Mate 8, the latest phone from Huawei, is a 6-inch full-metal beast. It’s the successor to the successful Mate 7 model and comes with a full-HD screen with 1,920 x 1,080 px resolution. Huawei’s partnership with Google has its advantages like early access to the latest Android operating system. Huawei Mate 8 runs on the latest 6.0 version of Android’s operating system called Marshmallow. The user interface is skinned with EMUI 4.0 giving the UI a distinct look and offer cool display options like dual-window mode. The rear camera has 16 MP resolution and the front one sports an impressive resolution of 8MP. A fingerprint scanner similar Google Nexus 6P is located below the rear camera.
Excellent battery life
The battery life is one of the most exciting features of Huawei Mate 8 and will appeal to many smartphone users presently struggling with out-of-battery problems and frequent recharging. The 4,000 mAh capacity battery lasts two days under normal usage. Now that’s really useful and Huawei itself believes that it’s a “breakthrough in power and efficiency“!
Mate 8 is powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 950 processor. Huawei claims that that the performance improvements achieved by Kirin 950 are significant compared to the 925 processor that’s powering the predecessor Mate 7:
- 100% boost in CPU performance.
- 70% lower battery usage.
- 125% faster graphics due to the ARM Mali-T880 GPU that Kirin 950 employs. It’s worth noting that Samsung Galaxy S7 also use the same GPU processor.