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Huawei Honor 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1734 reviews of Huawei Honor 8. The average rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the camera and design are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good comments. Many are negative about the text input and GPS navigation.

size, price, performance, design, camera

GPS navigation, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Honor 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Honor 8 review

 

An extraordinarily shiny Android phone with extraordinary specs

Alluring reflective glass design ; Neat fingerprint sensor gestures ; Bump-free dual camera design

Illogical software choices ; No OIS on the camera ; Competition offers better value

The Honor 8 is the fanciest-looking Android phone yet out of China, with an awesome, light-refracting glass design and high-end specs, but other less shiny budget phones offer better value.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Honor 8 review: A different take on the premium mid-range market

 

In the mid-range phone market there's a top dog: the OnePlus 3 . That phone has essentially blown the doors off what a device can provide at a £330 price point. And that, right there, is exactly the territory Honor - the subsidiary brand of Chinese...

Highly effective for the (anticipated) price point, looks great and is a step-up beyond the Honor 7 in all areas, dual cameras feature is quirky and fun, detailed controls of apps and battery life

Battery life could be better given the capacity, some graphical hangs, OnePlus 3 is a formidable competitor, fingerprint grease destroy the aesthetic style, EMUI re-skin can be fussy

As mid-level phones go the Honor 8 lays down some solid specification benchmarks for its £370 price. In reality, however, some of them don't quite live up to the paperwork: the battery life ought to be a little longer lasting, while the odd "hang" here...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Honor V8 hands-on preview: Dual cameras, but no Leica in sight

 

With Huawei shouting loud about its P9 smartphone with dual Leica cameras, the presence of dual lenses on the Honor V8 (the company's sister brand) got us thinking it, too, would bear the same fruits.

May, 2016

Expert review by: Christopher Minasians (expertreviews.co.uk)

Honor 8 review: Honor’s mid-ranger gets Android 7.0 Nougat update

 

Honor's Huawei P9-alternative is well-priced, performs brilliantly and it now runs Android 7.0 Nougat

So should you buy one? It all really boils down to the price. At the Amazon price of £370, the Honor 8 doesn’t provide a convincing argument over the £390 Huawei P9 or, in fact, the superlative OnePlus 3T, which is only £10 more at £400. However, if...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei Honor 8 review

 

Huawei's Honor 8 is an Android 6.0 phone with extras good enough to make you notice, and a build that's comfortable to hold and use in one hand. The extras in question? Two cameras on the back and a customizable button right below them that doubles as...

Huawei's Honor 8 is a slick little package that combines good photos from a dual-lens camera with a useful customizable button and a fingerprint reader. And it's easy to use one-handed.

Battery life falls short and knuckle gestures are gimmicky. It's a smudge magnet.

The Huawei Honor 8 is a likable midprice phone with some extra perks, but its short battery life holds it back.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Honor 8 review

 

Top-notch specs for not too much wedge, but faces some competition for your cash

Gorgeous design, quality build - doesn't feel "mid-range" at all ; Dual cameras take impressive photos ; Battery life to last all day

Beaten on price by OnePlus ; EMUI has crept into every nook and cranny

Familiar hardware that punches well above its weight, and a design to die for, but gets beaten down to second place by the cheaper OnePlus 3.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Honor 8 Review: In Depth

 

Honor 8 Review: We were impressed when Chinese phone maker Honor unveiled its new flagship, which combines great specs and design into a sub £400 device.

Premium design ; Great screen ; Competent cameras

Fingerprint magnet ; Older processor

Whilst it isn’t going to give rivals like Apple or Samsung real cause for concern, the Honor 8 offers a great all-round experience for a competitive price in the flagship space, with more individuality than perhaps Sony’s latest X handsets.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Huawei Honor 8 review

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We found the display clear on the Huawei Honor 8, but does this mobile phone offer fantastic quality across the board? We put all smartphones through their paces in our lab - testing them for everything from battery life to photo quality. Read on to...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Honor 8 review (hands-on): There's something special about Honor's new flagship

 

New flagship smartphone breaks new ground for budget brand Honor

The biggest difference between the two phones, however, is the price. Where the Huawei P9 sells for £449 from Huawei’s Vmall.eu website, the Honor 8 is a much more reasonable £370. That’s quite a step up in price over the Honor 7, which sold for £250...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: James Rogerson (3g.co.uk)

Honor 8 Review: First Impressions

 

The Honor 8 looks to be good value for money, with flagship specs and a great design".

+ Low price ; + Premium design ; + Good camera

- No app drawer ; - Fingerprint magnet ; - Only 1080p

The Honor 8 looks to be a strong phone for its £370 price tag, but it’s not alone in undercutting the big name flagships, in fact it faces a lot of competition from the Huawei P9, which is made by the same company. That phone comes in at around £70...

Aug, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000 / 4000
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:9
Standby time (2G):360
Talk time (2G):28
Talk time (3G):15
Talk time (4G):11

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Face detection:Y / Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1920x1080@30fps / 1920x1080@60fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):1.69
Head SAR (EU):1.5 / 15

Design

Brand colour:Midnight Black / Pearl White / Sapphire Blue / Sunrise Gold
Colour of product:Black / Blue / Gold / Pink / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display diagonal:13.2 / 14.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LTPS
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423 / 515
Screen shape:Curved / Flat
Second display:N / No
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM:4

Messaging

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

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MP3, OGG, PCM, WAV, eAAC+ / AAC,AMR-NB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,RA-Lossless
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV / 3GP,ASF,MP4,RM,RMVB,WMV / ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+, WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.2
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards: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

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:1.8 / 4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8 / 2.4
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.3
Processor Model:Kirin 950 / Kirin 960

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0 / 7

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MiniSD
Internal RAM:4 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:128 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128 / 256
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.97 / 7.45
Height :14.6 / 145.5 / 157
Weight:153 / 184
Width:7.1 / 71 / 77.5