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Huawei P8

Huawei P8
alaScore 93

1364 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1364 reviews of Huawei P8. 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. Opinions about the price and design are overall positive. The usability and size are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P8 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 P8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Huawei P8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the design and price. The screen and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P8 titanium greyHuawei P8 titanium grey

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei P8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Huawei P8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The portability and design also get good feedback.

design, portability, performance, usability

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

This summary is based on the products: Huawei P8 GRA-UL10 EMUI 3.1 with 5.2 Inch Screen 3G RAM 64G ROM 13.0MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Silver)Huawei P8 GRA-UL10 EMUI 3.1 with 5.2 Inch Screen 3G RAM 64G ROM 13.0MP Camera 4G LTE Smartphone (Silver)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: John McCann (techradar.com)

Huawei P8 review

 

A slick, svelte smartphone that tries to give the big boys a run for their money

Premium design ; Decent display ; Feature packed camera ; Attractive price

Emotion UI remains ; Slightly laggy performance

The Huawei P8 is the Chinese firm's latest foray into the flagship market, and it's arguably its best handset to date after the comparably sedate Ascend P6 and Ascend P7 of the past couple of years.

May, 2015

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

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software - Pocket-lint

 

The Huawei P8 has promise, but it slighted by software - the EMUI user interface marrs the experience. Which is a shame, because the slim design, tiny

Affordable, majority of design is on point, tiny bezel design, microSD card expansion, camera is impressive

EMUI interface annoyances, battery life ought to be better, processor has heat and power consumption issues

Oh Huawei, so near yet oh so far. The P8 has glimmers of brilliance that are marred by sub-par software and, in some scenarios, processor and battery limitations due to heat dissipation. And when an outsider needs to impress right across the board to...

Apr, 2015

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Jon Devo (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P8

 

The Huawei P8's octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and high-quality camera proves it's serious about going toe-to-toe with the big boys. The fact that it's considerably cheaper than the likes of the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, or even the HTC One M9, makes...

Creative camera features ; High-end design ; Mid-range price ; Solid battery life ; Great screen

Some App crashing issues ; Minor performance lag

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

Huawei P8 review

 

Huawei aims to make a name for itself with this Apple-inspired smartphone...

Vibrant colours Supports hi-res audio Strong camera Good build

Picture needs stronger contrast Sound needs more refinement

For the money, the Huawei P8 is a success. You get looks, features and a performance that is just about comparable with some of the big names. It’s not perfect but if you’re looking for a good multimedia device that can save you some cash, it’s worth...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P8 review

 

An impeccably made phone, but the P8's mediocre speed and poor battery life fail to make it a viable flagship alternative

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei P8 review

 

Can the Huawei P8 take on the Galaxy S6, HTC One M9 and iPhone 6?

The Huawei P8 has excellent design and build for a price lower than other flagship rivals. On the whole hardware is decent too, particularly in the photography department. However, poor performance and buggy software taint the experience to frustrating...

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei P8 review

 

Huawei's best ultra-premium Android phone yet

Ultra-reliable camera ; High-grade bodywork ; Cheaper than the competition

Variable battery stamina ; No fingerprint scanner, IR or WiFi ac ; Quirk-tastic software

Huawei's gaining on the smartphone big boys - the P8's not perfect, but at this price it's well worth a look

May, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei P8 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei's first 2015 flagship phone, the P8, is as frustrating as it is impressive, with a seriously good camera offset by software issues.

Strong camera ; Attractive design ; Decent battery life

Software 'funnies' ; No Quad HD screen

Huawei’s P8 is impressive in so many ways. The camera is one of the best around, almost hitting the dizzy heights of Samsung’s Galaxy S6 snapper, while the sleek design and decent battery life are also highlights. However, the myriad of software issues...

Apr, 2015

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2015-2016

Expert review by: EISA (eisa.eu)

Huawei P8

 

EUROPEAN CONSUMER SMARTPHONE 2015-2016 - Huawei P8: Building on the success of last year's award-winning Ascend P7, Huawei's P8 smartphone delivers improved camera performance and surprisingly high-end craftsmanship that gives this affordable device a...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei P8 awarded as best consumer smartphone

 

The EISA organization highlighted its 2,680mAh capacity battery, f/2 lens developed for better low‐light performance and the P8’s excellent 5.2‐inch Full HD IPS‐NEO display. The low-light camera performance allows consumers to be more creative using...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2680
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Standby time (2G):424
Standby time (3G):480
Standby time (4G):447
Talk time (2G):10.2 / 10.3
Talk time (3G):13.8

Call management

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

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4160 x 2336
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4160 x 2336
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.473

Design

Colour of product:Black / Champagne / Gold / Gold, White / Grey / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar / Slider

Display

Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Pixel density:424
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

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

Memory

Internal RAM: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:AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WMA / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, PCM, WMA / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, WMA, AAC++, OGG, MIDI, PCM, RA-Lossless, FLAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, JPEG XR, JPG, PNG, GIF, WBMP / JPG / JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, WEBP
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8, WMV9, Xvid
Video formats supported:3GP, H.263, RM, H.264, RMVB, MPEG4, RV, WMV, WMV9, VC-1, MP4 / 3GP, H.263, RM, H.264, RMVB, MPEG4, RV, WMV, WMV9, VC-1, XVID, MP4 / ASF, H.263, H.264, MOV, MPEG4, RM, RMVB / ASF, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RM, RMVB / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, RV, VC-1, VP8, WMV9, XVID / H.263, H.264, RV, VC-1, VP8, WMV9, XVID / WMV, RM, H.263, RMVB, H.264, ASF, MOV, XVID, MPEG4, VP8
Voice codecs:AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

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

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,1800,900,1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 900,1900,850,1700,2100
3G standards:DC-HSDPA, HSUPA / HSUPA, UMTS / UMTS
4G: Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
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 standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 70

Packaging Content

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

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics adapter:Mali T628
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Mali T628
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0 + EMUI 3.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list
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 cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2
Processor Model:KIRIN 930

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:5.0 / 5.0 + EMUI 3.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:3072
Internal ROM:16 / 16000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:3
Built-in sensors:G-Sensor
Google applications:Gmail, Google Books, Google Hangouts, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube
Internal Memory:16
Material:Metal

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.4
Height :14.5 / 144.9
Weight:114 / 144
Width:7.18 / 7.21 / 72.1