The Huawei Honor Ascend P8 was recently unveiled at a conference in London, Great Britain. The smartphone has an uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 6. The smartphone is unveiled and will be on sale somewhere in May 2015 globally. Before the P8 Huawei launched the P7 which was moderately successful. The Huawei P8 is a flagship smartphone to battle the competition from Samsung, Xiaomi, One plus One.
The design is neat with metal body and thin bezels; metallic body gives it a premium feel. The back cover is made of thin metal sheet, and there is a black band on the top. The rear camera is placed on the left side, along with a sensor and Dual tone LED Flash.
The smartphone from some angles borrows its looks and design from the Apple iPhone 6. Huawei P8 has less curvature at the edges compared to Apple iPhone 6.
The micro USB slot is sandwiched between the speakers at the bottom and again looks quite similar to iPhone.
Screen Size and Resolution
The Huawei P8 has IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen measuring 5.2 inch. The screen to body ratio is 71.4% which is good, all due to thin bezel design. The screen resolution is no match to Samsung Galaxy S6, with P8 having a 1920*1080 resolution screen. The Pixel density is 424 PPI and the screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
Huawei has not used the Qualcomm Snapdragon in the P8 but has used the in-house developed HiSilicon Kirin 930. The HiSilicon Kirin 930 is an Octa core processor with big.Little architecture, 4 Cores are clocked at 2.0 Ghz while other 4 Cores are clocked at 1.5 Ghz with Cortex A-53 Soc.
The smartphone comes with top of the line 3 GB RAM. Huawei also has 3GB RAM bundled with latest Huawei Honor 6 Plus.
The GPU is Mali-T628 MP4 which is excellent to play all the modern Android games like Asphalt 8, Need for Speed Most Wanted or Despicable Me.
The internal Storage on the Huawei P8 is 16/64 GB depending upon the variant and can be expanded to 128 GB using a micro SD card.
The Rear camera is really good as per initial reports & is made by Sony. P8 has a 13 MP resolution camera with HDR+, Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilization, Dual tone LED flash. There are several software features which Huawei says are the differentiating factors for P8.
One of the unique camera features is “Beautify”. Beautify allows you to take your pictures and make changes to your features, like making chin flat or eyes a little wider which can be then applied to other pictures. This is an experimental feature though fun to use.
One of the unique camera features is slow shutter mode, it let you capture the light trails, sea waves or night stars beautifully. Though yu may need to keep it very still or use a tripod to get the desired results. These are some of the interesting additions which users may like to try.
The front camera is an 8 MP with wide angle for clicking selfies. According to Huawei, the P8 has the “world’s first four-color RGBW sensor” paired with a DSLR-grade independent image processor. The impact of sensor and processor is o help in the reduction of photo noise and improve low-light performance, image contrast, and realistic color reproduction.
The Huawei P8 runs on Android Lollipop 5.0 and has Emotion 3.1 UI. If you have used the Huawei Ascend P7 then there is not much for me to tell you. The software is almost similar to what we saw on the Ascend P7. The Emotion UI changes the entire user interface with different style icons and color scheme. The app icons are also different compared to the pure Android.
It has the Dual Sim 4G support. This means you can actually use two high-speed sims in both the slots. The Huawei P8 also offers standard 2G/EDGE/3G/HSPA/WIFI and Bluetooth connectivity.
The battery capacity is 26,80 mAh, which is adequate for the smartphone to last a day; if not more. The battery is Li-polymer and is non-removable type storage.
The Huawei P8 is priced at USD 530 and we can expect it to launch close to Rs. 32,000 in the Indian market; when it goes on sale, in May 2015.
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