Ascend Mate - £320
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Huawei Ascend Mate
The Huawei Ascend Mate is a top-end smart phone that runs on a version of Android Jelly Bean that has been augmented with Huawei's Emotion UI. It has a long battery life and a large HD screen.
This phone has a 6.1 inch HD touchscreen that displays in 241PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Ascend Mate has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 1080p and has a 1MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.5GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 81 out of 100.
The Ascend Mate has an estimated battery life of around 20 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 4050mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. The Battery on this phone is removable.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Ascend Mate comes with 8 or 16GB internal storage (depending upon the model) and an expandable memory card slot which makes it possible for you to add a further 64GB external storage. It also comes with Google Drive installed which gives you an additional 15GB of free cloud storage.
The Ascend Mate has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels. It can also connect to DLNA enabled devices (such as a laptop or smart TV) which enables you to stream content both to and from your phone wirelessly.
The Huawei Ascend Mate has an FM radio and an MP3 player. It is able to integrate with social media via designated Facebook and Twitter Apps and comes preloaded with Google Maps, Gmail, Chrome, Google+ and YouTube. Other apps, such as Instagram, WhatsApp, Snapchat and Spotify are available to download from the Google Play Store, along with the latest music, films, TV shows and games.
It is rare to find a large screen phone with a long battery life. If you are in the market for a comparatively low cost phablet, the Huawei Ascend Mate is certainly worth consideration.