1. libra89's Avatar


    The Honor 8 part starts at 4:45 but the whole video is great. Note that this isn't an actual review, but towards the end, he did say that between the Honor 8, ZTE Axon 7, and Alcatel Idol 4s, he prefers the Honor 8. Including the OnePlus 3 and Moto Z Play, he gives the nod to the OnePlus 3.

    Edit: And the blog post: http://www.androidcentral.com/mrmobi...droid-showdown
    10-14-2016 03:26 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Sorry can't Buy OnePlus... their marketing annoys me.
    10-14-2016 06:51 PM
  3. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    Sorry can't Buy OnePlus... their marketing annoys me.
    Their software support annoys me. Same goes for moto. Totally would have gotten a z play if they hadn't left me in the dust these past 2 years.

    ZTE has other problems. Really no down sides, IMO, with Honor.
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    10-14-2016 09:43 PM
  4. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Have to say software can be considered a downside for the Honor 8. With EMUI 5 that will likely change but for now it takes a lot of getting used to its quirks
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    10-14-2016 09:45 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Their software support annoys me. Same goes for moto. Totally would have gotten a z play if they hadn't left me in the dust these past 2 years.

    ZTE has other problems. Really no down sides, IMO, with Honor.
    Yeah I totally understand. They renedged on multiple devices like the droid mini which i bought for$8 no contract some time ago or the moto e 2015 which i paid$10 for a while back. I told myself that I wouldn't get another moto phone but saw the moto z play for$20 and couldn't resist. All prices after promotions but no service contract. I hope that Honor would do carrier phones in the future ... I know that I am in the minority but I like carrier deals
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    10-14-2016 10:14 PM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    I tend to agree with most of MrMobile's points in the video above after having used the Honor 8 for some time now. It's a solid device no doubt. And for the price, you really can't go wrong.
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    10-14-2016 10:29 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Have to say software can be considered a downside for the Honor 8. With EMUI 5 that will likely change but for now it takes a lot of getting used to its quirks
    How annoying is EMUI if one uses Nova Launcher Prime? I always use Nova Launcher Prime, even on my stock Android devices.
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    10-14-2016 10:35 PM
  8. BotanicalStig's Avatar
    How annoying is EMUI if one uses Nova Launcher Prime? I always use Nova Launcher Prime, even on my stock Android devices.
    With Nova prime or action launcher... EMUI is awesome. You can customize everything (custom nav bar, dark themes, etc.) right out of the box. The notification panel isn't set up ideally if you're used to stock android (as I was)... but it really isn't bad or annoying... totally usable. The built in software and hardware features are a huge selling point with EMUI.
    10-14-2016 11:20 PM
  9. edwin walke's Avatar
    Have to say software can be considered a downside for the Honor 8. With EMUI 5 that will likely change but for now it takes a lot of getting used to its quirks
    Have had the H8 since they were available and have not found any quirks. Just yesterday I downloaded an update that fixed several software problems. So far the support has been great. Gee whiz - - I have actually been able to get customer staff on the phone to discuss a question I had. Try that with HTC - - I have and it was awful.
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    10-15-2016 09:37 AM
  10. Matt Manahan's Avatar
    Based on others' opinions, I thought EMUI was going to be terrible, but I actually like it. I normally use Nova, but I'm going with EMUI for now. The only thing I miss is an app drawer (which the lack of is a big con) and double tap to sleep. I've enjoyed tinkering with the many customizations in EMUI. I wish themes were easier to download, but I've had fun with the few themes I've found.
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    10-15-2016 10:19 AM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    With Nova prime or action launcher... EMUI is awesome. You can customize everything (custom nav bar, dark themes, etc.) right out of the box. The notification panel isn't set up ideally if you're used to stock android (as I was)... but it really isn't bad or annoying... totally usable. The built in software and hardware features are a huge selling point with EMUI.
    Based on others' opinions, I thought EMUI was going to be terrible, but I actually like it. I normally use Nova, but I'm going with EMUI for now. The only thing I miss is an app drawer (which the lack of is a big con) and double tap to sleep. I've enjoyed tinkering with the many customizations in EMUI. I wish themes were easier to download, but I've had fun with the few themes I've found.
    I agree with both of you. I really like how much you can change. I am amazed that even just changing the font feels like a difference. It's pretty cool. It's not even bad like people have said. I have the stock launcher because I like it too lol. Also the hiding of apps is something I really like. The fact that I can hide all of the uglies (apps I never use) is awesome.

    Also +1 to Honor for allowing us to remove most of the preloaded apps. The ones I don't use, I can hide and never see unless it has to be updated.
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    10-15-2016 11:15 AM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    I didn't like it much when I had the 5x but now that i have been using the 7 plus for a bit now then it might feel more natural.
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    10-15-2016 10:04 PM
  13. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    Even with other launchers you don't have actionable notifications and the lock screen notifications suck still.
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    10-16-2016 11:16 AM

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