What do three Android Central community members think of the Honor 8? Here it is, in their own words!
TheHonor 8 is a great phone. We'vepreviewed it andreviewed it; we've spent time with its camera and evaluated it against other phones in its price category .
But we use a lot of phones, and that often leads to a slightly different take on what's important to the average phone user. So we decided to pass along a few Honor 8s to dedicated Android Central Forum members, people who have experience with devices but could offer a fresh perspective on a popular handset. With the Honor 8 reduced to under $300 in some cases for the holiday, let's take a look at what forum members Sam (lumivalo) , Joice (libra89) , and Dan (dpham00) thought of the phone.
On the Honor 8's looks, feel, and size
The reviewers really like the look of the Honor 8, praising its design. Dan has this to say:
You can really see and feel that Honor put a lot of attention into detail when you roll your hands around the front edge to sides to back…the way it seamlessly flows from the front glass to the rounded and chamfered aluminum side band and then to the back glass.
He notes that the "glass back design makes it feel a bit slippery," but a case fixes that problem.
Sam says that the phone's light-refracting glass back "looks very cool," and that while he "usually put[s an] Otterbox or some variant of tough case on my phones, the Honor 8 was the only phone which [he] could not bear to case over." I'd have to agree with that; the Honor 8 is a very nice phone to look at, and thanks to its compact size, to hold in one hand.
Joice loves the size, too, saying that "for a 5.2-inch screened phone, it's amazing how you get a lot of screen in a smaller body that is pocketable."
On the Honor 8's features
All of the reviewers agree that the Honor 8's fingerprint sensor and button combination is excellent, and incredibly fast. Dan notes that in fact, for him it is "more accurate than on my Galaxy devices," and "the placement is perfect for my index finger when holding the phone in either the left or right hand."
The Honor 8's fingerprint sensor is "more accurate than on my Galaxy devices."
Joice says something similar, remarking that the Honor 8's rear sensor recognizes a fingerprint even after "wash[ing] my hands or recently put lotion on."
Even better, "Honor programmed the fingerprint scanner to be more than just a scanner. You can program what happens when you press the button once, press and hold, and press the button twice. Those functions can be anything you choose, whether it is to open an app, open the camera, or activate the flashlight. Additionally, you can set it up to have it show your notifications by swiping down on the scanner."
These are all features that the reviewers seemed to value, setting the Honor 8 above the rest of the phones in its price point.
On the Honor 8's battery