Huawei Mate 8 Review

Today we will be reviewing an Android phablet named Huawei Mate 8 made by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd, a multinational company that manufactured entry-level, mid-range and high-range smartphones to satisfy its customers. And giving continuity to this process, on November, 2015, Huawei released a high-range smartphone called the Huawei Mate 8 which was the successor of Huawei Mate 7.

The Huawei Mate 8’s body, just like Xiaomi’s high-end device Mi 5s Plus, is completely made up of metal. The rear part is made up of metal, and the surroundings are made up of brushed metal. The device possesses the protection of corning gorilla glass from the front.  Moreover, the device has got the identical look as of other smartphones. An earpiece, front facing camera, a notification LED light and different sensors on the top is easily visible. The device equips the capacitive home, recent app and back button in the screen.

Besides, the device powers up the volume alteration keys followed by a power button below it at the right side of its body. At the top of its body, we can see a 3.5 mm earphone socket followed by an active noise cancellation mic. Furthermore, the device packs up a microphone, speaker grille and a micro USB port at the bottom of it’s body. Similarly, the SIM cards slot and microSD card slot can be seen at the left side of the device.  The main facing camera, dual LED flashlight can be noticed at the rear part followed by a fingerprint sensor below it.

Furthermore, the Huawei Mate 8 equips up 6.0 inches IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen having its own user interface, Emotion UI v4.0. The screen is of 1080 x 1920 pixels HD resolution having ~368 ppi pixels density. The screen quality of the device is good and contrast. Moreover, the colors are vibrant and the text is sharp and clear and the viewing angles are also good. The device can be used at outdoors with any problem because of its bright screen.

Similarly, the Huawei Mate 8 runs Android v6.0 Lollipop and can be updated Android 7.0 Nougat. The device features HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset and Octa-Core (4 x 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 and 4 x 1.8 Cortex-A53) CPU. The device possesses Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. Besides, the Huawei Mate 8 is available in 32 GB of internal memory and 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and 4 GB of RAM. The device, furthermore, has a microSD card slot which allows users to expand memory up to 128 GB with the help of a microSD card (SIM 2 slot).

In addition, we can observe 16 MP, f/2.0 aperture lens, 27 mm, OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-tone LED flashlight rear camera in the Mate 8. The rear camera comes with various features like 1/2.8″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR. Moreover, the device carries up 8 MP, f/2.4 aperture lens, 26 mm front facing camera which allows us to quality self-portraits. Both rear and front cameras are able to capture videos at 1080p. However, its predecessor had only 13 MP and 5 MP of rear and front facing camera.

Also, the Huawei Mate 8 is packed strong Li-Po 4000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. Moreover, the Huawei Mate 8 supports fast charging functionality which charges the battery from 0% to 37% just in 30 minutes. However, its predecessor lacked fast charging too. The battery, besides, is perfect and gives nice battery backup. The device is available in moonlight silver, space gray, champagne gold and mocha brown colors.

Huawei Mate 8 Price in Nepal : Rs. 72,000 [(For 64 GB)(Around)]

Huawei Mate 8 Specification


 Size  6.0 inches
 Resolution  1080 x 1920 pixels
 Color Depth  16M


 CPU Speed  2.3 GHz, 1.8 GHz
 CPU Type  Octa-Core


 Video Recording Resolution  (FHD) 1920 x 1080p@30fps
 Main Camera Resolution  16.0 MP
 Front Camera Resolution  8.0 MP
 Main Camera Auto-focus  Yes


 RAM  3 GB and 4 GB
 ROM  32 GB and 64 GB
 External Memory  Yes, Expandable Up To 128 GB (Uses SIM 2 Slot)


 Multi-Sim  Dual-SIM
 Sim Size  Nano-SIM (4FF)
 2G Sim  NA


 USB Version  USB 2.0
 Headphone  3.5 mm Stereo
 Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi Direct  a/b/g/n/ac, Yes
 Bluetooth  Bluetooth v4.2
 PC Sync  NA
 Location  GPS, Glonass, Beidou
  NFC  Yes


 Operating Software  Android 6.0 Marshmallow (Upgradable To Android 7.0 Nougat)

Physical Information

 Color+  Moonlight Silver, Space Gray, Champagne Gold and Mocha Brown
 Form Factor  Touchscreen Bar
 Dimension  157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
 Weight  185 g
 Water Resistant/Dust Proof  No


 Compass/Magnetometer  Yes
 Proximity Sensor  Yes
 Accelerometer  Yes
 Ambient Light Sensor  Yes
 Gyroscope  Yes
 Barometer  Yes
 Temperature Sensor  NA


 Standard Battery Capacity  4000 mAh
 Removable  No

Audio and Video

 Video Playing Format  3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF
 Video Playing Resolution  NA
 Audio Playing Format  MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, and RA


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