Huawei P8 Max Review

Once upon a time, massive phones were all the rage. Or at least it appeared that way. Every month you would see a phone launched that was large enough to be a tablet, however still functioned like a phone. And therefore the cringe worthy term phablet was born.

Huawei P8 Max smartphone has been officially launched by the Chinese agency. The Huawei P8 Max comes with huge 6.8 inch FHD display screen and its dimension is larger than the Huawei P8.

Alongside the Huawei P8 Max, Huawei launched an enormous phablet known as Huawei P8 Max which it’ll pit towards phones just like the Apple iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Here is our review of the Huawei P8 max.

Design

Huawei P8 Max Review

It appears just like the regular Huawei P8 Max and is still impressively thin at 6.8 mm and an 83% screen to body ratio means it is really quite compact. It is really simpler to compare it to small tablets just like the Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact rather than giant phones.

It is actually simple sufficient to hold in one hand however there is actually no likelihood of utilizing the display one handed like you would normally do with a phone.

We like the style of the Huawei P8 max with those thin bezels and what Huawei calls a 94% metal to body ratio which is a bit confusing because the body is metallic. We expect means it is mostly made of metallic aside from the plastic strip on the back.

There is no E ink cover just like the smaller Huawei P8 but Huawei has gone for a copy of HTC’s Dot View case so you may get info even with the case closed through the tiny holes. It’ll additionally prop the device at a nice viewing angle in landscape mode.

Display

Huawei P8 Max Review

The Huawei P8 Max has a 6.8 inch display screen, placing it on the bigger end of smartphone screens. Due to its large display, this device is extra of a tablet that’s capable of making calls than a phone. It’ll be virtually impossible to operate with one hand.

The display screen has a resolution of 1,920X1,080 pixels, making it a 1080p HD display. Display sharpness can be measured within the density of pixels per sq. inch of display, and at 324 PPI, it is 39% sharper than an average display.

Camera

Huawei P8 Max Review

The Huawei P8 Max has a 13 megapixel rear (primary) camera, which will produce high quality photos. Its 5 MP front camera makes it an average choice for selfies. It could capture 1080p high definition video with its main camera, which is second only to 4K in terms of recording quality.

Software

Huawei pre-loads the P8 max with Android 5.0 Lollipop and its own Emotion UI. It is fairly stylish and we like options just like the drop down bar navigating straight to fast settings when there are no notifications to view.

However, we still do not understand why Huawei ditches the Android application menu so in iPhone fashion application icons must sit on the home screen panels. Emotion UI is great for customisation though with different themes and the power to choose your own display screen transition animation.

New features include a panel view and being able to run 2 applications side-by-side although we do not know why that is limited to landscape orientation.

Battery

Huawei P8 Max Review

It appears to have its eye on the power user in different areas, though. The big body lets Huawei fit a 4360mAh battery into the Huawei P8 Max, which it claims will last for 2.2 days of normal use, or one and a half days if you actually go for it. Sounds impressive, right?

Specification

  • OS: Android 5.0
  • Body: 182.7 x 93 x 6.8 mm
  • Weight: 228 g
  • Display: 1080 x 1920 pixels, 6.8 inches
  • Memory: 64 GB internal, 64 expandable, 3 GB RAM
  • Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 935
  • Camera: 13 MP, 5 MP secondary
  • Battery: 4,360 mAh

Verdict

Huawei P8 Max Review

The Huawei P8 Max is a big phone whose ultra large body will delay extra people than it impresses. However, if display size issues more than just about anything else, it is one to keep an eye on.

No, you might not be able to fit in in your pocket. No, it is not really an outright discount as we often get from Huawei. And no, it is not pushing the envelope of cutting edge tech in lots of areas. However damn, that is an entire lot of display.

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