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Why the HONOR 8C is the perfect budget phone for photography, gaming, and fashion


Despite the slower smartphone market trend last year, it seems like manufacturers aren’t going to stop releasing new phones. And as flagship phones venture to the unreasonable expensive category, budget phones have been literally everywhere. But opting for a cheap phone means sacrificing other features. Fortunately, the HONOR 8C isn’t your typical budget phone.

Whether you are looking to improve your social media feed, level up your gaming experience, or just make a fashion statement, HONOR’s latest affordable handset can just do it all.

Trendsetter Design

For phones less than P10k, you can’t expect them to come with a premium glass body. Instead, you are getting a glass-like finish out of special polycarbonate material. Although the HONOR 8C has this feature too, it veers away from the competition due to its Cat’s Eye design. With the unique design, the back of the phone creates a 3D effect when viewed in different angles. It basically creates a more sophisticated look that will surely turn heads in public.


Day And Night Photography On A Budget

For avid mobile photographers, you don’t need to spend a lot just to get good-looking photos. With a dual camera setup featuring 13MP main + 2MP depth sensors, the Honor 8C is a capable performer under low-light conditions — thanks to its wide f/1.8 aperture. Combine that with AI prowess, it’s capable of recognizing over 500 scenes for on-the-go picture quality improvement.

Selfies, on the other hand, aren’t going to be left out. With the 8MP front camera, the quality is further improved with the assisting 3-level soft flash. If you are the type to shoot tons of videos, the microSD slot will always come in handy.

READ: Not all phones with high MP count produce great quality photos – Here’s why

Long (Undisturbed) Gaming Sessions


Last but not least, gamers can enjoy playing without distractions — all thanks to the built-in “Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode” aka Gaming DND. You don’t even have to worry about running low on battery since the HONOR 8C has a 4000mAh tank.

At P7,999, you can get the HONOR 8C (via Lazada, Shopee, and concept stores) packing budget-oriented features for gamers, mobile photographers, and trendsetters.

READ: Top 6 Reasons why HONOR 8C is a better buy than Realme 3 and Redmi Note 7

HONOR 8C specs, price, availability in the Philippines

  • Display: 6.26-inch FullView IPS LCD, HD+ resolution
  • Design: All-screen notched phone, Cat-eye Blue design
  • CPU: Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor
  • GPU: Adreno 506 graphics
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Memory: 32GB expandable via microSD card up to 256GB
  • Camera: 13MP main + 2MP depth sensor, 1080p video
  • Selfie: 8MP AI front camera
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE+, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi n, GPS, micro-USB port, USB on-the-go
  • Battery: 4000 mAh, rated of up to 2 days, 10W Fast Charging
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradeable to Android 9.0 Pie
  • Colors: Aurora Blue, Purple, Black
  • Price: P7,999 official SRP
  • Release date: Available in Lazada, Shopee, and authorized stores nationwide

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