Stylish Huawei P8: all the snazzy new features

Stylish Huawei P8: all the snazzy new features
Huawei's P8 announcement elevated the company to an Apple and Samsung level this year, when it comes to craftsmanship, specs, and, above all, price. Advertised as a mixture of ‘advanced technology and sophisticated design’, the new flagship packs Huawei's fresh HiSilicon Kirin 930 system chip with an octa-core CPU running at up to 2 GHz, or a Kirin 935 clocked at 2.2 GHz in the case of the "premium" P8 with 64 GB storage. There's also 3 GB of RAM on board, and 16 gigs of internal storage, along with a memory card slot. 

The Huawei P8 features Android 5.0 Lollipop with a refreshed EMUI 3.1 custom user interface by Huawei. The interesting thing about this new skin is that it gets support for knuckle gestures, as opposed to regular taps: double tap with your knuckle to capture a screenshot, and draw with your knuckle to crop out screenshots. The flagship Huawei P8 16 GB base model will go on sale in Europe in May 2015 with a starting price of 499 euro (~$530) off contract, much more affordable than devices from Samsung and Apple. The 64 GB 'premium' offering will be sold at 599 euro. Here are all the new features you can expect from it:

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P8
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2680 mAh

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20 Comments

1. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I haven't seen if it has a removable battery yet. Seems to be the only thing this phone might not have.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Might be non removable. #3 "Seamless network switching" feature is superb and every phone should have this type of tech IMO. Also Knuckle feature is very good, OIS is a nice important addition too.

8. adrewfryman

Posts: 44; Member since: Aug 09, 2014

does any uni body phone have a replaceable battery?

9. Simona unregistered

So tell me u dumb which phone has remov batt. Today?

15. Genza

Posts: 576; Member since: Mar 12, 2014

The upcoming LG G4

17. QWERTYslider unregistered

I'll tell you what dumb is. People like you who will accept a phone that has been intentionally designed to be obsolete so a manufacturer can rape you. The lack of intelligence today makes me shake my head.

16. QWERTYslider unregistered

Removable battery? What US carriers is the phone OPTIMIZED for ?

2. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I think they should improve their UI.

10. Simona unregistered

In what way?

14. catt4u

Posts: 145; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

By keep'n the plain Google Lolipop UI :-)

3. maximumpayne

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Camera also have auto mods for creating light effect with slower shutter speed. Which I think is fantastic idea.

4. JasonMelling1229

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

I'm guessing it does not have a removable battery but that's only from looking at the back. I'm currently using a Huawei Ascend Mate 7 and I love it.

5. Saafa

Posts: 37; Member since: Mar 20, 2013

this phone is amazing and sexy. but for me, no infrared = no deal this time :(

11. Simona unregistered

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7. MrET1

Posts: 110; Member since: Jan 29, 2015

Huawei, the new king of gimmicks.

12. Simona unregistered

Which phone manuf. doesn't gimmicks ?

13. PPPPP

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

^ paid by chinese government to mercilessly support huawei. Doesn't understand fact that responding defensively to every comment makes it worse.

18. QWERTYslider unregistered

Agreed. The guy is a D-bag.

19. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

That UI looks like ios

20. M.O.A.B

Posts: 322; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

can smartphones become more beautiful ??! man this design screams beauty ! i think huawei fanboy is gonna fly with that design, and honestly i dont blame him that phone is just a MASTERPIECE , I really envy the people who are going to buy it

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