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Huawei G8

Specifications

Huawei G8
Huawei G8 (G Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
5.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 401 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20.7 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset jack, Card Reader: micro-SD (max. 128 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, DLNA, USB OTG, dual-nano SIM (1 combined with micro-SD slot)
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0, 2G (850/900/1800/1900 MHz), 3G (900/2100 MHz), LTE Cat.4 (800/900/1800/2100/2600 MHz, 50 Mbit/s upload, 150 Mbit/s download), SAR body: 0.87 W/kg, SAR head: 1.18 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 152 x 76.5 ( = 0.3 x 5.98 x 3.01 in)
Battery
11 Wh, 3000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (auto focus f/2.0, 1080p videos @30 FPS)
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (fix focus f/2.4, 720p videos @30 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker lower edge, Keyboard: virtual, power supply, USB cable, headset, slot tool, EMUI 3.1, VMALL, designs, magnifier, mirror, phone manager, FM radio, Facebook, Twitter, WPS Office, To-doist, Gameloft gaming bundle, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
169 g ( = 5.96 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 51 g ( = 1.8 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
400 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.7% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 61%, features: 67%, display: 86% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Huawei G8

83.8% Huawei G8 (GX8) Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
High-end feeling. With the G8, Huawei has launched a mid-range model on the market that already meets premium-range standards with its very high-quality build. Our report clarifies what compromises have to be made compared with other top models.
60% Huawei GX8 Review: A Flawed Proposition
Source: Tom's Guide English
On its own, the Huawei GX8 is a decent phone. It has a solid display, good cameras and an alluring body. I wish it lasted longer on a charge and were faster and more responsive. But at $350, the GX8 would be an acceptable choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei G8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
Premium offers like the Mate S and Mate 7 bring the idea to life, but do so with a considerable budget at their disposal. When trying to do the same, only within a tighter budget, Huawei can't quite boast the same level of success. The Huawei G8 is a perfect example - on the surface it would appear to be the perfect combination of Huawei's high style and elegance and a reasonable price point, but in reality, it is plagued by quite a lot of imperfections that tend to leave it at a disadvantage in today's sprawling mid-range market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2015
Huawei hits its budget straps again
Source: PC Pro English
I thought the Honor 7 was pretty good for a £250 smartphone when I had a look at it last week, and the G8 looks to offer a similar package for those who prefer a larger-screened smartphone. As ever, the Emotion UI might prove too much for some people, but if that doesn’t rub you up the wrong way, the hardware looks pretty tasty for the money. It will be available to buy in the UK later in September.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/04/2015
Huawei G8 Review
Source: Recombu English
It’s not quite as elegant to look at as its launch partner the Mate S, but the Huawei G8 still packs of lot of the same premium features for considerably less money. €399 buys you a dual SIM 4G smartphone will an all-metal body (in dark silver, white or gold), a solid pair of cameras, large battery, a respected processor and the latest available build of Android. It’s in a tough space with some notable competition, but after this initial encounter, there’s certainly potential for a great smartphone here.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/03/2015
Hands on: Huawei G8 review
Source: Techradar English
Huawei always produces solid low and mid-range devices and the G8 is another that can be added to the roster. The fingerprint scanner is impressive, although with stiff competition from OnePlus and Motorola it may find it difficult to really stand out. There's the promise of decent battery life from the 3000mAh power pack, but you'll have to wait for our full review to see if it manages that. If it can, then you may want to check out the Huawei G8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2015

Foreign Reviews

77% Huawei GX8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Allrounder zu fairem Preis?
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2016
Premium-Qualität für unter 400 Euro?
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
86% Starke Mittelklasse aus Fernost
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 88% features: 88% display: 96% mobility: 72%
Der wahre Flaggschiff-Killer?
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2015

Comment

Model: The G8 stays true to Huawei's principle of offering affordable smartphones without compromising on its quality. It boasts a 5.5-inch display with Full HD resolution and a pixel density of 401 PPI. The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and its performance is powered by a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and 3 GB of RAM. Its build is largely made of metal. The smartphone comes in three color variants: gray, gold and silver. It is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 167 g (including battery). The G8 comes with a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front shooter, which claims to be capable of ultra-low light shooting.

One nifty feature of the G8 is its fingerprint sensor, which can be easily customized with gestures for unlocking purposes and ID recognition, thus improving security and convenience. The internal storage of the G8 is 32 GB and the storage capacity can be expanded by up to 64 GB thanks to a MicroSD slot. While it is NFC compliant, it is not capable of supporting USB OTG. Notwithstanding its affordability, its strong specs sheet allows the G8 to stand as a strong contender to pricier devices such as the Moto X Play and One Plus 2.

Qualcomm Adreno 405: Integrated graphics card for ARM based SoCs. Depending on the used SoC the clock rate is around 500 MHz and features 48 unified shaders. Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
616 MSM8939v2: Mid-range ARM-SoC with 8 CPU cores, X5 LTE modem (LTE Cat.4) and a Adreno 405 GPU manufactured in 28nm. The processor cores are based on the 64-bit Cortex-A53 architecture.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.5":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.169 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
76.7%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Huawei ShotX
Adreno 405

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-09-30)