Huawei Ascend Mate
SpecificationsNotebook: Huawei Ascend Mate (Ascend Series)
Processor: k3v2 Hi3620
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC4000
Display: 6.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Price: 400 euro
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Ascend Mate
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.
Source: Reg Hardware
For the money, the Ascend Mate is not at all a bad device. The screen is good, the price is right – Vodafone is offering it for £25 a month with nothing down, and you can pick unlocked examples up for under £340 – battery life excellent and there are some interesting VLP software optimisations like the two-thirds keyboard. And while made predominantly of plastic, it still manages to look and feel rather more upmarket than the Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Performance isn’t bad either, though I don’t see Huawei’s K3V2 chipset keeping the folk at Nvidia or Qualcomm awake at night. Shame about that Google+ bug though.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/29/2013
However, we can't help but think that those after a large-screened smartphone have better choices on the market, like the Asus Fonepad, for example. While we were impressed with the screen and battery life, Huawei's overbearing UI is unlikely to win over many users, who might become frustrated by the handset's lacklustre performance, despite its high-end quad-core processor.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Think Digit
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. What the Ascend Mate brings to the table is a really large display that's good for running multimedia content and playing games but considering the size of the device we wish the resolution were higher than 720p. The camera on the phone is lacklustre. You can consider picking up the Mate if a large display is mandatory for you, and you don't mind using a new UI. It's a better option than the Galaxy Mega 5.8 as well, if you are looking for performance and not familiarity.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
At times, the Ascend Mate comes across as a two-sided smartphone. There's the would-be flagship, with a big screen and even bigger battery life. If you value those two factors above others, you may have found an ideal mobile companion: the Mate outperforms the Galaxy Note II and Optimus G Pro on both those fronts, and it may outlast the Galaxy Mega 6.3 on battery tests, too.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2013
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 98%
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
Source: Cyberbloc DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Area DVD DE→EN
Positive: XXL performance package; low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Source: Netzwelt DE→EN
Positive: XXL display; handy device Negative: small storage; average CPU and camera performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Source: Tom's Hardware DE→EN
Positive: extremely large smartphone; 6,1'' display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
Source: Onlinekosten.de DE→EN
Positive: large display Negative: not enough storage; main camera deficient
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 85%
Vivante GC4000: Integrated graphics card with 8 cores and OpenGL ES 2.0 support.
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
k3v2 Hi3620: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.