Huawei Honor 8 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Sapphire Blue)

Huawei Honor 8 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Sapphire Blue)

Huawei Honor 8 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Sapphire Blue)

B&H # HU51090WCB MFR # 51090WCB
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Product Highlights

  • GSM / 4G LTE Capable
  • North American Variant
  • Dual f/2.2 12MP Rear Cameras
  • f/2.4 8MP Front Camera with Flash
  • Kirin 950 Octa-Core Chipset
  • 64GB Storage Capacity and 4GB of RAM
  • Fingerprint Reader
  • 5.2" Super IPS LCD Display
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Native Resolution
  • Android Marshmallow 6.0
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This device is carrier-unlocked and should work fully with the carriers listed below with green bars. Yellow bars denote partial network coverage. A SIM card and service plan must be purchased separately. Network compatibility listed here is for reference only and does not guarantee phone compatibility.

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Huawei 51090WCB overview

  • 1Description

Stay connected on the go with the Huawei Honor 8 64GB Smartphone in Sapphire Blue. This 4G LTE smartphone is equipped with 4GB of RAM and an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin chipset that utilizes two quad-core processors, one running at 2.3 GHz and the other at 1.8 GHz, along with an always-on i5 co-processor. It comes equipped with 64GB of storage, which can be extended by up to 128GB with a microSD card. A reversible USB Type-C connector can be used for high-speed data transfer and charging.

The Honor 8 houses a 5.2" IPS LCD touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 resolution for full support of FHD content. A front-facing 8MP f/2.4 camera is equipped with flash for low-light self-portraits. At the rear, a pair of 12MP f/2.2 cameras with dual-tone flash capture extra detail for your photos and videos and a fingerprint reader lets you unlock your device quickly and securely.

The Honor 8 is also well-equipped for wireless communication thanks to Bluetooth 4.2 wireless connectivity, NFC, GPS, and 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi. The Honor 8's 3000mAh battery lasts approximately 1.75 days under normal usage and can reach 50% capacity from empty in about 30 minutes with select 2A chargers.

Dual Cameras
Rear Cameras
The Honor 8 features two f/2.2 rear-facing cameras that work in tandem to improve your photos. One records RGB color and the other works in monochrome, and both images are combined for a sharper, more detailed image. Dual LED flashes help to evenly illuminate your subject.
Front Camera
The f/2.4 wide-angle 8MP front-facing camera has a flash of its own and can record in HDR.
Fingerprint Reader
The 3D fingerprint reader located on the back of the device can unlock your phone in as little as 0.4 seconds, and can be customized to access compatible apps.
GSM / 4G LTE Wireless Connectivity
This phone is designed to work on select GSM networks and is 4G LTE capable. LTE is an advanced cellular network data protocol capable of data speeds so fast that they compete with wired broadband Internet providers. With an LTE connection, this phone should have no problem streaming HD video, downloading apps, uploading photos, or anything else that requires a high-speed data connection. The phone is also backwards compatible with 3G and 2G data for instances when you can't get LTE. In addition to cellular wireless, this phone also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Note: Not compatible with all cellular networks. Please make sure your provider uses a frequency or band that this phone supports. You can check which bands this phone works with in the specifications.
North American Variant / US Compatible LTE
This is a US variant of the Honor 8. Its LTE radio is tuned to frequencies that are most often used in the United States and North America. It can also be used in other parts of the world; however, LTE access may be limited or unsupported, depending on the network. To ensure this phone will work with your carrier please check to make sure the frequencies your carrier uses are supported by this phone. The full list of compatible carrier frequencies can be found herevacwxqceufwxwudxayycwwxy, the frequencies this phone supports can be found in the product specs.
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
The Android operating system integrates heavily with Google's services. Using the card-based Google Now, Android quickly surfaces information for you whenever you need it, powered by the same Knowledge Engine that runs Google's web search. It's a personalized and customizable OS, allowing you to add your favorite apps or widgets to your homescreen. You can even download new themes using the Google Play Store, which offers access to more than one million apps, games, books, music, movies, and more. Android 6.0 Marshmallow overhauls permissions, allowing you to have finer control over what your applications have access to. It also marks the debut of Now on Tap, a context-sensitive update to Google Now that checks your current screen for keywords and then searches for them automatically. Other performance and security enhancements are included as well.
EMUI 5.0
Huawei's EMUI 5.0 Android skin lets you customize your device with shortcuts, resource monitoring, and accidental tap protection.

Huawei 51090WCB specs

Operating System Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Memory 4 GB
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU 1.8 GHz ARM Cortex A53 Quad-Core
2.3 GHz ARM Cortex A72 Quad-Core
Coprocessor i5: 
GPU Mali T880 MP4
Storage 64 GB
Size 5.2"
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel Density 423 ppi
Display Technology IPS LCD
Input/Output Connectors
Ports 1x USB 2.0 - Type C
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Headphone/Microphone
1x Integrated Speaker
Flash Media Slot 1 x microSDXC
SIM Card Size Card 1: Nano 
GSM 2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
GSM 3G/3.5G UMTS, HSPA+: 850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz
4G LTE LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20 Bands
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2 + LE 
Front Camera
Resolution 8.0 MP
Aperture f/2.4
Rear Camera
Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p 30 fps

Dual Cameras

Aperture f/2.2
Sensor Size 1/2.6"
Pixel Size 1.25 µm
Focus Type Laser Autofocus
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Resolution 12.0 MP / Video: 1920 x 1080p 30 fps
Aperture f/2.2
Focus Type Laser Autofocus
Pixel Size 1.25 µm
Sensor Size 1/2.6"
Rear Camera Flash
Rear Camera Flash Yes
Number of LEDs 2
Number of Tones Dual Tone
Sensors Ambient light sensor, Fingerprint, Gyroscope, Proximity
Water Resistance None
Keyboard Virtual
Battery Internal Lithium-Ion (3000.0 mAh)
Fast Charging Technology Huawei SmartPower
Wireless Charging Technology None
Dimensions (W x H x D) 2.8 x 5.7 x 0.3" / 71.0 x 145.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight 5.40 oz / 153 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 6.6 x 3.5 x 2.6"

Huawei 51090WCB reviews

Honor 8 64GB Smartphone (Unlocked, Sapphire Blue) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great build quality, but trying to hard to be ios I am coming from a 2013 moto X. It is nice to have something with a bigger battery and sd slot. My main issues with it is the Huawei's EMUI. as it just feels like it's trying to be too much like apple. I'm annoyed that all my apps needs to be on my home screen and not just stored away in a separate folder. The finger print is pretty cool, but it's odd how you can't make going to the home screen an option for pressing the button. I do prefer a stock version of android, but this does fine for my needs. Just wish that it felt closer to stock android than ios
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was pleasantly surprised Being a long-time iPhone user I had this impression about sluggish Android UI, but was pleasantly surprised. The UI is so fast and smooth it's on par with iPhone, no glitches or freezes whatsoever and I've been using this phone daily for 2 weeks already. What I liked about this phone: 1. Excellent UI, very fast and smooth. 2. Excellent screen, bright and crisp. 3. Fingerprint reader is top-notch, very fast and unlocks in 99% of cases from first attempt. 4. Battery life is very good, can make 2 days solid with my usage. 5. Design and build quality is very good. Stuff I didn't like: 1. Ring sound is not very loud. I needed to setup a piercing melody in order to hear it ringing in the downtown. 2. I cannot feel the vibration unless the phone is firmly pressed to my thigh or chest (or maybe I am too thick-skinned lol) Some minor observations: 1. When setting up the fingerprint reader, make sure to place the finger exactly how you would place it during normal usage. In real life my forefinger touches it at an angle (rotated a bit) so I had to re-do the fingerprint setup to make it recognize my fingers from all angles. 2. Make sure you know the size of the phone before buying it. After iPhone 5s the screen is rather large, reaching top-left corner is not always comfortable. 3. Phone is slippery!! Buy a case! Overall, it's a very good phone, nice design, build quality, UI, performance, battery life is top-notch. Highly recommend for the money.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well built, stylish and fast. I've been using this for about 2 weeks. Well built, easy to handle, gorgeous looking phone. Kind of slippery so you want to get a case. Really, only problem I had was bluetooth wouldn't connect to my car. Found an app in the Play Store and all is good. Very responsive, fast unlocking with the fingerprint scanner. Can't believe this was less than $400.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Honor 8 Review I have been using an Honor 8 Smartphone as my main phone since ditching my iPhone. The switch from IOS to Android has its learning curve but not difficult. I love the aesthetics of the phone and the features are top notch for the price point. The Battery life gives me a full days use so i am contented. The Finger Print Scanner is very sharp and double 13 mp cameras on the rear gives great pics. Image stabilization is missing for videos but overall the Honor 8 its worth a try.
Date published: 2017-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the Huawei brand!!! I LOVE THIS PHONE!!!!! Second Huawei. Started with the Honor 5 and upgraded to the 8. One of the best looking phones on the market. Have had no problems whatsoever. Love it!!
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will buy more stuff from B&H I loved it. B&H sell very good products in cheap prices. Love you B&H. If i win this $1000 im gonna spend all at B&H because i need more electronics.
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great phone and my dog's vet loved it! I thought he would as he is from China ! He also loves B&H and we talked about how we really love the phone !!
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Loved early, but... I thought this would be my go to phone when I bought it...and than it had an update. The camera lost half of the cool modes (HDR, Tail Lights, Light Graffiti, etc...) with no explanation how to get them back. I even did a reset and nothing. Its cheaply made and not a great phone. I have a Straight Talk sim and it constantly drops calls and shows no service. I switch the sim back to an IPhone 5C, and this was not the case ruling out the sim. If I were you, pass on this model. I will be trying to sell it. Disappointing...
Date published: 2017-01-14
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