Best Deal of the Day: Huawei Mate 8 for $615 – review and features

Best Deal of the Day: Huawei Mate 8 for $615 - review and features

Huawei Mate 8 is a new smartphone of Mate series that raises the design to a new level. You will fall in love at first sight a 6-inch Full-HD screen and incredibly thin aluminum body.

We are really impressed by Huawei Mate 8, so chose it for our column Best Deal of the Day. Online store GearBest offers the most interesting price for the smartphone – $615. Do you think it’s expensive? Let’s look at the features, then you definitely change your mind.

Fingerprint reader

Huawei Mate 8 is equipped with the latest fingerprint reader. Based on the experience of users of previous models, a fingerprint reader on the rear panel Huwei Mate 8 was invented. The round shape of the reader follows the shape of your finger, and its depth is reduced to 0.45 mm. So, fingerprint reader has a higher speed and accuracy of recognition.


This smartphone is equipped with a 6-inch Full HD screen. Despite the large diagonal, Huawei Mate 8 is more compact of its predecessors: 85% of the screen occupies the front of device. Rear panel Mate 8 is processed by special sandblasting technology, thanks to which smartphone does not slip from your hands. It is very ergonomic and smooth texture.


The battery capacity of 4000 mAh ensures long communication, access to the Internet, watching video and photography. It allows you to not worry about the battery. Energy efficiency is achieved not only by a high-capacity battery, but also because of energy-saving technology SmartPower of processor Kirin 950.

Thanks to built-in battery of 4000 mAh and chipset Kirin 950 with SmartPower, Huawei Mate 8 demonstrates the incredible battery life: 1.5 days of active using and up to two days with average use. In standby mode, the smartphone works about 22 days!

Best Deal of the Day: Huawei Mate 8 for $615 - review and features


Huawei Mate 8 with new Sony camera sensor of 16 megapixels, as well as optical image stabilization and ISP-processor from Huawei, can take bright contrasting images that reflect the shallow parts. Just press the button – the smartphone will take care of everything else.

Huawei Mate 8 is the first smartphone with the latest 16MP Sony IMX298 sensor and f/2.0 aperture. The sensor effectively reduces the noise level, allows you to create a clear and vivid photos. If poor lighting prevents to make a great images, optical image stabilization can help. The camera monitors the lighting level and minimizes blurring. Even photos taken in low light amaze with the quality.

Slow Motion allows you to shoot high-quality video and view videos in the original speed and four times slower. The possibility of recording a series of 100 frames at up to 12 frames per second, ideal to capture sporting events or fast-moving subjects. The wide-angle front camera with a resolution of 8MP captures the finest details while maintaining a realistic background.


Incredibly powerful and energy efficient chipset Kirin 950 will change your ideas about the smartphone. Kirin 950 chipset ensures high performance and energy efficiency.

Huawei Mate 8 is the first smartphone equipped with the latest Cortex-A72 processor and graphics processor Mali T-880: compared to the previous model, the power consumption is reduced by 20% and the performance is higher by 11%.

Best Deal of the Day: Huawei Mate 8 for $615 - review and features


If you are important to be in touch at any time and in any place, you should know about following: Huawei Mate 8 supports more frequencies than any other smartphone with dual SIM-cards.

Huawei Mate 8 equipped with a chip HiSilicon RF, supports more channels and frequencies than any other chip: four channels 2G / nine channels  3G / eighteen channels 4G and 1334 network parameters in 217 countries! This wide range allows you to be in touch all over the world.

Huawei Mate 8 smartphone supports FDD-LTE communication standards, TDD-LTE, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, CDMA2000 CDMA and worldwide. Also you can choose 4G networks for first SIM card, and 2G networks for second SIM card.

Conclusion and price

Huawei Mate 8 equipped with some special features to simplify work with your smartphone. You can scan business cards to automatically create a new contact in your phone, connect your smartphone to the car computer using Android Auto and set up quick access to applications with gestures.

Excellent smartphone, is not it? As you might guess, Huawei Mate 8 is not a budget device. However, it is cheaper than some flagship smartphones on the market, for example, iPhone 7, LG G6, Samsung Galaxy S7.

Right now you can buy Huawei Mate 8 for $615. Given specifications, design and features, we believe that this is a great price.

Best Deal of the Day: Huawei Mate 8 for $615 – review and features was last modified: February 11th, 2017 by Tomas Shellby