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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei Mate S impresses at IFA 2015 with Samsung Galaxy-killing specs

    Huawei has today launched yet another Android smartphone squarely aimed at the likes of Samsung and Apple's top offerings. Dubbed the Huawei Mate S, it's about as stately as a large device can get, but seems to look more like its Huawei P8 cousin than its Mate 7 phablet sibling. There's a 5.5-inch 1080p screen now, instead of a 6.0-inch unit fitted to the Huawei Mate 7. Sure, this does make it easier to handle and gentler on the pockets, but it takes away a bit chunk of what made the Mate 7 popular. More importantly though, it seems that...

  • iPhones and Android Wear watches can now talk to each other

    Android Wear smartwatches are now even more useful, thanks to its newfound compatibility with devices running iOS 8.2 and above. For all you iPhone 5 and newer users, that means you can now purchase an Android Wear watch and pair it with your Apple phone. It's a massive leap forward for Google, as the update now gives iPhone users a more varied set of alternatives to the Apple Watch, which is (to be honest) rather overpriced as first-generation hardware. On its official blog, Google noted that the integration only works on the LG Watch Urbane at present, but it's looking to...

  • Huawei Mate 8 to launch 2 September, rumours suggest

    The Huawei Mate 7 was one of our favourite phones of last year. The 6.0-inch behemoth was classy, usable and rather reliable capable of handling practically everything thrown at it, but Huawei's an all-new device for launch at the upcoming IFA 2015. Being called the Huawei Mate 8, rumours suggest that the Chinese company will stick with an 6.0-inch screen while upping the resolution to quad HD, or 2560x1440. That'll put it on par with the LG G4 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. More interestingly though, the Mate 8 will keep the Mate 7's brilliant fingerprint scanner while beefing up the...

  • Huawei G7 review: so much phone, so few faults

    Huawei is charging into the South African smartphone market in a big way. According to Reuters, last year the company sold a million units in the country and predicts that this figure will increase two-fold this year. It's not a bad run for a company that, just a few years prior, only worried about telecoms and server racks. Although this figure is largely thanks to its ever improving public perception, thanks to devices like the Huawei Mate 7 and the Huawei P7, its extensive line up of budget devices also cannot and should not be ignored. One of those devices...

  • Huawei P8 officially launches in South Africa for R7999

    After it's worldwide reveal at March's MWC 2015 in Barcelona, Huawei's flagship attack on Samsung and Apple is finally here in the form of the sleek and sophisticated Huawei P8. The company recently launched the phone in Johannesburg to huge fanfare, but finally consumers can get their hands on what the company's calling a premium mix of "style and durability." For the most part, it definitely exhibits both sides of this coin. Its shaven metal unibody is reminiscent of both Apple and Samsung handsets without really looking much like either. It's definitely distinctive. The camera sensor also sits flush within the...

  • Huawei’s LiteOS will aim to power the smallest Internet of Things

    Huawei is a company riding the crest of a wave, especially when one considers its recent smartphone offerings. The Huawei Mate 7 was one of the best phablets we've used this year, and the new devices like the P8 are gunning for big brass to from the likes of Apple and Samsung. But the company isn't just stopping there. It's jumping head first into the Internet of Things space with a new, tiny operating system. Huawei's calling it LiteOS, and with good reason -- it weighs in a just 10kB or smaller than many Twitter avatars in comparison. The company's betting...

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: beautifully balanced

    Screen size is a big factor in consumers' purchasing decisions, especially in the past few years. Huawei really has taken this a bit too seriously with the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, its new floor board-sized phablet. But what it lacks in subtlety and understatement, it makes up in pure style and utility. It's no surprise that Huawei aims to compete with the big boys of the mobile devices world after it's global financial figures have exploded by over 40% year on year, so, why not? It's a company that's rising the crest of a wave and here in South Africa,...

  • Huawei Ascend Mate 7 has a superb set of cameras [Gallery]

    If you've perused our review of the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, you would've realised that we quite enjoyed the device. Even if it was enormous in comparison to most devices, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 exhibited the type of usability and practicality we've only really seen on tablets twice its size. With that said, it should also be mentioned that its cameras are pretty damn impressive too. Read more: Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: beautifully balanced With the device firmly glued to his hand, Andy took the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 on a tour around the Western Cape of South Africa, to...

  • Huawei P8 and P8 Max launch: the phablet redefined

    Bigger, thinner and denser seems to be the three words that will define smartphone launches in 2015, and Huawei is one of those companies writing the playbook. After launching the 6.0-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 7 earlier this year, we thought phones couldn't really get any bigger, until today, that is. The Shenzhen-based company has now launched an even thinner, more impressive flagship duo: the Huawei P8 and the Huawei P8 Max. Both devices look eerily like the iPhone 6, but both sport better features, more streamlined advancements and a deeper level of intrigue. Huawei P8: the more sensible choice For one, the...

  • Huawei gets coy ahead of 15 April launch event

    Huawei is donning its coy cap this morning as it unveiled yet another teaser for the upcoming device launch on 15 April. But what is said "device"? Well, sources are suggesting that it's the Huawei Ascend P8, the company's next considerately-sized flagship phone to boast a sultry mix of aluminium and ceramics in its body. But in a presser we were sent today from of Huawei South Africa, the latest teaser boasts a distinct 7 and nothing quite related to the Huawei Ascend P8. Are you trying to lead us astray, Huawei? While there's no official word on the Ascend P8's specs,...