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Overall satisfaction
6.6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
10 opinions
  • Screen6.1
  • Performance6.3
  • Camera6.8
  • Connectivity7.3
  • Battery6.1
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Design & Materials

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
6.0

10 opinions

Do you think it's a nice phone?
6.4

10 opinions

Is it comfortable?
6.0

10 opinions

Can you see it well in the sunlight?
6.1

10 opinions

Performance & Hardware

Does it have good sound?
7.1

10 opinions

Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
6.5

10 opinions

What's your experience been with demanding games?
5.3

10 opinions

Camera

Quality of daytime photos
7.9

10 opinions

Quality of nighttime photos
5.8

10 opinions

Quality of selfies
6.5

10 opinions

Does it have a powerful flash?
6.8

10 opinions

Connectivity

Does it have good coverage for calls?
7.7

10 opinions

Quality of the GPS
7.6

10 opinions

And the WiFi?
6.6

10 opinions

Battery

How long does the battery last?
  • 10%
    Less than half day
  • 40%
    Less than a day
  • 20%
    One day
  • 30%
    More than one day
  • 0%
    Two days or more

10 opinions

Software

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 11%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 78%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 11%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall

10 opinions

Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 13%
    Never
  • 13%
    Once a year
  • 25%
    Every six months
  • 50%
    Every two months or less

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User reviews

User Reviews

  • Absolute Garbage, Don't buy any Huawei Phones

    Absolute Garbage, wish Huawei never existed. You can't play any game on this phone, battery dies every 4 hours

    Negatives
    • Battery dies
    • Can't play games
    • Worthless
    • Not a good phone
    • 0.5
    • Screen0.0
    • Performance2.3
    • Camera0.0
    • Connectivity0.0
    • Battery0.0
  • Phone mobile data on this phone over heat i hate with phone

    Phonedata usageover heat

    Positives
    • Comfortable use with phone
    Negatives
    • Over heat
    • 5.9
    • Screen5.3
    • Performance5.3
    • Camera6.0
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0
  • Wish I didn't buy it

    Looks really good at the beginning but after a couple of months' use (4 months or so) I'm already thinking of getting rid of it.

    If you game on your phone (e.g. PUBG, War Robots etc) here are a couple of issues you're going to have:
    1. You will suck at your game because the when you swipe the screen, there's about 5mm lah before it starts responding. So imagine trying to snipe someone in PUBG but can't make small aiming adjustments
    2. The battery life is absolute shit. Run at 20% brightness, running Spotify and GMaps in the car (on Bluetooth for 2 hours drops batt from 100% to 40%. And this was when it was brand new. Obviously also bad for games.
    3. The phone gets really hot. You won't feel it in the first 2-3 months but from month 3 onwards my phone has started cooking my hands when I game. Which is annoying as hell.

    Some other things:
    - display brightness needs to be max in sunlight if you wanna see anything
    - starts to lag and hang at 3 months

    Regret buying it.

    Positives
    • Value for $
    • Clear display
    • Large screen
    Negatives
    • Touchscreen lag
    • Battery life
    • Night photo quality
    • Starts lagging and hanging at 3mths
    • Phone overheats
    • 2.1
    • Screen3.0
    • Performance3.0
    • Camera7.3
    • Connectivity7.0
    • Battery5.0
  • Perfect Smartphone for me.. i love it!!

    It my everyday companion..
    Camera is so amazing.. music experience is awesome!.. battery life is great.. the phone has fully packed with greatness especially when i update it to the latest oreo the heating up issue had vanished & it performs much faster.. thank you huawei for this very nice smartphone

    Positives
    • design
    • camera
    • battery
    • screen
    • performance
    • updates
    Negatives
    • no negative comment i am so happy
    • 10
    • Screen8.3
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery9.0
  • It's ok

    Have a Good Camera On this price

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Design
    Negatives
    • Gaming
    • 6.6
    • Screen6.0
    • Performance7.3
    • Camera7.8
    • Connectivity5.3
    • Battery5.0
  • Quite nice for daylight photography but not for gaming

    The design for this phone is rather sleek and quite nice on hand, it has pre installed screen guard, and i wonder perhaps there is no real corning glass for the screen
    Few things i like,
    1. Camera is quite nice for daylight photograph
    2. It has manual control for camera so its possible to get the result as you desire
    3. Stable for daily use

    Few things I dont like
    1. Night photography on auto setting is horrible!
    2. No fast charging!
    3. Hybrid sim tray
    4. Not for hi demanding graphic game, even on lowest setting
    5. The finger print scanner too sensitive for dust and some sweat
    6. On prolonged heat use, like gaming the screen will left some screen burn
    7. The bokeh effect is not natural

    This is my first and last of huawei phone

    • 5.8
    • Screen5.5
    • Performance5.7
    • Camera3.8
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery5.0
  • Good phone

    Good products, the only cons is no fast charging features (full charges is about 2 hrs from 10% to 100%)

    Positives
    • Camera
    • Battery
    • Screen
    • SoC
    • RAM
    Negatives
    • No fast charging
    • 9.4
    • Screen8.5
    • Performance9.0
    • Camera9.5
    • Connectivity9.0
    • Battery7.0
  • Auto
    Great device for everyday use

    The handset is fair in its proposal, accomplishes simple tasks with ease, but sins for not having support for 4.5G and connectivity with 5GHz wifi networks.

    Positives
    • Screen
    • Structure
    • Battery
    Negatives
    • Camera
    • Connectivity
    • Wifi
    • 7.7
    • Screen8.7
    • Performance6.3
    • Camera6.5
    • Connectivity7.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    for this money will come down

    • 8.6
    • Screen7.8
    • Performance6.7
    • Camera9.3
    • Connectivity8.3
    • Battery9.0
  • Auto
    Not bad

    Positives
    • It goes fluid
    Negatives
    • Gpu - ARM Mali-T830 MP2
    • 9.3
    • Screen8.3
    • Performance8.3
    • Camera8.3
    • Connectivity10
    • Battery7.0

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  • 5.2 Design & Materials
  • 5.6 Performance & Hardware
  • 5.6 Camera
  • 4.1 Connectivity
  • 5.1 Battery
What is a Ki score?
Ki is an automatic score based on the specifications and prices of devices. It is calculated using over 200 variables to rank smartphones, tablets and other devices from best to worst.
How do we calculate the Ki?

In this case, to determine the score we evaluate 5 general aspects:

  • Design and screen
  • Hardware and performance
  • Camera
  • Connectivity
  • Battery

Once these 5 factors have been rated, we introduce the price variable. This means that any two devices with the same ratings get a different Ki score for quality vs price.

Even a device objectively worse than another may have a higher Ki score if it has a better price.

Does the Ki score change?

The Ki varies as time goes by. As new devices with better specifications enter the market the Ki score of older devices will go down, always being compensated of their decrease in price.