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Review: Huawei Honor 8

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Dec 5, 2016, 11:35 PM
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Very nice spyware laden device

This is a very nice device at a very nice price. Unfortunately it has security issues. I am not a security expert, but I will share what I found.

Upon powerup, the device asks permission (at least it asks) to access your contacts, and a bunch of other things (some of which are necessary). This happened for at least five different Huawei supplied features that use your data connection to share your info with Huawei. You can decline, and also never be asked again if you choose. The default launcher doesn't show all your apps, so you need to change that. I installed Nova Launcher (needs no permissions), and I am happy with it.

When you plug this into your PC, you will note that it has a partition that appears as a CD-ROM, and has an...

Sep 30, 2016, 11:59 AM

Thank you Samsung...

If it wouldn't have been for Samsung putting out the S6, no one else would be able to make phones with this basic iPhone-esque styling. Before the S6, Apple sued companies for using these basic design style elements, the rounded corners and glass back and metal wrap frame with the drilled speaker and mic holes in the bottom.

Apple didn't want to get into another legal battle with the second largest gorilla of cellular, that they might lose and potentially be on the hook for millions (again). After the S6 dropped without a suit, there are now a lot of phones that use this styling, as they should. It feels great in the hand and the slightly heavier weight of the metal frame and glass Do feel a lot more like a quality engineered device.
OK, and what does this have to do with the Honor 8?
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