Secondary Camera: 5 MPix (fix focus f/2.4, 720p videos @30 FPS)
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei G8
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.
Source: Tom's Guide Archive.org version
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%
Source: GSM Arena Archive.org version
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
Source: PC Pro Archive.org version
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
Source: Recombu Archive.org version
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
Source: Techradar Archive.org version
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
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Source: A1 Blog DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2016
Source: Area DVD DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2016
Source: Chip.de DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 88% features: 88% display: 96% mobility: 72%
Source: Turn On DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2015
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.
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.
It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.
In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.
76.7%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.