Honor Pad 8: Affordable mid-range tablet with 12-inch display and 8 speakers
Honor equips its mid-range tablet with a solid configuration. The Pad 8 is comes with an eight-core Snapdragon 680 SoC and an Adreno 610 graphics chip, 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128 GB of storage, a selfie- and a main camera (each with a resolution of 5 MP), and a 7250 mAh battery. The latter can be fully recharged in just under 2 hours via the included 22.5-watt power adapter.
Lightweight aluminum case with 8 speakers
Despite the low price, Honor has given its tablet a high-quality unibody case, which is made of aluminum, is 7.9 millimeters thin, very well manufactured and weighs only 520 grams. The lightweight metal chassis makes the Honor Pad 8 almost a featherweight, especially when compared with other similarly sized tablets.
In keeping with its size, the Pad 8 is well suited as a multimedia tablet. Firstly, because it can also play streams in HD quality thanks to the support of DRM WideVine L1. Secondly, it has 8 speakers with DTS:X Ultra support, which are distributed over the two short sides of the tablet and produce powerful surround sound.
Up to 4 apps can be displayed at the same time
Two special functions of Honor's in-house Magic UI 6.1 user interface also take advantage of the tablet's large display size. In multi-windows mode, the tablet can display up to 4 apps simultaneously, which can be positioned and resized as desired. Additionally, photos and documents can be transferred between the opened apps.
Those who own an Honor smartphone with Magic UI 3.0 or higher can also use the second special feature of the Pad 8. This allows the screen of the Honor smartphone to be mirrored on the tablet, making it possible to seamlessly drag and drop photos and videos from one device to the other.
Read the full review of the Honor Pad 8 here.