Just got it 3 days ago, moving from galaxy note.
I can rate it 5 stars.
Superior screen (compared next to Galaxy Note7) is Big +
Speed and opening applications is awesome.
Battery is robust. 1.5 day heavy use is normal. In simple way, you can't drain the battery within 24 hours whatever you do!
Easy shifting from China mode to GooglePlay mode. still some Chinese popping up.
I started learning Chinese since voice command is just Chinese. lol
Yet you can run google voice, but not through home button.
Now, we talk business use, note with Pen.
Tested different Stylus. Finally Inkredibile with 5 dollar regular stylus are performing outstanding.
Calendar Smemo was super. Have to install Google calendar, but big CON is widget. So installed Month Calendar widget. Both makes perfect combination.
Enjoying free open Music / Videos...
Hope this help.
Small Note: Now my Huawei Watch is so happy. Many new things started working with Huawei Phone. Well done Huawei.
AnonD-573916, 19 Aug 2016Got my hands on one of these already. Screen is gorgeous but black border is annoying. Also, ... moreI figure the black border is less annoying with the black face version (gray back side). No 4K was to be expected. At least it has OIS.
Interested, 19 Aug 2016Anyone knows ? : 4GB ram = 4GB DDR4 ram?
Has Google Play Store app installed?
Yes it has DDR4 RAM and performance wise Kirin 955 outperforms Exynos 8890 Octa and it doesn't heat up like Snapdragon 820.
If you buy a genuine international variant of this phone from authorized Huawei resellers then you would find Google PlayStore and services right out of the box but if you buy from shady Chinese resellers then beware they sell unlocked Chinese variants without Google PlayStore.
My only gripe with this phone is it is way too large to carry around.
Anyone knows ? : 4GB ram = 4GB DDR4 ram?
Has Google Play Store app installed?
Got my hands on one of these already.
Screen is gorgeous but black border is annoying. Also, max video resolution is only 1080p not 4K.
Any idea if this phone really coming to the U.S.? The only information about this is from engadget.com, saying: "Honor says it'll bring the 8 series to the US."...
It says the 8 series, is that means ONLY the Honor 8? NOT Honor Note 8???
Is the gray version even available (yet)? So far only the inferior looking gold and silver are released...
Anonymous, 18 Aug 2016How can it be same specifications if they make a mini version... use your brian are you planni... moreWell Apple did it with their iPhone SE, where all other specs other than the force touch display and front camera were same as iPhone 6s. If Apple can do it why can't Huawei.
It's not just Apple even Sharp Aquos XX2 and XX2 Mini have same specs.
Pastor, 17 Aug 2016Lol! They have received 5.3 million reservations only in China!hahhahaha
Max, 17 Aug 2016Well then it's good for you and those niche segment of users but most of the normal users woul... moreHow can it be same specifications if they make a mini version... use your brian are you planning to sell ur unused brain....
AnonD-416595, 17 Aug 2016Does it have gorilla glass or asahi or anything?Of course has gorilla glass coz im not seeing any smartphone in last 3 year's to be made without gorilla glass but im wonder if you have enough money to buy the phone or you just write something
Sarmad54, 17 Aug 2016Avid readers like me would love such large phone and also medical doctors who like to read in ... moreWell then it's good for you and those niche segment of users but most of the normal users would prefer something smaller, Huawei should make a mini version of this device with same specifications.
Mido, 16 Aug 2016After one week using the phone, I can say it's UNBELIEVABLE made from Huawei.
Thanks Huawei... :)How fast it became available. Where do you live bro?
BTW, which slot is used for the CDMA, is slot 2 ? Thanks
So tired of seeing all the whining about how big it is. Size is the #1 selling point of this piece of tech. I use my phone for actual voice phone calls like 5% of the time. The rest I'm surfin', textin', playin', GPSing, etc. For these uses the bigger the screen the better..... while still having a functional phone when you need to of course!
Max, 17 Aug 2016The phone is great but the biggest problem (no pun intended) is the size of the device. Such h... moreAvid readers like me would love such large phone and also medical doctors who like to read in PDF formats and Kindle formats would also love to have such phone. Currently I have P8Max which is wider than Honor Note.