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Huawei P9 VS Mate 8 Specs Comparison – What’s Their Difference?

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Another specs comparison is approaching and this time, Huawei’s flashy flagship, the Mate 8 will take on the young blood Huawei P9. Which among these two Huawei handsets will best the other in a quick peek of their specs?

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Huawei P9

  • Smaller display
  • Has an updated version of Emotion UI
  • Smaller battery
  • Should be slightly heftier (3GB variant vs Mate 8 current online price)
  • Dual- rear cameras
  • Supports USB Type- C, instead of microUSB v2.0
  • Has potential to surpass the Mate 8, since its newer in the market

Huawei Mate 8 

  • Technically has the same chip (Kirin 955 is a modified version of Kirin 950)
  • Offers the same options in RAM and ROM
  • Bigger 16MP rear shooter
  • Similar fingerprint scanner positioning (back)
  • More premium-looking design
  • Should be more affordable than the P9

The Huawei P9 is as similar to the Mate 8 in paper, however, they differ in a few regions, such as in screen size and more importantly, battery capacity. The Huawei Mate 8 looks rather more premium rather than the Huawei P9 (seen from its renders).

It should be noted that the Huawei Mate 8 has a straight Kirin 955 while the Huawei P9 has a modified version of Kirin 955 though difference on the two chips isn’t exactly established yet.

Huawei P9 VS Mate 8 side-by-side comparison

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Specs/ PH price

Huawei P9 specs, PH price, features

Huawei Mate 8 specs, PH price, features

Display5.2-inch 1080p FHD IPS LCD display6-inch IPS 1080p FHD display
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 955 chipHiSilicon Kirin 950 chip
RAM3GB/4GB3GB/4GB
Memory32GB/64GB internal storage, microSD card slot32GB/64GB internal storage, 128GB microSD support
Main camera12MP dual rear shooters, phase detection autofocus16MP rear shooter Sony IMX298 Sensor w/ 1.12µm pixels
Front camera8MP selfie camera8MP selfie shooter, 1080p video recorder
Connectivity4G LTE, WiFi ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFCLTE,WiFI ac, BT 4.1, GPS, GLONASS, NFC, FM Radio
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow,Emotion UI 4.1Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Emotion UI 4.0
Battery capacity3000mAh battery capacity4000mAh battery
Ports and featuresUSB Type-C, Fingerprint scannermicroUSB v2.0, USB Host, fingerprint scanner
Release DateApril 16thDecember 2015
Official price449 pounds or roughly around Php 29K for the 3GB variant, 559 pounds or roughly Php 36K for the 4GB variantAround Php 30-35K through online stores nationwide

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