Honor 8C Review

Created date: 03/18/2019, 19:37:37, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 10:59:56

Detailed review of Honor 8C's features

How does the Honor 8C's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.

Review of the product design of the Honor 8C

Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets

When deciding whether to buy an Honor 8C, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Honor 8C around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Honor 8C is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Honor 8C in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.

Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket

Sometimes taking the Honor 8C out of your pocket doesn't go so well as it gets caught on fabric easily. It's safe to assume that some people will find it stressful that it is difficult to take it out smoothly.

Ease of getting it in and out of your bag

The Honor 8C is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.

Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling

It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Honor 8C by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.

Ease of grasping the phone in one hand

To many people, the Honor 8C is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Honor 8C is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.

Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand

When using the Honor 8C with just one hand, it is quite difficult to press the button on the screen edge. We suggest you operate the device with both your hands rather than pushing your luck with just one hand.

The size of the buttons on the App

The buttons on the Honor 8C are displayed quite large. Because of this, it is difficult to press something by mistake and it feels very easy to use. Even with games that use small buttons, it's difficult to press something by mistake making it very easy to play.

Ease of typing in letters using the flick function

Keys on the Honor 8C can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.

Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion

If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Honor 8C with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use

For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Honor 8C is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

Because the display of the Honor 8C is much larger than ordinary phones, characters are displayed quite large. Therefore, it is suitable for reading long bodies of text and exchanging long messages while doing research.

Ease of reading sentences

Since the Honor 8C displays characters smoothly, it can display them beautifully. Even when viewing small characters, the jaggedness of the character outline is not at a level seen during normal viewing and is displayed very naturally. Because of this, it is difficult for your eyes to become tired and make the phone suitable for reading long bodies of text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Honor 8C can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

The Honor 8C has enough screen space even when typing and the screen is hidden by the on screen keyboard. Because the sentences being typed can be seen clearly, the phone's screen size makes it suitable for typing and editing large bodies of text such as office documents.

Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?

Whether it be a phone call, mail, or during a chat, the Honor 8C provides smooth performance. Even when using the phone in demanding situations, you can use the phone comfortably since there will usually be no lag.

Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?

If it is just SNS such as Facebook and Instagram, and some internet searches, the performance is enough. As a result, you will hardly ever find yourself frustrated or annoyed when using this phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

Even if you start multiple apps at the same time or switch between apps frequently, you will have smooth performance. It can be said that the performance is more than enough if you just do research and SNS.

Summary of Honor 8C performance and functions

The size and weight of the Honor 8C

The body of the Honor 8C is 3.0 inches (75.9 mm) wide, 6.2 inches (158.7 mm) long, and 0.3 inches (8 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 6.26 inch, and it weighs 167.2 oz (167.2 g). Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite an impressive size. It is easy to see and operate due to the large screen, but you can almost forget about using it with one hand. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.

Honor 8C
Honor 9N (9i)
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Honor 8CHonor 9N (9i)Honor 9N (9i)
ColorMagic Night Black/Platinum Light Gold/Aurora Blue/Nebula PurpleLavender Purple/Robin Egg Blue/Sapphire Blue/Midnight BlackLavender Purple/Robin Egg Blue/Sapphire Blue/Midnight Black
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)3.0 inches (75.9 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (8 mm)2.8 inches (71.8 mm) x 5.9 inches (149.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)2.8 inches (71.8 mm) x 5.9 inches (149.2 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight167.2 oz (167.2 g)152 oz (152 g)152 oz (152 g)
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Display of the Honor 8C

The Honor 8C has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 720 x 1520. Compared to the average smart phone, the screen is relatively beautiful.

Honor 8C
Honor 9N (9i)
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Honor 8CHonor 9N (9i)Honor 9N (9i)
Display size6.26 inch5.84 inch5.84 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)720 x 15201080 x 22801080 x 2280
Pixel density268 ppi431 ppi431 ppi
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The battery life of the Honor 8C

The Honor 8C has a battery capacity of 4000 mAh. Compared to normal smart phones, it has quite a high-capacity battery.

The processing capability of the Honor 8C

The Honor 8C uses the Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 CPU with 1.8GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore). The memory capacity is 4GB. Its CPU has better performance than normal smart phones. While this level of performance may be excessive, it is something that would be appreciated when enjoying 3D games. In addition, it has way more memory compared to normal smart phones. From the perspective of memory, I don't think you will ever feel there is not enough memory. Conversely, it is way too capable for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.

Honor 8C
Honor 9N (9i)
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Honor 8CHonor 9N (9i)Honor 9N (9i)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632HiSilicon Kirin 659HiSilicon Kirin 659
CPU specs1.8GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)2.36GHz+1.7GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size4GB4GB4GB
Storage size64GB128GB128GB
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The camera of the Honor 8C

The Honor 8C has a back camera with 13 MP. The front camera has 8 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.

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Rear-camera resolution13 MP13 MP13 MP
Front-camera resolution8 MP16 MP16 MP
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