued.
For an alternative high-end Honor phone, try the Honor View 10.
Honor 8 Pro (SIM Free / UK)
An online-only subsidiary of Huawei, Honor has swiftly become the affordable manufacturer of the modern smartphone market.
Honor smartphones offer excellent specifications and construction, at prices that can significantly undercut handsets from more well-known global brands.
While the standard 8 came close, the 8 Pro is probably the first Honor handset to really push into premium/flagship territory.
SIM Free / Unlocked UK stock
The Honor 8 Pro is provided as a SIM Free, unlocked model.
Clove Technology delivers UK-specification phones, directly from the manufacturer and their preferred UK supply chain.
This is a Dual SIM (standby) enabled smartphone. You can run two SIM cards at the same time. During a call, the inactive card will turn to voicemail. Please note that SIM2 doubles as the microSD tray. If you use a memory card, you can only use 1 SIM.
The Honor 8 Pro 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 specification frequencies with your local operator.
Reasons to buy the Honor 8 Pro
- HiSilicon octa-core Kirin 960 (4x 2.4GHz & 4x 1.8GHz) & 6GB RAM
- 5.7" 1440 x 2560 2K / Quad HD display (~515 ppi)
- Android 7.0 with EMUI 5.1 - Access to Google services and customisable themes from Huawei
- Dual 12 MP main camera (1x RGB & 1x monochrome/black&white sensor)
- 8 MP selfie camera with 1080p recording
- Infrared Remote - Control your audio visual equipment right from your phone
- Fingerprint scanner with smart key - swipe and tap to navigate the phone
- DTS sound enhancement & active noise cancellation
- DUAL SIM - Have a personal and business SIM on the phone at the same time
- USB Type-C with Quick Charge technology
- Huge 4,000 mAh battery
Colour and memory variants
The Honor 8 Pro is available from Clove Technology with 64GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM.
Blue and Black are the colour options available.
All models will be Dual SIM devices. Micro SD cards (up to 256GB) can be used - these will take up the SIM 2 slot.
- Honor 8 Pro SIM Free / UK
- Box converts into VR lens (similar to Google Cardboard)
- AC Adapter
- USB cable
- Quick start guide
- Warranty Card
Available for the past couple of years, Honor's smartphones have quickly become the popular choice among those in the know.
Whilst officially a subsidiary of Huawei, the Honor brand has free reign to design and release devices with its own name.
As such they pick and choose some of the best hardware, software and features from Huawei's devices, packaging them into attractive and affordable phones on limited release.
The 8 Pro is the first handset from Honor to really push at the top-tier of the industry. The original 8 came close but lacked a few killer specifications.
With the 8 Pro, the final pieces are in place, including a top of the range processor, extensive storage and memory, a top-tier display and beautifully eye-catching construction.
If it's sleekness of construction that separates the top tier from upper-mid range phones, then Honor have broken down that wall with ease.
With inspiration clearly taken from the biggest brands in the world, the Honor 8 Pro is encased in a slimline mix of aluminium and glass. The edges, front and back, are tapered for a 2.5D curve, plus the new anodised aluminium back panel creates a soft sheen as the light reflects off it.
Buttons, cameras and the fingerprint sensor are all neatly nestled into the frame with minimal fuss or edging. The whole construction feels uncomplicated and simple with a touch of class.
Initially available in Blue, the colour is consistent across the device with no jarring changes to different shades at the bezels or edges.
The dual rear cameras are located at one corner of the back panel, alongside the powerful flash module. The fingerprint sensor is centred near the top.
The biggest Honor device to date, the 8 Pro boasts a very large 5.7" display. Thankfully the side bezels are super-slim, so while this is undoubtedly a big phone, it's not unmanageable.
The panel uses a Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution now common amongst the highest tier of flagship phones. It's an IPS LCD, rather than an AMOLED panel, with the software providing plenty of options to adjust brightness, colour palette and white balance.
Pixel density is high for those interested in viewing high fidelity images and audio, plus the top brightness settings make the phone perfectly viewable in sunlight.
Imaging technology has gone from strength to strength in mobile. So when looking to set yourselves apart from the crowd, why just have one camera?
The Honor 8 pro uses a dual camera setup. One of these is a traditional 12-megapixel RGB sensor with a wide aperture to help in low light. The second camera is monochrome only, allowing you to shoot in true black and white (not just filters) for a unique aesthetic.
When taking standard pictures, the two lenses work together, with the second monochrome sensor helping to provide additional detail, contrast and depth-of-field effects.
The Honor 8 Pro contains Huawei's latest processing technology. The HiSilicon Kirin 960 offers top of the range processing speed, multitasking and graphics rendering with the Mali-G71 GPU and Vulkan API for mobile gaming.
This is combined with a whopping 6GB of RAM!
This specification puts the Honor 8 Pro on a par with every top-tier flagship released through 2016 and the early part of 2017. If you need to get something done on mobile, the Honor 8 Pro will manage it.
Additionally, Honor has packed in a 4,000 mAh high-density battery. New software processing intelligently learns your usage patterns, anticipating power needs.
The Huawei skin for Android is known as EMUI (Emotion UI). Found across Huawei and Honor branded phones, EMUI provides a number of additional features not found in standard Android devices.
One of these extras is a very powerful Themes engine. As soon as the phone is connected to a network, you will have access to the EMUI store. This provides access to thousands of free and premium themes to customise the Honor 8 Pro interface. You can also customise individual parts of the UI such as icons and fonts without changing out the entire theme.
The built-in photo Gallery application has a new Highlights feature. This can group your pictures based on location, date and other criteria. It will also create short video reels of your images over a certain timeframe.
Honor are also proud to advertise their manufacturing reliability tests. Examples of tests in Honor labs include:
Power button test
Pressed 200,000 times
Volume button test
Pressed 50,000 times
USB port test
Cable plugged in and out 10,000 times
Audio port test
Cable plugged in and out 5,000 times
microSD slot test
Inserted 3,000 times
SIM card slot test
Inserted 500 times
Touch screen test
Pressed 800,000 times
Dropped 200 times
25 kg weight placed 2,000 times (simulating pressure from the body)
2,000 times (twisted with high intensity from multiple angles)
8 hours (settled dust, 0.05 mm in diameter)
Extreme temperature test
48 hours (–40°C for 1 hour then +70°C for 1 hour, alternating)
48 hours (temperature ranging between 25°C to 55°C, relative humidity 95%)
|SIM Free & Unlocked||Yes|
|Custom Skin||EMUI 5.1|
|Speed||Octa Core (4 x 2.4 GHz & 4 x 1.8 GHz)|
|Make/Model||HiSilicon Kirin 960|
|Other||Mali-G71 MP8 GPU|
|Capacity (Up to)||256 GB|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 (~515 ppi)|
|Other||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|Frequencies||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps|
|Frequencies||LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300)|
|Speed||LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps|
|Functions||A2DP / LE|
|Version||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 / 5 GHz)|
|Data||USB v2.0 (Type-C 1.0 connector)|
|Power||USB v2.0 (Type-C 1.0 connector)|
|Audio||3.5mm audio jack|
|Video Out||Yes, wireless via Miracast, Google Home|
|Hardware Buttons||Power / Volume|
|Other||Smart key with embedded fingerprint sensor|
|Antenna Type||GPS / GLONASS / Beidou|
|Built-in Software||Google Maps|
|Flash||Phase detection autofocus & dual-LED flash|
|Camera Lens||f/2.2 aperture|
|Other||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Front Facing Camera||Yes|
|Formats||MP3 / eAAC / WAV / Flac player|
|Formats||MP4 / H.264 player|
|Near Field Communication||Yes|
|3G||Up to 30 hrs|
|3G||Up to 504 hrs|
|Dimensions||157 x 77.50 x 6.97 mm|
|Software||Google Play, Google Apps, EMUI Apps & Themes|
|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 SD / memory card slot?
Yes. This phone supports Micro SDXC cards with up to 256GB of storage.
The Micro SD card will take the place of SIM 2 in the tray. If you use a micro SD card, you will only be able to use one SIM card.
What SIM card does this phone use?
This phone can use two (2) NANO SIM cards.
The second SIM tray doubles as the micro SD card tray, so if you use a micro SD card, you can only use 1x nano SIM card.
Is this handset LTE compatible?
Yes. This phone is compatible with international LTE bands 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300).
Please check with your local operator for LTE network provisions in your area.
Does this phone have a removable battery?
No. The battery is sealed and not user-replaceable.
Does this phone have a fingerprint sensor?
Yes. The fingerprint sensor is mounted on the back panel of the phone.
Does this phone have special camera technology?
Yes. The phone uses dual 12MP cameras. One of these camera sensors is monochrome for true black and white (not post-production) images.