While the Huawei Mate 8 is rolling out internationally, it is likely that the device is going to get a lot of competition from smaller smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6. Here is how these two differently sized smartphones fare in a comparison.
In terms of design, the Mate 8 is a standout as it has a full metal body and curved edges that allow users to keep a good grip on it. However, the fingerprint scanner is positioned on the back panel and not incorporated into the home button, but it is still very accurate. As for colors, the device comes in silver, gold, mocha brown and gray.
Coming to the Galaxy S6 from Samsung, it has a metal frame but its back panel features Gorilla Glass 4. There is a fingerprint scanner on the device positioned on the home button. As for colors, it comes in white, gold, blue and black.
When it comes to display size, the Mate 8 is way ahead as it has an LCD version measuring 6.0 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and a density of 368 pixels per inch. As for the smaller Galaxy S6, it has a Super AMOLED screen measuring 5.1 inches with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and a density of 577 pixels per inch.
There is an Exynos 7420 chipset on the Galaxy S6 and it is coupled with an octa-core CPU along with a Mali-T760MP8 GPU. However, the Mate 8 has a faster HiSilicon Kirin 950 chipset coupled with an octa-core CPU and a Mali-T880 MP4 GPU.
With no memory slot on the Galaxy S6, there is no possibility of external storage being tacked on, but the slot on the Mate 8 can support up to 128 GB. As for the RAM, the Mate 8 either has 3 GB or 4 GB while the Galaxy S6 has 3 GB onboard.
The camera on the Galaxy S6 is a 16 megapixel version with OIS and it is similar to the version on the Galaxy S6 Edge, which is ranked at the number two slot on DxOMark. As for the Mate 8, its 16 megapixel version has OIS but it has not been ranked by DxOMark.
Comparing pricing, the Samsung Galaxy S6 can be acquired for $199 with a two year contract, while the Huawei Mate 8 costs around $643 unlocked.