- Android 6.0
- 6.0 inch inch display, 1920 x 1080 pixels
- LTE, UMTS, GSM
- Octa-Core Hi-Silicon Kirin 950 processor (4x 2.3 + 4x 1.8 GHz)
With 6-inch screen, the lifts IPS Neo display also on the now clearly become larger "standard" smartphones. Who much visible surface but does not want to pick up the pure tablet, has the Mate 8 a good option. The screen coating is the way to the curved edges rudimentary and mediated by a touch of "edge". The actual panel is however flat - lateral arched side displays there is not. Instead 3D so only " 2.5D ". In the test, not put to the test, but good to know: Against scratches and scrapes equips Huawei Mate the 8 with Gorilla Glass 4 from.
The display has despite its size with Full HD on, while indeed offer the current Super Phones of 5-inch-class part Quad HD. But they mean 1920 × 1080 pixels on the large surface no serious disadvantage. Although a 2560x1440er screen looks even more brilliant in direct comparison, but Pixeltufen or the like could be in Mate 8 test does not detect. Who the phone so does not adhere as directly before the eyes, eg for VR applications, the pixel densityneglect (with 368 it is well above the threshold at which individual pixels from a normal viewing distance, you can still recognize it as such).
More Pluspunnkte are the (if necessary) very bright display and thanks to IPS panel authentic, also with side viewing angle color rendering. Although it is not directly part of the screen technology: By dispensing with Quad HD saves the current model, which is reflected in the long battery life. In addition, the Mate 8 the first smartphone in our comparison, the well on the home screen in the landscape mode may change when you hold it horizontally. A function in which you had wondered for a long time, when they finally someone introduces.
operating systemA premiere at Huawei: The Mate 8 comes as the first smartphone manufacturer with Android 6.0 aka Marshmallow on the market. As usual, puts the producer but not an in-house user interface above, namely Emotion UI , short EMUI in version 4.0 . As with all additional user interfaces are some special functions are integrated, which only partly a matter of taste.
- Very useful because of the large screen, the split screen function - because on this scene you can use really loose as browser and YouTube or Office App parallel.
- You can also the through the settings fingerprint sensor assign other functions. So you can take the shot by a touch on the sensor as in the camera app.
Mobile InternetThe Mate 8 is ideally equipped for mobile Internet in Germany: It supports all network frequencies, whether in 4G (LTE), 3G (HSPA +, UMTS) or 2G (GPRS). Unlike many China imports so no frequency band is missing. The maximum transmission speed is top: LTE Cat 6 allows up to 300 Mbit / s download speed - provided the own mobile phone contract and the power supply on site make such a high data rate at all available. LTE is only on the main SIM possible - the second card can appear only access 2G and 3G.
SIM slotsLike many current dual SIM models is the Mate 8 a so-called hybrid model. This means that in addition to the normal SIM slot, a second slot is still available - but this can only be used either for 2 SIM or a microSD memory card. So if you want to use both, must decide. Although these savings measure provides more space in the housing, which can then prove to other purposes. But look for smaller dimensions otherwise quite 2 SIMs and in addition a microSD place.
battery packWith the battery Huawei is a positive surprise succeeded the Mate. 8 Although capacity over its predecessor Mate 7 is decreased by 100 mAh, the new 4000 mAh battery provides now a significantly longer standby time. For on the one hand ensure the (now almost all better phones obligatory) power-saving features, but probably the new Kirin 950 octa-core, the very efficiently retrieves apparently energy. Although each used his cell phone different, but in the test had the eight even very intensive use after just 2 days back on the grid. Who uses it cautiously, can also survive longer. And even if the battery is completely empty: after about 150 minutes they again reached full charge.
- Very high speed
- LTE on all German frequencies
- Very long battery life
- Choice of materials could be better
- Housing could be a bit flat
Technology and mobile Details
|Display / Screen size||5.7 inch Super AMOLED display WQHD|
|resolution||2560 x 1440 pixels, 518 ppi|
|operating system||announced Android 6.0 update to 7.0 ()|
|main camera||12.0 megapixels|
|front camera||5 megapixel|
|SIM 1||Nano SIM|
|SIM 2||Nano SIM|
|transmission standards||LTE, UMTS, GPRS|
|Supported frequencies||LTE / 4G: 800/1800/2600 MHz UMTS / 3G: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz GSM / 2G: 1900 MHz|
|processor||Octa-Core 2.15 GHz|
|memory||4 GB of RAM 64 GB of internal memory|
|battery pack||3500 mAh|
|Dimensions||15.35 x 7.39 x 0.79 cm|