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Huawei has today launched Huawei Honor 8 Lite, a 'lighter' version of their flagship Huawei Honor 8 launched in India in October last year.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite

The smartphone takes a cue from its elder variant and comes with an all-glass design. It comes with a 5.2-inch Full HD 2.5D curved display.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite runs on EMUI 5.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is 7.6 mm thick. The battery capacity is 3,000 mAh. The fingerprint sensor is aptly placed at the rear.

Kirin 655 octa-core processor powers the device. It is backed by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. The primary camera is a 12 MP shooter, while the secondary camera boasts of an 8 MP wide-angle lens.

Huawei Honor 8 Lite comes in black and blue (to be available later during the month) color variants. It will be available tomorrow onwards (offline only) at a price of ₹17,999 ($280 approx.)

Huawei Honor 8 Lite specifications

Operating System: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Processor: Kirin 655 octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 64 GB internal (non-expandable)
Display: 5.5-inch FHD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 73.0x147.2x7.6 mm
Weight: 147 g
Price: ₹17,999 ($280 approx.)
Finally, after lots of teasers, Huawei has launched their latest smartphone, the Huawei Honor 6X, in India. It features a dual camera set-up at the rear for phone photography enthusiasts.

Huawei Honor 6X front

The device comes with a 5.5 inch full HD (1920x1080 pixels) display. It has a metal unibody design, with curved 2.5D glass on front and edges.

Huawei Honor 6X is powered by Kirin 655 quad-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz. There are two models - 3 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage and 4 GB RAM packed with 64 gigs memory. The memory is expandable up to 128 GB, thanks to the hybrid SIM/microSD card slot.

The rear camera is a dual lens set-up (12 MP + 2 MP), along with a wide aperture (f/0.95 - f/16). The second lens is aimed to get the depth of field information to create the bokeh effect. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter.

The smartphone is packed with 3,340 mAh battery. The device runs on EMUI operating system, based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Updates to Android 7.0 Nougat are promised.

Huawei Honor 6X rear

Huawei Honor 6X will be available exclusively on Amazon via the flash sale model. The first sale is scheduled for 2nd next month, registrations for which have already begun. The base variant is priced at ₹12,999 ($190 approx.), while the high-end model costs ₹15,999 ($235 approx.).

Huawei Honor 6X specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 1.7 GHz quad-core
Memory: 3/4 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5-inch Full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 + 2 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,340 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.2x150.9x8.2 mm
Price: ₹12,999 ($190 approx.) for 3/32 GB variant; ₹15,999 ($235 approx.) for 4/64 gigs version
Google has launched the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones to take the Apple devices head-on. This also means that the Nexus brand of devices is now officially discontinued. Now that the bandwagon of Android flagships is passed onto the new devices, it is high time we see how the new products fare against their predecessors. In this post, Google Pixel XL is compared with last year's Huawei Nexus 6P, which was launched in India in October last year. It was also one of the most googled devices of the year.

Google Pixel XL versus Huawei Nexus 6P

Color options

Black and silver are the standard color options across both the devices. Apart from that, Pixel XL offers a new blue variant, while the Nexus 6P comes in gold and white as well.


Google Pixel XL is 154.7 mm in height, 75.7 mm in width and 7.3 mm in depth. Huawei Nexus 6P is 159.3 mm in height, 77.8 mm in width and 7.3 mm in depth. Thus, Nexus 6P is around 3% taller and wider in comparison.

Display pixel density

Pixel XL boasts of a pixel density of 534 ppi, while Nexus 6P has only 518 ppi. This is evident since Pixel has a smaller display.

Display size

Pixel XL features a 5.5-inch display, while Nexus 6P sports a 5.7-inch display. Hence, Nexus 6P has a 3.5% bigger screen than that of Pixel XL.

Internal storage options

Google Pixel XL has only 32 and 128 GB models. Huawei Nexus 6P offers an additional 64 GB variant.


Pixel XL is available at $769 (for 32 GB variant), $869 (for 128 GB variant). Nexus 6P is available at $499 (for 32 GB variant), $549 (for 64 GB variant), $649 (for 128 GB variant).


Google Pixel XL boasts of 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core chipset clocked at 2.15 GHz. Nexus 6P runs on 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor clocked at 2 GHz.


Pixel XL offers 4 GB RAM, while Nexus 6P only has 3 GB. So you get an extra gigabyte of RAM in the former.

Virtual Assistant

Pixel XL comes with the new Google Assistant. Nexus 6P features the junior Google Now assistant.

Virtual Reality support

Google Pixel XL is Google Daydream ready out-of-the-box, while the Huawei Nexus 6P is not.


Pixel XL weighs 168 grams, while Nexus 6P weighs 178 grams. Thus, Nexus 6P is almost 6% heavier.

Other common features

  • Aluminum unibody design
  • Not water resistant
  • 2560x1440 pixels (QHD) screen resolution
  • Pressure insensitive AMOLED display
  • Single lens 12 MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, and 8 MP secondary camera
  • Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) missing
  • 3,450 mAh battery capacity; fast charging supported
  • USB Type-C interface
  • No wireless charging
  • Non-expandable storage
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Rear fingerprint sensors
  • Onscreen buttons instead of capacitive touch ones
  • NFC enabled. Hence Android Pay supported
  • Android 7 Nougat


Huawei Nexus 6P is, without a doubt, an excellent phone. On paper, the Google Pixel XL sounds very promising. Also, since it is the first phone to bear the Google banner, I expect it to bridge the gap between software and hardware that is visible in other Android flagships. Google Assistant and Google Daydream also sound promising. A detailed review should clear out the picture soon.
Huawei has today launched its latest dual camera lens smartphone under the Honor branding at an event held in New Delhi. It is named Honor 8, with the number when tilted representing the two lenses at the rear. Two other devices, Honor 8 Smart (a toned-down variant of the Honor 8) and Honor Holly 3 (first Honor phone to be made in India) are also launched.

Huawei Honor 8

The most marketed dual camera used in the smartphone is f/2.2 12 MP lens with dual tone flash and laser autofocus - one of them is an RGB color lens while the other is a monochrome one. The front camera is a f/2.4 8 MP shooter.

Honor 8 is a sleek and elegant looking device with a double-sided glass design. It runs on Huawei's custom skin, Emotion UI 4.1 on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The device comes with USB Type-C and supports single nano SIM with 4G LTE.

A 16-nm Kirin 950 octa-core chipset (four of them clocked at 2.3 GHz, while the rest four at 1.4 GHz) powers the device. It draws its power from a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery (no fast charging support) and has 4 GB RAM with 32 GB internal storage and up to 128 GB external storage support. The display used is a 5.2-inch FHD panel.

There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear. Not only does it provide an extra layer of security, but also lets one create shortcuts to perform various actions with its Smart Key feature. The fingerprint module is a button (meaning it can be pressed)! One can customize the actions it must do when pressed once or twice.

Huawei has put some extra thought in the after-sales service of the product. The smartphone has a two-year warranty as opposed to the traditional one-year warranty. Also, the touch screen is replaceable within the first three months.

Huawei Honor 8 is available in gold, blue and white color options. It is priced at ₹29,999 ($450 approx.).

Huawei Honor 8 specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: Kirin 950 octa-core
Memory: 4 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB internal  (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.2-inch full HD
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 12 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.0x145.5x7.45 mm
Weight: 153 g
Price: ₹29,999 ($450 approx.)
Huawei has launched the Huawei MateBook, a two-in-one device, at Mobile World Congress 2016. This comes unexpected, since Huawei was never into PCs. But since everybody wants a pie of the convertible devices market share, why should they stay behind?

Huawei MateBook

The MateBook aims to combine the mobility of a smartphone with the productivity of a laptop. The device is made of high-quality aluminium unibody. The MateBook features a strong protective body, and its slim profile and ultra-low weight of just 640 g makes it ideal to take anywhere.

The MateBook is portable and stylish. It is a premium product that perfectly balances mobility, productivity and design. The device features a 6th Generation Intel Core m-series processor in a thin and lightweight fanless design. Built to operate on Windows 10, the MateBook also features Microsoft productivity tools, including Microsoft Edge and Cortana, the digital personal assistant.

The MateBook’s 12-inch IPS multi-touch screen is enhanced by an ultra-narrow frame and a screen-to-body ratio of 84%. The screen boasts a resolution of 2160x1440 pixels and a 160-degree wide angle.

The MateBook keyboard case is made of soft PU leather. The durability of the keyboard case also provides an ideal level of protection. The keyboard features a 1.5 mm keystroke and a chiclet keycap design. The built-in touchpad uses multi-touch technology that supports smooth and precise finger movements.

The MateBook runs on Windows 10. The device offers 4 or 8 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a SSD with capacity of up to 512 GB. Huawei is able to deliver a fanless design, ensuring zero noise.

Its 33.7 Wh high-density lithium battery provides enough power for nine hours of work, nine consecutive hours of internet use and 29 hours of music playback. The MateBook’s battery can attain a full charge in just two-and-a-half hours. The device can power up to 60% battery strength in just an hour.

The MateBook provides security through the fingerprint recognition feature that supports 360-degree sensitive identification.

The accompanying MatePen stylus offers 2,048 levels of sensitivity. MatePen supports graphics and mathematic functions, and can be used as a laser pointer for delivering presentations.

The MateBook features a Wi-Fi mobile hotspot. Other features include a seamless data transfer capability that allows drag-and-drop document transfer to and from Android smartphones.

The MateBook will be available in Asia, Europe and North America in the coming months and will be available in two color options, viz. grey and gold. The price ranges from $699 (for m3 with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD) to $1,599 (for m7 with 8 GB and 512 GB SSD).

Huawei MateBook specifications

Operating System: Windows 10
Processor: 6th Generation Intel Core m-series
Memory: 4/8 GB RAM
Storage: 128/256/512 GB internal
Display: 12-inch IPS
Resolution (pixels): 2160x1440
Battery: 33.7 Wh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): -
Weight: 640 g
Price: $699-$1,599
Huawei has today launched their latest mid-range device, the Honor 5X, in India. It was first launched in China in October last year. Another device, the Honor Holly 2 Plus has also been launched.

Huawei Honor 5X

The smartphone is powered by a 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 616 octa-core processor, and 2 GB RAM.

The device features 13 MP rear camera with dual LED flash, and 5 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5.5-inch FHD IPS display, with 1920x1080 pixels resolution and density of 401 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 3,000 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) is available.

The smartphone supports 4G LTE, and features a fingerprint sensor. It runs EMUI 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone is available on Amazon and Flipkart. It comes in three color options, viz. grey, silver and gold, and is priced at 
₹12,999 ($190 approx.).

Huawei Honor 5X specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.5 inch FHD IPS
Resolution (pixels): 1920x1080
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 3,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 76.3x151.3x8.15 mm
Weight: 158 g
Price: Get a price on the Huawei Honor 5X
Huawei has today launched their latest entry-level device, the Honor Holly 2 Plus, in India. It is the successor to Honor Holly, which was launched in 2014. Another device, Honor 5X, has also been launched.

Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus

The smartphone is powered by a 64-bit 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6735 quad-core processor, and 2 GB RAM.

The device features 13 MP rear camera with auto focus and LED flash, and 5 MP front camera.

The smartphone features a 5-inch HD IPS LCD display, with 1280x720 pixels resolution and density of 296 pixels-per-inch.

The device runs on a 4,000 mAh battery. Storage capacity of 16 GB (expandable up to 128 GB) is available.

The smartphone supports dual SIM 4G LTE. It runs EMUI 3.1, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The smartphone will be available on Amazon and Flipkart February 16th onwards. It is priced at 
₹8,499 ($125 approx.).

Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus specifications

Operating System: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core

Memory: 2 GB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal (expandable up to 128 GB)
Display: 5.0 inch HD IPS LCD
Resolution (pixels): 1280x720
Primary camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary camera: 5 megapixel
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 71.8x143.1x9.7 mm
Weight: 160 g
Price: Get a price on the Huawei Honor Holly 2 Plus
Huawei has unveiled Jewel and Elegant versions of its premium smartwatch at CES this year. Note that their first smartwatch was launched in September last year (versions Classic, Active and Elite). These new versions are targeted at female customers. Needless to say, the devices sport an elegant look, which is in line with the latest fashion trends.

Huawei Watch Jewel

Featuring Swarovski Zirconia dotted around the rose gold-plated case, each measuring 1.5 mm in size, the Jewel glistens and shines.

The Elegant edition has a knurled pattern effect around its rose gold-plated case.

These female versions come with the same specs as that of the original Huawei Watch. That means an AMOLED display of 1.4-inch with 400x400 pixel resolution, pixel density 286 ppi, 300 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery, 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal storage.

Complemented beautifully by the two genuine Italian leather watch straps, available in pearl white and sapphire blue, both these versions come pre-loaded with over 40 watch faces.

Huawei Watch Elegant

Powered by Android Wear, the devices display alerts for calls, texts, instant messages and emails. They are both Android and iOS compatible. They also feature Bluetooth connectivity for wireless headphones usage. They also feature a heart rate sensor and a motion sensor.

They also sport scratch-proof sapphire crystal, coating their circular 44mm faces. The devices get their strength from the cold-forged stainless steel. They are plated in rose gold.

These new versions will be available beginning March this year. All the countries where the original devices are available will also sell the new versions.
Google today announced the much awaited launch of its latest range of Nexus phone in partnership with smartphone maker Huawei. Running on its latest version of Android 'Marshmallow 6.0, Nexus 6P offers a stock Android experience. Note that this device was first announced last month. Another Nexus device, LG Nexus 5X, is also launched alongwith.

Huawei Nexus 6P

The smartphone is manufactured by Huawei, and is a full metal body phone that comes with a larger 5.7-inch WQHD display, and 3,450 mAh battery. It is powered by a Snapdragon 810 v2.1 SoC, and 3 GB of RAM. It also has the same 12.3 MP rear camera as the 5X, but comes with an 8 MP front facing camera with HDR+ shooting mode.

The device offers an enhanced version of "Now on Tap", allowing users to get additional information, take actions or navigate between apps.

The device will be available at ₹39,999 ($615 approx.) for 32 GB variant, and ₹42,999 ($660 approx.) for 64 GB variant. It is available for pre-order in India through Amazon and Flipkart.

We also compared both the Nexus variants on the basis of their specifications.

Huawei Nexus 6P specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64/128 GB internal
Display: 5.7-inch WQHD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 12.3 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,450 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.8x159.3x7.3 mm
Weight: 178 g
Google today announced their latest Nexus model in partnership with Huawei, the Nexus 6P. It is now the first Chinese manufacturer to develop a Nexus smartphone. Another Nexus device, the Nexus 5X, developed by the Korean OEM LG has also been announced. This is in line with Apple devices, wherein two variants of iPhones are launched at a time.

Huawei Nexus 6P

The device runs on 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor, and possesses 3 GB RAM.

It runs on Android Marshmallow. Now this is the beauty and USP of Nexus devices, you get stock Android with the latest version installed.

On the imaging front, the smartphone features 12.3 MP rear camera. It is accompanied with laser auto-focus and dual LED flash. The front camera is a 8 MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture, and is capable of clicking wide-angle selfies.

The smartphone sports a 5.7-inch QHD display, which is smaller than that of Nexus 6 (6-inch).

Three variants will be available - one with 32 GB internal storage, another with 64 GB internal storage, and yet another with 128 GB internal storage. The battery capacity is 3,450 mAh.

At the rear of the device is placed a fingerprint sensor, to provide one-touch access to the smartphone and various apps. It is named the Nexus Imprint.

The device features the latest USB Type-C port.

The device is priced at $499 for 32 GB variant, $549 for 64 GB variant, and $649 for 128 GB variant. It can be pre-ordered beginning today in US, UK, Japan and Ireland. Shipping begins by the end of next month.

Huawei Nexus 6P specifications

Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Processor: 2.0 GHz octa-core
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Storage: 32/64/128 GB internal
Display: 5.7 inch WQHD
Resolution (pixels): 2560x1440
Primary camera: 12.3 megapixel
Secondary camera: 8 megapixel
Battery: 3,450 mAh
Dimensions (WidthxHeightxDepth): 77.8x159.3x7.3 mm
Weight: 178 g