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Huawei Honor 8 Pro boasts two cameras, two-day battery life (hands-on) It's got two 12-megapixel cameras, and a huge battery that Huawei says will last well over a day.

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Looking for a new, unlocked Android 7.0 phone? With a big ol' battery? And two cameras on the back?

Add the Huawei Honor 8 Pro to your list. The unlocked 5.7-inch handset is an upper-midrange phone that comes with some impressive hardware specs. Its most compelling features: the dual-camera setup on the back and the 4,000mAh battery, which Huawei says will last more than a full day and closer to two.

It runs on Huawei's latest home-made octa-core processor, along with a hearty 6GB of RAM, and so far in our testing seems more than competent.

Picturing the Huawei Honor 8 Pro's dual cameras

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The big battery means the phone is chunky to hold, but the solid metal build makes it feel like one of the more premium devices Honor has launched. The navy-blue hue of our review model looks great, too, and the way the glass screen curves at the edge to meet the body is a nice touch. The fingerprint sensor on the back works well and you can swipe your finger over it to browse photos or bring up the notification panel.

In terms of images, the Honor 8 has a similar setup to Huawei's P10 -- one 12-megapixel sensor takes photos in colour, while the other shoots only in black and white. We really liked the artistic quality of the black and white shots on the P10 and while the P10's cameras have higher resolutions, we're hoping the Honor will deliver similarly satisfying results.

You can preorder the Honor 8 Pro on April 5 in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. It'll cost £475 or 549 euros, which converts to roughly $585 or AU$770, with no word yet on US or Australian availability.

Huawei Honor 8 Pro specs vs. Mate 9 Pro, P10, P10 Plus

Huawei Honor 8 Pro Huawei Mate 9 ProHuawei P10Huawei P10 Plus
Display size, resolution 5.7-inch; 2,960x1,440 pixels5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels5.1-inch; 1,920x1,080 pixels5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels
Pixel density 515ppi534ppi431ppi534ppi
Dimensions (inches) 6.2x3x.28 in6x3x0.3 inTBATBA
Dimensions (millimeters) 157x77x7 mm152x75x7.5 mm145.3x69.3x6.98mm153.5x74.2x6.98mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 6.5 oz; 184 g5.96 oz; 169 gTBATBA
Mobile software Android 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 Nougat
Camera 2x 12-megapixel20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel RGB20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel RGB20-megapixel monochrome + 12-megapixel RGB
Front-facing camera 8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel8-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K4k
Processor 2.4GHz (Huawei) Kirin octa-core processorHuawei Kirin 960 2.4GHz octo-core2.5GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei Kirin 960 2.5GHz + 1.8GHz octa-core Huawei Kirin 960 
Storage 64GB128GB64GB64GB
RAM 6GB6GB4GB4GB
Expandable storage Up to 128GBNoneTBATBA
Battery 4,000mAh 4,000mAh (nonremovable)3,200mAh3,750mAh
Fingerprint sensor BackHome buttonHome buttonHome button
Connector USB-CUSB-CUSB-CUSB-C
Special features Dual-cameraDual camera; curved display; Daydream VR readyDual cameras, multiple color options and finishes, Gorilla Glass 5Dual cameras, multiple color options and finishes, Gorilla Glass 5
Price off-contract (USD) Converts to $585$680 (converted from Chinese price)TBATBA
Price (GBP) £475£550 (converted from Chinese price)TBATBA
Price (AUD) Converts to AU$770AU$930 (converted from Chinese price)TBATBA