Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge- Excellent Camera, Seductive Design! Will This be the Best Smartphone of 2016?

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a stunning curved screen and bigger battery. Yes, it is really something special. If you are looking to buy a new smartphone that has it all- camera, memory and battery, then Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is the right choice.

What catapults this newly released Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to such heights? Is it the seductive design, the excellent camera, the beast of a battery, or the expandable storage? The design, those impressive curves, and larger memory, everything about the 5.5-inch S7 Edge excels from the inside out. The company has refined the navigation software that take advantage of the screen’s physical curves when used sensibly, giving it an appealing look as well as functionality. Here is our verdict on this newly launched S7 Edge-

Design

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge’s design is downright gorgeous. The smartphone features a metal and glass build, curved display, is IP68 water resistant, and is available in black and gold. Samsung has managed to cram a large screen into the body of a much smaller phone. Next to the iPhone 6S Plus, the S7 Edge is narrower, shorter and much lighter. You can even use it comfortably in one hand, stretching my thumb from one corner to the other without too much trouble.

Camera

 Newly launched Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge actually has fewer megapixels in comparison to its predecessor S6 – 12MP as opposed to 16MP. Though the actual amount of pixels in the sensor is less, there are a number of improvements. The major improvement is the low-light performance. Here, Samsung is employing a new-fangled technology called “Dual Pixels”, and it will help the auto-focus work brilliantly well. With this, each pixel in the sensor has two ‘photobodies’ and this means the camera can focus more effectively, accurately and much quicker.

Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, Touchwiz and Software

With the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the TouchWiz has slowly gotten better, cleaner, and smoother, and the skin has finally reached the point where it’s no longer a serious negative against the phone. Though it’s not as sleek as vanilla Android Marshmallow, it’s starting to come mighty close. There are fewer useless bundled apps, fewer ‘bleeps’ and ‘blops’ and fewer childish icons.

Performance

The sheer performance of this phone is hard to match. The 4GB RAM allows you to try everything from multi-tasking to gaming and ultra-high definition video. It is among the coolest flagships you have seen till now. Samsung has added in a futuristic sounding ‘water-cooling element’ inside the S7 Edge to try and halt any accusations of overheating.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has taken a leap ahead of all the other flagship handsets this year. When it comes to the purchase decision, it is a gorgeous phone that is worth buying if you do not mind spending a bit extra.

Samsung Galaxy S7! Refined & Polished – A Smartphone Worth Buying?

Samsung Galaxy S7
Refined & Polished Samsung Galaxy S7

The long awaited, hotly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy S7 was finally released and got a noteworthy response from all who got a chance to play with it. Though the phone is not a huge upgrade over the S6, it is better. It is a refined, polished smartphone that is a recommended buy.

And what’s even more exciting is the phone’s sexy curves, which are really impressive. When you hold the Galaxy S7, it feels like a different phone – thanks to its subtle curve on the back. However, realize that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is an expensive phone. As you look into technical specifications and features of the Samsung Galaxy S7, the smartphone has a lot to offer. Here is our verdict on this newly released S7.

Design

At first glance, the Galaxy S7 certainly looks very similar to its predecessor the S6, but Samsung has managed to sneak in a few improvements to the handset. First, the camera bump has been prominently reduced so it barely bulges from the rear. Secondly, the Galaxy S7 is noticeably thicker and heavier than its antecedent. Samsung Galaxy S7 is certainly a striking smartphone and the tweaks in design make it even nicer to use and hold.

Display

When it comes to displays, Samsung has shown over the years that its Super AMOLED displays provide the finest viewing experience and with this newly launched smartphone, Samsung has shown it once again. S7 continues the trend and the Super AMOLED display in the Samsung Galaxy S7, with display size of 5.1 inches, is offering vibrant and profoundly saturated colors that makes the screen legible in even the brightest conditions.

Camera

The smartphone features a 12MP rear and 5MP front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S7 camera featuring a F1.7 lens evidently makes it particularly well-suited to low-light photography. The new added feature, the auto focus function, allows the lens to instantly focus on moving objects, letting you capture blur-free photos. The pictures taken with the S7 are sure to appear more vibrant, with more true-to-life colors.

Battery

With Galaxy S7, Samsung has stepped up its game in terms of battery life. While its antecedent S6 had a 2500 mAh battery, the new S7 has a 3000 mAh battery, which is a significant improvement. Moreover, the S7 comes with a fast charger that allows you to charge the battery up to 50 percent in just 10 minutes.

There’s no denying that the Samsung S7 is an applauded upgrade in the right key areas. However, with the cheaper S6 on the shelves next to it, we can say there will be many who are now facing a no-so-obvious choice.

Sony Xperia XA – A Star Performer

Sony Xperia XA - A Star Performer
5-inch touchscreen Sony Xperia XA.

Sony believes in delivering the best experience to its users. When Sony launched the marketing campaign for its ‘Z’ series of mobiles, it insisted that users should not just settle for “good”, but to demand “great”! Sony mobile phones have always attracted users with its stunning design, intelligent performance, and amazing features, and has once again with the release of the Xperia X.

Sony Mobiles, a well-known subsidiary of the electronic giant Sony Corporation, which was known earlier as Sony Ericsson Mobile, has focused more on the high-end phone market. It started the Xperia range with windows Mobile OS but then moved to Android and now is a well-recognised part of today’s smartphone market. The company has recently announced Sony Xperia XA & Sony Xperia XA Dual phones for its consumers. That’s a powerful smartphone series with a perfect blend of fashion & intelligence. Let’s take a look.

Glamour, intelligence, and power packed performance. Well, that’s just the teaser! We’ll unfold its features layer by layer. Let’s see what you really need to know about the Xperia XA.

Beautifully curved glass display

The Xperia XA is a complete work of art! The phone comes with a 5-inch touchscreen display and beautiful curves. It’s just 137g and 7.9 mm thin – just so light and sleek. It is designed in a way that seems not too big or too small. It’s just the right size with great width display. Xperia XA is a beautifully designed phone with a curved glass display- absolutely pleasing to the eyes. And the device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow utilizing a Qualcomm snapdragon 650 processor. However, the processor is not as fast as so you would find with Xiaomi or Samsung.

Clicking pictures is a thrilling experience

Xperia XA has 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8 megapixel front camera. The device is always ready with a fast-launch camera button and is ready to click instantly. With a predictive hybrid autofocus feature, pick any subject and get an instant autofocus from the device, then simply click! No fumbling to get to the camera and snap. Just superfast and sharp photos. In fact, a pretty impressive feature. So click those moments that just can’t wait! Go crazy and capture selfies at parties with stunning low-light shots in the night. The high-end responsive sensor assures clear and sharp shots in low light with both front and back cameras.

Great Storage

Xperia XA comes with a typical storage space of 16 GB along with a micro card slot for up to 200 GB of storage as per your requirement.

Smart battery life

A smart battery management system delivers a battery life for two days once you charge it. Yes, this device brings you two days of battery power from a single charge. Be worry-free now and listen to non-stop music, talk longer, surf the web, and run your apps! But it always helps to top-up your charge before rushing out because your phone may run out before you realize because there is no battery-about-to-die warning!

Exciting Colors

Here comes the most exciting physical feature of this phone – the color ranges! Xperia XA comes in four beautiful colors. Be it a stunning graphite black or wonderful white, Lime Gold or Rose Gold. You can go classy and pick your favorite color that appeals to you the most!

Summary: This Xperia XA is designed perfectly to match your life! Show it off to your friends, click beautiful pictures, share selfies, and stay assured with the battery and let people get a little jealous around you! An excellent smartphone, worth buying and quite a special gift for your loved ones.

HTC One M10: Get Ready to See the Real Power of M10

HTC One M10
Powerful HTC One M10

Yes, you got it right. This piece is about the release of the HTC One M10 by the cheerfully loved Taiwanese multinational manufacturer.

In 2013, we got the first HTC One and then amazing One M8 and M9 in 2015. And to again surprise its fans, HTC is coming up with the HTC One M10 this time. For the launch and release date, stay tuned, it’s still a mystery. Endless rumors have been heard regarding the launch and release date of HTC One M10. The early rumors suggested that HTC might reveal its new M10 at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, but that did not happen. The reason might be that the web was buzzing a lot about Samsung Galaxy S7 & Xiaomi Mi 5 and perhaps HTC did not want to share the fanfare. Well, still amidst many speculations, HTC is going to arrive soon.

The latest updates, tweets and teasers indicates that this new device from HTC may be launched on 11th April 2016. If you don’t know much about the new flagship of HTC, we’re here to give you a little refresher. Let’s see what fans should expect from this Taiwanese multinational manufacturer.

The official HTC video teaser says, this time the company is obsessed with making your phone even better. So, what’s better about the next big thing from HTC? Let’s take a look.

HTC is expected to be stocked with a snapdragon 820 processor & an android Marshmallow OS. This will include 4 GB RAM space and a 5.1 inch display – a pretty impressive feature, isn’t it? HTC has improved this time as compared to its predecessor, M9, which included a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset. The overheating problems that were reported earlier with the M9 version seem to be better with the Snapdragon 820 processor this time.

For the camera, you’ll get an interesting specification of a 12 MP sensor with 1.55 micron pixels which seems overall a good resolution for image clarity. The same sensor has already been experimented in the Nexus Phones. Yes, we can hear you whispering about its camera quality! You can guess about the image quality on your own. The camera is expected to come with face detection, auto phase and auto laser focus which means you would be able to focus more clearly and accurately. The Optical Image stabilization feature is just an excellent feature which is designed to keep selfie crazy folks in mind. You can enjoy those crazy, special photo moments to the fullest with this HTC M10.

As far as the mobile battery is concerned, the rumors talk about a 3500 mAh battery. No clear confirmations have been provided on the battery capacity; but ideally it should be of higher capacity this time. Also, HTC is expected to be a packing 4GB/ 32/64 GB RAM variants. So, you can choose if you want to buy a micro SD card or not.

When it comes to design, few hints have been given in the official teasers. M10 is expected to borrow the same design elements from its predecessor HTC One M9- controversially the best looking phones released by the company. No doubt that the company has really invested many years of time in giving perfectly designed phones to its fans.
Summary: The journey to the release of HTC One M10 seems longer that the fans across the World are waiting for this device. But we expect it to be released soon so that you can order this interesting HTC One M10. Yes, it will be time to upgrade your smartphone and put your older one on ebay.

Xiaomi Finally Unveils the Much Awaited Mi 5

Xiaomi Mi 5
Xiaomi Finally Unveils Mi 5

One of the much awaited phones in the Xiaomi Mi series- the Mi 5, was finally released at the recent Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. Hugo Barra, Global VP of Xiaomi showed the first few glimpses of this Chinese-made offering at the event today.

Xiaomi has come a long way since 2011 when it launched its first mobile phone. The brand is now being considered as one of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers. Xiaomi has sold around 70 million smartphones in the year 2015, as shared by Hugo Barra at the event. The device is compared to Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5 as there has been a growing interest amongst consumers across all boundaries.

Mi 5 unfolds layer by layer here. Let’s take a look to see if the Mi5 lives up to the expectations.

A trendy curved design, 5.15 inch display, stunning body, ceramic back and that’s not all!

Look & feel                                       

This dual SIM phone comes with a 5.15-inch display and a powerful Snapdragon 820 processor—the fastest processor with significantly less power consumption. The Mi 5 weighs 129 grams, and feels amazing in hand because of its light weight and build which is slightly thicker than the Xiaomi Mi Note. The look and feel is also elegant with a 3D glass back design.

Xiaomi Mi 5 will be available in three versions: Standard edition comes with 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 32GB inbuilt storage, High version features 3GB LPDD4 RAM and 64GB storage, and Exclusive edition featuring 4GB LPDD4 RAM and 128GB storage.

You can get this phone in three beautiful colors: White, Gold and Black.

Space

Xiaomi Mi 5 comes with 4 GB RAM, a 3000mAH battery with a quick-charging feature and has a fingerprint sensor on the front with a physical home button. Both entry and low level versions of Mi 5 come with 64 GB and a 3D glass body. The Mi 5 Pro is loaded with 4 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, and a 3D ceramic structure, however the cost would vary according to the features you prefer. The device comes with a C charging port which is very similar to the Mi 4C.

Camera

With a 16 MP front camera, this device can capture images with sharp focus. Plus, the device has a 4-axis image stabilization feature which gives a more stable video shooting experience even when you shake it aggressively. Sounds interesting? Yes, no blurry pictures even in dim surroundings.

Connectivity

You are going to experience an amazingly superfast network connectivity with the Xiaomi Mi 5. The device will sport MIUI 7 and Android Marshmallow, Xiaomi’s Android-based operating system. The benefit that comes along with this operating system is that you can automatically receive the software updates on a weekly basis. So, whenever an official update from Android is released, you are going to receive it spontaneously.

You can own this elegant, superfast device with a stunning core processor that promises to keep you updated. So, don’t wait anymore, get the ordering done now for you or your loved ones.

iPhone 7: The Next Big Thing

iPhone 7
iPhone 7: The Next Big Thing

Apple is ruling the web world again with the news and rumors of its upcoming iPhone 7. You must have seen its various seasons starting from 2G to 6S and 6S plus. But what is next from Apple? We know for what the heart of all iPhone lovers beat. All have set their eyes on iPhone 7 which is rumored to be launched in 2016. But when in 2016 is anybody’s guess as no dates have been announced yet!

Launch dates are being bantered around as well as specification of the next cellphone from the industry leader. We have lots of hints about new features that you can might see in the iPhone 7. Loads of the coolest and most brilliant features that are expected this time seems exciting. From wireless charging to a touchscreen with built-in Touch ID & much more. You’ll have a lot to enjoy! Let’s take a sneak peek.

Thinner waistline

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, of KGI Securities claims that the iPhone 7 will be the thinnest iPhone to date – but Apple’s not just going to shave off 0.1mm. He’s claiming the iPhone 7 will come in between 6mm and 6.5mm. (Source: http://webindexia.com/in-depth-iphone-7-what-we-want-to-see/)

Yes, it’s going to be world’s thinnest Phone ever with no headphone jack. And this might force users to use wireless headphones connecting through a lightning port or adaptor. This time you can expect a different look of the iPhone and also the material which is to be used will be more durable than used in earlier versions.

A big screen resolution

Forget about the small screen experience you had. This time the iPhone is expected to have full High Definition resolution on a 4.7-inch. Let’s see how apple delivers this promise to its fans. Well, there is a possibility of a sharper and clearer screen.

A better battery life

Do not doubt that Apple has improved the battery. Yes, battery life may be a little better in the iPhone 7 than earlier versions of iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S plus.

Wireless charging

No more cables or wires, no physical connector to charge your iPhone 7. Seems easier to charge? This is the future of the iPhone. You might be wondering if the same charger could support your Apple watch too. Sounds good! But we will need to wait and see.

Edge-to-edge screen or curvy display?

Delightfully good for the users although we have no images to display the possible sexy Apple curves yet. You may think that there is a good probability of having this feature and if so, its round edges will be something you’ll surely fall in love with!

More space, it’s expected to be more than 16 GB

Don’t want to store on iCloud anymore? Users may want more internal space to save more and more data. And with the new avatar, iPhone 7 is expected to have more than 16GB space. We hope it to start at 32 GB, offer 64 GB and maybe even more!

Expect amazingly good cameras

You love taking pictures and selfies from your iPhones, right? How about 16MP this time? Apple has already given a boost to its camera features with 12 MP sensors in iPhone 6S & iPhone 6S Plus.

Touch ID

Quickly authenticate by reading fingerprints securely and more convenient in terms of security and very difficult to hack. Faster & yet secure! Something which users have already tasted in iPhone 5S .

All are hoping for an appealing & sexier version this time from Apple. For now we’ll all need to be patient while we wait for the next version from Apple to enter the market.

iPhone 5SE – Apple’s Next-Generation 4-inch iPhone Rumored to Launch in March

For those who believe a cell phone should actually look like a cell phone and not want a giant screen device pressed to their ear, the iPhone 5se is the answer. Apple is all ready to launch its 4-inch iPhone in rose gold as well as traditional colors in March, based on the latest reports.

iPhone 5se
Apple’s Next-Generation 4-inch iPhone

This new device is reportedly modeled after the iPhone 5C and is particularly meant for those who are looking for both affordability and small size. Sources suggest that the iPhone 5se will be similar to the iPhone 5C and the two phones will be able to share cases and accessories. The major features of the device include 4-inch display, A9 processor and an 8 megapixel camera.

Design

If we talk about design, the iPhone 5se is said to be much like its successor, the 5C, but with a plastic case rather than metal. While this isn’t a worry at all, as it means that Apple can make a device in various funky colors and it wouldn’t be wrong to say that Apple will give us high-quality plastic and fairly it will not give the look of an average plastic handset. As for color, sources suggest the same space gray color and silver shades will be offered, but there have been rumors pointing to a bright pink shade.

Performance

According to the latest leaks, the iPhone 5se will have performance somewhere between the 6 and 6S. The rumors about the processor have said to be split between the A8 found in the iPhone 6, and the A9 in iPhone 6S. However, the latest reports are emphasizing A9. As you all know, the A9 is a huge step over the A8 which already has an impressive chip, as far as performance and efficiency is concerned. The processor is 70 percent faster at CPU tasks and about 90 percent efficient at GPU tasks as compared to the A8 used in the iPhone 6.

Camera

The iPhone 5se is said to continue with the 8 megapixel camera instead of the 12 megapixel device found in the iPhone 6, although sources also reveal the camera is the same as in the iPhone 6. And, if the device has the same camera as is in the iPhone 6, it will support high-resolution pictures, enhanced picture quality and improved image stabilization.

iPhone 5se
Apple’s Next-Generation 4-inch iPhone

Storage Capacity

To differentiate it from Apple’s flagship iPhone 6S, the device is expected to come in 16 and 64GB capacities, which is much like the iPhone 6. Also, this new device will be a step above the iPhone 5S which is available in 16 and 32GB capacities.

Release Date

The iPhone 5se is expected to launch in March 2016. The latest rumors have also said the final launch date is March 15, but we’ll have to wait and see when Apple officially announces the release.

So, if you want a device with an elegant look and smaller in size and within budget, you might want to wait for the iPhone 5se launch.

Sony Xperia Z5: This One has it All

Sony has remained a small player in the smartphone market when compared to giants like Samsung and Apple. The recent Xperia phone, the Sony Xperia Z5, is the culmination of 18 months of incremental improvement for Sony’s series of Xperia devices. The phablet is likely to be released on February 7th all over the US. However, as the Z2, Z3 and Z3+ are barely any different from one another, the Xperia Z5 represents a significant step forward.

Sony Xperia Z5: This One has it All
Sony Xperia Z5: This One has it All

Sony’s Xperia Z5 flagship is stuffed with plenty of top tech features that is expected from a high-end smartphone. It incorporates a full HD display, tons of power and a great 23 MP camera. Mix in the list that it sports a waterproof design and you will get yourself the phone of the year. Really?

Well no. Though the smartphone landscape has changed drastically in the past few years with Samsung really shaking up the market with its Galaxy series, especially the Galaxy S6 Edge. In contrast, Sony is doing little to wow consumers in its flagship refreshes. The Xperia Z5 is the successor of Xperia Z3 which has an identical display and similar design. This doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with the new Sony phone. It looks perfectly fine as it has got a solid lineup of specifications.

Design

Even a passing glance is enough to notice the phone is from the same family as the Z3 and Z2. It keeps the glass front and back with a metal edge. It displays minor changes like the rear panel is frosted. The metal edge is flat giving the phone a blocky look and feel. At 7.3mm thick, the touch is chubbier than some of its rivals. The 5.2-inch screen has the same full HD resolution giving it a similar pixel density as that of the Z3. The display looks perfectly crisp.

Software and Processor

The smartphone comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board. The only reason why Sony takes so long to update its Android phones is that it heavily customizes the Android interface. There are a number of pre-loaded apps that clutter things up, but you can easily uninstall most of them. The Z5 engine is a Qualcomm 810 octa-core chip with 3GB of RAM backing it up.

Camera

Sony Xperia Z5: This One has it All
Sony Xperia Z5: This One has it All

Sony has provided Z5’s camera with a load of tweaks to improve it over the Z3. The front camera delivers a whopping 23MP for crystal clear shots. The resulting photographs are huge, clocking in at 5,520×4,140 pixels. The extra resolution delivers flexibility to digital zooming into a scene without losing too much detail. You can also take advantage of a variety of various shots like panorama and others with the augmented reality feature.

Conclusion

Sony Xperia Z5 is an amazing phone with great performance. Its camera takes some perfect clicks. Though a decent phone, it still lacks the real wow factor. As it stands, the Xperia Z5 is a solid all around device that arrives too close to the last generation of flagships to be worth buying.

LG V10: A Truly Amazing Smartphone

LG V10
LG V10: A Truly Amazing Smartphone

There is something with the LG smartphones, they are either great or just average. So what about the latest LG smartphone, the LG V10? Well, it is a unique smartphone that offers two screens and two front facing cameras. It provides different features from the rest of the android phones. You are surely going to fall in love with them.

Design and Display

First, the display is huge – it’s absolutely massive at 5.7-inch. This size comes from clever thinking. The back material is rubberized to offer a good grip when in hand. When you pick up the smartphone, it feels that it has been exclusively designed to fit you. The lock button also contains a fingerprint scanner that resembles the one in the Nexus 5X.

Performance and specifications

When it comes to performance, there has been no lag found. It is powerful enough, sporting Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 processor. With plenty of power, the smartphone also has 4GB of RAM that helps the phone run smoothly. The inbuilt storage of 64GB is expandable up to 200GB. The main screen resolution is 1440×2560, achieving 515ppi which is more than a decent panel. While using it, you will realize that the screen is absolutely brilliant.

One of the best things about LG is it has never copied Apple or Samsung. The ideas of the company are always unique and its smartphones are worth having. You will definitely have mixed emotions while working with the second screen because you will like the way it has customizations and presents various options.

Camera

Another added advantage of the smartphone is that it offers two front facing cameras. The idea behind the thought is you can opt either for a wide-angle selfie or a close-up selfie. Both of them are 5MP so the idea of having two front cameras seems to be redundant. The better solution would have been one camera with a larger sensor – say 8MP, and the wide angle lens would just crop photos if needed.

In terms of a rear camera, it is capable of taking some of the best shots. The auto option works well in strong light but the pictures are a blur in low light. The LG V10 also supports RAW shooting that offers a lot of flexibility with the images. It will impress you with the detailing and crystal clear appearance.

Verdict

LG has introduced a smartphone that likely won’t be loved by all. But switching from an iPhone to this smartphone feels like a step up. A fabulous camera with plenty of options in the bucket will be a massive hit amongst those who love camera oriented smartphones. Add the amazing audio quality that the smartphone can pump up through a good pair of earphones, and you have a great multi-media device. But in all, the phone is absolutely amazing. The best thing about LG is they love surprising consumers.

Huawei Mate 8. Is This Phablet Worth Your Attention?

Huawei Mate 8

Huawei introduced its 6-inch Mate 8 at the 2016 CES conference and also confirmed that it will be soon available in other countries worldwide. However, Mate 8 certainly isn’t as powerful as Samsung’s galaxy Note 5 but is comparatively less expensive. It is certainly a large screen phone but for the right price. However, there are certain pros and cons of the phablet.

Pros:

  • Long-lasting battery.
  • Latest Android version, Android 6.0.
  • Completely metal-built smartphone.
  • Loud speaker audio
  • Fingerprint scanner

Cons:

  • The huge size doesn’t fit comfortably in hand
  • Dull screen
  • Low screen resolution

Display

If you are hot on big phones, the Mate 8’s 6-inch screen gives the room you need to run wild. When you first hold the phablet in our hand the screen seems bright and wonderful until you stream video and view high-resolution videos. The 1920*1080 pixel resolution is dimmer and hazier than other phones of the same class when it comes to the brightness level.

When compared with an ultra-sharp display like the resolution on Nexus’ 6P, higher resolution graphics look less detailed because of fewer pixels present on the Mate-8.0. It is much lower than you typically observe on a large screen smartphone. Most of the time, Huawei Mate 8 won’t impede your viewing pleasure, but the smartphone was expected to climb to the next rung on the resolution ladder to well match other phones.

Battery

Surprisingly, it owns a monster battery that lasts an average of 15.6 hours. While you email, chat, text, click pictures or shoot videos, the battery is reserved for multiple tasks throughout the day. This may be due to dimmer screen or low resolution.

Camera

Shots are picture perfect. The 16MP rear camera and 5MP front camera shot clear pictures in most lighting settings, indoors and outdoors. They can’t be considered flawless but decent pictures are clicked and this feature is an impressive one. Selfie shots are also pretty good as the Beauty Mode captures amazing shots. Those with a more natural vibe can switch to the usual camera whenever required.

Verdict

Without local pricing, it is very difficult to conclude if the Mate 8 is worth your money. All things being equal, especially when compared to the Nexus 6P, except for the screen size and resolution, Nexus 6P is the audience pick as it is easy to hold.

Still, Mate 8 is a phone at an (assumedly) affordable price and is worth seeing in the mix. Let’s hope Huawei can keep costs low to give large screen phablet fans another cheaper option to consider.