The internals are all fine and dandy, but what about the first impression that a phone makes, its design? Well, Huawei jumped on the premium build trend that erupted last year, and made a "90% metal" handset, clad in aviation-grade aluminum in several uniform color versions, like Silver, Gray, and Gold. To keep up with the times, Huawei has also included a fingerprint scanner on the back of the GX8, as well as an improved speaker chamber. Android 5.1 is running the show, with a Marshmallow update pending.
The only ho-hum fields in the specs sheet are the dimensions, as the 5.5-incher comes at 152.5 mm tall and 76.5mm wide, which can't hold any "bezel-less" claims, though the size is about average for the screen diagonal. The weight of 167g is also average for a metal-clad midranger of this size, while the 7.5mm thin frame will make you appreciate the fact that Huawei still managed to retrofit a sealed 3000 mAh juicer in there.