In May, the Honor 70 series launched with three phones – Honor 70, 70 Pro & 70 Pro+. One of the highlights of that series was the design. And today, the Honor 80 series launched in China. This time too, the design is one of the highlights of this series.
In this article, we will discuss the Honor 80 and Honor 80 Pro. While the vanilla model is a mid-range device with the newly announced Snapdragon 782G chipset, the 80 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset.
The Honor 80 has a unique camera module design as the camera module has an eight (8) shape. There are four color options, and while three have a plain back, one color option has a textured wave-like pattern on the back. The phone is pretty light at 180g and is 7.7mm thin. There is a curved display with a hole punch cutout in the middle.
The phone has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a Full-HD+ resolution, 10-bit color depth, and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The peak brightness of this panel is 1000 nits, and there is an under-display fingerprint scanner.
Under the hood, there is Snapdragon 782G chip, the newest mid-range SOC by Qualcomm, featuring a prime Cortex-A78 core clocked at 2.7GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at 2.4GHz and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at 1.8GHz. There is up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. The battery size is 4,800mAh, and the phone supports 66W fast charging.
The camera setup is quite interesting. The primary camera has a 160MP sensor with an f/1.8 lens. The second camera takes ultrawide photos and has an 8MP sensor. Finally, the phone has a 2MP macro camera. For selfies, there is a 32MP sensor.
Honor 80 runs on Android 12 with MagicOS 7.0.
Here is the pricing for the Chinese market –
8GB + 256GB – ¥2699 ($379 / ₹30,000)
12GB + 256GB – ¥2999 ($419 / ₹34,000)
12GB + 512GB – ¥3299 ($459 / ₹38,000)
HONOR 80 PRO
The Honor 80 Pro is a flagship phone, and design-wise, it looks pretty different than the Honor 80. The color options are the same, but there is a different camera module design, and the display has a pill-shaped cutout. There is a 6.78-inch OLED display with a 1.5K resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, and 1000 nits peak brightness. Speaking of that pill-shaped cutout, it has two cameras. The primary camera has a 50MP sensor with a 100-degree FOV lens, and the secondary camera has a 2MP sensor for depth information. The primary front camera can shoot 4K videos.
On the back, the Honor 80 Pro has three cameras. The primary camera has a 160MP sensor, similar to the vanilla model. The ultrawide camera has a 50MP sensor, and it is also used for macro shots. The third camera is for depth information and uses a 2MP sensor. For comparison, the Honor 70 Pro had a third 8MP telephoto camera with OIS. But this time, Honor removed the telephoto camera and instead added a 2MP depth sensor.
Under the hood, the phone has Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, but it is worth mentioning that the prime Cortex-X2 core is clocked at up to 3.0GHz, meaning this is a slightly underclocked version since the Cortex-X2 in the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 usually goes up to 3.2GHz. The battery and charging speed are the same as the vanilla model, and there is no wireless charging support.