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Review: HONOR Pad 8


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Here is our review of the new HONOR Pad 8.

The HONOR Pad 8 is an affordable all-round smart device catering to the productivity and entertainments needs of students and young professionals. The new HONOR tablet combines a 12-inch 2K HONOR FullView display featuring a screen-to-body ratio of 87%  and support a immersive multimedia experiences on the go. Running HONOR Magic UI 6.1 with Google Play Services, the HONOR Pad 8 packs a high capacity 7250 mAh  battery for all-day connectivity, allowing users to stay connected at all times.


● 12-inch 2K Honor FullView Display

● 8 Large Cavity Speakers

● Metal Unibody Design

● Multi-Screen Collaboration

● Multi-Window / APP Extender

What’s in the box?

The box contains the HONOR Pad 8, a charging cable and plug.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

Setting up the Pad 8 was simple, switch it on, follow the usual steps of picking your country and wi-fi network and then just wait. The whole process took less than 5 minutes. Once the installation has finished there is an optional configuration you can go through, or if you are familiar with Android you can just go ahead and set the Pad 8 just how you would like it.

A quick check also revealed a new Magic UI update, which completed very quickly. The Magic UI is based on Android 12 so any existing Android user will be very familiar with the UI.

The Pad 8 is quite thin and the screen is larger, however the quality isn’t the best we’ve ever seen.

The front and rear cameras work well, but again they are not the highest quality on the market – both front and rear are 5MP cameras), but again, you get what you pay for and they work well enough.

Battery life is good – we managed to get around 10 or so hours of use out of it, more if we turned down the brightness, but for most people 10 hours is probably more than enough.

There is no 3.5mm headphone socket on the Pad 8, if you want to use headphones then they have to be Bluetooth. Setting up Bluetooth headphones was easy enough though.

The sound is really good on the Pad 8 – there are 8 speakers that work very well.

Overall the Pad 8 feels a little underpowered, although depending on what you want to use it for, its a good price for a good tablet.

The HONOR Pad 8 is available now in Blue Hour priced around £269.99.

You can learn more from the HONOR website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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