Well recognized for its smartphones and laptops, Honor has simply marketed the Tab 8, a massive 12-inch Android tablet with a very enticing price/high quality ratio. The first of the model to be obtainable in France.
Separated from the enormous Huawei since 2021, Honor feels rising wings. Unlike its former father or mother firm, the model isn’t topic to American sanctions: it could possibly thus use Google’s companies with out constraints and proceed to provide smartphones and tablets with out forcing its customers to take detours to take full benefit of their system. And for this new college 12 months, Honor is stepping out of its common territory by providing an Android tablet for the primary time in France – a vary of merchandise hitherto reserved for the Chinese market. And the Pad 8 – that is its identify – doesn’t lack property to seduce, with a lovely 12-inch LCD panel, a flattering end, a very affordable weight and sensible capabilities with the in-house Magic UI software program overlay, the all at a contained price.
Honor Pad 8: a tablet minimize out for multimedia
For its entry into the French market, Honor has chosen to supply a critical mid-range tablet, with strong technical traits and a clever price. And, with out competing with the in any other case dearer high-end fashions from Apple and Samsung, the Tab 8 instantly makes a good impression. Thus, if the borders of the display screen are a bit conspicuous – which isn’t actually a defect, because it avoids by accident urgent on the display screen when it’s held in hand – its flat sides recall the design very appreciated by iPads, which isn’t disagreeable, particularly because it advantages from an aluminum alloy physique. Its massive dimension doesn’t stop it from being comfy in hand: it’s thus quite skinny (solely 6.9 mm thick) and fairly gentle (520 g), which stays affordable for this dimension.
In truth, regardless of its identify, the Pad 8 (the 8 comparable to the eighth era) has a massive display screen (12 inches) primarily based on a lovely 2K LCD panel (2000 x 1200 pixels). A really comfy definition, appropriate for each internet searching and streaming video viewing. Moreover, below its hood, the Tab 8 embeds a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor – a SoC which equips many current smartphones, such because the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, the Oppo Reno 7 or the Samsung Galaxy A23 – supported by 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. A configuration which opens vast the doorways of multimedia to comfortably learn movies for instance. To make a distinction on this discipline, it even has eight audio system and Hi-Res Audio certification. Honor has added its two cents to it with its Histen expertise, which simulates sound spatialization. In brief, the Tab 8 guarantees to be nicely suited to video evenings on the couch. Especially because it has a battery with a comfy capability of 7250 mAh, able to making certain, in keeping with the producer, 10 hours of streaming video playback. It even comes with a quick charger (22.5 W).
But one of many main property of the Pad 8 is its software program overlay, Magic UI 6.1, which is superimposed on Android 12. Indeed, it has an authentic and sensible multi-windowing mode which makes it potential to show and concurrently as much as 4 home windows open on the display screen, whereas managing their dimension and place, very similar to on a pc. An actual plus in every day use in comparison with standard cellular gadgets that are most frequently glad with a single full-screen utility. And nonetheless when it comes to the interface, it presents an digital e-book mode that switches the show to black and white with an anti-blue gentle filter: a very sensible perform for studying e-books and remodeling the Pad 8 into a reader. On the opposite hand, whether it is nicely geared up for multimedia and rest, the Pad 8 is not going to be comfy with demanding video games for which its efficiency will probably be considerably restricted.
As we will see, the Pad 8 doesn’t come to hunt on the land of iPads, however quite locations itself within the discipline of fine high quality new era Chinese tablets, such because the Oppo Pad or the Xiaomi Pad 5. Already obtainable, additionally it is bought at a very affordable price, round 350 euros within the 6 GB – 128 GB model – far more accessible than Apple’s costs… Last essential element, Honor signifies that the Pad 8 will profit from two years of updates main system updates and three years of safety updates. Enough to make sure a first rate lifespan.