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Huawei Ascend Mate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 255 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the usability and design. The responsiveness and battery are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the features.

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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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 5 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Mate black Unlocked Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1" HD Screen 1.5GHz quad-core 2GB Smartphone phone

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Review Huawei Ascend Mate Smartphone


Big, bigger, Huawei Ascend Mate. Although officially a smartphone

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

The perseverance of the Ascend Mate through the test day. Powered by the 4,050 mAh battery, the smartphone emerges as a genuine endurance runner. That is all the more impressive since the XXL display certainly diverts a certain amount of the available...

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE


Huawei's 6.1-inch Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE offers a big display and nearly 15 hours of battery for just $299 without a contract, making it a strong value.

Affordable no-contract price; Incredibly long battery life; Doubles as device charger; Big and vibrant display

Relatively low-resolution screen; Interface can feel cluttered; Camera struggles in low light


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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G (Unlocked)


For half the price of mainstream unlocked phones, the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G delivers a polished, supersized-phablet experience with unrivaled battery life.

Only $299 unlocked. Giant 6.1-inch display. Outstanding battery life

Relatively low-resolution display. Heavy-handed Android skin

Want to know the best thing about smartphones? They keep getting bigger, I stay the same size. I'm being facetious, of course, but in truth, I'm starting to see why some people lust after these monolithic devices. And while smartphone sizes have inched...

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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G


The 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G doesn't have the most recent Android version, the highest camera quality, or the sharpest new specs. But it does have one of the lowest prices we've seen for a phone this huge -- and its solid performance, and...

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G has a fun custom interface, 16GB of internal storage, clear call quality, and mostly strong data and internal performance.

Weak image quality from the Mate 2's 13-megapixel camera, a poor speakerphone, and low pixel density in the screen are drawbacks. It's also far too big for some hands.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a phone for the size and price of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G that performs as well as it does.

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Review: Incredible Battery Life & Value


While there's some level of choice for high-spec, high-value smartphones at the ~5" display size segment, the same is far from true for phablets. The Galaxy Note line is generally considered to be the only phablet worth looking at, and there really...

I'll have to admit here that coming into the review, I wasn't expecting much - not from the Ascend Mate 2 and not from Huawei itself. After all, while Huawei was making some interesting smartphones as an OEM outside the US, it remained an ODM in the US...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G hands-on: First look


Huawei has just unveiled its new Ascend Mate 2 phablet here at CES 2014, and we've got all the juicy details for you to sink your teeth into.

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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...

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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.

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Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review


It feels like the Ascend Mate7 is a device that was designed and created with the task of making a statement: Huawei may not be as recognizable as other brands, but the company is not about to let that stand in the way of making great products. There's...

Metal and sturdy construction ; Industry-leading fingerprint scanner on the back ; Attractive, lag-free interface ; Record-setting battery life ; Support for a large number of LTE bands

The camera could use some work – shots often suffer from improper exposition and color abnormalities ; Minimum brightness is too high for comfortable viewing in dark environments ; Lacks 4K UHD video recording

The Huawei Ascend Mate7 isn't for everybody. Certainly, the 6-inch screen will put off a sizable portion of potential customers, as that's obviously way into phablet territory. On the bright side, however, the Mate7 is a really compact device relative...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 Review


Big phones are giving smartphone companies some banging business, as many consumers have ceremoniously adopted the notion of owning these gargantuan sized things. Huawei entered the foray last year with its Ascend Mate, but this year's successor brings...

The best battery life on any smartphone out right now ; 299.99 outright cost is a bargain ; Camera is pretty good at taking photos ; 4G LTE connectivity is finally in tow

Design is rather boring looking ; Display resolution is rather low at 241 ppi ; Video recording quality is disappointing

Concurrently marking this special occasion, where the Ascend Mate 2 is Huawei’s first smartphone to feature wide band 4G LTE support, the phone is being treated to royalty by being sold through Huawei’s US-centric online shop. Impressively, consumers...