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Huawei Mate 8

Huawei Mate 8
alaScore 96

614 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 614 reviews of Huawei Mate 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the usability and screen are generally positive. The battery and size are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed opinions on the GPS navigation and portability.

performance, size, battery, screen, usability

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (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 are impressed by the camera. The price also gets good views. Many are negative about the size and usability, while there are some mixed opinions about the performance.

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)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (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 also get good opinions, but many are negative about the reliability. There are some mixed reviews about the price.

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

Sep, 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: 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: (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: (cnet.com)

Huawei Mate 8 (32GB, moonlight silver)

 

The Mate 8 isn't expected to come to the US.

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

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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: 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...

As we come to the end of the review I’m rather pleased with what Huawei was able to do with the Mate 8. Design-wise this is still very clearly a Mate device and fully embraces the form-factor and industrial design established by the Mate 7. This is...

Jan, 2016

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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8

Design

Brand colour:Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Curved Design: No

Display

Pixel density:368

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

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