Huawei unveiled its latest flagship, the Mate 8, yesterday rocking its newest Kirin 950 chipset. How does it stack up on paper against its brother and its predecessor, the Mate S and the Mate 7? Read on to check them out.
|Huawei Mate 8||Huawei Mate S||Huawei Mate 7|
|6-inch IPS-LEO LCD (1080x1920 pixels), 368ppi||5.5-inch AMOLED (1080x1920 pixels), 401ppi||6-inch IPS-LCD (1080x1920 pixels), 401ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 925|
|Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 + Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53||Quad-core 2.2 GHz & Quad-core 1.5 GHz||Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 & quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7|
|Mali-T880 MP4||Mali-T628 MP4||Mali-T628|
|3/4GB RAM||3GB RAM||2/3GB RAM|
|Expandable via microSD up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||Expandable via microSD up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||Expandable via microSD up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|16-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ OIS, dual tone LED flash||13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ OIS, dual tone LED flash||13-megapixel autofocus rear camera w/ LED flash|
|8-megapixel front-facing camera||8-megapixel front-facing camera w/ LED flash||5-megapixel front-facing camera|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.0||Bluetooth 4.0|
|GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS|
|FM Radio||FM Radio||FM Radio|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|4000mAh Li-Po battery||2700mAh Li-Ion battery||4100mAh Li-Po|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 4.4.2, upgradable to 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|Emotion UI 4.0||Emotion UI 3.1||Emotion UI 3.1|
|157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9mm||149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2mm||157 x 81 x 7.9mm|
Being the new powerhouse among the three, the Mate 8 stands out with its specifications. It has the biggest 4GB RAM and has a better 16-megapixel camera module. It also boots the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow version. And let’s not forget the home-baked Kirin 950 chipset with a so-called i5 co-processor that should give powerful yet efficient performance on the Mate 8.
The last year’s Mate 7 only stands out with its slightly bigger battery with an additional 100mAh while the Mate S boast a more favorable AMOLED display with 401ppi.
The Huawei Mate 8 is already available in China and pricing starts at $480 or roughly Php 22,600 in local currency. International availability is expected to be announced in January of next year.