Huawei Honor 8 goes official in Europe, would you buy one?


Huawei formally introduced its mid-range Android smartphone, the Honor 8, during a launch event held in Paris, France. If you've been paying attention to Huawei's moves, then you probably know the Honor 8 has already been launched in China and the United States.

So, that makes Europe the third big region where Huawei Honor 8 gets released in a matter of weeks. However, even though the smartphone was officially introduced in Europe, it won't be available until the end of September.

The Honor 8 will cost €399 (32GB model) and €499 (64GB model). If you live in the UK, you'll have to come up with £370 for the cheapest version (exclusive to Three). Huawei's mid-range smartphone is already available for pre-order via company's online store. It will soon be out in Russia and the Middle East for those who want it.

Specs-wise, Huawei Honor 8 is quite impressive and given the mixture of high- and mid-end specs it makes a great alternative to other smartphones in the €400-€500 price range. Let's not forget this is Huawei's Honor flagship.

First of all, the smartphone is powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 processor, complemented by 4GB of RAM and either 32GB or 64GB of internal memory.

The back side features a 12-megapixel dual-camera setup with laser autofocus and dual-LED flash, but no Leica branding. Selfie lovers will be pleased to know the Honor 8 is more than suitable as their daily driver since it packs an 8-megapixel front-camera.

Huawei Honor 8 sports a 5.2-inch full HD (1080p) display and a decent 3,000 mAh battery under the hood. Naturally, it runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 right out of the box, and, for the time being, there are no new on whether or not it will receive an Android N upgrade in the future.

Considering the specs we've listed and the price, would you be inclined to purchase a Huawei Honor 8 over other smartphones in the same price range?


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3 Comments

1. JC557

Posts: 1925; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Pocketnow did a camera review and it takes some really nice still pics but video could use some work. It's the same as the Huawei P9 but a bit cheaper so it seems like a good deal. I just don't care for the glossy back.

2. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

FM radio?

3. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

For that price no way!In UK it is well overpriced!The P9 is £300,the OP 3 is £329!I was hoping in a price £260ish!A nice phone with a big fail of pricing!

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