No doubt, first thing that makes you palm Honor’s latest flagship Honor 8 is its killer body! The dual glass panel—all glass front and back panel– design makes it a class apart. All we can say isGlass is Class!
What strikes is the material transition. From tried-and-trusted aluminum that sits boldly on chamfers to the exquisite glass panel that covers the body! How glass curves down graciously to marry with aluminum is the beauty of this device. Plus, the 3D grating effect through 15-layer light-refracting glass finish ensures it shines no less than the solitaire that flatters your ring finger!
Now, if we come to size. It has got a decent 5.2 inch display which certainly gives it an edge over the current generation smartphones which are so huge that neither fit your hand, nor your trouser pocket. You can peacefully hold and operate this with one hand while your other hand is busy stirring the morning cuppa. The genius engineers juxtaposed glass and aluminum so that just when you think it is going to slip from your hand, aluminum provides the much-needed grip. The curves on the device only help it nestle into your palm comfortably.
The 2.5D effect adds to the ergonomics. You can see how the display is slightly raised in Honor 8. That’s technically 2.5D glass. The ultra-narrow bezels— that are on both the sides– are a puller. The placements of buttons and ports are logical too. The power and volume rocker is on the right edge. The fine indented texture on the power button actually stands testimony to the fine engineering that has gone into making this premium device. SIM tray/micro SD card slot is on the left. USB Type-C input, headphone jack and speaker grille appear at the bottom. Chin looks clean without physical capacitive keys. The crown houses an IR blaster and mic. The front shooter and proximity sensor are placed at the forehead. The notification alert light is strategically placed on the right side of the speaker to save space and make it look less cluttered.
On the back, above the centre you will find fingerprint scanner. A circular recess. It is not covered by glass yet the built is so that it doesn’t look like the odd man out. It is easy to access too. The twin cameras at the top look like a cute owl’s rounded eyes. Absence of camera hump makes it sit flat on plain surface which further adds to the beauty of the piece. Laser sensor and flash are placed right next to the rear cameras.
By and large, there is not a single thing that you can crib about its design. It’s FLAWLESS!