Huawei Mate 10 Pro New Smartphone Test

Smartphones with large display and minimal edges are in vogue, Samsung has shown its Galaxy S8 with “Infinity Display” in the spring, Apple has recently launched its iPhone X and Huawei has the Mate 10 Pro now with large display and little rand on offer. But the Mate 10 Pro not only looks good, it also offers advanced technology with a chipset that will perform certain tasks much faster than previously known due to AI technology, which is the first time available in a smartphone. There are also dual SIM with LTE on both SIM cards in a single smartphone and an arrow-fast LTE Advanced Pro Cat18 modem for speeds of more than 1 Gbit/s in the LTE network. In the following test, we will check the features of the Huawei mate 10 Pro with advanced technology and chipset.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Design & Display

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro is made with an approximately 6-inch AMOLED display in 18: 9 format. The display has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels, in the test, the presentation was very sharp and in terms of color and brightness, there was no reason to complain. OLED typical, the black value is extremely good, but the display is not particularly color stable at an oblique angle.

The Huawei Mate 10 Pro has opted for a glass body. It is certainly a matter of taste, but personally I find a metal case still much more pleasant, even if the glass case without question has a higher quality and visually more powerful than the metal case of its predecessor Huawei Mate 9. Due to the nearly borderless display in 18: 9 format, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is good in the hand, but a one-handed operation is still only with very large hands or with the help of the one-hand zoom mode. For the target group of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the one-hand operation is unlikely to be relevant anyway.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro: Kirin 970 chipset

At the heart of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is the new HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset. The octa-core processor is not only faster and uses less energy than its predecessor; it can also be used for the first time on AI support. The so-called “Neural Processing Unit”, NPU for short, is intended to massively accelerate certain applications such as image recognition. Unfortunately this could not be tested in the test, because applications that use the NPU are still in short supply. With the camera app to use the NPU, the difference to other current smartphones is not quite noticeable. Probably the future has to show, whether the Mate 10 Pro will have a big lead by the NPU or not.

Incidentally, the internal memory of the Huawei Mate 10 is 128 gigabytes in size, whereby only slightly more than 108 GB can be used by pre-installed software. Personally, I think the size of the memory is sufficient, but many users would have liked something more with such an expensive high-end smartphone. Unfortunately, Huawei has no memory expansion option built-in, i.e a microSD card cannot be used. That is incomprehensible…

Huawei Mate 10 Pro: LTE modem

With the LTE modem of HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, Huawei has made great progress compared to the Mate 9. Not only is the maximum data rate of 1.2 Gigabit/s in the download extremely fast, but the device can be used in a much more countries than its predecessor by a significantly extended frequency band support. In detail, the following frequency ranges are supported:

  • LTE (FDD): B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B7 / B8 / B9 / B12 / B17 / B18 / B19 / B20 / B26 / B28 / B32
  • LTE (TDD): B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41 (2545 ~ 2655MHz)
  • UMTS (3G): B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B6 / B8 / B19
  • GSM (2G): 850/900/1800/1900

The modem supports LTE Cat18 and can also bundle up to 5 frequency bands via carrier aggregation in addition to 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology. In the downlink the 256QAM modulation is supported in the LTE network, up to 64QAM are possible in the uplink. Even if only 2 × 2 MIMO antenna technology is available and no frequency bands can be bundled, data rates of up to 200 MBit/s in the downlink and up to 75 MBit/s in the uplink can be achieved. Regarding the dual-SIM feature, the Huawei Mate 10 offers a world first: for the first time, a device supports LTE on both SIM cards slots simultaneously. For example, you can use the Mate 10 Pro as a mobile LTE/WLAN hotspot and at the same time make calls to the device via VoLTE.

 

In the test, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro’s modem made a good impression: data connections were very fast and the reception was very good both in the UMTS network and in the LTE network. Also Wi-Fi speed and quality reception were good, especially the Wi-Fi amplifier or Wi-Fi bridge function liked. This allows you to use an existing Wi-Fi network as an Internet connection and pass it on to other devices via a Wi-Fi hotspot under a “new name”.

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Camera

Not all details of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro are considered in this review, but the Leica dual camera on the Mate 10 Pro definitely deserves a separate section. The camera makes very good quality images and can of course make good shots at night, as you would expect from a current high-end smartphone. The image quality is ensured by a 20 megapixel black and white camera and a 12 megapixel color camera on the back, both with f1.6 aperture.

According to Huawei, the NPU (ie the AI ​​unit of the processor) is also used for the camera; in automatic mode, subjects should be detected more quickly. In practice, however, this is hardly noticeable, as a result, other current top smartphones like the Apple iPhone 8 make at least equally good pictures, even without explicit motif recognition. But according to Huawei, the NPU “learns” over time.

 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro Test: Conclusion

This review does not cover all facts of the Mate 10 Pro, but after the extensive test, the following conclusion remains: With the Mate 10 Pro, Huawei has a very good smartphone in the range. It offers a chic design, a very good camera and very advanced wireless technology. The use of the heavily advertised NPU or the AI ​​functions remains somewhat unclear after the test. Even the missing 3.5mm jack and the missing memory card slot are definitely negative points. Overall, the overall package in comparison with the Apple iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the Mate 10 Pro price is even moderate. Thus, the Huawei Mate 10 Pro is a strong competitor for the flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung.

 

Huawei Nova 2 Smartphone Test

Huawei launched the Nova Smartphone smartphone in 2016, and to meet the customers’ demand, the new successor – Huawei Nova 2 – is now available in 2017. Huawei Nova 2 comes with a dual camera on the back and a 20 megapixel selfie camera, and the design has been slightly changed. The compact design and the 5-inch display have remained.

The body of the Huawei Nova 2 is 142.2 millimeters long, 68.9 millimeters wide and 6.9 millimeters thick. It is almost entirely made of metal, weighs about 143 grams and is available in black, gold and blue. The black version made a very high-quality impression in the test, the case is very good in the hand due to the rounded edges. The workmanship is impeccable; the Nova 2 has a very high quality. Positive: the enclosed case made of transparent plastic (rubber).

The two camera lenses on the back are slightly out of the case, but that does not bother. On the bottom there is a USB Type C connector and a 3.5mm jack, also you will find below the speaker and a microphone. The SIM card is inserted in the Nova 2 on the side, a small tool for removing the SIM card slide is included. Incidentally, the Nova 2 is dual-SIM capable, so you can use two Nano-SIM cards as needed. You can also use one of the slots to insert a MicroSD memory card.

 

Good display and fast software

The screen of the Huawei Nova 2 is 5 inches tall and has a Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels, 443 PPI). Colors are reproduced vigorously and the display is very bright if desired, so that even in sunlight everything is still easy to read. For the software, Huawei has decided for Android in version 7 with the EMUI 5.1 user interface, which adds some important features in addition to a special design. The main memory is 4 GB, and the internal user memory is 64 GB. The processor used is a Octa-Core HiSilicon Kirin 659 with 4x 2.36 GHz and 4x 1.7 GHz.

The battery of the Huawei Nova 2 is about 2,950 mAh strong and has held out a full day of normal use in the test. For users who only use WhatsApp occasionally and do not use the device that much, there are certainly two days left before the device needs to be charged again.

Huawei Nova 2: camera with zoom

For the camera, Huawei has significantly upgraded compared to the first Nova. On the back there is now a dual camera with two sensors: one for wide-angle photos and one for telephoto photos. Means: with one camera you have a very wide image and can capture many elements at the same time, with the other camera, it has a zoom and a much smaller image detail. The resolution is 12 or 8 megapixels in 4: 3 format. The picture quality was very neat in the test. Huawei has many different image modes installed, especially with the portrait mode can take beautiful pictures. What unfortunately noticed negatively: the built-in camera LED on the back is quite dark compared to many other current smartphones.

The front camera is especially heavily advertised on the Nova 2 (“Selfie Star”), because Huawei has installed a 20 megapixel sensor here – something that is not normally the case with other smartphones. The picture quality is good, especially compared to other, similarly expensive midrange smartphones.

Weaknesses in the WLAN

The Huawei Nova 2 can reach speeds of up to 300 Mbps in the downlink via the LTE mobile network, which corresponds to Category 6 LTE Advanced (LTE Cat6) and is currently standard on mid-range smartphones. Reception and voice quality were neat in the test, there was no reason to complain. However, the Nova 2 supports WLAN only in the frequency range around 2.4 GHz, the 5 GHz WLAN and the fast WLAN ac are not supported.

Huawei Nova 2: Conclusion

Huawei Nova 2 is a worthy successor to the Huawei Nova from the year 2016. The case has been significantly improved, which fits perfectly in the hand and thus leaves the Nova 2 ever a positive impression with the potential buyer in any case. The camera has an interesting concept with the two different focal lengths and especially the very high-resolution selfie camera should convince many. Otherwise you get the usual standard equipment for a mid-range smartphone, with a slight weakness in the WLAN.

Overall, Huawei Nova 2 is highly recommended, but there is tough competition in the price range: the Samsung Galaxy A 2017 series with the A3 2017 and the A5 2017, the Honor 8, the Honor 9 and the Xiaomi Mi 6 are just some of the competitors.

 

Huawei Mate 10 — Upcoming Top Smartphone

It will take a month until Huawei will present the Huawei Mate 10 and the Mate 10 Pro in Munich on October 16, but the discussions about the new top models are already in progress. At the moment, the web is all about the design of the new Mate models.

 

In the middle of the week, a video was put into the web, in which the Mate 10 is to be seen. The short clip, however, consists only of several CAD drawings (CAD: computer-aided design), which were made on the basis of the current reports on the Mate 10. Thus, the approximate look of the upcoming smartphone should have been captured, but some details might be different.

 

We can see a smartphone with a dual camera on the back, but not surrounded by the glass inlay we know from the Huawei Mate 9. In addition, the fingerprint sensor is located on the front, which seems odd. Because at the start of the Huawei P10, Huawei explained that the front sensor would only be used on models with a display diagonal up to about 5.5 inches. All larger devices, such as the Huawei Mate 10 with its 5.9 inch screen, should be equipped with a fingerprint sensor on the back.

 

The display of the rendering images to be seen in the video is surrounded by a comparatively wide border, considering that current top smartphones on the market are nearly borderless. Even the trend ratio of 18: 9 seems not to have been respected in the illustrated model. Would Huawei not equal on the Mate 10, or the video just misplayed a wrong picture?

 

Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The fact that the Mate 10 does not seem to follow the trend could also be due to Huawei’s introduction of the Mate 10 Pro on October 16. This should correspond more to the current developments in the display. Because on previously unconfirmed live pictures, a smartphone with a nearly borderless screen and without fingerprint sensor on the front looks like Mate 10 pro. The space thus saved was invested in the display, which seems to have the well-known high-gloss format of 18: 9 or 17: 9. The display diagonal is to be slightly larger with 6.3 inches than with the Mate 10, the resolution is probably 1080 x 2160 pixels.

 

Whether one of the two new Huawei smartphones will have a curved display like the Huawei Mate 9 Pro, remains to be seen. It is already clear that Huawei’s latest processor generation Kirin 970 will be used in the models. It is the first chip system of the manufacturer with a computing unit for neural networks and thus artificial intelligence. The Kirin 970 is manufactured in a very compact 10 nanometer process and, like the predecessor Kirin 960, has four Cortex A73 cores with a clock rate of up to 2.4 GHz and four A53 cores with up to 1.8 GHz. The graphics performance has been improved and an LTE Cat.18 modem is also included.

HMD Global Presents New Nokia 8 Android Smartphone

HMD Global, the company behind the smartphone brand Nokia, has finally presented the first and long-awaited high-end model: the Nokia 8. Like Nokia Top models from the past years, the Nokia 8 comes with camera technology from Carl Zeiss, So that high expectations can be placed on image quality. The Nokia 8 has integrated the current Qualcomm chipset (type Snapdragon 835) and achieves speeds of up to 450 Mbps over the LTE network thanks to LTE Cat9 with 3CA.

 

Monoblock design and lots of performance

 

The Nokia 8 comes in a “monoblock design” with capacitive buttons according to the HMD Global and has been designed in such a way that the device not only looks good and is well in the hand, but also dissipates heat optimally. The display is 5.3 inches in size and has a very high resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels (WQHD). With 700nts, it should also be very bright. The integrated battery is 3090mAh strong and not changeable by the user. It has the Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 quick-release feature.

 

The integrated memory is 64 GB in size and can be extended by up to 256 GB via MicroSD memory card. The memory is 4 GB. With the wireless interfaces, the Nokia 8 is very up-to-date, including support of Bluetooth 5.0 and WLAN 802.11ac. The USB Type C interface is especially fast thanks to USB 3.0 and 5Gbps support. Unlike some other high-end smartphones, a 3.5mm headphone jack is also on board.

 

Zeiss camera

 

The Nokia 8 is equipped with a dual camera system with Zeiss optics on the back. Both sensors have a resolution of 13 megapixels, the primary sensor takes up color and is equipped with an optical image stabilization, the secondary sensor takes pictures monochrome. The aperture is f2.0. There is an infrared distance meter as well as a dual-tone LED flash. The camera on the front comes with almost the same data (13 megapixels, f2.0), but has no optical image stabilization. The Nokia 8 has a special feature integrated; here the image of the front and the rear camera is simultaneously recorded. The feature can even be used for streaming networks such as Facebook and YouTube.

 

Software: “Pure Android”

 

HMD Global is working as an operating system to use a current and almost unchanged version of Android. Pre-installed Android 7.1.1, the manufacturer promises monthly security updates. Through the pure Android, the device is supposed to offer a better user experience than comparable high-end models from other manufacturers. This could be an important purchase point for some users, as many other manufacturers such as Samsung and Huawei often criticize the overloaded and advertising apps blocked user interface. Disadvantage of “Pure Android” might be that certain functions are not present through the pre-installed user interface. But it is always an option for Android.

 

Availability

 

The Nokia 8 is to be offered from September 2017 in the colors Polished Blue, Polished Copper, Tempered Blue. In addition to a single SIM version, a dual SIM version of the Nokia 8 is also available, but it can be assumed that HMD Global will market the dual SIM version only via the free trade and not through providers and network operators.

 

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 LTE Cat16 Smartphone Released

Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 8 in New York few days ago. The smartphone is equipped with a modern LTE Cat16 modem and allows speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s in appropriately equipped mobile networks. In addition to the standard version, a dual SIM version is also officially available in some areas, which is in the note series for the first time. The other technology includes a 6.3 inch display, a dual camera and 64GB internal memory.

 

Case with Infinity Display

The Galaxy Note 8 looks similar to the Galaxy S8 Plus, it is only slightly more angular than the sister model. The display is 6.3 inches in size, has an aspect ratio of 18.5: 9 and is rounded off to the sides, which is already known from the Galaxy S8. The resolution is 2960 x 1440 pixels (QHD+). Since the edges on the sides as well as the top and bottom were kept as narrow as possible, Samsung applies the display as “Infinity Display”. An important difference to the Galaxy S series is, of course, the S-Pen input pen, which is simply part of the Samsung Galaxy Note series.

 

The case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is dust and water proof according to IP68. With 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm, the Galaxy Note 8 is quite large, but still makes a slim figure compared to other devices from the 6-inch category. The weight is 195 grams.

 

Dual camera system

A further novelty compared to its predecessor Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy S8 is the dual camera. The Note 8 has two camera sensors each with 12 megapixel resolution, one with wide-angle lens and one with a kind of tele-lens, so that like the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, a certain zoom can be achieved. The aperture of the wide-angle lens is f1.7, the telephoto lens has a diaphragm of f2.4. It is worth mentioning that both sensors have optical image stabilization (OIS).

 

Fast processor with Android 7.1.1

As a chipset, a Samsung Exynos 8895 is used in the European version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the memory is 6 GB. About 51 GB of the internal 64 GB memory ex factory for the user are available, a memory extension via MicroSD memory card is naturally possible.

 

In addition to Gigabit LTE of the category 16, of course, all other current radio technologies are on board, just as one expects it from an expensive high-end smartphone. The Galaxy Note 8 supports WLAN 802.11ac with MU-MIMO antenna technology, it can support VoLTE (voice over LTE) and WLAN calls and it supports Bluetooth 5.0. Android 7.1.1 is used as the operating system.

The battery of the Galaxy Note 8 is 3.300 mAh and can be charged both via USB Type C cable as well as wireless. A quick-charge mechanism is supported for both cordless charging and normal charging.

 

Dual-SIM Available

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 comes in September. While only a single SIM variant will be available in the free trade for network operators, a dual SIM version can be pre-ordered in the Samsung Online Shop. Currently, the price of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is at high side. If you can wait a few months, you will be able to benefit from a significant drop in prices.

Huawei Nova 2 General Review

Huawei will soon be offering a new smartphone Huawei Nova 2 with dual camera in Europe. The successor of the Huawei Nova comes in three different colors and with dual-SIM function on the market, the internal memory is very generously rated 64 GB for a middle class smartphone. A highlight is also the front camera of the Huawei Nova 2, which has a resolution of 20 megapixels and is supposed to provide a very good picture quality.

 

The Huawei Nova 2 looks quite similar to the predecessor, whose display is quite compact with 5 inches in the diagonal for today’s conditions. The resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD). As an operating system, Android is used in version 7.0 nougat, as the user interface is preinstalled with Huawei typical EMUI version 5.1.

 

The battery of the Huawei Nova 2 is 2.950 mAh strong, with a body thickness of only 6.9 millimeters, which is quite remarkable. Also remarkable is the internal memory with 64 GB, which is also expandable via MicroSD memory card, unless one decides for a dual SIM usage. The nova 2 has a combination slot, ie you can use either two SIM cards or one SIM and one memory card. As a successor, a HiSilicon Kirin 659 chipset (Octa-Core) is used, the memory is 4 GB.

 

On the back, the two camera lenses are visible – the predecessor came with a single sensor. The resolution is 12 megapixels, the aperture is f1.8. The front camera offers 20 megapixels even a higher resolution, the aperture is with f2.0 but slightly worse, ie there is less light on the sensor. For Selfies, the Huawei Nova 2 should be very suitable.

 

The Huawei Nova 2 is now available in Asia market. Some online retailers offer the device at different prices. The Asia version Huawei Nova 2 can be used with the network provides in Europe. As we know, the Huawei Nova 2 in China market is not customized by any mobile operators, so the nova 2 could be used in other network providers’ SIM cards. With the dual-SIM option, you may have more options to do the use the sim card and memory card. There is of course customized model for Huawei Nova 2, so if you would buy the Huawei Nova 2, make sure you choose the pure version with any customization.

Here now, the Huawei Nova 2 Plus is also available as the follower. With higher specifications and larger screen, Huawei Nova 2 Plus becomes a good competitor to Huawei Nova 2. If you want to know more about Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus, welcome to check www.4gltemall.com.

Huawei P10 Plus In Hand

Together with the Huawei P10, Huawei launched the P10 Plus in spring 2017. The sister model offers a slightly larger display with better resolution and has a light-sensitive camera. The P10 Plus also has its own way in the case. The technology inside can be seen: as standard, there are 128 GB internal user memory, 6 GB memory and an Octa core processor of the Kirin 960 type. The 3750 mAh strong battery ensures a long runtime.

 

Larger Touchscreen

In a direct comparison, it’s obvious that the Huawei P10 Plus is a whole lot bigger than the normal P10. Instead of a 5.1 inch display, a 5.5 inch display is used; the resolution was increased from 1920 x 1080 pixels to 2560 x 1440 pixels. The display makes colors very strong thanks to AMOLED technology, but a slightly higher maximum brightness could be well tolerated. In most situations, the screen is bright enough, but in direct sunlight, many other smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 would benefit clearly.

The fingerprint sensor is located under the display, same as on the P10, and can also be used as a replacement for the three software keys: Home, Back and Multitasking. Right soft-touch keys next to the fingerprint sensor are not available.

 

Beautiful case design

The case is made of metal for both the Huawei P10 and the P10 Plus. However, the rear panel has a crucial difference: the rear panel is slightly corrugated, the P10 is smooth. I personally like the back of the P10 Plus much better, it stands out from the crowd and the device does not seem so slippery in the hand. The case looks particularly nice in the colors blue (“Dazzling Blue”) and green (“Greenery”), depending on the light incident, the colors change with the viewing angle slightly, which is a nice effect.

 

Camera with f1.8 aperture

Regarding the camera, Huawei has improved the P10 Plus compared to the normal P10. There is a monochrome sensor with 20 megapixel resolution and a RGB sensor with 12 megapixels, the aperture of f1.8 is here the decisive difference to the P10. The photos were very good in the test, colors were accurately reproduced and the picture was always sharp and exactly as one expected. If you want to get a bit more out of the camera or want to test things like long-exposure with tripod, you can do this via the professional mode.

 

Other technology

As an operating system, Android version 7.0 is used in the Huawei P10 Plus. The EMUI 5.1 user interface runs on it. I personally find the software very appealing, as it offers some interesting additional features compared to the basic Android and partly quite close to the iOS operating system from Apple, which is quite positive. Other users criticize more often that the EMUI surface is too colorful and playful – a criticism, which is certainly justified in some places.

 

With 128 GB internal memory and optional memory expansion via MicroSD card, the P10 Plus offers more than enough memory space. The dual SIM function is available in Asia areas.

 

The HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor proved to be fast and powerful, as expected from an expensive high-end smartphone, of course. Also the modem could convince: Reception and voice quality were perfect. In the LTE network, the Huawei P10 Plus can use speeds of up to 500 MBit/s in many areas. This is possible in the many networks by means of three channel bundling (3CA) and 256QAM modulation.

 

Conclusion

The Huawei P10 Plus has convinced in the test especially through its very beautiful metal body and the very good camera system. Especially the case colors “Greenery” and “Dazzling Blue” are unique. Away from the camera and body, the Huawei P10 Plus is quite unspectacular: it offers up to Wireless Charging almost everything you expect from a flagship smartphone 2017 and works fast and flawlessly. The AMOLED display of the P10 Plus offers advantages in comparison to the LCD of the Huawei P10 black value, but annoying is the vulnerability to fingerprints. All in all, therefore, my conclusion is: if you think the normal P10 is too small or its body is too simple, you may need get a good upgrade with the P10 Plus!

 

Huawei Honor 9 Hands on

If you ask for a recommended smartphone with budget price, we would recommend the Honor 8 among the Huawei brand. The device was introduced in the summer of 2016 and offers a very good price-performance ratio. For a few days now the successor Honor 9 is available in Germany (we had introduced it here). It costs similar to the predecessor and optically has not done much, but the technology inside has been brought up to date. Basically, it is a Huawei P10 in another appearance and without Leica camera technology. Today we will see why the Honor 9 can be recommended for conscience to buy.

The Honor 9 is packed in a white cardboard box, the body colors are silver and blue. Later, a black version is also to be added. The silver version was provided for the test. The silver device has a very nice “shine effect” on the back, as can be seen in the photos, but fingerprints are super fast visible. In the packaging, we can find there is a hard plastic cover and of course a USB cable besides the device itself. As a connection, USB Type C is used; the power supply supports the Huawei QuickCharge technology, so the device can be recharged very quickly. A headset is not supplied.

Good first impression

The display is very nice bright and colors strong and true to nature. The full-HD resolution is absolutely sufficient, really not more needs with the size of about 5.2 inches. The fingerprint sensor has moved to the front in comparison to the Honor 8 and at the same time also serves as a home button. We find the positioning with the Honor 9 is very good, especially since the sensor also works very reliably and fast. In addition to the fingerprint sensor, two touch buttons for the multitasking menu and the back button have been placed, the assignment of the buttons can be customized to suit your personal preferences.

The camera also makes a good first impression. Honor 9 uses a dual camera with a 12 megapixel RGB sensor and a 20 megapixel monochrome sensor. Thanks to the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset, videos can finally be recorded in 4K resolution; the predecessor did not go yet.

Body: light and shadow

The body of the predecessor Honor V9 is especially rounded on the back towards the sides, whereby the Honor 9 should lie better in the hand. Now you can stand to glass backs as you want, we find them but always a bit slippery and not as nice as metal body. This is also the criticism of the Honor 9, it feels in the hand not as good as for example a Huawei P10 or an Apple iPhone 7 (both metal body). But it’s very successful about the reflections on the back: depending on light incident, the case looks darker or lighter.

First Conclusion

The Honor 9 is a good and consistent development to the Honor 8. The technology was updated, the internal user memory doubled from 32 GB to 64 GB. The dual SIM function is of course also on board again. With the multiple color options, we suppose most users would find what suit them. The Honor 9 is recommended for daily use if you don’t have many high requirements on the mobile phone.

LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8 Comparison

In the past two weeks, we was able to test and compare the new smartphone LG G6 and Samsung Galaxy S8. The two flagship smartphones from South Korea offer the latest technology in a futuristic-looking, but they are clearly different from each other, as they follow quite different concepts. On the one hand, the Samsung Galaxy S8, which with the rounded AMOLED display is an absolute eye-catcher, on the other hand the LG G6, which scores with a dual camera. Which one of the two smartphones is better, you can read in this brief comparison.

Both are top smartphones technically

We do not want to go into the technical data of the two devices in details; you can find the description with all details on the website of LG or on the website of Samsung. In short, both devices are very fast and react as fast as you would expect from an expensive high-end smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S8 has indeed the more modern processor/chipset integrated, however in the use actually no difference. Also with the software, both devices are in my opinion the same, we can’t find anything different about function from the two phones.

 

Samsung Galaxy S8 Highlights and Fault

In the following, we would like to take a closer look at the key features. On the Samsung Galaxy S8, this was the following:

  • Very nice, futuristic design (purely optical)
  • Excellent camera, top picture quality with photo and video, super fast focus!
  • Latest modem generation (LTE Cat16, Gigabit capable) and incredibly good frequency band support
  • Very good Net monitor with manual band-selection-function (can be called up by key code)



The Samsung Galaxy S8 has also some negative characteristics in our opinion, as the two-week usage phase has shown:

  • Camera: Resolution in the 16: 9 format with only 9.1 megapixels quite small
  • Device does not lie so well in the hand, the effect is slippery
  • Fingerprints can be seen very quickly
  • The battery could be better
  • The shining metal frame is annoying, it would be nicer
  • The curved AMOLED display of the S8 does not compare directly as the flat LCD of the LG G6

 

Especially the design has finally disappointed me somewhat: visually, the Galaxy S8 is the most beautiful smartphone currently in our opinion, but in the hand, the device does not look so handy. Probably it is because the glass on the front and back is so strongly rounded and only a very thin metal strip remains. The LG G6 looks not so good for a long time, but acts simply more solidly. By the way, the Galaxy S8 is comparatively narrow (under 7 cm) due to the 18: 9 display, but a one-hand operation is almost impossible without the need for extensive handling due to the extremely long display.

LG G6: Highlights and Fault

 

The LG G6 can convince with some advantages, which the Samsung Galaxy S8 does not offer. We especially liked the following features:

  • Very good display, excellent picture quality
  • Is “solid” in the hand
  • Wide angle camera is a real added value

 

 

However, the LG G6 is not perfect; we have also some negative points on this device like the Samsung Galaxy S8:

  • Glass back susceptible to fingerprints
  • Camera picture quality might be slightly better
  • Device is a bit clumsy
  • No Net monitor available

The last point with the Net monitor is, of course, very individual and should be completely irrelevant to the vast majority of users, but I wanted to mention it, because the Samsung Galaxy S8 provides an excellent Net monitor. The LG G6 is also missing also wireless charging and the special audio amplifier in the EU version, but in the international version both is available. We do not mind at all, but some users may complain about this LG decision.

 

Conclusion: Which phone is better?

Before the comparison test, it was actually quite certain that most users would love the Samsung Galaxy S8 rather than LG G6. Why? The design of the S8 as we said extraordinarily well, optically it is simply a highlight. From a technical point of view, the S8 also offers almost everything you could possibly want. But after two weeks of use I have to say: the S8 has me somewhat disappointed. The battery was much weaker than expected (in particular, the Always-On display draws energy) and the S8 simply is not so good in the hand. Also in the display I was somewhat disappointed in the direct comparison to the LG G6, the curves falsify the colors sometimes quite strongly.

The LG G6 I like a little better overall, as the battery lasts longer. The G6 is well in the hand and the display is faultless. Also the wide-angle lens of the dual camera I have often used, it is not only a gimmick, but a practical function. The image quality of the wide angle camera is not very good, but the function is still fun. The LG G6 has a further advantage over the S8: it is much cheaper than the S8.

From this comparison, there may be no problem to decide between the two smartphones. If you want to check more new 4G LTE Smartphones, welcome click here: https://www.4gltemall.com/4g-lte-smartphone.html

Huawei Honor 9 New Flagship Smartphone

A few weeks earlier, Honor has presented its new flagship smartphone – the Honor 9 . The device comes with dual camera, HiSilicon Kirin 960 chipset and high-quality glass body and will be available without contract in many countries or areas. It is offered in the colors blue, grey and gold, a black version is to come later.





Honor 9 Specifications
The Honor 9 has an internal user memory of 64 gigabytes, an expansion via MicroSD memory card is possible. The working memory is 4 GB, as operating system Android 7 is used. The chipset uses the HiSilicon Kirin 960, which is also used in latest new flagship smartphone such as the Huawei P10 and the Huawei Mate 9. The processor integrated in the chipset has 2 x 4 cores, which work with 2.4 GHz and 1.8 GHz respectively. The Honor 9 would certainly work in a very good performance.


Like the previous models, the Honor 9 Dual SIM is capable, so you can use two nano-SIM cards at the same time. In addition to GSM and UMTS, LTE is also supported, and Honor 9 has not yet published any information on the maximum possible speed. Besides the frequency range around 2.4 GHz, Huawei Honor 9 also supports the 5 GHz range.

 

The LCD display of the Honor 9 is 5.15 inches large and resolves with 1920 x 1080 pixels, so the device is comparatively compact for today’s conditions. The glass, which protects the display, is rounded to the sides (2.5D glass), so the Honor 9 is more comfortable in the hand. Compared to the predecessor, the fingerprint sensor has now been placed on the front side, more precisely under the display. Many users should see this as an advantage, because you can use the sensor even when the device is on the table. The battery is 3,200 mAh strong, and is charged via USB type C.

 

Dual camera on the back
The Honor 9 has two camera sensors on the back, the one sensor with 20 megapixels and can only take only monochrome images; the second sensor captures images with 12 megapixels and shoots in color. The aperture is at f2.2, so the Honor 9 is not quite as bright as a Samsung Galaxy S8 (f1.7). Videos takes on request in 4K resolution, synonymous, this is an improvement to the previous model Honor 8, which could shoot a maximum of 1080p Full HD.
The huawei Honor 9 is now available at www.4gltemall.com, you can also check Huawei other new smarpthones on this website.