Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Overview

Announced Sep 4, 2014 •
6 screen | 13 megapixels (rear) | 5 megapixels (front)
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Announced Sep 4, 2014
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The Ascend Mate 7 is Huawei's competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Its 6-inch 1080p IPS screen is framed by extremely thin bezels which means that the overall dimensions are smaller than some competitors with smaller screens and Huawei's EMUI 3.0 offers some adjustable control elements, allowing for one-handed use even with the Mate 7's large screen. The 7.9mm thin device frame is manufactured from a single piece of metal and overall the entire device looks very nicely made.

Inside, Android 4.4 is powered by a Kirin 925 octa-core chipset and the battery offers a massive 4100 mAh capacity. Combined with some clever battery saving algorithms Huawei claims that this is good for approximately 2.3 days of medium or 1.3 days of heavy use. Other useful features include a fingerprint reader that allows for secure one-touch unlocking of the device and dual-SIM capability.

The camera module comes with a 13MP Sony sensor and an F2 maximum aperture. The equivalent focal length is a pretty wide 28mm. At the front you'll find a 5MP unit for self-portraits and video chats. The fingerprint sensor can be used as a shutter button, which is a nice touch, but as you would expect it does not offer the two-way action of a proper physical shutter button.

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OS Google Android
OS Version 4.4
Front camera effective pixels 5 megapixels
Rear camera effective pixels 13 megapixels
Rear camera resolution 4128 x 3096
Rear camera focal length 28 mm
Rear camera aperture 2
Camera physical shutter release No
Camera image stabilization No
Video camera recording format 1080p HD, 30 fps
LCD size 6
Built in memory 16/32GB storage, 2GB RAM (3GB on 32GB model)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz)
Dimensions 157 x 81 x 8 mm (6.18 x 3.19 x 0.31)

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