Huawei Mate 8

Huawei has been consistent in their pursuit of bringing quality mobile phones to the market. Since the emergence of the Chinese mobile phone company into the mainstream, Google has actually collaborated with them to bring the Google Nexus 6p.

Armed with new knowledge about the Android operating system, has Huawei made a better than ever phone?

Today, we are going to talk about the Huawei Mate 8. This is considered to be Huawei’s latest flagship phone of 2016. So, does this phone deliver? Does this phone compete with other competitors such as that of iPhone and Samsung? We will find out.

I am happy with the design aspect of this phone. It has an all-metal chassis that really provides a premium look and feel. The back side of the phone provides good ergonomics and gripping the phone is no issue thanks to the curvature.

The Huawei Mate 8 is a little bit thick, though. It is 7.9mm thick but considering that it houses some impressive specs, it is understandable.

Huawei has been consistently creating good 1080p resolution mobile phones, and since the Google Nexus 6p was their first venture into putting a 1440p resolution in a mobile phone, many thought that they would bring that screen resolution into their newest flagship phone.

Unfortunately, the Huawei Mate 8 only comes with a 1080p resolution display with a pixel count of 368ppi. The JDI-NEO FHD screen, though, is surprisingly amazing. It is an iteration of the IPS panel display which provides excellent viewing angles and color reproduction. Although, it would’ve been great had Huawei put a QHD display, though.

Now since this is a flagship offering from Huawei, does it mean that it does have a very good camera? Last year when Huawei released the Google Nexus 6P, it has been revered as one of the best camera slapped in a mobile phone.

Although the specs on paper with the Huawei Mate 8’s camera is good, it hardly ever translates into real-world tests. You see, the Huawei Mate 8 comes with a 16-megapixel rear camera with an aperture of f/2.0 for very good low-light images. It also comes with the handy optical image stabilization and a 0.1 phase detection autofocus to really hone in on the thing or person you want to capture an image from.

The problem is that the camera still suffers from blurry images from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, the camera is mostly good. But, you do get those instances where the post-processing just doesn’t perform well.

The performance of the Huawei Mate 8 is really good. It comes with a new octa-core processor in the form of the Kirin 950. It is clocked at 4 cores 2.3GHz and the last four cores at 1.8GHz. It also comes with the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM.

This new processor, Kirin 950, really bodes well among benchmark tests. It consistently bested other premium flagship mobile phones, including the iPhone 6s. This is a really impressive feat for the mobile phone company.

Lastly, it does have 4G LTE support which is a commonplace in flagship models. Make use of mobile phone signal boosters for unparalleled and uninterrupted data services.

The Huawei Mate 8 is a great mobile phone which is a little bit held back with its camera. However, everything else is really superb. Should you get the Huawei Mate 8? The short and definitive answer is yes.