Summary: The Huawei Ascend Mate is a feat of engineering as impressive as it is ludicrous, but it’s not the best value phablet in town, and it’s far from the the most manageable. If you must have a phone almost the size of a Kindle Fire, the Huawei Ascend Mate is your best bet: otherwise, the Samsung Galaxy...
The Huawei Ascend Mate (“The HAM”) – A Non-Techhead’s Review
31 May 2014
Conclusion: The only amazing feature of the HAM, for me, is its battery life. You’ve probably never seen a battery that last as long’s as the HAM’s. Apologies to Duracell (unless they built it). A fully charged HAM typically lasts a rigorous, full working day of emails, social media, talking, gaming and so on.
Excerpt: Remember how, during a hangout last September, members of the Mobility team talked about Huawei’s silence in Nigeria ? Well, that looks to become history. Huawei has not been very visible in the Nigerian smartphone market, but the world’s number 3 smartphone maker has a line up of devices that they...
Excerpt: For Rs. 24,900 you get some pretty good specifications under the hood of the Ascend Mate and a really large display. For the same price you get some really great performing devices such as the Nexus 4, Samsung Galaxy S3 and more.
Conclusion: So how does the Huawei Ascend Mate stack up against the likes of other contenders like the Lenovo K900 or the Samsung Note II? Well for one thing the Huawei Ascend Mate does take the title of the largest smartphone I’ve ever used to date, but apart from that it’s really not that spectacular.
Summary: The Ascend Mate may not be for everyone but for those looking at over-sized smartphones, this could be it. It’s a very capable smartphone and could be an ideal replacement for a tablet-smartphone combo at a very compelling price point.
Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs. Ascend Mate: Shadows of giants
23 June 2013
Conclusion: If you go back to count the individual wins, you'll find that the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3 won most of the challenges. But it's no secret that you can get a better device for more money and, unfortunately for the Mega 6.3, it costs more than the Galaxy Note II at the time of writing and considerably...
Summary: While most people like a device that easily fits in their hands and pockets, some of us would really like a small tablet that makes calls. These aren’t just phones; they’re little computing devices that make calls. The problem is, which one do you pick? Luckily, we’re here to help.
Summary: Big, bigger, Huawei Ascend Mate. Although officially a smartphone, the Huawei Ascend Mate could pass easily as a tablet with its 6.1-inch display. But as the test shows, the XXL phone has quite a bit more to offer than just its imposing screen.
Pros: 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 battery life, The 6.1-inch very bright scree...
Cons: Reflective surface, Image quality of cameras only average, Occasional quiet extraneous noise while phoning with landlines, Moderate speaker sound, A better quality main camera. A resolution of 8 MP isn't everything – the Ascend Mate doesn't take bad photos, but the competition can often take bett...