Huawei Mate 8, ARM Cortex-A72, Merry Christmas!

Posted by Charbax – December 24, 2015

Beach review of Huawei Mate 8, the Fastest Smartphone in the world today, using HiSilicon Kirin950, the world's first Octa-core Quad ARM Cortex-A72, Quad ARM Cortex-A53 in big.LITTLE and the world's first device with the ARM Mali-T880 GPU. With 4000mAh it has a really long battery life, a really nice 1080p display with 2.5d "elevation/reinforcement" which may also help in performance, brightness and battery life compared to a 2K display, Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is super smooth (Huawei being the a Marshmallow Nexus partner of Google), Google Play can be installed even though this phone is only sold in China for now, Google Play services will probably be available as soon as the International version of Mate 8 is released maybe a couple of weeks from now. It's supports Dual-SIM card slots with LTE Cat-6 on one SIM (2G voice calls on the second SIM only) and you have to choose between the second SIM or up to 128GB MicroSD storage in that same slot. The price online in China is around $570 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB Flash version, $470 for 3GB RAM and 32GB Flash, if Huawei somehow decide to increase manufacturing capacity and to lower the retail price by $150-$200 and to make it available in every country worldwide, I think they could make this one of the most popular high end phablets of 2016. The sales and marketing strategy for this phone worldwide in 2016 is up to Huawei sales and marketing teams now. I would like it if Huawei offered a Switch to turn the whole UI into the same Nexus style UI as on a Huawei Nexus 6P, hopefully Huawei will consider offering a dual-UI switch.