Huawei Ascend Mate: Practice Test of the Giant Chinese

With 5.5 inch display size was previously the largest smartphone the Samsung Galaxy touch 2. However, since the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas, there is a new leader: the Huawei Ascend Mate. COMPUTER was image already during the presentation live on the spot. Now there are the first impressions of the test device.

Design and housing

Light fluffed-up reverse, titanfarbener plastic frame, a rubberized back paired with an impeccable processing that Ascend Mate is not cheap. On the right you will find the lock switch and a volume rocker. At the top of the headset receives his music and at the bottom of the Smartphone its charging current. Because the battery is firmly installed, there are two keys. Upper-left hides the SIM card, the microSD card disappears behind the side cover. As a small, but fine addition hiding a status-LED behind the earpiece grille.

Huge 6.1-inch display

Whopping 6.1 inch (15.49 centimeters) screen size offers the Huawei Ascend Mate, even 1.5 cm longer than the previous leader Samsung Galaxy note 2. They do not have a full-HD display, but offer only a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (HD-ready). The strong color display remains readable even with side viewing and only very slightly distorted colors. Corning Gorilla glass protects the surface from scratches.

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if already the largest smartphone in the world, also the fastest? I’m afraid not. Although a quad-core processor is used, the Huawei own (Hi-Silicon K3V2) processor 1.5 gigahertz behind the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors is lagging behind. The K3V2 joins on the NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip rate, depending on your chipset and device it is between the LG Optimus 4 X HD and the HTC one X +. Memory is richly designed with two gigabytes, which is certainly more important for future versions of Android. The display is the largest electricity consumer in smartphones. Huawei provides above and bought a battery with 4,050 milliamp hours, almost twice as much energy as a Samsung Galaxy S3 is the Ascend Mate. Of eight gigabytes of memory, only six gigabytes are available.


Huawei installed at Ascend Mate an eight-megapixel camera and a front-facing camera with a megapixel. But disappointed the image quality. The sharpness filter ensures overly strong edges, details disappear and the images look pale and discolored.

Android Adjustments

Huawei since some versions using a revised user interface. Emotion UI to make the entry in Android and easier to read. The experienced Android user desperately searches the menu icon at the beginning, because Huawei is based on Apple’s design: each screen displays 25 icons that can also be divided into folders. Programs and widgets share the space with. The confusing duplication of shortcut on the home screen and again diving into the program folder is not necessary. There were adjustments also at the keyboard, which based on the quality of the camera: while there’s a menu item to the auto correction, but that it would also avoid can. Usually missing word suggestions. Laborious learning of key words is just what kind of patient. Tip: Toggle the keyboard on the traditional layout of Google Android, that works perfectly. Very well, however, like the option to hide the displayed toolbar at the bottom. To reclaim the lost space and can the home screen not accidentally activate.

Radio, colours and availability
All common communication standards into the Huawei Ascend Mate with DLNA, WiFi-direct and Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth 4.0. However, LTE does not support the giant Smartphone. Since early April, this is Ascend Mate in black and white in Germany available. The manufacturer’s MSRP is 499 euros

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Conclusion: Huawei Ascend Mate
The Huawei Ascend Mate can also make phone calls, but it’s primarily a multimedia machine on the Internet surfing, videos and photos see properly is fun. The screen lights up bright with good angles and bold colors. Who is looking for a possible big screen, but don’t want a tablet with 7 inch has found an alternative in the Huawei Ascend Mate. Also 5.5 inch diagonal screen the Samsung Galaxy is sufficient so cost note 2 for 30 euros including pin the better choice on the phone but both to the ear look unusually huge.

Test conclusion: what you should know

The Huawei Ascend Mate can also make phone calls, but it is primarily a multimedia machine, look on the Internet-surfing, videos and pictures right is fun. The screen lights up bright with good angles and bold colors. Who is looking for a possible big screen, but don’t want a tablet with 7 inch has found an alternative in the Huawei Ascend Mate. Also 5.5 inch screen diagonal enough, the Samsung Galaxy would be charge note 2 for 30 euros including pen better choice – during a call but both to the ear look unusually huge. Best price on the Internet: 514,04 euro * per order this product at Amazon large and bright display memory card slot liquid operating good battery life clear user interface good workmanship contra weak photo quality in the Visual Test assessment of editorial good users rating now evaluate