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Honor 8S, with Entry-level Specs, Launched in Nepal for Rs. 12,500!

Review of: Honor 8s

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On July 17, 2019
Last modified:July 17, 2019

Summary:

Okay, there’s not a lot to talk about here. Since it is a budget phone, you’ll get a stripped-down version of a midrange smartphone. A whole lot of features have been stripped out like a fingerprint unlock, second rear camera, among others.

Now that the whole Huawei vs Donald Trump is over, everything seems to be going back to normal. Honor Nepal has started to tease its next entry to the budget line-up, Honor 8S. After the launch of Honor 8A, this was obviously next on the list.

So, if you were bidding your time to get your hands on this device, wait no further!

As of this writing, Honor Nepal has launched Honor 8S in Nepal. Moreover, the company claims that it is another budget phone that people won’t regret buying. Since the whole Huawei issue is over, that might just be true. As for the pricing, Honor 8S price in Nepal is Rs. 12,500.

Honor 8S Overview

Honor 8S is powered by a MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 processor. And that’s not enough for smooth multitasking experience. Plus, juggling between two apps won’t be a problem but more than that would be a burden to the phone.

Moreover, I am very pessimistic about the underpowered chipset.

If you don’t take too many photos, you will be good with the 32GB version too. Otherwise, you can choose from the 64GB variants.

Although, the ’64GB’ variant is yet to make its entry in Nepal. Moreover, it is very weird to see 64GB storage on a budget segment. So, props to Honor for doing that!

Honor 8s Key Specifications

  • Display: 5.71-inch LCD IPS display
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio @ 295PPI
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio A22
  • CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: PowerVR GE8320
  • OS & UI: Android Pie (v9.0) with EMUI 9 Lite on the top
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB, up to 1TB expandable storage (Dedicated SD card slot)
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, f/1.8, LED flash
  • Front Camera: 5MP, f/2.2
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity
  • Battery: 3,020mAh; Uses Micro USB Port

Honor 8s Price in Nepal: Rs. 12,500

Anyways, you’ll get to choose from two different variants: 3GB RAM with 64GB storage and 2GB RAM with 32GB storage. Talking about the screen, you will get a 5.71-inch LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1560 pixels at a pixel density of 295 pixels per inch (ppi) and an aspect ratio of 19:9.

SEE ALSO: Honor 8A with 6.09-inch Dewdrop Full Display Launched in Nepal

Talking about the camera, you will get a 13MP, f/1.8 at the rear along with 5MP, f/2.2 at the front. Yes, the rear camera is exactly the one from Honor 8A. Finally, you will get a non-removable Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery.

Okay, there’s not a lot to talk about here. Since it is a budget phone, you’ll get a stripped-down version of a mid-range smartphone. A whole lot of features have been stripped out like a fingerprint unlock, second rear camera, among others. Interestingly, “budget” smartphones have been neglected for many years, so there’s not a whole lot of competition in this segment.

However, if I had to suggest you look into “potential” competition, try Redmi Note 7. However, you will have to add slightly more for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.

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