CNET First Look
Hands-on with the skinny, metal Huawei P8The P8 is the latest flagship phone from Huawei, with a slim, all-metal frame and a camera that's geared toward night shooting. Hit play to watch our video.
[MUSIC] I am Andrew Hoyle of CNet and I am here taking a close up look at Huawei's latest flagship phone, the P8. Now the first things you will notice about this phone is of course its design. Now this has an all metal body with these nicely milled edges that feels very, very comfortable to hold. And certainly a lot more sturdy than some of Huawei's previous phones. It's only 6.8 mil thick, which is really very skinny, so no trouble at all in sliding it into those jeans. As well as its gold color, it also comes in black as well as grey and the lighter silver color. The 5.2 inch screen has a full HD resolution. Now, that isn't quite as high a resolution as phones like the Samsung Galaxy S6. But it's more than adequate for apps games and reading text on web pages. Does seem reasonably bright and colors seem pretty good, too, although we'll look at that closer in the full review. Turning on the latest Android lollipop software although [UNKNOWN] has thrown its own emotion UI skin over the top. Now that changes everything from the color scheme to the fonts and even down to the app icons. One big thing that changes is there's no app tray, so all your apps are stored across the multiple home screens. Around the back of the phone is a 13 megapixel camera, and [INAUDIBLE] reckons that this has been optimized to capture as much light as possible in low light situations, so if you do like taking photos of your friend's [INAUDIBLE] faces in dingy bars, this could be the phone for you. On the front of the phone as well, you will find an 8 megapixel camera which is plenty of megapixels to capture nice and sharp selfies. In general, the P8 doesn't seem like a bad phone at all. It may not have the high end specs of the Galaxy S6, but let's not forget that it does come with a much lower price tag. This phone is due to go on sale in the next month, and will start at 500 Euros, which equates to 360 pounds, or $530, which is a lot less than some of [UNKNOWN] competitors. I'm Andrew Hoyle for Cnet, and this is the [UNKNOWN] AP8.