The Mega phablet with a powerful processor
Display and configuration
In direct competition to the likes of Note 3, Huawei ascend mate 2 sports a massive 6.1 inch Full HD IPS LCD display with a 5 point multi touch screen for the best possible experience on the phablet. Underneath this lies a 1.6 GHz quad core A9 cortex processor alongside a Adreno 306 GPU to provide crisp responses especially while gaming. 2GB of RAM provided with the device is ample to run multiple tasks simultaneously.
Storage and Camera
Huawei has limited the internal storage to only 16GB which in todays world seems a lot less than needed, but thankfully there is provision for memory expansion via the microSD bay. The primary camera is 8MP and is capable of recording 1080P videos with ease even in low light conditions. The front camera at 1MP is also capable of taking 720P shots and videos.
OS and Connectivity
Despite Android's latest version KitKat being out, the mate 2 is expected to run on JellyBean v4.2.2, but Huawei says it is skinned down and heavily modified with the Emotion UI of the company. Connectivity wise it has 4G, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth, HDMI port and all the fricks and frolicks of a fancy smartphone.
Phablets are not everybody's preferences, but if you are a die hard phablet fan and want the oomph of that extra large display, then the Huawei ascend mate 2 is a great improvement over its predecessor with its powerful processor and upgraded full HD display. This is excellent value for money.