Huawei Ascend Mate


Huawei Ascend Mate
Huawei Ascend Mate (Ascend Series)
HiSilicon k3v2 Hi3620 4 x 1.5 GHz
Graphics adapter
2048 MB 
, DDR3
6.10 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel, IPS, HD IPS+ Panel with Corning Gorilla Glass, glossy: yes
8 GB SSD, 8 GB 
, 3.9 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm combo, Card Reader: Micro SD Slot, Sensors: position sensor, speed sensor, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass, gyro sensor, temperature sensor
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.0+EDR, GSM Quadband 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS Quintband 850/900/AWS/1900/2100 MHz
height x width x depth (in mm): 9.9 x 163.5 x 85.7 ( = 0.39 x 6.44 x 3.37 in)
Lithium-Polymer, 4,050 mAh
Operating System
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Webcam: 1.0 MP front, 8.0 MP rear
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, 24 Months Warranty
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 40 g ( = 1.41 oz / 0.09 pounds)
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.

Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).

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, 4.70", 0.122 kg
Huawei Ascend P6
GC4000, k3v2 Hi3620, 4.70", 0.12 kg

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Huawei P Smart S
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Huawei Mate 40 Pro
, , 6.76", 0.212 kg
Huawei Enjoy 20 Pro
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Huawei P30 Pro New Edition
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Huawei Y8p
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Huawei P40 Lite 5G
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Huawei Y6p
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Huawei Nova 7 Pro
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Huawei Nova 7 SE
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Huawei Nova 7
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Huawei P Smart 2020
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Huawei Enjoy 10e
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Huawei P40 Pro+ 5G
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Huawei P40 Lite E
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Huawei P40
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Huawei P40 Pro
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Huawei P40 Lite
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Huawei Y7p
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Huawei Nova 7i
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Huawei Nova 6 SE
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Huawei Y6s
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Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
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Huawei P smart Pro 2019
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-05-31)