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Mate 8 versus Note 5 Battle the Premium Phablets

 

In case you’re hoping to purchase another phablet soon, you’d realize that Mate 8 and Note 5 are two of the most recent and most noteworthy from Huawei and Samsung. Tragically, picking between the two can be somewhat confounding subsequent to them two offer some convincing components. Along these lines, to bail you out, here is a straight on correlation of the Huawei Mate 8 and the Samsung Note 5.

Design

Design

 

Huawei Mate 8 and Samsung Note 5, both have decent designs and good build qualities. Mate 8 has a nice metallic uni-body frame with brushed metal sides and chamfered edges. Note 5 — on the other hand — is purely made up of metal and glass. But this does not make the Note 5 any more delicate than the Mate 8 because all the glass panels have been protected using Gorilla Glass 4.

Mate 8 versus

 

In the first place of the few configuration contrasts that you’ll notification is that Mate 8 lean towards delicate keys (home, back, late applications) while Note 5 has a blend of capacitive touch and hard keys. I find both methodologies just as simple to utilize and there are no grumbles here.

Mate 8 versus Note 5 Batt

 

Secondly, Mate 8 hosts the fingerprint sensor on the back while Note 5 has the fingerprint sensor on front, concealed within the home button. Initially, I did like Huawei’s placement of the fingerprint sensor but when I started using Note 5 I realized something. I realized that I spend most of my time using the phone while it laid flat on my desk and unlocking the phone (in this position) using fingerprint recognition was not possible with the Mate 8.

Mate 8 versus Note 5 Battle the Premium Phablets

 
Mate 8 versus Note 5 Battle the Premium Phablets
Mate 8 versus Note 5 Battle the Premium Phablets

Moving on, another thing that is quite different is how the hardware buttons (volume rocker and power) feel on both devices. Mate 8 has rather delicate buttons which is why I have time-and-again pressed the power button accidentally while just picking up the device. In comparison, Note 5’s buttons are a bit stiff and can not be accidentally pressed.

Display

Display

 

Huawei Mate 8 and Samsung Note 5 are both phablets with large 6.0″ and 5.7″ displays respectively. Size isn’t the only difference here because Mate 8 has an IPS-NEO LCD panel while the Note 5 boasts the Super AMOLED display. As you’d expect, Mate 8’s display seems a bit dull and washed out when compared to Samsung’s punchy Super AMOLED display. Despite that, Mate 8’s LCD panel isn’t bad when compared to other LCD panels. In fact, it definitely does perform better than many other LCD panels on the market.

One thing that might disappoint some is the low resolution of Mate 8’s display. It has a 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi) display while the Note 5 has a higher resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi) display. Another constant complain which I’ve had with the Mate 8’s display is it’s sunlight visibility. I feel that Mate 8 display panel isn’t as bright as it could’ve been. This makes it kind of difficult to use your phone outside on extremely sunny days.

Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the beasts
HASEEB AHMED MAR 21, 2016 3 COMMENTS
Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the Premium Phablets

If you’re looking to buy a new phablet soon, you’d know that Mate 8 and Note 5 are two of the latest and greatest from Huawei and Samsung. Unfortunately, choosing between the two can be a bit confusing since both of them offer some compelling features. So, to help you out, here is a head-to-head comparison of the Huawei Mate 8 and the Samsung Note 5.

Design

Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the beasts

Huawei Mate 8 and Samsung Note 5, both have decent designs and good build qualities. Mate 8 has a nice metallic uni-body frame with brushed metal sides and chamfered edges. Note 5 — on the other hand — is purely made up of metal and glass. But this does not make the Note 5 any more delicate than the Mate 8 because all the glass panels have been protected using Gorilla Glass 4.

Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the beasts

First of the few design differences that you’ll notice is that Mate 8 prefers soft keys (home, back, recent apps) while Note 5 has a mix of capacitive touch and hard keys. I find both approaches equally easy to use and there are no complains here.

Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the beasts

Secondly, Mate 8 hosts the fingerprint sensor on the back while Note 5 has the fingerprint sensor on front, concealed within the home button. Initially, I did like Huawei’s placement of the fingerprint sensor but when I started using Note 5 I realized something. I realized that I spend most of my time using the phone while it laid flat on my desk and unlocking the phone (in this position) using fingerprint recognition was not possible with the Mate

Moving on, another thing that is quite different is how the hardware buttons (volume rocker and power) feel on both devices. Mate 8 has rather delicate buttons which is why I have time-and-again pressed the power button accidentally while just picking up the device. In comparison, Note 5’s buttons are a bit stiff and can not be accidentally pressed.

Display

Mate 8 vs Note 5: Battle of the beasts

Huawei Mate 8 and Samsung Note 5 are both phablets with large 6.0″ and 5.7″ displays respectively. Size isn’t the only difference here because Mate 8 has an IPS-NEO LCD panel while the Note 5 boasts the Super AMOLED display. As you’d expect, Mate 8’s display seems a bit dull and washed out when compared to Samsung’s punchy Super AMOLED display. Despite that, Mate 8’s LCD panel isn’t bad when compared to other LCD panels. In fact, it definitely does perform better than many other LCD panels on the market.

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One thing that might disappoint some is the low resolution of Mate 8’s display. It has a 1080 x 1920 pixels (368 ppi) display while the Note 5 has a higher resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels (~518 ppi) display. Another constant complain which I’ve had with the Mate 8’s display is it’s sunlight visibility. I feel that Mate 8 display panel isn’t as bright as it could’ve been. This makes it kind of difficult to use your phone outside on extremely sunny days.

Performance

Mate 8 and Note 5 both have octa-center processors that have enough energy to get your everyday undertakings done. Mate 8 elements Huawei’s own one of a kind HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset with a Quad-center 2.3 GHz Cortex-A72 CPU and another Quad-center 1.8 GHz Cortex A53 CPU. Then again, Note 5 likewise elements Samsung’s own special Exynos 7420 chipset with a Quad-center 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU and a Quad-center 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU.

Performance

One thing that there is no doubt about here is that HiSilicon Kirin 950 clearly beats the Exynos 7420 in raw CPU performance. Although there isn’t much different while using them but I have had the Note 5 halt a few times while Mate 8 never did. While it is arguable that software might have a role to play in it, in my opinion, it depends on the CPU as well.

Unfortunately, not all is rainbows and sunshine in the Huawei land. Huawei’s Mate 8 has the Mali-T880 MP4 GPU which is definitely inferior to the Note 5’s Mali-T760 MP8. One of the main reasons being that Mate 8’s GPU has only 4-cores while the Note 5 has a 8-core GPU. But again, I have had no issues with both while playing resource hungry games like NFS No Limits or FIFA.

Battery Timings

Huawei’s Mate 8 has a humongous 4000 mAh battery while Samsung’s Note 5 has a generally littler 3000 mAh battery. Both the gadgets have non-removable Li-Po batteries. As you may anticipate from the numbers, the Mate has altogether preferable battery timings over the Note 5, to a great extent because of the bigger limit and a lower determination show.

Both the gadgets, the Mate 8 and the Note 5, do bolster quick charging however as far as I can tell Note 5 charges quicker than the Mate 8. Than once more, the explanation behind Note 5 charging speedier is it’s littler battery when contrasted with the Mate 8. Taking after is a rundown of our key discoveries from a few diverse battery tests that we kept running on both the gadgets:

Charging Time: 1h 50m (Mate 8) – 1h 10m (Note 5)
Battery Life (Heavy Usage): 35h (Mate 8) – 15h (Note 5)
Battery Life (Normal Usage): 50h (Mate 8) – 26h (Note 5)

Camera Quality

On paper, both the gadgets have comparative 16MP essential cameras with a couple of specialized contrasts however in all actuality they’re very diverse.

While inspecting the photos at 100% product, Mate 8 frequently experiences difficulty centering in the programmed mode making it create a much gentler picture than the Note 5. In actuality, Note 5’s pictures have little however discernible commotion in dim parts of the picture. Notwithstanding, Note 5’s pictures have colossal measure of subtle element which is not to be found in pictures brought with the Mate 8.

At the point when seeing the pictures typically, Mate 8 and Note 5 both take great pictures in sufficiently bright conditions, for example, outside. In any case, inside or in low-light conditions, the Mate 8 neglects to imitate hues on a par with the Note 5.

The following is a correlation of few pictures that were brought with the Mate 8 and Note 5.

Sample Image 1

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Samsung Note 5
Taken using Samsung Note 5

Sample Image 2

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Samsung Note 5
Taken using Samsung Note 5

Sample Image 3

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Huawei Mate 8

Taken using Samsung Note 5
Taken using Samsung Note 5

Mate 8 vs Note 5 Wrap-up

Mate 8 vs Note 5 Wrap-up

 

Everything considered, I’d say that both Samsung Note 5 and Huawei Mate 8 are viable options depending on what you use your smartphone for. Below are the list of reasons why I think that you should consider one or the other.

Why consider Samsung Note 5?

Punchy colors of the Super AMOLED display.
Remarkably good camera performance.
Better productivity with S-Pen and features such as multi-window, Samsung SideSync, etc.

Why consider Huawei Mate 8?

More raw performance power.
Significantly better battery timings.
Additional storage via microSD card.

I’d by and by pick the Samsung Note 5 on account of it’s Super AMOLED show and the predominant profitability highlights. What will be your decision? Offer with us in the remarks beneath……..

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