Honor Note 8 is the best Xiaomi Mi Max alternative – Specs, features

Huawei’s Honor brand at a special event in China launched Honor Note 8, its latest phablet featuring a 6.6-inch display. The device will directly competes with Xiaomi Mi Max which was announced back in May this year in China. The Honor Note 8 was unveiled with another company device, the Honor 5C pricing just $90 (Rs. 6,019 approx.).

Honor Note 8

The Honor Note 8 flaunts a 6.6-inch Quad HD 2.5D curved glass display while the Mi Max features a 6.44-inch Full HD IPS 2.5D curved glass display. Under the hood, there is an Octa-Core Kirin 955 processor coupled with Mali T880 – MP4 GPU. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with EMUI 4.1 on top and has hybrid dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD) support.

On the photography front, the Honor Note 8 sports a 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, OIS, f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP front camera for taking beautiful selfie pictures. Just similar to that of Mi Max, the Honor Note 8 has a fingerprint sensor on the back and also has a metal unibody design.

It has 4GB of RAM and 32GB / 64GB / 128GB internal storage with an option to expand up to 128GB using a microSD card. The device measures 178.8 x 90.9 x 7.18mm, weighs 219g and includes various connectivity features like 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi a/b/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C. There is a 4500mAh battery on the back with fast charging feature.

Price & Availability: The Honor Note 8 comes in three different color versions – Gold, Silver and Gray colors and is priced at 2299 Yuan (US$ 346 / Rs. 23,110 approx.) for the 32GB storage variant, 2499 Yuan (US$ 376 / Rs. 25,125 approx.) for the 64GB version and the last but not least the 128GB is priced at 2799 Yuan (US$ 420 / Rs. 28,140 approx.). It is already available to order in China and the sale starts from August 9th.