HUAWEI Ascend Mate7 is the first smartphone powered by a super eight-core Kirin 925 SoC chipset, which uses intelligent switching to provide the perfect balance between performance and power. Ideal for the most important things, like multi-tasking or enjoying your favourite 3D games or videos for longer
How good is Huawei Ascend Mate 7 battery?
The Huawei Ascend Mate 7 packs a huge battery that keeps going for ages, its screen is bright and bold.
The camera is pretty decent and the fingerprint sensor actually works. It's running on an old version of Android, Huawei's software tweaks make it clunky to use and there's loads of bloat ware installed as standard. Although it's let down by its awkward software, the excellent battery life and big, bright screen help make the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 a decent choice for those of you looking for movies and games on the go.
The Ascend Mate 7 is due to go into the market later in October, although precise pricing or regional availability isn't yet known. With such an imposing line-up of specs, it's unlikely to go for pocket change, although Huawei has promised that it'll be very competitively priced. The Mate 7 is huge. It has a 6-inch screen which has required the body to balloon out to 157mm (6.2 inches) long and 81mm (3.2 inches) wide.
The fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone is positioned precisely where your index finger will naturally rest when you pick the phone up. It's certainly comfortable to use, although it does mean you need to pick your phone up to unlock it, rather than jab at the screen when it's lying on your desk. Mate 7 arrives with Android 4.4.2 KitKat onboard, which is disappointing as that's a couple of versions out of date (version 4.4.4 is the most up to date version of Android around). It might be a bit unwieldy, given the size, but the Huawei Ascend Mate stands up well as a camera. The Chinese company has added a 13MP rear-facing lens capable of snapping at a 4128 x 3096 resolution.
The front-facing 5MP camera will take reasonable selfies as well as providing 720p video calling via Skype and Google Hangouts.
You can apply various themes to the phone, which change everything from the colour scheme and background images to the app icons themselves. It's nice being able to put your own stamp on things, but there's only six themes installed. A smart technology for the smart world you live in