Samsung Galaxy Note 5
A Samsung Electronics Galaxy Note 5 smartphone is seen at the company's headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, October 27, 2015. Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji

After the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2016 hosted last week in Las Vegas, consumers now have more options for handsets from different brands, which were released at the event. The Huawei Mate 8, which was launched at the CES event, may prove highly competitive against Samsung’s Galaxy S6. Let us find out how Huawei’s own flagship model fared against the Galaxy S6.

Design and display

According to Vine Report, the Huawei Mate 8 has a metal body cover that is offered in varied coloured options like mocha brown, gray, gold and silver colours. On the other hand, the Galaxy S6 has a metallic body frame that appears in blue, white, black and gold colour options.

The Huawei Mate 8 sports a very big 6-inch screen size that offers an IPS-NEO LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolutions at 368ppi. However, if you prefer large display screen sizes then the Samsung Galaxy S6’s 5.1-inch screen size may not appeal to you, though the device offers high resolution and an f/1.9 aperture for better picture quality.


Reports further suggest that the Mate 8 is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset inside along with four cores set at a 1.8GHz Cortex A53 processor. For a powerful gaming experience, gamers can enjoy great graphics quality due to a Mali-T880 MP4 graphic technology used in the phone.

On the contrary, the Galaxy S6 gives you the most reliable performance with its 64-bit architecture integrated inside and an advanced GPU. Thus, you can easily navigate through various multimedia functions and perform multitasks easily on the S6.


As for the camera, the Huawei Mate 8 features a 16MP rear camera, designed with an autofocus technology, a face detection feature and Dual-LED. The phone has an 8MP front camera. The Samsung Galaxy S6 has a powerful 16MP rear camera, together with a 5MP front camera.

If prices are compared between these two phones, the Galaxy S6 costs much lesser than the Huawei Mate 8. The Galaxy S6 is priced at US$199 (approx. AU$288) with a two-year contract, while the Mate 8 is priced at US$643 (approx. AU$930) for its unlocked version. Although, both the phones have stunning features, you may prefer buying the Galaxy S6 considering its cheap price.