Huawei Ascend P8
Huawei’s new flagship phones have a host of high-end features but are set to come with price tags that undercut Samsung’s Galaxy S6.
Huawei has announced the Ascend P8, its flagship smartphone for 2015. It’s the follow-up to last year’s super slim, but rather disappointing Ascend P7, but you only need to take one look at the Ascend P8 to see that it’s by far one of Huawei’s most promising handsets to date. Not only is it the first Huawei phone to use a full-metal aluminium unibody chassis, but it’s also the company’s thinnest one yet, measuring a mere 6.4mm thick.
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That may be only 0.1mm thinner than the P7, but the P8 is a huge leap forward in terms of design. Available in ‘Mystic Champagne’, ‘Prestige Gold’, ‘Titanium Grey’ and ‘Carbon Black’, its beautiful chamfered edges and rounded sides are extremely comfortable to hold in your hand and its subtle glistening finish will no doubt draw several comparisons to the iPhone 6.
However, whereas the iPhone 6 is quite large for a 4.7in handset, measuring 138mm high and 67mm wide, the Ascend P8 manages to cram a much bigger 5.2in Full HD display on a chassis that measures just 145mm high and 72mm wide.