Huawei Ascend Mate


Huawei Ascend MateNotebook: Huawei Ascend Mate (Ascend Series)
Processor: k3v2 Hi3620
Graphics Adapter: Vivante GC4000
Display: 6.1 inch, 16:9, 1280x720 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.2kg
Price: 400 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 56%, features: 50%, display: 85% mobility: 99%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 86%

Reviews for the Huawei Ascend Mate

86% Review Huawei Ascend Mate Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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.
Huawei Ascend Mate: The phondleslab for the skint
Source: Reg Hardware English
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
60% Huawei Ascend Mate review
Source: English
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%
70% Huawei Ascend Mate Review
Source: Think Digit English
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%
A supersized phone with supreme battery life
Source: Engadget English
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

Foreign Reviews

86% Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 2/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
86% Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 86% mobility: 98%
Asus FonePad Note 6
Source: c't - Heft 24/2013 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2013
80% Huawei Ascend Mate Im Test: Ist Die Grösse Doch Entscheidend?
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
6,1 Zoll-Phablet zum kleinen Preis
Source: Area DVD German DE→EN
Positive: XXL performance package; low price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2013
Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: XXL display; handy device Negative: small storage; average CPU and camera performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/29/2013
Größer geht’s nicht
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Positive: extremely large smartphone; 6,1'' display
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2013
85% Der Smartphone-Gigant
Source: German 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

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.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.2 kg:

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.

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Ascend P2
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620, 4.7", 0.122 kg
Huawei Ascend P6
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620, 4.7", 0.12 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei P9 Lite
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 650, 5.2", 0.147 kg
Huawei P9 Plus
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955, 5.5", 0.162 kg
Huawei P9
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 955, 5.2", 0.144 kg
Huawei Mate 8
Mali-T880 MP4, Kirin 950, 6.0", 0.185 kg
Huawei ShotX
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2, 5.2", 0.156 kg
Huawei G8
Adreno 405, Snapdragon 616 MSM8939v2, 5.5", 0.169 kg
Huawei Mate S
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 935, 5.5", 0.156 kg
Huawei Y635
Adreno 306, unknown, 5.0", 0.178 kg
Huawei Y625
Adreno 302, unknown, 5.0", 0.16 kg
Huawei P8 Lite
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 620, 5.0", 0.133 kg
Huawei P8max
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 935, 6.8", 0.228 kg
Huawei P8
Mali-T628 MP4, Kirin 930, 5.2", 0.147 kg
Huawei Honor 6 Plus
Mali-T628 MP4, unknown, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Huawei Ascend G620s
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.0", 0.16 kg
Huawei Ascend Y550
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 4.5", 0.153 kg
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Mali-T628 MP6, Kirin 925, 6.0", 0.185 kg
Huawei Ascend G7
Adreno 306, Snapdragon 410 MSM8916, 5.5", 0.165 kg
Huawei Ascend G6 4G
Adreno 305, Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 4.5", 0.115 kg
Huawei Ascend P7
Mali-450 MP4, Kirin 910T, 5.0", 0.124 kg
Huawei Ascend G730
Mali-400 MP2, Mediatek MT6582, 5.5", 0.187 kg
Huawei Ascend G610
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.17 kg
Huawei Ascend Y530
Adreno 302, Snapdragon 200 8210, 4.5", 0.145 kg
Huawei Ascend G740
Adreno 305, Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930, 5.0", 0.155 kg
Huawei Ascend Mate 2
unknown, unknown, 6.1", 0.2 kg
Huawei Ascend G700
SGX544, Mediatek MT6589, 5.0", 0.157 kg
Huawei Ascend G525
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225Q, 4.5", 0.155 kg
Huawei Ascend Y300
Adreno 203, Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8225, 4.0", 0.13 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-05-31)