Huawei ascend mate is another phablet which comes with quite good hardware which includes 1,5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9 Huawei own chipset with 2 Gb of RAM and 8 MP camera at the back with autofocus and sports a big display screen of the 6.1 inch IPS+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors and it has 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and it plays the role of a smartphone and tablet both. We tell you whether its worth your money or not.

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Huawei Ascend Mate Quick Specs

Display Size: 6.1 inch IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution with ~241 pixels per inch
Processor: 1.5 GHz quad-core Cortex-A9
RAM: 2 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 8 MP AF camera with Video Record at 1080p @ 30fps
Secondary Camera: 1 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus] with Video Record 720p @ 30fps
Internal Storage: 8 GB with around 4.68 GB approx available to user
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 4050 mAh battery Lithium Ion – Non Removable
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

Handset, Headphones, Universal USB Charger with output current  2 AMP, MicroUSB to USB cable for data syncing and charging, User Manual, Warranty card and Service center info.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Huawei ascend mate feels solid and comes with quite good build quality which can resist some drops and falls as well from waist height, the front glass has corning gorilla glass 2 technology which protects it from getting scratches over time. The design is a unibody design with little different in the color variant as the white version of this device has a matte finish back side but the black color variant has a rubberized back side which gives a better grip. The device is quite big to hold in one hand but on the other hand its not very heavy at 198 grams comparing it with other tablets as it fulfills the gap of a phone and tablet. As per Huawei it is designed to fit the jeans pocket and we tested the same and it does fit in inside the jeans pocket without any issues.

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Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has 6.1 inch IPS+ LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution with ~241 pixels per inch which is good enough to make the display smooth on your eyes, you wont notice the pixels with naked eyes. The viewing angles of the display are quite wide, there is no problem in watching a video or other content on the display screen of this phone. The in built memory is 8 Gb with 4.68 GB user available and you also have the option to expand the storage with the help of MicroSD card slot. The battery backup of the device is around one day approx with moderate usage which includes 1 hour of video playback, half n hour of music playback and half hour of calling and some other things done like social apps usage and internet browsing.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI on the device is Huawei emotion UI which runs on the top of android, its not slow but it not as fast as vanilla android experience. The gaming performance is quite good on this device as it can play almost any of the high graphic intensive game provided you have space on the phone.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 5057
  • Antutu Benchmark: 14218
  • Nenamark2:  51.5 FPS
  • Multi Touch: 10 point

Camera Performance

The rear camera is a 8 MP shooter which produces day light images with good color reproduction but details are not too good in the photos taken in the low light or artificial light. The front camera on the other hand is 1 MP with fixed focus but it can do a HD video record and chat at 720p resolution at 30 FPS

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Camera Samples

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Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound from loud speaker is quite loud but due to the design the speaker at the back might get covered if you place the device on a table and also it can be easily blocked in landscape mode with your fingers. You can play HD videos both at 720p and 1080p without any audio video sync issues on this device. The device can be used for Navigation as well with the help of assisted GPS but make sure to enable the same under location settings.

Huawei Ascend Mate Photo Gallery

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Huawei Ascend Mate Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Huawei Ascend Mate is a nice device if you are looking for a one device which can play the role of both a tablet and a phone, considering its size it is quite big with the thin bezel and the curved back make it quite slim and easy to carry, the one handed usage is kind of limited but still there are options which allows you to do things like dialing a number with one hand. It comes with some decent hardware and rightly priced at Rs. 24,900 which makes worth the money device.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. hi wnaa ask you one more thing please reply asap…i am getting this handset(15 days old) from some where in 15000 rupees..please tell me it is worth purchase or not ..please reply soon i will do as per your suggestion .

  2. Hello ,I am A from SL. in srilanka this huawei mate price is RS.59000/= mid price. I hope and planing to buy mid range phone. so i am confused between galaxy grand vs mate vs ascend p6 vs lumia 625. these days i am reading, researching internet about the best mobile brand, mid range smartphones. so really I want to ask from you which one the best trusted mobile brand above smartphones. pl explain about the reason is smartphone good or bad..tell me only one best smartphone for buy next month..and other i am looking big screen 5/6, screen quality ,Camera quality,display glass durable,front camera recording 720p and chip, processor ,web speed and best brand value.so pl help me to buy a best phone. give a best true answer to me … thanks

    budu sarenai ,…!!!!

    • Nokia and samsung is the most trusted brands, you can choose their phones. Please tell us ur requirements and usage of the smartphone, so that help you better.

  3. I have selected Samsung galaxy grand duos and huawei ascend p6 and mate for buy. which one is the best? my requirements gorilla glass display , big screen 5/6 inch,screen/camera quality super seed and call quality with noise reduction. so shall i buy huawei mate or p6. is have any hardware quality durable problems. also i need buy mid range phone (India Rs 20000-21500)

  4. I have selected Samsung galaxy grand duos and huawei ascend p6 and mate for buy. which one is the best? my requirements gorilla glass display , big screen 5/6 inch,screen/camera quality super speedy and call quality with noise reduction. so shall i buy huawei mate or p6. is have any hardware quality durable problems. also i need buy mid range phone.(LKR 40000-59000/=)

    • Huawei ascend mate would be the best choice for you based on your requirements, p6 comes with better form factor and build quality is good on both mate and p6, but p6 will be easy to carry and has a better form factor and portability than ascend mate, but ascend mate has bigger display so it will give you better multimedia and gaming experience, performance is good on both. I hope this helps.

  5. is huawei a good brand?? is huawei have any hardware or any problems? i have afraid to buy this mate p6 phones. i hope latest phones are mate and p6 good . can u tell pros cons of this phone. is huawei have any low quality hardware prob pl tell me any good or bad…because i decided to buy this phone in this month…if have any brand or hardware problem, i can give up buy this phone. pl tell me Ur ascend mate/p6 experiences….. thanks

  6. will huawei ascend mate get 4.2 jellybean update? there are no any news about official updates for mate? if can how to find the updates files in any websites??? if update, will my mate OS get update problem ???

    pl help me anser me????

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