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Topic # 185748 3-Dec-2015 18:08
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has anyone used a Huawei Mate S yet? the fingerprint scanner looks promising! 

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  Reply # 1440120 3-Dec-2015 19:40
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The Huawei devices have excellent finger scanners. Their phones have gone from strength to strength in the last 18 months




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  Reply # 1440389 4-Dec-2015 11:18
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Yep, Huawei have made big strides. I had the P8Max and enjoyed it. Regards the Mate S I would recommend skipping it and going for the Mate 8. The Kirin 935 SoC in the S is not that good (same one in the P8Max, poor GPU), whereas the 950 in the 8 looks competitive.




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  Reply # 1440422 4-Dec-2015 12:03
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NZtechfreak: Yep, Huawei have made big strides. I had the P8Max and enjoyed it. Regards the Mate S I would recommend skipping it and going for the Mate 8. The Kirin 935 SoC in the S is not that good (same one in the P8Max, poor GPU), whereas the 950 in the 8 looks competitive.


Its not yet clear if the Mate 8 will be available for the NZ market, but yes it would be worth waiting for




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  Reply # 1440432 4-Dec-2015 12:33
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I hope they bring it here, but I suspect it'll be a PB Tech/grey import only handset in NZ. Outside of the main P8 model they seem to have little will to really bring a lot of their other handsets to wider audiences (maybe not a matter of will, ? not enough scale on the manufacturing front). Whatever the case, I wish it were otherwise. I think I'll probably grab one from AliExpress and see how it goes. I think battery life should be great, and I'll look forward to that as the Nexus 6P I currently have is underwhelming there.




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  Reply # 1440654 4-Dec-2015 17:24
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Noticed Noel leeming have this on there web site now and in stock in most locations


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  Reply # 1440698 4-Dec-2015 19:37
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Link here

http://products.noelleeming.co.nz/search?w=mate+S&view=list

some bundles with bonus stuff as well


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Terrible price for a Kirin 935 device!




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  Reply # 1448755 11-Dec-2015 14:23
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Awaiting delivery of the Mate 8 here, purchased through AliExpress. Looking forward to seeing what it's made of.




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  Reply # 1448764 11-Dec-2015 14:34
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NZtechfreak: Awaiting delivery of the Mate 8 here, purchased through AliExpress. Looking forward to seeing what it's made of.


Look forward to seeing your experience with this device




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