Honor 8S Review: Is it the Best Entry-Level Smartphone in Nepal?

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The Honor 8s is an entry-level smartphone which runs on Android v9.0 (Pie) operating system and is powered by MTK MT6761 Quad-core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53 processor. In Nepal, there are two color variants available in the market: Black and Blue with the smartphone being priced at an attractive as well as the affordable price of Rs 12500. It looks like a worthy competitor in its price bracket, especially with its appealing features. Here is a quick Honor 8S review.

Key Specifications

  • Review Price: Rs. 12,500
  • 5.71 Inch Dew Drop Notch Screen
  • MediaTek MT6761 Quad-core, 2 GHz, Cortex A53 Processor
  • 2GB RAM | 32 GB Storage
  • 13 MP Rear Camera with f/1.8 Aperture, 5 MP Front Camera
  • 3020 mAh Battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie
ProsCons
Brezel Less DisplayLow Battery Capacity
Stylish Look and LightweightUI isnt’t that Smooth
Flagship Level Camera in a Budget

Honor 8S: Display and Design

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The Honor 8s comes with a 5.71- inch flagship-level dewdrop notch screen. It almost has a bezel-less display on three sides whereas there is the presence of the Honor logo at the bottom of the display. Its impressive 84.6% screen to body ratio is complemented by a TÜV Rheinland eye comfort certification which means that the screen reduces harmful blue light to prevent your eye from damage.

It also uses gesture commands for effective single-handed operation. Adding to that, it supports face unlock which will work just as well in the darker environments. The front camera is located at the top of the screen in a small edge along with the light sensor, proximity sensor and receiver which are well coordinated with it.  

All in all, the phone has a premium feeling on the hand due to the sleek design along with it being lightweight. It’s a great phone to carry around and you will surely look that extra stylish holding it. The display and design of this phone are overwhelming considering its price which makes it even more stunning.

Rating: 4.5 / 5

Honor 8S: Performance and Storage

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The Honor 8s is powered by MTK MT6761, Quad-Core (4 x Cortex-A53 2.0GHz) processor with a 2 GB RAM and 32 GB ROM worth of storage. In accordance with the performance, this phone doesn’t lag behind. It gives you a great user experience as well as it has the capability to provide ideal power-saving performance. There’s also the presence of a dual slim slot along with a Micro-SD slot with up to 512GB of external memory support which can work simultaneously.

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It ticks all the boxes for a smooth day to day performance and although neither the RAM nor the ROM is that high it can be considered good to work with for this price range. Also, it uses the optimized EMUI 9.0 operating system which is based on Android 9 which provides you with a cool user interface to work with and ensures effortless operation.

Rating: 4 / 5

Honor 8S: Camera

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The camera of this phone is something that is talked about a lot due to its flagship feature. The f/1.8 aperture 13MP rear camera which gives you photo resolution: up to 4208 x 3120 pixels along with Video resolution: up to 1920 x 1080 pixels. The photos come out amazing and it is probably one of the best cameras at its price range. There’s more to that as the camera also works great in low light which is something they have focused on in this camera. Together with its 5MP front camera, which has an intelligent beauty mode for your selfies, the camera of this phone is remarkable.

So, if you are tight on budget and you want a smartphone with a good camera then you should look no further as this is just the right option for you.

Rating – 4.5 / 5

Honor 8S: Battery

The battery is something we all have an eye on while selecting a smartphone nowadays as we spend a large amount of our time on our smartphone, therefore; we need a phone with good battery life.

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The Honor 8S will provide you with sufficient battery life to get you through your day with its in-built 3020 mAh battery which is complimented by substantial power-saving capabilities whenever you feel like you will need that extra battery life.  

Rating – 4 / 5

Verdict: Should you Buy Honor 8S?

If the question is if this phone is worth your money then Yes it absolutely is worth every penny. It’s a real steal at this price range and I would even consider it over some phone priced slightly higher. It gives you all you need from the design to the camera and from the performance to the battery. If you don’t want to spend too much on a smartphone but nevertheless want to enjoy all its features to the fullest then this is as close as it gets to fulfill your wants. I would definitely recommend this phone as it is too good to pass on.