Huawei P8: First Look

By Prasid Banerjee | Updated 29 May 2015
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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei announced the Huawei P8 smartphone at a launch event held in Bangkok. Why should you care? Because the phone is headed to India in the third quarter of the year. We expect a pricing of around Rs. 30,000, and if the Honor 6 Plus before this was any indication, it may just be worth it. Here's a first look at this metal clad flagship device.

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There's a healthy dose of metal on this smartphone with a polished matte-like finish to it. It feels quite premium and is very thin at merely 6.4mm. What's more impressive is how light this phone feels, despite all the metal used,

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The device has a 5.2 inch 1080p display. Would we have preferred a 2k display? Sure, but there's no denying the sharpness on this one either.

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There's no wide aperture mode on this 13MP shooter though. On the upside, the camera has optical image stabilisation. 

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Huawei has the selfie lovers covered, with an 8MP camera on the front.

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The Huawei P8 runs on the company's own 2.2 GHz octa-core Kirin 930 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 16/64GB storage options.

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The phone runs on Android 5.0.2 along with Huawei's own EMUI 3.0. 

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The battery lies at 2680 mAh, which is a concern right now. This is because we haven't seen the best battery performance from Huawei's high-end Kirin SoCs. Let's hope this one's not the same.

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With its rounded edges, the design is reminiscent of Sony's Xperia devices, but with much more metal and no glass, except the display.

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Yes, the Huawei P8 is a 4G capable smartphone.

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Here are some more images of the Huawei P8 smartphone.

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The Huawei P8 doesn't offer too many different coloured variants.

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Huawei will bring these cases to market though.

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Overall, the Huawei P8 is a really premium device that promises to be very powerful and with a good camera. The Rs. 30k pricing is a concern though. Let's hope Huawei rethinks that part in the next two months.

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