09-10-2016 07:52 PM
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  1. edwin walke's Avatar
    Finally just had to order the H8. $349 from Huawei. Mr. UPS says it will arrive Thurs. Looking forward to comparing it to my Nexus 6 & 6P.
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    09-04-2016 06:56 AM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I hope you like it!
    09-04-2016 08:16 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    Congratulations! Let us know how you like it
    09-04-2016 10:13 AM
  4. taxmandan's Avatar
    I picked up one from Best Buy on Friday and I think its a pretty good phone. It's easily the nicest looking smartphone I've ever had. Battery life has been good too and i can't complain about the performance. It is way better in terms of performance than the Nexus 5X i was using for the last 10 months.
    libra89, dpham00 and Guytronic like this.
    09-04-2016 04:22 PM
  5. Etyrnus's Avatar
    I picked up one from Best Buy on Friday and I think its a pretty good phone. It's easily the nicest looking smartphone I've ever had. Battery life has been good too and i can't complain about the performance. It is way better in terms of performance than the Nexus 5X i was using for the last 10 months.
    I like hearing that. I'm about to make the same switch.
    libra89 likes this.
    09-04-2016 04:52 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    I picked up one from Best Buy on Friday and I think its a pretty good phone. It's easily the nicest looking smartphone I've ever had. Battery life has been good too and i can't complain about the performance. It is way better in terms of performance than the Nexus 5X i was using for the last 10 months.
    That's pretty good to hear! I was pretty disappointed with the 5x performance... Glad that this didn't follow suit, but of course we are talking about different processors
    09-04-2016 11:10 PM
  7. taxmandan's Avatar
    I'm sure that the 4gb of RAM in the Honor versus the 2gb in the 5x is a big reason the Honor performs better too.
    libra89 and Guytronic like this.
    09-05-2016 06:42 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm sure that the 4gb of RAM in the Honor versus the 2gb in the 5x is a big reason the Honor performs better too.
    How much ram is typically free on the Honor 8, for those who have it?
    09-05-2016 09:08 AM
  9. taxmandan's Avatar
    I checked mine a few times over the last hour and it seems to have 565mb free--that's with it just sitting idle on a table.
    09-05-2016 10:13 AM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    2.3 GB for me but 3.6 total RAM if I am reading it right
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-05-2016 10:27 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    I checked mine a few times over the last hour and it seems to have 565mb free--that's with it just sitting idle on a table.
    That's good to hear.. So it actually utilizes most of the ram. On my moto g4 64/4,I never see less than 1.5gb free
    09-05-2016 10:53 AM
  12. imartez's Avatar
    Unfortunately, I just returned the Honor 8 to Best Buy. It just wasn't the phone for me. I had a Note 7 but returned it for a refund (The Note 7 doesn't justify a $900 price tag). I have had the following phones to compare the Honor 8 with, Nexus 6P, Galaxy s7 Edge, Note 7 and an LG V10. The Honor 8 stands tall against all of them aesthetically, the blue color and all glass design was very nice. The build quality was also very good, it was just a nice phone to look at. The issues I had with it are.
    • It was slippery, it would literally slide off most surfaces
    • The EMUI was quirky and resembled iOS too much
    • Lock Screen notifications are hit or miss and they only seemed to work with a setting that turns on the screen when you receive a notification
    • The camera was not very good in low light and I had too many blurry pictures
    • The screen is not very bright in sun light and there seemed to be an issue with the ambient sensor. There were times when the phone did not know if the room was bright or dark and I ultimately had to manually adjust the brightness


    On the positive side, the performance was very good. It had great battery life and the reception (Mobile Data & WiFi) were damn good! The display was really nice, colors and saturation were very good.

    I'm assuming that Honor will fix many of these issues with software updates but, for me, I went back to the S7 Edge. It was a tough decision and if my decision was merely based on the looks of the phone, the H8 wins hands down. Having said that, functionality trumps looks all day when it comes to a mobile phone.
    JmfinD, dpham00 and libra89 like this.
    09-05-2016 10:26 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks for your honest input. For low light, the S7 Edge is hard to beat, though it does cost a bit more.
    09-06-2016 12:14 AM
  14. libra89's Avatar
    I like hearing that. I'm about to make the same switch.
    You will notice the height difference.

    @imartez : I agree with you on most of your points, at least you can say that you tried the Honor 8
    09-06-2016 08:49 AM
  15. dpham00's Avatar
    You will notice the height difference.

    @imartez : I agree with you on most of your points, at least you can say that you tried the Honor 8
    The honor 8 is shorter and narrower than the nexus 5x
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    09-06-2016 11:55 AM
  16. dpham00's Avatar
    Honor 8 on the way-uploadfromtaptalk1473181024456.jpg
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    09-06-2016 11:57 AM
  17. libra89's Avatar
    The honor 8 is shorter and narrower than the nexus 5x
    I am a fan of this personally. The Nexus 5x is a nice phone, but the tallness bugged me. I am generally able to reach the top of the screen with one hand.
    09-06-2016 12:15 PM
  18. dpham00's Avatar
    I am a fan of this personally. The Nexus 5x is a nice phone, but the tallness bugged me. I am generally able to reach the top of the screen with one hand.
    Can you reach easily both top corners with one hand, without stretching your hand?
    09-06-2016 12:41 PM
  19. libra89's Avatar
    Can you reach easily both top corners with one hand, without stretching your hand?
    Not really, sadly. I can reach most of the screen, but the top part of the top half, is a loss unless I put it near the middle of my palm, which is an OK position. Doing that, I can reach everything just fine. If I wish to rest the bottom of the phone in part of my palm, I can't.

    Also, disclaimer, I have long fingers so maybe I'm not the best person to ask.
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    09-06-2016 01:24 PM
  20. dpham00's Avatar
    Not really, sadly. I can reach most of the screen, but the top part of the top half, is a loss unless I put it near the middle of my palm, which is an OK position. Doing that, I can reach everything just fine. If I wish to rest the bottom of the phone in part of my palm, I can't.

    Also, disclaimer, I have long fingers so maybe I'm not the best person to ask.
    Fair enough. I have a note 7 now and it is pretty difficult to reach every corner... I can but must really stretch my fingers. The Note 7 does have one handed mode, but I find it more of an annoyance. A 5.2" would be easier but I would still need to stretch my fingers.
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    09-06-2016 02:23 PM
  21. edwin walke's Avatar
    My 8 arrives today. On the UPS truck for delivery. Had to stop by BestBuy yesterday to see the 8 in the flesh. Much better than I expected. I was afraid it would be to small -- just right. Everything about it is 1st Class. Tried the camera -- for me perfect. Sharp as a tack. As soon as it arrives ready to light it up on H2o (AT&T).
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    09-08-2016 07:36 AM
  22. libra89's Avatar
    My 8 arrives today. On the UPS truck for delivery. Had to stop by BestBuy yesterday to see the 8 in the flesh. Much better than I expected. I was afraid it would be to small -- just right. Everything about it is 1st Class. Tried the camera -- for me perfect. Sharp as a tack. As soon as it arrives ready to light it up on H2o (AT&T).
    Yay! Looking forward to your first impressions. I didn't know that there were demos/floor models at Best Buy. Cool!
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-08-2016 07:48 AM
  23. dpham00's Avatar
    My 8 arrives today. On the UPS truck for delivery. Had to stop by BestBuy yesterday to see the 8 in the flesh. Much better than I expected. I was afraid it would be to small -- just right. Everything about it is 1st Class. Tried the camera -- for me perfect. Sharp as a tack. As soon as it arrives ready to light it up on H2o (AT&T).
    Glad to hear it. Please be sure to post your first impressions after you use it for a bit
    09-08-2016 09:17 AM
  24. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    My 8 arrives today. On the UPS truck for delivery. Had to stop by BestBuy yesterday to see the 8 in the flesh. Much better than I expected. I was afraid it would be to small -- just right. Everything about it is 1st Class. Tried the camera -- for me perfect. Sharp as a tack. As soon as it arrives ready to light it up on H2o (AT&T).
    Your BestBuy had them on display? I'll have to check mine tomorrow, it shows that they have plenty in stock.
    Guytronic likes this.
    09-08-2016 06:00 PM
  25. edwin walke's Avatar
    Got mine yesterday and so far I am quite satisfied. Build quality is fantastic. It is fast as lightning. Apps open quickly on par with the Nexus 6P I have. It is slick so you want a case. The screen is really nice -- full HD and you can change it to use less pixels for battery saving. It has a 9V/2A charger for fast charging. From 70 percent to full in 30 minutes. Downloaded the user guide which is very good for figuring out all the bells and whistles. I am hard of hearing and have no problem hearing the ringer or speakers.

    I would say it is well worth the $349 I paid.
    libra89 likes this.
    09-09-2016 10:56 AM
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