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All posts tagged "Huawei"

  • Huawei Watch 2 hits South Africa, but what about price?

    We found out back at the Huawei P10 launch that the Huawei Watch 2 would be coming to South Africa. Now, the company has indeed launched the device in the country. The watch stands out thanks to a water resistant design, LTE connectivity and Android/iOS support. Other notable features include a Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip, NFC/GPS/WiFi/Bluetooth and a range of preinstalled fitness apps. Huawei is also pushing the standalone nature of the watch, thanks to the aforementioned LTE capabilities, allowing you to use standalone apps or call/text contacts without a tethered phone. Why tether your phone to your smartwatch? That's the thinking...

  • Huawei Nova 2 now official, Apple-inspired camera setup in tow

    The Huawei Nova has a lot going for it (a capable camera, power-sipping chipset) but, truth be told, it's been available globally since last year. Still, barely nine months after the device was revealed at IFA, we've got a sequel in the form of the Huawei Nova 2 and Nova 2 Plus. And the most noteworthy feature in the range might just be the dual-camera setup, featuring a 12MP f/1.8 shooter (1.25 micron pixels) and an iPhone 7 Plus-style 8MP telephoto camera. The Chinese brand adds that refocusing after the shot is still present, as well as a "3D dynamic...

  • Huawei MateBook X, MateBook D and MateBook E revealed

    The Huawei Matebook saw quite a divided reception, being inspired by Microsoft's Surface line of tablets with keyboard covers/docks. Now, the Chinese company has revealed a few more MateBooks, but it's the MateBook X that got most of the attention. The MateBook X ditches the tablet form factor in favour of simply being a laptop, featuring a 13-inch 2160x1440 display with a screen/body ratio of 88%. In terms of dimensions, the device weighs 1.05kgs and measures 12.5mms thick. Who gives a damn about the design if the specs aren't decent, right? Huawei has shoved a seventh generation Core i5 or i7...

  • 5 solid smartphones under R5000

    Smartphones have come a long way in the past decade, from the awkward but capable Symbian camera phones to the modern era's large-screened marvels. And nowhere is this more keenly felt than in the budget arena. It can be argued that the R4000 to R5000 arena represents the best balance of features and price, delivering some flagship-level functionality at a more wallet-friendly price. We picked a few standout picks in this bracket. Huawei P9 Lite The P8 Lite did fantastic numbers in South Africa last year, laying a claim to being the most popular handset, aside from flagship devices. Fortunately, the P9...

  • Spec comparison: Huawei P9/Plus vs Huawei P10/Plus

    The Huawei P10 and P10 Plus launch in South Africa today, so you'd obviously expect the phones to be an improvement over the P9 and P9 Plus But just how big is the difference between the four phones then? We've got a spec comparison for you. Battery The P9 wasn't bad in the battery department, featuring a 3000mAh pack that's about standard for a flagship phone these days. Meanwhile, the P9 Plus offered a notable 3400mAh battery. The P10 ups the capacity somewhat, moving to a 3200mAh pack. The P10 Plus sees a jump from 3400mAh to 3750mAh. Combine the slightly larger batteries...

  • Huawei Q&A: water resistance, Huawei Watch 2 and more

    Huawei held the launch event for its P10 and P10 Plus this week, also revealing that the P8 Lite 2017, Huawei Watch 2 and P10 Lite would be coming to the country. We also interviewed SA consumer business group GM Zhao Likun and senior director for smartphone product line marketing, Justin Zhang. Both the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 are water resistant, and Huawei CEO Richard Yu initially claimed water resistance at the P10 global launch. Unfortunately, this wasn't quite the case, but Zhang has clarified the comments. "The reality is that we do want to have everything in the phone, but...

  • Huawei P8 Lite 2017, P10 Lite, more to hit SA

    We already know that the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus are coming to South Africa on Friday. But the Chinese company also confirmed that two budget devices would be released at the same time. The company's Zhao Likun told press that the Huawei P8 Lite 2017 would be making its way to South Africa alongside the P10 and P10 Plus. A tidbit from interview: P8 Lite 2017 and P10 Lite are coming to SA. R199 and R299 a month, if memory serves us correctly. #P10isHereSA — Gearburn (@gearburn) May 10, 2017 Prefer the P10 Lite to the new P8 Lite? Then you're in...

  • Huawei P10, P10 Plus launch in South Africa

    Huawei has launched the P10 and P10 Plus in South Africa, being available from Friday 12 May. The company previously confirmed the price of the two phones, coming in at R12 999 for the P10 and R13 999 for the P10 Plus. The two phones share the same powerful Kirin 960 processor (four A73 cores, four A53 cores), but differ in a number of key areas. The P10 features a 5.2-inch full HD screen, 4GB of RAM, a 3200mAh battery and 64GB of expandable storage. Meanwhile, the SA version of the P10 Plus packs a 5.5-inch 2560x1440 screen, 6GB of RAM, a...

  • An important note on our Huawei P10 SA launch coverage

    We're attending the South African launch event for the Huawei P10 and P10 Plus tomorrow (10 May), so we thought we'd bring you up to speed regarding a commercial agreement we've signed with Huawei. Gearburn and Huawei have reached a deal, with the smartphone manufacturer asking for guaranteed coverage from the event, via our social media account and website. Once again, we retain complete editorial independence with this deal, as the company only asks for guaranteed coverage. We thought that it made sense to go ahead with the deal as we cover local smartphone launches on our website and social media account...

  • Raspberry Pi + Huawei P10 = HiKey 960

    Computer boards are all the rage, but it's clear that the Raspberry Pi is the king of the market. Now, Huawei, Linaro and Google have stepped into the fray with the HiKey 960 computer board. It's worth noting right away though, that the board comes in at US$240. In other words, you could get a few Raspberry Pi devices for the price. In any event, you've got a cutting-edge Kirin 960 chipset, comprised of an octacore CPU (four A73 and four A53) and a new Mali G71 octacore GPU. Throw in 3GB of RAM and it's far more powerful than the Pi,...