The Honor 8 Pro is a feature-packed phone, and one of its most useful perks is the dual 12MP camera setup on the back. It takes some impressive photos and in the two videos below, you can see how it records in a real-world setting with no edits.
In the first video, I walk around my garden recording at full HD and 30 frames per second. The second video, however, records at 60 frames per second to give you an idea of how the Honor 8 Pro rear cameras handle faster movement.
Honor 8 Pro rear camera test: 1080p at 30 FPS
At 30 frames per second, the Honor 8 Pro smartphone can support image stabilisation which is very useful. As you’ll see for yourself, the video quality is actually quite smooth and fluid.
Honor 8 Pro rear camera test: 1080p at 60 FPS
Switching it up to 60 frames per second on the Honor 8 Pro and you notice the extra jerkiness, due to the lack of stabilisation — although the doubled frames per second are noticeable.
Analysing the Honor 8 Pro video footage
What’s immediately obvious to me is the way 60 frames per second looks faster; the Honor 8 Pro’s camera movement feels swift and snappy. That said, the lack of stabilisation takes a big hit on video quality, unfortunately, and it’s enough to prevent me from using the 60 FPS setting when the phone is hand-held or susceptible to movement. In those scenarios, 30 FPS is the way to go.
Another noticeable point about recording at 60 FPS is the way it would lag slightly with any movement. It’s probably a software issue above all, and it shouldn’t throw you off too much, but it’s certainly there.
Recording at both settings I was happy with the speed at which the Honor 8 pro would focus, particularly when I’d move my hand in front or go closer to the bushes.
Overall I was happier with the results at 30 FPS. The Honor 8 Pro produces smooth pans, steady frames and focused really well.
What do you guys think about the Honor 8 Pro’s rear facing camera setup? Let me know in the comments!