This review relates to Huawei Honor 8 with US warranty. This implies few things. First of all, this is a GSM only device so it DOESN’T work with Verizon or Sprint networks.
Second, people from Europe interested in this phone would have to check with their local carrier to see if frequency bands in your country are supported by Honor 8. Usually, Huawei Honor 8 supports following but not restricted to: 4G Network: LTE FDD/HSPA+, Technology: LTE FDD/WCMDA/GSM, Network Frequency: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20/, WCMDA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz, Interband CA: B2-B17, B5-B4, B5-B2, B2-B12, B2-B4 Intraband Continuous CA: B2. Please note: WiFi calling is specific to your area as well, so please check with your carrier to see if the device works.
If this version is compact with your frequency bands, you should read the following part describing some of its pros which might make you want to choose it over other phones. I always viewed huawei as a “price for value” brand and was previously rational choice to make.
- It has USB type C charger which supports fast charging. You can charge it from 0% to 100% in 100 minutes
- IR blaster which most phones don’t have (useful for syncing with TV in order to change channels)
- Extremely loud DTS speaker (don’t mess with it, haha)
- Fingerprint sensor on the back which also works as a smart key (I am not sure about the future of its functionality)
- Dual 12 megapixel camera (one for color, the other one for monochrome
This works in a way that pictures taken from both cameras are combined in one super-quality picture
- It has a very good functioning flow, very responsive
- Fingerprint magnet
- For people who find video recording as an important and dominant characteristic might be unhappy with 30 fps compared to 60 fps found in their competition
It’s glassy build leaves space for fingerprint trails which can give low visibility especially on bright light.
- Innovative bionic 12MP dual lenses allow you to capture crisper, more detailed photos
- Wide aperture mode allows you to redefine the focus even after the photo has been taken
- Secure fingerprint access that can unlock your Honor 8 as fast as 0.4 seconds
- Smart Power 4.0: 1.77 day battery life for normal usage and fast-charging technology to reach 50% charge in just 30 minutes
- Powered by an octa-core CPU at 4×2.3GHz and 4×1.8GHz built on 16nm architecture, along with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM to enable seamless multitasking