This is an excellent phone for the price. I owned the Huawei P8 Max before I upgraded to the Honor Note 8 and I've absolutely no regrets. I bought mine from VopMart along with the original Huawei Dot Matrix case and the Luxurios leather case. Both are great cases. The phone does come supplied with a clear cover though but it's not a flip case and offers no protection to the beautiful large screen (and you definitely want to protect that screen).
I also like the slightly reduced size of 6.6 inches over the P8 Max which was 6.8 inches. I've had no signal issues and the phone worked great right out of the box.
The battery lasts a complete day with full use including videos, music and of course calls. I don't use the supplied charger because it doesn't fit into a standard wall socket in my country but the phone charges fast enough.
The only problem I have with this phone is that it doesn't sync my contacts to google which is such a shame. I've tried everything and searched all the available web sites but I can't find a solution so you need to bear that in mind.
All knowledgeable.As the specifications shows,NFC,IR,DLNA,USB version 3.1 is absent,but the rest are have a house in the uppermost class'!!!I still don't understand 32,64,128 inside memory being hybrid,and having a second SIM card slot being used as an external memory slot too!!!?Here,I need someone,s help to justify them logically !!!?Of course,Huawei P9 plus is the best example of showing sincerity in deeds! Thanks for scientific logical answers,in advance,....Omid87,Omid12Omitted,Omid12Omidvar,sam,....And gsmArena review,....
smash14, 29 Nov 2016Actually, they are making a push into the US with the Mate 9. It's going to be released states... moreThat's what was said about Honor Note 8 when it was release back in August (or something like that)... I just think Note 8 has better value compared to Mate 9; Honor series is not supposed to be the premium anyways, I get that; but there are plenty of high end competitors in the US, so break into US market with Honor brand seems to be a more reasonable thing to do.
To be honest, I think it was somewhat silly for Huawei not to release its new phone lineup in the US during the Thanksgiving shopping season.
ctscsq, 29 Nov 2016Bummer... I wonder if Huawei has given up on the US market altogether, as they are definitely ... moreActually, they are making a push into the US with the Mate 9. It's going to be released stateside soon.
smash14, 29 Nov 2016No 4g. HSPA+ and 3g only.Bummer... I wonder if Huawei has given up on the US market altogether, as they are definitely not making any kind of push these days. sigh....
smash14, 28 Nov 2016Mine came sim unlocked. I put a T-Mobile sim card in and I was good to go. If it doesn't work,... moreI am also thinking about buying this phone for T-Mobile network. Do you get 4G on this phone? Information I have come across so far says it doesn't support T-Mobile 4G bands. Thanks!
InjUrIng, 27 Nov 2016I'm in the same situation. Other people have this phone active in the US. I have tried GSM and... moreMine came sim unlocked. I put a T-Mobile sim card in and I was good to go. If it doesn't work, you may want to look into returning it and purchasing it from somewhere else. I purchased mine from vopmart and I've read Aliexpress for others. I haven't seen much in the way of sim card issues elsewhere.
Mj23, 28 Nov 2016No fast charging?There is fast charging but you have to use the charger that comes in the box. It is not compatible w/ Qualcomm fast charging equipment.
DJXput, 28 Nov 2016Im not sure about the fast charging - but I think my phone charges quite quickly using a usb c... moreCertainly does have fast charging, very quick using the supplied charger and cable, also just installed new firmware update (official 247 MB) which appeared,in the updater menu, still very pleased with this phone, BTW the original note 8 Dot Matrix case is superb, the Matrix reminders through the case are really cool.
Mj23, 28 Nov 2016No fast charging?Im not sure about the fast charging - but I think my phone charges quite quickly using a usb c fast charger (I am not using the included plug). btw ordered a couple cases to try out - will take a bit but looking forward to them since this phone is Really big and delicate. Trying out the official dot matrix one (as suggested). So far Really glad I got this phone; its about the size of a small tablet so great for downtime and reading stuff a bit awkward talking on the phone thou (my arm actually got tired from holding it the first few times).
snowleopatd, 25 Nov 2016My fone says only compatible with China Telecom cards did I just waste 500 bucks in a fone I c... moreI'm in the same situation. Other people have this phone active in the US. I have tried GSM and CDMA sim cards and it reads the card but shows no signal. I've been looking for unlocking solutions.
Just received mine from amazon.fr, 64GB, gold version, 450ÂÂÂ€. I can confirm that the phone is working fine (4G) in France and Switzerland. As an example, my best speed test was 16ms ping, 89Mb/s DL and 20Mb/s in UL around the alps, not even in the biggest Swiss cities.
The screen is absolutely amazing. I previously had several samsung galaxy notes flagships and I can assure this screen is continuation of what samsung is building in terms of screen quality (this screen is built by samsung).
The battery for such a big phone is pretty impressive (at least one day). The fingerprint is really fast as reported on the internet. I had already the play store installed, but if not, it is possible to install it through Huawei app store.
Up to now, no major issue observed.
HARRIO, 25 Nov 2016if you go to settings where you see airplane mode etc, look down nyou'll see more, click on mo... moreJust received mine from Ali Express (in UK) can confirm had Play Store and Google Apps pre-installed also picked up 4G immediately (EE). Ordered with the original case, which is superb, glad I did. Very pleased with the Note 8, struggling to Sync with Google though, it syncs but nothing appears, early days yet sure I will figure out.
My fone says only compatible with China Telecom cards did I just waste 500 bucks in a fone I can not eve. Use of is there way to over ride it and use my Verizon or T-Mobile SIM.
mattgalvi, 22 Nov 2016thanks xelon I have checked everywhere and just cannot workout why I cannot get 4G- I purch... moreif you go to settings where you see airplane mode etc, look down nyou'll see more, click on more you'll see a slide that says 4G, now depending where you are, I am in Maryland usa with at&t which i'm receiving H+ here which after turning the 4G my speeds match those of LTE and 4G. eventho i'm showing H+ i'm now loving this phone
DJXput, 23 Nov 2016Hey Matt ... Took 10 days to get my phone from wonda but just plugged it in using the EE netwo... morego to either ebay or aliexpress and type in original Huawei honor note 8 flip case in gray, man it's beautiful and has matrix lighting on the case front ebay has it for 15.99 and aliexpress 19.99, you get it faster from aliexpress
Montrose, 23 Nov 2016Thanks Brandon. Your advice is much appreciated. You're welcome, and about the google play store you could ask the seller install it for you or you could download by yourself on Huawei store is very easy to to.
mattgalvi, 22 Nov 2016thanks xelon I have checked everywhere and just cannot workout why I cannot get 4G- I purch... moreHey Matt ... Took 10 days to get my phone from wonda but just plugged it in using the EE network. 4g popped up right away; btw you probably know this but there are 2 sim spots 1 and 2 and the main sim goes in the far right one. I live in SW london btw ... going to test my speeds and reception for phone calls compared to my O2 phone that I currently use (make sure EE is a good switch). Ill let you know how the 4g signal is in different places - but again so far 4g popped up right away with ee. The phone is massive; but the screen is just Awesome. btw anyone know of any user manual for this online? also what case protector are people getting that they like?