Huawei – Honor 8 4G LTE Sapphire blue

Based on 529 user reviews and 2 critic reviews.
from $399.99$325
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  • Stunning looks
  • Fingerprint scanner that doubles up as a programmable key
  • Fast charging
  • IR blaster
  • Great dual-camera setup


  • Average battery life
  • Unattractive, heavy interface

Bottom Line

The Huawei Honor 8 has some solid features and great performance, with a striking design that makes other phones in the same price range look downright ugly.

The Huawei Honor 8 is a 2016 5.2-inch smartphone that has received immense praise for its stunning glass and aluminum design. It is not all looks, though, the octa-core processor and 4GB RAM pull their weight giving the phone a solid computing performance. Expect beautiful and super sharp images from the dual camera setup, which look great on the 1080p screen, among other great features the phone has to offer. However, Huawei’s interface is difficult to get used to, with no app drawer, and it is heavy as well, making the phone sluggish during some transitions. Also, while the Honor 8 is not expensive by any means, it faces stiff competition from the likes of the ZTE Axon 7, which costs the same, and unfortunately, trumps it in almost all areas.

  • Weight: 0.33 lbs
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 950
  • Display Size: 5.2 inches
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • TrustedReviews

    September 14, 2016

    The Honor 8 is a good all-round mid-range smartphone that looks good and performs well – but it doesn't particularly excel in any areas

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  • PCMag

    September 25, 2016

    The Huawei Honor 8 is a stylish unlocked Android handset with some unique features, but it faces stiff competition at its midrange price point.

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 950 [View Benchmarks]
Operating System Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Weight 0.33 lbs
Internal Storage 32GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Display Size 5.2 inches
Display Type IPS
Display Technology LTPS capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Camera 12 MP
Graphics Mali-T880 MP4
Additional Features Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30

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