All You Need To Know About Huawei Mate 8

Following in the footsteps of the Huawei Mate 7, the Mate 8 is the newest phablet that has been rolled out by the maker, launched in November 2015. Undoubtedly what we are looking at is a premium product and while it does not exactly come cheap, it also has specifications and features that are worth boasting of.

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Product design

A 6-inch smartphone, it is truly a class apart with some really precise metal and 2.5D diamond cut glass components and bolder edges to the device. With an aluminium underbody, the back has been sandblasted to give the device a fine satin finish, smooth to the touch (and definitely eye-catching!). What immediately strikes you is the fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone, which stays on as a constant and allows the user to unlock the phone literally in an instant.

The phone comes with two SIM card slots, i.e. the DualSIM/ Micro SD card, of which the secondary slot is 2G only.

Phone specifications

The screen comes with a 1080 x 1920 pixels, FullHD resolution, which is believed to help the battery last longer, and the LCD panel is slated to deliver deeper blacks in comparison to what an IPS LCD has to offer.

No smartphone is complete without a standout camera these days, and the Mate 8 features the new 16 MP Sony sensor with smart camera features such as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) as well as Huawei’s new feature, the Image Sensor Protector (ISP). Combined, what this offers you is a phone with sharp picture quality and heightened image clarity.

With regards to the battery life, this smartphone has lots on offer, since its non-removable 4000 mAh high-capacity battery promises a long standby time and quicker charging, setting a high benchmark for all phones across a similar spectrum.

For ensuring ease of use, the phone is fitted with a Kirin 950 chipset that optimises performance while ensuring low power consumption. This translates into faster and more efficient Internet browsing capabilities, watching videos and apps that launch faster. It also boasts of the latest A72 core processor as well as the i5 Intelligent Processor.

Phone features

If you’re one of those who has a laundry list of contacts, this smartphone will come in handy with its business card scanner that can scan cards in as many as 17 languages.

The phone also has the latest version of Knuckles, the app which allows you to use your knuckles to crop and edit images and even draw letters on the screen so as to open apps quicker.

Available in four colours (Moonlight Silver, Space Grey, Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown), the phone operates on the Android Marshmallow and offers Wi-Fi, Bluetooth as well as a FM Radio.

In conclusion

The Huawei Mate 8 has almost all the features that an Android user could want, and is reason enough to make it to your shortlist, for when you’re in the market for a new smartphone.


by techtalks @TechTalks July 12, 2016 5:28 AM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

Q5 blackberry

Alhassan A Bukar

Nice

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