The Huawei GX8 is another low cost quality smartphone offered by Huawei. It has some familiar characteristics from other models, but that’s not a bad thing at all. This is an unlocked GSM phone that will work with carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T. This is a phone worth checking out, especially if you’re in the market for something thats not going to break the bank and still give a nice experience.
- Width – 76.5mm; Height – 152mm / Thickness – 7.5mm / Weight – 167g
- Memory – 2GB
- Internal Storage – 16GB
- microSD Storage up to 128GB
- Battery – 3000mAh
- Display – 5.5″ TFT
- Resolution – 1920×1080
- Rear Camera – 13MP AF
- Front Camera – 5MP
- Dual Sim Support
What I Like
Build Quality – This is something we come to expect from Huawei at this point. Huawei simply makes well built phones. The aluminum material sets their phones apart from others and the GX8 is no exception. It definitely gives a premium look and feel.
EMUI Features – EMUI is not everyone’s favorite software skin, but it offers some really cool features. Some of my favorite features include customizations through themes, shortcuts, and tasks. The fingerprint sensor alone is more than just a way to unlock the phone’s screen. It’s got the options to swipe down for the notification panel, answer a call, or take photos/videos.
Another cool feature is the ability to draw on the lockscreen to open up programable apps such as email, camera, music, and messaging. Now this doesn’t work as flawless as I’d like, but it is nice to have. Mind if you have lockscreen security enabled you’ll have to draw the gesture then unlock the screen.
Low Cost – The Huawei GX8 only costs about $250 dollars on Amazon and the price tends to vary. With all the features and abilities this phone has, it’s definitely worth the price.
Optimizations – EMUI includes some ways to get the most out of the Huawei GX8, which include battery and performance enhancements. Meaning, the device can give you better battery life vs. performance or visa versa, along with a balanced approach.
SD Card Support – SD card support is a big deal for many users. The GX8 comes with 16GBs of internal storage, which is not much these days. Therefore, adding expandable storage is a must have feature for this phone. 128GBs can be added.
Camera – The camera is surprisingly good on this phone. One of the biggest plusses is it has OIS and stabilization built in! There’s a bunch of features in the camera app to give a great experience with the camera. It takes pretty good photos in good and bad conditions. Videos looks rather nice as well.
Screen & Size – The Huawei GX8 comes with a 5.5 inch 1080p display. While 2k screen are the norm for flagships, this screen still looks good even in sunlight.
Dual Sim – This is just a perk if you need to use it for two phone lines in one phone. For example, a business and personal line can be used in just one phone. No need to carry two phones around. Save that pocket space!
What I Don’t Like
Performance – This is just an area for improvement. It’s not horrible by any means, but could be a bit snappier when opening up apps.
Carrier Support – My main line is Verizon and unfortunately is not compatible with CDMA networks, only GSM.
The Huawei GX8 is worth checking out. It’s got lots of good functionality, premium design, and camera performs well. Not much to complain about with this phone. Purchase links are below and let me know what your favorite features are about this Huawei GX8.
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