Huawei under its Honor brand has launched the company’s latest flagship smartphone – Honor 8 smartphone in India for Rs. 29,999. The main USP of Honor 8 is that, it features 12-megapixel dual-camera setup at the back. The Honor 8 doesn’t have any direct competition with dual camera in the price range but it will compete with OnePlus 3 in terms of specifications. Comparing Honor 8 and OnePlus 3 on the basis of price, specifications and features.

Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3

Display:

The Honor 8 smartphone comes with 5.2-inch Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and it has 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on top of it. The OnePlus 3 comes with 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 has AMOLED display when compared to Honor 8. Above all, Honor 8 is prone to fingerprint smudges while there is nothing as such on OnePlus 3.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

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Processor and RAM:

The Honor 8 smartphone is powered by Kirin 950 Octa-Core processor which is paired with Mali T880-MP4 GPU & 4GB of RAM. The OnePlus 3 is powered by 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU & 6GB of RAM. On AnTuTu, the Honor 8 scores 92,353 points while the OnePlus 3 scores 1,40,481.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 has better performance when compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

In-built Memory:

The Honor 8 comes with 32GB in-built memory which can be expanded further up to 128GB via microSD card. The OnePlus 3 comes with 64GB in-built memory.

Reason to choose: In terms of storage OnePlus 3 has more in-built memory when compared to Honor 8. In Honor 8, there is a microSD card option available while there is nothing as such in OnePlus 3.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

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Operating system:

The Honor 8 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system with EMUI 4.1 on top of it. The OnePlus 3 runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow operating system with Oxygen OS 3.0 on top of it.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 has better UI when compared to Honor 8 smartphone.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

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Camera:

The Honor 8 comes with two 12-megapixel camera with aperture of f/2.2 and pixel size of 1.76-micron. The RGB sensor captures rich colours whereas the monochrome sensor captures more light with increased sharpness. Both cameras work together to capture detailed photos. Honor has also added professional shooting mode to give users advance controls to adjust shutter speed, exposure compensation, white balance, ISO and more. On the front, there is an 8-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie flash which allows you to take brighter photos in low-light. It doesn’t have optical image stabilization.

The OnePlus 3 features 16-megapixel rear camera with PDAF, dual LED flash, 4K video recording capabilities and it has 8-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie & video-calling.

Reason to choose: Although the Honor 8 has dual camera set up but many features like 4K video recording & others are not available.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

Connectivity:

The Honor 8 smartphone comes with connectivity features like 4G, Wi-Fi ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C. The OnePlus 3 comes with connectivity features like 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C. The thing you will see that, the Honor 8 doesn’t support 4G VoLTE. In addition to this, the Honor 8 is a single SIM smartphone while the OnePlus 3 is a dual-SIM smartphone.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 has better connectivity features when compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

Fingerprint sensor

The Honor 8 comes with fingerprint sensor at the back and it can unlock your phone in only 0.4 seconds. The OnePlus 3 comes with fingerprint sensor embedded into the home button and it can unlock your phone in under 0.3 seconds.

Reason to choose: The fingerprint sensor on OnePlus 3 is much better when compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

Battery:

The Honor 8 packs 3,000mAh battery and it comes with fast charging technology which can charge your smartphone from 0-47 percent in just 30 minutes. The OnePlus 3 packs 3,000mAh battery with Dash Charge technology that can charge the phone up to 60% in just 30 minutes with the 5V-4A charger.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 comes with better charging technology compared to Honor 8.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

Price and availability:

The Honor 8 smartphone costs Rs. 29,999 and available on Amazon.in, Flipkart, Honor store online & also through offline retailers. The OnePlus 3 costs Rs. 27,999 and it is available on Amazon.in.

Reason to choose: The OnePlus 3 is cheaper when compared to Honor 8 smartphone.

What to choose: OnePlus 3

Final Verdict

Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3: Which one to buy?

On paper, the OnePlus 3 has better specs when compared to Honor 8. Above all, the OnePlus is Rs. 2,000 cheaper when compared to Honor 8 smartphone. In many segments like the display, processor, battery, fingerprint sensor and pricing, OnePlus 3 outperforms Honor 8 smartphone.

Overall, the OnePlus 3 is value for money.

Overall Winner: OnePlus 3

[Comparison Table] Honor 8 vs OnePlus 3

Specifications Honor 8 OnePlus 3
Display 5.2-inch Full HD with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla glass 5.5-inch Full HD Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Processor Octa-Core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU 2.15GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 820 64-bit processor with Adreno 530 GPU
Memory 4GB RAM with 32GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD 6GB LPDDR4 RAM with 64GB (UFS 2.0) storage
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top of it Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Oxygen OS 3.0
Rear-Camera 12MP dual rear cameras (monochrome + color) with dual-tone LED flash, Laser AF, f/2.2 aperture, 6P lens, 1.4um pixel size 16-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX298 sensor, 1.12 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, 4K video recording at 30 fps, 720p slow motion at 120fps
Front-Camera 8MP front-facing camera with f/2.4 aperture 8MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX179 sensor, 1.4 micron pixel size, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
Connectivity 4G, Wi-Fiac (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, USB Type-C 4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
Battery 3000mAh battery 3000mAh battery with Dash Charge

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