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Huawei Mate 8

alaTest has collected and analyzed 591 reviews of Huawei 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 are impressed by the screen and battery. The usability and size are also appreciated. The GPS navigation and portability get mixed reviews.

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei Mate 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from 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 Reviewers really like the camera. The price also gets good feedback, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the performance. Many are less positive about the size and usability.

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

Jan, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Huawei Mate 8


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from 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 People really like the usability and camera. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability. Views are divided on the price.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Max Parker (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 : Jonathan Bray (

Huawei Mate 8 review: A big phone that's almost brilliant


A fine smartphone with an enormous screen and great battery life. Shame about the camera and the software, though

In all, I like the Huawei Mate 8. It’s a little too large for my pockets, but I love the design and, generally, it’s been a pleasure to use. The sluggish performance of past Huawei flagships has been banished thanks to the shiny new Kirin 950 chipset,...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Robin-Leigh Chetty (

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

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