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Huawei Ascend Mate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 269 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the value for money and design. The usability and battery are also appreciated, 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 94/100 = 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 Mate7 review: Stargazer


The Huawei Ascend Mate7 is the company's first phablet ready for primetime, with two credible midrangers in the Mate series giving Huawei the confidence to stand up to rival flagships. Never mind the digit in the title, the Mate7 is actually a 6"...

Cat. 6 LTE connectivity, 300Mbps rated download speed ; Optional dual-SIM model for certain markets and you choose to use the second slot as either a SIM or a microSD slot) ; 6" 16M-color 1080p IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3,...

Non-exchangeable battery ; No 4K or 1080p video recording @ 60fps ; Will compete against QHD screens in this price range

The Ascend Mate7 is probably a logical next step for Huawei after a couple of solid midrange attempts in the same genre. The Mate7 will mix with the big boys in a niche, which has only been getting busier and has a prominent newcomer this season.


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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king


The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G is a landmark for the manufacturer in the United States. The 6.1" LTE phablet is the first device, which the company will offer in the country as a standalone OEM, via its own online store, without partnering with a wireless...

6.1" 720p IPS+ LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3, usable with gloves; 79% screen to body ratio ; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI 2.0 ; 1.6GHz Cortex-A7 quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm MSM8928 Snapdragon 400 chipset; 2GB of RAM ; 16GB of...

Android 4.3 is already an outdated OS choice in mid-2014 ; Emotion UI 2.0 might not fit all tastes ; No changes in design since the previous generation ; No NFC

After spending plenty of quality time with it, we can safely conclude that the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G proved to be exactly what we expected. By combining quality mid-range specs headed by a large IPS display, a beefy battery with outstanding endurance,...

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G LTE Review


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

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.

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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.