It was the big surprise this afternoon. We were all waiting for the official presentation of the Huawei P8 , but the Chinese company has kept an ace up its sleeve. The Huawei P8 Max is a terminal that is placed on the border between a large-format smartphone and a tablet, with a 6.8-inch format . Despite this size, the firm has managed to maintain a truly remarkable fineness of 6.8 millimeters . But this thinness has not meant a reduction in its technical characteristics. And this model sports a powerful eight-core processor , 3 GB RAM, a good set of rear and front cameras and above all a large 4,360 milliamp batterywhich promises a use time more than two days in a row. The Huawei P8 Max will arrive in the coming weeks at a price of 550 euros in its version with 32 GB , while the 64 GB version raises its price to 650 euros. We tell you the main details that have been revealed about this model in a thorough analysis.
Design and display
The Huawei P8 Max immediately draws attention to two key aspects. On the one hand, it raises its screen size to 6.8 inches, questioning whether it can still be considered a phablet or if we really have to talk about a small tablet. But in addition, it does so while maintaining a fineness of only 6.8 millimeters, which enhances its appeal and facilitates its use. For this, the company has created this terminal in a single piece of aluminum alloy that generates a very noticeable premium feeling. In addition, the company has reduced the size of the frames to the maximum, so that it will be easier to grasp despite its size (and to reach the different corners of the screen at times when we can only use one hand). When it reaches the market we can enjoy this model in three different shades, gray, gold and champagne . Complete measures of the Huawei Ascend P8 Max are placed in 144.9 x 71.8 x 6.8 mm , while its weight is at 228 grams.
As for the screen of this model, the company has used an IPS panel from the JDI firm that has a 16: 9 widescreen format . An eye-catching aspect that will make it an excellent tool for viewing movies and videos in high definition. Speaking of definition, the resolution it integrates is Full HD of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels, which gives us a density of 324 dots per inch and a good level of detail for its contents. To improve its resistance against bumps and scratches, we have Gorilla Glass 4 protection .
Within the photographic section we have a 13 megapixel rear camera. This sensor has wanted to stand out for having its own independent processor that raises its performance to the level of the most powerful cameras on the market. Its resolution is 13 megapixels and it has a dual LED flash for better photos in low light conditions. In addition, it uses optical image stabilization to take pictures even when the mobile is moving. As expected, we can also record video in high resolution of 1080p . On the front it uses a camera with 5 megapixel resolution for selfies.
Memory and power
In the bowels of this model there is an internal memory that can be 32 GB or 64 GB , depending on the configuration we choose. This space can be upgraded to a maximum of another 64 GB via a MicroSD memory card . On the other hand, you can also use an online storage system such as Dropbox or OneDrive . In terms of power, the Ascend P8 Max uses a powerful eight-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor with four cores at 2 GHz and another four cores at a power of 1.5 GHz. This chip is combined with a 3 GB RAM memory. to create a top-of-the-line suite, capable of running all the games and apps on the Android platform without problems.
Operating system and applications
The operating system with which this model arrives is Android 5.0 Lollipop. The latest version of Google's operating system has received a complete facelift that brings a more colorful and agile interface, reminiscent in many ways of iOS. We would also like to highlight the improvement of the camera app, with a more agile handling that makes it easy to switch between the shooting mode and the photos saved on the phone with a simple drag of the finger. Huawei has wanted to put its own grain of sand through its Emotion UI software layer . For example, we can take a screenshot of the phone by simply tapping our knuckles twice on the panel. Or, we have an application that limits the energy use of applications to improve the autonomy of the P8 Max.
But above all, the great attraction of this platform is its extensive application store that already exceeds more than a million and a half titles and that includes first-level names such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Candy Crush Saga or Clash of Clans that create a new experience for each user.
Within the field of connections, one of the greatest attractions of this model is its compatibility with high-speed 4G networks of up to 300 Mbps (in Spain these speeds are only beginning to be offered). We can also connect to HSPA networks in those places where there is not so much coverage (with speeds of up to 42 Mbps ). Another option to connect to the network is to use WiFi AC connectivity . This new protocol allows you to enjoy a more stable and faster connection. Connections are completed with Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS or NFC to carry out payments through the mobile.
Autonomy, price and opinions
The Huawei P8 Max uses a 4,360 milliamp battery . A more than remarkable power that according to the brand will give us for up to 2.3 days of use in a row in normal use, while a more intensive use continues to give us an average of 1.4 days of use. Without a doubt, a very important attraction to get one of these phones. In addition, this equipment also has a reversible charging function that will allow us to use its energy to recharge another mobile device. Huawei's terminal will be available from May at prices of 550 euros for the 32 GB version and 650 euros for the 64 GB version. In short, an excellent team that surprises both for its finesse and for its great autonomy, and that will be able to compete face to face with the big names in the market.
HUAWEI P8 Max
|Resolution||FullHD 1,920 1,080 pixels|
|Protection||Gorilla Glass 4|
|Dimensions||144.9 x 71.8 x 6.8 mm|
|Colors||Champagne / Gray / Gold|
|Video||FullHD 1,920 x 1,080 pixels|
Paint with light function
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, Midi, AAC, AMR, WAV, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, 3GP, MP4, 3GPP|
|Radio||FM radio with RDS|
Hi6402 DSP Speaker
|Features||Huawei Voice + (58% more volume)|
Noise canceling microphone
Super hands-free mode
Dictation and voice recording
|Operating system||Android 5.0 Lollipop + Emotion UI 3.1|
|Extra applications||Google Apps|
Huawei apps: Knuckle Sense, App consumption firewall, Smart international dialer
|CPU processor||HiSilicon Kirin 935 octa-core 64-bit compatible (4 x Cortex A53 @ 2 Ghz + 4 x Cortex A53 @ 1.5 Ghz)|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||-|
|Internal memory||32GB / 64GB|
|Extension||Yes with MicroSD card up to 64 GB (SIM / MicroSD slot)|
|Mobile Network||4G / 3G|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
Huawei WiFi +
|GPS location||a-GPS / Glonass / Beidu|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Bands||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Others||Create WiFi zone|
Dual SIM LTE
|Capacity||4,360 mAh (milliamp hours)|
|Duration in use||2.23 days of normal use|
1.4 days of intensive use
|Release date||May 2015|