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    In 2016, out of office is never really out of office with the Mate 8


    In 2016, out of office is never really out of office - this article is sponsored content.

    Taking work on the road with the Huawei Mate 8

    Do you remember when ‘business’ was only conducted in an ‘office’? Or when, if you wanted to get work done on the road, you needed a laptop? Those were the bad old days. In 2016 more than ever, the not so humble mobile phone is a vital part of a business, enabling people to work wherever they are and regardless of what they need to do. The Huawei Mate 8 is designed to be perfect device for taking the office, out of the office.

    Connectivity

    Connectivity forms the core of an essential mobile business machine and in this regard the Huawei Mate 8 delivers. If you need to be making and receiving calls, it has you covered with its dual SIM slots, excellent signal reception and support for up to 4 2G bands, 9 3G bands and 18 4G bands to connect to most networks worldwide on more frequencies than ever before. This wide range of mobile bands also helps ensure you have mobile data coverage wherever you need to work and is supplemented by dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE. If you can’t get connected with your Mate 8… you probably can’t get connected with anything.

    The Huawei Mate 8 includes support for functioning as a WiFi hotspot, should you need to connect your business laptop to the Internet but no WiFi is available. This enables Internet usage at up to LTE speeds and with its huge battery, you can use the Mate 8 in this mode without fear of running out of power later in the day.

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    Contactable

    The Huawei Mate 8 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest release of Android, and includes the Google Play Store for downloading applications. With well over 1 million apps available in the store, the tools you need to run your business effectively are sure to be available, including a full Microsoft Office suite, Skype, Slack and Podio. The built in Chrome web browser provides a no compromise, desktop-class web experience on your phone too.

    However your team or your clients need to get hold of you, the Mate 8 makes sure you are connected, whenever you need to be.

    On the move

    If you spend a lot of time in the car, the Huawei Mate 8 can still be your ideal business tool. Support for Quick Charge 2.0 means that you can replenish your phone’s battery quickly with a compatible charger. Bluetooth support enables connection to all integrated car hands free systems (or a Bluetooth headset if desired) and the Mate 8 also supports Android Auto, which enables selected Android apps on your compatible car’s infotainment display.

    With Google Maps included free of charge on the Mate 8 providing turn by turn mapping with live traffic incidents and Google Now integration with your work or personal calendar, you have no reason not to be on time anywhere again!

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    Security

    While using your Huawei Mate 8 as your ultimate mobile office is a fantastic experience, it means the device will contain a lot of important data that you wouldn’t want to fall in to the wrong hands. Thankfully, you are covered – not only does the Mate 8 have a rear mounted, lightning fast fingerprint sensor to prevent unauthorised access, the device is also fully encrypted and can be tracked or factory reset online using the Android Device Manager tools (or your corporate BYOD tools). 

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    You can learn more about the Huawei Mate 8 on the Mate 8 microsite.


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    Good that you included the disclaimer at the top Paul. Lots of sites are just posting these Huawei puff-piece press releases as reviews - bit shady really imho.

    The above doesn't actually tell us that much about the phone - just breathless hyperbole about features of modern smartphones!

    Any info about the battery size? [I see from the last article on this that it's nice and big at 4000mAh] Good that it has Marshmallow (albeit with the shonky EMUI skin - not mentioned above)

    Encouraging that it has google maps "free of charge" (wtf?)

    On the level, what do you reckon, Paul? Any good?

    Crumbs! Just saw a review on CNET - 450 quid for the 16gb model???  

     

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    On 3/23/2016 at 1:30 PM, The Soup Thief said:

    Good that you included the disclaimer at the top Paul. Lots of sites are just posting these Huawei puff-piece press releases as reviews - bit shady really imho.

    The above doesn't actually tell us that much about the phone - just breathless hyperbole about features of modern smartphones!

    Any info about the battery size?  Good that it has Marshmallow (albeit with the shonky EMUI skin - not mentioned above)

    Encouraging that it has google maps "free of charge" (wtf?)

    On the level, what do you reckon, Paul? Any good?

    Crumbs! Just saw a review on CNET - 450 quid for the 16gb model???  

     

    On the level, I really like it. EMUI is love it or hate it, of course, but although I could leave lots of it (particularly the launcher, which is thankfully easily replaced), there's no denying it's powerful and contributes to epic battery life. 

    Battery life is super important to me - I am using a S7 Edge at the moment because the battery is good, but the Mate 8 is on a whole other level. I reckon it lasts nearly double as long as the Samsung for me.

    There isn't a 16GB model AFAIK? When it officially becomes available here it'll be £429 on vMall - no word of a lie, I am seriously considering buying one when my loaner has to go back.

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