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The sleek Ascend P8, with a metal body and an octa core processor is challenging the high-tier variant of the Moto X, which is powered by a hexa core processor. We’ll compare these devices in order to see if they have any features in common and to conclude which one is a better buy.

Designs and Displays

The Ascend P8 is a premium phone, having a stylish look which reminds us of Apple’s iPhone 5S – an aluminum body with a wide bad at the top (which is white or black) and a thin strip at the bottom. The 16GB model is available in two colors: Titanium Grey and Mystic Champagne, while the 64GB model comes in variants of Carbon Black and Prestige Gold. However, the back is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, making it look even more luxurious. The dimensions of the device are 144.9 x 72.1 x 6.4 mm, it weights 144 grams and the screen is IPS-NEO LCD, sized at 5.2-inch, and it has a respectable resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, which gives a pixel density of 424 ppi.

The Moto X Pure Edition retained the comfortable curved backing from its predecessor, but it’s much taller than the Moto X 2014, being fitted with a 5.7-inch LCD screen with a QHD resolution which results in a pixel density of 520ppi. The body is water resistant and the back is customizable, as you can choose a different color or material such as wood or leather. Also, on the Moto Maker website you will find 10 variants of colors for the metal plate which houses the camera and the logo. The dimensions of the Moto X Pure Edition are 153.9 x 76.2 x 11.1 mm, and the total weight is 179 grams.


The Huawei P8 is powered by a 64-bit HiSilicon Kirin 930 octa-core processor which has four cores running at 1.5GHz and four cores running at 2GHz, being backed by a Mali-T628 MP4 GPU and 3GB of RAM, while the internal memory supports expansion up to 128GB.

The Moto X Pure Edition uses Qualcomm’s weaker 64-bit Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor which has two cores running at 1.8GHz and four cores running at 1.44GHz. The internal configuration contains also an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. As for the internal memories, the three variants of 16/32/64 GB can be increased up to 128GB.


The rear camera of the Moto X Pure Edition has a higher resolution of 21MP and supports phase detection autofocus, but it lacks optical image stabilization, the feature which was added to the 13MP camera of the Huawei P8. However, the latter device has a better front camera of 8MP, but it lacks LED flash – another advantage for the Motorola device, whose secondary shooter supports 5MP.


The power for the Moto X Pure Edition comes from a 3000mAh battery, which is more resistant than the 2680mAh battery which was used for the Huawei P8.


The Huawei P8 is a dual-SIM phone and its price is $550 – $650, depending on the configuration, while the price for the Moto X Pure Edition starts at $400.

The Motorola device has a Turbo Charger feature, which charges the device up to 34 percent, in 15 minutes, and in our opinion, it’s a better deal – because it has a QHD screen, a better camera and a larger battery.

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