Huawei Ascend Mate 8 smartphone comes with a 6.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. Powered by 1.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor and it comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM depending on the internal storage capacity. The phone packs a 32GB, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Mate 8 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. It measures 157.10 x 80.60 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 185.00 grams. A dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.
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The Mate 8 takes the look and feel of the Mate series to a whole new level. Boasting a vivid 6″ FHD display, an ultra slim design, a re-designed fingerprint sensor that’s faster and more reliable, and a sleek aluminum unibody design, the Mate 8 is sure to impress.
The fingerprint sensor on the back of the Mate 8 has been re-designed for enhanced performance. The circular sensor matches the shape of your finger, and the depth of the concave area has been decreased to 0.45 mm to enable your finger to get closer to the chipset for improved recognition accuracy and speed. In addition, the metallic ring has been removed for a minimalist design.
Larger Screen-to-body Ratio
Mate 8 uses a 6-inch FHD screen with 95% color saturation. Even with a larger screen, the smart design of Mate 8 is more compact than previous models with a 85% screen-to-body ratio.
Slimmer Dimensions and Thinner Edges
Mate 8 has slimmer dimensions and 7.9mm edges – 0.4mm thinner than Mate 7. By using diamond cutting technology, it makes Mate 8 visually thinner than other products.
Sandblasting on the Rear Surface
Mate 8 employs meticulous yet soft sandblasting on the rear surface. The combination of sandblasting, trimming, and the fine metallic drawing process contribute to a rich yet smooth texture.
Life’s True Colors
Sometimes the most important choices are the hardest ones to make. That’s why the Mate 8 is available in four stunning colors: champagne gold, moonlight silver, sky grey, and mocha brown.
All the Time You Need, For Everything You Want to Do
With its 4000 mAh high-capacity battery, the new Mate 8 gives you more time to call, connect, play, and watch without needing to worry about running out of power. Thanks to its highly efficient Kirin 950 chip with SmartPower technology, the Mate 8 sets new standards for smartphone battery life.
Long Standby Time – Fast Charging – Heartbeat Agent
The Mate 8 sports a 4000 mAh high-capacity battery combined with a Kirin950 chipset and SmartPower technology. The battery provides an incredible 1.65 days of use for heavy users (or 2.36 days for regular users). And when you’re not using your Mate 8, power management technology helps to give you an unprecedented 22 days’ standby time.
Power Up with Less Down Time
With Huawei’s cutting-edge 9V/2A fast-charging technology, you can fully charge your Mate 8 in just 2.5 hours. You can get a full day’s use out of a 30-minute charge-perfect for when time is precious and power outlets are scarce.
Fine Tuned for Optimum Efficiency
‘Heart Beat’ is an all-new smart power-saving technology introduced for the Mate 8. It continuously scans your apps to determine an optimum ratio between power usage and performance, reducing the power consumption of background apps by up to 50%.
Picture a Clearer Reality
With a powerful new 16 MP Sony sensor and smart camera features such as Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and Huawei’s new Image Sensor Processor (ISP), the Mate 8 delivers sharpness and clarity in every image. Just point and shoot-the Mate 8 will take care of the rest.
Sony 16 MP Stackable – Image Sensor – Smart OIS – High Performance – Independent ISP – Slow Motion and Continuous Capture Mode – Front Camera
Make Every Pixel a Masterpiece
The Mate 8 is the first smartphone to feature Sony’s newest 16 MP IMX298 stacked image sensor, which has an f/2.0 aperture and a 1/2.8-inch sensor size. The sensor is highly sensitive and effectively reduces noise for clearer and sharper photos.
Perfect Shots, Whatever the Conditions
Sometimes, when the moment is right, the light is wrong. That’s when smart Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) comes into play, which uses intelligent light level monitoring and antishake technology to create unbelievably sharp, bright, and detailed images in low-light conditions.
Sharper Calculations For Beautiful Imagery
Huawei’s new Image Sensor Processor (ISP) delivers remarkably vivid images. The innovative ISP calculates the distance between the lens and the focal point for faster focusing, higher clarity and more accurate color reproduction.
Make Every Moment Count
The Mate 8 comes with a Slow Motion mode, which allows you to shoot high-definition videos and view them like never before at 1/4 of the speed of the original. You can also use Continuous Capture to shoot 100 burst shots at 12 frames per second, ideal for capturing images of fast-moving objects.
Always Look Your Best
With a wide-angle 8 MP front camera, the Mate 8 takes sharper selfies with a more vivid background, while video calling takes on a life of its own.
Handle Everyday Tasks With Ease
With an all-new Kirin 950 chipset that delivers powerful performance and low power consumption, the Mate 8 introduces a whole new dimension to smartphone performance. The Kirin 950 chipset is more streamlined, more energy efficient and much faster when it comes to everyday tasks such as browsing the web, watching videos, or launching apps.
Kirin 950 – Latest Core Processor – i5 Intelligent Processor
New Kirin 950 Architecture for Outstanding Performance
The Mate 8 is powered by a brand-new Kirin 950 chipset,making it the first smartphone to feature TSMC’s 16 nm FinFET Plus chip technology. The octa-core processor consists of four A72 2.3 GHz cores and four A53 1.8 GHz cores. The Kirin 950 is 30% more efficient than the Kirin 930, delivering fast, long-lasting performance.
The Future of Smartphone Technology
The revolutionary i5 intelligent processor is the most powerful coprocessor currently available. It supports all the functions of a sensor hub as well as speech recognition,low-power consumption, MP3 playback, Fused Location Provider (FLP) navigation, and reduces location-based power consumption by approximately 70%.
The Latest in CPU Technology
The Mate 8 is the world’s first smartphone to use the latest Cortex-A72 CPU and high-performance Mali-T880 GPU. The CPU delivers groundbreaking efficiency with at least 20% lower power consumption and 11% higher performance than ARM’s previous chip.
The World at Your Fingertip
When you hop on a plane and find yourself away from home, you can rely on the Mate 8 to be with you. The Mate 8 supports more frequency bands than any other dual SIM phone, enabling you to enjoy roaming services and high-speed connectivity wherever life takes you.
All-Network – Functionality – Cat 6 LTE – Connectivity – Dual SIM with Maximum Frequency Roaming
Stay Connected, Wherever You Are
The Mate 8 has a built-in HiSilicon RF chip, which supports more channels and bands than any other chip. It can maximally support 5 2G channels/10 3G channels/18 4G channels and 1334 carrier net parameters from 217 countries and areas. This enables you to connect to most networks worldwide on more frequencies than ever before.
Lightning-fast Browsing Speeds
Experience the thrill of unprecedented speeds to browse web pages, listen to music, watch videos, or play online games in ways you never imagined possible with ultra-fast Cat 6 4G LTE connectivity and download speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s.
Dual SIM Support for Powerful Versatility
The Mate 8 supports FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, CDMA2000, and CDMA networks for global roaming. Simply insert two SIM cards into the 2-in-1 card slot, and then specify the primary SIM card that is used for 4G services. The secondary SIM card can be used for 2G services.
Make A Friend That Knows You Best
The Mate 8 is full of intuitive features to help you complete everyday tasks with ease. For example, you can scan business cards to add contacts, connect your phone to your car’s infotainment system using Android Auto and perform actions quickly by using Knuckle gestures.
Contact Card – Scanning – Mobile Connectivity with Android Auto – Knuckles – Split-Screen
All Your Contacts at Your Fingertips
Never worry about losing an important contact again. The Mate 8 comes with a handy feature for scanning business and name cards. Once a card has been identified, all the relevant information is saved to your contacts. The Mate 8 can scan cards in 17 languages with a success rate of up to 99%.
The Ultimate In-car Experience
You can connect the Mate 8 directly to your car’s infotainment system using Android Auto. Access your contacts and playlists, display real-time traffic information and enjoy a seamless interface between you, your smartphone and your car.
Intuitive Knuckle Gestures
The Knuckles app gives you a great new way to interact with Mate 8. Use your knuckle to crop and edit images, record screen and even draw letters on the screen to open apps at a high speed. The latest version of Knuckles in Mate 8 lets you slide a single knuckle from left to right on the screen to turn on the split-screen function.
157.1mm * 80.6mm * 7.9mm (H x W x D) about 185g (Weight)
6″ FHD Screen
1080p (1920 x 1080), 368ppi
16.7M colors, Color saturation(NTSC) 95%
High contrast 1500:1
HUAWEI Kirin 950 (64-bit,16nm FinFET+), Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz A72+ 4 x 1.8 GHz A53) + i5 co-processor