Huawei Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3 – Battle of The Flagship Killers

Battle of the equals, yet different

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Huawei Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3

Huawei Honor 8 was officially announced for the Indian markets on 12th of October with a fairly attractive hardware specs. As the Indian market is already crowded with multiple mid-ranged powerful handsets that are priced similarly, so it certainly won’t be a piece of cake for Huawei’s newest offering. So what does the competition look like?

The OnePlus 3 is one of the best smartphones you can get in Rs 30,000 price range. The phone has been in the market for quite some time now, which means it has had the time to feel the market and connect with potential customers accordingly. Let’s compare the hardware of both the devices to see how they fare, at least on paper.

Whenever we compare two or more devices with each other, we measure their value based on several parameters:

  • Key Features
  • Display
  • Camera
  • Performance
  • Battery
  • Pricing

Huawei Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3

Key Features

The Honor 8 features a dual-camera setup on the back and a fairly attractive metal unibody design, which is the norm in the mobile industry today.

The OnePlus 3 also features an appealing external hardware. It has an alert slider that helps pretty well in switching between different priority modes. However, the fact that OnePlus 3 has a larger display might be a crucial feature for many.

The Huawei Honor 8 comes with 32GB of internal storage plus a microSD card slot, while OnePlus 3 buyers will have to make do with 64GB of onboard storage. Both handsets come with a USB Type-C port, though, which is a major plus point.

The OnePlus 3 is equipped with a whooping 6GB of RAM, while the Honor 8 is equipped with only 4GB of RAM.

Both phones are running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow by default, with their own customized UI skins on top (OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 and Emotion UI for the Honor 8). The OnePlus 3 has a front facing fingerprint scanner while Huawei has opted for a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.

Display

The OnePlus 3 sports a 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED (1920×1080) display on board, which will shine brightly even if you’re using the device in broad daylight.

The Honor 8 has a smaller 5.2-inch LCD display panel, but with the same resolution. This basically means that it will have a higher pixel density, although it will be barely discriminable to the human eye.

Camera

The Honor 8 comes with two 12MP rear cameras. Huawei is using f/2.2 sensors here, though, which might put it at a disadvantage. But thanks to the wide range of software tweaks made by the company. There’s an 8MP front camera (f/2.4) on the handset.

The OnePlus 3 is packing a 16MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), which is bound to perform better compared to the Honor 8. The front is equipped with an 8MP (f/2.0) camera.

Performance

The OnePlus 3 is packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor, which is the best in the business right now. The performance will be butter smooth here, so one can’t ask for much in this area.

Huawei’s offering comes with the home-grown Kirin 950 octa-core processor, which is seen on some high-end Huawei offerings.

Battery

Both phones are equipped with 3,000mAh batteries, which means the performance will be uncompromised. But if we have to pick a winner here, the Huawei Honor 8 will have to be it. Mainly because the Snapdragon 820 chipset is known for consuming too much power.

Pricing

The Huawei Honor 8 is available for purchase right away from multiple e-commerce retailers including Amazon and Flipkart. With an asking price of Rs 29,999.

The OnePlus 3 can be purchased for Rs 27,999 via Amazon India. Unfortunately, the handset is an exclusive via the retailer in the country, although you can get it without any pre-registrations or flash sales.

Verdict

We hope this comparison will help you choose the best device for you. Feel free to share your views and experiences in the comments section below.

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