This is a review on the Honor 8c Black, which is one of the best phones from the company and it’s cheaper than its more popular counterpart, Honor 8C. The Honor 8c black is a sub-mid range smartphone with an affordable price but it has many great features and specs that will surprise you.
There are five things about the Honor 8c black that will astonish you, some of them being its battery life, 3D facial recognition technology, dual-SIM capabilities and processor speed; something not found in other flagship phones in this price range.
The Honor 8c black comes with the latest design from Honor. It has a metal unibody with curved edges that are really comfortable to hold. The power and volume buttons are on the right side and the bottom has a single speaker grill, a Type-C port for charging and data transfer, the mic, the primary mic and a headphone jack. The left side is blank while at the top there’s an infrared sensor which can be used for controlling smart devices like television sets or air conditioners. At the back of the phone is where most of its beauty lies as it features a glass back which is curved on all its edges to add comfort while holding it.
The Honor 8c black is equipped with the latest 6″ screen panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and a density of 418 dpi, which makes it sharper than the one in some high-end phones like the Huawei P20 Pro. The display is bright enough and has an anti-fingerprint coating that should prevent smudges. It’s a pixel dense panel that has good color reproduction and clarity. The display is really sharp, something you’ll appreciate while using it. It has good viewing angles and the colors tend to stay accurate even when viewed from an angle.
The Honor 8c black is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Kirin 710 processor, which is the same processor in the Honor 10 and Honor Play, so it can handle anything you throw at it with ease. It comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card slot.
There’s no lag while switching between apps as the phone comes with a dedicated NPU that analyses your usage pattern and prioritizes applications accordingly so they’re always loaded in memory for faster access. Many phones nowadays might have a narrow focus on gaming but the Honor 8c black is not one of those as it’s great for everyday usage too. It has the latest EMUI 9.0 UI with Adaptive Battery feature that optimizes your phone’s battery usage depending on what you use most.
Honor promises that the Honor 8c is one of the best cameras in its price range and it delivers. The dual rear cameras come with a 20MP Sony IMX519 sensor and a 2MP depth-sensing camera, both have f/1.8 aperture, which allows better low-light photos than other phones in this price range. The Honor 8c also has AI smarts which helps with the camera settings and modes, it can detect the scene and adjust accordingly to take better photos without your input. The front camera has a 16MP sensor which is good enough for taking some decent selfies.
The Honor 8c black has a 4000mAh battery, a little smaller than the other available phones’ battery but it’s more efficient with its Kirin 710 processor so you’ll still get great battery life from it. It can last from 17 to 18h on moderate usage and up to 22h if used lightly.
6.Pricing and availability
The Honor 8c black comes with a price tag of Rs. 11,999 and it’s available in two color variants: Midnight Black and Phantom Blue. The phone is made in China and it will be available to buy via Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, Shopee and retail stores over the next few days.
The Honor 8c is a great phone that has good value and delivers in terms of performance, camera and battery life. The design is quite beautiful too, it’s not the most premium but it’s built well and feels comfortable to hold with its curved edges. You get a lot of phone for its price so you shouldn’t hesitate if you’re looking for a budget phone that offers excellent value for money.