Huawei Mate 8 launches in PH, priced

Huawei Mate 8 launches in PH, priced

Huawei has launched in the Philippines its latest phablet that sports a 6.0-inch Full HD display, HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core CPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage – the Huawei Mate 8.


Huawei Mate 8 specs:
6.0-inch Full HD IPS-NEO display, 368ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.3GHz HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa-core CPU
64GB internal storage
up to 128GB via microSD (uses SIM 2 slot)
16MP PDAF rear camera w/ OIS and dual-tone flash
8MP front camera
Dual-SIM (nano)
Dual-4G LTE, 3G HSPA+
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, EDR, LE
FM Radio
Fingerprint scanner
4,000mAh battery (non-removable)
Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ Emotion UI 4.1
157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
185 g

The Huawei Mate 8 will be available on March 6 for Php32,990 in champagne gold color. The mocha brown variant will arrive in April.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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9 Responses

  1. cruizer says:

    I find it funny that these China brands try to mimic high-end appearance and pricing for their products, but most of the time they fall flat on their face. “Huawei” just does not have the same brand reputation as “Apple”.

    Anyway, good luck trying to sell these at that price…

    • archie says:

      At anong pinagmamalaki mo, yung iphone mong under speced pero $200 lang ang total production cost? Yung iphone mo na ginaya lang ang metal design ng htc m7? Walang pinagkaiba ang beats at iphone pure status symbol. Most valuable brand nga ang apple pero ang quality naman ng mga device e midrange at puro problema. Nagkaroon ako ng iphone 6 at nabubwisit lang ako sa baba ng battery, sobrang lag sa multitasking at heavy games. Nagpalit ako ng huawei at di ako nagsisi.

    • STEVE says:

      @ARCHIE I own an iPhone 5s from it’s release. My daily driver is a Moto X though, and I also have an old Nokia Lumia 920. Just want to preface that before I comment on your ignorance.

      Sure iPhones are “underspecced” as you say. But if we just take into consideration MOST reputable sources’ objective reviews on the iPhone, and not base it on web forum, comments and circlejerks who think they are better than everyone else because they call iPhone owners derogatory names, iPhone performs far more efficient despite have half of your android phones’ specs. It can play games, multitask, play videos and do other daily tasks on its 1GB RAM phone just fine when some 2GB RAM android device will fail. You can’t deny that.

      Second, the metallic design has been an iPhone staple since it was first announced and released back in 2008-2009. Were they the first company to use metal as a base for their design? I’m sure they are not, but they are one of the best when it came to IMPLEMENTATION. And HTC M7 was released when?

      Third, I’m happy that you are happy with your Huawei. I’ve seen their phones before from friends who are also happy with their Huawei phones, but brand loyalty and blind fanboyism just to validate that you made the right choice spending your money on your phone is just HELLA DUMB. Just accept that not everyone is a spec-junkie. And sorry that your experience with the iPhone sucked. But there are a lot of people who love the simplicity and the experience that iPhone gives. It doesn’t make you a better human being than them for not liking Apple.

  2. Kamen Rider Necrom says:


  3. Easy E says:

    No! Your brand, just No. Grabe super expensive..

  4. Jj says:

    Totoong overpriced yung handsets ni Huawei, pero di siya pipitsugin na brand, it’s the biggest telecom equipment manufacturer in the world, tied alongside Xiaomi, pangatlo din siya after Apple and Samsung.. Problema lang talaga sa kanila tamad sila magupdate ng firmware nila at overpriced

  5. archie says:

    Huawei mate 8 compact, yun lang ang hiling ko sa huawei.

  6. c says:

    5 flare x na iyan ha!

  7. cruizer says:

    For the record, I use a Sony xperia phone. Android inefficiency is its weak point. Say what you will about iOS but its solid perf (in general; may updates na sablay eh) and ability to run with lower spec hardware is what makes it tough to beat.

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