Huawei P8: spec breakdown

Huawei just introduced its latest flagship, the slim, powerfully equipped P8 (no more Ascend). With a sleek metal build and an emphasis on camera performance, Huawei’s hoping the P8 has what it takes to compete against other spring heavyweights like the Galaxy S6 and One M9. And over the next few months, a ton of factors will end up helping to determine the P8’s fortunes, from promotion, to pricing, to simple availability.

As we wait to see how those all will play out, there’s one set of data we can immediately start using to compare the P8 to some of its peers: its hardware components. Let’s take a moment now to go over the technical details that go into making up the Huawei P8.

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Component Description
Screen size 5.2 inches
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Pixel density 424 ppi
SoC Hisilicon Kirin 930
Type Octa-core 64-bit
Speed 2.0 GHz
GPU Mali-T628 MP4
RAM 3GB
Storage 16GB / 64GB
Expansion microSD
Camera 13MP RBGW sensor w/ OIS
Flash Dual-tone LED
Front-facer 8MP
Battery 2680 mAh
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop w/ EMUI 3.1
Bands LTE UMTS GSM varies by region
SIM type dual nano
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1 + LE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n with WiFi Direct support
NFC Included
Infrared no
Sensors G-sensor / Gyroscope / Ambient Light / Proximity / Compass / Accelerometer
Build One-piece aluminum body
Size 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm / 144g

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!