When it comes to Android, Huawei clearly dominated the headlines last week during CES. The Huawei Mate 8 is possibly the most powerful Android smartphone we have ever seen, but the new Huawei GX8 is also worth considering if you’re not willing to shell out $600+ for a new device.
With the GX8, you get quite a lot. It comes with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 615, 2GB of RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 13 and 5-megapixel cameras and a 3000mAh battery. It also sports a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, but Android 5.1 and Huawei’s EMUI might make it a little tough to choose over similar devices like the Nexus 5X. On the design front, the Huawei GX8 feels as premium as the newly announced Mate 8, but it is bit chunkier in the hand. The display is bright and crisp and the camera is quick and seems to capture pretty good pictures.
We’ll be sharing our final thoughts on the Huawei GX8 in our upcoming review.