Fall 2016 has come, and every major phone maker already launched their flagship device of the year. Two of the highest rated mobile devices are Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus and the Huawei Mate 8.
The iPhone is much more famous than the Mate 8, but that comes with a price. The 250GB iPhone 7 costs $941.5. On the other hand, Huawei’s handset has two mid-range options: the 32 GB Mate 8 for $499 and the 64 Gb version for $533,99. Both support micro SD memories up to 256 GB.
Apple’s phone comes with iOS 10, an upgrade that brought a wide array of features and added widgets to the home screen, much like the Android 6.0 that comes with the Huawei phone. However, this category is all about user preference.
The iPhone 7 Plus is more sturdy than the Mate 8
The iPhone 7 Plus is water and dust resistant with an IP67 certificate. It means it can dip 30 minutes bellow 1m of water and survive, while it is entirely resistant to dust while the Mate 8 cannot handle water at all.
The primary material of the 7S is aluminum, and it comes in colors black, gray, pink, and gold. The design is somewhat similar to the iPhone 6S, albeit it lacks the headphone jack and the home button is now digital.
Huawei Mate 8 comes in black, gray, brown and gold. The main body is metal and features an ultra-slim design, a re-designed fingerprint sensor, and unique 2.5D Diamond Cut Glass. What’s more, the touch screen takes a much more predominant role on Huawei’s smartphone.
The Mate 8 features Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Both phones feature a similar display. The 7 Plus has a 5.5-inches 1080 x 1920 IPS LCD while the Mate 8 sports a 6.0″ LCD. However, the 7S has a pixel density of 401 pixels per second, while the Mate 8 reaches as much as 367.
The screen of the iPhone 7 Plus is pressure-sensitive, has a protective coating, is scratch resistant, and has light and proximity sensors. Huawei’s option has light and proximity sensors and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
The iPhone 7 Plus supports 4K recording at 30fps
Mate 8’s camera rocks 16MP with dual Led lens. It has optical image stabilization, autofocus, and phase detection. Resolution is crystal clear and images are sharp and detailed.
It also has exposure compensation and ISO to accommodate to low light and sunlight environments, alongside a High Dynamic Range mode (HDR) to get the best possible angle of a single image. The camcorder goes as high as 1920 x 1080 (HD) at 60 frames per second.
On the iPhone’s side, the 12MP camera has Quad Led lens. It has a crystal lens cover, optical image stabilization, autofocus, back-illuminated sensor, a powerful digital zoom, exposure compensation, HDR, burst mode and panorama.
Even if it has more options, details on the background of the pic get lost. However, the camcorder features 4K recording at 30 fps, HD recording at 120 fps, and 720 HD at 240 fps. More so, the recorder has optical image stabilization, time-lapse video, and continues autofocus. The front camera of the 7 Plus has 7 MP and has HDR, while Mate 8 has 8 MP.
Processor, RAM, and battery life
The Mate 8 features an Octa-core 2300 MHz Kirin 950 processor, and the Apple device has a quad-core 2340 MHz A10 Fusion core. Both processors are new and belong in the high-end processor category. 7 Plus has 3 GB Ram, while Mate 8 phone comes either with 3 GB or 4 GB RAM.
Mate 8 has a 4000 mAh battery that can last up to 98h on music playback, 22 days on standby, and 18 hours on 3G navigation. 7 Plus packs a smaller 2900 mAh battery that could last 60 hours on music play, 16 days on standby and around 20 hours on 3G
Source: Phone Arena