Huawei Ascend Mate vs Google Nexus 4
How does Huawei’s monster-screened Ascend Mate stack up against Google’s own Nexus 4?
Huawei announced its Ascend Mate today at CES in Las Vegas, and the big screened device garnered plenty of impressed cooing from the assembled press. But how does the device stack up against arguably the biggest and best Android device around at the moment, Google’s Nexus 4?
Internals & Features
The Huawei Ascend Mate is a pretty powerful device. It is driven by one of the company’s own chipsets which includes a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and as-yet-unnamed GPU – so you shouldn’t want for power when utilizing the Jelly Bean OS.
The device also boasts 2GB RAM, 16GB of on-board storage space, a slot for micro SD cards and, importantly given all the tech, a 4050mAh cell, which promises 48-hours of usage on a single charge.
The Ascend Mate also features an 8-megapixel primary camera and 1.3-megapixel secondary.
Google’s LG-built masterpiece is powered by a Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon chipset which consists of a 1.5GHz ‘Krait’ CPU and Adreno 320 GPU – giving the device oodles of power, and obviously you’ll have the very latest iteration of Android to enjoy it with, Jelly Bean 4.2.1.
On top of that you’ll find 2GB RAM under the hood, and either 8 or 16GB of storage space – but that’s it, there’s no support for micro SD.
The Nexus 4 also weighs-in with an 8-megapixel primary camera and 1.3-megapixel secondary camera too.
Winner – Draw
The crowning glory of Huawei’s Ascend Mate is its 6.1-inch IPS HD display, which operates at a resolution of 768 x 1280 and offers a pixel density of 241PPI.
The screen is super responsive too, so we’re told, allowing users to operate it when wearing gloves – a feature you’ll be mighty glad of when the white stuff starts falling out of the sky.
The Nexus 4’s screen may only be a paltry 4.7-inches by comparison but it’s sure nice to look at. The display operates at a resolution of 768 x 1280 and has a pixel density of 318PPI – which makes for some seriously sharp visuals.
Winner – Draw