You can leave all the negative misconceptions you have towards China-made smartphones at the front door, as the Huawei G8 exudes both quality and functionality.
Processor 1.50GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 // GPU Adreno 405 // Connectivity 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC // Memory 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD to 128GB) // SIM Card Type 2x nano SIM // Dimensions 152.5 (L) x 76.5 (W) x 7.5 (T) mm // Weight 167g (w/ battery) // Battery 3,000mAh Li-ion // Contact Huawei Malaysia // Warranty 1-year // Telephone 1 800 22 0086 // URL consumer. huawei.com/my Just last month, we reviewed the Huawei Mate S – a device that we thought to be plenty powerful and feature-packed, but priced a little too ambitiously for the average Joe. If you like what the Mate S has to offer, and are willing to compromise some of its features for a more budgetfriendly device, you can always consider the Huawei G8, which is essentially a lightweight version of the Mate S.
As with most premium smartphones these days, the G8 is built primarily out of metal. We say primarily and not entirely, because there are still some subtle traces of non-metal material on the face of the device. Not much of a dealbreaker, really, as the G8 already feels like an incredibly solid device as it is. It looks great too, thanks to its rounded, 7.5mm-thin chassis and its accompanying shiny, chamfered edges.
Despite being marketed as a midrange device, the G8 is actually fitted with pretty decent hardware. It has a bright and vibrant 5.5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, an Adreno 405 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD to 128GB), and a non-removable 3,000mAh Li-ion battery. On the software side of things, the G8 runs on Huawei's own EMUI 3.1 user interface on top of Android 5.1 Lollipop.
We didn't encounter any performance issues during the weeks we spent with the G8, though it did showcase
The 13MP rear shooter of the Huawei G8 does a pretty respectable job at capturing sharp, vibrant, and noise-free photos. You might want to thank its optical image stabilizer for that.