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Huawei Mate 8 review: Bigger is better



Huawei‘s Mate 8 is a tricky device to recommend. It’s difficult to justify purchasing this smartphone over any of the other 2016 flagships that have and are soon to be arriving on our shores.

But, here’s the thing, you don’t have to do that because the Huawei Mate 8 has one big advantage over the competition.

Don’t get me wrong, the Mate 8 will run pretty much as smoothly as any of the other flagships in the market right now. With the help of Huawei’s new silicone and Android 6.0 Marshmallow, you probably won’t even notice any of the minor stutters I did unless you’re coming from a significantly more powerful device.

It’s even pretty good in the camera department. Nothing to shout about, but it is certainly capable of taking some great shots. It’s also got a massive battery that should easily last the average user an average day.

But, if I had to pick one standout feature, it would be the device’s big screen. It makes content consumption so satisfying but is this enough to tempt you away from the majority of this, or even last year’s, flagship smartphones?

Well, that depends on the user. I will say this, though, if you want an enormous top-of-the-line smartphone, you would be hard pressed to find something that runs better.