GaT7, 08 Sep 2017I'd go for the Honor 8 for the following reasons: + Smaller screen, so marginally better ppi ... moreWhat's the +DTS sound? I heard the sound quality in headphones is very bad, plz someone tell me
AnonD-703065, 24 Sep 2017Upgraded to Honor 8 FRD-L09 (the 32 GB storage model) from Huawei P8 (the 3GB RAM model, not t... moreI think the Connection is Different in Every Country, here in my country i reach 30+mpbs with 10ping in speedtest using 4G/LTE and also the sound in headset/earphone is different. im using 1More earphone the sound so Big even i didnt put it in my ear in max volume im still hearing the sounds at 1 meter range,
I bought a Huawei Honor 8 (FRD-L14) on August 5th, and found its GPS not working properly (showing different route, GPS moves different route when the vehicle moves, and not re-routing etc) on around 23rd. Did a factory reset and tried with different maps...but was with no luck :(. Finally I contacted the customer care on 25th August and they asked me to send the device to them. After 2-3 follow-ups they emailed me the UPS shipping label, I sent the device to them. After 10 -12 days of wait I received the device back saying the issue has been fixed. I configured the phone again and found still the GPS not working. So I contacted the customer care again on the next day itself (Sep 20th) and told them about the issue. The surprising thing was that the issue was not properly recorded against the ticket, and they said we have replaced the speaker and USB charging port. They were not aware of the exact problem (loos like there were few issues too which I didn't noticed). They simply asked me to send the device again to fix the actual issue, and the customer service representative agreed me that they will send the UPS label within next day 6:00 PM. I waited for 3 days but there was no response so today I contacted them again (Sep 25th), it was totally disappointing me that they told nothing is updated on your new ticket, so again I had to explain all the story and they updated the ticket. I asked them for a temporary device to use for the days when my device is on service but they did not agree saying we have no provisions/options to give temporary devices. Also I asked them to replace the device because the one which I received is a faulty one, so I need a non-faulty device. But they are saying that is also not in their hands and the service engineer has to decide it. Their service engineer only replaced two parts without knowing the actual problem. If they replaced those parts means there was some issues with that too. That is the reason I asked for a replacement.
It looks like the customer has to listen to them whatever they says even after paying the full amount of the device. Now I am waiting for the new UPS label to send the device to get it repaired(?). I am sure these guys are not going to do a good job...their customer care service is the worrrrrsttttt one ever.
Can anyone tell me the problems associated with the frd-al00 version of the honor 8. Please need a reply asap. Thanks.
Upgraded to Honor 8 FRD-L09 (the 32 GB storage model) from Huawei P8 (the 3GB RAM model, not the P8 Lite). After three months of use, here are a few impressions:
1 - VERY beautiful phone, designed with great attention to details. Couldn't find a 2,5D tempered glass screen protector, but i`ve settled with a classic tempered glass, looks ok-ish. A must have is a bumper or something to protect its back, which is slippery. Go for something transparent, for the beauty of this phone.
2 - With normal use (4-5 hours of browsing, Messenger, music, Whatsapp, Netflix Youtube, a few pictures), battery lasts for about 1,5 - 2 days. It charges fully in about 1 - 1,5 hours. The phone is excellent for videos (Youtube or Netflix or whatever), even when using data connection, because it doesn`t overheat. The P8 was so hot that you could cook eggs on it after 2 hrs of videos. The only overheating problems I`ve seen are only when you are using the main camera for pictures or videos.
3 - Speaker is REALLY loud. Louder than P8, for sure.
4 - Calling experience is average. When you`re in a call with somebody, the sound coming from the earpiece lacks bass and lacks high frequencies, so it`s kinda "tinny". Still, you have no problems hearing the people and neither do they. Signal quality is great on both SIMs. You can switch the 4G/3G connection from SIM1 to SIM2 from the phone`s menu.
IMPORTANT: there is NO VoLTE on FRD-L09, and Huawei doesn`t seem to care about it and fix it in a later update.
5: Data connection: I have tested it on three different mobile operators. When you`re on a 3G connection, you reach about 7 Mbps download and about 3 Mbps upload. On 4G, the speed increases to 20 Mbps download/upload. No overheating when using data connection. No problems with Wi-Fi connection either, it`s running smooth, no interruptions.
6: Sound in headphones is a disaster. Actually, most Huawei phones are (at best) average when it comes to sound in headphones, but Honor 8 is really silent. If you`re a music lover, don`t buy it. Or root it, then change the sound settings using AlsaMixer or something else and you will be amazed (the sound will be twice louder). I don`t know why, but Huawei limits the sound volume in headphones to a level which is annoying. Again, I don`t think future updates will solve this problem.
7 - there`s no FM Radio, which is - in my opinion - a stupid decision, since not all of us have 24/24 access to the internet and, in case of a storm, earthquake or any other natural disaster, the FM Radio is the only app that could be helpful for hearing emergency broadcasts or useful information.
8: Cameras - main camera is really good in daylight, with rich details, crisp, colourful. Great bokeh (depth of field). The colours are a little graysh / blueish, but you can edit the pics later, there`s no problem in that. If you want to take night shots, you really need a tripod, or else the pictures taken won`t be satisfying. Huawei P8 was a better performer in night photography than Honor 8. Front camera takes really good shots.
9: Lag - no lag in opening / using apps, really good phone in that aspect.
If you are looking at Honor 8 and Huawei P9 and you don`t know what to choose, go for Honor 8. It looks better and the dual camera from P9 is better than the dual camera from Honor 8 only at night photography. Also, the P9 heats faster than Honor 8. Don`t thing it`s worth spending the extra money for P9. Hopefully Huawei will correct the headphone sound problem and the missing VoLTE feature from Honor 8, to make it a real flaghsip, though. Till then, Honor 8 is just a really good phone for the money.
Anonymous, 24 Sep 2017The phone is overall good like u can capture good quality 4k photos in daylight ,ui is user fr... moreget yourself an actual dslr or mirrorless camera if you want 4k videos in low light or night time. Cell phone cameras will never be as good as dslr or mirrorless cameras because of how smaller the sensor is. Even GoPro cameras are better with their small sensor size
The phone is overall good like u can capture good quality 4k photos in daylight ,ui is user friendly and speed is also fast..
But I found two problems in phone that it's battery life isn't that good and in camera video quality is extremely bad in low light i.e. i can not record anything beyond 2feets and when u zoom while capturing a pic it simply sucks
I am using this phone and I think that it is one of the best phones that I have ever used. The speed is fast, the cameras are clear everything is just great. But it gets heated easily, especially when you use it for movies. but overall it is good.
honor 8 or LG G6 witch one should i by honor is like 100 euros cheaper so I don't know
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ShadowJaiz, 10 Sep 2017I think its a bug or Sensor problem, change your auto brightness to normal, uncheck the AUTO. ... moreThere are 2 updates appear and aside from the latest update 7.0 there's still another update from the power consumption, it will automatically lower the brightness within 30 or 15 secs of ur screen. It happends on my phone, so, what I did was.. SETTINGS>ADVANCE SETTINGS>backup & reset>RESET all settings.. It will restart ur phone then try to check ur sleep mode at the DISPLAY settings if u can select an options when to sleep the display of ur phone. And also UNCHECK the autobrightness of ur display. I hope my message could help..
Anonymous, 11 Sep 2017Not available in our place in Ph :(checkout lazada bro.
honor 8 user here from ph also
I bought this phone in india from flipkart 5 days back. Now i started to get flickering of my display.. Is this a software issue or because of faulty display... The phone does not have any damage from outside... Plss help me out
Any FRD-L09 user here and using it in USA? Does it able to work in USA since this model doesnt have band 2 and 4. If it works, which telco are you using?
I've been hearing quite good reviews about Honor phones. But the thing is they are not that quick with updates aren/t they? And all of them (including the 6X & 9) are all shiny metal phones that don't even have a very basic splash-resistant nano coating that when it gets wet the phone will just stop. True? And sunlight readability (despite all the tech inside the screen, colour calibration, etc.) isn't really good. Comments please?