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Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 reviews of Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The usability and size also get good views, but there are mixed views on the GPS navigation and portability.

performance, size, usability, screen, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size and usability. There are some mixed opinions about the performance.

price, camera

screen, usability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People really like the usability and camera. The screen and performance also get good views. There are some mixed views about the price, and some have doubts about the reliability.

portability, performance, screen, camera, usability

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by : Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Mate 8

 

2015 ended on a high for Huawei. In the Nexus 6P it had, alongside Google, released the best Android smartphone of the year. The Chinese brand hopes to begin 2016 on a similar footing with the Mate 8, a super-sized phone just announced at CES 2016 in...

Jan, 2016

Pocket-lint recommended

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty

 

Not so long ago the idea of a 6-inch phone sounded like a bonkers one. Now it's the norm for many, helped along by the iPhone 6S Plus, and with devices as powerful and refined as the Huawei Mate 8 also coming to market it's perhaps a more appealing...

Superb battery life, ace fingerprint scanner, refined design, smaller than iPhone 6S Plus (despite having a larger 6in screen), reasonable camera and stabilisation

Software not always smart (EMUI 4.0 means no app tray, split screen fairly useless), screen resolution limitations, huge size won't suit all

The Huawei Mate 8 is an echo of the Mate 7. But with an added thump of power at its core, the latest software on board and an improved camera, it's all the more appealing. Plus 6-inch phones are becoming increasingly the norm, which ought to further...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

A big and brilliant Android smartphone

Great battery life ; Massive screen ; Strong camera

'Only' 1080p ; Will be too big for some ; Polarising software

The top £500 phone for those who want a truly massive screen

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The latest phablet from Huawei might well be its best yet

Great fingerprint sensor ; Gorgeous large display ; Strong battery life

Emotion UI overlay ; Fast charging cable not in the box ; Ugly speaker grill

Huawei's Mate 8 might not be one of the best known phablets on the market, but it offers solid specs at a more affordable price than its competitors. It's not without faults, but the Mate 8 is one of the best choices if you want a larger Android phone.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei Mate 8 review: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has been pouring more time and effort into its smartphones of late, and it hasn't gone unnoticed....

Feature-rich user experience ; Solid screen ; Premium design ; Outstanding battery life

Missing fingerprint gestures ; Weak split-screen multitasking ; Heavy UI ; Weak video recording capabilities

There’s no denying that the Huawei Mate 8 is an extremely well rounded and well put together Android smartphone. The user experience is distinctive and although it isn’t perfect, it works well, feels fluid and boasts enough handy and helpful features...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The Mate 8 is the successor to the Mate 7 and brings Huawei's own Kirin 950 CPU into the mix to create a powerful phablet to rival Samsung and Huawei's own Nexus 6P

In many ways, the Mate 8 is an excellent smartphone. It has a big, high-quality screen and is well made. It isn't the most stylish of phones, but it's fast (unless you're talking about games) and has decent battery life. The camera is a disappointment...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The Huawei Mate 8 is exceptionally quick, but this 6in phablet is held back by a hopeless camera and a frustrating UI

If it wasn't for its hopeless camera and Huawei's Emotion UI, the Mate 8 would be an excellent phablet for anyone still waiting for Samsung to release its Galaxy Note 5 . At £429 SIM-free, it's also relatively cheap for its size, costing less than the...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 8 review: The big Huawei Mate 8 phone is a battery beast that costs too much

 

The 6-inch Huawei Mate 8's monster battery life is the shining feature in an otherwise pretty-good, but overpriced phone.

Huawei's Mate 8's battery life goes on and on, it snaps good photos and has a fast, accurate fingerprint sensor and a loud speakerphone.

This ginormous 6-inch phone is just too unwieldy for smaller hands. It has a dim screen and a low resolution compared with other phones.

The huge, metal Huawei Mate 8 has plenty of appeal and only minor drawbacks, but it's too expensive to sway fans of large-screen phones from the Nexus 6P or Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Huawei Mate 8

 

If Chinese manufacturer Huawei was not being taken seriously by its competitors, the new Mate 8 phablet serves as undeniable proof that it should be. But should you buy it now?

Generous and bright display; Superb battery life; Well constructed body

Thinness makes it difficult to handle; Would benefit from a stylus

The Huawei Mate 8 does a lot of things well. It's display is large and crisp, processor fast and responsive, camera surprisingly solid, and battery life more than ample. Is it the best phablet of 2016 so far? Yes. But is it better than the Samsung...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Wilson Wong (techgoondu.com)

Goondu review: Huawei Mate 8 March 26th, 2016 | by Wilson Wong Cellphones 0

 

The Huawei Mate 8 looks like an impressive flagship phone but its camera may lack the quality and consistency to trouble other big hitters.

Mar, 2016

Price comparison for Huawei Mate 8 / Huawei Ascend Mate 8

  Store     Price
Huawei Mate 10 Pro (Single-SIM) 128GB Android 8.0 UK...
The world's first Kirin AI processor brings you a faster, stronger, and seamless smartphone experience
£414.00 TO SHOP
Huawei Mate20 Lite (Single SIM) 64 GB 6.3-Inch...
6.3" FULLVIEW DISPLAY - LENGTH-TO-WIDTH RATIO 19.5:9 (2340 x 1080)
£139.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P30 Lite 128 GB 6.15 inch FHD Dewdrop Display...
Ai Ultra-Wide triple camera: The Huawei P30 Lite's triple camera (48MP + 8MP + 2MP) lets you capture...
£158.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P Smart 2019 64 GB 6.21-Inch 2K FullView...
Huawei Full view display with an 6.21-inch 18: 9 screen with smart split screen
£108.00 TO SHOP
Huawei Mate 20X 5G - 256 GB 7.2-Inch 2K FullView...
【5G is Here】Powered by the Balong 5000, HUAWEI's first 7nm multi-mode 5G chipset with the Kirin 980, HUAWEI...
£599.00 TO SHOP
HUAWEI MediaPad T5 - 10.1” Android 8.0 Tablet, 1080P...
【10.1" 1080P FULL HD DISPLAY】HUAWEI MediaPad T5 comes with 10.1", 1920 x 1200 IPS, 224 PPI screen, and 16...
£179.00 TO SHOP
HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro 128 GB 6.39-Inch 2K FullView...
6.39" 2K FullView display with powerful 7nm Huawei Kirin 980 AI chipset, Dual NPU, GPU Turbo 2.0, Android 9...
£334.00 TO SHOP
Huawei Mate 20 128 GB 6.53-Inch 2K FullView Android...
2K FullView display with powerful 7nm Huawei Kirin 980 AI chipset, Dual NPU, GPU Turbo 2.0, Android 9.0...
£309.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P30 Pro 128 GB 6.47 Inch OLED Display...
The Leica Quad super camera system includes a SuperZoom Lens, a 40 MP Super Sensing Camera, a 20 MP Ultra...
£439.00 TO SHOP
Huawei P30 Pro 128 GB 6.47 Inch OLED Display...
The Leica Quad super camera system includes a SuperZoom Lens, a 40 MP Super Sensing Camera, a 20 MP Ultra...
£530.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Mint-Huawei Mate 8 32 GB (Dual Sim) Grey...
Huawei Mate 8 32 GB (Dual Sim) - Grey - Unlocked
£325.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Fair-Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB (Dual...
Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB (Dual Sim) - Gold - Unlocked
£209.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Good-Huawei Mate 10 pro 64 GB Black...
Huawei Mate 10 Pro 64 GB - Black - Unlocked
£240.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Good-Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB Silver...
Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB - Silver Blue - Unlocked
£205.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Stallone-Huawei Mate S 32 GB Grey...
Huawei Mate S 32 GB - Grey - Unlocked
£130.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Fair-Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128 GB (Dual...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128 GB (Dual Sim) - Twilight - Unlocked
£308.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Good-Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB Black...
Huawei Mate 20 Lite 64 GB - Black - Unlocked
£184.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Fair-Huawei Mate 10 Lite 64 GB (Dual...
Huawei Mate 10 Lite 64 GB (Dual Sim) - Blue - Unlocked
£179.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Fair-Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128 GB (Dual...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128 GB (Dual Sim) - Emerald Green - Unlocked
£350.00 TO SHOP
Refurbished-Stallone-Huawei Mate 10 Pro 128 GB Black...
Huawei Mate 10 Pro 128 GB - Black - Unlocked
£289.00 TO SHOP

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