Huawei G8, for if the Mate S isn’t to your taste

Huawei’s Mate S was launched amidst much fanfare and after a tonne of leaks. The phone was talked about so much that it makes me wonder if it was more than what the phone was… it certainly doesn’t seem like the kind of device that deserved the nonstop leaks and hype before launch. But that’s me.

But if that’s you too, there’s another device you can take a look at in the Huawei G8. The G8 has a more ‘curvy’ design and more importantly, a lower price tag. The G8 starts €399 as opposed to the €649 of the base model of the Mate S (more about which you should read here).

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Now that we have the finances out of the way, let’s talk about what you get with the G8. First and foremost, the phone has a 5.5-inch 1920 x 1080p display (with… 2.5D curved glass) and a fingerprint sensor on the rear, which isn’t very different from the Mate S. Where the different does lie though is the CPU department; the G8 comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 615, whereas the Mate S flaunts a homebrew Kirin 935 processor.

Other than that, the G8 features a 13 mega-pixel rear camera (protected with anti-scratch sapphire coating), 5 mega-pixel front facing camera, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and lastly, a 3000mAh battery. The G8 runs Android 5.1 with Huawei’s Emotion UI on top.

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  1. Muhammad Yasir
    September 2, 2015

    over priced much ?

    • Marius Cirsta
      September 2, 2015

      Neah… if you don’t take the 2.5D glass into account you can buy a better specced Xiaomi Note 2 for about half the price or a similar specced Meizu Note 2 again for about hald the price …. but yeah this a Huawei and it’s a matter of supply and demand.

      If people are willing to pay Huawei’s asking price then it’s not overpriced 😀

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 2, 2015

        sad fact

        • Manu
          September 7, 2015

          prices go up ones a company gets known well in the western world, here in germany you usually pay at least 500€ for a new phone off-contract and about 200-300 on a 30€ contract… so yeeeeaa huawei wont get cheaper i think ( at least the high end models)

      • Lars
        September 3, 2015

        Once a company’s name is set, prices tend to go crazy. More so if a Snapdragon is used, even when they overheat and throttle like no other.

  2. Freeje
    September 2, 2015

    Ah 615. Good choice!

    • Gilles
      September 3, 2015

      Why ???

  3. Curamrda
    September 2, 2015

    I will rather take Lenovo P1 .. i hate when I need phone and it will die after 7hours..

  4. Chico Migraña
    September 3, 2015

    Anyone tried SD 615 phones? I like that Vibe Shot but don’t know how good is the processor