Featuring a humongous Full-HD display, Huawei Mate 8 is the sequel to the highly regarded flagship Mate 7 from last year. The mammoth smartphone is decked out to deliver more with improved snappers, ample RAM, a more powerful processor and latest software.
Design and Display
The same premium construction of the Huawei Mate 7 is retained here, although the aluminium chassis appears to be sturdier this time around. Given its size, the Huawei Mate 8 is respectable at a thickness of 7.9 millimetres and weight of about 185 grams.
The Huawei Mate 8 packs a massive 6-inch display with 2.5D curved glass and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. With a pixel density of 367 ppi, the screen on this tablet of a phone should deliver enjoyable viewing considering it is based on IPS LCD technology, although the pixel count is not the best in this range.
Huawei Mate 8 has been given a boost in the camera department, compared to its predecessor. The handset sports a robust 16-megapixel rear-facing camera from Sony. The snapper has an aperture size of f/2.0 and comes with features such as dual LED flash, phase detection autofocus and optical image stabilisation (OIS) for some serious shot-taking capability.
The selfie shooter has also been upgraded to 8 megapixels, up from 5 megapixels. Both cameras on the Huawei Mate 8 can be used to record Full HD (1080) videos.
Hardware and Software
For more convincing performance, Huawei Mate 8 is equipped with a newer, stronger HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core processor that runs at speeds of up to 2.3 GHz, as against the maximum 1.8GHz speed of the older Kirin 930 CPU on the previous-generation handset.
The heavy-duty CPU features an i5 co-processor for speech recognition, low MP3 power consumption and lower location-based power consumption.
The processor comes with a stronger ARM Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and an LTE Cat 6 radio, with support provided by up to 4 GB of RAM. The Huawei Mate 8 will be made available in four variants with 32GB, 64GB or 128GB onboard storage with differentiated internals.
It boots latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow, coated with Huawei’s latest Emotion UI 4.0 skin.
Huawei Mate 8 still features the rear-mounted fingerprint sensor for extra security. It is served with needed juice by a massive 4000mAh battery, which is surprisingly a little less powerful than the unit on the Mate 7.
Pricing and availability
Huawei Mate 8 is available in Nigeria. You can buy original Huawei phones from leading online stores in Nigeria. Huawei Mate 8 Price in Nigeria ranges from 205,000 to 290,000 Naira, depending on your location.
Huawei Mate 8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Mate 8 Phablet:
- Platform: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), UI 4.0
- Processor: Octa-core Processor, 2.3 quad-core & 1.8GHz quad-core (HiSilicon Kirin 950)
- GPU: Mali-T880 MP4
- Memory: 3GB RAM or 4GB RAM
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, Mocha Brown
- Dimension: 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
- Weight: 185 g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.0-inch IPS Touch Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- Rear Camera: 16MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) Flash, OIS, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB or 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB (SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0, USB Host
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV/Flac player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: To be Confirmed
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: No
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with Dedicated Mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4000 mAh Non Removable Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: up to 528 hours
- Fast Charging: Yes, Charge to 37% in 30 minutes