1. lumivalo's Avatar
    The Honor 8 has made quite a splash on the tech world. Will you be upgrading?

    Voice your opinion in the comments below.
    08-29-2016 06:11 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    I would consider it if Verizon forcefully kicked me off the 100gb of unrestricted data for $30 plan.

    For now contract phones are cheap (note 7 for $80 after promotions) so for me, it isn't worth it at the moment since the un subsidized honor 8 would cost a lot more, not mention, not work on Verizon.

    But should they kick me off my current plan then the honor 8 would be high on my list
    08-29-2016 07:00 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Mod Note, I will move this to the honor 8 forum
    libra89 likes this.
    08-29-2016 07:01 AM
  4. libra89's Avatar
    I already did and I have ordered mine. The Android Central review (finally! lol) has sealed the deal for me.

    Honor 8 review: A new competitor in the U.S. | Android Central
    08-29-2016 07:34 AM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    I already did and I have ordered mine. The Android Central review (finally! lol) has sealed the deal for me.

    Honor 8 review: A new competitor in the U.S. | Android Central
    The proprietary charging is a downer since all my chargers support qc 2.0/3.0/Samsung fast adaptive charging. Charging at 5v/1a from these bricks would be very slow.

    The Honor 8 doesn't offer wireless charging despite its glass back, but does work with its own proprietary quick charging solution that you'll only find from its in-box charger — using a 9V/2A brick that can add 45% to the battery in just 30 minutes. When plugging it into my Quick Charge 3.0 wall plug or Quick Charge 2.0 battery it would only pull about 5V/1A, which is rather slow ... a "standard" 5V/2A charging plug gave it the best speeds outside of its own in-box charger.
    08-29-2016 07:54 AM
  6. libra89's Avatar
    The proprietary charging is a downer since all my chargers support qc 2.0/3.0/Samsung fast adaptive charging. Charging at 5v/1a from these bricks would be very slow.

    The Honor 8 doesn't offer wireless charging despite its glass back, but does work with its own proprietary quick charging solution that you'll only find from its in-box charger — using a 9V/2A brick that can add 45% to the battery in just 30 minutes. When plugging it into my Quick Charge 3.0 wall plug or Quick Charge 2.0 battery it would only pull about 5V/1A, which is rather slow ... a "standard" 5V/2A charging plug gave it the best speeds outside of its own in-box charger.
    You're right, that is a valid downer. For me, it's almost a non-issue because I have never tried a phone that has 3.0 fast charging. Fast charging is cool but I don't need the fastest speed. As long as it doesn't take forever, I'm good. I'm indifferent about wireless charging, personally. I doubt that I would be using fast charging all the time, just half of the time.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-29-2016 08:17 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    You're right, that is a valid downer. For me, it's almost a non-issue because I have never tried a phone that has 3.0 fast charging. Fast charging is cool but I don't need the fastest speed. As long as it doesn't take forever, I'm good. I'm indifferent about wireless charging, personally. I doubt that I would be using fast charging all the time, just half of the time.
    I don't like to leave my phone on the charger overnight... I will leave it charging while eating a meal or at my desk for a bit... And 5v/1a is super slow.(since I have qc chargers). It isn't the end of the world, but... It would have been nice to keep the same accessories.
    libra89 likes this.
    08-29-2016 09:31 AM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    I don't like to leave my phone on the charger overnight... I will leave it charging while eating a meal or at my desk for a bit... And 5v/1a is super slow.(since I have qc chargers). It isn't the end of the world, but... It would have been nice to keep the same accessories.
    I get what you're saying. If I had the same situation as you, I would feel the same. Buying new accessories kind of sucks really.
    08-29-2016 09:51 AM
  9. samix's Avatar
    I'd like to see more photos from the Honor camera before I make my decision. Also I'm a little leery of the EMUI software layer. I only upgrade my phone about once every 3 years so I've been reading and watching everything I can on all the phones in the $400 range.
    Guytronic likes this.
    08-29-2016 06:58 PM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    I'd like to see more photos from the Honor camera before I make my decision. Also I'm a little leery of the EMUI software layer. I only upgrade my phone about once every 3 years so I've been reading and watching everything I can on all the phones in the $400 range.
    Having used the 5x, emui definitely isn't my favorite. But Nova launcher helps quite a bit
    08-29-2016 07:06 PM
  11. Ychigrex's Avatar
    It's true .it's specialy China ui
    08-30-2016 01:46 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    It's true .it's specialy China ui
    I have used a few zte phones (currently typing on a ZTE ZMAX pro that I paid $40 for) and it runs much more normal Android ui
    08-30-2016 01:53 PM
  13. PalakMi's Avatar
    I will consider upgrading when I see a healthy development scene
    09-13-2016 05:39 AM
  14. dpham00's Avatar
    I will consider upgrading when I see a healthy development scene
    I don't expect that on the Honor 8 especially with the kirin chip.
    09-13-2016 01:34 PM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I don't expect that on the Honor 8 especially with the kirin chip.
    Honor and XDA have a partnership, so I think it is possible for these things to come. There's already fonts.
    09-13-2016 02:25 PM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Honor and XDA have a partnership, so I think it is possible for these things to come. There's already fonts.
    Right.... I understand that but... Only time will tell how well supported it would be. As for now (or in the near future) I don't really expect a healthy developer support. Perhaps down the road though...
    09-13-2016 02:38 PM
  17. nscian12's Avatar
    If I didn't have an Nexus 6p then honestly I would highly consider it
    09-13-2016 02:43 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    If I didn't have an Nexus 6p then honestly I would highly consider it
    Nexus 6p is still a great phone, especially if you want quick updates
    09-13-2016 03:07 PM
  19. lumivalo's Avatar
    The one thing about recent Nexus/Pixel phones that deters me from buying them is the lack of a microSD card slot.
    12-01-2016 02:45 PM
  20. edwin walke's Avatar
    The one thing about recent Nexus/Pixel phones that deters me from buying them is the lack of a microSD card slot.
    I have a Nexus 6P and currently have about 18 GB of free memory on the phone with a bunch of apps. I use Google's Drive and have backups, photos and downloads. My allocation is 115 GB and have maybe 3GB used. Only downside is you need a internet connection. You may need internal memory if you have videos stored on board.
    12-01-2016 03:48 PM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    The one thing about recent Nexus/Pixel phones that deters me from buying them is the lack of a microSD card slot.
    Same here. It isn't the end of the world but i would need 128gb
    12-01-2016 05:21 PM
  22. lumivalo's Avatar
    I have a Nexus 6P and currently have about 18 GB of free memory on the phone with a bunch of apps. I use Google's Drive and have backups, photos and downloads. My allocation is 115 GB and have maybe 3GB used. Only downside is you need a internet connection. You may need internal memory if you have videos stored on board.
    How much storage do you have?
    12-01-2016 07:15 PM

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