Huawei Mate 8

Huawei seems to be China’s top brand for mobile devices. Few weeks ago for the first time they over took Xiaomi to top the smartphone market in China. The Huawei Mate 8 is the latest flagship from the China-Based company, the sequel to last year’s Mate 7, For now the device is officially available exclusively in China and will later on be launched internationally.

The Huawei Mate 8 also known as the Huawei Ascend Mate 8 was created using Aircraft-grade aluminum, sports an outstanding 6-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 1920, Just like its pre-decessor the Mate 8 retains the fingerprint sensor at its rear and above the that is a 16MP camera that includes a Sony IMX298 sensor, an 8MP front camera ensures your selfies are clear. The Mate 8 supports Cat 6 LTE connectivity and is available in Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, and Mocha Brown, quite a variety to choose from. On the software side, the Mate 8 runs Huawei’s EMUI 4.0 interface, the company’s addition to the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

huawei mate 8

Powered by the Kirin 950, Huawei’s SoC (system-on-a-chip). The Kirin 950 is a beast, an octa-core processor, with four A72 cores running at 2.3Ghz, and four A53 cores running at 1.8Ghz, the Kirin 950 also brings with it an i5 co-processor that handles speech recognition, reduced location-based power consumption, low-power MP3 consumption and other low power processes. Two variations of the device are available, the model featuring 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage and that with 4GB RAM and 64GB -128 GB internal memory, all powered by a 4,000 mAh Li-Po battery with fast charging support. In an Antutu Benchmark test it’s got a whopping score of 89,630, no doubt this device is a beast. Its protective parts will give you a more comfortable experience.pro0hThe Phablet will be sold in four variants;

3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage – 2,999 yuan ($470)
4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage – 3,699 yuan ($580)
4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage – 4,399 yuan ($690)
The Exclusive Champagne Edition – 6,888 yuan ($1075)
More of the Mate 8 can be seen from its specification below;

Technical Specifications

Model Huawei Mate 8
Release date November 2015
Dimension 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm (6.19 x 3.17 x 0.31 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
Connectivity GSM, HSPA, LTE, Optional Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by), Bluetooth 4.2
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Battery 4000 mAh Li-Po battery
Screen size 6.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~368 ppi pixel density)
Display tech IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Rear camera 16 MP, 4608 x 3456 pixels, optical image stabilization, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED, flash
Features 1/2.8′ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
Video 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Front camera 8 MP, 1080p
Storage 32 GB / 64 or 128 GB (microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot))
RAM  3 GB / 4 GB RAM
OS Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 950
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53
GPU Mali-T880 MP4
Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Though currently available in China, more information regarding this device is expected to be available in January at CES (Consumer Electronic Show), where the world’s tech giants gather to show off their wares.

Huawei was founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former engineer in the People’s Liberation Army. At the time of its establishment Huawei was focused on manufacturing phone switches, but has since expanded its business to include building telecommunications networks; providing operational and consulting services and equipment to enterprises inside and outside of China; and manufacturing communications devices for the consumer market.

The Chinese multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company is headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It is the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world, having overtaken Ericsson in 2012.

Based on its Specifications

Good Things

  • Great performance
  • Superb Battery life
  • Excellent Camera

Bad Things

  • Expensive

The Breakdown


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