Huawei Honor 8 4G LTE Sapphire blue

Positive Reviews
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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
  • Display Size: 5.2 inches
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Operating System: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Battery Life: 16 hours

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    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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  • 80
    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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  • 89
    TechRadar April 8, 2017

    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 confusing mess sometimes and its rivals provide a better value when it comes to storage and screen real estate.

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Operating System Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Weight 0.33 lbs
Battery Life 16 hours
Connectivity Wi-Fi | Bluetooth | GPS | NFC | Type-C 1.0 reversible connector | GSM | HSPA | LTE
Internal Storage 32GB
Removable Memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Display Size 5.2 inches
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Type IPS
Display Technology LTPS capacitive touchscreen
Front Camera 8 MP
Rear Camera 12 MP
Graphics Mali-T880 MP4
Additional Features microSD card reader, Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Dimension (LxWxH) 5.73 x 2.80 x 0.30
Warranty 1 year

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