Hands-on review: Huawei P8 Max

It’s difficult to fully understand the reasoning behind the launch of the Huawei P8 Max smartphone – I say smartphone because with a 6.8-inch display it should really be called a tablet. Huawei maintains that the P8 Max is still very much a phone, although it pushes the idea of a phablet to its very limits. This isn’t the first supersized smartphone from the Chinese firm, the Ascend Mate and Mate 2 both had 6.1-inch screens, while the newer Mate 7 dialled things down slightly with a 6-inch offering. Perhaps there’s a calling for a device this size in Asian markets, but in places such as the UK and most of Europe where the P8 Max will also be sold, demand is going to be little to none. I was told by a Huawei executive that the company is fully aware the P8 Max won’t appeal to the mass market, but there is a small segment of consumers who it believes will be drawn in by this cross-over device. Priced at just €549 (around £395, $585, AU$755) for the 32GB version which is available in black …
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