The Huawei Mate 8 is both pow­er­ful and af­ford­able.

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SIM Dual Nano-SIM // Pro­ces­sor 64-bit Kirin 950 octa-core pro­ces­sor // Con­nec­tiv­ity 3.5mm au­dio jack, Mi­cro-USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac, Blue­tooth 4.2, Blue­tooth Low En­ergy // Mem­ory 3GB RAM // Stor­age 32GB (ex­pand­able via mi­croSD up to 128GB us­ing SIM 2 slot) // Bat­tery 4,000mAh // Di­men­sions 80.6 (W) x 7.9 (D) x 157.1 (H) mm // Weight Ap­prox. 185g // War­ranty 1-year // Con­tact Huawei Malaysia // Tele­phone 1 800 22 0086 // URL con­ Huawei, the third largest smart­phone man­u­fac­turer in the world, is back with a new flag­ship de­vice for 2016, and it's sim­ply called the Mate 8. The stakes are def­i­nitely high for Huawei's lat­est flag­bearer, which, with­out a sil­ver of a doubt, will be thor­oughly com­pared against its im­me­di­ate South Korean ad­ver­sary, the Sam­sung Galaxy S7 edge. So, does it have what it takes to steal the spotlight away from the reign­ing crowd fa­vorite? Let's dig in and find out.

The first thing you'll no­tice about the Mate 8 is its gar­gan­tuan 6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) dis­play, which has a pixel den­sity of 367 ppi. While it's not the best in its class – con­sid­er­ing that the Galaxy S7 edge is equipped with a Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) dis­play – we're nonethe­less still more than happy with its over­all sharp­ness and pleas­antly vi­brant col­ors.

Flip the Mate 8 over, and you'll be greeted by its 16MP f/2.0 rear shooter, whose IMX298 im­age sen­sor comes cour­tesy of none other than Sony. We've spent quite a fair bit of time putting the cam­era through its paces, and we're glad to re­port that it worked like a charm. Whether it's un­der the harsh­ness of di­rect sun­light or in the dimmest of bars, the Mate 8's rear cam­era never failed to de­liver sharp and de­tailed im­ages with min­i­mal noise and ac­cu­rate col­ors – even when you're ca­su­ally snap­ping away with one hand, M AY 2 0 1 6 | HWM 99

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