In the review for MI5 GSMARENA went for all praise for it and went on to say that if it is available in your geographical area then you should surly grab one for yourself, but in the review for Honor 8 i was surprise that MI5 is no were mentioned for any type of comparison.
Best looking mid range phone.
The blue colour looks the best followed by the black.
I think the ZTE Axon 7 and Alcatel Idol 4S at least deserve to be mentioned in the conclusion segment, seeing they are almost identically priced.
Pathetic battery life just like the Honor 7 I have. If battery life matters, go for a Lenovo.
Good, except for the battery backup. Shows that the Chinese SoCs are still not upto scratch. Can't Huawei build this with a Snapdragon or Exynos?
I a have mixed feelings about this review.
Firstly, no single word about the screen protection. Namely, lack of the gorilla glass. Doesn't necessarily be a bad thing but some users from xda already reported that the screen scratches like a hell. Very disappointing.
Secondly, the battery life result is surprising. Having a more power efficient SoC than P9 (lower CPU freq.) - the gsmarena endurance score is lower. Other reviews shown the opposite. Maybe a mistake in the methodology?
Thirdly, audio quality looks very good and promising. Especially the stereo crosstalk. Don't know how solid the test was but definitely a good news.
It looks they made very solid phone which is ruined because of Honor has spared few bucks on a decent screen protection. You can buy additional one of course but hey, imagine this faux pa is made by samsung, nexus or iphone.
It's 400 EUR and with this price tag smartphones do have gorilla glass 3 or 4.
Blown away by the camera.. Such an impressive phone but the lack of 4K video and mediocre GPU holds me from getting one.
This one looks even better than the P9. And they essentially have the same specs, minus some of the camera software from the leica branding. But that's fine given the much cheaper price tag. This is a definite buy for those who want a reasonably priced good looking phone for a reasonable price.
Like the other poster I'm sold on the blue version which makes me think if everybody
else also planing to get that one, there would be too many blue phones everywhere
you look! ah, well, maybe I'll go with the black one. it looks nice too .
Pinch out on the home screen and get your apps hidden.
EMUI hides many secrets.
Okay , going to buy this for its looks. Just LOOK at it. It may be no xz but still, all blue sapphire glass. I am sold. Now just have to get a job somewhere. :)
"The performance of a single Cortex-A72 core is rather uninspiring compared to the Snapdragon 820's Kryo within the OnePlus 3 and the Galaxy S7."
A72 is actually more powerful than Kryo. Geekbench 3 test were not as accurate and did not conform to SPEC. Re do the test with new Geekbench 4, it confirmed at the same process and clock speed Kryo has the same IPC as A57. Both A72 and Samsung M1 cores are faster than Kryo.