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Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 298 reviews of Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The usability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed comments about the portability.

size, performance, usability, design, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the sound and battery. The durability and camera are also mentioned favorably.

performance, camera, durability, battery, sound

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

This summary is based on the products: Huawei GX 8 32GB 4G Grey - smartphones (Android, Dual SIM, NanoSIM, EDGE, GPRS, WCDMA, HSPA+, LTE)Huawei GX 8 32GB 4G Grey - smartphones (Android, Dual SIM, NanoSIM, EDGE, GPRS, WCDMA, HSPA+, LTE)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei's midrange GX8 phone heads to the US (hands-on)

 

Originally announced in September 2015, this Android handset is making its way stateside for $350.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Andreas Kilian (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei G8 (GX8) Smartphone Review

 

High-end feeling. With the G8, Huawei has launched a mid-range model on the market that already meets premium-range standards with its very high-quality build. Our report clarifies what compromises have to be made compared with other top models.

superb build ; solid casing ; good memory configuration ; user interface with extra features ; very good WiFi range ; micro-SD card slot & App2SD ; USB OTG ; dual-SIM support ; fast fingerprint scanner ; decent camera features ; reliable touchscreen ;...

WiFi only in 2.4 GHz band ; screen with color tint ; occasional system lags ; middling performance ; weak headset ; non-removable battery

At a first glance, Huawei's new mid-range scion impresses with appealing, high-quality build that would even fit into the premium range. Beyond that, the user does not miss out much technically. The G8 has both the memory configuration and the decent...

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Huawei GX8 Review: A Well Designed, Premium Feeling Mid-Range Smartphone

 

With more users balking at rising smartphone costs, our Huawei GX8 review looks at an unlocked, mid-range Android smartphone solution.

Solid design, premium feel. Decent performance, camera, and battery life. Great price point.

Speakers could use a bit of work.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Tennant (toptenreviews.com)

Huawei GX8 Review

 

There's nothing wrong with wanting to get the best smartphone you can for your money. When midtier price points include such great options as the Motorola Moto X and Nexus 5X, a phone with an unimpressive design and overbearing Android skin gets lost...

The fingerprint scanner on the back of the GX8 is a nice, premium touch on an otherwise standard-fare phone.

Thanks to its bland design and a terrible software overlay, the phone feels frustratingly subpar.

The Huawei GX8 tries hard to be relevant, but it does a few too many things wrong to beat out the competition.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Timi Cantisano (neowin.net)

Huawei GX8 review: A handset that redefines mid-range

 

Huawei has dominated headlines with the release of the Nexus 6P, Mate 8, P9 and P9 Plus. But during the same time, Huawei has also introduced the GX8 - a handset that could redefine the mid-range.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Desjardin (reviewed.com)

Huawei GX8 Smartphone Review

 

The posh of a flagship with a mid-range price tag.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (tomsguide.com)

Huawei GX8 Review: A Flawed Proposition

 

On its own, the Huawei GX8 is a decent phone. It has a solid display, good cameras and an alluring body. I wish it lasted longer on a charge and were faster and more responsive. But at $350, the GX8 would be an acceptable choice.

Sturdy, solid design ; Affordable ; Vibrant display

Short battery life ; Sluggish performance in some tasks

The Huawei GX8 offers a great display and a fingerprint sensor in a handsome body, but bad battery life mars its potential.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Huawei GX8 review: no compromises

 

Huawei introduced the new Huawei GX8 during the fall of 2015. This 5.5-inch smartphone belongs to the new range that could be considered ‘high-midrange', as we consider the Moto X Play to be. Have these smartphones chiseled out a new class, or are they...

Design ; Camera ; microSD slot

Weight ; Reflective screen due to 2.5D design

The Huawei GX8 leaves me with mixed emotions. On the one hand, its design surprises with its premium appearance and solid build quality, but this doesn’t contrast well with the handset’s poorly integrated screen.

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei G8

 

When a brand-new product gets announced with just a brief mention of the specs and not much else, I would normally assume that it wasn't going to be much good. But that can't be said for the Huawei G8.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : John McCann (techradar.com)

Huawei G8 review

 

It's the Mate S in a cheaper guise

Strong spec sheet ; Quick finger scanner ; Decent screen

Chunky, heavy build ; Questionable interface

Huawei is a master at churning out quality mid-range handsets and the G8 is no exception. It's a fuss-free smartphone with a decent feature set.

Sep, 2015
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Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
Battery performance:3000
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (3G):300
Standby time (4G):300
Talk time (3G):5.19 / 5.2 / 5.3
Talk time (4G):5.3

Call Management

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

Camera

Auto focus:Y / Yes
Built-in flash:Y / Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:5
Self-timer:Y / Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes

Design

Brand color:Champagne / Horizon Gold
Color of product:Champagne / Champagne, White / Gold / Grey / Silver
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.5
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
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:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

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:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AWB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV, eAAC+ / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, FLAC, MID, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV / AAC, OGG, AMR, WAV, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A / MP4, AMR-WB, AAC+, OGG, M4A, MIDI, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / MP4, AMR-WB, AAC+, OGG, M4A, MIDI, eAAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3 / OGG, AMR, FLAC, eAAC+, AMR-WB, MIDI, AAC+, MP3, MP4, M4A
FM radio:Y / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WBMP,WEBP / IMG, WEBP, BMP, JPG, GIF / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WEBP, WBMP
Video compression format:3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WEBM / 3GP, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, WEBM / 3GP, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, RM, RMVB, ASF, MP4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / MP4, H.263, H.264, WEBM, 3GP, MPEG4 / MP4, RM, RMVB, ASF, 3GP
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263 / H.263, H.264 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, WMV9, H.264, VP8, MPEG4, ASF / H.263,H.264 / VP8, ASF, H.263, H.264, WMV9, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,WEBM / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,WEBM / 3GP,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,RM,RMVB,ASF,MP4 / H.263,H.264,MPEG4 / MP4,H.263,H.264,WEBM,3GP,MPEG4 / MP4,RM,RMVB,ASF,3GP
Voice codecs:AMR-NB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-WB, AMR-NB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GSM / EDGE,GSM,GPRS
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:900,1900,2100 / 900,2100
3G standards:DC-HSPA+,HSPA,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,UMTS,WCDMA / DC-HSPA+,WCDMA / HSPA+,WCDMA / WCDMA / WCDMA,DC-HSPA+ / WCDMA,HSPA+
4G:Y
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:3.1 / 3.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.1
EDGE multislot class:12
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode:Y / Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, To-do list / Alarm clock, Notes, Events reminder, To-do list, Calculator, Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4 / 8
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Coprocessor model:M8
Processor:615 / 616 / MSM 8939
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 1.7
Processor model:615 / 616 / MSM 8939

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:5.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048 / 3 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:1.5 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:2 / 3

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
Material:Metal
UMTS bands supported:900,1900,2100

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.295
Height:5.98 / 6
Weight:5.89
Width:3.01