Huawei Ascend Mate Phablet, The Phone For Busy, Businessman

By Toneo Tonderai Rutsito

Lately I have been reviewing various gadgets and have seen most of them performing averagely well  yet they fail to pass my own litmus test on the critical basics.

I have been reviewing the Huawei  Ascend Mate Phablet, and found some unique elements that made this phone my tech gadget darling.

Well done for making a Phablet with great battery life, sweet camera (though  poor in low light environments), processor power and good enough storage and RAM memory.

The Ascend Mate has all the standard plus above average specs yet the battery capacity supersedes most smartphones I have ever used. I literarily failed to exhaust the battery even on a very busy day with talk time, music and entertainment all unleashed, lasting throughout my busy day to the next morning or midday.

This is the phone cum tablet with the right gentleman`s size which speaks a business language in your silence while the battery gives you the comfort every businessman needs throughout the day before you are prompted to charge.

Huawei phablet app screen

After straight two weeks of stress testing, I did not have to restart the phone neither did it ever freeze, a sign that it has high end inbuilt electronic components that fairs well through out the day.

Their back camera is another killer punch which takes exquisite , high quality photos during the day and super filtering almost avoiding blurred images in motion break though the same camera dismally performs at night.

The flush at the back of the phone comes in handy but the night or low lit environment pictures are rather disappointing. The same flush rather becomes so handy as an extra torch as it comes with a highly glowing torch application.


When im forced to stop minding my busy day and attend to the needs of a gadget then surely that becomes another inconvenience for a busy day, which no serious business man would want to entertain.

Market Analysis

Pegged at $525, the Huawei may face market resistance but those serious businessman who needs a reliable tech gadget on the go, well this is a must have phone.

Internationally it falls slightly below the new iphone 5 and the Samsung galaxy s4  on specs yet it completely beats these devices on screen size as the phablet has a way too bigger and cool screen pitching it against the Galaxy note on size though its outsmarted on specs.

The Samsung S4 capitalises on the slightly huge processor and mega camera at 13 MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, autofocus, LED flash.

On processor, camera and screen resolution it beats the iPhone 5 which is slightly lagging behind their specs.



Quadcore Processor at 1.5ghz

  • Camera
Rear cameraCamera resolution: 8.0-megapixelPhotos: up to 1280 x 720 pixelsHuawei phablet pictures

Videos: up to 1280 x 720 HD pixels IPS Screen

Back Camera: 8MP BSI main Camera

Front Camera: 1MP

Front camera

Camera resolution: 5.0-megapixel

Photos: up to 2592 x 1952 pixels

Videos: up to 1280 x 720 pixels (720p)

  • Audio
Audio encoding: MP3, WMA 2–9, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDIAudio file formats: MP3, MP4, 3GP, WMA, OGG, AMR, AAC, FLAC, WAV, MIDI
  • Video
Video encoding: MPEG-4, H.264, H.263, Real Video 7–10, WMV 9, XVID, AC3Video file formats: 3GP, MP4, WMV, RM, RMVB




The RAM comes at 2g

Screen Resolution

This is one area where the Huawei phone stand out loud with a very crystal clear 720×1280 display


Here is another cool add on on the tablet as it ships with 8g storage internal storage plus an extra memory slot to expand. Ofcourse for most heavy downloaders and gamers, atleast a 16g internalwould have been better for such a phone.

Operating System

The Huawei phone comes preloaded with Android 4.1.2 and some few basic applications which makes the phone ready to use though most general apps will need to be downloaded from the google play store.

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