Honor 8 Stories February 9, 2017

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The Honor 8 was one of our favorite affordable smartphones of 2016, or at least it would’ve been if it hadn’t launched with Huawei’s infamous EMUI software layer. Despite the polished hardware, the same couldn’t be said about the software. Now, Honor is looking to change that with an update to EMUI 5.0.

Update: Honor has adjusted the rollout date to February 11th.

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Honor 8 Stories February 1, 2017

‘Honor 8 Lite’ leaks out with premium design, single camera, alleged ~$300 price tag

Last year’s Honor 8 was a stunning phone, offering a premium glass-on-glass build, solid specifications, and an excellent dual-camera system, all for under $400. Now we’re hearing that Honor is working on another version, the “Honor 8 Lite,” and recently the first images have leaked out.

Honor 8 Stories December 23, 2016


Android skins from Chinese OEMs have always been pretty bad, and Huawei has always been one of the worst contenders. Despite releasing awesome hardware, it’s always been hard to recommend the company’s devices due to the software. With the release of Nougat, though, things are improving, and now we know when Honor 8 users can expect that update.

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Honor 8 Stories November 22, 2016

Android Nougat now rolling out to Honor 8 beta testers, first screenshots show off cleaner UI

Earlier this month Honor was on the lookout for beta testers for Android Nougat on the Honor 8 smartphone. After finding a handful of candidates, the company is now pushing beta builds to devices, and today we’re getting our first look.

Honor 8 Stories September 14, 2016

How to: Change how you receive app notifications on Honor 8

In designing the Honor 8, the company wanted to make sure that users would have control over as much of the functionality on the phone as possible. One such example of this is the device’s notifications. Honor 8 has a Settings section that allows the user to change which types of notifications they want to receive on an app-by-app basis, and this quick little guide will help you learn how to use it…

How to: Honor 8’s ‘Protected apps’ feature keeps apps running in the background

The Honor 8 is a great piece of hardware, but it has a couple of software customizations that can make using the phone less than enjoyable. One of these customizations automatically disables background data on applications, making it so that you sometimes don’t receive notifications or get updates. Thankfully, it is possible to protect your apps from this battery-saving feature…

Honor 8 Stories September 12, 2016


I hope that a day will come that I can review a Huawei/Honor device and not mention that software is its biggest weakness. Unfortunately, today is not that day. But I have good news. If the Honor 8 wasn’t a remarkable step forward for Huawei’s millennial-focused sub-brand, I probably wouldn’t be reviewing it. But here I am. I’m reviewing it. And that’s because it’s worth talking about…

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Honor 8 Stories August 20, 2016

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The newly-announced Honor 8 flagship has a lot going for it, and now there’s something else. According to the phone’s Product Manager, Taylor Wimberly, the Honor 8 — and phones that proceed it, apparently — will be getting software updates for a full 24 months after its launch:

From this year we are making a commitment to provide customers with access to new features (at least once every three months during the first 12 months) for up to 24 months following each product launch. We will keep providing access to security and software updates to fix bugs and enhance user experience in a timely manner.

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Honor 8 Stories August 17, 2016

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Late last evening Honor announced the Honor 8 for the United States market, and we finally got a chance to go hands-on with the phone. As you may already know, the phone is basically the Huawei P9 on the inside, albeit aimed at millennial consumers and given a completely new external aesthetic. This phone has a glass back, a fingerprint sensor that you can press for app shortcuts, a dual-camera setup, and more…

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Honor 8 Stories August 16, 2016

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Huawei-owned Honor has today announced that the phone it announced for China last month  — the Honor 8 — is coming to the United States. Following up on the budget Honor 5X that marked the company’s first phone for the US earlier this year, Honor is now introducing a glass-backed phone at a middle-of-the-road price and specs that are definitely on the higher end…

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Update 8:19 PT: And it’s live. See below.

Update 8:07 PT: The livestream is supposed to be live, but it’s not.

As we first heard about back in July, Huawei-owned Honor is unveiling its latest smartphone tonight at an event in San Francisco, and we’ve just learned — a mere hour before the event is set to kick off — that the company will be livestreaming the announcement via Facebook Live…

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Honor 8 Stories July 14, 2016


Huawei introduced the world to its upcoming Honor 8 smartphone in China just a few days ago, but now the company has sent invitations to the media for an event in San Francisco, California — presumably to show off the phone stateside. With great specs and a premium build at an affordable price, the Honor 8 looks to be an enticing option for those looking to save some cash…

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Honor 8 Stories July 11, 2016


Huawei has today revealed the new Honor 8, a flagship for the company’s affordable Honor brand. Despite that, the Honor 8 is no slouch. Under the hood this device is packing nearly the same specs as Huawei’s current flagship, the Huawei P9, but at half the price.

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