The Huawei Mate 8 smartphone is a productivity-driven device with significantly enhanced power, efficiency and battery life.
It continues Huawei’s track record of delivering high-end devices that reflect global consumer demand and inspire loyalty in their users.
Featuring the most powerful chipset, a high-capacity battery and stylish design, the Huawei Mate 8 has been fine-tuned to provide an elegant, efficient experience.
But how does the Huawei Mate 8 compare to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, another large-screened phone? We take a look.
The Galaxy Note 5 is powered by the Samsung-built Exynos 7420 chipset, which is one of the best available but is a bit slow when switching between apps.
The Mate 8 is the first smartphone to run the Kirin 950 chipset, with CPU boosting power up 100%, GPU performance up 125%, and power efficiency up 70% compared to the Kirin 925.
The device’s architecture balances energy efficiency with high-end performance through 4 x A72 2.3 GHz processors and 4 x A53 1.8 GHz processors.
Samsung is renowned for making great smartphone cameras, and the one in the Note 5 boasts Samsung’s most advanced camera system, with a 16 MP rear camera with a 5 MP front camera.
This includes Quick Launch (double click the home button to launch the camera in less than one second), Auto Real-time High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Smart Optical Image Stabilization(OIS) and brand-new filters.
Meanwhile, Huawei has invested $98 million over three years to develop the first proprietary image sensor processor for faster focusing, higher clarity, and more accurate colour shading.
The Mate 8 adopts the revolutionary, all-new Sony 16MP IMX298, increasing the sensor size by 23%, as well as an 8 MP front camera with a new beauty algorithm.
The Huawei Mate 8 display is a Full HD 6-inch IPS-NEO LCD, and boasts a leading 83 percent screen-to-body ratio.
This means the phone is able to stay sleek and compact without sacrificing a large display, which boasts 2.5D curved diamond cut glass.
The Note 5 features a 5.7-inch Super AMOLED QHD screen, which is flat and great to write on, while the curved shape makes it easier to use the phone with one hand.
One of Huawei’s strengths lies in battery capabilities, and the Mate 8 delivers industry-leading power efficiency offering over two days of normal usage with a 4000mAh high-density battery.
With rapid charging technology, the phone is able to charge a day’s worth of power in just 30 minutes.
Regular users can go without charging their phone for 2.36 days, and heavy users can go without charging for 1.65 days.
The Mate 8 also features advanced six-layer thermal mechanics, which allows higher heat dissipation, leading to an excellent handling experience and lower power consumption.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features a 3,000mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless.
The full specifications of both phones are detailed in the table below.
|Specifications||Huawei Mate 8||Samsung Galaxy Note 5|
|Dimensions||157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm||153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6 mm|
|Software||EMUI 4.0||TouchWiz 6.0|
|Display||6-inch IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen 1080p (1,080 x 1,920)||5.7″ Quad HD Super AMOLED (2,560 x 1,440)|
|Processor||Quad-core 2.3GHz Cortex-A72 + quad-core 1.8GHz Cortex A53||Octa core (2.1GHz Quad + 1.5GHz Quad), 64 bit, 14nm process|