"Much bigger than bigger" Huawei P8 Max announced with 6.8-inch display and thin build

Huawei just announced the Huawei P8 Max, which is an amply oversized version of its Huawei P8 flagship that sports a 6.8-inch display and is, therefore, a tablet as much as it is a smartphone. "Much bigger than bigger!", as Huawei puts it.

The Huawei P8 Max has a vivid 6.8-inch screen that's supposed to be much more vivid compared to the iPhone 6 Plus - Huawei's target benchmark, apparently. Although it is a legitimately humongous smartphone, the P8 Max is truly a maximized version of the P8 flagship, meaning that it retains the slim premium build. It features a thickness of 6.8mm, despite packing an appropriately huge battery. This makes it the thinnest large screen smartphone, according to Huawei, but the Xperia Z Ultra is already 6.5mm thin, so no dice.

In addition to its impressive size and build, the Huawei P8 Max offers 2.23 days of "normal usage" on a single charge. We don't know what Huawei understands as "normal usage", so keep a grain of salt nearby. Regardless, the P8 Max should fare very good in the battery life department, due to its huge battery. In addition, the P8 Max has an elaborate 7 layer structure for enhanced heat dispersion.

We're a little light on the exact spec sheet at the moment, but we will fill in the missing bits as they appear. For now, we can assume the P8 Max is built on the same platform as the flagship P8, as this is Huawei's latest and greatest technology, and anything less wouldn't make sense with this model. If you aren't fresh on the P8 spec sheet, here's the gist of it - we're talking about 1080p resolution, a 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 CPU, 3GB of RAM, and a pair of 13MP and 8MP cameras adorning the back and front panel respectively.

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42 Comments

1. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

uhmm.. Z ultra is 6.5mm thick??

5. luis.d

Posts: 354; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Yup, Sony doesn't mess around. Thanks for the reminder.

40. ajsmsg78

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

They don't mess around? That missing camera flash on the Z Ultra, puny battery, huge bezels and terrible speaker quality shows how much they DO mess around. There is no comparison between a Huawei Mediapad x2, P8 Max and an Xperia Z anything.

9. Simona unregistered

yeah so go n buy it :D with those ancient specs :D

12. Donotnameme

Posts: 47; Member since: Jul 01, 2014

I already have one. And most parts of it aren't ancient at all, SD800 still does wonders for me. Though the camera and battery could have been better, there isn't much to complain about it

14. Simona unregistered

Where is led flash on that your phone kind of missing ? :-)

15. shaolin95

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Who cares about a stupid LED. Do you even know anything about photography mate? seriously... The Xperia Z Ultra is a damn great phone and the SD800 is still more than capable unless you are a benchmark addict looking for more epenis gloating ;)

19. Simona unregistered

Yes mate I KNOW a LOT bout photography .. What u wanna say flash is not important for photography ? : D Seriously ? :) Benchamrking??? I HATE stupid benchmarking !! Useles program for stupid ppl..! I didn't have yours phone in hands I had Z2 in hands and camera is very good but with flash.

32. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

if you wanna take freaking ugly photos in the dark, the LED flash is definitely a plus

41. ajsmsg78

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I bought a Z Ultra and the phone sucked. I returned it for a Mediapad x2 and its world's better

43. shaolin95

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

Sure you did... I can detect loser trolls like you miles away... Carry on

24. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Those ancient specs SD800 kick Kirin930 but!!! Imagine 100 year old destroys you LOL

30. junaidahmed

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

also, doesn't have a flash

33. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

I recently switched from Z Ultra to Nexus 6 for a better camera and front facing stereo speakers. But the Z Ultra is a better built device and is much more usable as a tablet since it can lie flat on a table and has a landscape dock port.

2. byazatt

Posts: 316; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Things are getting better and better.

3. electrophage

Posts: 73; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

I hope it will have the proper bands for AT&T like the Ascend Mate 2, although I doubt it. The Mate 7 is a awesome phone but useless for most of the USA

16. ChunkDiesel072014

Posts: 39; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Huawei Mate 7 gets At&T coverage just no LTE 2, 3 and 4G only

4. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Crap CPU, slow ass updates company. No thanks. Many other Chinese companies who offer mainstream good cpu's and with good updates.

10. Simona unregistered

u buy phone only bcos some useless updates or for alling smsing internet browsing ?

38. james2841

Posts: 167; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

The older the OS, the more security flaws it has. Take Windows XP for example; It has so many security holes and viruses, Its a wonder why its not phased out completly. iOS with its magical ability to crash when a nearby WiFi router (you dont even need to connect for it to work, it just needs to be in range) sends a crafted ssl certificate, you would have to literally run away from the router to restore the phone to a usable state. Old versions of android can be rooted with just a app on the phone, and some apps can trigger a wipe by calling a special code. Updates are not useless and should never be useless (unless it just adds s**tty emojis which should be shot on sight).

7. cookie_cutter

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 03, 2014

Huawei is horrible at updates. GPU is crap.

8. redmd

Posts: 1941; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

There's no such thing as Galaxy Notes 4.

11. Simona unregistered

Amazing smartphone .. so thin

13. 5eyez

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

The video youtube.com/watch?v=7xE-CelBetg

17. Sauce5 unregistered

Photo #7...idk what is bigger. His phone or his head.

25. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Lulz.

18. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

Not bad,not bad at all..

20. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2240; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Smart concept by Huawei. However, I don't think they will have the buyers that would want a bigger phone.

21. ericnichols1999

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 21, 2014

"Much Bigger Than Bigger" OK I love android but this is blatant copying of Apple's 6/6+ motto

23. romeo1

Posts: 816; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Please explain what you mean?

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