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Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8

Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8
alaScore 93

279 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 279 reviews of Huawei G8 / Huawei GX8. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the camera and screen. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the portability.

size, performance, usability, screen, camera

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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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. Comments about the sound and battery are generally positive. The durability and camera are also appreciated.

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, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Hands on: 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

Sep, 2015

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: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei G8 Review

 

Huawei G8 Hands-On Review at IFA 2015: Despite taking up mere moments in Huawei's expansive IFA presentation, the new G8 is actually a compelling device up close.DesignHuawei dedicated the majority of…

Premium materials

Chunky proportions

It’s not quite as elegant to look at as its launch partner the Mate S, but the Huawei G8 still packs of lot of the same premium features for considerably less money.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Роман Белых (mobile-review.com)

Обзор смартфона Huawei G8 (RIO-L01)

 

Симпатичный металлический смартфон, который может похвастаться отличной камерой с оптической стабилизацией и сканером отпечатков пальцев

. Стоит около 30 000 рублей. Мощнее, лучше экран с точки зрения разрешения, лучше камера;

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Sami Mughal (oxgadgets.com)

Review: Huawei G8 – the mid-range phone to beat them all

 

With the release of the Huawei Mate S, the company introduced their new flagship. Hidden within the announcement was the relatively less exciting news from them that they had a more affordable vers…

If you haven’t gathered by now, let me make it clear. I absolutely love this phone. If I had to change one thing, I would put vanilla Android on it, but even without that experience, it is a great phone and definitely worth your top dollar.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Huawei G8 hands-on: Huawei hits its budget straps again

 

Another handsome budget smartphone from Huawei, but this one has a Qualcomm processor

I thought the Honor 7 was pretty good for a £250 smartphone when I had a look at it last week, and the G8 looks to offer a similar package for those who prefer a larger-screened smartphone.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Артем Лутфуллин (mobile-review.com)

Huawei G8. Первый взгляд

 

Продолжение смартфона Huawei Ascend G7 – это все тот же качественный металлический корпус, но улучшенные характеристики, а главным остается вопрос стоимости

Sep, 2015

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...

Expert review by: Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

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

 

Since the Nexus 6P was released last year, Huawei has been gaining some name recognition momentum in markets where it was previously not sold, or relatively unheard of. This of course has paved the way for other Huawei smartphone models to start...

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

Speakers could use a bit of work

If you're looking for a decent mid-range Android smartphone with a premium feel that won't break the bank, the unlocked Huawei GX8 is definitely worth a look.

Apr, 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
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Product Specifications

Battery

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

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
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

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

Design

Brand colour:Champagne
Colour of product:Champagne / Champagne, White / Gold / Grey / Silver
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:14
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): 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: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPEG XR, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / IMG, WEBP, BMP, JPG, GIF / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WEBP, WBMP
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, WMV9, H.264, VP8, MPEG4, ASF / 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): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GSM / EDGE, GSM, GPRS
3G: 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: Yes
4G bands supported:800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: 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: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.1
Personal info management (PIM):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: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4 / 8
Coprocessor frequency:1.2
Coprocessor model:M8
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 / 3072
Internal storage capacity:1.5 / 32
Maximum memory card size:128

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.5
Height :15.2
Weight:167
Width:7.65