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Darlene Dillon
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Huawei is no longer a manufacturer of cheap smartphones, which is noticeable by the devices through the bank away and especially the G8 (Gx8) stands out with an incredible price/performance ratio. I have been able to test some smartphones over the last few months because I am employed by one of the usual electronics suspects and I have to say that this model has convinced me completely. Important to me are a camera that is at least usable in good light, a battery that does not wear out in the late evening hours when used intensively and a solid performance, i.e. fluid usability of the UI. And I have to say that all three points are completely fulfilled. In addition, there is a fast and reliable reacting fingerprint sensor and the extremely noble and solid looking aluminum housing. The fact that it is actually only a model of the upper middle class is only noticeable at most with the one or other game since it can come here now and then to mini jerking. Fortunately, the display only resolves with Full HD and thus saves the battery. Honestly, on such a small display every higher resolution is eyewash and absolutely out of practice. Apart from that I can only say that I have found my personal Smartphone favorite for a long time.

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Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 14:56
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Uyen
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Wanted a relatively large smartphone, but for a Samsung Galaxy S6 + 650 euros to spend, no. Have the Huawei G8 now over 1 month and am thrilled, the device is TOP and especially the price, I paid 370 euros for it at that time for a chinese. High End Smartphone. Would buy it over and over again, recommendation for those who do not necessarily want to spend more than 600 Euro

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 16:14
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Miriam Tucker
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After a visit to MM, I got hold of the G8 and thought, ‘Wow, I’ve been a Samsung fan from the beginning and I’ve always been satisfied with it. Logically, after the S4 should now follow the S5
But what man 😉 here for his money is fantastic and I do not regret the purchase not a second and put the phone away reluctantly, everything runs like clockwork and the workmanship and the finger scanner is simply the best, as well as the ingenious large display. All this has nothing to do with middle class, I mean to hold an upper class cell phone in the hand, I would like to emphasize the reception outside, as well as wlan is much better as my old S4.
praise to Huawei with this phone exactly my taste have met and that at a price that is almost unbeatable and of which I believe that it is the new superstar at Amazon.
praise also to Amazon, ordered in the evening, next day delivered, TOP!

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 16:55
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Leslie Gore
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The Huawei G8 has nothing to hide.br>The picture is sharp, the battery lasts a decent time and by upgrading with a Qi adapter I can even charge it wirelessly. – charger br>- USB cable br>- earphones br>- key for Sim / Micro Sd card slot br>- manual br>br>br>The device can be used with two Nano Sim cards or br>one Nano Sim and one Micro SD card br>The G8 is a competitor for the big names br> I don’t care about the cameras, it’s enough for my br>purposes. The quality of the photos isn’t bad.
Now in winter the G8 can be switched to glove mode
, works perfectly.

4+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 18:24
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Sandi
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Have the phone now a few weeks and am enthusiastic, beautiful look easy to use and the battery is a dream.

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 19:50
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Nick Toy
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Everything went fast and great, and it’s a good alternative to Samsung. I’m looking forward to what the next weeks will bring.

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 21:27
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Ernest Wendling
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Top smartphone! Fingerprint is set up very quickly and works much better and faster than the usual pin or pattern input. Camera takes great pictures and releases very fast. The battery lasts for 2 to 3 days with moderate use without playing. Only the processor power is not sufficient for the smartphone. The use of apps like Chrome, Amazon, etc. Noticeable hooks. Also when surfing in Chrome not everything works as smooth. But I have to admit that I am quite spoiled. If you can overlook that, you won’t do anything wrong with this phone.

4+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 21:44
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Anna Murnen
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After my iPhone5 had given up the ghost I was looking for a suitable successor for a long time. Because Apple products became too expensive for me and I wanted to try something new I found this Huawei G8. The housing fits well in the hand and has a nice surface.
The handling took some getting used to in the first two days, but then it was much more understandable than with an Apple product.
The fingerprint sensor reacts quickly, the camera is excellent (editing program included)
and the touchscreen reacts very quickly.
I have been enjoying this product for quite a while now and would recommend it again and again.

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 22:51
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T&G
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I used to have a Sony Z3 and now I’ve arrived at the Huawei G8 because of constant problems with Bluetooth. For normal life this cell phone offers a lot, especially a lot of display and memory. Why so much money for a so called high-end cell phone when you can get so much for the price. I can only recommend it to anyone who doesn’t care about the name and image and doesn’t want to pay twice as much for it.

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Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 22:55
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isaac238th
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I last had the LG G4. But the fingerprint is just perfect. That’s why I switched. But just good. I am thrilled. It’s just a pity that there are so few test reports on the Internet. Strange…

5+
Answer report comment December 19, 2020, 23:17
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A.J. Mitchell
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After about 4 months of use, I would like to let my practical experience influence this review.

When I bought the device in February, it was still called g8, which was later changed by Huawei to g8x (only the name was changed, the product features hardware and software remained the same.)

Packaging:
undoubtedly very impressive and noble. A black storage box that every customer will be proud to keep. This alone clearly proves that Huawei wants to appear as a noble brand on the world market. The box contains good in ears headphones, a short USB data and charging cable as well as a user manual (also in German language.)
The huawei g8 itself is beautifully embedded in one half of the packaging and when opened it reveals itself in full splendor to its new owner.

First impression: big and noble !
Today, even after 4 months, I am still happy every time I take the device in my hand. It is comparable to the feeling of getting into a noble limousine! ( Yes I know, the comparison is not correct but nevertheless ! The haptics felt when doing so can hardly be described in words. Especially the perceived value when you go from the rounded glass at the edges to the aluminum frame (which you do with every screen wiping gesture) is truly indescribable. I have never had such a feeling with any other device before…
So what the g8 made of airplane aluminum milled from one piece as a first impression is absolute top class.
The finger pressure sensor on the back of the device reinforces this impression even more: just swipe your finger over it once and the g8 is immediately unlocked. It works very reliably in practice. Just great! br> br>First time use:br>First insert one or two Nano Sim cards with the help of the included metal pin (or like in my case a Sim card+ a micro SD card) and you are ready to go. Then the usual installation procedure which is almost automatic thanks to the Google saved data and customer apps. br>>Performance: Processor and other hardware >br>If you are honest when you download and update all your apps during the first startup you have the feeling at that moment that the processor is not the fastest. Built in is a Snapdragon 615 octacore which gets a bit warmer in this moment of initial setup and is brought to the edge of its performance. But only then!
You can be reassured after that in normal daily use this is never the case again. The device is fast to very fast and absolutely jerk-free! This octacore works very energy-saving which is reflected in the long battery life.

Advantage 1:
3 GB RAM and 32 GB main memory are generously dimensioned for the low price. The fast RAM also contributes significantly to the good response time during use: the device always rearranges quickly.

Advantage 2:
NFC is on board so the gx8 is easy to connect to any Bluetooth device, e.g. Bluetooth speakers.

Advantage 3
Optical interface EMUI 3: the graphical interface is already beautifully designed on delivery. Moreover, thanks to the many templates easy to customize yourself. The Huawei graphics are really very nice to look at and use.
In combination with the finger pressure sensor on the back to always unlock the device in a flash, the result is a very pleasant handling in practice.

Advantage 4
2 to 3 days battery life, depending on how many apps work in the background and how often and how long the screen is on and how long the phone calls are made is an above average very good value. In practice, this battery life contributes a lot to a relaxed use of the G8: you don’t have to think about having a power outlet nearby very often.

Advantage 5
Excellent cameras both front and back.
These are really good for a cell phone and have been praised by the trade press.
During the day, the main camera takes almost perfect pictures that don’t blur either. Thanks to the high-quality built-in stabilizer, even top cell phones can do this very well, even at a higher price. But what these rarely can do is take good pictures in low light evenings/nights: the g8 can do this! Simply klasse.

In summary, the g8 is recommended to anyone who wants to have a chic and high-quality aluminum phone with a large screen and very good camera and long battery life for about 320’€. The device is so surprisingly good that even dyed-in-the-wool Samsung or Apple iPhone users become thoughtful. Especially when these people experience the low price of the gx8.

Update November 2016
With the update to Marshmallow Android 6 the phone has improved in many details and settings.
This is especially true for the battery life which is now almost always sufficient for 2 days.
In the meantime I have also learned to appreciate the very good audio features with headphones. Although I have my own music room at home and run a very good sounding Yamaha/Canton system, I still listen to FLAC quality music files on my Huawei g8 in the living room or on the terrace or in the garden or on the road. Flexibility has no limits. With suitable headphones, e.g. the Sennheiser momentum 2, it is just as much fun as with a beyerdynamic dt 770. I am now looking forward to enjoying a high-quality musical relaxation in the evening. This listening pleasure in this quality would have been unthinkable 2-3 years ago.

5+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 00:53
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Gabriel G.
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After I had thought about it for a long time this year, ordered several phones and sent them back,
I found my phone for 2016.

The quality is 1A.
EMUI takes getting used to but not as bad as Samsung’s Touch Wiz…
The customization possibilities thanks to the Huawei Themes is super.

The battery is incredibly good. The pictures of the 13 MPixel cam are quite usable.
Only in less than ideal conditions, it gets a little spongy.
But not garbage.

So, if you are looking for a, in my opinion, high-end smartphone for little money, the Huawei G8 is the right choice.

5+

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 01:17
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Vincent Steel
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after the eighth HTC smartphone with and without root, I decided to go for this Huawei G8 😉 😉 And it’s one of the best I’ve had for years 😉 😉 It’s as fast as an arrow, has no crashes, detects energy hungry apps and suggests to terminate them 😉 or you give the app the permanent activity (e.g. you can use it to start a new app, or you can use it to start a new one. Whatsapp)
You have to deal with it a little bit, because you don’t know it, but it’s easy !
The highlight is the battery life, if used moderately it has to be plugged in on the 3rd day ! ! !
I haven’t had a Smartphone with a battery that lasts that long yet.
Yes, there is no App-Drawer, all Apps are on the screens, that’s annoying !
But only because it’s unusual ! In 5min everything you don’t want is stored in one folder
and you can install a launcher (e.g. Buzz-Launcher), then the App-Drawer is back !
Conclusion: The price-performance ratio is unbeatable ! CLEAR PURCHASE RECOMMENDATION ! !

5+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 01:36
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Julie Petersen
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Although I thought about giving 5 stars, because only the second try worked, but then I decided to do so.

The reason for this was as follows:

The trigger was the search for a second smartphone, which should be used primarily for geocaching. I attached great importance to the following points:
– Android operating system
– large display
– long battery life
– memory card slot

I found it after a long research on the Huawei G8, my opinion is of course primarily for the above mentioned purpose.
When unpacking the device, the pen to open the card slot was missing, basically no problem, but annoying nevertheless.
The start of the device still worked well, everything set up, app’s installed, everything chic.
Then an app had obviously hung up overnight, the next morning the battery was empty. After charging, the device required a screen PIN, which I had never assigned and could not be dissuaded.
With the help of Huawei customer service (hotline worked perfectly) the device was reset to factory settings and then worked, at least for a few days. Then the difficulties started, that when leaving a WLan area, the mobile data transfer took longer and longer until data flowed, finally it was only possible in acceptable time by switching off the device and re-activating the SIM card with the PIN.
Since the return period was not over yet, I sent the device back, problem-free backward processing, for this a praise to the Amazon customer service.

Now it went again on the search for a suitable device and after different considerations I landed again with the G8.

This time however as a new device and everything worked perfectly. After the first weeks of use I am still enthusiastic. The following points should be emphasized:
– GPS acquisition works fast, even in offline mode
– the fingerprint sensor works extremely reliable
– camera delivers good image quality
– total impressive battery performance. After four hours of geocaching with active GPS, the battery is still at about 60%, the most used IPhone5 was at 20% after three hours and then further on in energy saving mode after four hours at zero.
– GPS navigation works pretty much exactly and is not behind my GPS device (Garmin Dakota20 – our ways will probably part now))

Conclusion: After the flop with the first device I’m glad to have chosen a G8 again and I haven’t regretted this yet.

5+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 01:41
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Team Brule
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From the salesman inaccurate indication, instead of dual sim is a single sim and with Telekom Brand.

Ansonst is a SUPER SMARTPHONE

3+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 03:18
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John Chua
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The smartphone Huawei G8 arrived on time and was as described in the package. Since my previous phone was a Samsung Galaxy S3 mini, I am very pleased with the size of the display and how quickly all the apps open. Everything is razor sharp. The setup of the device worked smoothly. The sound is convincing. Even when you make a phone call, you have crystal clear reception. It lies very well in the hand and I ordered a kwmobile cover for it directly. So it can’t slip out of my hand.
The only thing that bothers me a bit is the long charging time for the battery.
But the device is already pure luxury if you had Galaxy S3 mini before.
Thumbs up!

5+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 04:28
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Raimundo Contreras
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Unfortunately I have almost never a reception. Had a Sansung Galaxy before and never had problems with the reception.

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Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 04:35
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Nicole Filippelli
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About the quite good price/performance ratio was already enough talked here, only for gamers the G8 might be too weak, but the SAR value is unfortunately quite high with this device: 1.44 W/kg on the head! and 0.56 on the body. In Europe the limit value is 2.0 W/kg… let’s see how test magazines judge in this context

3+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 04:53
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BillieJo Hartjes
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Hello,

did not buy the cell phone here. Special at a local electronics store.br>> First time for the positive, so the cell phone is really a great device. Optics, operation, battery power, speed, etc. nothing to complain about.
I thought about which smartphone I should get, but then I stayed with the Huawei G8 for the price performance.
The dual-sim option and the memory expansion via SD card are not given with every smartphone, but the Huawei fulfills these wishes.
The only thing that really bothered me about this device from Huawei, which it works with some apps not quite without objections.
z. B. with Whatsapp, which currently has several million users and is therefore almost one of the must-have apps.
In standby mode, the device was not able to signal the Whatsapp messages, there was no sound, there was nothing to see on the display. Only when I open the Whatsapp I get the messages. I restarted the machine and it worked, but unfortunately only for the next 2-3 hours. Afterwards the problem was back again.
I searched through the internet and tried everything but really everything, unfortunately without success.
As a last hope I contacted the support of Huawei, there the nice lady explained me what I can do to fix this problem. It was meant to be nice, but the whole procedure I had already done the day before. As there were no counter-arguments from the lady, she told me that this problem was already known and that they would work on it. When and if she could not tell me how and if she could tell me.
The phone then went back.
Actually it was a great pity, because otherwise it was really a very good smartphone.

3+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 06:12
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KK MOMMY
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Actually, a great cell phone, but at the Ap Amazon I am always kicked out! also very strong jerking while surfing! I prefer to order a Motorola again, I never had problems, so the device goes back!

3+
Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 07:13

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