Honor 8

Honor 8

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  • Kenya Guy
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  • 02 Apr 2023

AnonD-656955, 02 Oct 2017Greetings from Malaysia,I've been an Honor 8 user for almos... moreyeah I am from Nairobi Kenya and I still use this handset its very good i love its FM radio feature

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    • Anonymous
    • prM
    • 27 Mar 2023

    Best phone ever, using it for 7 years now...

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      • IVT
      • 19 Feb 2023

      Most worthy purchase ever!

      I've been using this phone for 6 years, I had no big issue other than its battery life. My night charging habit didn't help to maintain its battery health. Replaced the battery once back in 2020 and it worked great after replacement. Love its camera that produced natural color, and its pro photo is decent enough for a mid range phone to capture stars at night. Sometimes it lags, it is an old phone, but, Kirin 950 still rocks after all these years. Fingerprint sensor/shortcut button, the infrared controller all still working. This phone has solid build, I've dropped it countless time, it survived with few dents and scratches, no broken screen. However, I'm in need to find a new phone though because mine only support Android 7.0. I can't install apps that specifically need Android 10.0 or above to run. Been surveying for new phones but still hasn't found unique phone like Honor 8.

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        • Honor 8
        • 0FA
        • 01 Feb 2023

        Im still using this phone and its great. After 6 years i had to change battery yesterday and its great again. I love this phone❤👍😁

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          • riffbaba
          • XQP
          • 30 Jan 2023

          hi, 11 Dec 2022HORRIBLE battery, 2 battery replacements and didnt see much... moreI have the same issue. Been using it since 2017. Only downside is battery. Even after changing, it doesn't give good backup. Without this, it's an awesome phone. If battery wasn't an issue, i would've continued using it. Now I'm thinking of changing.

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            • GBh
            • 11 Dec 2022

            HORRIBLE battery, 2 battery replacements and didnt see much change. Just used it for basic stuff and it had issues with the battery life regardless. Other than that, I loved the phone.

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              • Anonymous
              • K1J
              • 21 Aug 2022

              Overall a great phone which lasted for 5 years and still counting after battery replacement.
              The only disappointment is android 8 wasn't available for my region.

                i have FRD-AL10. been using since 2017. No problem at all. just need the battery to be replaced. still haven't replaced. thinking of changing soon. otherwise, it's still a good phone. love it.

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                  • XWE
                  • 12 Jun 2022

                  sterna, 28 Jan 2021No dedicated memory card slot? https://www.manualslib.com/... moreit has dedicated microsd slot. but if you do that, you will only be able to use one sim card

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                    • iGf
                    • 25 Jan 2022

                    Anomynous, 04 Jun 2021I like this phone a lot, just 2 downsides: 1) I have an FR... moreI have a FRD-L09 with EMUI 8.0, all you gotta do is go to the system update, click on the three dots on the top right corner, and hit Download latest full package. I was confused at first as to why I didn't have the update at the time when it came out, but then I found out how to update it by myself so yeah, hope this helps.

                      I bought my Huawei Honor 8 FRD-L04 phone back in 2016 or 2017 and have had no issues with it other than having to replace the battery in 2020. I'm back online now in 2021 looking for a new phone; not because I want to replace it, not because it's broken... but because the recent change in US cell service has rendered the actual call service of the phone to be unreliable. I need a phone with multiple internal antennas with x, y & z scanners in order to use the cell towers now... necessitating a new phone :( same thing happened to my sister a couple months ago and a friend 2 weeks ago. Posting this here so others might see it. It's not widely known yet that this is causing cell use problems with older but still working phones.

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                        • Anonymous
                        • jGK
                        • 06 Jan 2022

                        FRD-L14 here
                        No updates to new Android versions but that's OK. Bought around 2017 and used daily. Phone is small compared to a lot of phones nowadays . It's great in hand, Kirin 950 is plenty fast still, good camera, good display. UI is different compared to Moto but it has everything I need out of the box. The only bad was battery that needed to be replaced (but that's expected for a 4-5 year old) and phone was great again. Still being used.

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                          • VinuLohith
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                          • 10 Dec 2021

                          hi, I have been using this phone since 2017 , till now not faced its working fine . i have replaced battery once ,its only due to my full night charging habit. when compare to current generation phone camera i will little bit disappointed other wise its quite good , dont face any lagging or network issue . and the button action is not good after 5 years . i think i have to replace it .
                          over all experience after 5 years
                          1. good display
                          2. finger print accessing speed is outstanding
                          3. performance is good ,camera is average compared to recent phones
                          4. connectivity is ok, sound is good ,charging speed is low
                          5. battery life (decent)

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                            • Raxous
                            • 3TD
                            • 05 Sep 2021

                            Black Dollar , 30 Jul 2021Mine is exactly 5 years but still in very good condition as... moreYou are lucky. I bought mine somewhere in 2016 as well. But unlike yours, my screen was quite okay, but it started to do weird things, so I had to replace it. For instance, the hotspot suddenly didn't work, nobody could connect to me any more. Also, it was quite some outdated. The camera especially, it seems to me. But hey, I bought it and thought it would last about 2 years, so it kind of surprised on that front that I kept it so long :D
                            I wish yours good luck, so it may last longer than mine did.

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                              • C8H
                              • 30 Jul 2021

                              Paul, 09 May 2021After almost 4.5 years of very decent service, I finally re... moreMine is exactly 5 years but still in very good condition aside the shattered front and rear display

                                I like this phone a lot, just 2 downsides:
                                1) I have an FRD-L09, so it's android 6.0- android 7.0, no android 8.0 update for me :(
                                2) The design is pretty bad for someone in the second half of 2021. It looks a bit old and a tiny bit like my old phone, the Galaxy S5 (just without the home button).
                                I'd recommend this phone to people switching from phones made before 2017 and like Huawei's EMUI.

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                                  • 09 May 2021

                                  After almost 4.5 years of very decent service, I finally retired my Honor 8 and switched to the S20FE. The battery life had deteriorated considerably over the past 2 years. Moreover, the battery would occasionally die when it was supposed to be at 40-50 % charge according to the home screen.

                                  In any case, proved to be a good purchase. Would not say it was a great phone, but a reliable phone with a very good CPU that still holds up today and a good camera in daylight. Also. EMUI is not at all bad, the sound recorder and player app are good. Would have gotten another Huawei device if it wasn't for this US embargo.

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                                    • Anonymous
                                    • fFA
                                    • 09 May 2021

                                    ImKhan2021, 31 Jan 2021Dear All i have been using this model for year and half a... moreCheck your Android version, if is about 7.0-8.0 then it should be up to date, or else you should update it.
                                    You can clear cache for some of your app, I faced the same problem and clear cache helps

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                                      • adesh
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                                      • 25 Mar 2021

                                      Ira, 22 Feb 2021I been using this phone for 5 years already and still good.... moreI replaced the battery last year. Its not difficult to do. Now my Honor 8 works like new. I plan to keep another 2-3 years.

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                                        • prakash
                                        • YPe
                                        • 20 Mar 2021

                                        Nata, 27 Jul 2020Very bad battery, otherwise ok. After a year, the battery l... moresame here