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Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Specifications

Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (Y5 Series)
Processor
HiSilicon Kirin 925 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A15 / Cortex-A7, big.LITTLE (4x A7 + 4x A15)
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-T628 MP6, Core: 600 MHz, GPU core speed is an assumption
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
6.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, capacitive (10 points), IPS, IPS-NEO, glossy: yes
Storage
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
, 11 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: micro-SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: proximity, ambient light, accelerometer, compass, g-sensor, gyroscope, fingerprint
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE-Support), 4G (LTE): Cat.6 300 Mbps (download), 50 Mbps (upload), Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28 (FDD), Band 40 (TDD); 3G (UMTS/DC-HSPA+): HSDPA+: 42 Mbps, HSUPA: 11,5 Mbit/s, 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.9 x 157 x 81 ( = 0.31 x 6.18 x 3.19 in)
Battery
Lithium-Polymer, 4100 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera
Webcam: primary camera: 13 MP BSI, AF, LED flash; front camera: 5.0 MP
Additional features
Speakers: mono, Keyboard: virtual, browser, data backup, energy manager, designs, FM radio, audio recorder, music player, flashlight, file manager, accessories app, app center, HiCare, Zinio, Todoist (1 year Premium free), Bitcasa online storage (1 year 50 GB free) Gameloft, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
185 g ( = 6.53 oz / 0.41 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 86.13% - good
Average of 32 scores (from 44 reviews)
price: 81%, performance: 79%, features: 78%, display: 83% mobility: 91%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Huawei Ascend Mate 7

84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Phablet Review | Notebookcheck
Apple challenger. Buyers looking for an alternative that has roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 and (only) want to spend about 500 Euros (~$635) should certainly look closer at the new, elegant, and swift Huawei phablet. Are its screen, casing, performance, and the stylish UI 3.0 a challenge for Apple's much pricier newcomer?
Huawei Honor 7 Vs Ascend Mate 7
Source: Android Authority English Archive.org version
The Ascend Mate 7 is without a doubt one of the most premium smartphones Huawei has ever released and the Honor 7 aims to continue this, with a new improved build, additional features and a much better camera in a smaller, more manageable body. Yes, the software is arguably more complete on the Mate 7 but while it’s not perfect, it is certainly more than manageable on the Honor 7.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2015
Huawei Mate 7 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English Archive.org version
With the Mate 7, Huawei goes further away from playing the pure “value” game and enters high-end territory. A $600 price puts it less than $100 from the Galaxy Note 4, $150 below the iPhone 6+ and $50 above the Galaxy S5 – this is not always an obvious position for a newcomer in places where the Huawei brand is still nascent.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2015
79% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review: a winning combo at a fair price
Source: Pocketnow English Archive.org version
Sitting around the same cost as other large form factor devices like the Galaxy Note 3, it’s hard to say whether or not this device is worth buying right now. It’s certainly better-built than the Note 3, though software is subjective and the multi-tasking capabilities included with Samsung’s offering is hard to beat. The Mate 7 is significantly cheaper than the Galaxy Note 4 announced at the same time however, along with other top-tier phablets like the Nexus 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and packs similarly powerful specs and a battery that even the toughest competitors have a hard time matching.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 70% features: 85% mobility: 79%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review
Source: Under KG English Archive.org version
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/30/2015
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review
Source: Techspot English Archive.org version
The design was the final aspect of the Mate 7 that surprised me. Its aluminium build is excellent from both an ergonomic and visual perspective, giving this high-end smartphone the premium feel it deserves. The fingerprint sensor is in a great location, as is the power button, which helps make the large body less tricky to use. Not to mention the front panel is mostly display, with very little bezel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/14/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Hands-on Preview: Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: PC Authority English Archive.org version
I can’t see how anyone would be disappointed in this device. It has stellar performance, amazing battery life and lets you know every step of the way that it’s a product made with care and pride. Huawei now must battle the perception it has of being largely a budget phone company, but another way of looking at it is that this is a budget-premium device, and your friends will certainly cast envious gazes when you plonk this beauty down on the table and buy them a round of drinks with the hundreds of dollars you saved by not buying an iPhone 5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review
Source: T Break English Archive.org version
The Ascend Mate 7 is also equipped with a variety of sensors: including an accelerometer, proximity, compass and gyro sensors, all of which have their uses given the variety of apps that can run on the device. The Ascend Mate 7 also comes with a neat feature known as the ‘Harassment Filter’ similar to the iPhone’s ‘Block this Caller’ option which allows you to block phone numbers so certain people will stop calling and texting you.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/04/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 95% performance: 85% features: 85% workmanship: 90%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: AnandTech English Archive.org version
Having spent plenty of time with the Mate 7 I think I've build quite a good opinion of the device. Huawei's new flagship remains polarizing as it offers some quite positive aspects while carrying some big compromises. Huawei again impressed me with their software implementation of Android - they're delivering extremely innovative and useful features with EmUI 3.0 while still packaging it in an attractive presentation that doesn't compromise the user experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2014
80% Is big beautiful again?
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
Emerging from the shadows cast by the likes of Apple and Samsung, Huawei has given us an excellent plus-sized handset to consider. The rear-facing fingerprint scanner is well implemented and other useful features like dual-SIM support through the microSD slot show the Chinese company is innovating nicely. At its core are a decent cabal of specifications that keep the handset running quickly, if not quite as smoothly or intuitively as its native Android or iOS counterpoints. But the sticky issue of battery life is handled very well by a thorough power management app that lets you tweak and optimise to your heart's consent.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Huawei Ascend Mate7
Source: Phone Arena English Archive.org version
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and the Huawei Ascend Mate7 are two of the best options on the market right now, if you’re looking for a smartphone with a large screen. With this in mind, the 6-inch Mate7 may be a bit too steep of a form factor for some, with its wide screen that is harder to operate with one hand, so before looking into the specs, we do recommend you considering the size difference with these two.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
60% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: T3 English Archive.org version
If you ask us, a phone that doesn’t fit in your pocket is a phone that’s too big, but if you prefer a device that you could also use as a raft in the event of a flood, then we have to admit that the Mate 7 offers a lot of phone for your money. The metal body, FHD screen and long battery life are impressive attributes and while it can’t keep up with the flagship phablets from Samsung and Apple, Huawei’s keen pricing makes this hulking handset a tempting proposition.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Huawei Ascend Mate7 review: Stargazer
Source: GSM Arena English Archive.org version
The Ascend Mate7 is probably a logical next step for Huawei after a couple of solid midrange attempts in the same genre. The Mate7 will mix with the big boys in a niche, which has only been getting busier and has a prominent newcomer this season. The premium looks of the Huawei phablet will get enough attention and the build quality will live up to the resulting expectations. That's one important box duly checked. Huawei even probably over-delivered here, considering theirs is a much bigger screen - and battery - in the same space as the iPhone 6 Plus. The Note 4 goes there too.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2014
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: V3.co.uk English Archive.org version
With prices expected to start at €500 (about £395) the Ascend Mate 7 is good value for money compared with other top-end phablets. Featuring one of the best designs we've seen, a powerful eight-core processor, above average battery life and decent rear camera, the Ascend Mate 7 is a great device. Were it not for the poor software additions made to Google's Android 4.4 OS, the Ascend Mate 7 might have been the first Huawei handset to achieve V3's hallowed five-star rating.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English Archive.org version
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is one of the first phones we’ve tested that justifies having a giant 6-inch screen. It’s not that the software offers extra functionality to make those extra inches work – it’s not Galaxy Note 4-grade in that regard. The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is one of the first 6-inch phones that avoids being a royal pain to use. The software is quirkier than a French art house film, but good performance elsewhere makes up for it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Recombu English Archive.org version
The Ascend Mate 7 is one of Huawei's finest premium devices to date, but of course that 6-inch hulking beast isn't for everyone. If your priority is rocking a massive Full HD screen, the Mate 7 should satisfy. The camera isn't top of its league but it's respectable and we like the funky customisable interface, despite its cluttered desktops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/27/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review
Source: Pocket Lint English Archive.org version
There's no escaping the Huawei Ascend Mate 7's physical size. This may be one giant phone, but it's also the embodiment of Huawei coming of age. It's big meets beautiful with premium design flair, a great fingerprint scanner, ample performance and a battery life that will last for many hours of use. We can see where the "Mate" name comes from.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/26/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Huawei Ascend Mate7 Review
Source: Phone Arena English Archive.org version
The Huawei Ascend Mate7 isn't for everybody. Certainly, the 6-inch screen will put off a sizable portion of potential customers, as that's obviously way into phablet territory. On the bright side, however, the Mate7 is a really compact device relative to its screen size, and, design-wise, leaves very little to desire. It's a well-built, sturdy metal phone that leaves no room for doubt concerning its high-end, premium status.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

90% Huawei Ascend Mate 7: Dauerlauf-Riese Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2015
Rating: Total score: 90%
94% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (16 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 94%
71% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 7/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 71%
91% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 (16 GB)
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 91%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Connect - Heft 04/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/16/2015
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/12/2015
83% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Com! - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
95% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 95%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Pocket Navigation German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2015
80% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Technik Surfer - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: c't - Heft 01/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
84% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Telecom Handel - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80%
iPhone 6 Plus vs. Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN Archive.org version
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2014
96% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 im Test: 6 Zoll großer Metall-Riese mit schlichter Eleganz
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 96% features: 97% workmanship: 97% ergonomy: 97%
95% Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Edel & stark
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 65% mobility: 95%
96% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: SFT - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 96%
85% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Schickes Android-Phablet mit 6-Zoll-Display
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2014
85% 500 Euro iPhone 6 Plus Konkurrent
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
93% Huawei Ascend Mate
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft Nr. 6/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 93% emissions: 78%
85% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Connect - Heft 11/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: e-media - Heft 21/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
94% Ein neuer Konkurrent des Samsung Galaxy Note 4
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 95% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
85% Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90%
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2014
80% Test Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Et Son Écran Fhd De 6 Pouces : Fiche Technique Et Prix
Source: Hitek French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 80%

Comment

Model:

The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is a phone with large that has all the bells and whistles of a top of the line smartphone. Gorgeously designed to be simple yet functional, the smartphone comes in either black or white. But, Huawei's website hints on more colors to be released. Thinly profiled, at just 7.9 mm, the device holds in 6 inch FHD 1080p IPS LCD panel behind Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for added durability.

The beautiful metal construction also holds in a fingerprint scanner at the rear just under the main camera. This enables users to unlock the smartphone when they hold the device naturally with a finger positioned at the back. The hardware is impressive. The device runs Android 4.4 KitKat and uses a quad-core Cortex-A15 clocked at 1.8 GHz and quad-core Cortex-A7 clocked at 1.3 GHz making it a octa-core device. This combined with either the 2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM makes user experience buttery smooth.

Internal memory also comes in two options; either 16 GB or 32GB, with both variants supporting microSDs. There is a 13 MP primary rear camera, with LED flash and a front facing 5 MP sensor. The lithium polymer battery rated at 4100 mAh is non-removable.

ARM Mali-T628 MP6: OpenGL ES 3.0 capable graphics card for smartphones and tablets (e.g. included in the Exynos 5420 and 5422 with 6 cores).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

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


Kirin 925: ARM-based octa-core SoC with four Cortex-A15 cores, four Cortex-A7 cores and an ARM Mali-T628 MP6 GPU. Offers an integrated LTE modem.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


6.00":

It is a very small display format for smartphones. You should by no means be mis-sighted and you will generally see very little on the screen and only have a small resolution available. In return, the device should be very small and handy.

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


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co, Ltd. is a Chinese telecommunications company and hardware manufacturer founded in 1987 and headquartered in Shenzhen. Huawei is a global leader in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. Huawei provides end-to-end solutions for telecommunications networks, devices, and smartphones, as well as storage, servers, networking, and cloud computing enterprise solutions and products.

In 2014, Huawei established the Honor subsidiary brand under which certain smartphone lines are sold. The Huawei name is usually not listed for these products.


86.13%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-09-19)