Huawei announced the release of the metal 6-inch phablet at CES 2016, it sure did leave a memory that will last long in the minds of virtually everyone who attended the event.
Speaking on the launch, Kevin Ho, president of the handset division at Huawei was quoted as saying; “The Mate 8 is the ultimate high-end smartphone. It strikes the perfect balance between high performance and long battery life, enabling people to stay connected and be more productive in every facet of their lives,”
Off course as the president of the company, Ho is not expected to say anything less than that, but what has people who have used the Huawei mate 8 have to say about it?
Just as initially rumors had suggested, it comes with the Kirin 950 with an octa-core offering of four Cortex A72 cores clocked at 2.3 GHz and four Cortex A53 cores at 1.8 GHz
“With help of the new chipset and other improvements we’ll see that Mate 8 not only manages to raise the bar for Huawei but also to deal blows to competing devices in several aspects, making the phone a worthy candidate in the upcoming 2016 smartphone generation battle,” Andrei Frumusanu of AnandTech says.
Another impressive thing about this device is the 6 inches screen it comes with and this is alongside a resolution measuring 1,080 x 1,920 pixels with a 368 ppi topped with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
“When I hold the Mate 8 in my hand, the screen seems bright and wonderful … until I stream video, view high-res photos or hold it next to any other phone. It’s then that I notice its 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution looks dimmer and a little hazier than other phones of its class at any brightness level, especially the impossibly vibrant Nexus 6P,” Jessica Dolcourt of CNET writes, noting that its size also makes it difficult to hold with small hands.
One of the things that goes for the Iphone is the way it fits nicely in the hands of the user. The Mate 8 comes with beautiful and classy design with slim bezels, and just as the Iphone, it fits nicely in the hands of the users.
“The Mate 8 is a beautifully crafted, all-metal design with a subtle curve that employs many of the design characteristics we’re familiar seeing in the Mate series. And for something adorned with a 6-inch screen, it doesn’t feel oversized at all, as they’ve kept it pretty svelte and lightweight,” Phone Arena’s John Velasco remarks.
Huawei has received many flaks for it setup but it appears this time the users have nothing to worry about as the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Huawei’s Emotion UI 4.0 on top.
“Huawei’s Emotion UI skin running atop Android 6.0 Marshmallow handles absolutely everything you can throw at it like a champ and never flinches while doing it,” Nick Sutrich of Android Headlines says.
One thing that frustrates people with blackberry but with the enormous 4,000 mAh battery the mate 8 cpomes with, you sure not going to have to worry about battery life.
“In my tests, the Huawei Mate 8 regularly lasted for two full days, and sometimes well into day three – and I’m a guy who fiddles with his phone a lot (I don’t make a lot of calls, though),” Mashable’s Stan Schroeder says.