Huawei G8

The Huawei G8 is a smartphone with a 5.5 inch screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor and a 13 megapixels rear camera. It is one of the devices that fall with in the mid-range when compared to other smartphones. This article takes you through the Huawei G8's characteristics/features, specs and offers a Huawei G8 review.

 

Huawei G8

Design

The design of the Huawei G8  is one of the features that gets the most attention. Not surprisingly, it is entirely coated with metallic materials, allowing us to enjoy a robust and elegant phone, made to withstand everyday usage (think slips and falls). But this is not all. The device is very comfortable to hold, with rounded corners that fit snugly in one's hand. The end result? You have a phone that is 152 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm in size and weighs 167 grams, with the battery included (a bit heavy if you ask me).

Display

The screen is, of course, one of the other star elements of this smartphone. It is a 5.5-inch panel with FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The pixel density is 401 dots per inch and the G8 offers a clear, vivid and colorful viewing experience. The screen isn't the brightest of screens but, to be honest, it is highly unnoticeable unless, of course,  you pay attention to detail like any avid smartphone buyer.

Camera

The camera on the Huawei G8 provides a good user experience. It includes a 13-megapixel sensor, with with support for dual LED flash, essential when capturing images in dim environments or even at night. The camera will allow you to capture good images but also videos in FullHD quality at 1080p, with a speed of 30 fps per second. The front camera has a 5 megapixel sensor, ready to capture selfies and make video calls.

The phone is perfectly capable of playing most major formats of multimedia content. It includes a 3.5 mm jack, as is tradition, great for connecting speakers or headphones.

Huawei G8 Camera

Power

At the heart of the Huawei G8 is the real machinery behind the smartphone. The device works through a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, working hard through 8 cores: one set of four are Cortex-A53 at 1.7 GHz and four others, Cortex A-53 at 1.2 GHz. This chip combines performance with an Adreno 405 graphics processor and a memory of 3 GB RAM. This allows the phone to operate in a fluid way, both when running simple applications as well as games with a high burden of graphics.

Storage

Regarding the storage capacity, you ought to know that the Huawei G8 is available in two different versions. The first offers 32 GB of memory, but the second only offers 16 GB. Luckily, this can always be expanded through external microSD cards of up to 64 GB.

Huawei G8

Operating System

Like virtually all Huawei martphones, the Huawei G8 comes standard with the Android operating system in its 5.1 Lollipop version. This is one of the latest versions Google has launched, prepared with the latest security updates and other improvements to the interface and notifications.

As if this were not enough, users can enjoy a special interface, designed by Huawei, which goes by the name EMUI. The development of it has been carried out within Huawei . In this case, this is version 3.1. Many themes, wallpapers and icons and various applications and tools to manage the device are included.

In addition, as a good smartphone running Android, the Huawei G8 includes the major preinstalled apps that give access to Google's services. Google Search, Google Maps, Hangouts, YouTube and Google Drive to name a  few. You can also connect to the Google Play Store to download new apps and games.

Huawei G8

Connectivity

The Huawei G8 is well prepared in the field of telephone connectivity. It is compatible with 4G / LTE networks, but also with wireless networks such as WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1 and GPS. It should be noted, moreover, that in the physical realm Huawei G8 stands out for having an a microUSB 2.0 slot and a dual SIM card slot.

At this point we must mention the addition of a fingerprint sensor that is great for safely securing your device and caring out specific functions. It is located at the back and works through the Finger Sense 2.0 technology. Thus, you can make sure that you are the only one who unlocks the phone and make fully secure purchases from the device.

Furthermore, there are two antennas which mean twice as much connectivity.  Thanks to the dual antenna smart switching you won’t have to worry about losing your signal again.

Huawei G8

Battery

The Huawei G8 is equipped with a lithium-ion battery, with a capacity of 3,000 milliamps . The company has not provided information about the life that the battery can offer but everything suggests that taking into account the characteristics and capacity of the battery, the duration should be at least a day at full capacity. We may be able to use it without charge for 24 hours.

Review

The Huawei G8 comes in three colors: dark silver, white and gold. It is also available in different storage capacities, 16 and 32 GB. Given the characteristics and features of the smartphone, one can expect a powerful device that comes at a much cheaper price than the high end devices on the market. A quick skip down the spec sheet of the Huawei G8 and it's not immediately obvious how it differs from the e Huawei Mate S. So, if quality is what you need without having to bust out the big bucks, the Huawei G8 is a good choice.

Release Date

The Huawei G8 hit stores in October 2015.

Price

The Huawei G8 price. the  32 GB version with 3 GB of RAM, is 400 euros. The Huawei G8 is priced at €399 (around £300, $450, AU$640) SIM-free.

Images

Images/Sourced via| Huawei G8 GSM Arena, Huawei G8 Official Website

Specs

Here is a brief Huawei G8 Specs review:

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA
4G bands LTE
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRS Yes
EDGE Class 12
LAUNCH Announced 2015, July
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2015, October
BODY Dimensions 152 x 76.5 x 7.5 mm (5.98 x 3.01 x 0.30 in)
Weight 167 (5.89 oz)
SIM Dual SIM
- Fingerprint sensor
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.5 inches (~71.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~401 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
- Emotion UI 3.1
PLATFORM OS Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615
CPU Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 405
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal 16 GB, 2 GB RAM
32 GB, 3 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, 4160 x 3120 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected]
Secondary 5 MP
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio To be confirmed
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- MP4/H.264 player
- MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Document viewer
- Photo/video editor
BATTERY Non-removable 3000 mAh battery
Stand-by
Talk time
MISC Colors Black, White, Gold