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Huawei Honor 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Huawei Honor 8. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and size. The price and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the GPS navigation and battery.

performance, design, price, size, camera

battery, GPS navigation

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Humrick (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: Eric Herrmann (

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: Kevin Purcell (

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 (

Huawei Honor 8 Smartphone Review


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

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric M. Zeman (

Review: Huawei Honor 8


The Huawei Honor 8 is a high-quality piece of hardware that's surprisingly affordable. It competes well with a handful of other $400 unlocked phones from the likes of Alcatel, OnePlus, and ZTE. The Honor 8 boasts top specs, an attractive...

The Honor 8 from Huawei is a very good phone, but stops short of being excellent. A few hardware and software issues prevent the Honor 8 from living up to its full potential.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (brighthand)

Huawei Honor 8 Review: 90 Percent Flagship at 50 Percent Price


Good smartphones are getting cheap, and the $400 Honor 8 is a prime example. This Huawei Android smartphone is good enough on its own. But for its price, it's an outstanding value.

Excellent design, well built ; Stable and swift performance ; Decent camera with fun features ; An excellent value ; Excellent design, well built ; Stable and swift performance ; Decent camera with fun features ; An excellent value

Battery just OK ; Camera struggles in low light ; Needs more carrier support ; Battery just OK ; Camera struggles in low light ; Needs more carrier support

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Timi Cantisano (

Honor 8 review: A $399 smartphone that aims to disrupt high priced tradition


The Honor 8 is now available in the US at Newegg, Amazon, B&H and more. But does this $399 handset hit the marks with its dual 12MP camera, lightning quick fingerprint sensor and refined design?

Sep, 2016

Product Specifications


Talk time (4G):11


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera


Brand colour:Midnight Black / Pearl White / Sapphire Blue / Sunrise Gold


Pixel density:423
Screen shape:Curved / Flat


E-mail: Yes


GPS: Yes
Position location: Yes


2G standards:GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes


Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:1.8 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8