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Here is how I won the GoPro Creators Kit worth $950 at the Honor 8 Pro Media Meet

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Last week, I was in Aamby Valley for the Honor 8 Pro with GoPro and Gameloft Media Meet before its official launch in India. For those who don’t know, Aamby Valley is in the state of Maharashtra. It’s a privately built city by Sahara India Parivar near Pune and is 120 Kms away from Mumbai. For more information, you can head to their website http://www.aambyvalley.com/Default.aspx

It was Friday the 23rd, ya not as scary as Friday the 13th 😉

We (Tech Media Fraternity and fashion bloggers) were handed over Honor 8 Pro devices after a product presentation by Huawei/Honor, GoPro and Gameloft team. Yes, there were presentations by folks from GoPro and Gameloft too. And the reason for these presentations was the fact that Honor 8 Pro will be the first device in India to launch with GoPro’s acclaimed Quik video editor pre-installed on the device. Similarly, Gameloft will have its extremely popular games like Asphalt pre-installed on the super powerful 6GB RAM, Honor 8 Pro smartphone.

So after the presentation, the tech media and fashion bloggers were each handed over the upcoming Honor 8 Pro. But the devices weren’t given without a purpose, we all were given a task to complete.

The Task

The task was simple! Go around Aamby Valley and capture the day with the Honor 8 Pro smartphone and then edit on GoPro Quik Video Editor. We had time from 3 PM until 9 PM to record, edit and submit our videos to the team.

Once everyone submitted their videos, the Jury (Honor and GoPro team) took their time going through all the videos (50+). After reviewing all the videos, the jury shortlisted 6 entries and played them for everyone.

Honor 8 Pro and GoPro Winner Announcement

Then out of those 6 shortlisted entries, 2 winners were selected. The second prize winner was announced first and it went to Chetan Bhawani from GizmoTimes and the first prize winner was Nikhil Chawla (Yay!)

The Prize

First Prize

GoPro Creators Kit (It’s not an official kit or package by GoPro. I coined this term)

Nikhil Chawla Honor 8 Pro Contest Winner

Second Prize

GoPro Hero5 Black Camera

Chetan Bhawani Honor 8 Pro Contest

The Winner

In the GoPro Creators Kit, I won:

  1. GoPro Hero5 Black $399.99
  2. GoPro Seeker Backpack $179.99
  3. Pro 3.5mm Mic Adapter $49.99
  4. GoPro 3 Way $69.99
  5. GoPro Chesty (Chest Harness) $39.99
  6. Pro Handlebar / Seatpost / Pole Mount $59.99
  7. GoPro The Tool (Thumb Screw Wrench + Bottle Opener) $4.99
  8. SDXC Memory Card $79.99
  9. GoPro Accessory Kit $19.99
  10. GoPro Tshirt $19.99

To satisfy the geeks, here are the specs of the Honor 8 Pro –

GENERAL
Release date July 2017
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 157.00 x 77.50 x 6.97
Weight (g) 184.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Navy Blue, Platinum Gold, and Midnight Black
SAR value NA
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 5.70
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1440×2560 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 515
HARDWARE
Processor 1.8GHz octa-core
Processor make Kirin 960
RAM 6GB
Internal storage 64/128GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256
CAMERA
Rear camera Dual 12-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel
SOFTWARE
Operating System Android 7.0
Skin EMUI 5.1
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G No
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
SENSORS
Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

Lastly, I want to express that the Honor 8 Pro meet will always remain special for me. Not only because I won a GoPro kit but because it marks the birth of Nikhil Chawla the HERO! Didn’t get it?

GoPro Be a HERO.

GoPro Be a HERO

And with this post, I launch the revamped nikhilchawla.com and announce my foray into Vlogging powered by GoPro Hero5 Black.

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