Honor 8C has attracted attention since the announcement: this is the first smartphone released on the Snapdragon 632 chipset. We studied the gadget and will soon tell about it in a detailed review. In the meantime, we will reveal five important new features. They make the Honor 8C one of the most interesting offers in its class.
Snapdragon 632: eight cores and decent performance
Honor 8C is the debut phone based on the Snapdragon 632 processor. According to the manufacturer, the new eight-core chipset is 40% faster than the Snapdragon 626. This provides decent speed, smooth internet surfing and comfortable frame rates in games. We managed to make sure of the latter by the example of resource-intensive Injustice 2.
In addition to the power reserve, the Snapdragon 632 promises high energy efficiency, which should have a positive effect on autonomy. Even without regard to the top-of-the-line solutions, the chipset demonstrates good performance – with a similar performance, until recently, the phones of this segment could not boast.
The smartphone was equipped with a 4000 mAh battery – more than many models of the same price segment. It is noteworthy that a solid battery was able to be placed in a case only 7.98 mm thick. However, beautiful figures of technical characteristics mean little without proper optimization. And to create a full-fledged “long-lived”, Honor engineers have worked on software and hardware.
Optimized software and an eight-core 14-nm processor with Kryo 250 cores ensure good autonomy. The use of smart energy saving features allows you to further extend the time without recharging. And what about the situation in practice? The phone in offline mode (screen brightness 50%) played the video for 13 hours without stopping. A detailed test of energy efficiency Honor 8C wait in the full review.
Large and high-quality display
The Honor 8C screen is notable for an impressive 6.26-inch diagonal. Due to the 19: 9 aspect ratio and thin frames, any content on such a display is pleasing to the eye, whether it be watching your favorite movie or gaming battles online.
Unlocking the smartphone in the face exactly works even at night. It is enough to lift the device in the dark and look at the front panel at a right angle.
For those who do not like “monobrow”, an elegant solution is provided. In the settings you can hide the cutout, darkening the screen on either side of it. Finally, the gadget takes care of the user’s health: in dim lighting, the ultraviolet radiation of the screen is automatically reduced, reducing the strain on the eyes. This is how the updated vision protection mode works.
Aperture camera with artificial intelligence
High-aperture optics – an important feature, previously inherent only in the flagship models. It allows you to take pictures of decent quality in a dark environment. The main camera Honor 8C received a f / 1.8 aperture, which should have a positive impact on the quality of the photo at dusk and even at night.
The artificial intelligence function recognizes more than 500 shooting scenarios and selects the appropriate parameters for each frame. Such advanced photo capabilities are rarely found in the segment of low-cost devices.
Artificial intelligence is turned off. AI mode not only adds color to pictures, but also “pulls out” shadows where needed.
In addition to the main camera of 13 megapixels, Honor 8C equipped with an auxiliary module of 2 megapixels. With it, the device changes the depth of field of the frame. Therefore, it is not difficult to make beautiful portraits, artistically blurring the background.
Advanced sound – music lover note
Honor 8C received support for the aptX format, so it is capable of playing lossless audio when connecting appropriate headphones. In addition, the novelty flaunts brand 3D equalizer Histen. Due to this, the surround sound effect appears when listening to music and during gaming.
Special mention deserves the regime “Party”. The phone can find other Honor devices and connect with them. Then the music from one gadget starts playing at all at the same time. If you place several mobile phones in different corners of the room, you will feel as if you were at a concert of your favorite musician with friends.
Today, the commendable trend is gaining momentum: even inexpensive smartphones get modern hardware, as well as advanced software with cool features and the possibility of personalization. Honor 8C is a bright representative of this “new wave”. A practical device with a capacious battery, an intelligent camera, rich sound and a good screen. Excellent set at an affordable price.