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Huawei Mate 8




Huawei Mate 8 (SIM Free/UK)

Huawei are producing some great products which feature the latest in technology, and have great design with lots of unique touches. The Mate 8 is one of their best with a slim design and the most recent technology including a fingerprint sensor, octa-core processor and 4G connectivity.

SIM Free / Unlocked UK Stock

This phone is unlocked and can be used with any compatible network SIM card. It is also official UK or EU stock, which means it is supplied with a 3- pin UK or 2 pin EU mains adapter.

Reasons to buy the Huawei Mate 8

  • 16MP camera with Sony sensor – for amazing photos
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) - access to all the latest apps
  • Metallic uni-body design – for a great look
  • Accurate Fingerprint Sensor – quick & secure access
  • Latest Kirin 950 chipset – powerful & efficient
  • 6” display with 1080p resolution – great for viewing
  • 32GB internal storage – plenty of space for your apps
  • Dual SIM - Carry one phone with 2 active SIM cards
  • MicroSD card slot - Expand the storage options

Colour and memory variants

The Huawei Mate 8 is be available with 32GB internal storage.

Box Contents

  • Huawei Mate 8
  • Clear Hard Shell Case
  • Mains charger
  • Headset
  • USB cable
  • Quick Start Guide


Huawei has concentrated highly on the design of the Mate 8. The look and fee of the phone is exceptional with a metallic unibody design which has a soft sandblast finish on the rear surface. The technology in it is also of a high calibre and includes a powerful and efficient octa-core processor, a fingerprint sensor and 4G.

These technologies give you all the convenience and benefits of a modern smartphone at a great price.


The look and feel of a phone is important when you are using it throughout the day. Huawei has realized this and given the Mate 8 a slim design which features a metallic unibody. A meticulous process using soft sandblasting further improves the texture on the rear of the phone, making it easier to hold. To highlight the lengths Huawei has gone to with the design of the Mate 8, the usage of diamond cutting technology has given them the ability to make it appear visually thinner with cleaver edging.

It has been possible for them to fit a larger screen into a more compact casing, and achieving an 85% screen-to-body ratio.

The overall effect is a phone which looks stunning.


With the latest 16MP Sony image technology which benefits from an f/2.0 aperture and 1/2.8-inch sensor, you know high quality photos are just a click away. With the highly sensitivity nature of the sensor, noise is reduced for clearer and sharper photos, while the anti-shake technology will avoid any unnecessary blur.

Often you don’t have ideal conditions when taking photos. This is where the smart Optical Image Stabilization feature can take over and intelligently monitor light levels and makes adjustments when necessary.

The Image Sensor Processor ensures you have photos with vivid colours and clarity. This results in more accurate colour reproduction for a nature look.

Occasionally you need to take videos which capture every moment. This is where the slow motion mode is great, with it you can create videos and watch them back a ¼ the original speed. It is also possible to use Continuous Capture to shoot 100 burst shoots at 12 frames per second. This feature is perfect for any fasting moving objects.

Battery Life

A common complaint with modern smartphones is how often you need to charge them. The integration of a high capacity 4000 mAh battery into the specification, and the inclusion of the Kirin 950 chipset means most users will achieve over 2 days usage. Even heavy users will be able to be away from a power point for over a day.

The Kirin 950 chipset makes this possible with SmartPower technology. It monitors your apps and determines the optimum ratio between power and performance to increase battery life.

You will also spend less time charging your phone as the Mate 8 incorporates 9v/2A fast-charging technology. With it you can charge your phone to a full charge in just 2.5 hours, and achieve a fully day of use from just a 30 minute top up.


The Huawei Mate 8 has the latest technology in the form of the powerful Kirin 950 architecture. This chipset uses a dual arhitecture with four A72 2.3GHz cores and four A53 1.8 Ghz cores. The result is an intelligent structure that better manages power and efficiency based on the tasks it receives.

Having a 6 inch screen improves the ability to enjoy using apps, and makes finding websites and navigating them easier and more rewarding.

Media content including photos and movies always look better on a larger screen. With the Mate 8 you can truly enjoy your content in full 1080p resolution, and everything looks crisp and sharp with high colour saturation.

With plenty of storage to a total of 32GB, you have enough space to store all you apps, associated data and media on your phone. There is also 3GB RAM which is more than most smartphones so you can use the latest apps and games and even mutli-task. The overall effect is your phone will be more responsive and quicker to use.

The Huawei Mate 8 is compatible with LTE and HSDP+ for a truly quick fast internet experience. With it you will be able to download quicker than ever before and enjoy all your favourite websites.

Other Features

Have you ever thought about using your knuckle to navigate the menus on your phone? The Kuckles app gives you a new and interesting way to interact with your Huawei Mate 8. With it you can use you knuckle to crop and edit images and ever draw letters on screen. You can also now use a single slide of your knuckle from left to right to turn on a split-screen.

To aid you in having all your contacts at your fingertips the Mate 8 features handy scanning capabilities. With it cards can be easily identified and the details saved to your contacts list. It is even possible to scan in different languages.


SIM Free & UnlockedYes
Operating SystemAndroid
  • Version6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Custom SkinEMUI 4.0
  • Speed2.3GHz
  • Dual Core
  • Quad Core
  • Make/ModelHUAWEI Kirin 950 (64-bit,16nm FinFET ), Octa-core (4 x 2.3 GHz A72 & 1.8 GHz A53) i5 co-processor
  • Other
Expansion Slot
  • Type
  • Capacity (Up to)
Internal StorageYes
  • Capacity32 GB
  • TouchscreenYes
  • Size6.0
  • TypeFull HD IPS
  • Resolution 1920 x 1080 (368 ppi) 1080p
  • OtherHigh contrast 1500:1
  • Frequencies850/900/1800/1900MHz
  • Speed
  • Frequencies800/850/1900/2100MHz
  • Speed
  • FrequenciesLTE Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26
  • Speed
  • Version4.2
  • Functions
  • VersionWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Version
  • DatamicroUSB (High Speed USB)
  • PowermicroUSB
  • Audio3.5mm audio jack
  • Video Out
Device Controls
  • Keyboard
  • Optical Trackpad
  • Hardware Buttons
  • Other
  • Antenna TypeInternal Glonass
  • A-GPSYes
  • Built-in SoftwareGoogle Maps
  • Megapixels16MP
  • FlashDual-tone flash
  • Camera LensF2.0 BSI CMOS
  • OtherPDAF CAF auto focus & Digital zoom, up to 4x
Front Facing CameraYes
  • Type8MP F2.4
  • AccelerometerYes
  • Proximity SensorYes
  • Digital Compass
  • GyroscopeYes
  • Light SensorYes
  • FormatsMP3, MIDI, AMR-NB, AAC, AAC , eAAC , AMR-WB, WMA2-9, RA, PCM, OGG, and FLAC
  • RecordingMP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI, and RA
  • Formats4K video, H.265, H.264, H.263, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, RV7-10, Xvid, VP8, WMV9
  • Recording3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB, and ASF
Near Field CommunicationYes
FM Radio
  • Capacity4,000 mAh
  • Type
  • Removable
Call Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Standby Time
  • GSM
  • 3G
Dimensions157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm
Weight 185g
OtherFingerprint Sensor
Warranty12 months



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Do you ship internationally?

Yes - If you are located outside of the UK you may want to take a look at our list of FAQs for international customers on the following link:

Is this phone SIM FREE and Unlocked?

Yes, this phone is unlocked and can be used with networks around the world.

Do check the specifications to ensure compatibility in your region with your network provider. No SIM card or contract applies to this phone.

Is this phone brand new?

Yes. Unless the description of the product suggests otherwise (I.e. EX-DEMO) then this product is brand new and has not been used before.

Is there any network/operator branding?


Does the phone have a Micro SDHC/memory card slot?


What SIM card does this phone use?

Nano SIM

Is this handset LTE compatible?

Yes on international LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28

Does this phone have a removable battery?


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  • Stefanos 18/5/2016 Recommend to a friend? Yes
    The best phone i ever had. Great battery life, stunning design and so speedy! Thank you CLOVE!

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