Mate 8 is the best phone I ever had and I had 8 in the last 5 years. I had iPhone 4s first, LG G2 (2 different ones), LG G4, Galaxy S5, Huawei Mate 7 and Mate S. For the last year or so I have Mate 8. Yes, it's getting a little boring and I tought about buying S8+ just for change, but after few minutes i asked myself, "Why"???
I cannot find a major downside of owning Mate 8. Looks very good, I get lots of questions about it and it is old already. Metal build is great because I use all of my phones without case and I have dropped it at least 15-20 times. I has lots of damage, but it works perfect and the screen survived everything. So, I know it is very durable y friend uses 6s Plus for similar period of time, also without case, and his phone has worn out on the sides, which is not the case with Mate 8.
Also, performance is smooth. There is no lag, never, nothing. It is fast, responsive, never " freezes", never slows down. Of course, you need to optimize it, turn off all the unnecessary stuff that you don't use etc.
Screen is big (6 inch, very sharp, colors are accurate and I can't see the point of putting QHD on 6" diagonal. Ok, VR is a real reason, but in this stage of development this techonolg is still a gimmick. It's fun for a few days, but later you get bored using VR ser on your head. So, I believe that Huawei made a smart decision sticking with Full HD.
Battery life on this phone is amazing. I work on TV station and I am a power user. My screen is never dark because I use screen brightness at 70% + all the time.
Whatever I do, I simply cant believe how good is the battery. My friend who is not a power user charges it once in 3 days.
Camera is good, very good for tips, tourism, selfies, but is not great. Camera is like VW Passat. Good, has everything, drives good, looks good but is not good as (let's say) Mercdes CLS.
At the end, this phone is top, top class. Only needs waterprofing which is a very smart addition.
Can anyone tell me.. that we have battery problem after nougat.. that drain more power
my phone got hang up after upgrading to android 7.0..it happened for 8 times n more when i start to play game.. pliss take action.. with this new software upgrading.. i love my huawei mate8..
Salem Ruinia , 24 Jun 2017Huawei mate 8 is really a great mobile. Everything is perfect. Especially the sound & b... morei agree with most of the points u mentioned but only flaw i find in this phone after 1 year of usage is sound.. without earphones loud speaker is not loud enough.. although with earphones this deficiency can be masked. everything else is good.. battery timing is superb. phone's performance is surprisingly improved after its update to nougat.. after all one cannot be disappointed after buying this phone.. my only concern is that it may not be updated to android O.. :(
Anonymous, 22 Jun 2017Any 3rd party app were I can get more options for the apps available in Multi window?I've searched alot but was not lucky to find any but you can use developer options and activate the last item - Force activities to resizable ;)
Huawei mate 8 is really a great mobile. Everything is perfect. Especially the sound & battery. The phone looks small to its 6" screen . WiFi coverage is quite good. Since my early owning of a mobile phone in 1998 I feel as if this is the first time to possess such a device. Good luck Huawei yo
muhammad, 18 Jun 2017Mate 8 or desire 10 pro plz tell who is better and why? Mate 8...it is faster and it has great battery life
Any 3rd party app were I can get more options for the apps available in Multi window?
Anonymous, 12 Jun 2017 No clone for Mate 8, no fakes.actually there are clones already, just used it a few minutes ago, belonged to a friend of mine, and it had no logo nor fingerprint scanner.
muhammad, 18 Jun 2017Mate 8 or desire 10 pro plz tell who is better and why? Mate 8
Anonymous, 14 Jun 2017Why cant I upgrade to Nougat there's no option for it help!!!!!Send e-mail to Huawei and send to Facebook
after I do a latest software update I can't open my camera app??!!! why??!!! help me!! my instagram also can't do story and posting 😭
Muhammed, 10 Jun 2017how diffrintiate between original and fake one No clone for Mate 8, no fakes.