Huawei Honor 8 Unlocked Smartphone 32 GB Dual Camera - US Warranty (Sapphire Blue) Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐:halfstar:



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4.4 out of 5
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  • 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
  • As seen in Marvel’s Doctor Strange.Please Note: Kindly refer the User Guide before use.
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Amazon Review by D. tian :star::star::star::star::emptystar:

578 people found the following review helpful


Seller did not list enough spec information on amazon store. It DOES NOT support Dual-Sim cards and DOES NOT SUPPORT TDD 4G (B38,39,40,41). WHY CANNOT YOU JUST SIMPLY LIST IT!!!! To save you some trouble, here I will list it for you.

Operating system Android 6.0
UI Huawei Emotion UI 4.1
CPU Model Hisilicon Kirin 950
CPU Cores Octa-core
CPU Frequency 4Cortex A72 2.3GHz + 4Cortex A53 1.8GHz + i5 co-processor
SIM Single nano-SIM (4FF)
Update Huawei OTA (HOTA)
Dimensions 145.5 mm (L) x71.0 mm (W) x7.45 mm (T)
Colors Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black
Weight About 153 g (including the battery)
Input Method Android keyboard, Swype for Huawei
Size 5.2 inch LTPS, 16:9
Touch Screen Multiple-point touch-sensitive screen, auto rotation
Contrast 1500:1
Resolution 19201080, 423 PPI
Screen Colors 16,700,000 colors, NTSC 96%
Main Camera Dual 12.0MP (monochrome + color)
Front Camera 8MP, with delayed shooting and panoramic selfie support
Sensor Type CMOS
Flash LED light-compensating lamp (double color temperature)
Aperture Main f/2.2, Front f/2.4
Video Main camera & secondary camera support 1080P (1920
1080, 30fps) FHD video recording
Zoom Mode Digital zoom
Other Features Screen-lock snapshot, digital zoom aperture shooting, Night shot, Professional Mode, Beauty mode, Food mode, Panorama, HDR, Watermark, Light painting, Time-lapse, Slow-motion, Audio note, Document scan, Capture smiles, Touch to capture, Sound Snap, Delayed Shooting, Face Detection
ROM 32GB / 64GB
Type MicroSD (TF) expandable to 128GB
Battery Type 3000mAh(typical), 2900 mAh (rated ), lithium-polymer battery
Estimated Usage Approximately(depend on the user operation and network condition): - ~360 hours of standby time - ~28 hours of 2G talk time, - ~15 hours of 3G talk time - ~11 hours of VoLTE talk time. - 9-hour online video streaming, 24 hours for online music
Charging Time About 100 mins for a full charge thru 9V/2A fast charging technology. Honor 8 only supports 9V2A charging when used with the factory-provided charger. Charging time may vary depending on the charger used, battery level at the time of charging and the ambient conditions. ** Data based on Honor laboratory tests, actual times may vary.
4G Network LTE FDD/ HSPA+
3G Network WCDMA
2G Network GSM
Network Frequency LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20, WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
Data LTE FDD Category 6: 51.0 Mbit/s (UL), 301.5 Mbit/s (DL) WCDMA: 384 Kbit/s (UL), 384 Kbit/s (DL) HSPA Category 24: 5.76 Mbit/s (UL),42 Mbit/s (DL) EDGE Class 10: 118.4 Kbit/s (UL),236.8 Kbit/s (DL) GPRS: 40 Kbit/s (UL), 60 Kbit/s (DL)
Connect And Share NFC, infrared remote control, OTG, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2 BLE, VoLTE (for T-Mobile network)
Other data Slot1 nano-sim, slot2 micro-SD card
Interband CA B2-B17,B5-B4,B5-B2,B2-B12,B2-B4 Intraband Continuous CA: B2
Fingerprint Sensors Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Compass, Gyroscope, Infrared Sensor, NFC, Hall
Video decoding H.265 (decoding only), H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, VP8
Video file format 3GP/MP4/WMV/RM/RMVB/ASF
Audio decoding MP3, AMR-NB, AAC+, eAAC+, PCM
Other formats mid, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 3gp, mp4, aac, wav, ogg, flac,
Sound effect DTS sound processing technology, Dual-microphone noise reduction, Hi6402 audio chip, 24bit high-fidelity audio file support, integrated sound chamber
Headphone ports 3.5MM standard interface
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, Hotspot up to 8 devices
Wi-Fi Feature 2.4G/5G Wi-Fi Dual-band automatic switchover
Bluetooth BT 4.2 BLE
USB USB 2.0 with USB Type C Interface
Cellular Network Positioning Yes
Wifi positioning Yes
Other data 2.4G/5GWiFi Dual-band automatic switchover
Voice Functions CSFB, VoLTE (for T-Mobile network)
Knuckle sense Taking a full/partial screenshot, Screen recorder, Scrolling screenshots
Smart Control 4.0 use as a remote to control 232,740 appliances
3D Fingerprint with Smart Key Fingerprint ridge-depth support, 0.4 second unlock, Customizable app launch with sm - Customer Reviews: Huawei Honor 8 Unlocked Smartphone 32 GB Dual Camera - US Warranty (Sapphire Blue)


Best Buy Review by Daryl :star::star::star::star::star:

Great phone at a great price

Bought this Honor 8 coming from a Nexus 6p. I have to say I am impressed. Here are my list of pros and cons.

-Feels great in the hand (not too big and not too small)
-The phone is fast. I don’t think I’ve experienced a slowdown.
-Expandable storage up to 128GB or dual sim if traveling.
-Dual Camera (with the dual camera you can get a “Wide aperture” effect that blurs the background and makes them look great as well as other effects and features.
-Battery last longer than a day (I usually finish the day with 40 - 60% Battery left.
-Quick Charge - Charges battery in no time at all. I think it’s like 47% from 0% in 30 minutes.
-Fingerprint reader is lightning fast, also a programmable button and other fingerprint button functions (press, double press, long press, swipe down and up for notification shade, swipe side to side to switch between photos). Seriously so convenient to not only unlock my phone but launch the camera or voice recognition as I’m pulling the phone out of my pocket (2 of my 3 programmed apps).
-IR transmiter is a plus. For those times you can’t find the TV remote
-Beautiful design. (I bought the blue one)

-You need a case for this phone as it has a glass front and back (many of the deals for this phone currently include a case)
-Better get a screen protector (Although you can register your phone within a month of buying for a 3 month screen replacement protection)
-Glass screen protectors don’t stick all the way to the edges due to the curved glass design (not the biggest deal to me but you might think differently)
-EMUI 4.1’s launcher is kind of like IOS with no app drawer, but seriously just download another launcher. (EMUI 5.0 Android 7 is great! Currently running the BETA as my daily firmware with NO problems at all. Officially releasing in February)

Can’t think of other cons at the moment. I am loving this phone, so many great features and functions built in. The upcoming EMUI 5.0 improves in many areas making a great phone even better. - Customer Reviews: Huawei Honor 8 Unlocked Smartphone 32 GB Dual Camera - US Warranty (Sapphire Blue)