Honor 8 Pro boasts improbably impressive specifications at ₹29,999. To name it – 2K display, dual cameras, octa-core Kirin 960 CPU, 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 4,000 mAh battery, are all that it got and all wrapped up in a durable aluminum unibody to give you a premium feel. The dual-camera is one of the primary components of the phone. And no matter what, these specifications are enough to compete with the top smartphones that cost a fortune. Here are the benchmarks we performed on the Honor 8 Pro to show you it packs raw power underneath.
Honor 8 Pro Specifications
- Display: 5.7-inch LTPS LCD display, Quad HD resolution (2560 x 1440 pixels | 515 ppi), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Software: EMUI 5.1 based on Android 7.0 Nougat
- CPU: Up to 2.4 GHz octa-core Cortex-A73/A53 processor, 16nm Kirin 960 SoC, 64-bit
- GPU: Mali-G71 MP8
- Memory: 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
- Storage: 128 GB UFS 2.1 internal storage, MicroSD up to 256 GB
- Battery: 4,000 mAh (non-removable)
Honor 8 Pro Performance Benchmarks
Given that the Honor 8 Pro is a high-end device, it stands against OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3T, LG G6, Sony Xperia XZs, and other similar devices. Under the hood, it packs a homegrown Kirin 960 system-on-chip (manufactured in 16nm) consisting of 8 cores (4x high-performance Cortex-A73 and 4x power-efficient Cortex-A53) clocked at 2.4 GHz maximum, Mali-G71 MP8 GPU for graphics processing, huge 6 GB RAM of LPDDR4 type, and lastly a fast mammoth 128 GB internal storage (UFS 2.1).
According to Geekbench performance, it scores 1,868 points (single-core CPU) and 6,262 points (multi-core CPU) which is close to Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on OnePlus 5. The processing power is equivalent to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821. AnTuTu scores 124,163 points, 3DMark Sling Shot Extreme scores 1,198 points while Geekbench crashes on the GPU benchmark which left us with the CPU benchmark only. Quadrant Standard Edition scored 38,694 points.
- 124,163 points
- 1,868 points (single-core CPU)
- 6,262 points (multi-core CPU)
- N/A (GPU) – crashes
3DMark – The Gamer’s Benchmark (Sling Shot Extreme)
- 1,198 points
Quadrant Standard Edition
- 38,694 points
Honor 8 Pro Storage Benchmarks
On the storage side, the Honor 8 Pro equips a 128 GB mammoth storage that also expands further with microSD cards up to 256 GB. Honor has moved to the fast UFS storage and leaves the sluggish eMMC type behind, so the storage performance of Honor 8 Pro is now faster which falls in the high-end storage category.
The benchmarks performed well, the storage on the Honor 8 Pro is very fast, the results are similar to Samsung Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5. And it turns out that Honor 8 Pro has secured a better storage solution, leaving behind OnePlus 3T, Sony Xperia XZ Premium, and other high-end devices. Take a look at the benchmarks we performed on the Honor 8 Pro using storage benchmarking apps like A1 SD Bench and AndroBench.
A1 SD Bench
- 558.11 MB/s (Read)
- 125.71 MB/s (Write)
- 7,381.74 MB/s (RAM Copy)
- 771.80 MB/s (Sequential Read)
- 179.51 MB/s (Sequential Write)
- 161.96 MB/s (Random Read)
- 136.30 MB/s (Random Write)
PC Mark Storage Benchmark (Internal) – 11,245 Points
- 608.49 MB/s (Sequential Read)
- 138.92 MB/s (Sequential Write)
- 30.13 MB/s (Random Read)
- 8.18 MB/s (Random Write)
Talking about the performance? Honor 8 Pro doesn’t break a sweat, it defeats the flagship competition in terms of performance at a price.