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Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8

Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8
alaScore 88

295 reviews

Jan, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 295 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. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The usability and performance also get good views, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8 from 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 People are impressed by the sound and battery. The durability and camera also get good views.

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

Jan, 2021

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

Huawei GX8 Smartphone Review


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

Apr, 2016

Expert review by : Cherlynn Low (

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

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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 (

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 (

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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