The smartphone powerhouse Huawei is on top of the game again! Thanks to a spate of rigorous and high-budget research by the flagship brand,- that has seen the company pump headline budgets in R&D campaigns- Huawei has once again managed to give birth to a tapestry of handy alien devices with notable spot on smartphone ergonomics.
While the cutting-edge smartphones might have been a long time coming, Huawei’s early-adopted mindful business acumen (that is the mother of significant developments like the Huawei UI, EMUI) finally has something to show for. Needless to say, the latest developments by Huawei have single handedly elicited an incessant increase in the company’s smartphone sales, which currently closely rally sales figures realized by other established phone companies- further propelling the brand to a favorable position of fulfilling its cause of becoming the world’s leading smartphone provider. And yes, if you have not heard the news yet, Huawei smartphone sales are higher than LG, Motorola, Blackberry, Lenovo or even Sony.
TechMagKE has been following closely the gigantic leaps made by Huawei through the brand’s impressive evolution of premium smartphones, and from our research, we are thrilled to bring to your attention the best models making rounds in the country.
Without further ado, here they go!
At face value, this phone is definitely a turn on simply because of its astonishing compact design that measures a measly 6.95mm. Dwelling on the phone’s exterior, the other conspicuous empirical feature that warms the heart is the perfectly crafted aluminum body that is flawless in every aspect; design, chamfered edges- the works. P9’s 5.2- inch 1080p IPS LCD screen, though a worthwhile boost, is simply a grade B achievement considering that screen resolution for smartphones has progressed much further in the fast-paced phone industry. The phone’s battery life that lasts a day or less is probably the most notable let down for this model, but I guess the company had to compensate somehow for its unparalleled low price for a premium phone. Huawei P9 has a 3000mAh battery. P9 also features prominently dual cameras at the rear end that improve the quality of your image even in low light conditions by capturing as much detail from the object as possible. No changes have been done on the phone’s processor. Simply expect the company’s Kirin 955 processor, for this phone and other phones released this year.
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Huawei Mate 8
Huawei’s Mate 8 outward appearance is a definite start on the right foot. The phone’s edges are just the right angles and the finely textured glass culminating the phone’s corners squeeze in your palms gently offering unending comfort. For a phablet, Huawei Mate 8 is just the right size for people with large hands; however, other alluring facets on the device act as sufficient consolation for people with small hands. Given that some Huawei Phones have a disappointing battery life, Mate 8’s 4000mAh battery is an absolute “conversation starter”. Its 6-inch screen size is also a plus for the device, but sadly, the dim FHD (1920×1080) screen demeans this feat. That aside, the phone is powered by the Kirin 950 processor, and can store to a maximum of 32GB or 64GB depending on which phone version you are using. A super responsive fingerprint sensor is present at the back of the phone for added security. The Mate 8’s 5-megapixel and 16-megapixel cameras are a guarantee to serve their purpose in adequate light conditions but give in to low light conditions to offer modest photos.
Huawei P8 Max
The demand for phones with large screen size has taken course in different parts of the world. In particular, a significant percent of the Kenyan smartphone market is mesmerized with this craze, which has opened the doors for devices like the P8 Max. While this aspect is appealing to some, it is overly unnecessary for a phone, in my opinion. One thing is for sure though is that, the 6.8-inch display bolsters P8 Max’s FHD resolution. Because of the phone’s behemoth size, Huawei had no option but to boost its performance with a deserved 4,360mAh battery. Surprisingly, P8 Max’s 13-megapixel camera does superbly well in low light compared to other advanced Huawei phones’ cameras. The only downside with the camera is the slow shutter speed, which you will notice when taking several photos.
Huawei Mate S
The highlight of Huawei Mate S, to me, is probably the “Force Touch” feature, which simply adds convenience to specific controls on the phone. However, though a blessing, this feature doubles up as a curse since- and I only found out recently that- the 128GB Mate S and not the 32GB or the 64 GB model comes with the benefit; which is a bummer! The phone’s 5.5-inch display is just perfect for its size. Agreeably, Huawei was spot on with this phone’s design and size, but the same thing cannot be said about the horrid pointy edges. The 1080p display and Gorilla Glass 4 is however a perfect match for the screen quality.
Each Huawei phone has a unique feature that sets it apart from the next, and for Huawei P8 that would be the price. While the company made a huge decision to go up on the phone’s design and specs, it went completely the opposite direction with the price. Huawei P8’s 1080p (FHD), 13-megapixel and 2600mAh battery is highly competitive, and adding its price to this blend makes it a good alternative to iPhone 6 or Samsung Galaxy S6 with somewhat similar tangible advantages. The only deal breakers are the phone’s facade copied from the iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S6.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
From this list, it is easy to believe that Huawei might have one thing, and one thing only in mind when making their smartphones- size. From the P8 Max, and now Huawei Ascend Mate 7 that also has a massive screen size of 6-inches, you kind of get the picture that the company wants to keep you happy with an enormous display. I repeat, this feature has wooed some people and has its place in the phone industry, but it can only offer so much for a functional device. For me, this phone’s claim to fame must be the non-removable 4100mAh battery that lasts a lifetime, the 1,920 x 1,080 (FHD) screen that offers an excellent display for high-quality videos and games as well as the effective fingerprint scanner that is an alternative to the power switch for powering on the phone.
Huawei Nexus 6P
The Huawei Nexus 6P that also goes by the name Google Nexus 6P is one of the few all-round phones in the market- and for a good reason. In my last article, I wrote about the 10 different ways Microsoft is forcing you to use Bing, silently killing Google, case in point the monopoly that Bing enjoys on Windows Smartphones from Microsoft. What I failed to mention was that Google has its own responses for this threat to its existence, one being the Nexus phones -, which share somewhat a similar exclusivity for their search engine type like the rival Microsoft phones- that are becoming better and better with every new release. Considering the immense potential this approach has in stamping Google’s position in the world, the company does not compromise on anything with the Nexus phones, unlike the common simple mistakes that have been cited in the aforementioned Huawei phones.
On the checklist of necessary features that should be present on a smartphone, you can be sure that most if not all the boxes are checked for the Nexus 6P. From just the right screen size (5.7-inch), amazing resolution (Quad HD display), the perfect processor (Qualcomm processor), and the most optimized cameras (8-megapixel front camera and 12-megapixel rear camera) to a selfless shoestring price, the Nexus 6P has it all. In essence, the Nexus phones are definitely hitting the nail on the head vis-a-vis these two functions: offering a platform for new Android software and lashing back at Microsoft that has in recent years proven to be a formidable force.
With majority of Huawei’s concepts still digging up root in the pipelines, it would be interesting to see what the company has in store in terms of its forthcoming breed of advanced phones.
Overall, if you are looking for a high-end smartphone that costs an arm and a leg or a functional device that is easy on the pocketbook, Huawei has a wide array of phone types guaranteed to whet your appetite and suffice your need for a responsive hand-held device.
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