The Honor 8 also has some voice control features, which we earlier saw on the Honor 7.You’re asked to use the ‘Dear Honor’ hotword by default, but you can use a different one if you want.
We found that the auto-brightness was a bit glitchy, and often didn’t crank up the brightness enough.
On the plus side, the Honor 8 isn’t as slippery as other glass sandwich smartphones like the One Plus X and ASUS Zen Fone 3.
The front of the smartphone features ample sized bezels at the top and bottom, but they slim down considerably along the sides.
The Honor 8 runs Android Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 on top, the same version we saw on the Huawei P9.
You get the usual EMUI tweaks like the Magazine Unlock lockscreen, integrated app drawer and homescreen, theme support (no downloadable themes on our unit) and more.