The Huawei GX8 is now available in the US… but you should probably just buy the Honor 5X


Huawei has announced that their affordable GX8 smartphone is now available in the US. It costs $349 for a Snapdragon 616 device with a 5.5-inch HD display and a 3,000mAh battery, and that’s great!

Huawei GX8 Composite

Except, the Honor 5X is basically the exact same phone and costs $150 less. There is one subtle difference between the two — it’s slightly more rounded at the edges and the caps on the top and bottom of the phone look a bit different. Here’s a photo of it if you are looking to compare:

honor 5x silver

And that’s it.

To be honest, we think the Honor 5X already looks gorgeous and given that it sports the same exact internals we’d be hard-pressed to find a good reason to go with the GX8 over it. Be sure to check out our Honor 5X review if you’re curious. As for the GX8, if you somehow feel the need to buy it anyway you’ll be able to do so right here.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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