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Huawei Honor 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1736 reviews of Huawei Honor 8. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the camera and design are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. The text input and GPS navigation get less positive comments.

size, price, performance, design, camera

GPS navigation, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Florian Wimmer (notebookcheck.net)

Honor 8 Smartphone Review

 

Blue marvel. The Honor 8 comes to us in an appealing 2.5D-glass casing and classy colors. But is a stylish casing and dual-camera enough to convince buyers in the highly competitive mid-range? We will find out in our test.

very classy casing ; very solid ; dual-SIM ; NFC, USB OTG ; infrared port ; fast Wi-Fi ; decent camera photos ; very fast fingerprint scanner ; softkey ; screen's large color range ; high performance ; decent speakers ; practical battery life

no App2SD ; mediocre network diversity ; GPS sometimes sluggish ; moderate microphone quality ; screen's extreme bluish tint ; strong throttling during load ; relatively high power consumption

Huawei had to clip the wings of Honor's 8 to prevent it from becoming a threat to its own Huawei P9 top model. The unique, classy design, very fast and accurate handling, and high performance let the question arise why at least 100 Euros (~$112) more...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Humrick (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Honor 8 Review

 

Huawei's smartphone branding strategy seems similar to many car companies. Toyota, for example, has the Lexus marque for high-end, luxury vehicles and the Scion marque that develops sporty, lower-cost vehicles with customization options targeted at...

The Honor 8 finds itself in an interesting position. In the US market, there’s quite a few phones to choose from at the high end and the low end, but good phones in the middle are difficult to find. The OnePlus 3 and Moto Z Play both cost about the...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei Honor 8 review

 

Huawei's Honor 8 is an Android 6.0 phone with extras good enough to make you notice, and a build that's comfortable to hold and use in one hand. The extras in question? Two cameras on the back and a customizable button right below them that doubles as...

Huawei's Honor 8 is a slick little package that combines good photos from a dual-lens camera with a useful customizable button and a fingerprint reader. And it's easy to use one-handed.

Battery life falls short and knuckle gestures are gimmicky. It's a smudge magnet.

The Huawei Honor 8 is a likable midprice phone with some extra perks, but its short battery life holds it back.

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Honor 8 review

 

Huawei's Honor 8 is the definition of a 'flagship killer' and a steal at $400.

Huawei has achieved what amounts to a supply chain miracle: it’s crammed nearly every high-end component of the P9, a phone that retails for well north of $600 unlocked, into a handset half the price: $400 for 32GB and $450 for 64GB. That’s deserving...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Huawei Honor 8

 

The Huawei Honor 8 is a stylish unlocked Android handset with some unique features, but it faces stiff competition at its midrange price point.

Attractive. Sharp dual-sensor camera performance. Fingerprint scanner doubles as programmable key. Includes IR blaster, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, and fast charging.

Mediocre battery life. Heavy UI layer causes occasional performance hiccups. Slippery, fingerprint-prone design.

Conclusions The Huawei Honor 8 is an attractive unlocked phone with solid overall performance and some cool features you don't commonly see. But there's lots of competition in this price range. The Moto G4 is compatible with all major US carriers,...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Moore (betanews.com)

Huawei Honor 8: Impressive, but lacks appeal [Review]

 

The Honor 8 Pro is the latest premium smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer, best known as an offshoot of tech titan Huawei.

So is the Honor 8 Pro worth your money over an iPhone or Galaxy S8?

May, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Ferrari-Herrmann (androidpit.com)

Honor 8 review: fast, fun, affordable

 

The Honor 8 is a smartphone primed to please a young audience, delivering an attractive design, a good camera and, above all, a fair price. In our Honor 8 review, we explore how this phone delivers on performance, and fun.

Bright, sharp display ; Fast fingerprint sensor ; Strong overall performance ; Sophisticated camera controls

Closes useful background apps

The Honor 8 impressed me with beauty inside and out. Thanks to the good camera, it also scores in lifestyle. I don’t know if you can get a better, new smartphone for less than $399.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Tim-o-tato (droid-life.com)

Honor 8 Review

 

The Honor 8 is another device we wouldn't typically review, but seeing as how options may seem limited given the circumstance surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, we wanted to spend time checking it out. Additionally, this tier of “mid-range” devices have...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Kevin Purcell (gottabemobile.com)

Honor 8 Review

 

The Huawei Honor 8 is a great device with a few compromises. That’s typical of modern smartphones. None of them can claim perfection. It’s a shame that Huawei has a reputation for not updating their phones to the latest operating system very quickly.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Huawei Honor 8 Smartphone Review

 

This iPhone alternative is affordable, but doesn't provide as much value as it ought to

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 4000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:9
Standby time (2G):360
Talk time (2G):28
Talk time (3G):15
Talk time (4G):11

Call Management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating alert:Y / Yes

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR:1.69
Body SAR (EU):1.69
Head SAR:1.5 / 15
Head SAR (EU):1.5 / 15

Design

Brand color:Midnight Black / Pearl White / Sapphire Blue / Sunrise Gold
Color of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / White
Fingerprint reader:Y / Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display Diagonal:5.2 / 5.7
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423 / 515
Screen shape:Curved edge screen / Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

Chat:Y / Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y / Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y / Yes
Short Message Service (SMS):Y / Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC,AMR-NB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,RA-Lossless
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV / ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV / 3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV / ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:1.8 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8 / 2.4
Processor:Kirin 950
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.3
Processor model:Kirin 950 / Kirin 960

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:6.0 / 7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y / Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.274 / 0.293
Height:5.73 / 5.75 / 6.18
Weight:5.4 / 6.49
Width:2.8 / 3.05