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Huawei Ascend Mate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 856 reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and battery also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, while the portability and performance get negative opinions.

screen, battery, usability, size, price

performance, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend Mate is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate review: Gentle giant

 

Huawei are making sure they're taken seriously as a phone maker. They're actually well past the newcomer stage and, with a market the size of China behind them, Huawei's appetite will only be growing bigger to compete with the establishment.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE; penta-band 3G with HSPA ; 6.1" 16M-color 720p IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass, Magic Touch, usable with gloves ; Android OS v4.1.2 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI ; Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A9, 16-core GPU; Huawei...

Big, even for a phablet ; No homescreen auto-rotation ; Non user-replaceable battery ; No NFC ; Outdated CPU architecture

A niche pioneered by Samsung is suddenly such a busy place that the Koreans are forced to revisit it with a new strategy. Smartphone manufacturers, big and small, are keen to emulate the success of the Note lineup, without actually meaning to stand in...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (engadget.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate review: a supersized phone with supreme battery life

 

When Huawei revealed the Ascend Mate at CES this year, it felt like smartphones had reached an end point -- they surely couldn't get any larger. We've

Giant, attractive screen ; Ample battery life ; Low price

Slow ; Middling camera ; Low storage

The Ascend Mate tops them all for screen size and battery life, but it's a budget phone on the inside.

May, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Huawei Ascend Mate Smartphone

 

Big, bigger, Huawei Ascend Mate. Although officially a smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate could pass easily as a tablet with its 6.1-inch display. But as the test shows, the XXL phone has quite a bit more to offer than just its imposing screen.

Very large 6.1-inch display, High-quality workmanship, Very bend and torsion resistant, Precise and bright touchscreen, Large viewing angle stability, Up to 21 Mbit/s in UMTS network, supports LTE, Good performance for games and applications, Very good...

Reflective surface, Image quality of cameras only average, Occasional quiet extraneous noise while phoning with landlines, Moderate speaker sound, A better quality main camera. A resolution of 8 MP isn't everything – the Ascend Mate doesn't take bad...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel P. (phonearena.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate Review

 

Barring the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3, the Huawei Ascend Mate would have been in a league of its own. The League of Extraordinary Diagonals, that is, as the phone sports a monster 6.1” display. Huawei's largest handset, however, certainly has enough...

Ample battery capacity ; Stereo sound recording ; Pentaband radio ; Very good call quality ; Neat and functional Emotion UI ; Screen can be used with gloves on

Pictures look sharp only at the center of the frame ; Very noisy low light video capture ; Just a third of the 8 GB internal storage is user-available

With big-screen handsets, the game is to replace your phone, tablet, laptop, camera and so on, with one converging device, but we'll leave to Mr Market to decide whether this can be done via a 6.1" smartphone successfully enough.

May, 2013

Expert review by : thinkdigit.com (thinkdigit.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate Review

 

For Rs. 24,900 you get some pretty good specifications under the hood of the Ascend Mate and a really large display. For the same price you get some really great performing devices such as the Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and more. What the Ascend Mate...

Smooth interface, Display is good for multimedia content, Simple design, Runs games and apps smoothly

Lacklustre camera, Display resolution could be better, Uncomfortable for single hand use

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate Review

 

The Ascend Mate may not be for everyone but for those looking at over-sized smartphones, this could be it. It's a very capable smartphone and could be an ideal replacement for a tablet-smartphone combo at a very compelling price point.

Jul, 2013

Expert review by (itp.net)

Huawei Ascend Mate

 

Functional midrange phablet, but unlikely to get your pulse racing

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Kristofer Wouk (androidauthority.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate Review

 

Is the Ascend Mate enough to help Huawei break into a market currently dominated by Samsung and LG? Okay, probably not, but is this a phone worth buying? Read our review to find out.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Sidney Wong (hardwarezone.com)

Huawei Ascend Mate - Is Bigger Always Better?

 

Huawei blurs the line further between smartphones and tablets with the 6.1-inch Ascend Mate. While smartphones with big displays are getting more popular among consumers today, is the Huawei Ascend Mate a little too big for its own good? Let's find out...

Large, beautiful IPS display ; Long battery life ; Affordable large-screen phone

Slightly sluggish performance ; Average imaging performance ; Overwhelming size and weight ; No LTE support

At the start of the review, we posted two questions on the Huawei Ascend Mate. First, does the Ascend Mate replace the need to have a separate phone and tablet device? Second, is a 6.1-inch smartphone practical in our daily life?

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Malcolm Owen (electronista.com)

Review: Huawei Ascend Mate

 

Huawei attempts to create its own phablet

Battery life ; Great audio from speaker ; Large screen ; Adequate display resolution

Small storage capacity ; Plastic construction ; Occasional slowness ; Screen size can be impractical

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:4050
Battery performance:4050
Standby time (3G):216
Talk time (2G):48
Talk time (3G):28

Call Management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Display Diagonal:6.1
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC+, mp3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback mode:Playlist, Rotation, Slideshow
Playback Modes:Playlist, Rotation, Slideshow
Video compression format:AVI, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVI,MPEG4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:WPS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y

Processor

Processor cores:4
Processor frequency:1.5

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39
Height:6.46
Weight:6.98
Width:3.37