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The Huawei P8max currently has an Informr score of 1 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 1 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • 2 day battery life
  • Good screen with vibrant colors and decent detail
  • Good camera
  • Premium build quality

What's bad

  • Unwieldy size
  • Impossible to use one-handed
  • Some slowdown during intense tasks

Phablets might be the new standard in terms of smartphones, but Huawei takes it a step further with their P8 Max. Measuring in at 7.2 inches tall by 3.7 inches wide, the Max portion of the name is no misnomer. In fact, it is only 0.6 inches smaller than the Nexus 7 tablet. As expected, experts had a difficult time using it one-handed as their thumbs could not stretch across the width of the phone. Although unwieldy, they praise the overall build quality of the phone with Trusted Review stating, "…the Huawei is a brilliantly built product." Like the P8, the Max is made almost entirely of aluminum besides a strip of plastic on the back and Gorilla Glass 4 protecting the front.

Taking up 83 percent of the phone is the 6.8-inch, Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) display. Critics expected the phone to be blocky and grainy, but instead found it to have vibrant colors, good contrast and fairly good detail. With that said, they do think it could have benefited from a quad HD display for additional sharpness. Besides overall quality, they had no problems with overall brightness or viewing angles.

On the hardware side, the Max comes with an octo-core processor – four 1.5GHz cores for basic functionality and four 2.0GHz (or 2.2GHz for the 64GB model) for more intense tasks – and 3GB of RAM. While fast enough when navigating the home screen, reviewers ran into some slow down when launching multiple apps and playing graphics intensive games. The biggest draw of the P8 Max, besides the screen, is its 4,360mAh battery. When put through the ringer, reviewers were able to get two days of normal usage with a single charge. Of course, the heavier the use the faster the battery drains, but they were still able to get over a day heavy use.

The P8 Max has the same 13MP RGBW snapper as the P8. It comes with the same features as well including dual-color dual-LED flash and optical image stabilization. Thanks to these features, experts were able to take good quality images in almost every lighting situation though they add the photos weren't especially "ground-breaking." Still, the only complaint they had was the slow shutter speed.

While the P8 Max is a solid phone, reviewers have a hard time recommending it over the P8 due to its large size. Digital Trends states, "It's a whopping slab of a phone, and really too big for everyday use…That said, the battery life and comparatively compact size makes it tempting – but only if you've got the hands and the pockets to handle it." PC Advisor adds, "Although it's thin, light, compact and attractive, we're not convinced anyone wants a 6.8in phone."

Operating system
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
13+ MP

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Huawei released the P8max on June 30, 2015.

Huawei backs up the P8max with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your P8max has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Huawei P8max's screen size is 6.8 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

2.2 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 930 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system (OS).

13+ MP

You can take photos with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4360 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 600 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Huawei P8max Specs

Release date June 30, 2015
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 930 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 64 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4360 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Up to: 960 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 600 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Luxurious Gold, Mystic Champagne, Titanium Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 18.3 x 9.3 x 0.7 cm (7.2 x 3.7 x 0.3 in)
Weight 228 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 326 pixels
Size 6.8 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 64 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
13+ megapixels
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
5+ megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, XviD
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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