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Huawei Mate 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 593 reviews of Huawei Mate 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and size also get good opinions, whereas the GPS navigation and portability get mixed reviews.

performance, size, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the camera and price. Comments are divided on the performance. There are some negative views about the size and usability.

price, camera

screen, usability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Mate 8 Unlocked Phone Dual SIM (gold 4GB RAM 64GB ROM)Huawei Ascend Mate 8 Unlocked Phone Dual SIM (gold 4GB RAM 64GB ROM)

Jul, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and camera. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Reviews are divided on the price. Some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, performance, screen, camera, usability

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Mate 8 6.0" 16MP 4GB RAM Dual Sim 4000 mAh 64GB Smartphone (Gold) - International Version No WarrantyHuawei Mate 8 6.0" 16MP 4GB RAM Dual Sim 4000 mAh 64GB Smartphone (Gold) - International Version No Warranty

Jul, 2018

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Expert review by : Malarie Gokey (digitaltrends.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

With strong specs, smart features, and good looks, Huawei's Mate 8 is strong enough to take on Apple and Samsung.

Huawei has a real winner with the Mate 8. It’s a strong flagship phablet that could easily take on the likes of Samsung’s Note 5, LG’s V10, and the iPhone 6S Plus if it made its way to the United States. Its sleek metal design, speedy fingerprint...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

Huawei's all-metal, 6-inch Mate 8 has a lot going for it, especially its long-lasting battery and high camera quality. After all, those are two things almost anyone would look for in a phone. But unfortunately the handset's price tag is too steep to...

Huawei's Mate 8's battery life goes on and on, it snaps good photos and has a fast, accurate fingerprint sensor and a loud speakerphone.

This ginormous 6-inch phone is just too unwieldy for smaller hands. It has a dim screen and a low resolution compared with other phones.

The huge, metal Huawei Mate 8 has plenty of appeal and only minor drawbacks, but it's too expensive to sway fans of large-screen phones from the Nexus 6P or Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Mate 8 Review

 

It's been over a year since we reviewed the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and Ascend Mate 2 . For many people and including ourselves at AnandTech these were among one of the first experiences with Huawei as a smartphone device manufacturer. Ever since our...

Lastly, there’s the Mate 8’s camera. In its current state with the B116 firmware version that the device was reviewed on the only way to accurately describe it is as a complete disaster. Huawei has promised that we’ll be seeing a software update in the...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Eliane Fiolet (ubergizmo.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review

 

Announced during CES 2016, the Huawei Mate 8 is Huawei's “power-user” smartphone, designed to last longer and to perform well in most common use cases, including productivity, web browsing, video, and photography. As such, it comes with an impressive...

The Huawei Mate 8 is a very good handset across the board, but its main strengths reside in its impressive battery capacity and proprietary UX (user experience). The design bias towards superior battery life should be the primary factor in most...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by (slashgear.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review

 

The Huawei Mate 8 (or NXT-L29 as it is also known) asks you to make a fundamental choice about what you are looking for in a phone. Or rather, it makes that decision for you by way of its generous form factor. The Mate 8 certainly puts the 'phab' in...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone Review

 

Fast and enduring. Huawei wants to enter the high-end competition with a 6-inch display and a brand-new SoC. We put the Mate 8 through our lab tests to see if this is a success.

great case, bright display, excellent performance, very good battery runtime, dual-SIM, memory expansion via microSD, fingerprint scanner, no bloatware

high color deviations of the display, bad front camera, high price, mediocre GPS, slight throttling under sustained load, speaker

The Huawei Mate 8 left a very good impression during our review with its noble chassis and the high performance. It is quite a big device with its 6-inch display, but the handling is still comfortable thanks to the thin frame. Besides the high...

Expert review by : John V. (phonearena.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review

 

Surging to new heights after the successful release of the Google Nexus 6P, consumers around the world are becoming increasingly aware of the company behind the prized phone. Huawei's remarkable run in 2015 is extending already into the New Year, where...

Elegant all-metal design ; Slim & lightweight for its size ; Better-than-average battery life ; Tons of features with EMUI 4.0

Display color balance is off ; Disorganized user interface ; Weak internal speaker ; Greenish hues with indoor snapshots ; Wobbly effect with video capture

Huawei’s sudden surge is evident, there’s just no arguing how they’ve turned things around in just a year. The Huawei Mate 8 is yet another device in their portfolio that shows that they’re not backing down anytime soon, as it’s quickly establishing...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Hadlee Simons (gearburn.com)

Huawei Mate 8 conversational review: a fat, phat phablet

 

Hadlee and Andy review the enormous Huawei Mate 8 side-by-side in our latest conversational review.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : James Lu (hardwarezone.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review: A 6-inch phablet in a 5.5-inch form factor

 

Huawei jumped onto a lot of people's radars last year with the Nexus 6P. Eager to maintain that momentum, Huawei is now back with a new flagship phablet of its own, the Huawei Mate 8, a 6-inch phablet with the dimensions of a much smaller device thanks...

6-inch display in a 5.5-inch form factor ; Elegant all-metal construction ; Superb battery life ; Good value for a flagship phablet

EMUI 4.0 may not be for everyone ; Benchmark performance may not be able to compete with 2016 models ; No support for 4K video recording

The Mate 8's huge 6-inch display but relatively compact dimensions should appeal to anyone who wants a larger than average screen without trading off one-handed usability. Its Full HD display and 4,000 mAh battery give it outstanding battery life, and...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Jacob Kleinman (technobuffalo.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review: Big, Buggy and Beautiful

 

Huawei has been trying to break into the U.S. market for years, and with some help from Google, the company got its foot in the door last fall with the Nexus 6P. We're huge fans of that smartphone, but how does Huawei's own phone hold up? After...

beautiful design ; blazing fast fingerprint scanner ; expandable storage

buggy software ; mediocre camera ; expensive and not available in U.S

Huawei isn’t actually selling the Mate 8 in the U.S., but considering how this device performed I’d be wary of making any of the phone running EMUI 4.0 my daily driver until the software shows some serious improvements. Then again, if you do end up...

Feb, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4050
Battery performance:4000 / 4050
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11
Standby time (2G):1100
Standby time (3G):1072 / 216
Talk time (2G):50
Talk time (3G):13 / 23 / 24

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4608 x 3456
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 8
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4608 x 3456
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1280x720@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,1920x1080@60fps
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 8
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p / 720p,1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Brand color:Champagne Gold / Mocha Brown / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Color of product:Black / Brown / Gold / Grey / Silver / White
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display Diagonal:6 / 6.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:368
Screen shape: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: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3 / 4

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC+, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC+, mp3 / AAC+,FLAC,LPCM,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,PCM,RA-Lossless,WAV,WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MP43, MPEG2, MPEG21, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, XVID / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, XVID / 3GP,3GPP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MP43,MPEG2,MPEG21,MPEG4,RMVB,RV,VP8,XVID / AVI, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MP43,MPEG2,MPEG21,MPEG4,RMVB,RV,VP8,XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RMVB,RV,VP8,WMV9,XVID / 3GP,ASF,H.263,H.264,H.265,MP4,MPEG2,MPEG4,RMVB,RV,VP8,XVID / AVI,MPEG4

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+,UMTS / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR / 4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 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

Other Features

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 6.0
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor:K3V2 / Kirin 950
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.3
Processor lithography:16
Processor model:K3V2 / Kirin 950

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1 / 6 / 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048 / 3 / 3072 / 4096
Internal ROM:8000
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
RAM capacity:2 / 3 / 4
ROM capacity:8000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid

Technical Details

Color: Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.311 / 0.39
Height:6.18 / 6.19 / 6.46
Weight:6.53 / 6.98
Width:3.17 / 3.37