What is a flagship? For some companies, it's about cramming as many features into a device as physics allows. For Huawei, it means something else entirely: Though it creates smartphones for the power-hungry crowd, its most eye-catching devices typically favor mass appeal over brawn. Exhibit A: the Ascend P8, a smartphone that emphasizes design and user-friendliness over a blowsy spec sheet. Does it offer good value for money? We try to find out in our review...

Huawei P8

Huawei P8 Specs:
- Hisilicon Kirin 935 octa core
- EMUI 3.1 (Android 5.0)
- 3GB RAM 64GB ROM
- 5.2″ Incell Display (1920 x 1080, 423PPI)
- Dual SIM Dual Standby Dual Active
- Support 128GB MicroSD
- 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera
- USB2.0, 480Mbit/s
- BT4.1, support BT4.1+LE
- GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Compass

Huawei P8

You will find that the P8 is not only simple and beautiful, detail processing is in place. Front is equipped with a 5.2  inch 1080P screen. Huawei P8 a total of four colors, at the moment we got is black.

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At the top of the screen middle position for the earpiece, next to sensor and front camera. Bottom of the screen is still a continuation of the virtual button design. P8 bring more comfortable size proportion in the narrow bezel.

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Huawei P8 use integration of all metal body design, back grind arenaceous metal, compared with before P7 glass back really is a big change. The overall texture more highlight contracted style.

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Huawei P8 adhere to the aesthetic principle, upper back using the current IMX278 sensor. P8 the top of the back also used acrylic craft and grind arenaceous metal material in contrast, is very attractive. In simplicity can experience a unique design style.

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Huawei P8 body thickness of 6.4mm, the metal side polished bright high, grip, side arc structure, more suitable for single hand grip, there in the interior fuselage has adopted the shark design structure of gills, able to buffer the impact of the mobile phone drop.

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HUAWEI P8 on the left side is smooth, without any button, the power button, volume keys, SIM card slot and an expansion card slot are arranged on the right side of the fuselage.

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Top 3.5mm Headset interface, at the bottom of the speaker, microphone and data interface.

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P8 using the latest version EMUi3.1, added more intelligent and practical functions, let's have a look at EMUi3.1 operation interface.

Huawei P8

The lock screen interface EMUI3.1 still use the original magazine wallpaper features.

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Ascend P8 default wallpaper is very conception, desktop icons for flat design style, simple and easy to understand.

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Notification bar and switch interface style is unique, especially in the notification bar adopts the concept of the timeline.

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Above is the desktop Settings interface and multitasking background processing interface.

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When you call, Huawei P8 according to the input digital push fast yellow page content, such as some of the service number, etc.

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EMUI3.1 joined the Smart shot (intelligent screenshots) function.

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EMUI 3.1 adding new smart reminder center, P8 can automatically detect some behavior of the user, by analyzing the behavior to take the initiative to tell the user some matters of concern. Provides users with comprehensive reminders, baggage preparation, weather forecast and other intimate content.

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The above content is the clock and calendar interface.

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EMUI3.1 put simple model added to this version, if you feel confused about the tedious Android interface, you can use simple mode in HUAWEI P8.

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EMUI3.1 in the general structure without too much change, but we can see many small details and increase new function. In addition we introduced above, EMUI3.1 also adds intelligent response, voice assistant functions.

Huawei P8 uses a kirin 935 processor, the overall performance is quite good, we get the engineering prototype, is still unable to conduct AnTuTu Benchmark test.

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Through test, the game load time is shorter, in a few seconds to enter the game, the game operation is smooth, Huawei P8 compatibility is not a problem.

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Huawei P8 can play mainstream video formats, no Caton,  the video fast forward and retreat quickly is no problem.

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Overall, Huawei P8 this mobile phone has a comprehensive upgrade, good performance. More refined exterior design and systems better experience,  these will be the basis of huawei P8 success.