Huawei is an increasingly familiar name in the smartphone industry. It had a lot of great smartphones before and now, they are planning to compete with the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 and other big tablets with its own offering, the Huawei Ascend Mate. While not as big as the Galaxy Mega 6.3, the Ascend Mate is at a size of 6.1-inch.
The Huawei Ascend Mate is certainly comfortable to hold but it needs to be navigated with two-hands instead of one. The bezel on the other hand makes the phone less thick as you thought it would be. At a little bit less than 200g and a maximum thickness of 9.9mm, it isn’t too big nor heavy as you would expect from a phone of its size. It looks good as well with its matte plastic body.
The 6.1-inch screen is covered with Gorilla Glass and has a resolution of 1,280 x 720. While we had expected a full HD screen, a HD would suffice as well. The processor inside on the other hand is a 1.5GHz quad-core Huawei HiSilicon K3V2. It also has a 16-core GPU to handle all of the graphics intensive applications as well. When compared between the LG Optimus G Pro and the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the Huawei Ascend Mate is the last between the three. However, its scores aren’t far behind with the Note II although the Optimus G Pro proves to be the far superior device amongst the three.
The Ascend Mate comes with an 8.0MP rear camera along with a 1.0MP front-facing camera. There is no NFC support present although you may be pleased to hear that it do have Bluetooth v4.0+BLE in it. There is also a microSD slot that is expandable up to 32GB. Battery life on the other hand should be good considering that it has a 4,050 mAh battery.