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Huawei Ascend Mate

alaTest has collected and analyzed 856 reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Views about the price and usability are on the whole positive. The size and battery are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the portability and performance, and opinions are divided on the reliability.

screen, battery, size, usability, price

performance, portability

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Huawei Ascend Mate


Think the Note 2 is tiny? This phone has a 6.1-inch screen.

High-quality screen, Solid camera focusing, Giant battery

Size causes practicality problems, Over-processed photos, Occasional performance issues, Irritating keyboard

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Ian Morris (

Huawei Ascend Mate


Big phones are coming back into fashion. In the 80s and 90s no one had a choice about handset size -you either had flipping massive, or you didn't have a phone at all. As the years progressed, the post-2000 era was all about miniaturisation and phones...

Sensibly priced, big screen is very useful and the quality is good, battery life, well-built

Not comfortable to call with, camera is fairly awful

At this size, the Mate won't be for everyone. You're going to need to really want a massive handset and you're going to need to think about the practicalities of owning such a big phone. And on the downside, the screen resolution isn't that great but...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Hunter Skipworth (

Huawei Ascend Mate 6.1-inch smartphone official, we go hands-on - Pocket-lint


Huawei has now officially announced the Huawei Ascend Mate, forging new ground in the phablet wars. With the 6.1-inch IPS 720p display, what it lacks

Jan, 2013

Expert review by : Joe Hanlon (

Huawei Ascend Mate review


At 6 inches, can we really class this as a smartphone?

Great IPS display ; Outstanding battery life ; Decent camera

Laggy performance ; Too big and heavy ; Low internal storage ; Bland interface design

If you love big phones and battery life is a priority, the Mate could be for you. Otherwise, we'd stick to the brands you know for now.

May, 2013

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Huawei Ascend Mate review


Huawei has launched a 6.1in Galaxy Note slayer here at CES, and we've just spent some quality time with one

Slated to launch some time after March outside of China, there’s still time for Huawei to iron out the kinks in the software to perfect the phone. If it can manage it, you’ll be getting a huge amount of phone for your money – both literally and in...

Expert review by : (

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This is significant: you could argue that what makes the Note a ‘phablet’ is not the screen size but the fact Samsung has clearly thought about the unique ways you could put such a large device to good use. There’s no sign that Huawei has done the...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Dave Oliver (

Huawei Ascend Mate review


Phone or tablet? With its 6.1-inch screen the Huawei Ascend Mateblurs the line between the two and ends up being the best ofneither world.

Huge screen, fine build quality, 3G internet connection, goodbattery life

Screen not full HD, processor not as fast as it should be

The Huawei Ascend Mate is a huge beast of a phone that isn'treally practical for carrying in a pocket. As a petite tablet itdoes everything it should considering the price and has someinteresting UI tricks up its sleeve but it's a little let down byits...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Carly Page (

Huawei Ascend Mate review


Huawei's phablet is unlikely to fend off its similarly sized competitors

Great (albeit massive) screen, good battery life, good price

Some performance issues, only 8GB of internal storage, difficult to hold comfortably

The Huawei Ascend Mate clearly won't appeal to everybody. Huawei is looking to attract those after a massively screened phone, and it might, with the screen proving surprisingly crisp and the handset boasting one of the best batteries of any device in...

Aug, 2013

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Huawei Ascend Mate


Here it comes, the Huawei Ascend Mate is here at last. We've been waiting since January for this giant Android tablet-phone, with its 6.1-inch HD screen and beefy specs, including a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM and an absolutely massive...

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...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Leigh Geary (

Huawei Ascend Mate – Review


A fantastic device, but you have to decide whether you can handle the size

I tell you what the best bit about this device is… well… the best bits .. First, it’s a quality build. Second, it’s (just about) a phone. Sure, it seriously stomps all over the “phablet” line, but you can actually use it as a phone. Thirdly, it’s...

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4050
Standby time (3G):216
Talk time (2G):48
Talk time (3G):28

Call management

Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:3264 x 2448
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear Camera Resolution:3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:1
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p, 720p


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified: Yes


Colour of product:Black / White
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:15.5
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Display Type:IPS / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes


Internal RAM:2


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes


Audio formats supported:AAC+, MP3 / AAC, AAC+, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Playback modes:Playlist, Rotation, Slideshow
Video formats supported:AVI, MPEG4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.0 LE / 4.0 LE EDR
Data network:3G
Security algorithms:WPS
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes


Processor Cores:4
Processor frequency:1.5


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:4.1


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal RAM:2048
Maximum memory card size:32
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription


Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.4