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Huawei Honor 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 reviews of Huawei Honor 8. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the camera and size are overall positive. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the GPS navigation and battery.

performance, design, price, size, camera

battery, GPS navigation

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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Honor 8 Pro review

 

Big and powerful but not quite perfect

Stunning, high-end design ; Beautiful, rich display ; Oodles of power

Camera lacking OIS ; A touch too big for one-handed use ; No waterproofing

The Honor 8 Pro is an accomplished, well-rounded phone, but one that's just lacking that killer feature to take it from good into the realms of greatness. It’s easy on the eye, offers plenty of power and has a sizeable battery, but there’s nothing to...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Swider (techradar.com)

Honor 8 review

 

An extraordinarily shiny Android phone that's extra ordinary

Alluring reflective glass design ; Neat fingerprint sensor gestures ; Better-than-expected dual camera

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

Honor 8 is the fanciest-looking Android phones out of China, with an awesome light-refracting glass design and high-end specs. Its dual camera captures photos that are better than its mid-range competition, though the overall software can be a...

Apr, 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: 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: Thomas Wellburn (whatmobile.net)

Honor 8 review – Is this a P9 killer?

 

What Mobile is dedicated to bringing you the latest news and in-depth reviews in the world of mobile devices, everything from phones to tablets as well as apps and games. Honor is back with the new Honor 8 handset, the latest follow-up to their popular...

Beautiful design ; Solid camera ; Good performance

slippery and fragile ; Low-light performance worse than expected ; Emotion UI still not perfect

Oct, 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

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Paul Briden (knowyourmobile.com)

Honor 8 Review: Galaxy S7 Specs For Under 300 Bucks!

 

If you're after a solid performing handset with exceptional specs and a very modest price tag, you NEED to check out the Honor 8 by Huawei.

Expert review by: Sheldon Pinto (tech.firstpost.com)

Huawei Honor 8 review: Rich feature set and design, but still falls behind the OnePlus 3 - Tech2

 

Now that the Huawei Honor 8 has finally gone official, it's Rs 29,999 price tag does creep eerily close to the OnePlus 3, the one to beat in the sub Rs 30,000 (and at times even over) segment.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matt Humrick (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Honor 8 Review

 

Huawei's smartphone branding strategy seems similar to many car companies. Toyota, for example, has the Lexus marque for high-end, luxury vehicles and the Scion marque that develops sporty, lower-cost vehicles with customization options targeted at...

The Honor 8 finds itself in an interesting position. In the US market, there’s quite a few phones to choose from at the high end and the low end, but good phones in the middle are difficult to find. The OnePlus 3 and Moto Z Play both cost about the...

Oct, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3000
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
Geotagging:Y
Maximum frame rate:30 / 60
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280×720@30fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps / 1920x1080@30fps
Self-timer:Y
Sensor Type:CMOS
Smile detection:Y
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:720p, 1080p

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
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:423
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+
Video formats supported:3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV / ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG4, RM, RMVB, VP8, WMV

Navigation

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

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G standards: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
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

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):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
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.3
Processor Model:Kirin 950

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6.0

Storage

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

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.45
Height :14.6 / 145.5
Weight:153
Width:7.1 / 71