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Huawei P8

Specifications

Huawei P8
Huawei P8 (P8 Series)
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T628 MP4, Core: 600 MHz, OpenGL ES 3.0, OpenCL 1.1, DirectX 11
Memory
3072 MB 
, LPDDR3
Display
5.2 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive rich-touchscreen, IPS-NEO, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 9.65 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combo headphone and microphone jack, Card Reader: Micro SD max. 128 GB (SD, SDHC, SDXC), Sensors: proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, Hall sensor, position and G-Sensor, pedometer, digital compass, GPS, Glonass, BeiDou, Wifi-Direct, Miracast, OTG, DLNA, NFC (certification: Visa, Mastercard, AMEX)
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.1, dual-nano SIM, GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz), UMTS/HSPA+ (850, 900, 1700, 1900 and 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 4 (800, 1800, 2100 and 2600 MHz (FDD); 1900, 2300, 2500 and 2600 MHz (TDD))
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 6.4 x 144.9 x 71.8 ( = 0.25 x 5.7 x 2.83 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 2680 mAh, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 10.3 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 13.8 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 424 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 480 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 8 MP (fix-focus, f/2.4, 1080p videos @ 27 fps), primary: 13 MP (OIS, auto-focus, dual-LED flash, WRGB, 1080p videos @ 30 fps)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, Keyboard: virtual, headset, power supply, USB cable, quick start guide, EMUI 3.1, designs, WPS Office, magnifier, mirror, director mode, phone manager, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
147 g ( = 5.19 oz / 0.32 pounds), Power Supply: 50 g ( = 1.76 oz / 0.11 pounds)
Price
499 Euro

 

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Average Score: 80.8% - good
Average of 35 scores (from 44 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 73%, features: 69%, display: 89% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 96%

Reviews for the Huawei P8

88% Huawei P8 Smartphone First Impressions | Notebookcheck
Très chic! We took a first glance at the Chinese manufacturer's flagship. Huawei's P lineup has always been slim, but rarely so classy. The P8 makes a positive first impression with a lot of aluminum and glass. The camera has also been reworked to quite some extent. Find out more in the following report.
88% Huawei P8 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Light artist. The Huawei P8 is the latest flagship device from the Chinese company, which does not only have an elegant design, but also offers a lot inside the aluminum chassis: Build quality, camera and display can meet the highest demands. However, the connectivity and the performance do not leave a high-end impression.
80% Huawei P8
Source: It Pro English
Overall, the Huawei P8 is a cracker of a phone. Not only does it look the absolute business, it’s a breeze to use. Die-hard Androidites might take umbrage with their beloved OS being ‘Appled-up’, but it’s undeniably slick. It’s not got the best screen around and the ‘knuckle sense’ software throws the occasional wobbly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% The Clone Wars continue: Huawei’s iPhone-like P8 reviewed
Source: Gadgetguy English
There’s no doubting that the P8 is a good phone, but it is also yet another iClone, and this brings up a curious question: when did all the iClones come out of the woodwork? We’re beginning to long for the days when phone makers were so afraid of being sued by Apple that they went their own way and designed their own products, not just imitations of the juggernaut that always has a strong marketing budget behind them.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Review: Huawei P8
Source: PC Authority English
If you value camera quality above all else, then the Huawei P8 is worth a look – but we’d suggest you weigh up alternative options, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5, which is cheaper SIM-free, or the Galaxy Note 4, which can be had for around $630, before taking the plunge.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% The best premium smartphone you’ve never heard of
Source: IT Pro Portal English
Other than that what lets it down are the non-standard interface and some slightly gimmicky features like the knuckle sensing mode that don’t feel quite thought through. But spend a bit of time tweaking the user experience and it’s a phone you can quite happily live with and not feel that you’ve bought second best.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie
Source: Reg Hardware English
The Huawei P8 represents the classiest and most capable Android from a Chinese manufacturer yet, and a strong advance from last year’s P7. The hardware design is superb and it has a terrific camera. The biggest differentiator is actually quite useful: the microSD slot doubles up as a SIM slot, too. The stuttery performance and annoying popups that marred last year’s P7 have been banished. There’s a lot to like with thrown-in features like call blocking and security.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/29/2015
Huawei P8 review: Light in motion
Source: GSM Arena English
The Huawei P8 is exquisitely made and can easily compete in the big leagues. The handset meets the club's dress code and carries a matching price tag. That, of course, means the performance bar's been set quite high. The company indeed succeeded in producing a high-end device. Aluminum alloy secures the premium looks, matched by excellent handling. The P8 will get your attention and the build quality won't disappoint in the long run.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/12/2015
70% Decent design and hardware is let down by poor performance and software
Source: PC Advisor English
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 level which make it very difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/05/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
Huawei P8
Source: AnandTech English
Huawei has been over the past few years trying hard to position itself among the top Android device vendors. Starting with the Mate 7 we saw the company direct itself in trying to produce more high-quality devices that try to cater to the more expensive premium segment in a bid to distance itself from some of the more notorious characteristics of Chinese-designed phones.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2015
80% Huawei P8 (International Version) Review
Source: Tom's Guide English
From its beautiful design to its sumptuous display, the Huawei P8 is a real feast for your eyes. Its handsomeness is matched by a very capable camera. It's also about $100 less than the Samsung Galaxy S6 ($600 to $685 unlocked on major carriers). The P8 isn’t the fastest phone in its class, and its interface is far from pure Android, but its design, display and photography prowess make it one of the best Android phones of 2015.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei P8
Source: Gadgetspeak English
Typed the characters “P8” into your favourite search engine and you are likely to get hits that refer to aircrafts, pistols and even electrical engineering software. You should also get links to a new smartphone from Huawei. This is the company’s latest addition to its P series of handsets, namely the P8 which was presented to the world at large at London’s Old Billingsgate event centre.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80%
79% Huawei P8 review: invoking emotion, ascending reputation
Source: Pocketnow English
The P8 is an outstandingly well-put together package from a company not particularly known for its high-end handsets. Its build quality is terrific, its camera is capable, and while it’s not our favorite implementation of Android, the software offers compelling features and reliable performance. Rumors are increasing each day of a Huawei-made Nexus phone, and if the P8 is to serve as any indication of what that might look like, we’re on board. Until then, the P8 is the most premium device we’ve seen from Huawei yet, and we can’t wait to see more from them soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 80% features: 89% mobility: 79%
80% Huawei P8 review
Source: Stuff TV English
After the disappointing Ascend P7, Huawei’s back in action with the P8. It solves the older phone’s key issues, resulting in a phone that’s a bit of a smasher once you’ve tweaked away the stranger bits of the quirky custom interface.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Huawei P8 – Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
The Huawei P8 is an amazing piece of kit, with a great build quality, an amazing camera, great sound quality and a degree of flexibility thanks to the various slots and ports. The big but here though is the software. The software feels a little bit rushed, like Huawei knew they could not really release a flagship running an older version of Android this far into 2015. So Emotion UI 3.1 based on Lollipop was created. With the bugs that I mentioned above, the kind of bugs that really shouldn’t exist, especially if someone had spent more than a few hours testing the software.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Huawei P8 review: Decent design and hardware is let down by poor performance and software
Source: PC Advisor English
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 level which make it very difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei P8 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei P8 has all the right ingredients for a top of the range smartphone, but something's not quite gone to plan in the baking. Its screen, power, camera and battery life are just about on par with the high-end competition, but software quirks and interface inefficiencies hamper the overall experience of the Huawei P8.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Huawei P8 review
Source: Expert Reviews English
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 a fraction cheaper than other flagship phones, with the 16GB version costing around £400 SIM-free, but it's not enough to make it a viable alternative.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Huawei P8 Review
Source: Android Authority English
The standard 16 GB version of the Huawei P8 is expected to cost €499, approximately $530, and will come in titanium grey and mystic champagne color options. The more premium 64 GB version will bump the price up to €599, or $650, with carbon black and prestige gold as the color options. The device will be launching in 35 countries later this month, with the UK one of the first. Although nothing has been confirmed yet, we’re expecting to see an official launch in the US in the coming months.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Huawei P8 review: Slighted by software
Source: Pocket Lint English
As flagship devices go the P8 has promise, but in a year that we've already described as a curious one for smartphones it simply fails to stir the pot and, ultimately, descends beneath many of its current competitors. Our score would be higher if not for so many software bugs - when that changes so too will our assessment.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Huawei P8 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Don’t rule it out. Sure, it lacks big name prestige, but it’s much cheaper than phones it matches and sometimes surpasses, and what you lose in recognition you gain in owning a phone few people will know. They’ll certainly notice it when they see it – it looks great.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei P8 review
Source: Gadget Show English
Huawei's P8 is a brilliant piece of hardware that's let down by its software. The raw specs and camera skills make for a captivating handset that looks the business and doesn't cost the earth at €499 (£357), but Huawei's Emotion UI lets it down in many ways. If you're after a sleek looking handset that can go up against the iPhone 6 though, but won't put a dent in your wallet, it's well worth a look.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Huawei P8 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Success has been something that Huawei can proclaim of late, especially if we’re to look back a few years ago when the company had that reputation of making cheapo phones. Lately, though, they’ve been aggressive in reaching that status of being a premium player in the market. With the Huawei P8, that momentum continues to move along, showing us that the company is able to change and adapt accordingly to the volatile atmosphere surrounding the high-end segment of the space.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Huawei P8 Phone Review
Source: T Break English
The Huawei P8 is a really good Android phone. It’s crammed with features – some that you might use and some that you won’t, and offers great performance no matter what you throw at it. While its design does eerily resemble another familiar smartphone, it’s got enough lurking under the hood to make it stand out on its own.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 85% features: 95% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei P8 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring a decent display, premium design and above average camera, the Huawei P8 is one of the best mid-range smartphones currently available for the money. However, it's let down by heavy handed software additions to the phone's Android Lollipop operating sytem.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/22/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei P8 review - in full, including benchmarks and battery life tests
Source: PC Pro English
No bones about it, though, this is a huge smartphone, no matter how narrow the bezel, and it makes for what will be for most people a completely impractical smartphone. Despite Huawei's protestations, we'd venture that there are very few pockets that this "pocketable" smartphone will fit into. We'll let you know our full thoughts, however, when we get our hands on our review sample.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei P8 Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
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 and merely-good screen make it a difficult recommendation over rivals like the S6 and LG’s award-winning G3, the latter of which is now available for less money than the P8.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

74% Edel-Handy mit Akkuschwäche
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 75% performance: 88% features: 52% display: 89% mobility: 53%
70% Preistipp Aus Dem Vorjahr
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Die Alternative zu Premium-Smartphones
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 84% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Huawei P8
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2015
84% Huawei P8
Source: Computerbild - Heft 15/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 84%
Huawei P8
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2015
Eine Alternative zu den High-End-Phones von Samsung & Co.
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2015
Huawei P8
Source: SFT - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
92% Huawei P8
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/28/2015
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 85% display: 95% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
85% Huawei P8
Source: Computerbild - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
90% Huawei P8
Source: e-media - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Das perfekte Smartphone
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
96% Huawei P8
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2015
Rating: Total score: 96%
Ein Androide im iPhone-Pelz
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/23/2015
Huawei P8
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2015
90% Huawei P8
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
Huawei P8
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2015
92% Huawei P8
Source: Basic Tutorials - Heft 5/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 92%
Huawei P8
Source: PocketPC - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015

Comment

Model: Huawei attempts to rival its competition with the release of its flagship Huawei P8 that has a slimness never seen before. The P8 is only 6.4 mm thick, making it one of the thinnest phones on the market. Most of the front facing portion is filled with its 5.2 inch screen that has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a pixel density of 424 ppi. This multitouch screen is covered with a protective Gorilla Glass 3 from Corning. It has the usual Android OS, and in this case a 5.0.2 Lollipop version. However, Huawei has customized the Lollipop with its own skin called the Emotion 3.1 UI that gives users a different but practical app organization system.

There are two cameras provided with the phone, including a primary rear facing camera at 13 MP and a secondary front facing camera at 8 MP. Both are considered the best cameras currently available to smartphones. In terms of hardware, it features a HiSilicon Kirin 930 or 935 chipset. Interestingly there are two CPUs, a quad core Cortex A53 with a clock rate of up to 2 GHz and a quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex A53 working in tandem. Lastly, there is a Mali-T628 MP4 GPU for the graphic works. With a solid built and a thin, portable design, this phone is truly worth an investment.

ARM Mali-T628 MP4: Integrated graphics card (for ARM based SoCs) for smartphones and tablets. Features 4 cores (MP4) and supports OpenGL ES 3.0 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.
Kirin 930: ARM based octa core SoC (4x Cortex-A53e up to 2 GHz and 4x Cortex A53 up to 1.5 GHz). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.2":

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.
0.147 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).
80.8%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Huawei Mate S
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 935
Honor 7
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 935
Honor 6 Plus
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 925
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Mali-T628 MP4, unknown
Huawei Honor 6
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 920

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei P8max
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 935, 6.8", 0.228 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

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Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.4", 0.172 kg
Huawei Mate 20 X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.232 kg
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.39", 0.187 kg
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.3", 0.189 kg
Huawei Mate SE
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5.93", 0.165 kg
Huawei Mate 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.53", 0.188 kg
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.3", 0.172 kg
Huawei Y7 Prime 2018
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5.99", 0.155 kg
Huawei Nova 3
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.3", 0.166 kg
Huawei Nova 3i (P Smart+)
unknown, unknown, 6.3", 0.169 kg
Huawei Mate 10 Porsche Design
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6", 0.178 kg
Huawei P Smart Plus
unknown, unknown, 6.3", 0.169 kg
Huawei Y5 Lite 2017
Mali-T720 MP2, Mediatek MT6737, 5", 0.175 kg
Huawei Y5 2018
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739, 5.45", 0.145 kg
Huawei Y9
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5.93", 0.17 kg
Huawei Y5 Prime 2018
PowerVR GE8100, Mediatek MT6739, 5.45", 0.142 kg
Huawei Y6 Prime 2018
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 5.7", 0.15 kg
Huawei Y7 2018
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5.99", 0.155 kg
Huawei Y6 2018
Adreno 308, Snapdragon 425, 5.7", 0.15 kg
Huawei Y7 Pro 2018
Adreno 505, Snapdragon 430, 5.99", 0.155 kg
Huawei Nova 3e
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5.84", 0.145 kg
Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6", 0.183 kg
Huawei P20
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 5.8", 0.165 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2015-04-23)