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Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Review


Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

Huawei brings out the heavy hitter to end the year and it is quite a beauty.

Ever since they made it into the smartphone scene, Huawei has become one of the fastest growing manufacturers in the world. They’ve garnered quite a following as well as they have managed to produce affordably priced smartphones that come with features and performance that most users will be happy with. However, the company is looking to step their game up with what
has to be their most impressive offering to date, the Ascend Mate 7. Now, if you like phones that are larger than 4- or 5-inches, then you’re in luck as the Ascend Mate 7 has a 6-inch display.
With a size like that though, the phone is a little unwieldy.

Despite that little niggle, we’re sure those of you who love playing games, reading and watching videos on your smartphones, will love the Full HD IPS LCD display as it is very bright and produces accurate colours. Unlike their more mainstream and entry-level phones, the Ascend Mate 7 is actually made out of aluminium and it feels really solid and premium. Much like other devices using metal or aluminium, it is also comes with a unibody design, which means you can’t remove the battery but more on that later. One thing we did notice is that if you do spend a lot of time gaming or watching videos, the device actually heats up quite a bit, so you may want to limit the time you use the device for more strenuous activities.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 review

As for performance, the Ascend Mate 7 produced scores that can rival any other flagship device from other brands and was smooth and snappy throughout our time with it. Surprisingly though, when we played games like Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger 2, there was noticeable lag. Finally, when it comes to battery performance, the 4,100mAh performs just as well as we expected it too. With
moderate usage, we only had to recharge the phone in two days. So if you don’t like carrying powerbanks with you, then it seems like Huawei has the answer.

Huawei Ascend Mate 7 BENCHMARK RESULTS

3DMark Ice Storm: Maxed out
3DMark Ice Storm (Extreme): 9,034 points
3DMark Ice Storm (Unlimited): 13,754 points
AnTuTu: 42,648 points


While some may consider it to be still a little pricey, we find that for what it offers, the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 is actually quite a good deal as it is still much cheaper than most flagships out there. Of course, if you have a little more spare change, then we suggest getting the RM1,999 variant which comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage.