Huawei Mate 8 review: Checkmate

27 January, 2016
The Huawei Mate 8 has dropped the Ascend badge, but it offers all the key pros of the Ascend Mate7 and then some. Coming a year after the Mate7, it was only expected that the Mate 8 will show maturity and address its predecessor’s shortcomings, most notably the poor graphics performance and the less than stellar camera output.

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  • AnonD-698812

How do I roll back to Marshmallow, Andriod 6, from Nougat 7.0
I bought HUAWEI Mate 8 on Andriod 6, however I upgrade to 7.0, which I regretted. My region is UK.
Assistance is urgently needed.

  • Anonymous

Any 3rd party app were I can get more options for the apps available in Multi window?

  • Anonymous

my mate 8 is now 1 year and 4 months old but still performs just like before and recieved an update for android 7 nougat hooray,but it's battery drains 15% overnight due to battery wear and tear sad,but still a great phone :)

  • Jk

Huawei mate 8. Was excellent phone.I am using this phone..but its battery was very fake..because it drains very fastly.so in that orice mate 8 is not a good phone

  • leema

the memory is not good enough, I have space left but is telling me not enough space

  • AnonD-528944

I got with 3 weeks ago and everything works "fine" ("fine" means 95% or 98% like all Android stuff... I'm a Android and iOS programmer :D ).

But today I found a problem wit Motion Control (flip, pick up, Raise to ear), none of them are working.

I have not tried hard reset or whatever cuz I will lose guarantee.

My screen can rotate in all apps. I tried check phone’s gyroscope or accelerometer with: *#0*# but it didn't work.

Any idea?

  • AnonD-65736

king, 01 May 2016I think Knockon feature was first introduced by nokia by ca... moreYou could be right, both Nokia and LG apparently introduced it the same year. I don't know who did it first, maybe Nokia had it a few weeks before, but the point is Android (among other ecosystems) actually lives and evolves thanks to the innovations brought by non stock versions.

And it's kind of cool when you're unexpectingly able to discover how creative some manufacturers can be.

  • Multitasking?

Still no WEB browser available for multiwindow? Any reply?

  • king

AnonD-65736, 09 Feb 2016Maybe stock Android allows you to do screen recording "now"... moreI think Knockon feature was first introduced by nokia by calling it double tap.

  • AnonD-305262

AnonD-503700, 18 Feb 2016I tried several adhaan apps on mate 8, but no one is activa... moreI've had the mate 8 for a week. My adhan is intermittent and had a mind of its own. Did you shove your issue ?

  • Rafique

AnonD-506099, 22 Feb 2016I am proud owner of mate 8 Excellent battery timing Ligh... moreWhich third party apps

  • Anonymous

Proud owner, 12 Mar 2016Guys, this phone is amazing. I'm loving it. Little more tha... moreHow Much Screen on Time u getting?

  • Proud owner

Guys, this phone is amazing. I'm loving it. Little more than a month after purchase.
Please ignore the speaker negative comments. It's very loud. I guess they had nothing to say about the phone, so they created that issue from their imagination.
Battery life is out of this world. 2 days normal use or 1 full day of very heavy use (hours of gps with screen on + hours of video playback and hours of anything else..) easy. Charges super fast also. 30 minutes will give you around 65%.

Buy this phone. It's awesome.

  • Anonymous

best phone ever .

  • Barleyman

Low resolution? >350dpi? Come freaking on. Even Apple doesn't think you need any more than that.

From the department "let's complain about unnecessary things so we can keep on introducing new flagship features, whether or now they give you any benefit". Better upgrade would be OLED with 1080p for example.

  • omid46

My dearest gsmArena and Huawei friends and followers.Hopefully dearest GSM releases and publishes some pains in my heart too!Though huawei is very famous with good quality affordable prices but besides the best complete analysing gsm review that its disadvantages can be modified by Huawei,s OTA upgrade and update modifications constantly and nevertheless that its price is almost high for the time being that of course comes down gradually,Ascend mate is very rich in design,features,performance,WiFi,d,android 6 marshmallow and 6 inches phablet!!!I think against some wrong misunderstandings,China can make the best too amazingly like its newly rising brand red rice the golden Apple of China Xis....!!!The number of viewers shows that even in 2015 Mate8 can hold its head up amongst so much beautiful contests of qualities among all the world brand in this category!!!Once a friend asked me:"why for far beyond 15 years don't you write for big shots and share your knowledge freely!!!?"I said:"I care for what's made not by who is made like factwriting gsmArena!!"Though upon the great saying:The alms of knowledge is its release and publish!I also want to notify dearest gsmArena that still based upon my rights,I am waiting for updates and upgrades of my device from the dearest Asus of well device maker of tiwan the third in the world devices maker!!!?I have to add this fact that Google is the king of mass media with 200 billion dollars net income plus,plus being number one in constantly upgrades,updates and services in the world,Sony is the second too,and so are Apple and record breaker of devices making uncle Samsung,etc.and usually they are so much powerful and rich thanks they do not need to be supported!!But still exist some infamous best quality device makers that deserve supporting even without knowing them completely and even without any charges or getting anything based upon gsmArena guidelines!!! Thanks with the greatest sincerity respect to gsm,Huawei and all the names that I mentioned with goodwill intentions plus wishing good luck for those having Mate 8!!Justice Rights.Omid12omidvar.

  • abhi

Nice phone.

  • AnonD-507775

I am feel different than Note 5 because I use Note 5 more than five month only disappoint it's display but manageable, I wondered it's buttery life, sound, ......

  • Anonymous

AnonD-505533, 22 Feb 2016Hi i was wondering if anyone else has experienced magnetism... moreThat's for the flip case.

  • AnonD-506099

I am proud owner of mate 8
Excellent battery timing
Lightning speed processor
Good Camera if u use third party software
Most important is that it's signal sensitivity is far better than iPhone 6S and other sets