Although the Chinese brand Huawei had already released the terminal G8 last July, he has used the event IFA in Berlin to unveil the technical specifications and special features of this mid - range device. A terminal with a large screen of 5.5 inches diagonally , a small but powerful processor Snapdragon 615 and not so surprising chamber 13 megapixels . And, it seeks to fill the void of mid - range that has left its recently launched flagship, the Huawei Mate S . Of course, all this with a very reasonable price and the remarkable quality of introducing ametal chassis on its body, in addition to other specifications of the moment such as the fingerprint reader and other details that we comment on below.
Design and display
There is no doubt that one of the main points of the Huawei G8 is the design. And not because of its lines and shapes, which give the terminal an elegant, robust and quality appearance despite being a mid-range, but because of the materials it is built from. And it is that it has a metal chassis and rear casing . Something that gives it a Premium feel , as well as lightness and resistance. Issues that together with its straight lines on the edges , but curved at the corners, like its minimalist design but with small details such as the two upper and lower rear surfaces, make it beautiful and elegant. All this in abody of 152 ° - 76.5 ° - 7.5 mm , and not exceeding 167 grams in weight .
As for the screen, we must talk about a large terminal. And it is that its panel reaches 5.5 inches diagonally . All this to display images at a quality Full HD , or what is the same, with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels . A TFT screen that houses a density of about 401 pixels per inch , offering good sharpness and quality when displaying images.
Camera and multimedia
In the photographic section, this Huawei G8 fails to surprise in numbers. And riding a main objective (rear camera) only 13 megapixels . A lens that has sapphire protection and is accompanied by a dual LED flash . Enough quality to capture high resolution images and videos in Full HD or 1080p at a rate of 30 frames per second . However, Huawei draws attention to its ability to capture good images in low-light situations .
For its part, the front camera also fails to surprise with its 5 - megapixel . And it is that the mid-range has begun to point towards higher standards, trying to conquer users with somewhat higher technical specifications.
As for the sound section, it also fails to attract attention. And it does not have any remarkable feature beyond its usual speakers and 3.5 jack port .
Power and memory
Something more interesting are the components under the hood. And it is that the Huawei G8 brings with it a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor . Which has eight cores, four of them running at 1.7 GHz with a Cortex-A53 architecture, and the other four at 1.2 GHz also in Cortex-A53 . Having this Qualcomm chip also means enjoying an Adreno 405 graphics processor . Altogether, qualities that give it the power to move any application or game of the moment, although without great display of graphics.
A key point to highlight is that of memory. And, as is the case with many manufacturers, there are two terminal models depending on the storage capacity. The same happens in the Huawei G8 , finding a model with 32 GB capacity to store all kinds of content, in which 3 GB of RAM are integrated to give fluidity to its general operation and improve its multitasking. For its part, there is a second model with 16 GB of storage that carries only 2 GB of RAM . Enough for a mid-range. Even more so considering that, in both cases, there is a MicroSD card slot with which to expand the capacity up to 64 GB more .
Operating system and applications
Those of Huawei have not wanted to be late with their mid-range. That is why the G8 terminal lands on the market with the latest version of Google's operating system . The penultimate for the most purists. It's about Android 5.1 Lollipop . A version that includes all the security updates, as well as the functionalities introduced regarding the customization of notifications. Of course, the visual aspect is not of a pure Android, since Huawei has its own customization layer called EMUI , which it introduces in this terminal in its version 3.1This means having the possibility of customizing everything from animations when going from one application screen to another, to downloading all kinds of different themes and aspects for the background and icons from your specific store. In addition to its own applications and tools to improve terminal management, offer extra settings or assistance services.
In terms of applications , in addition to Huawei's own , the G8 brings with it the main Google tools. Something that comes standard on all Android terminals. That is why you can find the YouTube video portal , the Hangouts messaging tool , the Google Drive Internet storage service , as well as the Google Play Store content store to download various others, games, music, movies or books .
Connectivity and autonomy
One of the strongest points of this Huawei G8 is its connectivity , and it is that it arrives prepared for the current situation. That is, its chip allows you to connect to high-speed 4G or LTE Internet networks . Along with this, and how could it be otherwise, it also has a WiFi antenna , Bluetooth 4.1 connection , GPS (Glonass and A-GPS), MicroUSB 2.0 port and, in addition, it is a Dual SIM . Thus, the user can insert two cards at the same time.
A remarkable point is that, following the trend, it also has a fingerprint reader. It is placed at the back, and has the technology Finger Sense 2.0, the same that carries the flagship, the Huawei Mate S . Something that allows the terminal to be protected so that only the user can unlock it, or even to ensure purchases and transactions from the terminal.
Regarding autonomy, Huawei has not provided the duration of its battery in use or at rest. However, it is known that it has an integrated battery of 3,000 mAh capacity. Something necessary if you take into account the large size of the screen, thus ensuring operation throughout a day without having to charge it on the same day.
Availability and opinions
The Huawei company has already confirmed that it will start selling this Huawei G8 from this September . In addition, it will do so in three different versions: dark silver, white and gold . Always keeping in mind that there are two different models depending on the storage capacity and RAM. At the moment it is only known that the model with 32 GB of space with 3 GB of RAM will be priced at 400 euros .
In short, a terminal that points to the high end, although from a medium position that remains fair in some aspects such as the photographic one. However, it is a good option for those who want a terminal with a 5.5-inch screen and metallic finishes . All this with a sufficiently powerful Snapdragon 615 processor , 4G connectivity , a 3,000 mAh battery and updated to the latest version of the Android operating system . Of course, slightly exceeding the prices of the mid-range.
|Resolution||1,920 x 1080 pixels|
|Dimensions||152 ° - 76.5 ° - 7.5 mm|
|Colors||White / Black / Gold|
|Flash||Yes, LED Flash|
|Video||Recordings in FullHD at 30 ips|
Ultra low-light (in low light conditions)
|Front camera||5 megapixels|
|Formats||MP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, PCM, H.263, H.264, MPEG-4, PNG, GIF (Static only), JPEG, BMP, WEBP, WBMP|
|Operating system||Android 5.1. Lollipop|
|Extra applications||EMUI 3.1|
Google applications (Gmail, Hangouts, Chrome, etc.)
|CPU processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, eight-core|
|Graphics processor (GPU)||Adreno 405|
|Internal memory||32 GigaBytes|
|Extension||Yes, with MicroSD card up to 64 GigaBytes|
|Mobile Network||LTE Category 4: 50 Mbit / s (UL), 150 Mbit / s (DL) DC-HSPA +: 5.76Mbit / s (UL), 42 Mbit / s (DL) WCDMA: 384 Kbit / s (UL), 384 Kbit / s (DL) EDGE Class 12: 236.8 Kbit / s (UL), 236.8 Kbit / s (DL) GPRS: 40 Kbit / s (UL), 60 Kbit / s (DL)|
|Wifi||WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n|
|Audio||3.5 mm minijack|
|Others||Create WiFi zones|
|Duration in use||-|
|Release date||Sep 2015|