Huawei U8860 Honor: Specs & Hands-on Review Video


Huawei, the Chinese Communication and Technology Company, is going to release its new Smartphone very soon. This new Smartphone is Huawei U8860 Honor which is also called as the Glory. The Honor has been upgraded in various means from the previously released versions of Huawei and it comes with great performance and awesome hardware to offer the mid high-quality Smartphone. It is expected that this device will be the noble Android Smartphone with good quality available at a reasonable price for gadget enthusiasts. Yes…that’s right because Honor comes with remarkable Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread, 1.4 GHz processor, a huge battery and HDR capable 8-MP camera. So, this will be proved definitely as a much better phone.

Huawei U8860 Honor: Specs & Hands-on Review Video

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Huawei U8860 Honor runs on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS and it may be upgraded to Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS in upcoming years. This device features a custom UI with a few visual changes at home screen, menu and launcher. It has an unlock screen similar to Ice Cream Sandwich and the entire build is extremely smooth and very stable. While talking about bloatware apps, this device features TouchPal Keyboard united with a thin screen, App Installer for 3rd party apps, Security Guard, and Documents to go. All these will make the device more tempting.


Look wise, the buildup of this device is very nice, despite it is made up of mostly plastic. Simply, it is great as a budget device. This handset is pretty thin measuring only 10.8mm which looks very sleek and elegant, and can easily fit in any pocket. The device sports a bright and crisp 4” FWVGA LTPS LCD capacitive Multi-touchscreen Corning Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. This makes this device great for watching videos, playing games and viewing full Web pages on the go. The Corning Gorilla Glass cover will make this device user-friendly in order to hold up it with daily abuse. The battery cover and back is a thick glossy plastic which feels both sturdy and lightweight that provides an overall good build quality. Even the call and speaker volume is outstandingly loud and clear.

This latest Smartphone of Huawei is powered by a Qualcomm 1.4 GHz single-core processor and it comes with 512MB of RAM. This device is packed with 4GB internal storage which can be expanded via micro-SD card slot and the device also support micro-USB ports. Huawei gave another surprise with the camera feature of the Honor as it comes with an awesome 8 MP HDR capable rear camera with LED flash and the shutter speed of camera is also amazing. It sports a 2 MP front-facing camera for video calling. While talking about battery, this device packs a long-lasting Standard Li-ion1930 mAh battery under the hood.

When it comes to performance, this single-core device is the highest end for mid-range devices in the world of dual-core Smartphones. Huawei Honor is quite average device in the terms of benchmarks but for a stock single-core system the outcomes are better than expected. This device has been tested with “Vellmo” to measure the validity of processors used by device and it was found that performance of device is excellent & very quick, particularly for gaming and Web browsing.

This device features radio toggles in the notification area, customizable docked shortcuts, a custom unlock screen and plenty of eye candy, and this all can make this device as the best rival for customization options and user experience. Other features include the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a bunch of sensors, GPS, as well as 4G-support up to 5.76 Mbps upload and up to 21 Mbps download. This time Huawei has got all the 3 points right because Honor U8860 is a well-built & nice looking Smartphone with superb performance & battery life at affordable price.

The device will be released in the parts of Asia as well as in US at a contract free price of $299.

Specs and Features of Huawei Honor U8860:

  • Processor: A Qualcomm 1.4 GHz single-core processor
  • Operating system: Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS upgradable to Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • Display: 4” capacitive Multi-touch touchscreen
  • Screen: FWVGA LTPS LCD
  • Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels
  • Thickness: 10.8mm
  • Rear camera: 8-MP HDR capable camera with LED flash & Auto Focus
  • Front camera: 2-MP
  • Flash: Adobe Flash 10.1
  • Internal storage: 4 GB
  • External storage: up to 32 GB via microSD card slot
  • Battery: Li-ion1930 mAh battery
  • Mapping and Navigation: GPS
  • Connectivity: 3G HSDPA, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 A2DP, NFC support, GPRS, USB port
  • Entertainment: MP3 Player/Support, Video Player, Voice Recording, Audio 3.5 Jack, Games, Radio
  • Accessories: Charger, USB Cable, Headset

Huawei U8860 Honor user interface video from YouTube:

Huawei U8860 Honor hands-on and unboxing video from YouTube: