Huawei pushes past smartphone boundaries with the massive build of the Ascend Mate. Despite its size, the Mate comes in at 6.5mm thin and tips the scales at just 198g. The Ascend Mate is a trusty companion with a 1.5GHz quad-core Hi-Silicon K3V2 + Intel XMM6260 chip inside, guaranteeing seamless and speedy performance. Video aficionados get to enjoy crisp and clean display with the 6.1-inch HD LCD retina screen, which, by the way, flaunts generous real estate thanks to the device’s nearly non-existent bezel. The screen is extra-sensitive, due to the device’s Magic Touch feature that enables the screen to respond to touch even if you’re wearing a pair of gloves. If you have a thing for going big, the XL size of the Ascend Mate and its impressive roster of features is a sure fit for your fancy.
First published in Gadgets Magazine, October 2013