after the new B320 Update battery life issue become more offend... it takes 14-17 % for 1hour SOT for normal use... but befor it took just 10-12 % when its run with B180 .... anyone having this problem.....
mogamy cool, 09 Jul 2016they both have Mali-T880 MP4, and a closer cpu.mate8 is bit better for game.
drex, 08 Jul 2016Please Help me - I try to install COC( Clash of Clans) in my new mate8 now but it cannot conti... moreinstall again, it's a light game and should be fine. make sure download from google store.
Please Help me - I try to install COC( Clash of Clans) in my new mate8 now but it cannot continue to the game itself - Only in the Loading process!... Why like this?
Is anyone here Can Help me - pls Help!
Im using now Huawei NXT-L29 (Build# NXT-L29C185b180), I just Bought it yesterday!
Please Help Guys!....
The bavigation bar should be on & off to enjoy more the 6" display.
Anyway it's a good one for what I paid.
I've not experienced the problems the reviews encountered. The nuckle tap works everytime. Love it that I can uninstall almost all apps I don't like. Not all but most. The display is also better than my Note 3 in direct sunlight. This is by far better phone than my old Samsung Note 3!!!
Its got a big screen which is probably why you got it in the first place.
Its nice and thin but it can be awkward trying to reach apps or numbers on the screen with one hand.
Scared of dropping it most of the time.
Its definetely a two hand phone for the most part.
The camera is pretty sub par. It takes adequete shots in well lit conditions but in low light it they are dark and grainy.
The messaging menu is really basic, it feels unfinished and it doesnt display photos or icons of your contacts so its hard to find your people in the sea of white names.
The battery life is fantastic and it handles games and videos well. No overheating issues or crashes.
Fingerprint unlock is great its very well placed.
If they updated their menus and gave it a bit more class in the flow of it all i would love this phone despite the camera.
Hopefully they release some updates soon but i have never had a huawei phone so not sure how committed they will be to fixing these issues..fingers crossed.
Guys. I am currently using mate 7. I wanna upgrade. Am comfused between note 5 and mate 8. My experience with mate 7 has been superb. Need suggestions.
So it's been a week and so far, so good. Just to give you some perspective, I was choosing between Huawei Mate 8 and LG G5. My former phone was an LG G3 which I'd been using for 1 and a half years.
Here are my thoughts on the Huawei Mate 8:
+Responsiveness is unmatched.
+The battery will DEFINITELY last you throughout the day or more.
+It doesn't feel too big because of the thin bezels
+very responsive fingerprint scanner
+The speaker is not so bad, it's clear and loud
+Although not a QHD display, IT DOESN'T MATTER. You won't even be able to tell the difference compared to other QHD smartphones.
+Battery life benefits from lack of QHD
+Transition and UI feel as buttery smooth as Nexus phones.
On the negative side, the camera is substandard. The professional mode can compensate for the lack of exposure but setting it up can be a hassle and Time consuming. Especially taking videos at night. By default, I set it on the highest setting which is 1080 at 60 frames per second which delivers extremely well during the day but using this setting at night will deliver really dark footages.
Despite the lack of camera quality I would still choose this phone. My top priority at the time of scouting for a phone was performance (not laggy) and battery life.
For those in the Philippines who are recontracting your Globe postpaid plan, you might be hesitant to get the Mate 8 over the LG G5 since the two have a similar cash out value - don't be. I chose performance and battery life over unconventional and seemingly attractive bells and whistles. No regrets here.
Coming from Galaxy S-series I have to say that Mate is on par in everyday performance, but with much less $$$. Also had shortly Xperia Z5 which was complete thrash. Well done, Huawei!
I recently got the Mate 8 (upgrading from an old iphone 3...yes I know...dark ages) and am pretty happy with the quality. The UI looks similar to the IOS so I was right at home from the get go. The phone setup took minimal amount of time and was able to get it running on T-mobile in less time than it took to drive to the local branch.
So far the phone has been great, no lag, no dropped calls etc. Battery lasts a really long time. The only issue is that the charger does not work here since the phone was not released in the US. I can charge it with other chargers but I suspect I need a special one if I want to hit the advertised 37% per 30min. Either way, I was able to plug it into the ipad brick and it gets back to full in a couple of hours.
Overall, pretty happy with my purchase. This feels like a faster version of my ipad :)
LED notification not work with Viber and WhatsApp.Focus camera in low light poor, mediocre video.
I have this phone two months now, and i would like to share my opinion, because i read a lot of comments.
Its price is high (around 600$ actual, 500-550$ looks more fair), but this might be a psychological game, since other flagships (S7,G5 etc) cost somewhere there (little bit more) as well.
Phone might look cheap and not good if its cost was lower. But in any case it deserves it.
In general, look, design and build quality is great. I think that you can hold it easier with a case, because bezzels (left/right) are narrow.
Since its camera sticks out, it isn't stable while its placed on a table. A case corrects that...
It is one of the fastest phones in every day tasks (i don't play games, so i don't know), and it gets a little bit hot only while charging (in 1 hour you get around 70%).
Screen is very good, even under bright sun, and i find FullHD resolution perfect fot its size (6"). Its excellent choice since it offers decent battery life.
Fingerprint scanner is fast and -almost always- accurate. I found speaker normal, nothing special, note that it has one speaker in the right side, i guess that left side is for microphone and symmetry reasons.
Right side buttons stick out a little bit, i have pressed power/volume button(s) by mistake a lot of times. If you put a case it gets better.
Notification led is small, not very bright, but elegant, suits with whole device. Unfortunatelly it doesn't work with Viber application.
Battery life is really great, one of the best out there (easily 2 days with "normal" use). It only stays behind in 4G surfing. (It seems that here is not that efficient.)
Signal reception is pretty good and stable, comparing to other phones.
Call/Sound quality is good, call speaker is not loud, i leave it in full even while i am indoors. Even some 20$ phones have louder call speaker, so why not to have a louder one here?
Regarding EMUI/SW i agree stock android is better option, but i think EMUI is not bad. There could be plenty of improvements in user friendly perspective (a lot of settings are hidden and hard to find).
If you have the willing to spend some time to search EMUI you will see that it offers a lot of usefull options while its fast.
Sim/SD card. You can't use both 2nd Sim and SD-card at the same time (unacceptable, i can't believe that there is no space). Stop using hybrid Sim/SD-card slots. (Add a dedicated SD-card slot!)
I left cameras for the end. Front/selfie camera is good. Rear camera is mediocre. It takes moderate photos, while video is almost bad (far away from S7 for example).
So rear camera should have been better, for its price. I haven't tried latest B320 firmware where Huawei says that there are optimizations in camera,
but i don't feel that Sony's sensor is that good. (If you are looking for a phone with good camera this is not an option.)
There are several references about battery draining (usually after upgrade). These can be fixed by restoring to factory settings. This is painful, but i don't know if there is any better option.
To sum up, mate 8 is a good phone, with prons and cons which i tried to describe above.
Thank you and sorry for big post.
I like my phone alot I had p8 max before but that was so big to carry but this one is great for sure there are some cons like some apps in google play wont work on kirin cpu but other than that rest is good.
just hope huawei release mate 9 with 3 slots two for sims and one for micro sd. I hate hybrid slots alot if they can release it with three slots like honor 5x they should release high ends like that too
[deleted post]Yeah 100% well said... every one is free to say n to share his experience . I m u can say an addicted to huawei, I love huawei phone because I never found some thing bad or unresponsive about their phone. I used Samsung note 4 and iPhone 6s but really didn't find them as good as huawei mate 8 although I used huawei low budget phone too but they never make me feel bad or unhappy . I love it and I prefer huawei phone to those and only those who understand what is good or what is bad... and huawei worth more customers no doubt
amonrei, 30 Jun 2016Battery life is the best feature of this phone. Using it without gaming can result in 8 hours ... moreBTW the software & UI is not THAT horrible. It might look like a blatant iOS ripoff but it's actually better and VERY smooth. I didn't like it at first but i got used to it and now i like it hah. And the GPU is not THAT weak. I've been gaming a heck lot on this phone and it works just fine with MAX detail on Heroes of Incredibles Tales which is running on Unreal 4 engine. The CPU, wow the CPU. The CPU is great and efficient. Just read Anandtech review to see how great the CPU is even when compared to Samsung Exynos & Snapdragon. Basically, it can run at max clock for longer time compared to last year's flagship CPUs. It's still holding strong compared even to this year's flagship CPU. Top comments favoring Note 5 and dissing Chinese phones obviously have never tried this phone. Chinese phones are improving. FAST and you Samsung fanboys who are worst than Apple fanboys better watch out.