Huawei Ascend Mate vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 2
We take a look at Huawei's newly announced Ascend Mate, and see how the device holds up against Samsung's Galaxy Note 2
Chinese manufacturer Huawei upped the ante at CES today, as it unveiled a mammoth Android-powered phablet dubbed the Ascend Mate. But just how does this newly uncloaked device fair when compared with Samsung’s impressive Galaxy Note 2?
Internals & Features
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 is a mighty powerful device which brings power and adaptability to the fore. Running on the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, it’s driven by an Exynos 4412 Quad chipset, which consists of a quad-core CPU clocked to 1.6GHz and the highly capable Mali-400MP GPU – making it great for gaming.
The device is amply catered for in terms of memory too, with 2GB installed and either 16, 32 or 64GB of on-board storage, with additional space available via a micro SD slot.
The Galaxy Note 2 also boasts a solid 8-megapixel primary camera, which comes with LED flash, autofocus, simultaneous HD video and still capture, face and smile detection, touch focus and image stabilisation, as well as 1080P video capture.
Samsung has also kitted the device out with a 1.9-megapixel secondary camera and a whopping 3100mAh cell.
Huawei’s monster Ascend Mate is no slouch though.
The device runs on one of Huawei’s own chipsets, which offers a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, and as-yet unannounced GPU and the Chinese firm has equipped the device with a massive 4050mAh battery, which should be good for 48-hours of use on a single charge.
The device also comes equipped with 2GB RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and support for micro SD cards too!
In addition to these great features users will find the Ascend Mate kitted out with an 8-megapixel primary camera capable of 1080P video capture and a 1.3-megapixel secondary camera for video-calls.
Winner - Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Samsung’s Galaxy Note 2 boasts a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display which operates at a resolution of 720 x 1280 and chucks out a pixel density of 267PPI.
The display looks great and is super responsive, offering excellent viewing angles and sunlight legibility too. Oh, and if you’re afraid of knocks and scrapes : don’t be, it’s equipped with Corning’s superb Gorilla Glass 2.
The Huawei Ascend Mate however, offers a 6.1-inch IPS HD display which operates at a resolution of 720 x 1280 and has a pixel density of 241PPI – which is almost as good as the Note 2, and given that the Ascend Mate is expected to ship at a significantly lower price, which is something worth remembering.
Winner - Draw