Honor 8 Launch

Last month I joined a group of techies and lifestyle bloggers for an exciting launch in Paris. I rarely write about technology and new electrical products, because I rarely know how to work them or how to describe them. The same is true of the Honor 8, the new smartphone from Chinese company Huawei. When I boarded the early morning Eurostar to Gare du Nord with the other bleary eyed journalists, I had no idea what to expect from the next 24 hours.

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Sitting next to a lovely, rather more informed journalist, I quickly learnt about this all-important smartphone we were travelling so far to celebrate.

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We were staying in the advantageously located Hotel Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower which had simple but luxuriously comfortable rooms, many of which offered amazing views of the Eiffel Tower. Before the grand launch party a few of us bloggers went out exploring, and settled in a traditional bistro for a delicious steak lunch.

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At 5pm we piled into buses and headed to the Molitor Paris, which has a stunning central pool, perfect for showing off on Instagram! We listened to a detailed presentation about the suave new phone before receiving our own to trial.

Here’s all you need to know…

The Honor 8 is Huawei’s latest flagship Honor phone and it has recently launched in the UK and worldwide. The phone design is slick and smart with a dual lens camera. The compact Honor 8 has a 5.2-inch LTPS screen, full HD 1920×1080 pixel resolution and 32GB storage. It is available in a range of sophisticated colours, from pearly white to royal blue.

On the back of the phone there is a dual-lens 12-megapixel camera with laser autofocus. One of the Honor 8’s lenses captures a vibrant colour image while the other snaps a monochrome photo. Working in combination, they produce sharp, detailed shots. On the back of the Honor 8 there is a fingerprint sensor that unlocks the phone in just 400 milliseconds.

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Next morning we were all up early before the Eurostar home, and had just enough time to try out the Honor 8 for some Paris photography. The best thing about the Honor 8 for me, and other lifestyle bloggers, is the quality of the camera, allowing you to create professional standard imagery with an impressively small and light gadget.

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The Honor 8 is available to buy in the UK from today, for a SIM-free price of £369. More information here.

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