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Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 935 reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and battery. The screen and usability also get good reviews, but comments are divided on the portability.

performance, usability, screen, battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the portability.


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.


Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G


alaTest has collected and analyzed 779 user reviews of Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on People are impressed by the screen and price. The portability and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, usability, portability, price, screen

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE Smart Phone - 16GB - 6.1'' Screen - Quad Core - Factory Unlocked - US Warranty (Black)Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G LTE Smart Phone - 16GB - 6.1'' Screen - Quad Core - Factory Unlocked - US Warranty (Black)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review - Pocket-lint


Huawei has announced the launch of the Ascend Mate 2 at CES 2014 in Las Vegas and Pocket-lint was on hand to get a quick play with the new phablet at the

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G review


A big phone for big thumbs

One-handed phablet use ; Faster and lighter overall ; Panoramic selfies

Snapdragon 600 looks outdated ; 720p screen ; 6.1-inch screen may be too big for some

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G is a big phone, there's no way look past it, but size isn't the only that makes it special. With a much tighter screen-to-body it's a completely useable with just one hand. With some new better selfies taking features and a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G review


The 6.1-inch Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G doesn't have the most recent Android version, the highest camera quality, or the sharpest new specs. But it does have one of the lowest prices we've seen for a phone this huge -- and its solid performance, and...

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G has a fun custom interface, 16GB of internal storage, clear call quality, and mostly strong data and internal performance.

Weak image quality from the Mate 2's 13-megapixel camera, a poor speakerphone, and low pixel density in the screen are drawbacks. It's also far too big for some hands.

You'd be hard-pressed to find a phone for the size and price of the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G that performs as well as it does.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by: Michael Sawh (

Huawei Ascend Mate 2


Hands-on at CES 2014: The 6.1-inch smartphone beast that can charge up your gadgets

Currently, there are no details on UK pricing, but we anticipate it to fall into the same £350 price bracket as the original making it cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It should make for an affordable alternative to Samsung's big phone, but we...

Jan, 2014

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Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review


The only smartphone that can charge your other USB devices

Apparently the display is far more battery-efficient than equivalent Full HD displays. This is also thanks to its Low-Temperature Poly-Silicon technology, which is 20-30% more power efficient than typical IPS screens. It also comes with...

Expert review by: Carly Page (

CES: Huawei Ascend Mate 2 hands-on review


We're not convinced phablet can challenge the Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Huawei made some big claims about the equally large Ascend Mate 2 smartphone, but we're still not fully convinced.

Jan, 2014

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Huawei Mate 8 (64GB, mocha brown)


The Mate 8 isn't expected to come to the US.

Huawei's Mate 8's battery life goes on and on, it snaps good photos and has a fast, accurate fingerprint sensor and a loud speakerphone.

This ginormous 6-inch phone is just too unwieldy for smaller hands. It has a dim screen and a low resolution compared with other phones.

The huge, metal Huawei Mate 8 has plenty of appeal and only minor drawbacks, but it's too expensive to sway fans of large-screen phones from the Nexus 6P or Samsung Galaxy Note 5.

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: Malarie Gokey (

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 review


With a massive 6.1-inch screen and a battery to match, the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 has plenty to offer, even if its size and middling specs will turn some would-be buyers away.

The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 won’t be universally loved, mainly because its screen size is controversial and it isn’t exactly a high-end device on paper. However, the Mate 2 proves that a smartphone doesn’t necessarily have to come with the latest and...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: matthew miller (

Huawei Ascend Mate2 review: No-contract, low price phone that lasts forever


Huawei launched their first phone selling directly in the US with the Ascend Mate2 and it is quite compelling at a low $299.99 unlocked, no-contract price.

I did not expect much from the Ascend Mate2 due to the low price with reasonably high-end specifications. The construction is quite impressive though and the battery life is stunning. I have come to like the Emotion UI that combines widgets from...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G review: Value king


The Huawei Ascend Mate2 4G is a landmark for the manufacturer in the United States. The 6.1" LTE phablet is the first device, which the company will offer in the country as a standalone OEM, via its own online store, without partnering with a wireless...

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...

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

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,...

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4000

Call management

Call divert:Y / Yes
Call hold:Y / Yes
Call timer:Y / Yes
Call waiting:Y / Yes
Caller ID:Y / Yes
Conference call:Y / Yes
Speakerphone:Y / Yes
Speed dialing:Y / Yes
Vibrating Alert:Y / Yes


Auto Focus:Y / Yes
Built-in Flash:Y / Yes
Camera resolution:4608 x 3456
Digital Zoom:4
Face detection: Yes
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):16
Maximum frame rate:120
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.6
Rear Camera Resolution:4608 x 3456
Rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 1920x1080@60fps
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:BSI / BSI CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video recording modes:2160p / 720p, 1080p
Zoom capability:Y / Yes


Brand colour:Champagne Gold
Colour of product:Black / Gold
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Form factor:Bar


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display diagonal:15.2
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1080 x 2160 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:AMOLED
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Pixel density:368 / 402
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Accelerometer:Y / Yes
Ambient light sensor:Y / Yes
Gyroscope:Y / Yes
Proximity sensor:Y / Yes


Internal RAM:3 / 4


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


Audio formats supported:AAC+, FLAC, LPCM, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, WMA
Video formats supported:3GP, 3GPP, ASF, H.263, H.264, H.265, MP4, MP43, MPEG2, MPEG21, MPEG4, RMVB, RV, VP8, XVID


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


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GSM
3G:Y / Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,900,1900,2100
4G:Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 4.2 LE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi Direct:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Flight mode:Y / Yes
Microphone mute:Y / Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Games, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Support for contact groups:Y / Yes
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / USB Type-C
USB port:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0


64-bit computing:Y / Yes
Coprocessor:Y / Yes
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A72 / ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.36
Processor Model:Kirin 950 / Kirin 970


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:6 / 8


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / Not supported
Internal RAM:3072 / 4096
Internal storage capacity:256 / 32 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage: Yes


Subscription type:No subscription / Postpaid

Technical Details

Google applications:Google Maps, Google Play, YouTube

Weight & Dimensions

Height :15.7 / 154.2
Weight:178 / 185
Width:74.5 / 8.06