Huawei Mate 8 Review: On The Fence

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Huawei recently unveiled its pen-of-a-kind Mate 8 at the CES 2016, and it’s received tons of positive feedback that we think it’s time to give our fair share of our insights on the phablet.

The Huawei Mate 8 has an all-aluminium design like all of the other phones out there in the market nowadays, but this one surprisingly stands out on its own. Though plastic is still there for the bunch of antennas inside to work, it has literally zero absence of ugly plastic inlays of different colour surrounding the sides of the phone. The Space Grey would be more likeable for the guys, while ladies might prefer the Mocha Brown one.

Or the ladies might not even be that attracted to the phone, considering it has a 6″ screen that seems just as large as the 5.7″ Galaxy Note. Well, not to be stereotypical, but if you think you could handle the Note, pretty sure the Mate 8 wouldn’t be an issue for you. Huawei also claims that the 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution it provides is actually just nice for the screen, as anything higher is a waste of battery and computing power. Gotta give props to them for being thoughtful on this one.

Well, they wouldn’t want to waste their amount of the enormous 4,000mAh battery now, would they? Though that isn’t really the exact numbers, there’s no denying that the phablet has one of the best batteries, hands down. Though the front camera boasts an 8MP, the overall quality of pictures taken isn’t as impressive as you might think. It’s probably some issues regarding the AF missing, but we do hope it could be fixed before the Mate 8 hits the market.

We can’t say for sure if it’s going to be the best phone to be released this year, but it’s definitely going to be on par against the likes of the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S7. What do you think about the Mate 8, ready for it to be your mate for life?

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