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Huawei Honor 8 Pro vs Honor 7C

Here we compared two smartphones: the 6-inch Huawei Honor 8 Pro (with Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 960) that was released on February 18, 2017, against the Huawei Honor 7C, which is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 and came out 13 months after. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Huawei Honor 8 Pro
  • 91% higher pixel density (515 vs 269 PPI)
  • Modern USB Type-C port
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi 5 wireless networks
  • Delivers 40% higher maximum brightness (559 against 399 nits)
  • Supports 18W fast charging
  • Optical image stabilization
  • Uses a faster type of memory: LPDDR4 1866 MHz
  • Comes with 500 mAh larger battery capacity: 3500 vs 3000 mAh
  • Ability to record video in 4K resolution
  • More recent OS version: Android 9 versus 8
  • Slow-motion recording at 120FPS
Reasons to consider the Huawei Honor 7C
  • The phone is 1-year and 1-month newer
  • More energy-efficient CPU – Snapdragon 450
  • Weighs 20 grams less

Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
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Display

Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Size 6 inches 5.99 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels 720 x 1440 pixels
Aspect ratio 16:9 18:9
PPI 515 ppi 269 ppi
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
HDR support No No
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 73.85% 76.51%
Display tests
PWM Not detected 3086 Hz
Response time 38.4 ms 40.6 ms
Contrast 1803:1 643:1
Max. Brightness
559 nits
399 nits
Sources: NotebookCheck [1], [2]

Design and build

Height 157 mm (6.18 inches) 158.3 mm (6.23 inches)
Width 77.5 mm (3.05 inches) 76.7 mm (3.02 inches)
Thickness 6.97 mm (0.27 inches) 7.8 mm (0.31 inches)
Weight 184 gramm (6.49 oz) 164 gramm (5.78 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Metal Metal
Frame material Metal Metal
Colors White, Black, Gold Black, Gold, Blue, Red
Fingerprint scanner Yes, rear Yes, rear
Screen-to-body ratio
73.85%
Honor 7C +4%
76.51%

Performance

Tests of Huawei Honor 8 Pro and Huawei Honor 7C in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 960 Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Max. clock 2360 MHz 1800 MHz
CPU cores 8 (4 + 4) 8 (8)
Architecture - 4 cores at 1.84 GHz: Cortex-A53
- 4 cores at 2.36 GHz: Cortex-A73
- 8 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A53
Lithography process 16 nanometers 14 nanometers
Graphics Mali-G71 MP8 Adreno 506
GPU clock 1037 MHz 650 MHz
FLOPS ~282 GFLOPS ~124 GFLOPS
Memory
RAM size 6 GB 3, 4 GB
Memory type LPDDR4 LPDDR3
Memory clock 1866 MHz 933 MHz
Channels 2 1
Storage
Storage size 64, 128 GB 32, 64 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.0
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 128 GB Up to 256 GB

Benchmarks

Geekbench 4.4 (Single-Core)
Honor 8 Pro +178%
1860
669
Geekbench 4.4 (Multi-Core)
Honor 8 Pro +117%
5940
2736
AnTuTu Benchmark 7
Honor 8 Pro +108%
127975
61662

Software

Operating system Android 7.0 (Can be upgraded to Android 9.0) Android 8.0
ROM EMUI 9 EMUI 8
OS size 11.3 GB 6 GB

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 3500 mAh 3000 mAh
Charge power 18 W 5 W
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes (35% in 30 min) No
Full charging time 1:30 hr 2:53 hr

Battery life tests

Web browsing (Wi-Fi)
10:39 hr
n/a
Watching videos (Player)
10:22 hr
n/a
Talk (3G)
25:54 hr
n/a

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 12 megapixels 13 megapixels
Image resolution 4616 x 3464 4128 x 3096
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash Dual LED LED
Stabilization Optical Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording Up to 30FPS No
1080p video recording Up to 60FPS Up to 30FPS
Slow motion 120 FPS (720p) No
Lenses 2 (12 MP + 12 MP) 2 (13 MP + 2 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 27 mm
- Phase autofocus
- Optical stabilization
- 13 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
- Focal length: 25 mm
- Phase autofocus
Monochrome lens - 12 MP
- Aperture: f/2.2
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Depth lens - - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 8 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.0
Focal length - 23 mm
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) при 30 FPS 1080p (Full HD) при 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 b/g/n)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth version 4.2 4.2
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C Micro USB
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFC* No Yes
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Active Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot Yes No
LTE Cat* 6 4
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Mono
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio No Yes
Dolby Atmos No No
Speakers test
Max. loudness
82.4 dB
Honor 7C +6%
87.3 dB

Other

Category Mid-range Budget
Announced February 2017 March 2018
Release date April 2017 May 2018
Launch price ~ 437 USD ~ 137 USD
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Proximity sensor
- Gyroscope
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

After analyzing all the data, we think that the Huawei Honor 8 Pro is definitely a better buy.

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