DEAL: $277 for the Honor 8 is a Really Good Deal

From day one with the Honor 8, we have been big fans of the unlocked beauty that Huawei released here in the US. The combination of the specs and high-end design accompanying an incredibly reasonable price won us over (our review). Now that it has the update to Nougat and a greatly improved EMUI 5.0, it’s an even better buy for those looking in the unlocked realm. Of course, we love discounts and the phone currently has a big one if you buy it from Amazon or Walmart.

The Honor 8 in black with 32GB of storage is currently listed at $277.12. That’s a $122 discount on a phone that was already priced competitively at $399.

The deal likely won’t last long, so jump on it.

Deal Links: Amazon | Walmart

Honor 8 Review

The Honor 8 is another device we wouldn’t typically review, but seeing as how options may seem limited given the circumstance surrounding the Galaxy Note 7, we wanted to spend time checking it out. Additionally, this tier of “mid-range” devices have become quite the little competitors, complete with what we would label as top-tier specs and features for a relatively inexpensive price.

While the 5.2″ FHD display and octa-core processor with 4GB of RAM certainly get the job done in terms of overall performance, the Honor 8 does have its shortcomings. It took me a solid week to really master all of the device’s software tweaks on EMUI, which is a skin I might rank as one of the lowest in terms of ease-of-use and appeal. However, a few of the features might make up for EMUI’s look, so I can’t sit here and stress over it too much.  (more…)

DEAL: Honor 8 is Just $349 Today, Includes Free $100+ Headphones Too

The Honor 8, Huawei’s latest flagship-esque unlocked phone for the US that is as tasty looking as they come, is on sale today at a variety of retailers with a $50 discount, dropping the price to just $349. Also, almost all of them are offering extra goodies (like headphones) with values well over $100.

Deal LinksB&H Photo | Newegg | Amazon (more…)

Video: Honor 8 Unboxing and Tour

With pre-sales still taking place for the Honor 8, what better time would there be to grace you with an unboxing and initial hands-on with the device? Listed at a price of $399 for the 32GB model, this is the first “flagship” device for the US from Honor, whose parent company happens to be Huawei.

For specs, the Honor 8 features a 5.2″ FHD display, HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor, 4GB of RAM, dual 12MP rear-facing cameras (like on the Huawei P9), USB Type-C (USB 2.0), LTE connectivity for GSM carriers, microSD support, 32GB onboard storage (or 64GB for $50 extra), and the Huawei Emotion UI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 “Marshmallow.” (more…)