Honor Pad 8 review

GSMArena Team, 18 October 2022.

Introduction and specs

Honor's largest tablet to date, the Pad 8, comes with a massive 12-inch display and a promising 8-driver speaker system, making for a compelling media gobbling offering. It doesn't hurt that it manages to fit everything in a reasonably lightweight package that's also pretty handsome.

Honor Pad 8 review

Worthy of note on the spec sheet is the Snapdragon 680 chipset and the 7250mAh battery. The tablet runs Android 12 with a layer of in-house MagicUI on top and, importantly, has a fully functional Google app suite, unlike its Huawei counterparts.

Honor Pad 8 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 278.5x174.1x6.9mm, 520g; Glass front, aluminum frame, aluminum back; Stylus support.
  • Display: 12.00" IPS LCD, 1B colors, 350 nits (typ), 1200x2000px resolution, 15:9 aspect ratio, 194ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm): Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver); Adreno 610.
  • Memory: 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM.
  • OS/Software: Android 12, Magic UI 6.1.
  • Rear camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, AF, 1/5".
  • Front camera: 5 MP, f/2.2, 27mm, 1/5".
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1080p@30fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 7250mAh; Fast charging 22.5W, Reverse charging 5W.
  • Misc: Accelerometer; stereo speakers (8 speakers).

Honor Pad 8 unboxing

The Pad 8 comes in a white cardboard box with a likeness of the device printed on top. The contents include a 22.5W charger and a USB-A-to-C cable to go with it.

Honor Pad 8 review

Reader comments

  • Depuk
  • 21 Oct 2022
  • I@H

This is just racism but for tech brands at this point. I've had the xiaomi pad 5 and I use it for digital drawing. The tablet literally makes me money. I've had no problems with it and was able to use split screen most of the time. Batter...

That is nice but usually in the conclusion there's a section comparing reviewed product to similar products, mentioning pros and cons of each.

Over in the UK where I am, the Honor is £270 and the Xiaomi about £370. That's a fair gap between the two.