We review the Honor Pad 8: a tablet designed for home entertainment

Honor enters the Peruvian market with force and begins to expand its devices beyond cell phones. 


The Honor Pad 8 wants to be an ideal companion for multitasking. Is your price worth it?

Honor is growing by leaps and bounds in the Peruvian market, with increasingly convincing teams in all ranges of mobile phones. But to compete against the biggest brands, you should not only push the cell phone industry, but also the entire ecosystem that accompanies this device.

That is why the Chinese company wants to start winning more supporters now with a tablet: the Honor Pad 8 . With a 2K screen and a price lower than the rest of the mid-range of already consolidated companies, will this device be able to impact the market?

Honor Pad 8 Specifications

  • Dimensions: 278.54 x 174.06 x 7.2 mm with 520 grams
  • Screen: 12-inch LCD with 2K resolution (2,000 x 1,200 pixels). 60hz
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 680
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: Front 5 MP / Rear 5 MP
  • Battery: 7250 mAh with fast charge 22.5 W
  • OS: Magic UI 6.1 based on Android 12
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB-C
  • Sound: 8 speakers


Honor Pad 8 looks very elegant, is light and comfortable in the hands.

This tablet is big, but it only weighs 520 grams and is 7mm thick, allowing you to even hold it with one hand without much worry.

Our review kit arrived in a luxurious metallic blue color that doesn’t absorb our fingerprints.

At the top is the rear camera module: a small embossed oval in the upper left corner with the 5MP lens.

Up front, it’s all governed by our 12-inch LCD screen, which has an 87% ratio to the body that’s well “overlapping” with the small bezels providing almost 100% feel.

In the middle part of the right side of our screen is the front lens.

As for speakers, it is a blessing to say that it has up to 8 speakers distributed throughout the body of the device, which should give you an idea of ​​what use will be the prime: entertainment.

Other than the lock button on the right, the two volume control buttons, and the USB-C port at the bottom, we don’t have any major ports. There is no fingerprint sensor, there is no 3.5 mm jack port. and there’s also no SIM card tray or external storage. Points of improvement that should be considered.

Another detail that I would add is that there is no support to put our equipment horizontally: we will have to buy a special cover for it. A detail not minor and that should also be considered.


I have felt the Honor Pad 8 very precise and suitable for multimedia.

Its huge screen with a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels is very forceful, giving us a good distribution of color and brightness to watch videos on YouTube, watch your favorite series in a streaming app or simply play a trendy title that you require. Of course, if we compare the pixel density with models of the same size, it loses out, but let’s remember that most of these examples are already reaching the high end.

To this fact we add the 8 speakers distributed equally for bass and treble. It is more than decent and enveloping, rounding out this good circle for entertainment. Be careful, it is not spectacular, but it is more than correct for the price for which we are paying.

Speaking of performance, we can say that the tablet works like a mid-range cell phone, with all its pros and cons.

Despite the limit of 60 hertz displacement, I feel fluid and that is influenced by the Snapdragon 680 combo plus 6 GB of physical RAM and its 2 GB of virtual RAM. In addition, the Android 12 operating system with its own Magic UI 6.1 layer is well optimized, which has allowed me to navigate as if it were my own mobile device.

Here we must take into account the multitasking mode, with which we are allowed to take advantage of the horizontal screen to have up to four applications open on the screen. To activate it, we must pull a navigation bar from any of the sides, where we can divide the workspace in two and add two extra applications as floating bubbles.

Another point to improve is that WiFi 6 is not accepted and there is no GPS connectivity, in addition to the fact that you will not be able to connect to a mobile network because you will not be able to add a SIM. Also, there is no pencil holder.

I also want to mention the fact that my main device is an Honor 70, so I took advantage of Honor Share to share files quickly without many steps. A great addition to start creating an ecosystem beyond Bluetooth.

The price is in itself the great attraction. It arrives in Peru at a promotional price of 1,299 soles plus an Earbuds 3 Lite as a gift, a fair amount for what it delivers and that is below the oldest brands.

Is the Honor Pad 8 worth it?

To tell the truth, the Honor Pad 8 is an outstanding team in design, but it leaves some doubts in performance, especially for games or with some cuts in connectivity such as LTE or the internal storage slot.

Despite this, it is perfect for the purpose of entertainment and office multitasking, since its huge screen is a great differential to choose it over competing models, in addition to its extensive RAM that allows greater fluidity on a day-to-day basis. . It is the best size-price that you can find in the mid-range market.

If your budget fits this profile, I recommend it. If, on the other hand, you are looking for a tablet dedicated to illustration or heavy work, you could save a little more.