Huawei makes some of the best-looking smartphones on the market, with an attractive price tag that doesn’t make you break the bank. Their P8 device which was launched back in April 2015, still remains one of their best smartphones till date. We got a chance to try out the smartphone for a few days, and here are our thoughts about it.
The Huawei P8 smartphone simply is one gorgeous looking high-end smartphone, with a very thin body profile (6.4mm) made out of metal. And thanks to its thin body profile, the smartphone only weighs just 144g. The design of the device seems to look more like a Xperia-style rectangular device, with seamless curves on the edges.
As you can see, the P8’s power button, volume buttons, SIM slot and MicroSD slot placed on its right side. The dual speakers are seen on the bottom of the device, placed on either side of the MicroUSB port. Huawei has also protected the rear panel of the device with Gorilla Glass 3.
The Huawei P8 features an impressive 5.2-inch IPS 1080p display. Thanks to the 424ppi, the display appeared bright and crisp and great viewing angles. For protection from accidental scratches and bumps, the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The Huawei P8 comes packed with the powerful and homegrown 8-core Kirin 930 processor and working with a massive 3GB RAM- sufficient enough for multiple workloads and multitasking. The Android 5.0 OS, however, is based on Huawei’s own Emotion 3.1 skin. One of my favorite features is the ability of the UI to reduce its size, so one hand users can operate the smartphone with ease. The smartphone felt snappy most of the times. Although, there were some instances where the UI was sluggish.
The smartphone comes with 16GB/64GB storage options, and with support for MicroSD card expansion. The MicroSD can be used on one of the Dual SIM slots.
As for the optics department, the device comes with a 13MP camera sensor on the back, with the support of an F2.0 aperture lens that helped in taking low light images. The rear camera also comes with optical image stabilization, that’s required for stable, blur-free images. You can also see the presence of a dual-tone flash on the rear. However, the 8MP front camera sensor has been just decent with respect to image quality.
While the P8 is an impressive slim smartphone, the company managed to cram in a 2680 mAh battery into the device. The battery isn’t removable if you were hoping for that. But the device was able to run for a day and a half of personal use. Our usage was just watching videos, browsing websites, making cellular calls and taking some snaps. However, the standby time of the device almost went on for a week.
Despite being a smartphone that’s almost a year old, the Huawei P8 smartphone packs some great specifications and great performance, which you can now buy for just AED 1030.
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