Huawei Ascend Mate7 

Released July, 2014
  • Android 5.1
  • 4G
  • 6"
  • Octa core 1.8 GHz
There's much about the latest Huawei flagship that sets it apart from the crowd – it's got a very large, 6-inch screen, a metal body, a speedy new processor, and an industry-leading fingerprint sensor implementation.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
As for the color accuracy of the display, Huawei has done a very good job – the average RGBCMY color error (Delta E) is 2.89 – and hues on the whole trail their target values fairly closely, with the exception of magenta.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Features Key features of the Huawei Ascend Mate7

screen size

Ascend Mate7
6"
P8 lite
5"

screen resolution

Ascend Mate7
1920 x 1080
LG G3
2560 x 1440
Galaxy Note 4
2560 x 1440

memory

Ascend Mate7
3 GB
LG G2
2 GB
Xperia Z1
2 GB

processor

Ascend Mate7
Octa core
LG G3
Quad core
LG G2
Quad core

camera resolution

Ascend Mate7
13 MP
Xperia Z1
20.7 MP

Reviews Word on the street for the Huawei Ascend Mate7


9.0
The IPS LCD panel has a pixel resolution of 1080 x 1920, good for 367 pixels per inch.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Like Apple's solution, we're looking at touch-type identification, but here we're talking about even lower response times, and great accuracy.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
It has extras like full-screen mode and incognito tabs, and load times are better-than-average.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
The maximum brightness the screen on the Mate7 can achieve peaks at a little over 480 nits, which is good, and in our experience provided a very adequate viewing experience outdoors.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Apps

For one, it is much fancier than the stock music player, and the visuals are quite attractive.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
And if you somehow run out of juice, the Mate7 will offer its Ultra power saving mode, which turns the device into a feature phone (calls and texts) with a black-and-white UI.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
As for the software, we're looking at a skinned, but stock Android video player, though the company has made some changes with the music one.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Camera

On board at the Ascend Mate 7's rear is a resident 13-megapixel, 1/3.06'' Sony IMX214 sensor, with f/2.0, 28mm wide-angle lens.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Looking at the rear of the Mate7, it's where you'll find the touch fingerprint sensor, with its large square opening and chrome edge, but more on that later.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Last, but not least, the sensor's placement at the back, just under the camera, is well-thought out, as it's where your index finger naturally looks for support.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Video

With the exception of 1080p capture at 30 frames per second (FPS), and 720p HDR video, the Mate7 fails to match what the competition offers, like 4K UHD video, extra-fluid 1080p clips at 60 FPS, and even slow-moes.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Thankfully, Huawei hasn't dropped the ball here, so expect quality 1080p playback of clips with various encodings, including MKV, DivX, Xvid, and H264.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
On the plus side, clips are fluid, and the frame rate does not drop even in darkness.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Battery

Huawei has endowed the Ascend Mate7 with an enormous, 4100 mAh cell.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
If that wasn't enough, the company has also endowed the Mate7 with a 13-megapixel rear camera and a massive, 4100 mAh battery, all fitted within a slender, 7.9 mm profile.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)
Highlights of the software include a theme manager with a wealth of available choices, along with a very detailed and functional power saving tool that will break down power usage based on hardware and software, track apps that are acting up and drawing too much power (and offer to close them), and also even report back the amount of drawn power per entry down to the mAh level.
by PhoneArena (Sep, 2014)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type Super IPS LCD2
Size 6"
Resolution 1920 x 1080
PPI 367 ppi

hardware

Clock speed 1.8 GHz
Number of cores Octa core
RAM 3 GB
Internal storage 32 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 13 MP
Resolution 13 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 5 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ Unknown

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. HSUPA (7.2 Mb/s)
  2. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  3. HSPA (unspecified)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE-A Cat 6 (300/)
  7. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  8. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Capacity 4,100 mA·h

form factor

Weight 185 g
Thickness 7.9 mm
Size 81 x 157 x 7.9 mm

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Android 5.1
Multitasking Yes
App store Android Market
Adobe flash support No
App store size 850,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot No
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v4.0
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