Ten minutes typing with the Huawei Mate 8

Updated on 20 February 2016 by

Here we are, 10 years after I first posted about the Carrypad and I’ve got one in my hand. Over the last 24hrs I’ve been testing the Huawei Mate 8 which is an amazing phone-enabled MID. Or a phablet!

Battery life from this powerful 8-core platform with a 10 Wh battery is amazing. Screen-on active use will run for over 12 hours. That is amazing.

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There’s a full quota of connectivity, a big range of sensors, full disk encryption, fine control of app permissions and the keyboard is very nice in landscape mode. I’ve allowed myself 10 minutes to complete this post.

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I’ll be covering the Mate 8 in alive session on Monday. 1800 Berlin time at https://www.umpcportal.com/live

I’m testing this for Notebookcheck. Their full review here.
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Huawei-Mate-8-Smartphone-Review.159337.0.html

Total time for this post: 12 minutes.

2 Comments For This Post

  1. Lee Sze Yong says:

    Will we see the return of UMPCs? Form factors with physical QWERTY keyboard, e.g. Viliv or UMID, have all disappeared :(

  2. tmarks11 says:

    Don’t forget the everrun!

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