Huawei Ascend Mate is proof that phones are getting bigger and bigger, but unfortunately also more expensive. However, Ascend Mate brings some changes here. First, it’s a phablet that’s larger than the Samsung Galaxy Note, and its price won’t clear our half-empty pockets. This is truly the first Huawei phone of this size to be offered at an affordable price. Therefore, the Huawei Ascend Mate can become your first phone in this category. In general, the Ascend Mate brings some features already seen on some models of this Chinese manufacturer, but its main plan is to steal the market share held by Samsung.
Huawei Ascend Mate screen
The screen is the first and most important thing with this big phone. The 6.1-inch IPS LCD screen offers a great advantage over the competition. In addition to the large dimensions, the screen has a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels, which is considered very good for this type of device. If you plan to carry your new phone in a bag (although we really don’t see where else it could fit) you should relax, because the screen is protected from scratches and nothing will happen when it “hangs out” with keys, pens and other sharp things that can be found there.
This screen has some good sides, such as increased sensitivity to gloves, which is especially important during the cold period of the year. The Huawei Ascend Mate may not have the same screen quality as some larger Samsung and Sony models, but it is quite certain that the screen has a very solid 241 pixels per inch. However, due to its size, it is ideal for browsing the Internet, watching videos and reading documents.
Huawei Ascend Mate design and dimensions
The Huawei Ascend Mate is really, really huge. And we say that after using many similar devices. So far, we have laughed at people who made phone calls with the Galaxy Note, but now the situation is becoming comical. Imagine holding a device close to your ear that measures 163.5 x 85.7 x 9.9 m! On the other hand, we can expect the device to weigh more than 198g. We’ve already said that the Huawei Ascend Mate isn’t designed to be worn in pants, so if you don’t have a smaller bag, it’s time to buy it.
At first glance, almost 200 grams may seem unreal, but Huawei has done a good job in distributing the weight of this large diagonal and that is why the phone does not represent the weight in the hand as it may look. The most credit for that goes to the plastic case, which is slightly wavy on the back, which helps you hold the phone better.
Thanks to its very good shape, the phone is stable in your hands, and it is especially commendable that the key is on the side to make it easier to reach.
Huawei Ascend Mate performance and connections
Despite the quad-core processor with 1.5 GHz and 2GB of RAM, the Huawei Ascend Mate will start to get annoying at some point. This giant sometimes loads applications slowly. However, that doesn’t mean the Huawei Ascend Mate is too slow. It seems to be a compensation for the less paid huge screen. If you want a device that works smoothly, then you must be willing to pay more. Therefore, from time to time you can expect some minor “congestion” in the work, but this is more the exception than the rule.
The lack of an LTE connection is definitely a drawback of this phone, as it is almost perfect for surfing thanks to the large screen. So, the Huawei Ascend Mate is slightly behind the leading models in this segment. However, if 3G suits you, Mate will do a great job.
Huawei Ascend Mate camera
This titanium has two cameras. The first has 8MP and is equipped with autofocus and LED flash, and the second is in a slightly worse position and has only 1MP. The camera takes decent photos, but the impression is that they are still a bit blurry. However, if you usually use photos to hang them on social networks, then this camera is more than enough.
Huawei Ascend Mate battery
The battery is very good. Huawei really made an effort to install a generous 4050mAh battery, which is enough for two days of quite comfortable use of this phablet.
Huawei Ascend Mate conclusion
If speed doesn’t mean life to you and if you’re a big-screen fan, then the Huawei Ascend Mate looks like the right choice. This is probably the best choice for older people, who have trouble reading lowercase letters and numbers. At the same time, the Mate can be very interesting to both the younger population and those who cannot afford a more expensive device. The problem of efficiency will be a sign for some to give up shopping, but others will be delighted with the price, which is a real magnet.