Huawei Honor 8C Released, First Mobile Phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC

huawei honor 8c design

Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has launched the Honor 8c mobile phone in China. This device comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 chipset which was released earlier this year.

Besides its mid-level processor, the Honor 8c shares the same look with most phones in the market. Such similarities include a teardrop display, a selfie shooter, dual rear cameras, lightness in weight and a unibody design. Let’s discuss further to have a clear picture of what this device has to offer.

Huawei Honor 8c Key Specs

Below are some of the features of this latest release from the Chinese smartphone brand.

They include:

  • A 6.26-inch IPS LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels.
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with 4GB of RAM
  • A Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC along with 1.8GHz Octa-core processor
  • 32GB/64GB of internal storage
  • 13MP + 2MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera
  • 4000 mAh irremovable battery

huawei Honor 8c: Design and Display

Made from both plastic and aluminium materials, the Honor 8c has the regular design fit for a budget smartphone in today’s world.

At the rear panel of the phone, you can find a centrally placed fingerprint sensor with vertically stacked dual cameras. There’s a flash at the bottom of these cameras. On the right side of the device lies the power and volume buttons which are small but comfortable to use.

When it comes to the display, the Honor 8c comes with 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen that has a resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels. The screen also has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and offers an 81.94% screen-to-body ratio. Smaller bezels surround the device with a notch at the top of the screen.

You can find the Honor 8c in exciting colours such as Aurora Blue, Nebula Purple, Platinum Gold, and Midnight Black.

huawei Honor 8c: Camera Review

The Honor 8C sports a 13MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8 and a secondary 2MP with f/2.4. At the front of the phone lies an 8MP camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The front camera on the phone has a single LED flash.

You can record 720p videos with the selfie camera while the dual rear cameras can handle 1080p recording.

See also: Huawei Honor 10 Lite hits the market with flashy colours and friendly price

Huawei Honor 8c: Hardware and Software

As mentioned earlier, the Honor 8c is the first phone to feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor which is relatively decent for a mid-range phone. Coupled with the Adreno 506 GPU, this chipset can handle day to day to use but might not perform well under heavy usage.

The smartphone comes with 4GB RAM and with 32GB/64GB of internal storage which you can expand to as much as 256GB with a MicroSD card. The phone includes dual slots exclusively made for Nano SIMS.

The Honor 8c will run on Android 8.1 Oreo-based on Honor’s EMUI 8.2.

huawei honor 8c specs

Battery and Connectivity

This device gets its power from a fairly powerful battery especially when it comes to budget smartphones. The Honor 8’s irremovable 4000mAH battery can last for long periods of normal usage without a need to charge at the end of the day. However, it also supports fast charging.

Coming to the connectivity front, the device comes with dual slots for Nano SIMs and will support 4G, 3G, and 2G. The device also supports Wi-Fi802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v 4.2 and Micro USB V 2.0 with OTG for data transfer and charging.

Huawei Honor 8c Complete Specifications

Find below the full specifications of the Honor 8c:


Dimension: 75.94 mm x 158.72 mm x 7.98 mm

Material: Aluminium alloy, Plastic

Weight: 167 Grams

SIM: Dual Nano SIM


Type: IPS, LCD Capacitive touchscreen

Size: 6.28 inches, FHD+

Touch Panel / Type: 2.5D curved glass screen

Screen to Body Ratio: 81.94%

Screen Ratio: 19:9

Screen Resolution: 1520 x 720 pixels (268 ppi)

Multi-touch: Yes

Software and Performance

Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.2)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 SoC with 1.8 GHz Octa-core processor

CPU Type: Octa-core 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 250

GPU – Qualcomm Adreno 506


Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB

MicroSD Card Slot: Available, up to 256GB


Primary: 13MP + 2MP LED Flash

Secondary: 8MP

Network and Connectivity

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot


Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth v4.2

USB: Available: MicroUSB v.20

Loudspeaker: Available

Audio Jack: Available, 3.5mm

Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Ambient Light, and fingerprint


Capacity: 4000mAh, nonremovable

Type: Li-Polymer

Fast Charging: Yes

Price and Availability

Retail Price: 32GB (58,000 Naira), 64GB (71,000 Naira)

Huawei Honor 8c: Price and Availability

You can own the 32GB variant of this smartphone for about 58,000 Naira while the 64GB version costs about 74,000. However, the final prices may depend on your bargaining skills and your location of purchase. Most phone dealerships have this product on sale in major cities across Nigeria.

Related: Huawei Nova 3i Launches in Nigeria with 4 AI-Powered Cameras

Posted by Abiodun Adewusi

Abiodun Adewusi is a freelance writer who lives in Nigeria. As a writer, he is passionate about providing content on technology helping people keep up with the latest trends. You can see some of his work on Medium and Ezine.

One comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *