I bought the International version of this P8MAX (DAV-701LV) in 2015 - there has NOT BEEN AN UPDATE EVER SINCE RELEASE !!!!! This was my first Huawei phone and will be my last - as can be seen by my username, I support Xiaomi now. Huawei has burnt all bridges to this customer. Does anyone know how to hack an update to this phone ? I'm sitting on the ancient Lollipop 5.1.1
- 23 Aug 2019
I loved this phone until I lost all google services. Now just a paper weight.
- 20 Aug 2019
Its one of the few bonafide 16/9 screen.
biggest weaknesses is the age and a GPU that already at released was not high-end worthy..
but the quality hence 2015 model-era, is really good, with that metalbuild and extreme thinformfactor in 6mm and something and huge batteries..
feel like a big thin piece of metal and that 16/9 screen really shines in media.
- 20 Aug 2019
And the latest update has restored Google services! My lovely Huawei P8 Max is back in service!
- 24 Apr 2019
- Catherine the Great 62459
The bezels is what makes it so much bigger
- 11 Jan 2019
Lawrence from Canada, 16 Sep 2018You're not the only one. I'm really frustrated at Huawei. A l... moreActually, I threw in the towel tonight and ordered the Galaxy Note 9 512GB. I think the screen will be fine and I know there won't be any problems with band support, Google services or customer service. Lost contacts or any data really, is not acceptable with the high quality devices available these days.
- 19 Sep 2018
- Lawrence from Canada
GhostTheGhostGhost, 12 Sep 2018I updated my DAV-703 (international version) from EMUI 4 to EMUI... moreYou're not the only one. I'm really frustrated at Huawei. A lot of people online had same issues. I tried everything such as reset to factory, or install new ROM. I'm shopping for a new phone now in a hurry. I will consider not to get a Huawei China phone. I just found that all my years of Google Contacts were not updated in Google; I didn't know that I supposed to install Google Contact Sync to get auto sync. I don't need to do this in other Android phone. It is too late for me, since I did a factory reset and lost all stored contacts. I was considering to get newly-released Huawei Honor 8x max or Xiaomi MI Max 3 (6.9 inch phone).
- 16 Sep 2018
I updated my DAV-703 (international version) from EMUI 4 to EMUI 4.0.3 and now all Google services are blocked. Apparently, the Chinese version got pushed out to the international versions and our devices got clobbered. After checking XDA threads, seems if you root the device and put the previous rom on you're good to go. Really loved this phone but rather useless now... Hoping Huawei pushes a fix out soon.
- 12 Sep 2018
AnonD-257201, 10 Apr 2017is this compatible with galaxy gear S2 ? Yes ,you can.
- 24 May 2018
This phone look cool
- 23 Apr 2018
AnonD-732381, 22 Jan 2018I love my P8 to bits... nearly 3 years old but wouldn't upgrade... moreI too loved my P8 Max... but it got damaged beyond repair.
Best upgrade was Huawei Honor Note 8 - which I LOVE... only *very* slightly smaller screen, but faster and better looking. Very good replacement. I bought in China and installed the Google apps myself - very easy.
- 28 Jan 2018
I love my P8 to bits... nearly 3 years old but wouldn't upgrade my pgablet for anything at the moment! BUT.... Android upgrade/update...... PLEASE HUAWEI!!
- 22 Jan 2018
- Huawei fan
HUAWEI come on!!! Release new update soon!
- 30 Dec 2017
When will update available?
- 24 Dec 2017
One of my favourite phones. Still working great 2,5yars later. Battery strong as horse, 2 days easy. Using it on daily basis. Just ordered new flipcase as I love it, old one has worn but protected the phone well, not a single scratch. I wish Huawei or HTC have manufactured new 6,8" - 7" device. Bezel less.... Have bought Mate 10 pro and OPO 5t, not impressed at all. 18:9 screen ratio is joke.
- 21 Dec 2017
- Huawei fan
Huawei P8max seems to have no more update. So sad.
- 17 Dec 2017
I've updated my firmware to Android 6, my P8 MAX functioning even better. I have to do it manually, hence there is no official update for EU.
Anyone knows any rumour about new version of this phone?
- 16 Oct 2017
- 31 Aug 2017
I am from Turkey. Huawei Turkey does not sell P8max. So don't support me. So I ask to you: I purchased a Huawei P8max. My brightness mode is "auto". But when i am outside, and on sunny days, i unlock the phone, but can't see the display 4-5 seconds because of sunlight. I think the brightness must increase step by step.But on my device I wait 4-5 seconds . And then I can see the display in a sudden way. For example, I'm am outside and someone is calling me, i open the phone but can't see who is calling me. Waiting 4-5 seconds:( Auto brightness mode is very slow😢. Is the problem device or Android 5? And what is the solution? May i wait Marshmallow update? Or will never change this situation?
- 03 Jun 2017