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Huawei Ascend Mate 7, Superstar Phablet

October 21, 2014

Huawei Ascend Mate 7Although the phablet territory is dedicated to a special niche of users, it seems that Huawei is taking some determined steps into this world of giants with their new Ascend Mate7. This fella’s self-confidence comes from its tempting set of skills, which consists in a pretty nice 6 inches display, very capable chipset, great camera, a humongous battery and some killer looks. Also on board are a fingerprint scanner that does a very good job and much more features which I’m about to reveal in the following review. Keep reading if you’re feeling interested.
In its retail box, the Ascend Mate7 comes along with a 2A charger, a microUSB cable for making data transfers and re-charging the phone and a pair of headphones.
Let’s get to the most important part, its looks. Obviously, a device that comes in this size isn’t a lot of people’s cup of tea, yet for those of you who feel that can handle it, it might seem handsome to say the least. The Ascend Mate7 stands at 157 x 81 x 7.9 mm and has a reasonable weight of 185 grams, being very compact for a handset that holds a 6-inch screen.
It’s noticeable that the guys from Huawei really put in some effort regarding its design, as the phablet looks amazing, being made from aluminum and revealing a premium finish that will certainly turn a lot of heads around. The build quality is wonderful and involves elegance, style and an impressive engineering revealed by its very narrow bezels that allow the screen to dominate the front almost entirely.
The Ascend Mate7 holds a massive 6 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen that offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, has a pixel density of 368 ppi and is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. The image quality is very good, offering some punchy colors, deep contrast and very wide viewing angles. The phablet can also be used without any issues on the outside, as the sunlight legibility is quite decent. You can also use the phone with gloves, but you can turn off that setting for enhancing the battery life.
In terms of software, the Ascend Mate7 comes loaded with Android v4.4.2 KitKat which was customized with Huawei’s proprietary Emotion 3.0 user interface. You can customize it however you want to and enjoy the freedom it offers, even though it seems quite simplistic (but elegant and smooth) at first glance. The fingerprint scanner offers a significant level of security over your data and works like a charm when used. Google Now is also here, so you’ll be having a pretty neat personal assistant for helping you out on your daily routine.
Browsing through the interface is a pleasant and smooth experience and that’s due to the phablet’s hardware capabilities. These consist in a HiSilicon Kirin 925 chipset that holds a quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A15 and a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor, Mali-T628 GPU, 2 GB of RAM for the version with 16 GB of internal storage and 3G of RAM for the one that comes with 32. The internal memory can be expanded with a microSD card. The handset is a powerful performer and will accomplish its tasks without raising any issues of any kind.
In its connectivity basket, the Ascend Mate7 carries support for quad-band GSM, GPRS and EDGE, penta-band 3G, LTE Cat6 (nine bands), dual-band Wi-Fi a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot and DLNA, Bluetooth 4.0 with LE, A2DP and EDR, NFC and microUSB 2.0 with USB On-the-go and USB host (for connecting other devices).
The Huawei Ascent Mate7 offers a 13 megapixels snapper for taking pictures. It captures stills with a maximum resolution of 4160 x 3120 pixels and features a LED flash for helping in low light situations. The camera application reveals support for a plethora of options and settings, including Panorama, HDR, face detection, ISO and much more. The photos produced offer some beautiful colors, a great contrast and a high amount of resolved detail.
The video camera is also very capable and delivers some great 1080p videos @30 fps.
There’s also a 5 MP front-facing camera on board.
Some other things that might interest you are the phablet’s very capable media players, the Polaris Office 4.0 for handling document files, a file explorer, a battery saving app, a GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support, Google Maps for finding your way around, Google Chrome for surfing the web, a Magnifier app for viewing something up close and much more.
The Huawei Ascent Mate7 relies on a 4,100 mAh battery which will last for almost three days if you’re moderately using your phone.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Superstar Phablet


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