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Huawei P8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1466 reviews of Huawei P8. 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 price and design. The usability and size also get good feedback.

performance, size, usability, design, price

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 92/100 = 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. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The screen and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the reliability.

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

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Oct, 2017

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. Reviews about the usability and performance are overall positive. The portability and design also get good views.

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)

Oct, 2017

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 has all the right ingredients for a top smartphone, but something's not quite gone to plan in the baking stage. The lower price point certainly helps, but the mainstream flagships can rest easy.

May, 2015

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

Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software

 

It's been a curious year for flagship smartphones so far: from the impressive highs of the Samsung Galaxy range revamp, with the company's S6 and S6 edge, to the oh-it's-the-same-again HTC One in its M9 form . Sitting in among them is Huawei, with its...

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

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

Huawei P8 review

 

A brilliantly made phone, yet the P8 wasn't the flagship alternative we were hoping for

Beautifully made ; Decent camera

Weak battery life ; Emotion UI

We really want to like the P8, but Huawei's best efforts have failed to live up to expectations. It's a beautifully made phone, but battery life and usability pales in comparison to the current crop of competition from Samsung , HTC and LG . The P8 is...

Sep, 2016

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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

A more affordable way to get the premium smartphone experience

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.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: Andrew Hoyle (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei P8 review

 

Huawei's new P8 is the company's best phone to date, but don't confuse it with a bleeding-edge mobile like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. It doesn't have the S6 Edge's curved glass screen and it's not quite as powerful, but it does carry a far more...

The Huawei P8 has a bright and bold screen, a sleek, all-metal body, plenty of power and a decent camera.

The camera quality suffers at full screen and Huawei's custom software makes drastic changes to the Android interface which won't appeal to everyone.

The Huawei P8 lacks some of the shine of its flagship phone rivals, but it still delivers an uncompromising mix of features and performance for a far cheaper price.

Apr, 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

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:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4160 x 2336
Flash type:LED
Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera aperture number:2.4
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):13
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Rear camera aperture number:2
Rear Camera Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4160 x 2336
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13
Rear camera type:Single camera
Resolution at capture speed:1920x1080@30fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / 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

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:13.2
Display number of colours:16 million colours / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Pixel density:424
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:No / Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / 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 / AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,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 / BMP,GIF,JPEG XR,PNG / 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 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,RM,RMVB,VP8,WMV,WMV9,XVID / 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):Y / Yes
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y / Yes
GLONASS:Y / Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y / 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:Y / 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:Y / Yes
4G bands supported:800,1800,2100,2600 / 800,900,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.1 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / 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 / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Built-in memory capacity:3
Internal Memory:16

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB / USB
Headset included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide:Y / 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:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / 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:3 / 3072
Internal ROM:16 / 16000
Internal storage capacity:16 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:3
ROM capacity:16 / 16000
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:3
Built-in sensors:G-Sensor
Built-in sensors details: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