The new G8 flaunts a 5.5 inch FHD display with a 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass. The all metal body is certainly a highlight of the G8. The rear is equipped with a fingerprint sensor which can unlock the device, answer calls and even control alarms. Dark Silver, Gold and White colors will be the available color variants. Boasting a glass panel with arched sides and an overall oval look, the handset looks pleasing to the eye.
On the inside we come across a Snapdragon 615 instead of the 810. On the positive side, that's coupled with 3G of RAM. The 32 GB of inbuilt storage can be expanded up to 64 GB via micro SD card. The dual-SIM G8 ropes in a 3,000mAH battery and supports 4G on both the SIM cards.
A 13 MP rear camera adorns a Sapphire protection around the sensor, it also features a built-in OIS, RGBW sensor, ISP Foodie mode, and makeup mode. The 5 MP sensor is featured on the front as well. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop with Emotion UI skin on top the Huawei G8 is the first smartphone to feature Force Touch display, which can distinguish between a light tap and deep press. G8 measures 75mm wide and 150mm long, making it more compact than the 5.5in iPhone 6 Plus.
Display - 5.5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD cured 2.5D glass display, Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Processor - Octa-Core 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 615(Cortex A53 – 4×1.5GHz + 4×1.2GHz) processor with Adreno 405 GPU
Storage - 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable via MicroSD
OS - Android 5.1 (Lollipop) with Huawei Emotion UI 3.1
Camera - 13MP rear camera with dual-tone LED Flash, OIS and 5MP front-facing camera
Dimensions - 152 x76.5x7.5mm
Weight - 167g
Connectivity - 4G LTE /3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS
Battery - 3000mAh battery
Priced at €399 (around $450), the Huawei G8 is a good buy, or at least at first sight. We are still not sure of its camera, hardware, and generally keep tabs on how well the UI is doing in the long run until we experience it personally. So, verdict – if you are soon going to be in the market for a premium-looking phablet that doesn't topple your budget, make sure you get a good look at the G8.