AnonD-463876, 27 Nov 2015That's very disappointing to hear, I had high hopes for this chipset since it's the only decen... moreSD 801 and 805 are still very good chips. They can still handle 99.9% of apps today. So a chip similar to the two ain't so bad
Sam, 26 Nov 2015Thats ur wish not to buy it but declaring it as a worse device just bcz it is from china is no... moreOnly because of it's popularity in the Chinese market, they have yet to make a serious dent in a more global scale.
AnonD-352420, 26 Nov 2015Aaaaaand the gfx bench results are out, kirin 950 is between SD 801 and SD 808, thats a huge s... moreThat's very disappointing to hear, I had high hopes for this chipset since it's the only decent one from a Chinese manufacturer.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2015Yes their screens are smaller, but the body is about the same size. In fact the 5,5" iPhone 6... moreThat may be true but I'm more worried about cracking the screen as large as this, not to mention it probably doesn't fit well in jeans or other tight clothing unless you wear baggy style clothes.
Beautiful, expensive, well made, but not innovative, just a luxury phone for who want one.
AnonD-456829, 26 Nov 2015It's 83 percentit's not 83% but 78% - see gsmarenas specs for the Mate 8.
The calculation is display area divided by device area =
6^2 * 25.4^2 / (1920/1080+1080/1920) / (157*81) = 0.78
where 6 is the diagonal in inches, 25.4 is mm/inch, 157 is the length and 81 is the width and pixels are assumed to be square.
Looking forward to gsmarenas review of the Mate 8. Its perhaps a little big and heavy and could have had a LED display instead of LCD. But otherwise it looks good. Wonder what endurance rating it scores with that big battery and low res display. Or is it because the Kirin 950 is power hungry?
AnonD-463876, 26 Nov 2015It's a step in the right direction but I don't see it being popular outside of certain Asian m... moreWell the two OEMs u mentioned might be top sellers but Huawei is not far behind and they are yet to make major move towards the West. When ever they do, that dynamic might change mostly if they keep prices low.
Huawei bring a pro model of this phone with Amoled QHD screen and you'll have my money
Grrrrrr where's the edit button when u need it...ok Kirin 950 not 930.
Since Huawei will have more to say abt this in early 2016...i hope they seriously consider putting the SD820 0n this beautiful monster of a device. Pure stock Android on this baby will be oh so awesome.
Sam , 26 Nov 2015Wow . Amazing at 82% screen to body ratio if componded with stereo speaker would have neen awe... moreLove the minimal bezels which gives one of the highest screen to body ratio i have seen in a device lately...love it. As one who always hope for bigger battery...this is right up my alley. Though it seems the Karin 930 sock is plenty capable...putting the QSD820 on this thing will instantly put it as a top contender in 2016. It is a beautiful looking device...hope Huawei makes it available here in the US.
AnonD-371984, 26 Nov 2015bye bye samsung chansungWhat is chansung? LOL
AnonD-352420, 26 Nov 2015Aaaaaand the gfx bench results are out, kirin 950 is between SD 801 and SD 808, thats a huge s... moreReally? When I looked it seemed slightly better than the SD808, and with a low resolution it will make do I guess. Still extremely disappointing though.
AnonD-463876, 26 Nov 2015One's 5.5 the others 5.7, they're big but not massive like this phone is. Some guy in the comm... moreYes their screens are smaller, but the body is about the same size. In fact the 5,5" iPhone 6+ is TALLER than the 6" Mate 8, and the Mate 8 is only 2mm wider. About the same goes for 5,7" Notes.
Don't compare screen sizes, as some phones (iPhone especially) have much bigger bezels.
Compare the actual body size, as that's the only thing relevant. And the Mate 8 body is the same size as other popular weatern phablets.
This phone is smaller than iPhone 6 Plus or 6s Plus (both 5,5") thanks to one of the highest screen-to-body ratio.
I assume you're talking about GPU side? Because 4x Cortex A72 @ 2,3 GHz will crush 2x Cortex A57 @1,8 GHz. Well, A53 also have higher frequency in Huawei.