Huawei Honor Note 8 Review

By Adrian Cruce

Huawei’s Honor Note 8 is basically a big competitor for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. It was announced a little bit before it and instantly stood out as keenly priced competition. Obviously, we do not have the same big brand power as with Samsung but we should never deny the fact that there are some pretty interesting devices on the market that are considered to be more affordable than Samsung’s line of products. The big thing to remember with such cases is that if you are looking for the most tech possible for the money that you have available at the moment and especially when the budget is limited, you do want to first think about the other options.

Honor Note 8’s main selling point, the one thing that you instantly notice, is the QHD 6.6 inch display. This means that the device is really similar to an Android tablet in size, not to an Android smartphone. Side bezels are quite thin though so this is a smartphone that will not be that problematic to hold. You have the industry standard fingerprint sensor located on the gadget’s back, making the gadget shorter than what it could be.

Honor Note 8 uses Kirin 955 SoC and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU sensor. This setup is the same one you see in the P9. You gain access to 4 GB of RAM and the internal storage capacity that you can choose out of include 32, 64 and 128 GB.

Most smartphone buyers these days are highly interested in the cameras that are included. You will be happy to hear that the 13 MP rear camera is not at all bad, with dual LED flash and laser autofocus. The front camera is 8 MP and does feature some selfie tools that you may want to use.

The only problem that could appear with such a large smartphone is battery. Most of the competition does have bad battery life but this is not the case here with Huawei. Honor Note 8 features a 4500 mAh battery that should be more than enough for regular use.

The big downside is the weight. We are faced with many super-sized components and a body that is basically full metal. This is why you get a weight of 219 grams. It is definitely something hard to carry around in a pocket.

The operating system of choice is Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Upgrades are available if you are interested to go to Nougat.

On the whole, Huawei Honor 8 does offer much more than you would imagine for the money you are going to pay. This means that you can so easily find great deals on the market, especially if you wait a little. Be sure that you consider this when looking for a smartphone that has a decent camera and a very large display. The big selling point is definitely the size of the screen but this smartphone does have more going for it.