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Huawei Mate 8

Huawei Mate 8
alaScore 95

647 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 647 reviews of Huawei Mate 8. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and usability. The battery and size are also appreciated, but there are mixed comments on the GPS navigation and portability.

performance, size, battery, usability, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 8 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the camera. The price is also appreciated. Many are critical about the size and usability. Opinions are divided on the performance.

price, camera

screen, usability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Mate 8 Unlocked Phone Dual SIM (gold 4GB RAM 64GB ROM)Huawei Ascend Mate 8 Unlocked Phone Dual SIM (gold 4GB RAM 64GB ROM)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Mate 8

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate 8 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the usability and camera are overall positive. The screen and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the reliability, and reviews are divided on the price.

portability, performance, screen, camera, usability

reliability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Mate 8 6.0" 16MP 4GB RAM Dual Sim 4000 mAh 64GB Smartphone (Gold) - International Version No WarrantyHuawei Mate 8 6.0" 16MP 4GB RAM Dual Sim 4000 mAh 64GB Smartphone (Gold) - International Version No Warranty

Dec, 2016

Pocket-lint recommended

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review: Big beauty

 

Not so long ago the idea of a 6-inch phone sounded like a bonkers one. Now it's the norm for many, helped along by the iPhone 6S Plus, and with devices as powerful and refined as the Huawei Mate 8 also coming to market it's perhaps a more appealing...

Superb battery life, ace fingerprint scanner, refined design, smaller than iPhone 6S Plus (despite having a larger 6in screen), reasonable camera and stabilisation

Software not always smart (EMUI 4.0 means no app tray, split screen fairly useless), screen resolution limitations, huge size won't suit all

The Huawei Mate 8 is an echo of the Mate 7. But with an added thump of power at its core, the latest software on board and an improved camera, it's all the more appealing. Plus 6-inch phones are becoming increasingly the norm, which ought to further...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: James Peckham (techradar.com)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The latest phablet from Huawei might well be its best yet

Great fingerprint sensor ; Gorgeous large display ; Strong battery life

Emotion UI overlay ; Fast charging cable not in the box ; Ugly speaker grill

Huawei's Mate 8 might not be one of the best known phablets on the market, but it offers solid specs at a more affordable price than its competitors. It's not without faults, but the Mate 8 is one of the best choices if you want a larger Android phone.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The Mate 8 is the successor to the Mate 7 and brings Huawei's own Kirin 950 CPU into the mix to create a powerful phablet to rival Samsung and Huawei's own Nexus 6P

In many ways, the Mate 8 is an excellent smartphone. It has a big, high-quality screen and is well made. It isn't the most stylish of phones, but it's fast (unless you're talking about games) and has decent battery life. The camera is a disappointment...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

A big and brilliant Android smartphone

Great battery life ; Massive screen ; Strong camera

'Only' 1080p ; Will be too big for some ; Polarising software

The top £500 phone for those who want a truly massive screen

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Max Parker (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei Mate 8

 

2015 ended on a high for Huawei. In the Nexus 6P it had, alongside Google, released the best Android smartphone of the year. The Chinese brand hopes to begin 2016 on a similar footing with the Mate 8, a super-sized phone just announced at CES 2016 in...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 8 review

 

The Huawei Mate 8 is exceptionally quick, but this 6in phablet is held back by a hopeless camera and a frustrating UI

Battery life was good, too, as its 4,000mAh battery lasted a respectable 11h 54m in our continuous video playback test with the screen brightness set to 170cd/m2. While not exceptional for a phablet, you'll still comfortably get at least a day's use...

Expert review by: (whathifi.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Smartphone overview

 

HUAWEI MATE 8 BLACK DIS 6 BIS OCTA CORE, 16 MP, 32 GB IN

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Huawei Mate 8 Review: In Depth

 

Huawei Mate 8 review: Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has been pouring more time and effort into its smartphones of late, and it hasn't gone unnoticed. The new Mate 8 is the company's 2016 phablet…

Feature-rich user experience ; Solid screen ; Premium design ; Outstanding battery life

Missing fingerprint gestures ; Weak split-screen multitasking ; Heavy UI ; Weak video recording capabilities

There’s no denying that the Huawei Mate 8 is an extremely well rounded and well put together Android smartphone. The user experience is distinctive and although it isn’t perfect, it works well, feels fluid and boasts enough handy and helpful features...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Robin-Leigh Chetty (techsmart.co.za)

Huawei Mate 8

 

If Chinese manufacturer Huawei was not being taken seriously by its competitors, the new Mate 8 phablet serves as undeniable proof that it should be. But should you buy it now?

Generous and bright display; Superb battery life; Well constructed body

Thinness makes it difficult to handle; Would benefit from a stylus

The Huawei Mate 8 does a lot of things well. It's display is large and crisp, processor fast and responsive, camera surprisingly solid, and battery life more than ample. Is it the best phablet of 2016 so far? Yes. But is it better than the Samsung...

May, 2016

Expert review by: Stan Schroeder (mashable.com)

Huawei Mate 8: A polished but pricey phablet with insane battery life [REVIEW]

 

The Huawei Mate 8 is big, looks great and has battery life that can last up to 3 days.

Great specs ; Tons of battery life ; 6-inch screen on a relatively small body

Expensive ; Probably still too big for many users ; No 3D touch ; Not available in U.S.

The Huawei Mate 8 is big, elegant and its battery lasts forever — a winning trifecta so long as you're cool with the pricing.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000 / 4050
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Browsing time (3G):11
Standby time (2G):1100
Standby time (3G):1072 / 216
Talk time (2G):50
Talk time (3G):13 / 23 / 24

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4608 x 3456
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 8
Geotagging: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Maximum frame rate:120 / 60
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448 / 4608 x 3456
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 8
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1 / 8
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability: Yes

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes

Design

Brand colour:Mocha Brown / Moonlight Silver / Space Gray
Colour of product:Black / Brown / Grey / Silver / White
Curved Design: No
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display diagonal:15.2 / 15.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor: Yes
Pixel density:368
Screen shape:Flat
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2 / 3 / 4

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC+, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA / AAC, AAC+, MP3
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MP43, MPEG2, MPEG21, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, XVID / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, WMV9, XVID / 3GP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, XVID / AVI, MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Barometer: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location: Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100 / 800,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+, UMTS / UMTS / WCDMA
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR / 4.2 / 4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi Direct: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Barometer: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Gyroscope: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 6.0
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:1.5 / 2.3
Processor lithography:16
Processor Model:K3V2 / Kirin 950

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1 / 6 / 6.0

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2048 / 3072 / 4096
Internal ROM:8000
Internal storage capacity:32 / 64 / 8
Maximum memory card size:128 / 32 / 64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Colour : Yes
Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.9 / 9.9
Height :15.7 / 16.4
Weight:185 / 198
Width:8.06 / 8.57