Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G

Improved specs and full compatibility with T-Mobile and AT&T LTE networks

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Huawei is on stage at CES where CEO Richard Yu has just announced the Ascend Mate 2 4G. Building on the original Ascend Mate, which was announced at CES 2013, the new Ascend Mate 2 4G sticks with the same 6.1-inch screen size but steps up the internals considerably.

Most notably of course is the addition of LTE, which will be available in devices worldwide, including the AT&T and T-Mobile networks here in the states. Backing up the new connection is a 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 (MSM8928), 2GB of RAM, 802.11ac and Wifi, Bluetooth 4.0. On the camera front, Huawei is continuing a focus on imaging with a 5MP front-facing unit, and a 13MP Sony BSI sensor in the back.

Focusing on battery life and usage, Huawei claims the Ascend Mate 2 4G is capable of two full days of continuous use, packing a 4050mAh lithium-polymer battery. The device can even act as a charger for other devices — just like an external battery pack — using a MicroUSB cable.

On the software front, Huawei is iterating its Emotion UI with a simpler design, new one-handed features for larger devices and even more options for controlling apps, calls and social networking.

We're still getting through the presser here in Las Vegas, and we'll be updating with additional specs as they become available.

Huawei Ascend Mate 2 4G


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Huawei announces the Ascend Mate 2 4G


Great specs, and huawei got me with LTE support on T-Mobile and AT&T. That"4G" moniker scared me that out was going to be HSPA+, since Ma Bell and T-Mobile have used that moniker for their fake 4G networks.
Hopefully the price isn't much more expensive than other flagships.

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LTE isn't real 4G either... so you can either call both 3G, or call both 4G. HSPA+ isn't any more of a "fake 4G" as LTE.

LTE is the technology that LTE-A, or the "true 4G" I presume you are referring to, is based on. Close enough.

The battery is not that Amazing when you take into account the size of the phone.

I am talking strictly capacity

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Umghh it's actually pretty good.. The Sony Z Ultra is 6.4 but only has a 3050mAh battery..

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That's actually a great size battery, when compared to the battery sizes of other currently available flagship devices.

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I'm not so sure. Doesn't your Note 3 get decent battery life? Granted, this phone has a slightly larger display, but a bump in capacity isn't the worst thing, right?

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I think it's interesting that it can charge other phones.

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I made the mistake of buying the Ascend Mate. It is a decent device but it is seriously lacking power. The screen size is good and the battery life is stellar but that's where the good stops. If you value firmware updates then stay away from Huawei. Non Chinese versions are still on 4.1.2 and the Chinese versions got 4.2.2 only about a month and a half ago. The lag at times is obvious especially when doing GPU intensive tasks and Emotion UI 1.5 is a poor MIUI substitute; although, you could put a launcher on it if this new version of Emotion UI does suck for you. This version is rocking the snapdragon 400 SoC and that is an all round disappointment.

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