The Octacore HiLive 16 has been released and is on sale in two different editions on HiLive’s official website. The lower spec version, selling for 1699 Yuan (280USD, 204EUR) contains 1GB RAM and 16 GB of in-phone storage while the higher spec version contains a more hearty 2GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board memory and costs 1999 Yuan (328USD, 239EUR). Both versions of the phone include the eight core MTK6592 CPU clocked to 2GHz, a 6-inch 1920×1080 display, a 13MP camera on the back and an 8MP camera on the front.
The 1GB of RAM on the lower spec version certainly doesn’t seem like it would be enough to properly take advantage of that sexy CPU, meaning if the HiLive 16 is in your sights, you would likely be better off splurging on the more expensive version.
The design of the HiLive 16 has been compared to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is similar in look and like the Note 3 the HiLive 16 also supports gesture commands.
The HiLive 16 certainly looks to be a very well armed alternative to the Note 3, do you think it is worthy of a purchase?
Thanks to Sasha! of the MTKForums for the tip.