Huawei P8 Smartphone Unboxing:
In this review: I drool over some metal, trash Samsung, get agro with earphones and continue my crush on Huawei!
I review the Huawei P8 Phone!
I’v been wondering around any kind of Huawei technology I’v been able to get my hands on. Even dropping my loving Huawei Mate 7 at a birthday party, just to destroy my screen to get a temporary Huawei P6 and experience the former Emotion User Experience.
But I digress.
I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the Huawei P8 after the massive launch earlier this year. The Huawei P8 looks like the perfect addition for the Huawei Device family, and it’s definitely the best-looking iteration.
Smartphones have begun to look very similar to each other these days. Sparked by the boom of the iPhone a few years ago, most smartphones are looking very Apple-ly, and the designs have become common and feel very un-innovative.
I got my own Huawei earlier this year. Mostly because of the camera and because I wanted something different. But the more I played with Huawei Technology, the more I found that their technology had begun to have certain distinctions over other smartphones.
Huawei manages to improve each iteration of their smartphones and focus on one selling point per device. With my Huawei Mate 7, it was all about the camera, with the Huawei P8, it was all about the user experience and design quality.
Huawei really made an effort with their packaging and boxing. It’s like opening a jewellery box, you feel the quality of the technology in the box.
The device itself and it’s gadgets don’t disappoint, they really feel like quality.
Everything about the box feels it’s been made to reflect modern design themes and minimalist tones that again have been popular for most cellphone makers.
The Huawei P8 looks great. It’s a pleasant combination of modern metal design and chrome trim lining.
I’v always felt so many designers looking to Apple for inspiration, especially Samsung, who makes some great iPhones, but the Huawei P8 has finally stepped out from the realm of cheap plastic manufacturing and created something of quality and durability.
The device is comfortable in the hand, and makes it easy to stay mobile at work or entrainment.
A note on the screen though. Unlike the Huawei Mate 7, the Huawei P8 screen seems embedded into the metal body, where the Mate 7 is easily cracked, trust me, this matters when you’re running around in the city taking some great pictures.
Emotion User Experience
I was extremely frustrated by the user experience of the Huawei P6 and the Emotion UI, the entire thing felt chunky, clunky and awkward when trying to perform basic functions like; instant messaging or using the camera.
Huawei has gone and overhauled the entire Emotion Interface and the user experience. The Huawei P8 is testament to this upgrade and it feels great, smooth and easy to use and work with. It’s nice to see that they’ve made an effort, I feel that without improving their UX and UI, The Huawei P8 would have been a high-tech flop.
Value and Pricing
I wrote a bit about my experience with the value you’ll find when using and purchasing a Huawei Device here. But the story goes that a friend of mine needed an upgrade, and with small increase in his monthly contract; R30, he was able to upgrade from the Samsung S4 to a Huawei P8.
I was proud that I sold him on Huawei, but it was the affordability of the device and increase in data, airtime and minutes on his contract that ultimately won through.
Huawei has definitely positioned itself as the affordable high tech brand for a low expendable income market. It’s one of the main reasons I moved to Huawei! Affordability and strong technology.
Type: IPS-NEO LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm
Resolution:1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
User Interface: Emotion UI 3.1 (EMUI)
SIM: Micro SD Card Slot and Nano SIM slot (No Micro SIM Slot)
Storage: 16GB / 64GB and 3GB RAM.
Battery: Non-removable,Li-Po 2680 mAh battery
Camera: 13 MP Rear, 4160 x 3120px (Refined) and 1080p@30fps Video. 8 MP, 1080px Front.
OS: Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop)