Huawei G8 Reviews: Huawei G8 is a brand new product of the Chinese global vendor of smartphones and electronic goods that got released in September 2015. Elaborate exteriors are the thing that defines this brand and that is not limited to the premium line of devices. The release of this gadget was announced alongside the much more hyped Huawei Mate S. Huawei G8 has a strong spec-sheet and gives a good competition to Moto X Play and the OnePlus Two. Standing at the same price line as the other two smartphones, Huawei G8 has good specifications though it has not been so flashy in terms of advertisement like Huawei’s Mate S.
This phone has looks that resembles quite a lot to Mate S and looks very elegant. The current price of this smartphone is estimated to be Rs.28,999 for the 32GB version. This latest Android smartphone of Huawei comes with several attractive specifications and is all set to gain popularity for its high-end features and bottom-end price. To look forward to its specifications and analyze its price value let us check out the details of this smartphone
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Design and Display: This Huawei phone comes with an all metal integrated body that adds to its beauty and gives it a solid protection. Its metallic body is designed on ceramic and sand-blasting technology which provides a firm grip and the surface design is a cambered one that resists scratches. This phone is a little weighty since it contains a weight of 167g and is also quite thick with 7.5mm thickness. It has a 5.5 inches display which makes it a bit large for some people but it doesn’t feel too big as 5.5 inches screen has become common nowadays for any Android smartphone. It also has some bezel work especially around the top and bottom.
Touch and Display: Huawei G8’s design features matches quite a lot with Mate S, hence it can be considered as a more affordable alternative of Mate S yet it cannot be denied that Huawei G8 has an individuality of its own. Huawei G8 comes with a 5.5 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that gives it a 71.7 percent screen to body ratio. The G8 offers a spacious FULLHD display with a 2.5D curved edges. The screen resolution is 1080×1920 pixels with a pixel density of 401ppi that gives this phone a vibrant display of colors and no hue-shift. It has got a descent visibility even under bright sunlight and a good blend of brightness and color contrast.
Software and Hardware: Huawei G8 might be a budget smartphone as compared to Mate S but seriously there is nothing low-end in its hardware. It comes in two variants- one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage and the other one with a 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Huawei G8’s storage capacity can be extended by 64GB using a microSD card but you can also opt for more expandable storage in future as officially announced by the company.
And you will be glad to know that this gadget is rolling out Android v5.1 Lollipop as its OS and the company is planning to upgrade it to the latest Marshmallow, v6.0. The Adreno 405 GPU used in this phone delivers a fluid gaming experience. This high-end Huawei smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 whose four cores are Cortex-A53 that runs at a speed of 1.5GHz and the remaining four cores are clocked at a speed of 1.2GHz. As all other Huawei smartphones this phone is also well equipped with some high-powered sensors, offers NFC and GPS and good Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Camera: The camera features of this phone matches pretty much to the other Huawei-made Mate S if not for its 5 megapixel front camera which stands out to be at a little lower mark than Huawei Mate S’s 8 megapixel strength. The company has set the rear camera at 13 megapixel but it has provided a better aperture and pixel size and some additional modes to give you a better camera experience.
The rear camera has an aperture size of f/2.0 and supports dual LED flash and autofocus. The rear camera captures beautiful picture which are bright and sharp. The shots captured in daylight have a good detailing and sharpness. But the camera struggles a bit with the sharpness when under artificial light but it is avoidable. . The front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixel and an aperture size of f/2.4. The 1080p video quality it provides is also good but Huawei could have provided better in this regard.
Battery Life: This phone comes with a non-removable Li-ion 3000mAh battery. The battery lasts for a day with a bit to spare even with an everyday use of a fair amount of voice calls and a good amount of gaming. It provides a 24 hours talk-time in 3G networks and supports all other required daily workload over the phone such as net browsing, texting, game playing, listening music etc. Huawei G8 leaves a descent impression in this regard.
Price and Variant: The color variants of this Huawei smartphone are Black, White and Gold. This phone is priced at Rs.28,999 for the 32GB version.
Suggestions: This new phone of Huawei has many impressive features that would definitely attract a crowd of Android lovers. Huawei has really improved over these years on the design and specifications of it smartphones. The company has improved very much on its internal hardware and camera features. This phone has some key features wherein the first and the foremost impressive feature is its latest android version which is upgradable to Marshmallow. It has a good camera feature, a good battery life, a stylish metallic body with 5.5 inches display.
It also supports fingerprint sensor and has some elaborate details with the use of some premium materials. This phone seems to be a tough competition to Huawei’s own Mate S as some consider it as an affordable alternative to Mate S. But this phone also comes with some disadvantages like- no dual band Wi-Fi or no quick charging or wireless. And most importantly at this price Huawei G8 doesn’t support 4K video-recording. Hence, the specifications that the company provides at this affordable price can be considered as good but also the fact that it lags many features can also not be ignored fully.