Excerpt: The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE is the newest device to be released by Huawei, and the first to be directly released in the US market. And with this device, Huawei went big… literally. Did you think that devices like the Galaxy Note 3 are pushing the limit at 5.7-inches?
Excerpt: Huawei makes smartphones, but you might now know it unless you’ve lived outside the U.S. for awhile. Or unless you stay on top of all things mobile and tech. But all that may soon change, as the company has been arduously working toward making a bigger name for themselves.
Conclusion: I find the Huawei Ascend Mate2 to be quite the impressive smartphone. I think that the company was smart to cherry-pick certain hardware while leaving the rest untouched. The result is an affordable smartphone with great camera optics and a large 6.1” screen.
Summary: The HUAWEI Ascend Mate2 may not be the fastest phone out there, but you are getting a 6.1″ screen, 1.6GHz quad-core processor and 16GB of storage. It may not have all the power of some phones, but it easily gets the job done and all for only
Conclusion: 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, and affordable contract-free price tag, the...
Pros: 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 built-in storage; microSD card slot; 20GB of free...
Cons: Android 4.3 is already an outdated OS choice in mid-2014, Emotion UI 2.0 might not fit all tastes, No changes in design since the previous generation, No NFC
Summary: Starting with the design the Ascend Mate 2 isn’t anything that’s going to stand out in the crowd but it’s a pretty decent looking phone. It’s an all plastic rectangular black slab with slightly rounded corners and a tapered back.
Pros: Large display, Fantastic battery life, Sturdy build quality, Great performance
Cons: Mediocre camera, Difficult to use one-handed
Conclusion: I like the Ascend Mate2. Potential customers should shoot for the more elegant white colored model. But you will be hard-pressed to find an 6-inch off-contract phablet device that can perform at this level.
Pros: Unlocked and contract-free 6.-inch phablet. 1080p video recording. 13mp camera. 4050mAh battery sustains 2+ days of general use. Elegant and customizable UI. Highly affordable. One of the best 720p devices around.
Cons: Older Android Jelly Bean OS, Substandard resolution by modern comparisons.