The Honor 8s 2020 packs in features that are very similar to what we saw on the Honor 8S 2019. It offers the same design, hardware, cameras, and lots more. In summary, Honor is offering the same low budget smartphone suited for enthusiasts in the market for cheap android smartphones.
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Honor 8s 2020 Key Specs and Features
- 5.7-inch IPS LCD Display, 720 x 1520 pixels, 295 PPI
- Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9, Google Play Services
- Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 (12 nm) Processor
- 3GB RAM
- 64GB Built-in Storage, With SD-Card Support
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE
- 3020mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
The Honor 8S 2020 bears a design identical to its predecessor. Its the same subtle design that hints a low budget smartphone. All placements were retained. However, there is a difference in color variants, which may help in telling them apart.
The rear panel features the same dual-tone design, which consists of a shift from a darker to a lighter color. On the rear, we also have a single camera, an LED flash, and the Honor branding which indicates its an Honor smartphone.
Taking a frontal view, we discover a 5.7 inch IPS LCD display with a teardrop notch housing a front-facing camera. This display has a resolution of 720 x 1520 and a screen density of 295 PPI.
Build properties on the Honor 8S 2020 comprise of plastic on the rear, plastic on the frame, and glass upfront.
The cameras remain in the low-end category. It features a single rear camera setup and a single front camera setup. A setup that happens to be one of the most subtle we have seen on recently released Android smartphones.
On the rear, we have got a single 13MP camera with an aperture of f/1.8. This setup is capable of shooting videos maxed out at 1080p @ 30fps. It also offers Panorama and HDR mode for photos.
The Selfie camera is a 5MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2. There isn’t any LED flash, which means enthusiasts will have to rely on an on-screen software flash for taking photos in low light conditions.
Hardware and Software
Hardware on the Honor 8S 2020 falls in the low-end category, which means enthusiasts are offered with spec combo befitting low / non-power intensive tasks.
Powering this Mobile Phone is a Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 processor, a PowerVR GE8320, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage, and a non-removable 3020 mAh battery.
The Honor 8S 2020 kills the base 2GB / 32GB variant and opts for a 3GB / 64GB combo as the one and only variant it offers.
On the software side, it runs the Emotion UI 9 on top of the Android 9 Pie operating system. Please note that Google Play services are absent, which is due to the trade restrictions placed on Huawei by the American government.
The Honor 8S 2020 features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Micro USB 2.0 port, WiFi, and Bluetooth 5.0.
Internet connectivity is capped at 4G, which means enthusiasts won’t have access to 5G or anything higher. Downloads, uploads, and streaming can be done with 4G speeds or anything lower.
Honor 8s 2020 Pricing and Availability
The price of the Honor 8S 2020 is around $124. which is about 48,050 Nigerian Naira, 13,207 Kenya Shillings, and 718 Ghana cedi.
The Honor 8S 2020 announced on May 27th, 2020, and is currently available for purchase.
Honor 8S 2020 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Honor 8S 2020:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9, Google Play Services
- Processor: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 3GB RAM
- Colours: Navy Blue, Midnight Black, Green
- Dimension: 147.1 x 70.8 x 8.5 mm
- Weight: 146 g
- SIM Type: Nano
- SIM Count: Dual
- Display: 5.7-inch, IPS LCD, 720 x 1520 pixels, 295 PPI
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13 MP, f/1.8
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, Panorama, 1080p @ 30fps
- Front Camera: 5 MP, f/2.2
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: –
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: –
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: –
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-removable 3020 mAh Li-Po
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –