Hands-on review: Updated: Huawei P8

Introduction, design and display The Huawei P8 is the Chinese firm’s latest foray into the flagship market, and it’s arguably its best handset to date after the comparably sedate Ascend P6 and Ascend P7 flagships of the past couple of years. The “Ascend” name has been dropped in favour of the cleaner Huawei P8 moniker, which tidies up its previously messy naming regime. In terms of price you’re looking at €499 (around £395, $580, AU$760) for the 16GB model, or €599 (around £465, $680, AU$900) for 64GB of internal space, making the Huawei P8 a tad cheaper than the current fleet of 2015 flagships on the market. There’s a 5.2-inch full HD display up front, while the premium metal unibody design comes in at just 6.4mm thick – making the Huawei P8 thinner than the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6. Picking up the P8 I found it to be well weighted, manageable in one hand and indeed it looks and feels premium. The slightly curved edges of the handset provide a little extra grip in …
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