Over 100 days have passed since Honor’s first phablet was launched, which also happens to be a about enough time to get an overall feel for the qualities and weaknesses of the smartphone. With this Honor 8 Pro, has the Chinese manufacturer successfully managed to climb up the premium phone ladder? In my opinion, without a shadow of a doubt, the answer is a resounding yes!
A rugged design lacking in originality
One of the main drawbacks that many people alluded to during its launch was the unusual design of the Honor 8 Pro, in particular its strong resemblance to the iPhone. However, if you actually hold the phone, you’ll quickly forget this “flaw”, especially if, like me, you’re a fan of the blue color variant. There are a few other significant differences etbween the Honor 8 Pro and the latest iPhone: the fingerprint scanner is on the back and the bands at the top and bottom of the back of the Honor 8 Pro are quite obvious. Also, no one in my general entourage ever hinted that it looked like an iPhone. However, I can see how with the black version, you might confuse it with an iPhone.
The Honor 8 Pro does look a bit like the iPhone but there are some significant differences. © AndroidPIT
In terms of aesthetics, the Honor 8 Pro doesn’t stand out much but it’s a decent and good-looking smartphone thanks to its unibody metal casing and good quality build. The smartphone doesn’t come with the elegance nor the originality of the LG G6 or the Galaxy S8, with their bezel-less displays, but it gains in strength and robustness compared to them. After three months of using it, I can assure you that the smartphone is tough – I dropped