Huawei Ascend Mate 2: 4G Speeds and Super-Sized Screens

Looking to grab a 4G phone that’s bigger than the average handset? Then the Huawei Ascend Mate 2 could be the perfect option for you.

To help you out, we’re here to give you our Huawei Mate 2 review; explaining the key information and features of handset and how they compare versus the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo.


The Huawei Ascend Mate 2 is one of the latest 4G phablets set to hit the shelves in March this year and has plenty of great specs to get you interested.

It boasts a humungous 6.1” touch screen, hitting the top end of the ‘phablet’ market and almost feels a bit like a small tablet when you pick it up, giving you a great piece of tech to watch any films or TV shows on without a problem.

It keeps things classy underneath as well, featuring 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable internal memory and a quad-core 1.6GHz processor, providing you with all the power necessary to handle nearly any test you might put your smartphone through.

Add on a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5 megapixel front-mounted selfie snapper and you have a great phablet capable of boasting strong showings across the board.

Forget all other phones with large batteries, the phablet also sports a whopping 4050mAh battery, helping give the handset that extra bit of juice you might need to get it lasting much longer than competing phablets and smartphones.

Finally, the Mate 2 boasts complete 4G connectivity, meaning that you needn’t worry about slow internet bogging you down when you’re on the move, giving you the ultimate mobile phone experience.

Big phablet design

With some phablets, you get the feeling that you are getting a less attractive handset that just carries a bigger screen, but this isn’t the case with the Mate 2.

Not only is it great behind the screen, the phablet itself looks great, with a brilliant, smooth design.

It may only be an inch or so smaller than some tablets, but the Mate 2 uses an intelligent and sophisticated design to almost trick you into thinking you’re holding a much smaller handset.

Although it weighs a fraction over 200g, the handset is still incredibly easy to handle, and offers all of the great features of a tablet in a more convenient fashion.

The Mate’s large screen dominates the front of the handset, with just the camera lens the only noticeable feature on the back of the otherwise smooth and stylish handset.

The general design of the Mate 2 makes it stand out as a great looking handset that looks and feels smaller than it actually is, mainly thanks to a smooth edged build and incredibly beautiful display.

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 vs Galaxy Note 3 Neo

We’ve decided to put the Ascend Mate 2 up against another upcoming phablet, in this case the slightly smaller Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo, essentially a lighter version of the original Note 3.

Obviously the first difference proves to be the screen size; whilst the Neo is forgiven of this difference due to its ‘light’ status, the Ascend’s screen still stands out ahead of the Neo’s 5.55″ display.

Under the hood both phablets look nearly identical; they both sport identical internal memory options, the same RAM and similar pixel density ratios.

The main difference here comes with processing power. Whilst the Ascend Mate 2 offers an ample quad-core 1.6GHz processor, the Neo offers both a quad-core 1.3GHz and dual-core 1.7GHz processor packed into the one device for added speed.

But whilst the Neo offers more processing power, the Mate 2 offers a much larger battery, guaranteeing 25% more juice compared to the Note 3 Neo.

All in all, both phablets are making a positive impression before their respective release dates; we’ll just have to wait and see which one proves more popular.