We recently had the opportunity to test and review the incredible Huawei Asendmate 2.
Huawei has been trying to gain a foot hold in the US market and now with this phone and the direct to consumer sales approach they may have a chance.
I had the opportunity to test it for about 6 weeks as my daily driver. I was impressed with the phone overall.
–>The battery life was excellent
–>The screen quality was really decent
–>The design was quite nice.
What could be better:
–>The launcher needs and app drawer, I resolved the issue by using go launcher’s launcher instead.
—>The sound quality was decent but could have been better.
An image of the phone
It reminds of the Samsung Galaxy Mega, however the Ascendmate 2 uses a 1.8ghz quad core, and it has an impressive 4000 mah battery and 2gb of video ram.
It seems now a days, very-large phones have become so everpreset that giant phones are becoming common place. Personally I like them and this phone very much and part of the reason why is the size. The Ascend Mate 2 is over 6″ in seems, but it seems thin and comfortable in my hands. I am 6 foot 2″ tall and like the large design. To put that in perspective, the Ascend Mate 2 is both taller and wider than even a Galaxy Note 3 or 4.
It seems Huawei wanted to make a big impression here in the the US market. Since I am nearly 46 years old and I have less than average vision, so the larger screen size is quite nice. I liked that I can read Kindle Books on it without squinting and watching video on it as well as web browsing is great as well.
More speed, more performance
4G LTE forlightning-fast downloads
Imagine the possibilities of a smartphone that opens the door to ultra-fast 4G LTE, giving you the chance to experience even more. Stream your favorite movies or shows without interruption, connect and chat with your family and friends via seamless video streaming, load web pages without waiting and enjoy a world where everything you do with your smartphone is faster, smoother, and better.
I had no issues with the phone and its’ performance using wifi and on AT&T and Crickets Networks. I was very impressed with it. I was sad to have to send the demo phone back to Huawei. I really liked it a great deal.
The Mate2 4G’s range of image enhancement technologies and advanced HD 13 megapixel rear camera means you can take amazing photos with every shot. Capture the moments that mean the most to you and enjoy extraordinary detail and life-like color with every single frame. All you need to do is point and tap, your Mate2 4G will take care of the rest.
It does have cool windows on windows mode a sort of floating windows or widget over window feature that is kind of like the calculator in Mac OS:
In summary I was really impressed by the phone and would recommend it to anyone who needs a larger phone or a more affordable alternative to Samsung’s Note phones. The Samsung Galaxy Notes are smaller but have more features however for the money the Huawei Ascendmate 2 is a great phone for a super price.It is unmatched for what it brings to the table for the money.