Last year we tested no less than 6 Huawei devices, being impressed by their batteries, cameras and displays. We start 2016 with more Huawei devices, this time unboxing the Huawei Mate 8 model, as shown below. The handset can be found on Amazon for a pretty good price, between $627 and $800.
This model debuted initially in 2015, locally at first and then the global release came last month at CES 2016. This model is a 6 inch phablet, that comes inside an elegant black box, that includes a case, manuals, USB cable, charger, headphones and a metal key to prop open the SIM tray. The phone comes in two versions, one with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage and the other with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.
We’re testing the former, that also brings the powerful Kirin 950 processor, a 6 inch Full HD screen and a beautiful metal chassis, that feels much lighter than the 185 grams it weighs on paper. Available in silver, gray, gold and brown, the phablet measures 7.9 mm in thickness and packs a 16 megapixel back camera with OIS and dual tone flash, as well as a front 8 MP shooter.
There’s a fingerprint scanner below the main camera and a 4000 mAh battery on board. Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 with EMUI 4.0 on top and gets knuckle gestures much like the Mate S. We’ll be back with a full review soon, but in the meantime be sure to check out the latest prices of the device on Amazon.
Huawei Mate 8 Video Unboxing