The Good Huawei's Honor 8 is a slick little package that combines good photos from a dual-lens camera with a useful customizable button and a fingerprint reader. And it's easy to use one-handed.
The Bad Battery life falls short and knuckle gestures are gimmicky. It's a smudge magnet.
The Bottom Line The Huawei Honor 8 is a likable midprice phone with some extra perks, but its short battery life holds it back.
A smooth, dual-camera phone for less
Huawei's Honor 8 is an Android 6.0 phone with extras good enough to make you notice, and a build that's comfortable to hold and use in one hand. The extras in question? Two cameras on the back and a customizable button right below them that doubles as the fingerprint reader.
The Honor 8's glossy, reflective coating channelsphone design (and smudges easily with finger grease), but at heart it's essentially a rebranded that costs less than the original, and well under two premium dual-camera phones: the and .
In the US, you can pick up the 32GB variant for $400 and the 64GB version for $450. Australian prices are still to come, but the US prices convert to roughly AU$525 and AU$590. In the UK, only the 32GB version is available, for £370 direct from Huawei, or from Amazon, where it's bundled with a free Amazon Fire TV Stick worth £30. If you want to buy it as part of a phone contract, Three has the exclusive.
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