Released in April 2015, the Huawei P8 sports an iPhone-like design with its aluminium unibody. And boasts of a range of amazing specs.
Including a pixel packed 5.2 inch display, massive 13MP primary camera, 64GB RAM Octa-core processor and a decent battery.
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Seems I have already given you a run down of what this amazing device offers.
Here is a thorough review of the highs and the lows of the Huawei P8. To enable you make an informed buying decision.
Design of Huawei P8
Huawei are good at making phones that sports elegant physique. The Huawei P8 isn’t out of place either.
The device sports an aesthetically finished aluminium unibody.
As expected, the front of the phone is the 5.2 inches full HD display accommodating the soft keys at the bottom and the 5MP snapper at the top.
The beautifully curved metallic frame accommodates the power and volume buttons at the right hand side. With the down-volume key also doubling as the camera shortcut key.
Below the volume keys, you will find the 2 trays for the nonoSIM and microSD slot which also doubles as the second nonoSIM tray.
The microUSB charging port is placed at the bottom with machine drilled iPhone-like speakers flaunting the port by the left and right side. While the top side of the frame accommodates the headphone jack.
The rear of the phone is flat with a smooth rectangular glass to give it that premium look. This also houses the 13MP primary camera and the LED flash.
At just 6.4mm thick, the Huawei P8 is super-slim and sleek. Despite the phablet size. In fact, one of the slimmest smartphone. Thinner than both the iPhone 6s and the Samsung Galaxy S6. The phone is equally very light. Weighing about 144g (5.08 oz).
It also comes in a range of 4 beautiful but funny colours: carbon black, titanium grey, prestige gold and mystic champagne.
This is a well crafted device. Looks and feels premium. If you are one of those who like a phone because of its physical design, then you can’t help but fall in love with the Huawei P8 at first sight.
Display of Huawei P8
The Huawei P8 sports a pixel packed 5.2 inches full HD display. With a 71.4 screen-to-body ratio and a resolution of 1080 by 1920. This is clocked at 424 pixels per inch.
Making it a match for the vibrant display of the HTC One M9. But apparently not a match for the rich display of the AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
All these are packaged in a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 to ensure that your valuable display is always protected.
This makes it suitable for watching videos, playing games, surfing the web and working on word documents.
Moreso, it is sure capable of satisfying your everyday viewing needs. As the colour displays are vibrant and punchy.
Camera Quality of Huawei P8
Huawei did a nice job in the camera section of this phone. As the phone sports great features and modes. Allowing you take usable photos. As well as manipulating the photos to suit your style.
The primary camera is a 13MP snapper with a range of great features like f2.0 aperture, optical image stabilization (OIS), DSLR quality image signal processor, dual LED flash, touch focus/smile detection, panorama and HDR modes. The 8MP secondary camera equally looks built for taking perfect selfies.
The Huawei P8 is the first phone to feature the RGBW sensor developed by Sony.
The company equally claimed that the P8’s OIS can handle up to 1.2 degrees of motion shift. Making it better better than that of the iPhone 6s which can handle only about 0.6 degrees of motion shift.
The camera offers expansive camera mode which enhances picture quality. The light painting mode offers a kind of advanced photographic technique. This allows you take photos with different effects.
The beauty mode also allows you enhance the natural look of photos if need be. This include performing some beauty tricks like teeth whitening, face slimming, eye-bag removal and so on.
There is the supernight mode which improves lighting in dimly-lit environments. And the time lapse which allows you to automatically take shots at setted intervals.
The camera us equally capable of recording full HD videos at 30 fes.
Generally, the Huawei P8 camera is of good quality. And delivers accurate pictures.
Performancre and Operating System of Huawei P8
Under the hood, The Huawei P8 runs Android OS v5.1(Lollipop) out of the box. While on top the company’s Emotion 3.1 UI is used to provide some customizations.
The six pre-installed gives you room for customization and flexibility. The theme app also allows you to download more themes if the pre-installed ones does not suit your style.
Internally, the Huawei P8 is run by a Hisilicon kirin 930/935 Octa-core processor. Split into Quad-core 2GHz cortex-A53 and Quad-core 1.5GHz cortex-A53. Supported by Mali T628 MP4 GPU.
To ensure seamless performance, the Huawei P8 is packed with a RAM of 3GB. And has 16GB and 64GB variants.
The 16GB variants comes in black and gold. While the 64GB variant is packed in grey and titanium colours. Both variants are expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
Performance and multi-tasking is smooth and fluid-fast. The user interface on the Huawei P8 is amazing. And the gesture command is awesome.
The innovative wakeup feature is specifically included for those of us who derive pleasure in misplacing their device around the house.
With this command, you no longer need to sweat while looking for your device. All you need do is call the name (EMY) of the device to wake it up. Proceed by asking WHERE ARE YOU? and you would here a creepy voice with the response I’M HERE.
By default the device’s name is EMY. But, you can change it to any name of your choice.
There is also the knock feature supported by the knuckle sense technology. This feature enables the device to differentiate a knock fromba gentle touch.
A double knock on the screen signals it to screenshot. And drawing a circle on the screen allows you to select any part of the image you might like to cut.
In all the Huawei P8 guarantees users of optimal and amazing experience.
Battery of Huawei P8
The Huawei P8 is powered by a decent battery with standard capacity of 2680mAh. The juice pack is non-removable because of the unibody type of the device.
This is not a good enough battery for a phone with such power consuming features.
And the absence of quick charge means the battery is likely drain fast with no remedy to ensure quick refilling.
Connectivity of Huawei P8
On the onnectivity front, the Huawei P8 offers you all you can get from a high-end smartphone. Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, NFC and microUSB port.
Summary of the Specs of Huawei P8
If the review above seem too lengthy for you to read, here is a recap of what the review is all about.
However, taking time to read the review would provide you with important details that may aid you in making buying decisions which the summary below does not contain.
Key Specs of Huawei P8
Screen Size: 5.2 inch
Rear Camera: 13MP
Front Camera: 8MP
OS: Android OS v5.1(Lollipop)
Processor: Hisilicon kirin Octa-core processor
Storage: 16/64GB(colour coded and expandable non-expandable)
Battery Capacity: 2680mAh
Price of Huawei P8 in Nigeria
At the time of writing this review, the Huawei P8 sells for ₦ 122,110 at Jumia store. This price may change over time. See current offers at Jumia store.
This is the best device from the chinese phone giant – Huawei. The Huawei P8 packs all features that qualifies a phone to compete with the big boys in the market.
And at a price of ₦122,110 for such a phone, it is sure a great rival to the likes of Samsung Galaxy S6 and others in the same league.
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