The Huawei Nexus 6P helped the company’s name get out of China and Asia in general, but not so many have been following its heroics in the smartphone industry.
The company has recently unveiled the Huawei P9 flagship, but you are yet to see the best if you haven’t met the Huawei Mate 8. As the heading suggests, the Mate 8 is an insanely great phone that many of you probably haven’t heard of. But why this bold statement? Here’s a look at the Huawei Mate 8 and what makes it a great phone.
Premium look and feel
If you know the Google Nexus 6P or even the Honor 5X, you’ll know what Huawei is capable of. But with the Huawei Mate 8, everything goes to the next level. It offers a super-premium finish on an aluminum material, which gives it an even better look regardless of the angle of view. You will love the size of the phone, measuring 157.1mm tall and has a 6-inch Full HD display screen with 1080p resolution. This screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and has a pixel density of 368ppi, which is great for such a huge handset.
It’s insanely fast
Huawei makes its own processors called Kirin. The Huawei Mate 8 packs a Kirin 950 SoC that is clocked at a speed of 2.3GHz, something that makes the phablet a complete monster in term of task execution. It has a score of 6210 in Geekbench 3’s multi-core test, which makes it the fastest so far. This chipset is further aided with a RAM of 4GB, which is the 2016 standard. You also get a 3GB variant, but the performance is almost the same.
Long battery life
There is no QHD resolution on the Huawei Mate 8, meaning the phone has fewer pixels to power despite its huge 6-inch display. With a 4000mAh battery unit, the phone will take you through days without going dark on you, despite the amount of usage.
Huawei has made its name due to selling devices with premium specs are very affordable prices. There is no doubt that the Huawei Mate 8 has premium offerings, be it the design, the specs, the features and so on. However, the price tag is interesting, standing at about $550, way lower than the likes of Nexus 6P, Samsung Galaxy Note 7, iPhone 7 Plus and so on.