Smartphone manufacturers have been marketing high-end features for phones with a not-so-high-end price since ages, but over the last couple of years, these claims have obtained some credence. Affordable and mid-range phones have made significant progress in terms of hardware, software, and the overall experience; But the camera performance is something that has somehow evaded this evolution.
Everyone wants that perfect phone camera, but the best ones are still reserved for high-end phones that cost an arm and a leg. However, Honor 8 Pro is set to end this accepted custom. It packs a camera that can very well stand toe to toe with reigning 2017 flagships that cost twice as much and it isn’t just by chance that the Honor 8 Pro has achieved this proficiency.
Why Honor 8 Pro Camera manages to break new grounds
To work around traditional camera constraints, Huawei has used not one but two camera sensors on the rear. One of these is a regular RGB Color sensor, while the other is a monochrome sensor. Since the light doesn’t have to be filtered to guess colors on the second Black and White sensor, it can gather about 300 percent more light. Which means, the extremely efficient ISP, that’s part of the Kirin 960 high-end chipset on Honor 8 Pro, has more light to work with, resulting in mesmerizing details and wide dynamic range, even in low lighting. This also helps counterbalance the limited space of limited sensor size constraint that has always given DSLRs an edge over smartphones.
The two 12MP sensors also benefit from Laser AF and PDAF to instantly lock focus on the desired subject in a frame.
Not only the hardware, but the camera software is amazingly deft at stitching the feed from two sensors and uses the light from the monochrome sensor to enhance details and colors of the image shot by the color sensor. Why the technique works exceedingly better on Honor 8 Pro, as compared to other manufacturer phones that mimic the same technology, is because Huawei has had the opportunity to perfect its camera algorithms over the last three generations, which places it way ahead of the curve.
Also, the camera software is loaded to the brim with features and photography modes that you can use to enhance your low light performance.
Honor 8 Pro Camera Performance:
The Honor 8 Pro camera performance will certainly make you skip a few heart beats. Irrespective of the lighting condition, the camera captures remarkable shots with exquisite details, colors, and contrast, and requires minimal effort on your part to do so.
To begin with, you can easily launch the camera by drawing a letter on the display, even while it’s off. The regular options that you’d be using frequently are easily accessible right from the viewfinder. And just right swipe anywhere on the display to access a plethora of engaging shooting modes.
The HDR mode on the phone works brilliantly, highlighting details in the shadow without overexposing the well-lit parts one bit.
The Monochrome mode is also something we have been using very often. The Honor 8 Pro is among the rare few phones that can shoot true monochromes directly from the Black&White sensors. The results are impressive, to say the least.
Two cameras can also be used to capture wide aperture shots or shots with background blur. The option to do so is present on the view finder itself, and the camera is phenomenally accurate at differentiating foreground from background.
Besides, there are numerous other options – Light painting, Night mode (for very low light), food photography mode, document scanner and the fun 3D creator – that you could enjoy.
What’s really impressive about the Honor 8 Pro is its ability to click marvelous shots indoors and in low lighting, something that affordable phones have never managed to accomplish with such finesse. Let’s take a look at some indoor samples below.
The Best Dual Camera smartphone you can buy for under 30,000 INR
The Honor 8 Pro camera is without a doubt flagship grade. The performance is definitely at par with what you see for phones that cost Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 60,000, but you don’t have to shell out that much to own it. Priced at 29,999 INR, Honor 8 Pro is hands down the best dual camera phone under 30,000 INR.
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