Huawei Mate 8 vs. Huawei Mate 7: Which Mate Is Best For Technophiles?

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How does the Mate 7 fare towards its new sibling? Huawei launched the Mate 8, which succeeds the Mate 7, on Thursday, Nov. 26. Which one do you assume is best?
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Huawei has taken the wraps off its a lot-awaited Mate 8 smartphone on Friday, Nov. 26, and the 6-inch phablet is poised for a Q1 2016 launch.

The all-metallic Huawei Mate 8 can also be referred to as the Ascend Mate 8 and the Mate 7 is also called the Ascend Mate 7.

Whereas Huawei sticks to the identical screen measurement for the phablet, it has launched a speedier processor and higher camera for the Mate 8.

We check out which of the 2 Huawei smartphones – the Huawei Mate 8 or the Huawei Mate 7 – is the higher companion for technophiles.


The Huawei Mate 7 has a 6-inch FHD screen with a decision of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels and 368ppi. The device has Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Huawei Mate 8 additionally boasts a 6-inch FHD screen with the identical pixel decision. The new smartphone, nevertheless, has Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection, which is best than the older iteration’s Gorilla Glass.


The Mate 8 homes a extra highly effective and speedier octa-core processor and the Chinese language firm’s newest Kirin 950 SoC (quad-core 2.3GHz + quad-core 1.8 GHz).

The older-gen Mate 7 additionally has an octa-core processor with the Kirin 925 SoC (quad-core 1.8GHz + quad-core 1.3 GHz).

Because the Huawei Mate 8 is the subsequent iteration of the smartphone, like all subsequent-gen variations, it is just pure that the successor packs in CPU enhancements and enhancements. Moreover, the Mate 8 has an i5 Clever Processor which is touted because the “strongest coprocessor at present out there,” giving it an edge over the Mate 7.

The i5 coprocessor supplies the Mate 8 with hardware help. “It helps speech recognition, low-power consumption MP3, all of the features of a sensor hub, fused location supplier (FLP) navigation and reduces location-based mostly power consumption,” notes Huawei.

Reminiscence And Storage

The Huawei Mate 8 is available in three storage choices vis-à-vis the Mate 7’s two. The Mate 8’s 32GB mannequin will boast 3GB of RAM, whereas the 64GB storage option mannequin may have 4GB of RAM and the 128GB variant may even have 4GB of RAM.

Against this, the predecessor Ascend Mate 7 is out there in 16GB, which has 2GB of RAM and the 32GB variant with 3GB of RAM.

Each the handsets have an expandable memory option by way of a microSD card slot (as much as 128GB).

Digital camera

The Mate 7 is provided with a 13MP rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED flash. However, the new Mate 8 comes with a 16MP primary camera with autofocus and dual-LED (dual tone) flash.

The Mate 8 has an improved 8MP selfie camera whereas the Mate 7 comes with a 5MP front-facing camera.


A strong 4,100mAh battery powers the Mate 7. Nevertheless, a barely smaller 4,000mAh battery fuels the new Mate 8.


The Mate 7 is accessible solely in black or white colours. The new Mate 8 can be out there in 4 hues: Mocha Brown, Area Grey, Champagne Gold and Moonlight Silver.

Working System

The Mate 7 comes operating on Android 4.4 KitKat straight out of the field. The handset has additionally acquired Android 5.1 Lollipop software replace.

Nevertheless, the Mate 8 has Android 6.0 Marshmallow preinstalled, which suggests clients will be capable of entry new features of the newest Android working system.

Whereas Huawei will supply further particulars on the Mate 8 on the 2016 Shopper Electronics Present, it’s protected to imagine that the phablet can be a greater purchase for technophiles in comparison with the Mate 7. For one factor, it packs in a greater front-facing (and primary) camera which can go down properly with selfie lovers. The quicker processor will even enable smoother searching.

The Mate 8 has some thrilling new features reminiscent of a defragmenter, eRecovery and a power-saving firewall. It is going to additionally supply higher navigation, roaming and cost help in comparison with the Mate 7.

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