Editor – Jason – “The Bok” – Date: 26 June 2015
The Huawei P8 is the proud successor to the Huawei Ascend P7, and is the latest flagship following Huawei’s long history of making affordable high quality smartphones. With its metal case and the slim profile it carries an very premium feel. The P8 is quite an impressive package but so is its price, especially on international markets.
Huawei uses an in-house HiSilicon Kirin chipset, and couples this with its very clean Emotion UI. The P8 also features an overall impressive slurry of features and packs everything very nicely into a very sexy package. The specifications include:
- Optional Dual Sim
- 5.2″ 1080p IPS-NEO LCD (424 ppi) capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3
- Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 930 chipset – quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53, Mali-T628 MP4 GPU; 3GB of RAM;
- 13MP autofocus camera with dual-tone LED flash, RBGW sensor and F/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording, some unique camera modes such as Light Trails and Light Painting
- 8MP front-facing camera, 1080p video recording, selfie panorama mode
- Android OS v5.0 Lollipop with Emotion UI 3.1
- 16GB/64GB of built-in storage; microSD card slot, doubling as a secondary SIM slot on the Dual SIM model
- Cat. 6 LTE (300Mbps); Dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.1; GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou (BDS); FM radio; NFC; microUSB port with USB On-The-Go
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- Optional special screen film can add capacitive buttons to the front of the device
- 2680mAh battery
Having used the P7 extensively, I am no stranger to Huawei building a very high performing device, watch this to see what I am talking about:
The Huawei P8 ships in an impressive looking box. It is one of the most-premium packages around. The set of accessories includes a wall charger, a Huawei headset and a USB cable all nicely packaged, and made of a good quality.