About Huawei Honor 8S - Review, Specs + more The Honor 8S is made by Honor which is actually a sub-brand of Huawei. In the quagmire of smartphones it's easy to get confused; the 8S stands out mainly due to its cheap price but also because it has a back that features a unique dual-texture. This "multi layers" look not only gives the 8S great style, but the texture makes it easy to hold one-handed. Plus, there's no slippery posh surfaces here, and that kind of thinking carries over to the rest of the phone - it's a no-frills model and shouldn't be mistaken for anything else. Available in Gold, Black or Blue in the UK, the 8S looks great whichever colour option you choose. The phone is 8.5mm thick and weighs 146g. This makes the phone lightweight and slim. Facial recognition You will be able to get yourself up and running with the Honor 8S in no time. The phone has a simple set of features. You can choose to keep the phone secure with a PIN Code or pattern that you swipe on the screen to unlock. Don't forget that the Honor 8S also uses facial recognition technology, so once you set it up it will simply unlock when the camera recognises you. Honor 8S Camera The camera on the Honor 8S is a 13-megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture. This allows more light to enter the sensor for clearer pictures and detailed night shots. The advanced camera lens can create accurate background bokeh effects for stylish shots that look professional. Shooting modes include: Night shots Panorama shots HD-R Pro mode Continuous shots Videos The Honor 8S is a very cheap smartphone, that will set you back only £199.99 to buy outright. It's not going to win any awards for being superfast or uber flashy, but that isn't the point in this model. For that affordable price, nobody can argue and you get a 5.71-inch 720x1520 LCD touchscreen, the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC at the helm, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, a 13 MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 5 MP selfie snapper, and a 3,020 mAh battery. It runs Android 9 Pie. Our Verdict on the Honor 8S If you're looking for a budget model from Huawei and don't want to break the bank, you can't go wrong here. Other cheap models to consider from other manufacturers are Samsung's Galaxy A10, or Galaxy A20e. The great thing about cheaper phones like this is that networks throw goodies and data at you - take a look at the table above to compare pay monthly deals on the Honor 8S and you'll be sure to spot a real bargain.