Huawei Mate 8 The Huawei Mate 8 display is a 6-inch IPS Neo screen that offers a Full HD experience, comparable to that of the Huawei P8. The only difference lies in the size of the display. The bezel on the side of the screen is a particular highlight that means you get more screen squeezed into the body. I also really like the look of the side of the phones with its slim stylish edges and premium feel finish.Huawei's Mate 8's battery life goes on and on, it snaps good photos and has a fast, accurate fingerprint sensor and a loud speakerphone. That fingerprint scanner is great, just as capable as any competitors out there, and that rear positioning is really natural for a device of this size. The fact it's recessed into the body makes all the difference and it's quoted as being twice as fast as the earlier Mate 7 - something we've seen in action and can easily believe. Huawei has added a 16-megapixel camera on the back of the Mate 8, with optical image stabilization and dual-LED flash. The front camera is an 8-megapixel shooter, capable of the same 1080p resolution photos as the rear camera, but does not feature OIS technology. The Mate 8's battery life gets even better with Android 6.0 and its power-saving feature Doze. This Marshmallow feature puts some apps into deep sleep mode while the phone is in standby, consuming less power. In effect, it means that the Huawei Mate 8 can potentially survive for two-and-a-half days on one charge. The phone comes with a 6.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels. The Huawei Mate 8 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Huawei Mate 8 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies. The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 and is powered by a 4000mAh non removable battery. It measures 157.10 x 80.60 x 7.90 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 185.00 grams. The Huawei Mate 8 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts two Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, FM, 3G, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope. This phone comes in Black, Silver and Gold color.
but,Living without an app drawer takes some getting used to, and it just doesn't work when it's this heavily overlayed. Having a searchable app drawer is one of the best elements of Android: this feels like dumping them all on the floor and shuffling them around.This ginormous 6-inch phone is just too unwieldy for smaller hands. It has a dim screen and a low resolution compared with other phones.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Mate 8 is a fantastic phone. If it can undercut heavy hitters like Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 and the iPhone 6S Plus, it will have made a niche it can prosper in.The huge, metal Huawei Mate 8 has plenty of appeal and only minor drawbacks, but it's too expensive to sway fans of large-screen phones from the Nexus 6P or Samsung Galaxy Note 5. Price:$650 to $750
VS Samsung Galaxy Note 5 The Galaxy Note 5 combines productivity and polish for the first time for anyone who wants to wield and S Pen and a giant, glass-backed smartphone simultaneously. It has a large 5.7-inch display, yet feels less slippery than theiPhone 6S Plus.The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has an eye-catching design, high-end hardware and takes great outdoor photos. Using the stylus has never felt better, and battery life is terrific. Connectivity wise, you’ll find fairly standard 802.11ac dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and NFC featured in the Note 5. With regards to sensors, the device has an accelerometer, a gyro, proximity sensor, compass, barometer, as well as a heart rate monitor and an SpO2 monitor. The Note 5's screen is also much brighter than the regular S6 handsets, as I measured a peak brightness of 406.85cd/m2. This is quite high for an AMOLED display, so it should be easier to use outside. However, like Samsung's other flagships this year, the Note 5 has a hidden brightness trick. While its maximum manual brightness might only reach 400cd/m2, switching to Auto will make it shine much brighter under the right lighting conditions, such as when you're outside in bright sunshine. With the summer months now firmly behind us, I simulated the effect by shining a torch over the Note 5's ambient light sensor, and sure enough the screen almost doubled in brightness straight away. Samsung employs the same custom-built Exynos 7420 octa-core processor with the new 14nm manufacturing process to improve efficiency. There’s also a 4GB RAM, which is 1GB more than the S6 and the S6 Edge is packing. Bottom line, the Note runs slick, speedy and I didn’t encounter any issues using it.
From swiping through homescreens, launching apps and more intensive tasks like gaming, it’s up there with the best. That extra 1GB of RAM also helps on the multitasking front.
On the graphics front, the Note 5 packs a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU. Running our go-to game Real Racing 3, it handles the graphically demanding title with ease. There’s no lag or framerate issues, just like the rest of the Samsung flagship family.
The benchmark scores back up the impressive performance putting it on par with the S6, S6 Edge and Edge Plus. In the Geekbench 3 multi-core score it's on parity with the S6 Edge Plus (5,014). It also scores an impressive 6,3485 in AnTuTu's Benchmark v5.7.1 test.
But,There's no microSD card slot or removable battery anymore. Power users can blame everyone who complained about the company's plastic-clad phones. The Note 5 strips away some of last year's features. It's pricey compared to large-screen competitors like Motorola's Moto X Pure.
THE BOTTOM LINE The Galaxy Note series has never been inexpensive. And now its aesthetics match the price, thanks to a glass back that feels excellent in two hands.Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many. Key Features: 5.7-inch 1440x2560 QHD screen; 16-megapixel main camera; 4GB RAM; Exynos 7420 octa-core processor; 3,000mAh battery; Fingerprint sensor; Android 5.1.1 Lollipop; 5-megapixel front-facing camera; 4K video recording at 30fps; Wireless charging
VS iPhone 6S Plus The iPhone 6S Plus is just as big, bold, and bright as last year’s phablet. Its 5.5-inch screen sports the same number of pixels as last year’s iPhone with a 1,920 × 1,080-pixel resolution and a density of 401 pixels per inch.Improved speed, better cameras, always-on Siri, and pressure-sensitive 3D Touch display compared to last year's 6 Plus. And it has slightly better battery life, a bigger higher resolution screen, and optical image stabilization for photos and video that can make a difference. in short: the iPhone 6S Plus is very fast. In fact, it surpasses even our previous fastest phone – the Samsung Galaxy S6 – in some of the benchmark tests. While other smartphones come with four, six or even eight CPU cores, the iPhone 6S Plus manages to deliver such performance with only two. How can it perform better than those other phones that sound so impressive on paper?
It’s because many smartphone apps use only one or two cores at a time. This means that having fewer but more powerful cores is often of greater benefit than having a bag-load of cores that aren’t quite as fast.
In addition, you shouldn’t feel the iPhone 6S is shortchanging you in terms of processors. While the CPU has only two cores, the GPU (graphics processing unit) has six. With the two combined on the A9 chipset, the 6S Plus is a powerhouse – whether you’re into gaming, photo editing or general productivity.
For security, the 6S Plus comes with Touch ID – Apple’s fingerprint scanner – built into the home button.
This makes your phone far more secure than relying on a simple PIN – in fact, iOS 9 now strongly recommends you use a six-digit PIN instead of the four-digit one iPhone users will be more accustomed to.
Touch ID also lets you use the iPhone 6S Plus with Apple Pay, so you can tap your phone on a touch-and-pay terminal to purchase good and services.
Apple Pay has been around in the US for more than a year now, but was only recently introduced to the UK and so isn't yet supported by all the banks. For example, holders of a Barclays bank account can't yet use Apple Pay.
Fingerprint scanners are by no means unique to the iPhone any more, but they’re still a great feature, making it super-easy to keep your phone secure without making unlocking a regular drudgery.
Touch ID on the iPhone 6S Plus is better than ever, thanks to the improved processor. It unlocks the phone almost twice as fast as before, giving you access to all your mobile tools even more quickly.
The final iPhone 6S Plus feature worth expanding on is something we’ve mentioned already, the new Taptic Engine.
You’ll have experienced phones vibrating when on silent before and the Taptic Engine on the iPhone 6S Plus performs a similar function, but it’s as close to those as a hamburger is to a fillet steak.
It brings a more nuanced experience to the vibrations that help you better understand what’s going on. A phone call has a different feel to a text message, for example.
It also ties into 3D Touch. Use 3D Touch on an icon that supports it and a short buzz lets you know it’s been activated. Try it on one that doesn’t support 3D Touch and you get the vibration equivalent of a head shake.
but,Apple's made the iPhone 6S Plus bigger (slightly) and heavier (considerably), meaning it's still a beast to hold and very difficult to use one handed. It's really big. It costs more than the smaller iPhone. Other phablet-sized phones offer longer battery life.
THE BOTTOM LINE :A combination of excellent power and an exciting new technology in 3D Touch means the iPhone 6S Plus is set up for the future much better than the 6 Plus. The iPhone 6S Plus has a few key advantages that give it an edge for serious iPhone users, but its big body still may not fit for a lot of people. Price:$649