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Meet all your entertainment needs with the Honor Pad 8

As multimedia continues to become an integral part of our daily lives, we’ve seen handheld smartphones ship with larger displays. But no matter how big they get, they are ill-equipped to fully capture the essence and experience of documentaries, movies, or TV shows seen on larger displays. That’s where the Honor Pad 8 comes in, offering a sprawling display, an extensive software suite, and an incredibly convenient design.

The Honor Pad 8 weighs 520g and is 6.9mm thin. In many cases, the device is so light that it’s a bit impractical to pick it up.

As for material selection, you’ll find a metal unibody design featuring anodized sandblasting technology. This gives it rounded corners and a snug fit in your hand for a subtle grip during long sessions.

12 inch full view display

On the front of the Honor Pad 8 is a 12-inch 2K resolution IPS LCD FullView display that is primarily intended for landscape use. Its narrow 7.2 mm bezel hits the sweet spot for an immersive viewing experience while providing plenty of space to hold your device. , you won’t be disappointed. The contrast ratio is excellent as well as the blacks, and with over a billion colors supported by the display, your content will look vibrant and eye-catching. The display has multiple software-level eye protection modes such as eBook Mode and Dark Mode, but most importantly it is certified by TÜV Rheinland for hardware-level Low Blue Light and Strobe Dual Eye Protection. It’s not. This essentially blocks harmful blue light emissions so you can use your tablet for extended periods of time without worry.

During use, I kept the display brightness at 50-60% indoors and increased it to 100% when used near a window or outdoors. That should fix the problem, but the 350 nits of brightness can be a problem if you’re in the car and trying to watch content during the day, for example.

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Where the Honor Pad 8 completely blows away the competition is in its speaker system. DTS:X Ultra and Honor’s Histen audio tuning support allows sound modes to further fine-tune your listening experience. This is also useful during meetings using supported applications.

Carefully selected processing power and software

Running the show on the Honor Pad 8 is a 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 octa-core processor with up to 6GB of RAM. That’s plenty of power for seamless viewing of content, multitasking, and gaming.

Thankfully, Honor’s optimizations regarding software are great. You can find Android 12 on devices with full Google Play Services draped on the desktop version of Honor’s Magic UI 6.1. Honor has done a great job of providing some useful features through its software, as opposed to being obtrusive software like most third-party skins.

For example, you can now see desktop cards at a glance on the home screen, with larger folders and quicker access to applications within them. This tablet is also his one of the first to support multi-screen collaboration. This means you can seamlessly drag and drop photos and videos across your Honor phone and tablet on one screen, making it easy to collaborate on the same file.

But for us, Smart Multi-Window was a game changer. With it, he can have four application windows open at once, all at will at the same time. For example, you can watch YouTube videos, take notes, chat with friends, and use the calculator application to calculate your next night’s expenses all at once. You can also use the split-screen navigation bar to switch between split-screen, full-screen, and floating windows, making your navigation easier and more efficient.

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long lasting battery

When using a tablet, you need reliable performance. That’s exactly what the Honor Pad 8 offers. The device has a large 7,250mAh battery that can last for days with moderate use. I found that the tablet lasted longer when I was just watching content than when I was making long video calls. On average, you can expect about 12-14 hours of screen-on time.

Complementing your tablet’s battery, the 22.5 W charger works right out of the box and is always powered. Even a short burst of charger will help you get a few hours on the go. This is good enough for us.


As a package, the Honor Pad 8 offers the perfect experience for consumers looking for a multimedia-focused tablet. It has a great display, impressive visuals, and long-lasting battery life. On top of that, you’ll also get Honor’s software that truly gives you features to make better use of your device’s large display.

Pre-order the Honor Pad 8 by September 24th and receive a Dh399 equivalent smart keyboard. The Honor Pad 8 is now available at major UAE retailers for 1,199 Dh. Comes with a free flip cover and Honor Choice Earbuds X worth a total of 248 Dh.