Honor – the subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Huawei, brings another budget device to its lineup with brand name of Honor 8C. The newly launched device is equipped with a large notched display, dual cameras and a powerful battery.

Honor 8C – Features

Although, the Honor 8C is a budget device but it still manages to retain a trendy notched display on the front. However, the chin on the bottom is quite visible and is larger than other phones. If we consider the affordable price tag, the design seems decent enough to withstand.

On the front, we have a fairly large IPS display measuring 6.26-inch in size with resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels. Honor claims that they have maintained 86.6% screen-to-body ratio for the 19:9 display. On the rear, a fingerprint sensor if affixed next to the dual cameras to ensure enhanced security.


Honor has powered the 8C with Qualcomm’s midrange SoC – the Snapdragon 632 that runs 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold and 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver cores under the hood. The graphics are dealt with Adreno 506 GPU. On the memory front, we have a decent combination of 4GB RAM and 32 or 64GB native storage. Users can, however, extend the memory further by up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD slot.

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The photography department is taken up by a dual camera setup on the rear consisting of a 13MP f/1.8 main camera and a 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor for background blur and portrait mode shots. The selfie camera, however, is a basic 8MP f/2.0 sensor embedded on the front.

The Honor 8C is a dual SIM supported handset by default that runs Android 8.1 Oreo with the company’s own EMUI 8.2 software skin on top. The device is fuelled by an impressive 4000 mAh battery. However, there’s no Type-C port and no fast charging either, so it might take longer than other phones to fully charge.

Honor 8C – Pricing and Availability

Honor 8C has currently been launched in China in three color options to choose from Night Black, Platinum Gold and Aurora Blue with price tag of CNY 1,100 (~Rs. 21,000) for 4/32 GB variant and CNY 1,400 (~Rs. 27,000) for the 4/64 GB model. Click here to know more about pricing and specification. 


Honor 8C – Specifications

OS Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.2
Networks 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
Dual-SIM Yes
CPU 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 250 Silver
GPU Adreno 506
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 632
Display 6.26-inch 19:9 IPS LCD with HD+ (720 x 1520) resolution
Fingerprint Scanner Rear Mounted
Internal 32GB, 64GB
Card Slot Yes, by 256GB
Primary Camera Dual: 13 MP f/1.8 + 2 MP f/2.4 depth sensor, PDAF, LED flash
Secondary Camera 8 MP f/2.0
Connectivity microUSB 2.0, 5GHz Wi-Fi, audio-jack, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery 4000 mAh
Colors Night Black, Platinum Gold, Aurora Blue